Authors on Southland history to appear in Chicago Ridge
BY STEVE METSCH email@example.com May 2, 2014 7:38PM
Updated: June 5, 2014 6:39AM
Local history buffs will have the chance Sunday to talk with authors of four books that deal with days gone by in the Southland.
The free event starts at noon in the meeting room on the lower level of the Chicago Ridge Village Hall.
Worth Trustee Colleen McElroy, curator of the village’s museum, will discuss the book she wrote about Worth’s centennial.
Ed Maurer Jr., a longtime resident of Chicago Ridge, will discuss the book he wrote about that village’s centennial which, like Worth’s, is being celebrated this year.
And Kevin Korst, the historian based at the Oak Lawn Public Library, will discuss two books he wrote — one is about Oak Lawn’s history and the other, released last year, deals with the 1967 tornado that devastated that village.
After each has made their presentation, all three will hold a question-and-answer session with the audience.
“I know there are a lot of people out there interested in history, and we have two centennials going on this year,” Maurer said.
He said he’s encouraged by the interest in his book, which was released in January and drew an overflow crowd to the Chicago Ridge Public Library on a Sunday afternoon.