Online Resources
Reading Materials and Links

I don't want to share things that might violate copyrights, so let's get it out of the way now that this is an educational site... 

Content is either hosted directly by SouthCookExplore or linked to its original source.  Links are also in here because I can. Some content linked here provides citations to Instagram posts.

SouthCookExplore Hosted Content

Historic Buildings in Worth - Created by the Worth Park District  Historical Museum Association in 2001, and revised in 2007.  Features backgrounds on historic homes in Worth. 

The History of Worth, 1st edition - Written mid 60s or 70s? 

The History of Worth, 2nd edition - Created by the Worth Park District  Historical Museum & Historical Society in 2006. Features similar content to Images of America: Worth IL

SouthCookExplore in The Daily Southtown - Sept 19, 2022 by Paul Eisenberg 

Internet Links

Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields: Illinois - collection of photos and information on former airfields around Chicagoland

Architectural Resources in the Lemont Historic District - 70+ pages of historic architecture in Lemont hosted by the City

Carl's Harvey / Dolton / Riverdale Photo Albums - 60 photo albums containing who knows  how many resources...this page is great

Chicago History in Postcards - The database of early to mid-20th century Chicagoland postcards 

Clear-Ridge Historical Society - Clearing - Garfield Ridge Historical Society - Chicago 

Downers Grove Historic Survey - 2013 survey of four areas in Downers Grove

DuPage County Historical Society - A fantastic resource for all things DuPage County

FRRANDP - Forgotten Railways, Roads and Places - all sorts of cool finds from old lines 

Harvey History 1890 - 1962 - Digitized copy of History of Harvey, IL 

IanHistor's Matteson Landmarks Guide - a 20 year old guide to historic locations around Matteson

Industrial History - Dennis is the resource for old photos and detailed information on the industrial Midwest

Matt's Old Mokena - Detailed information on old buildings and history in Mokena

Oak Forest Historical Places - The best resource online for all things Oak Forest

Rab City - local artist also on Instagram @RabCity

Will County Rural Surveys by Township - Will County Historic Preservation Commission's PDF's on the 24 townships in Will County