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This special section of The Olden Times features old newspaper articles from or about Illinois and Illinois families.

You'll find old news articles, obituaries, birth & marriage announcements, ads and more. See the links at the top of this page to go to the Index of Names, to search this site or to take a look at the site map.

Each of these was scanned from an original issue of an old newspaper in my personal collection. They appear in the order in which they were added to this website. Be sure to check for archived stories, since I move them from this page to the Archives periodically.

Note: The Index of Names is always your best bet for finding a specific name!

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Effie BAKER Death, Tuberculosis, 1888

Fire at Mackinaw, Tazewell County, 1888    LANTIS

John J. PENDERGAST, alias George PERRY, dies at Kansas City,  1888

HOFFMAN Birth, Bloomington, 1888

DOAN Death at Jacksonville, Morgan Co., 1874

Vintage Recipe: Stewed Duck, 1878

J. B. POTTER Found Dead in Chicago Hotel Room, 1879

BUTCHER Death at Galena, Former Maine Resident, 1857

Rev. READ to Relocate from New York to Illinois, 1861

Bertie BATES Beheaded by Train, Danville, 1887   SNYDER

William FISHBACK, Candidate for Sheriff, Commits Suicide, Macoupin Co., 1872

Hardin PARKS Funeral Card, Winchester, 1925   MURRAY, JOHNSON


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Wheaton Businessmen Receive no Clemency, DuPage County, 1913   KELLEY, KARSTENS, HERRICK, GALLIVAN

Detectives MAHER & IVES Arrest Frank MILLER, Others for Gambling in Chicago, 1913

HILL Death, Alexander County, 1871

BROWN - HUBERT Marriage, Coles County, 1872

BRIGHT - WOODS Marriage, Coles County, 1872

Clement GALLION Hangs for DILLEY Murder, Henry Co., 1881

A. N. FORD Offers Farm for Sale, near Kewanee, 1859

SMITH - CARPENTER Marriage, Oswego, 1913

Recipes: Cream Scones, Grape Marmalade, and Mint Punch, 1913

SCOVIL - SPRINGER Marriage, 1871

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