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Chicago Sun Times

Available in paper copy ~ current month + 1

Chicago Tribune

Online 1985-Current
ProQuest -Full Text Search 1849-1985
Available in paper copy ~ current month + 1

Daily Herald

Online from 1997-Current
Available in paper copy ~ current month + 1

DuPage Press

Available on microfilm:
7 November 1954 – 13 November 1954
8 January 1955 – 19 November 1955
2 January 1956 – 31 December 1956

Elmhurst Doings

Available on microfilm ~ 19 April 2001 – 23 December 2010
* Elmhurst Local History Index ~ 19 April 2001 – 23 December 2010

Elmhurst Enterprise

Available on microfilm ~ 6 July 1894 – 23 June 1899

Elmhurst Independent

Available in paper copy ~ 1 year
Available on microfilm ~ 19 September 2001 – Present
* Elmhurst Local History Index ~ 19 April 2001 – September 21,2017

Elmhurst Leader

Available on microfilm:
14 June 1929 – 6 December 1929
12 July 1929
25 August 1936 – 22 December 1936
1938 – 30 July 1951

Elmhurst Press

Title changed to Elmhurst Suburban Life after October 2013
Available on microfilm: (There is no record of the Elmhurst paper between 1899 & 1918 because of a fire. December 1922 to December 1928 were also lost in a fire.)
4 January 1918 – 12 June 1918
17 December 1918 (this day only)
28 February 1919 – 1 December 1922
4 January 1929 – 27 December 1929
January 1931 – October 2013
* Elmhurst Local History Index ~ 12 June 1985 – October 2013
Microfilm Index (A librarian will need to assist you. Ask for details.) __?__ – 1985

Elmhurst Suburban Life

Previously titled Elmhurst Press
Available in paper copy ~ 1 year
Available on microfilm ~ 4 October 2013 – Present
* Elmhurst Local History Index ~ 4 October 2013 – September 22, 2017

Suburban Life

Available on microfilm: 6 March 1997 – 15 September 2000
* Elmhurst Local History Index ~ 6 March 1997 – 15 September 2000

Suburban Press

Available on microfilm ~ 6 January 1931 – 15 December 1931

Wheaton Illinoian

Available on microfilm:
2 January 1885 – 3 September 1886
10 September 1886 – 15 November 1889


Alphabetical list of hard copy magazines & newspaper owned at EPL

Subject list of hard copy magazines & newspaper owned at EPL

Yearbooks from Local Elmhurst Schools
These are available for IN HOUSE USE ONLY. You must present an ID to gain access to the yearbook collection.

  • Immaculate Conception- 1945, 1955-1967, 1969-1977, 1980-1982, 1984-current
  • Timothy Christian- 1972-1975, 1977-1983, 1985-current
  • York Community High School- 1922-1929, 1942-1989, 1991-current

* Elmhurst Local History Index This is an index of several local Elmhurst, IL newspapers. With this tool you can find a citation for a specific newspaper article. The following newspapers are covered: Elmhurst Doings (March 2001-present), Elmhurst Independent (September 2001-present), Elmhurst Press (June 1985-2013), Elmhurst Suburban Life (Oct 2013-present), Suburban Life (March 1997-September 2000).