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Local history

The Chicago Ridge Public Library houses a Local History Room located in the Eugene L. Siegel Municipal Complex at 10455 S. Ridgeland Ave. Visits can be made to the history room and are by appointment only. Please contact Adult Services at 708-423-7753. If you are interested in donating to the collection please contact the library.

Chicago Ridge Online History Collection

In 2006, the library received a grant from the Illinois State Library to digitize material documenting the history of Chicago Ridge. The resulting online project includes photographs, newspapers, interviews, narratives, and original artwork. Click here to view the collection!

Images of Chicago Ridge Flickr page

Images donated and owned by the library are displayed on this page via Flickr. Click here to view the full collection!

Images of America: Chicago Ridge

Ed Maurer Jr. and the Chicago Ridge Public Library published a book on our town's history in January of 2014. Copies of the book can be purchased at the library for $20.