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Image for Naperville - April 25, 1946view gallery

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Railway Disaster SitesNaperville - April 25, 1946

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Site of one of worst railroad disasters in Illinois history.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/16/2007

last visited: 4/20/2015

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Plane Crash SitesTWA Flight 529 - Clarendon Hills, IL

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Crew of 5 and all 73 passengers were killed in a farm field about 9 miles west (four minutes out) of Midway Airport on the way to Las Vegas. The Constellation was named "Star of Dublin".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/30/2008

last visited: never

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Plane Crash Sites2008 Air Angels Crash - Aurora, IL

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An air ambulance crash kills the crew and the 1-year-old patient.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/17/2008

last visited: 11/8/2012

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Railway Disaster SitesWestern Springs, IL - 1909, 1912, 1915 train wrecks

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All 3 incidents were in approximately the same location - the 1 mile stretch between Spring Rock Park and Gilbert Avenue - and were widely reported in newspapers around the country.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/1/2008

last visited: never

Image for Bodies of Grimes Sisters found - Willow Springs, ILview gallery

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Infamous Crime ScenesBodies of Grimes Sisters found - Willow Springs, IL

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Barbara and Patricia Grimes disappeared on December 28, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois. They were found dead on January 22, 1957 at this location on German Church Road at "Devil's Creek."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/11/2010

last visited: never

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Plane Crash SitesAmerican Airlines Flight 191

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On May 25, 1979 AA Filght 191 crashed just after takeoff from O'Hare Int. Airport.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Special.Ed

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/16/2005

last visited: 5/30/2017

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Infamous Crime ScenesMurder of Sam Giancana

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Mobster Sam Giancana's home and the site of his murder.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SSG Scout

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/13/2008

last visited: 10/15/2008

Image for John Wayne Gacy murder house location - Chicago, ILview gallery

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Infamous Crime ScenesJohn Wayne Gacy murder house location - Chicago, IL

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Formerly 8213 W. Summerdale Avenue, the location of the home where 29 bodies of young men were discovered buried underneath in 1978 and 1979. Gacy was eventually convicted of 33 murders.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/27/2011

last visited: never

Image for Our Lady of the Angels School Fire December 1, 1958 - Chicago, ILview gallery

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Famous FiresOur Lady of the Angels School Fire December 1, 1958 - Chicago, IL

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On Dec 1, 1958, a fire broke out in the basement of Our Lady of the Angels catholic school in Chicago, educational home to approximately 1,600 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The result was one of the worst school fires in US history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/30/2009

last visited: never

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Famous FiresChicago Fire Academy - memorial of point of origin of the Chicago Fire of 1871

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The Academy now sits on the grounds where the Great Chicago Fire allegedly began, also marked by a sculpture of flame reaching skyward. In the 1870's, this area used to be densely populated with wooden structures.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/10/2008

last visited: 6/6/2009

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Infamous Crime ScenesMurder of John Dillinger

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Biograph Theater - 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member DaveGoliath

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/1/2009

last visited: never

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Infamous Crime ScenesSaint Valentine's Day Massacre

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Perhaps one of the best-known events in Chicago history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Shorelander

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/14/2009

last visited: 7/16/2008

Image for William Heirens earns title "Lipstick Killer" - 3941 Pine Grove, Chicago, ILview gallery

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Infamous Crime ScenesWilliam Heirens earns title "Lipstick Killer" - 3941 Pine Grove, Chicago, IL

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On December 10, 1945, William Heirens killed Francis Brown, 33,exNavy WAVE, here in her apartment #611 in the Pine Crest Hotel at 3941 Pine Grove.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/27/2010

last visited: never

Image for Iroquois Theater Fire 1903 - Chicago, ILview gallery

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Famous FiresIroquois Theater Fire 1903 - Chicago, IL

