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This is the first issue of a quarterly journal on the southern suburbs. It is our hope that in some modest way we ~ill add some ideas and some information about the region in which we live. We see a variety of positive, progressive signs of development in this region. We also see a number of recurring problems and dilemmas. All of them demand attention. We solicit your help in identifying topics and data that ought to be communicated. Each issue of the South Suburban Journal will include short articles and commentaries on suburban issues and concerns, Data Pages, Local History Notes; and other items of interest. For this issue we express our thanks for assistance to the staff of the Housing Center, the Matteson Historical Society, the Village of Matteson, and the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at Governors State University. The map was produced by the Instructional Communications Center at Governors State University.


Courtesy of the Park Forest Historical Society Archives. Digitization and posting through a cooperative project of the Park Forest Historical society Archives and Governors State University Archives, August 2017.