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The only suspect in the “Jack the Hugger” case was booked in the old Monmouth police station, which stood at the southwest corner of North Main Street and East Archer Avenue. A new city hall and police station would be built on the site two years later.

‘Jack the Hugger’ terrorized Monmouth in 1913

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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