Resources to explore recent news, local history

Keep connected, stay informed

Discover anywhere, anytime access to a variety of online resources, connecting you to regional news and local history.

  • Search multiple Chicagoland newspapers at the same time, including Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, and Oak Leaves. Explore NewsBank Chicago »
  • Access historical issues of hundreds of Illinois newspapers, including Oak Leaves (1902-1977), with searchable articles, advertisements, editorials, classified ads, and obituaries. Search NewspaperARCHIVE »
  • Research your Oak Park home’s history, as well as that of more buildings in Oak Park and River Forest. See the Steiner Index »

Discover Chicago history

Love local history? Want to learn more about the Windy City? Check out titles about Chicago history handpicked by our librarians.


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