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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

Recently Added Items

Steger School System, 1959-1960

Steger School System 1959 to 1960.pdf

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

History of South Chicago Heights by Louise Michalek

History of SCH Michalek.pdf

A written history of South Chicago Heights

Village of South Chicago Heights: The Past to the Present, 1976

Bicentennial Book SCH 1976.pdf

A booklet published in 1976 in celebration of the US bicentennial and South Chicago Height's history.