April, 2003

Illinois History, a magazine for young people

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Illinois History:
A Magazine for Young People

April, 2003
Vol. 56, Issue 3  

Local History


Whittington, Illinois (page 3)
Megan Cripps, Ewing-Northern Elementary School, Ewing
Teacher: David Goss

Chicago Lawn (page 6)
Robert Droel, Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School, Chicago
Teacher: Sandra Cap

The Affects of Irish Immigration on the Illinois Valley and LaSalle County (page 10)
Amanda DuBois, St. Bede Academy, Peru
Teacher: Michael Pomatto

A History of Belleville (page 14)
Sarah Feeley, Belleville Township High School West, Belleville
Teacher: Melissa Schmitt-Crafton

Glen Carbon, "The Valley of Coal" (page 18)
Kristin Hagan, Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Collinsville
Teacher: Michael Voss

The Lovejoy Homestead: The Underground Railroad in Illinois (page 22)
Michelle Hollander, St. Bede Academy, Peru
Teacher: Michael Pomatto

Mound City, Illinois (page 26)
John Lamszus, Anna-Jonesboro High School, Anna
Teacher: Bonnie Heidinger

The Founding of Peoria and Its Environment (page 30)
John Losby, Washington School, Peoria
Teacher: Mindy Juriga

Breese, My Hometown (page 34)
Scott Restoff, All Saints Academy, Breese
Teacher: Stephanie Garcia

S. S. Rushville Victory Ship (page 36)
Curtis Sargent, Schuyler Middle School, Rushville
Teacher: Vicki Harrison

Early Ogle County (page 39)
Brandon Schroeder, Oregon High School, Oregon
Teacher: Sara Werckle

James Robert Williams (page 42)
Amber South, Booth School, Enfield
Teacher: Larry Hughes

Tunneling Through Towns (page 46)
Kyle Sutton, Thornwood High School, South Holland
Teacher: Rob Rose

The History of Riverview Amusement Park (page 48)
Kristin Taylor, Brookwood Junior High School, Glenwood
Teacher: Harry Daley

The Silkwood Inn (page 52)
Celia Voyles, Carbondale Community High School, Carbondale
Teacher: Pat Grimmer

Beverly Hills (page 54)
Zachary Watkins, Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School, Chicago
Teacher: Sandra Cap