Illinois State Library

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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cynthia L. Ogorek  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Hammond, IN

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Illinois Connection

I was born and raised in the Calumet Region and for most of my life have been a resident of Calumet City, Illinois. I have also lived in River Forest where I attended Dominican University and the Hegewisch, Hyde Park and Edgewater neighborhoods of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

I am a public historian, author and speaker. My company is called ''The Public Historian''.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


  • Superior Achievement, Illinois State Historical Society, 2009,
  • The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago

  • Mate E. Palmer Communications Prize, Nonfiction Book

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    Please see my website for a complete list of the programs that I offer to historical societies, church groups, women's clubs and any other organizations that would enjoy a program based on a historical event or person.