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A fire in Chicago's Iroquois Theater (now the site of the rebuilt Oriental Theater) on December 30, 1903 resulted in the deaths of 571 persons. Hundreds were injured and another thirty would die from their injuries in the following weeks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/3/2009

last visited: 9/14/2013

Image for Holmes Murder Castle site - Chicago, ILview gallery

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Infamous Crime ScenesHolmes Murder Castle site - Chicago, IL

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Known as the "Murder Castle,” the building received its name when the bodies of 6 persons murdered by the then owner Dr. H. H. Holmes (his real name was Herman Webster Mudgett) were found in the basement in 1895.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/14/2014

last visited: never

Image for Mahlon D. Ogden Residence marker - Great Chicago Fire of 1871,Chicago, ILview gallery

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Famous FiresMahlon D. Ogden Residence marker - Great Chicago Fire of 1871,Chicago, IL

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Marker to commemorate the location of a home that survived the Chicago Fire of 1871, now the site of the Newberry Library.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/18/2010

last visited: never

Image for Relic from Chicago Fire of 1871 - Chicago, ILview gallery

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Famous FiresRelic from Chicago Fire of 1871 - Chicago, IL

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A low, flat molten metal blob located behind the Chicago History Museum, surrounded by bushes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/19/2010

last visited: never

Image for Great Chicago Fire - 1871view gallery

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Famous FiresGreat Chicago Fire - 1871

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Was Mrs. O'Leary's cow responsable?

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/2/2007

last visited: 11/25/2017

Image for Leopold & Loeb kill Bobby Franks - Chicago, ILview gallery

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Infamous Crime ScenesLeopold & Loeb kill Bobby Franks - Chicago, IL

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The "Crime of the Century" began here on May 21, 1924 when friends Nathan Leopold (19) and Richard Loeb (18) abducted little Bobby Franks upon leaving the Harvard School for Boys, and killed him nearby.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/21/2010

last visited: never

Image for Relic from Chicago Fire of 1871 - Chicago, ILview gallery

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Famous FiresRelic from Chicago Fire of 1871 - Chicago, IL

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A pile of charred building remnants from the great Chicago Fire of 1871, located near the entrance of Oak Woods Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/9/2010

last visited: never

Image for Lane Bryant Murders - Tinley Park, ILview gallery

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Infamous Crime ScenesLane Bryant Murders - Tinley Park, IL

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A typical strip mall in middle America is the location for a horrific crime - currently unsolved.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/28/2008

last visited: 10/15/2013

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Infamous Crime ScenesEight student nurses murdered - Chicago, IL

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On July 14, 1966, Richard Speck stalked and then murdered his eight victims in this southside Chicago townhouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/14/2014

last visited: never

Image for Charles Lindbergh crash site - LaSalle County, ILview gallery

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Plane Crash SitesCharles Lindbergh crash site - LaSalle County, IL

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Lindbergh's first crash occurred over the tiny hamlet of Sulphur Springs, Illinois, on the night of September 16, 1926. It wasn't Lindy's fault; he had been trying to land in Chicago but the fog was too thick.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/17/2008

last visited: 7/25/2010

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

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Railway Disaster Sites1999 "City of New Orleans" Amtrak Crash - Bourbonnais, IL

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On March 15, 1999 in Bourbonnais, Illinois, the "City of New Orleans" Amtrak train collided with a truck trailer loaded with steel after the truck did not clear the crossing in a timely manner. Eleven people were killed and 122 injured as a result.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/25/2007

last visited: 8/8/2011

Image for John Dillinger escapes from Lake County Jail - Crown Point, INview gallery

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Infamous Crime ScenesJohn Dillinger escapes from Lake County Jail - Crown Point, IN

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On March 3, 1934, Crown Point etched its name forever in the history books as the infamous bank robber and FBI "Public Enemy #1" John Dillinger escaped from the "escape-proof" (as it was dubbed by local authorities at the time) Lake County Jail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Indiana

date approved: 9/27/2009

last visited: 6/22/2012

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