Skokie Public Library has free, online genealogy collections including: 


  • Skokie Newspaper IndexFind citations to articles that appeared in the Skokie Review, The News, and Life: Skokie edition. 


  • Skokie Newspaper Obituaries – Find citations to obituaries that appeared in The News (1960–1984), Skokie Review (1981–present), and Life: Skokie edition (1978–Oct. 2004). To request full obituaries, email or call the library at 847-673-7774.





  • The VillagerPage through eight issues of The Villager, a short-lived publication from 1958-1959, that covered news from Skokie, Morton Grove, Lincolnwood, Niles, and Golf.


  • The NileHiLite – Browse The NileHiLite, the school newspaper of Niles East, a Skokie high school founded in 1939 and closed in 1980. The newspaper was written, edited, and published by the students in the school’s journalism class and documented high school life, interests, events, and news for four decades.


  • Niles Township Historic Documents Digital CollectionTake a deep dive into local history by exploring primary sources from the 1840s-1940s created by Niles Township leaders, ranging from early township meetings, property tax assessments, and school expenses to the construction of roads and ditches essential for a rapidly growing population.


  • Skokie Stories – Watch and listen to interviews with Skokie residents that capture some of the history and daily life of our village.




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