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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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Pepper Bandit LOGUE Arrested in Chicago, 1916

Lynching of Martin MERA, Iroquois Co., 1871

BENNINGTON Dies Suddenly at SMITH Boarding House; has relatives in IL, 1903

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A Wife's Mistaken Sense of Duty, Chicago, 1912 BRAUN

Louis SMITH is a lucky dog! Danville, 1916

REYNOLDS & VEACH Married on the Highway! 1898



Vintage Postcard View of the Polk Street Depot, Chicago, 1908

RICH Death, 1898

W. L. B. JENNEY of Chicago is Guest at the Bates Hotel, 1874

Wesley Merritt of Chicago Visits Texas, 1910

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Gentlemen's Furnishings at FOSTER's, Next to BARNE & COLBURN, 1858

BERNER Death, Alton, 1872

McCONNELL - WARE Marriage, 1909

Shammin' Abe Nabbed in New York, 1879 SNYDAM, DODRIDGE

BRUCE Murders LEUTZ, 1885

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