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Worth Museum Book Release

Come to the Worth Park District Historical Museum as they offer signed copies of their new book published by Arcadia Publishing. The book is part … Read more ›

Weapons used at the Battle of the Little Big Horn
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American Civil War & Indian Wars Exhibit at McCord

The American Civil War & Indian WarsHistory will come alive as the McCord Gallery & Cultural Center presents a rare opportunity to view a museum … Read more ›

Volunteers work in the Together We Cope food pantry in 2011. (Ashley Rueff/TribLocal)

Together We Cope celebrates 30 years in the south suburbs

What started as a clothing collection for one south suburban family in 1982 has grown into one of the area’s largest non-profit groups, serving more than … Read more ›

An axe first used by Tinley Park volunteer firefighters in 1902 will be on display with other pieces of the fire department's history during the month of January. (Ashley Rueff/TribLocal)

Tinley firefighters’ proud history on display at Vogt center

When Tinley Park’s fire department was created Nov. 13, 1901, it boasted 13 volunteers and had no equipment to speak of. In early 1902, the … Read more ›

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Illinois Steel Company – Steel Works Club

History:In 1889, the Illinois Steel Company built the Steel Works Club on the southeast corner of Collins and Irving Streets. The Steel Works Club was … Read more ›

This photograph, circa 1900, show a view of the Oliver Oat Mill, which was located along the I&M Canal in Joliet.
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Oliver Oat Mill Company – Joliet

History:In 1856, Ferdinard Schumacher organized his German Mills American Oatmeal Factory in Akron, Ohio. His plan was to introduce steel-cut oats to the American diet … Read more ›

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In their own words: TribLocal contributors reflect on 9/11

Sept. 11, 2001, dawned bright and clear, but before the day was out indelible memories had been etched into our collective consciousness. For the 10-year … Read more ›

Will County seeks public’s help as it prepares for 175th birthday

As Will County makes plans to  celebrates its 175th birthday,  officials are seeking public input on how to mark the historic occasion. The Will County … Read more ›

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Gettysburg, Lincoln, and the Civil War in America

McCord Gallery & Cultural Center is pleased to present Gettysburg, Lincoln, and the Civil War in America, Thursday, February 24 – Sunday, February 27. The … Read more ›

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The Last Dance (Pearl Harbor Memory)

The heavy fog dampened my hair & my spirits, as I wanted to flaunt my up sweep just like I saw Rita Hayworth do on … Read more ›