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"Extry! All About the Westside Murder!"

Newsboys -- and some newsgirls -- were the town criers of nineteenth-century Chicago. They sold newspapers by bellowing out the day's sensational headlines. Dozens of newspapers appeared every day, including foreign-language papers like the German Arbeiter-Zeitung. Some papers published both morning and evening editions.

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