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Tales of the Courthouse: Crimes and Punishments

Event Type: Historical Program Series
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 7/15/2014
Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Time: 8:45 PM
Description:
 Learn about the early years of crimes and cases tried in DuPage County. When DuPage County was carved out of Cook County in 1839 - it was sort of the Wild West. Laws were not established to cover all the un-neighborly acts and stealing horses was widespread.

The tales of Crimes & Punishments in DuPage County encompasses the struggles and bad behavior by citizens for governmental control. Listen to the specifics of DuPage County’s famous, spectacular, and horrific crimes as described in numerous newspapers and publications. Learn the details of the murder trails in 1913 and 1924, including the evidence and investigation by law officials along with the grave punishment issued for both men.
   Map to the Library
Location: Winfield Public Library
Other Information:
The 2014 Historical Program Series is presented in partnership with the Winfield Historical Society.
Contact: Lisa Zink
Contact Number: 630.653.7599