Tara McAndrew McClellan Stories Of The Enslaved In Illinois By Tara McAndrew McClellan • Feb 14, 2020 One was sold away from her children. Another was freed and became a businessman. Others were freed only to be kidnapped and sold back into slavery. These are just a few stories of people who were enslaved in Illinois. Little Soldier, Big Mystery By Tara McAndrew McClellan • Dec 29, 2018 An Illinois woman posed as a man and served in the infantry during the Civil War. Was she transgender?