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Full text of newspaper 1985 to the present.
Chicago Tribune Historical Archive
Full text of newspaper 1849 – 1987.
Coming of Age - Downers Grove 1830s to the 21st Century
Unique Downers Grove sources available at the library for local history and genealogy.
Downers Grove Historical Society
Includes photos and video about Downers Grove history as well as information about the Historical Society.
Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago
This free new resource offers a wealth of information on Chicago's past. It is the electronic version of the highly acclaimed book and is sponsored by the Chicago Historical Society, the Newberry Library, and Northwestern University.
Searching for Chicago History
Unique sources at the library for researching Chicago history.