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July 2019

Unsolved Crimes of Winnebago County

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Poplar Grove Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum, 5151 Orth Road Ste. A-1
Poplar Grove, IL 61065 United States

Local historian and author,  Kathi Kresol will share some of the stories about unsolved crimes she has uncovered in her research of Rockford's past.  Kathi has been researching Rockford's history for over 10 years for Haunted Rockford Tours and her local newspaper column, "Voices From the Grave."  Her first book, Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, was published in November 2015. The price of admission is $5.00 and can be paid at the door.  There is no fee for museum members. …

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August 2019

Unsolved Crimes of Winnebago County

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tinker Swiss Cottage, 411 Kent Street
Rockford, IL United States

Tinker Swiss Cottage has invited local author and historian Kathi Kresol to share some of the most notorious unsolved crimes in the area.  Kathi has been researching the darker side of Winnebago County history for over a decade.  Her book "Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, Illinois" was published in 2015. The cost for this lecture is $10 for non-members and $5 for Tinker members.  Payment can be made on the Tinker website:  http://www.tinkercottage.com/lectures.html  

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October 2019

Ghastly Crimes and Ghostly Encounters Presentation

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Talcott Free Library District, 101 E Main St
Rockton, IL 61072 United States

Local author and historian, Kathi Kresol shares the strange tales, weird crimes and hidden haunted history of Northern Illinois.  From haunted houses to eerie cemeteries, lost spirits, dark crimes and more, Kathi has spent more than a decade collecting the spooky tales of the region! This event is free and registration is not required.  

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Unsolved Crimes of Winnebago County Presentation

October 11 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Rock River Branch Library, 3128 11th Street
Rockford, IL 61109 United States

Local historian and author, Kathi Kresol, returns to host an hour of true crime mystery.  All new stories!  Not all material suited for young children. This event is free and registration is not required.

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True Tales of Things That Go Bump in the Night

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tinker Swiss Cottage, 411 Kent Street
Rockford, IL United States
$20.00

Celebrate Halloween with Tinker Swiss Cottage and Haunted Rockford!  Local authors Terri Reid and Kathi Kresol will be joining us for this special evening of spine-tingling and bone-chilling stories! Terri Reid, best-selling author of the Mary O’Reilly paranormal series and Kathi Kresol, founder of Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events will share their favorite tales of their own paranormal encounters and other local legends.  After the presentation, Samantha Hochmann, Executive Director of Tinker Swiss Cottage share the history of this unique home…

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Historical Hauntings at the Rockford Public Library!

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rockton Centre Branch Library, 3112 N. Rockton Avenue
Rockford, IL 61103 United States

The Rockton Centre Branch Library is presenting a special Halloween Happening! Hear and see the evidence collected during paranormal investigations! This program will offer an exploration of the haunted, historic locations that the Society for Anomalous Studies has investigated.  They will discuss the locations history and legends and show the paranormal evidence they captured during their investigations. This program is free to the public and registration is not required; join us!

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Ghastly Crimes and Ghostly Encounters -True Stories of Rockford’s Past

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rock River Branch Library, 3128 11th Street
Rockford, IL 61109 United States

Kathi Kresol, local author and tour guide, returns to share all new peculiar and puzzling tales.  Rockford's past is full of murder and ghostly mischief.  Not all material suitable for young children.   This event is free and registration is not required.  

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Haunted History: Ghosts of the State Line

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rock Valley College, 3301 N Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61114 United States

Local author, historian, and founder of Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events, Kathi Kresol, will share her favorite stories of lost loves, spine tingling encounters with ghostly apparitions and unexplained bumps in the night.  Kresol has spent countless hours researching and tracking down the legends and ghost stories of Illinois.  She weaves historical research with actual personal accounts of the hauntings into her stories of the weird and unusual happenings in Forest City. Join us in the Rock Valley College Library for…

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November 2019

True Crime Expo

November 16 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
$15.00

During this event we will delve into the details of some of the most horrific crimes in history.   The speakers will present on all steps of these crimes from the commission to the aftermath on the community.  Local author Kathi Kresol and Chicago based film maker John Borowski are partnering to bring this expo to Rockford for the first time.   Kathi Kresol will tell the specifics of some of our area's most notorious crimes that she has discovered during…

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