100 years ago: Spanish flu hit Southern Illinois

Belleville News-Democrat archival headlines from 100 years ago and Kent Zimmerman, of O’Fallon, talks about the Spanish flu epidemic in Southern Illinois.
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Belleville News-Democrat archival headlines from 100 years ago and Kent Zimmerman, of O’Fallon, talks about the Spanish flu epidemic in Southern Illinois.

Bars stayed open as churches closed during 1918 Spanish flu that killed 147 in Belleville

March 06, 2018 11:30 PM