Kevin McNulty, Sr. grew up in Momence, Illinois, located in Kankakee County, Illinois. He is a local historian, author, musician, teacher, composer, amateur photographer, and business executive.
McNulty has had an unusual career in both education for twenty years, and in business for the last twenty-nine years. His work with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and CEO of the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce placed him in the middle of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois politics, including contacts with President Barack Obama before he became president. McNulty’s book, “A Kid from Momence…Growing Up After The War,” makes a comparison of his War Baby Generation to that of their parent’s Greatest Generation and details the tsunami-like effect of World War II from its beginnings to the present day. The book also includes what is believed to be the first overview of the unique Southern Suburbs of Chicago reflecting the demise of the steel industry and growth of new political class in the wake of the Chicago machine.
Autographed copies of Kevin McNulty’s book “A Kid From Momence” are available for purchase at the library. Those wishing a more personal note may request a copy by contacting the Edward Chipman Public Library.