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Chili Pepper in the Urbana Daily Courier

Can powdered chili pepper help with arthritis? Capsaicin, the compound found in peppers that gives them zing or heat, can send signals to the brain, reducing the perception of pain. This compound can be added to creams, gels, and pain-relief patches. This interesting tidbit of information appears in an advertisement in the April 18, 1922 […]

Chicago Whip 1922

What is our responsibility? This was the title of the speech Mrs. Loraine Richardson Green speech gave at the St. Mark’s Lyceum in March 1922. This event, meant to take place on the following Sunday, was mentioned in the March 25, 1922 issue of the Chicago Whip. Mrs. Green obviously felt her responsibility was serving […]

The Twin City Review: A 1920s Labor Newspaper Covering Champaign-Urbana

The Twin City Review went into circulation in November 1920. The Review was originally published in Tolono, Illinois, before relocating to Champaign. The Twin City Federation of Labor published the paper “in the interest of organized labor.” At the time, Champaign County’s primary industries were higher education (the University of Illinois), railroads, and farming.  The Review frequently wrote about […]