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Index

Full-Text:

  • America’s News
    Includes the Libertyville Review, Vernon Hills Review, and Daily Herald 1995-present

Microfilm

  • Waukegan Weekly Gazette (1850 – 1886 select issues)
  • Lake County Independent (February 1894 – April 21, 1916)
  • Libertyville Independent (April 28, 1916 – 1922)
  • Lake County Register (July 4, 1923 – April 1, 1930)
  • Independent-Register (April 3, 1930 – December 1987)
  • The News-Sun (January 1988 – December 1999)
  • Daily Herald (January 1999 – present)
  • 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 - 1922)
  • Lake County Register (July 4, 1923 - April 1, 1930)
  • Independent-Register (April 3, 1930 - December 1987)
  • The News-Sun (January 1988 - December 1999)
  • Daily Herald (January 1999 - present)
  • 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, 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-present, at Cook Park Library)

    • Vernon Hills High School (2001-present, at Aspen Drive Library)

 

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