Kathi Kresol, Historian & Writer
Rockford, Illinois

Kathi Kresol has been researching Rockford’s history for many years, and she loves sharing the stories she collects during her research.

Kathi is a member of the Rockford Historical Society and has worked at the Rockford Public Library for years.

In addition to her writing, Kathi’s presentations on Rockford’s history are very popular.

Need a speaker at an upcoming event?

Kathi is available to speak to your class, group or organization.  She can talk about interesting people and events from Rockford’s history; or she can reveal some of the dark secrets from Rockford’s more mysterious past.

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Kathi Kresol

Read Kathi’s Original Non-Fiction Stories

Kathi is a prolific writer and you can find her non-fiction stories online and in print.

Kathi regularly publishes new stories on her website hauntedrockford.com.

She also writes a regular column “Voices from the Grave”, for The Rock River Times.

You can read a selection of her previously published articles on our Articles page, click here.

Kathi’s 2015 book “Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, Illinois” is available in bookstores throughout Rockford, as well as from the Online Gift Shop at Haunted Rockford Gifts.

Now available, “Haunted Rockford, Illinois”, Kathi’s newest book, and companion volume to 2015’s “Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, Illinois.”

Additionally, Kathi’s stories appear frequently in compilations featuring local Rockford writers.


Through Haunted Rockford Events, Kathi shares her love of Rockford’s history with hundreds of people every year.

 She organizes and hosts haunted tours, paranormal investigations, live gallery readings, and other events year round at locations in and around Rockford, Illinois.

For more information, visit Haunted Rockford Events online.