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True Crime Expo

April 4, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm


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.


Award winning film maker John Borowski will share stories of the murderers he has researched in depth for his films on Victorian Serial Killers and his series “Serial Killer Culture”. 


Other speakers will include author and presenters Kathi Kresol, Chad Lewis and Scott Markus.  We will also be joined by the ladies from Bad Taste Crime Cast, Janelle O’Malley and Vicky Walters.  


Join us after the Expo for a showing of “H.H. Holmes — America’s First Serial Killer” and a meet-and-greet with film-maker John Borowski.  The film screening is sponsored by the Rockford Public Library and is free and open to the public.


True Crime Expo – Schedule:

11:30 – 12:00 — Visit with Speakers
12:00 – 12:30 — Introductions and Kathi Kresol Talk
12:30 –  1:15   — Chad Lewis: “Gangsters in the Stateline”
  1:15 –   1:25   — Break
  1:25 –  2:05  — Scott Markus: “Murders Most Foul”
  2:05 – 2:15   — Break
  2:15 – 3:00  — Cast of Bad Taste Crime Podcast
  3:00 – 3:10 — Break
  3:10 –  3:55 — John Borowski: Stories from Victorian Era Serial Killers and “Serial Killer Culture”
  4:00 – 4:30 — Visit with Speakers
  5:30 – 7:30 — Screening of H. H. Holmes documentary and Meet-and-Greet with film-maker John Borowski, sponsored by the Rockford Public Libray.



This event is now canceled to support Coronavirus mitigation efforts.  Preorders will be refunded.


April 4, 2020
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Kathi Kresol
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Veterans Memorial Hall
211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States


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