Explore Cicero History

Cicero Demographics

Cicero Census

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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

Western Electric History

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The Eastland Disaster

The Eastland Disaster Historical Society

WTTW Segments on the Eastland Disaster

The Eastland Disaster

Chicago Stories: The Eastland Disaster

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Miscellaneous

Morton East High School History: Morton Over the Years

The Cicero Flying Field

This American Life: Cicero

The Encyclopedia of Chicago

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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

2020 Census

Click image for more info on 2020 Census

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ONLINE RESOURCES

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E-books

To download e-books, you must have a valid Cicero Public Library card. To get started, visit our Magic Wall of e-books

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Library Contact Information

5225 West Cermak Road
Cicero, Illinois 60804
Ph: (708) 652-8084
Fax: (708) 652-8095

Library Hours

Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday CLOSED

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