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Crime reporter topic of Western Springs Historical Society lecture

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 1:39 p.m. CST

WESTERN SPRINGS – Western Springs resident Ione Quinby was the first female reporter to cover the crime beat at the Chicago Evening Post during the 1920s. 

Quinby is the topic of a new book by authors and historians Genevieve McBride and Stephen Byers, who will speak about Quinby's drama-filled life Oct. 2 at Thomas Ford Memorial Library. The couple will present highlights from their book as part of a lecture sponsored by the Western Springs Historical Society. 

The event is free and starts at 7 p.m. Register at the library, online at www.fordlibrary.org, or by calling 708-246-0520. 

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