Local History Archives

If you are looking for a document about our community’s history, this is the place for you.  Please consult with our Adult Services Reference staff to view any of the documents listed below.  Our adult Services department can be reached by calling (847) 546-7060, prompt 4. 

 

Maps –

Round Lake Area Maps distributed by the Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, from 1970 – 1998 (6 various years).

Glacial maps of Illinois 1960 and 1970 – (2)

Landforms of Illinois 1980 

Lake County Township zoning maps 1987 and 1989 (2)

Avon Township Zoning maps 1989, 1998 – Draft copy 1999, final 1999

Grant Township Zoning maps 1989, 1998, 1999 – Draft copy 1988

Fremont Township – Draft copy 1988

Lake Villa Township – Draft copy 1988

Townships of Avon and Lake Villa showing Fire Protection and Library Districts in Round Lake, Grayslake and Lake Villa towns, 1978

Flood Boundary and Floodway map of the Village of Round Lake, Illinois, 1980

 

History information for Round Lake area villages –

Village of Hainesville and Lake County area – Photocopies of pictures and newspaper articles of historic interest, some in sleeves 

 Photocopy of “Reflections of Hainesville: Past and present”, 1976, unbound  

“Bicentennial Historical Journey through Lakeland”, Lakeland Publishers, July 1, 1976, cardboard binder

“Grant Township 150 Years of Growth & Progress”, by Ruth Sutton, published by Lakeland Publishers, ca. 2000

Round Lake Area Historical Society calendars – 1985 through 1989

“2013-2014 Round Lake Area Community Guide” Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry (2 copies)

Five Round Lake Area Village halls postcard, u.d. (2 copies) by Round Lake Historical Society

 

Village of Round Lake –

 “Round Lake, Illinois original certificates of title deeds”, cardboard binder

Photographs, postcards, and photocopies of various newspaper articles

Railroad Model Craftsman modeling plans for carriage repair & blacksmith shop that previously existed in the town of Round Lake.

“The Big 100 – 1912-2012, St. Joseph Church, Round Lake, Illinois

“Village of Round Lake Celebrating 100 Years, 1908-2008” by Pioneer Press, c2008

Framed picture of Main St., Round Lake, IL, c1916 (envelope)

 

Village of Round Lake Beach –

Postcard of Altman’s Flower Gift Shop and Emporium, 2004

“25 - 1937-1962 Silver Anniversary of Round Lake Beach” (2 copies in binders, 1 unbound)

“Village of Round Lake Beach is celebrating their 50th anniversary” souvenir book (3 copies)

“A mystery no longer, Marine gets town’s salute : Sibling sleuths help rededicate park to fallen WWII hero.” by Lisa Black, Chicago Tribune, and Saturday July 6, 2013

 

Village of Round Lake Heights – 

Photocopy of Indian Hill School (in sleeve)

“Heights to celebrate its 20th anniversary”, 1980 (page 1 & 2 in sleeve)

“Silver – 25th – Jubilee of Village of Round Lake Heights, Illinois, 1960-1985”, published by Mandel & Associates, 1985 (1 copy laminated, 1 in cardboard binder, 1 unbound)

“Round Lake Heights, celebrating 40 years”, by Lakeland Media, complimentary copy, 2000

“Village of Round Lake Heights – 50 years – 1960-2010” by J. & G. Marketing Solutions (2)

“The History of Indian Hill/Round Lake Heights Illinois 60073, 1947-2010”, Anonymous author

 

Village of Round Lake Park –

“His first century is behind him”, News-Sun, Aug. 15, 1971 (in sleeve)

“Rites for W.J. Murphy conducted in Wisconsin”, Lakeland Newspapers, November 29, 1991 (in sleeve)

“Cuts ribbon for new playground”, Round Lake News, October 20, 1987 (in sleeve)

L.B. Harris advertising, c1935 (3 sleeves)

Village of Round Lake Park Comprehensive Plan, prepared by the Village of Round Lake Park Plan Commission, March 1992, approved in April 1992

Shoreline looking east postcard of Round Lake Park beachfront, n.d.

Shoreline looking west postcard of Round Lake Park beachfront, n.d.

 

Newsletters –

Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce – November 1985 – December 1991

Village of Round Lake – September 1981 – August (?) 1987

Village of Round Lake Beach – June 1981 – Summer 1991

Village of Round Lake Heights – April (?) 1980, May 1980.  Attached to newsletters were copies of articles from the Round Lake News, 1960, chronicling events taking residents of the subdivision called Indian Hill into incorporation of the Village of Round Lake Heights.

