Portal:Illinois/Did you know

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  • ... that pitcher Ned Garvin (pictured) was fined US$100 and released by the Chicago White Stockings in 1902 after he shot a bar owner and pistol-whipped a policeman?
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  • ... that Illinois schoolteacher Abbie Lathrop's mouse number 57 was the origin of the C57BL/6 laboratory mouse (pictured)?
  • ... that eight months after launch, d-CON was selling US$100,000-worth of rat poison per week, a feat that was called "as brilliant a record for a new product as you're likely to find anywhere, anytime"?
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  • ... that the Harriet F. Rees House (pictured) in Chicago was recently moved one block north to make room for a basketball stadium and a 1,200-room hotel?
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  • ... that over 210,000 tickets were sold in the 1867 lottery in which Chicago's Crosby's Opera House (pictured) was one of the prizes?
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  • ...that the staircases of the Monadnock Building (pictured), built in 1893, were the first structural use of aluminum in construction?
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