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The library owns many interesting titles on Abraham Lincoln. Here are a few of the best on all aspects of Lincoln’s life and legacy.
Burnham Plan Centennial: The Man and the Ideas That Shaped the Development of Chicago
Books and websites about Daniel Burnham and the 1909 Plan of Chicago.
Chicago Stories II
In this second edition we highlight new true stories in our collection for your interest and enjoyment representing more people, places and events around Chicago.
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.