Avon Township Assessments, Lakeland Publishers, 2000, 2004 (2)

 

Newspapers –

The Lakes Gazette, Friday, July 3, 1942 (photocopy)

Round Lake Bulletin, Saturday, Oct. 17, 1942 (2 photocopies)

Round Lake Bulletin, Saturday, Oct. 24, 1942 (2 photocopies)

Round Lake Bulletin, Saturday, June 10, 1944 (photocopy)

Round Lake Bulletin, Thursday, November 16, 1944 (photocopy)

Round Lake Bulletin, Thursday, April 26, 1945 (photocopy)

Round Lake Bulletin, Thursday, July 26, 1945 (photocopy)

Bulletin, Round Lake, Illinois, Thursday, September 30, 1948 (1 original [in sleeve], 2 photocopies)

“Feeling good about the Round Lake Area” a salute to the Villages of the Round Lake Area and the people who make up these great communities.  Round Lake News Special Edition, 1988

“Our Town” Round Lake Area, The News-Sun, Monday, February 5, 1990

“Our Town” Round Lake Area, The News-Sun, February 4, 1991

Fore Fronts, Lake County Progress, 2005, Lakeland Newspapers

Fore Fronts 2009, Lake County Journal, Thursday, February 26, 2009

 

Round Lake Schools –

Round Lake Journal, February 23, 1956, Souvenir Edition dedicated to the progress of Round Lake Consolidated School District 43, (in sleeve)

Round Lake Schools in Review from Board of Education, Fall 1985

 Board of Education Annual Report to the People, Fall 2000

School Report Card, 2000

Financial Oversight Panel for Round Lake Unit School District #116, September 2001

School District Data Book, 2001

Community Consolidated School District #46, 2004-2005 Budget

“History of the Round Lake Schools Parent Teacher Association”   Handmade wood and leather album, 1932-1956

“Drug and Alcohol Use among Round Lake Senior High School Students”, binder, 2001-02

“Drug and Alcohol Use among John T. Magee Middle School Students’, binder, 2001-02

Policies of the School Board, Round Lake Community Unit District #116, binder, 1999

33 1/3 rpm vinyl record of the Round Lake Junior High School Concert Band, Performance took place at the Southern Conductors Conference, Hattiesburg, Miss., February 8, 1974, Barbara Buehlman, Conductor.  

33 1/3 rpm vinyl record of the Round Lake Junior High School Concert Band, Performance took place at the School of Music, Naval Amphibious Base, Norfolk, Virginia, April 4, 1975, Barbara Buehlman, Conductor. 

 

Round Lake Area Park District –

Round Lake Area Park District Code, January 1984

 

U. S. Census 1980 –

Data User Training

1980 Census STFIF profile for Round Lake School Dist. 116

1980 Census STF3 profile report for Village of Round Lake

1980 Census STF3 profile report for Village of Round Lake Beach

1980 Census STF3 profile report for Village of Round Lake Heights

1980 Census STF3 profile report for Village of Hainesville

1980 Census data SFT1 for Round Lake Village prepared by Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission

“1980 Census, Lake County ; population, housing, and incomes”, by Lake County Dept. of Planning, Zoning, and Environmental Quality

“Lake County, Illinois, 1980 Census + - composite;  population, housing, plus more”, by Lake County Dept. of Planning, Zoning, and Environmental Quality

1980 Census of Population, Vol. 1, Characteristics of population, number of inhabitants; Illinois, U. S. Dept. of Commerce; Bureau of the Census

Special census population of Round Lake Beach, Lake County, Illinois as of October 9, 1987

 “Round Lake Beach population tops 15,000; growth to add profit”, Round Lake News item referring to special census of 1987

 

U. S. Census 1990 –

Comparative chart of population census’ of 1980 and 1990 for Lake County communities

Donnelly Demographics for Round Lake, 1993

Income, Education, Labor Force & Housing Characteristics (STF3) for Village of Round Lake, 1993

Income, Education, Labor Force and Housing Characteristics (STF3) for Village of Round Lake Beach, 1992

Income, Education, Labor Force and Housing Characteristics (STF1) 1990 census data, Village of Round Lake Park, 1992

Income, Education, Labor Force, and Housing Characteristics (STF3) for Village of Round Lake Heights, 1992

Preliminary 1990 Chicago Area Census totals, Chicago Tribune, August 30, 1990

2 page article regarding Chicago Suburban per capita incomes, Chicago Tribune, Tuesday, June 2, 1992

 

 

Round Lake 1989, a water quality report with management recommendations, Lake County Health Department, Division of Environmental Health, Environmental Engineering Section/Lake Management Unit, June 1990 (2 copies)

 

 

 

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