Having served as local history librarian for decades, Jane Rozek knows Schaumburg Township.
Curious about your family's roots in the village? Want to learn more about the first European settlers in the area? Can't remember what used to be at the corner of Higgins and Roselle way back when?
Come to the Library and you'll find:
- Local author speaking events focusing on Chicagoland history
- The Illinois Collection, a special area of materials on the Second Floor focusing on all things Illinois, including infamous residents like John Wayne Gacy and Al Capone
- Online access to local newspapers, including the Daily Herald and Chicago Tribune
Started in 2001, this historical collection features digitized images and materials from the Schaumburg area.
Find full-text articles from more than 400 newspapers across the United States, including the Daily Herald back to 1901.
Find full-text Chicago Tribune articles from 1849 through 1993.
Images of the front page as it appeared from early 1900 through 1984. Obituaries and death notices available from 1860 to 1984, as well clippings indexed by Tribune staff from major stories and events from the 1920s through 1984.
Learn about Schaumburg Township's past, including its first recorded settlers and local customs.
The Cook County Clerk offers access to historical vital records from Cook County, Illinois through its website, including:
- Birth certificates 75 years or older
- Marriage licenses 50 years or older
- Death certificates 20 years or older