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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
April, 2008
Volume 61, # 3 Table of Contents

Newspapers in Illinois History

Elijah P. Lovejoy:  A Religious Abolitionist Leader (page 3)
Jourdin Batchelor
Carbondale Community High School, Carbondale
Teacher: Nick Weshinskey

Joseph Medill (page 6)
Christine Buzard
Oregon High School, Oregon
Teacher: Sara Werckle

The Life of Ida B. Wells and Her Influence on Illinois (page 9)
Braden A. Christopher
Washington Gifted School, Peoria
Teachers: Mindy Muriga and Janelle Dies

Standing Up for Equality; Paper in Hand (page 13)
Stephanie Ebbs
Carbondale Community High School, Carbondale
Teacher: Nick Weshinskey

Peoria Journal Star History (page 17)
Breanna M. Elger
Washington Gifted School, Peoria
Teachers: Mindy Muriga and Janelle Dies

Watergate and the Chicago Tribune:  Exposing the Truth (page 21)
Shuangyi Hou
Carbondale Community High School, Carbondale
Teacher: Nick Weshinskey

Walter Ansel Strong (page 25)
Lexie Huston
Oregon High School, Oregon
Teacher: Sara Werckle

Black Newspapers in Danville, Illinois (page 28)
Erica Kirk
Danville High School, Danville
Teacher: Harith Tamimie

Robert A. Abbott – A Voice for Black Americans (page 30)
Austin Kuhl
All Saints Academy, Breese
Teacher: Stephanie Garcia

Virginia “The Duchess” Marmaduke:  Journalism’s Royalty (page 34)
Isabel Olive
Carbondale Community High School, Carbondale
Teacher: Nick Weshinskey

Colonel Robert R. McCormick (page 37)
Molly Oltmanns
Oregon High School, Oregon
Teacher: Sara Werckle

The Chicago Tribune’s Coverage of the Great Chicago Fire (page 40)
Sarah E. Strauss
Washington Gifted School, Peoria
Teachers: Mindy Muriga and Janelle Dies

Ethel Payne:  “First Lady of the Black Press” (page 44)
Ellen Toennies
All Saints Academy, Breese
Teacher: Stephanie Garcia


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