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Local History

Please note: The website that hosts our local newspapers and obituary index is currently down. Please use Newspapers.com for newspaper access or contact us for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Online

Index: Libertyville newspaper index 1894-1932

Full-Text:

  • America’s News
    Includes the Libertyville Review, Vernon Hills Review, and Daily Herald

Microfilm

  • Little Fort Porcupine (1845 – 1847 select issues)
  • Waukegan Weekly Gazette (1850 – 1886 select issues)
  • Lake County Independent (February 1894 – April 21, 1916)
  • Libertyville Independent (April 28, 1916 – 1929)
  • Lake County Register (January 7, 1922 – April 1, 1930)
  • Independent-Register (April 3, 1930 – December 1987)
  • The News-Sun (January 1988 – December 1999)
  • Daily Herald (January 1999 – 2023)
  • Libertyville News (1932 – 1941)

Print

  • Libertyville Review Oct 1982-Dec 2004 (Cook Park Library)
  • Vernon Hills Review July 1960-December 2004 incomplete (Aspen Drive Library)

Newspapers

  • Little Fort Porcupine (1845 – 1847 select issues)
  • Waukegan Weekly Gazette (1850 – 1886 select issues)
  • Lake County Independent (February 1894 – April 21, 1916)
  • Libertyville Independent (April 28, 1916 – 1929)
  • Lake County Register (January 7, 1922 – April 1, 1930)
  • Independent-Register (April 3, 1930 – December 1987)
  • The News-Sun (January 1988 – December 1999)
  • Daily Herald (January 1999 – 2023)
  • Libertyville News (1932-1941)

Local records

  • High School Board of Education Board Minutes (1916-1926)
  • Libertyville Township Highway Commissioners Record (1888-1972)
  • Libertyville Township Town Record (1850-1965)
  • School Trustees, Superintendent of Schools/ESR Record Book Minutes (1841-1866)


Research Online:


In person:

  • Books – search the local history book collection in our catalog for use in the library
  • Local History File – Over 900 Subject and House Folders with newspaper clippings and other print materials
  • Maps
  • Microfilm (see FAQs for inventory)
  • Newspapers
    • Libertyville Review (October 1982-December 2004, incomplete, at Cook Park Library)
    • Vernon Hills Review (July 1960-December 2004, incomplete, at Aspen Drive Library)
  • Telephone Books (select years 1913-2010)
  • Yearbooks
    • Libertyville High School (1918-1942, 1944-2011, 2014, 2015, 2022 at Cook Park Library)
    • Vernon Hills High School (2001-2012 at Aspen Drive Library)
    • Mundelein High School (1962, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1968 at Cook Park Library)
    • Carmel High School (1968, 1972, 1976-1979, 1981 at Cook Park Library)
    • Highland Middle School (1953-56, 1958-1960, 1962, 1963, 1970 at Cook Park Library)

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