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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

Family photo, Steger residents: Angelo Mongillo and family, 1912

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Photo of Angelo Mongillo (left), early Steger resident and former owner of the Steger Tavern located at Union Avenue and 35th Street. Seated in front…

Family photo, Steger residents: Angelo Mongillo and family

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Early Steger family posing in front of a home on Union Avenue. Shown: Angelo Mongillo and family. Mr. Mongillo owned the Steger Tavern at Chicago Road…

Steger School System, 1959-1960

Steger School System 1959 to 1960.pdf

A yearbook of Steger schools from the 1959-1960 school year.