This book would not have been possible without the cooperation and assistance of many people, gov­ernmental departments, and Skokie organizations and businesses. Gratefully acknowledged are:

Skokie Government

Mayor Jacqueline Gorell
Clerk Marlene Williams
Trustees Manly R. Croft
  William J. Elliott
  Robert S. Fritzshall
  Frank G. McCabe
  Betty A. Petroski
  George Van Dusen
Counsel Barbara M Meyer
Manager Albert J. Rigoni

Centennial Committee

Honorary Chairman Albert J. Smith
Chairman Frank McCabe
Vice Chairman Albert J. Rigoni
Members Neil Bergman
  Daniel Brown
  John Haben
  Archel Hanson
  Sue Schwartz
  Roberta Sweetow

Special thanks are deeply extended by the author and publisher to the Centennial Book Committee, whose members devoted many hours and special ef­forts so that this book would be accurate, attractive, and representative of the spirit of the village of Skokie:

Chairman Michael C. Van Milligen
Members Sandra Panek Keefe
  Sandra Palmore
  Rosemary Schmitt
  Sue Schwartz
  Richard J. Witry

Acknowledgement is also extended by the author and publisher to the following, whose help and cooperation were given fully and generously in all aspects of the creation of this book, principally the Skokie Public Library, the Skokie Photographic Society, the members of the office of the Village Manager and those in the various village governmental departments

Extraordinary aid, so much so that without it this book would never have come to true fruition, was provided by the Skokie Historical Society, whose museum and headquarters today appropriately occupy the old fire house on Floral Avenue just north of Village Hall. The society’s archives, scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia which have been carefully collected, chronicled, and, in many cases, at the museum displayed were used throughout the creation of this book. This wealth of museum artifacts and other elements of Skokie history are also open to the public at the Historical Society.

Additionally worthy of very special thanks is longtime Skokie resident, Rand McNally & Company, whose initial editorial counsel, project guidance, and dedicated overview of the production of the book were of great help to the author and publisher and a testament to the company’s concern for the village of Skokie.

Author: Richard Whittingham
Producer: Raspail Productions, Wilmette, IL
Book cover and book design: Robert Amft

Copyright © 1988 by the Village of Skokie. All rights reserved.

Printed in the United States of America.

No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in articles and reviews of the book. For information, address the publisher: Village of Skokie, Skokie, Illinois 60077.

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