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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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That Stubborn Hazel Hogan! 1912

NETTLETON Jailed for his own Safety, WHITE Dies, 1885 HACKMAN

Alexander ROBINSON Dead at 100, 1872 Chief of Pottawatomies closely connected with Chicago history.

City of Chicago Hung Over after New Year's Celebrations, 1912

BRINKLEY Shoots McCARTHY in Front of Wife & Baby, 1909

ACHTERFELDT Arrested for Cutting STOLL's Throat, DeKalb County, 1880

FORRESTER & ANDERSON Drown When Train Goes Down with Bridge, 1897

Tornado Devastates Mt. Carmel, Wabash Co., 1877 WATKINS, NEWKIRK, GOODRICH, TENNIS, EDGAR, BURTON, MOORE, NORMAN, MASTERSON

Terrible Explosion at Marseilles Paper Mill, LaSalle County, 1869 Lots of names!

An Illinois Romance, 1869 One of my personal favorites!

A. J. WILLCOX Writes to the Newspaper, 1881

FOUNTAIN Seeks Family Who May Have Gone to Illinois, 1910

CANTERBURY - MANDEVILLE Engagement Announced, 1909

TSCHAN Murder-Suicide, 1897

GLEASON Helps Guard Railroad, 1888

ABERNETHY Death, 1868

FORRESTER & ANDERSON Drown When Train Goes Down with Bridge, 1897

Tornado Devastates Mt. Carmel, Wabash Co., 1877 WATKINS, NEWKIRK, GOODRICH, TENNIS, EDGAR, BURTON, MOORE, NORMAN, MASTERSON

Terrible Explosion at Marseilles Paper Mill, LaSalle County, 1869 Lots of names!

An Illinois Romance, 1869 One of my personal favorites!

A. J. WILLCOX Writes to the Newspaper, 1881

FOUNTAIN Seeks Family Who May Have Gone to Illinois, 1910

CANTERBURY - MANDEVILLE Engagement Announced, 1909

TSCHAN Murder-Suicide, 1897

GLEASON Helps Guard Railroad, 1888

ABERNETHY Death, 1868

ASPINWALL - SHEETZ Marriage, 1874    READ

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