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We are in the process of digitizing the local history collection from the Steger Historical Society, the South Chicago Heights Historical Society, and personal donations that are housed at the Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library.

You'll see some things here that make you feel happy, and maybe some that make you sad, too, but we look forward to creating this space where we can see what life was like for the people who used to live in our neighborhoods.  

Many of these items are missing key information. If you recognize any of the individuals, locations, or dates, or would like to contribute to the collection, please email jess@sschlibrary.org.

Recently Added Items

Postmaster General Name Change Request, Steger, 1900

Steger Name change postmaster general.pdf

Copy of letter from the postmaster general in 1900 denying the request from the village of Steger to rename the local post office from "Columbia…

South Chicago Heights Volunteer Fire Department, 1939

South Chicago Heights Volunteer Fire Department 1939.pdf

South Chicago Heights Volunteer Fire Department, 1939. Names unknown.

South Chicago Heights Volunteer Fire Department, undated

South Chicago Heights Fire Department undated.pdf

South Chicago Heights Volunteer Fire Department, undated