Illinois took a major step toward eventual statehood when it was split off from Indiana Territory
Lincoln descendant 'Peggy' Beckwith lived life on her own terms
An ALPLM expert offers a few simple tips to extend the life of your family's precious pictures and documents.
Eugene Debs helped organize one of the earliest nationwide labor strikes and wound up in prison.
Letter reveals a young Mary Todd considering a future in Missouri, perhaps with Patrick Henry's grandson
Orion Samuelson was the legendary radio host for Midwestern agriculture. His life was full of events and triumphs over struggle.
The legacy of an event that is over a century old can still be felt in the city of Chicago today.
A bloodstained piece of fabric highlights the true cost of freedom.
Christmases of the past show how strong the American people can be in times of adversity.
New search tool makes it easier for online visitors to see what's on the library shelves at ALPLM and other Illinois institutions.