From a one-story project to a thirteen-building complex, Jane Addams' Hull-House was a success in progressive reform that is still discussed today.
Looking back at a notorious episode in Illinois history -- the Haymarket "Riot"
Museums rarely have all the artifacts they need for an exhibit. Loans between museums help fill these gaps.
Before there were highways and railroads, river travel dominated trade and transportation.
A look at obituaries of the past from the presidential library's huge newspaper collection
The Land of Lincoln was also a land of bitter divisions during the Civil War.
For an area as important as the Midwest, it is still vaguely defined.
Illinois took a major step toward eventual statehood when it was split off from Indiana Territory
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.