This is the web page for the Chicagoland Historical Underground Railroad Network -- CHURN

This organization is currently inactive.  The intent is to have a regional network of organizations and individuals working together on research, education and public awareness of the history of the movement of freedom seekers and the networks known as the underground railroad in northeastern Illinois in the decades before the Civil War.  This has been established as an Illinois not-for-profit corporation.  Organizing officers were Mike Elliott, Glennette Tilly Turner, Peggy Montes and Larry McClellan.

Initial Meetings for CHURN were held in 2010 and 2011.

Organizing meeting of April 7, 2011

Preliminary outline for proposed regional Conference