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January, 2008

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Illinois History, a magazine for young people

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Illinois History:
A Magazine for Young People

January, 2008
Vol. 61, Issue #1

Immigration in Illinois History


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Eric Jansson, the Pathway for Swedes to America (page 4)
Dominic Antonacci
All Saints Academy, Breese
Teacher: Stephanie Garcia

Italian Immigrants to Collinsville (page 8)
Meghan Brunton
Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Collinsville
Teacher: Michael Voss

Forging a Pan-Ethic Identity: The Founding of the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Illinois (page 11)
Robert J. Diehl
University Laboratory High School, Urbana
Teacher: Adele Suslick

Early French Immigration to Peoria (page 17)
Alexa M. Eggers
Washington Gifted School, Peoria
Teachers: Mindy Juriga and Janelle Dies

Yiddish Theater: A Hope in the Face of Hardship for Eastern European Jewish Immigrants in Chicago, 1880s to 1940s (page 21)
Jamie Ehrenpreis
Niles North High School, Skokie
Teacher: Sarah Stucky

Swedish Immigration in Rockford (page 26)
Colleen Herman
Oregon High School, Oregon
Teacher: Sara Werckle

A History of Breese (page 30)
Joseph Kasson
All Saints Academy, Breese
Teacher: Stephanie Garcia


German Immigration to St. Clair County, Illinois (page 32)
Chase Keirn
Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Collinsville
Teacher: Michael Voss

Japan House (page 36)
Alan Kessler
University Laboratory High School, Urbana
Teacher: Adele Suslick

The Swiss Settlement of Highland, Illinois (page 40)
Brittany Koch
Carbondale Community High School, Carbondale
Teacher: Nick Weshinskey

Greek Immigration to Illinois (page 44)
Jimmy Lymberopoulos
Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Collinsville
Teacher: Michael Voss

Chicago, Crime, and Italians (page 49)
Suhaila Meera
Carbondale Community High School, Carbondale
Teacher: Nick Weshinskey

The Spreading Art of Tae Kwon Do (page 53)
Natsuki Nakamura
University Laboratory High School, Urbana
Teacher: Adele Suslick

Dr. Octavius Lumaghi – A Collinsville Icon (page 57)
Rachel Scrum
Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Collinsville
Teacher: Michael Voss

Immigration Essay: Chinese Heritage School (page 60)
Brian Wang
University Laboratory High School, Urbana
Teacher: Adele Suslick

Immigration with Integrity: The Korean Church of Urbana-Champaign (page 64)
Richard Wang
University Laboratory High School, Urbana
Teacher: Rosemary Laughlin

Immigration in Mount Morris and the Surrounding Areas (page 68)
Jessica Weller
Oregon High School, Oregon
Teacher: Sara Werckle

Jean Baptiste Point DuSable (page 72)
Quentin White-Westerfield
Carbondale Community High School, Carbondale
Teacher: Nick Weshinskey

Chinese Students at the University of Illinois (page 75)
Alex Zhai
University Laboratory High School, Urbana
Teacher: Rosemary Laughlin


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