Documents Tagged ‘madam’

“Retired Peoria Madam: ‘I look back and wonder how I did it all'”

Archive Entry Date: 10/3/98

Karen Connally, one of Peoria’s last madams, reflects.

“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

Adaline Cole, Colored Queen of Peoria’s Underworld

Archive Entry Date: 1870s-1890s

Ad Cole, 19th-century madam, brought glamour and audacity to North Washington St.