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CICERO HISTORY & INFORMATION

Demographics

Cicero Census
http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/cf/1.0/en/place/Cicero town, Illinois/ALL

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Cicero History

Full text of The Town of Cicero: History, Advantages, and Government, by Walter Bishop Spelman, A.B.

Cicero, IL, Encyclopedia of Chicago

What Was There: Historical Photos of Cicero Buildings

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Western Electric & Hawthorne Works

Hawthorne Works Museum @Morton College
http://www.morton.edu/hawthorne_museum

Western Electric History
http://www.beatriceco.com/bti/porticus/bell/westernelectric_history.html

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The Eastland Disaster

The Eastland Disaster Historical Society
www.eastlanddisaster.org

WTTW Segments on the Eastland Disaster
http://interactive.wttw.com/search-results?as_q=eastland%20disaster

The Eastland Disaster
http://www.beatriceco.com/bti/porticus/bell/eastland.html

Chicago Stories: The Eastland Disaster
http://interactive.wttw.com/a/chicago-stories-eastland-disaster

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Miscellaneous

Morton East High School History: Morton Over the Years
https://il01904869.schoolwires.net/domain/117

The Cicero Flying Field
www.lincolnbeachey.com/cicero.html

This American Life: Cicero
www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/179/cicero

The Encyclopedia of Chicago
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org

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Doing genealogy research?

The Cicero Public Library offers access to Heritage Quest for all in the library and remotely for Cicero Public Library cardholders and access to Ancestry for all in the library.
The library also offers access to the Chicago Tribune online archives for all in the library and remotely for Cicero Public Library cardholders.
To access these resources, please visit our online resources.

The library also has microfilm for the following newspapers:

Suburban Leader
March 2, 1927 – November 28, 1929 (incomplete, some issues missing)

Cicero Life
January 18, 1933 – March 29, 2013

 

 

 

 

Library Contact Information

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Cicero, Illinois 60804
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