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Listings starting with C

Chicago Sun-Times

From Newsbank – Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online.

Chicago Tribune Historical Archive

Contains 2.5 million obituaries and death notices, front pages from 1900 through 1984, and selected articles from the newspaper’s clipping files. Paid ads are excluded.


Listings starting with L

Libertyville Newspapers

Search or browse the Lake County Independent (1894-1906), Lake County Independent/Waukegan Weekly Sun (1906-1916), Libertyville Independent (1916-1927) and Lake County Register (1923-1927). Additional years are available on microfilm at the Cook Park Library.


Listings starting with N

Newspapers.com

An extensive database that provides online access to 4,000+ historical newspapers dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s. Contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers.

Newspapers.com Library Edition

An extensive database that provides online access to 4,000+ historical newspapers dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s. Contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers. For a listing of local newspapers in this database, see our Local History page.


Listings starting with S

Sanborn Maps

In-Library Use Only

Large scale plans of a city or town drawn to the scale of 50 feet to an inch. Features an archive of maps from 1867-1970.


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Cook Memorial Public Library District

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