About the Author
Kathleen Maguire has lived in Chicago her whole life, and has been a resident of the city’s South, North, and West
Sides. She earned postgraduate degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago and DePaul University. As a
high-school teacher, Maguire brought Chicago’s character to life for her students through neighborhood field trips and
authentic research. In her current role as a guide for Walk Chicago Tours, she brings Chicago’s brilliance and magic
firsthand to its visitors. She currently lives in Chicago’s Logan Square.