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Genre: C:ADULT History Non-Fiction

Born: 1957 Evanston, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Keating was born in Evanston. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Illinois, and master of arts and doctorate degrees from the University of Chicago. Currently, she is a professor at North Central College in Naperville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ann Durkin Keating holds the C. Frederick Toenniges Professorship at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. She is a history professor and chair of the History Department. She has taught at the college since 1991 and helped establish the college's Chicago Team, which takes students from all majors into the city to learn about its past and present and to pursue internships there. She spearheaded publication of the book, ''Encyclopedia of Chicago'', and appears regularly as a public speaker and is often quoted as an expert source about Chicago-area history.

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