One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In Illinois

Over one hundred years ago, one of the most terrible things that happened in Illinois claimed the lives of hundreds of people. It was the worst disaster residents could imagine and its effects still last today.

Learn how a small town became the location of one of the worst mass deaths in the United States. Keep scrolling for the harrowing details.

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For more historical stories about our state, check out nine more horrifying disasters that took place in Illinois.

This isn’t the only bad thing that has happened in our state? What do you think was the worst disaster to hit Illinois?