This is a portal to resources on the movement of freedom seekers and the networks of the Underground Railroad in Illinois.
USE the TABS to the left; they are described by the following:
Introduction -- essay on changes over time with the Underground Railroad in Illinois. Across Illinois-- directory to a wide variety of sources in Illinois. NE IL & Chicago -- range of materials on what is now the Chicago metropolitan region. Chicago Exodus -- essay on events of early April, 1861, in Chicago and national reports on this. CHURN -- web page for the Chicagoland Historical Underground Railroad Networks, Inc. Will County -- resources and exhibit on the UGRR in Will County, Illinois. Journeys -- seeing travel to freedom as multi-state. Maps -- this will eventually have copies of and links to maps related to the UGRR. Bibliography -- Illinois materials on freedom seekers and the UGRR, from 2008. "Quilt Code" -- Brief comments on the unfortunate connection of the UGRR and quilts. Contact -- will lead you to Larry McClellan.
The base map above is from Mitchell's 1852 map of Midwestern states.