Documents Tagged ‘murder’

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

2 Women Entertainers Slain In Motel

Archive Entry Date: 9/30/1964

Two “entertainers” were murdered at Bris Collins's motel over an unpaid debt

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