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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Fwd: IRISH-IN-CHICAGO-D Digest V02 #95
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 23:14:20 -0600


In our archives from 2002

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> Date: October 28, 2002 10:01:49 AM CST
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> Subject: Re: IRISH-IN-CHICAGO-D Digest V02 #95
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> If anyone is researching Englewood or various parishes in the Town
> of Lake
> (39th St-87th St, State to Cicero, but in fact not too much beyond
> Western) an
> excellent source is the South Side Sun. It was a daily paper
> published from
> 1869 or so until about 1908 in an office near the Stockyards.
> Extant copies
> from May 1884 to 1908 or so are at the Chicago Historical Society
> and at the
> Illinois State Historical at Springfield.
> The Sun was published in the evening. There are only about
> four or five
> death notices per issue. It's value is in the wonderful richness of
> everyday
> events such as parties, notices about injuries or illiness and/or
> recovery
> from illness. There is also crime and mayhem and a good amount of
> tragedy.
> Lots of church and school reporting. And a lot of local politics as
> the Town
> of Lake didn't join Chicago until 1889. Just what you'd expect from
> a daily
> newspaper. Alas no index yet.
>
> John E. Corrigan
>
> (Will soon have a different e-mail address:
>
>
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