Eugene Debs helped organize one of the earliest nationwide labor strikes and wound up in prison.
The legacy of an event that is over a century old can still be felt in the city of Chicago today.
Chicago Union Stock Yards opened December 25, 1865. By the turn of the century they provided 25,000 jobs in the meatpacking industry and helped make Chicago the center of the Midwestern economy.
A young machine-gunner from Illinois faces frigid temperatures and overwhelming odds during a key battle in the Korean War.
Illinois history highlights for November include death of Elijah Lovejoy
People researching family trees often seek Denni Hslatel at Lincoln Presidential Library
After a Black teen was killed by a white man, a white mob terrorized local Black neighborhoods.
When a political party is split, the only winners are the opposing party.
Tragedy strikes in what had been the heart of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
From baseball to boxing, Comiskey Park's history is as varied as it is legendary.