North Central College in the News

Interviews with Keating are featured in “Through the Decades” TV program

May 06, 2016

Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, was featured in an interview that was broadcasted May 4 on the cable TV program “Through the Decades with Bill Kurtis.” Keating discussed the history of the Chicago Haymarket Riots, which took place 130 years ago on May 4, 1886. And on May 11, her interview about the nationwide Pullman Strike in 1894 will be broadcast.

Keating, an expert on Chicago history, is coeditor of “The Encyclopedia of Chicago,” editor of “Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs” and author of several books, including “Rising up from Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn and the Birth of Chicago,” “Chicagoland: City and Suburbs of the Railroad Age” and “Building Chicago: Suburban Developers and the Creation of a Divided Metropolis.”

“Through the Decades” is an hour-long show that takes a look at news, events and top stories of the day and decade through the lens of television. For more information on “Through the Decades,” visit

Keating was also a contributing researcher to “The Last Mile” project, which aims to transform walking commutes on the far northwest side of Chicago.

Click here to view Keating’s faculty profile.