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Newsbank

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Black Life In America

Comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from 1704 to the present day. Sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications An easy-to-use online resource available 24/7.

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America’s News

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.  Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including the Breeze-Courier, State Journal-Register and more. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

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HeritageHub

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 - today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

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Breeze-Courier

Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of the Breeze-Courier. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

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Chicago Sun-Times Collection

Explore Chicago area history through local news, events and people with the Chicago Sun-Times Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

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State Journal-Register Collection

Explore Springfield history through local news, events and people with the State Journal-Register Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch Collection

Explore St. Louis history through local news, events and people with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device

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Herald & Review

Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of the Herald & Review. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

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Peoria Journal-Star Collection

Explore Peoria history through local news, events and people with the Peoria Journal Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device