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Image for Columbia STS-107 Space Shuttle Disaster - Streamwood, ILview gallery

NWNW21.2 km

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Disaster MemorialsColumbia STS-107 Space Shuttle Disaster - Streamwood, IL

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A memorial and a city park dedicated to those who perished in the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/19/2011

last visited: 10/16/2013

Image for Flight 191 Memorial - Des Plaines, ILview gallery

NENE23.5 km

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Disaster MemorialsFlight 191 Memorial - Des Plaines, IL

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At just after 3 p.m. on May 25, 1979, an American Airlines DC-10 crashed shortly after takeoff from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport killing all 271 on board and two on the ground. Now, 32 years later, there is a memorial to the victims.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/22/2011

last visited: 9/1/2014

Image for 1990 Plainfield Tornado Memorial - Plainfield, ILview gallery

SS30.1 km

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Disaster Memorials1990 Plainfield Tornado Memorial - Plainfield, IL

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On August 28, 1990, an F5 tornado (261-318 mph winds) tore through Plainfield, Illinois killing 29 people and injuring over 350 more along its 16 mile long path.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/15/2007

last visited: 10/19/2013

Image for Our Lady of the Angels School Fire Memorial - Chicago, ILview gallery

EE31.1 km

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Disaster MemorialsOur Lady of the Angels School Fire Memorial - Chicago, IL

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Memorial to one of the worst school fires in US history, placed here relatively recently. Parking on the adjacent street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/30/2009

last visited: never

Image for Iroquois Theater Fire Memorial - Montrose Cemetery, Chicago, ILview gallery

NENE32.8 km

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Disaster MemorialsIroquois Theater Fire Memorial - Montrose Cemetery, Chicago, IL

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Diamond shaped stone near cemetery entrance commemorating the 600 victims of Chicago's Iroquois Theater Fire on December 30, 1903.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/3/2011

last visited: never

Image for Lidice Memorial Park - Crest Hill, ILview gallery

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Disaster MemorialsLidice Memorial Park - Crest Hill, IL

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On June 10, 1942, the village of Lidice of (then) Czechoslovakia (now, Czech Republic), was literally flattened by German forces in reprisal for the assassination of an SS officer. This memorial was erected to commemorate those deaths.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/21/2007

last visited: 6/8/2008

Image for Arsenal Explosions during WW2 - Joliet, ILview gallery

SS51.8 km

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Disaster MemorialsArsenal Explosions during WW2 - Joliet, IL

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On a former munitions plant, this memorial recognizes those killed in explosions while constructing the bombs for the servicemen of World War 2.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/10/2007

last visited: 4/22/2010

Image for Diamond Mine Disaster - Diamond, ILview gallery

SS64.9 km

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Disaster MemorialsDiamond Mine Disaster - Diamond, IL

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Two sets of memorials for one mine disaster in 1883.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/6/2008

last visited: 12/5/2009

Image for 1999 "City of New Orleans" Amtrak Crash Memorial - Bourbonnais, ILview gallery

SS80.3 km

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Disaster Memorials1999 "City of New Orleans" Amtrak Crash Memorial - Bourbonnais, IL

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Two large plaques remembering the 11 people killed and to all those who came forward to help, plus a statue specifically for the children killed in the crash.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/6/2007

last visited: 5/24/2013

Image for 2004 Utica Tornado Memorial - Utica, ILview gallery

SWSW95.6 km

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Disaster Memorials2004 Utica Tornado Memorial - Utica, IL

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This memorial is dedicated on the site where 8 people died taking shelter from a quick-spawning F3 tornado in this tiny town in Central Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/10/2007

last visited: 2/11/2011

Image for Eastland Disaster Memorial - Old Lighthouse, Michigan City, INview gallery

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Disaster MemorialsEastland Disaster Memorial - Old Lighthouse, Michigan City, IN

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Marker and anchor chain commemorating the eight hundred forty-four souls who perished in Chicago on board the Eastland as it prepared to steam to Michigan City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Indiana

date approved: 7/10/2016

last visited: 7/10/2017

Image for Cherry Mine Disaster Memorial (original) - Cherry, ILview gallery

SWSW105.4 km

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Disaster MemorialsCherry Mine Disaster Memorial (original) - Cherry, IL

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In 1909, 259 coal miners lost their lives when the mine accidentally caught fire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/16/2010

last visited: never

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