Documents Tagged ‘diamond lil’

Miss Diamond Lil’

Archive Entry Date: 2/2011

An account of the rise and fall of Diamond Lil', a well-connected black madam in 1920s and 1930s Peoria

A cruise on Adams was a Walk on the Wild Side

Archive Entry Date: 3/26/2001

Peoria's red light districts were once the playground of teenage boys

Play in Peoria Not Like in Old Days

Archive Entry Date: 11/2/1980

An AP reporter's survey of a century of prostitution in Peoria

“Diamond Lil” Found In Cell; Keeps Silence

Archive Entry Date: 12/27/1931

Diamond Lil, a black madam in Peoria, was squeezed by the DA but refused to name names

Diamond Lil

Archive Entry Date: 9/28/1930

A brief history of the end of Diamond Lil

Eaton Street, home of Diamond Lil’s resort

Archive Entry Date: 1930s

The street in the red-light district where Marie Pryor settled — and where Peoria's most famous 20th-century madam plied her trade