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Illinois Newspaper Project Receives NEH Grant

We are delighted to announce that we’ve received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts  to participate in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) again in 2022-2024. The Illinois Newspaper Project has contributed more than 500,000 pages of Illinois newspapers to the NDNP (all available in Chronicling America as well as in the […]

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 […]