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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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$300 Reward for Capture of Murderer! Hamilton Co., 1877 FARRIS, CAMPBELL, BLADES

Another Person Missing on the West Side, Chicago, 1913 JARZYSKI

Alice SING May not Attend Murdered Husband's Funeral, 1913 BAER

FURST Falls to his Death, Chicago, 1913

Ernest BORELLI Fined for being "Masher," 1913 CLEMENTS, MAHONEY

Della WESTBURG Missing in Chicago, 1913

Accused Murderer SCHNEIDER Denied Bail, 1913 LOGUE, FAITH, BRENTANO, KERSTEN

Lady Golfer Anna MANSON Fined for Speeding at 25 MPH, DuPage County, 1913 HERRICK

Near-Suicide Gets Chance from Generous Judge, 1913 MAHONEY, HOFFMAN

SCHULTZ & HEISER Guilty of Slavery Charges, 1913 BAIR, MARR, LANDIS

Child Brides Want their Freedom, Aurora, 1913 HAGEN, FAY, LAMBERT, VAN HOLT

ELLET - LITTLE Marriage, Macoupin County, 1850 LIPPINCOTT

Horace SMITH Drowns in Mississippi River, IL Native, 1877 HATHAWAY

MORIARTY Arrests BOSSMAN for Insulting Flag, Chicago, 1917

Desperadoes Murder Sheriff in Calhoun County, 1881 LAMMIE, MAXWELL, WILLIAMS, CHURCHMAN, McNOFF, ROBERTS, HAYES, CLENDENNING

WILDE Death, Chicago, 1859

BURHANS Death, Chicago, 1859

Dandelion Wine Recipe, 1915

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