Individual Author Record
Hanley grew up in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional Information
Matt Hanley earned BA and MA in journalism from the University of Illinois. He worked at the Elburn Herald and LaSalle News Tribune before being hired by The Beacon-News in 2003. Mr. Hanley earned a master’s degree in education from Aurora University in 2013, and in May, was hired as assistant director of community relations for East Aurora School District 131.
- True Tales of Aurora, Illinois: Mysterious Murders, Presidential Visits and Blues Legends in the City of Lights (American Chronicles), The History Press , 2012
Titles At Your Library
True Tales of Aurora, Illinois:: Mysterious Murders, Presidential Visits and Blues Legends in the City of Lights (American Chronicles)
The History Press. 2012
Check in on visits from Orville Wright, Casey Stengel, John Dillinger and JFK. Learn about the Aurora man who hired Abe Lincoln to defend his business and the police chief who solved the nation's most gruesome crime. Discover what happened to the man who recorded a landmark blues song in Aurora's tallest tower and how a boy born in the city's poorest neighborhood went on to play for the Chicago Bears in Matt Hanley's fascinating collection of stories from the City of Lights.