Images of the Ridge
Chicago Ridge will have its history encapsulated in a photographic history book being compiled by two residents and the assistant director of the Chicago Ridge Public Library.
Village residents Kathy McSwain and Ed Maurer, and library assistant director Kathryn Sofianos are seeking help from the community to put together their book to be published by Arcadia Publishing as part of its “Images of America” series. The trio is seeking interviews with residents as well as photos and other historical information about Chicago Ridge.
“We think this book is going to be a great book about Chicago Ridge,” Maurer told the Village Board at a meeting last month.
The proceeds from book sales will go to the Friends of the Chicago Ridge Library and the nonprofit organization Transitions, which provides counseling services for youths.
Arcadia last year published books about both Worth and Oak Lawn. The Worth book was compiled by Worth Historical Museum curator Colleen McElroy, while Oak Lawn’s was compiled by Oak Lawn Public Library local history coordinator Kevin Korst.
— Kevin Coyne