Commissioned Books

Arlington Heights, Illinois—A Brief History

The village of Arlington Heights is replete with tales of bitter hardship and exalting triumph. From the influx of immigrants and industry to the resurrection of the Arlington Park Racetrack, read the compelling history of a small agricultural village's transformation into a thriving commercial district while preserving its small-town charm and industrious spirit. History Press, Charleston, SC. (2009)

Arlington Heights, Illinois - Downtown Renaissance
Arcadia Press

Created for Arcadia's Images of America series, the soft cover history examines the central business district of Arlington Heights from 1854 and arrival of the railroad to its present nationally praised architectural and economical turn-around.

The book has received considerable press from newspapers and magazines to National Public Radio. It has gone into three printings since 2001.

Chronicle of a Prairie Town - Arlington Heights, Illinois
Arlington Heights Historical Society

This hardcover book was commissioned by the historical society in 1997, making use of local writers and the society's large photo and information archive. We also produced two video tapes for fund raising, one of which won a national Telly Award.

Chronicle of a Prairie Town won two of the State of Illinois' highest awards for historical writing.

Northbrook, Illinois - The Fabric of Our History
Northbrook Historical Society

A hardcover history commissioned by the historical society after reviewing other books including Chronicle of a Prairie Town.