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Oak Park’s shared public catalog of more than 8 million items from 90 libraries throughout the suburban Chicago area.

Check Illinois

Background checks with search by name, property address, property PIN, or business name, including foreclosures, mortgage records, real estate transactions, building code violations, DUIs, misdemeanors, felonies, tax liens, and more.

Chicago Defender

Search (full-text articles): historical (1999-2019)

Chicago Sun-Times

As of Monday, November 20: Digital scan print editions of the Chicago Sun-Times will no longer be available in PressReader. You still will be able to search full-text articles via NewsBank. Daily editions of the print newspaper will return to the Main Library in January 2024.

Browse (digital scan of print issue): Current (March 2006-present), Sunday edition (October 2018-present)
Search (full-text articles): current full-text articles (1986-present)

Chicago Tribune

Browse (digital scan of print issue): current (last 3 issues) & Sunday edition (July 2018-present)
Search (full-text articles): current (1985-present), online edition (2017-present) & historical (1849-1997)

Christian Science Monitor

Browse (digital scan of print issue): current (October 2003-present)
Search (full-text articles): current (1980-present)

Consumer Health Complete

Content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

Consumer Reports

Ratings, reviews, recommendations, and buying advice from the source that buyers trust.

Consumers’ Checkbook

Ratings on Chicago-area service providers, such as auto repair shops, plumbers, dentists, banks, and insurance companies.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Search (full-text articles): current (1996-present)

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