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Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Illinois


Coles County



Additional Resources

Chicago Historical Society

Chicago Public Library

Famous Trials (Includes 1919-21 “Black Sox” scandal, Leopold and Loeb trial of 1924, and the Chicago Seven trial of 1969-70)

Fort Sheridan

Homicide In Chicago 1870-1930 (Database of 11,000 homicide case files, and related materials, through Northwestern University)

South Side Jazz Club Project (Database of Chicago’s jazz clubs in the era of the Great Migration, through the University of Chicago Library)

Weird and Haunted Illinois (Perhaps more fun than scholarly)