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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 email@example.com.
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…
Photos from the Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library local history archive that do not have any information attached to them.
Recently Added Items
A yearbook of Steger schools from the 1959-1960 school year.
A written history of South Chicago Heights
A booklet published in 1976 in celebration of the US bicentennial and South Chicago Height's history.