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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jim Ridings  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1950 Joliet, Illinois

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Ridings lives in Herscher.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jim Ridings graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in journalism. He worked on daily newspapers in Ottawa and Aurora, Illinois, and won awards for investigative reporting at both newspapers. He has authored more than a dozen books of local history, which have won awards from the Illinois State Historical Society and the Illinois Humanities Council.


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Awards

-- """County West""" *Illinois State Historical Society Award """County West Companion""" *Illinois State Historical Society Award """Cardiff: Ghost Town on the Prairie""" *Illinois State Historical Society Award *Studs Terkel Award, Illinois Humanities Council, 2006 """Cardiff 2:A Further History of the Ghost Town on the Prairie""" *Illinois State Historical Society Award """Greetings from Starved Rock""" *Illinois State Historical Society Award