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The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections contains digital content including images and text from historic newspapers and trade journals. This content is made public by the collection-holding institutions for research, noncommercial, and personal use.
All newspapers published before January 1, 1923 are in the public domain, meaning there are no restrictions on use. Newspapers published on or after January 1, 1923 are subject to copyright protection under U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).
If you are unsure about the copyright status of a particular item in our collection, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.