This is a portal to resources on the movement of freedom seekers and the networks of the Underground Railroad in Illinois.

Introduction -- a brief outline of changes over time.                                                      Websites -- a directory to a wide variety of sources in Illinois.                                              Northeast Illinois -- developing 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.                             Freedom Corridor --  for an eventual multi state and province planning and development effort.      Journeys -- narratives by and about freedom seekers who traveled and/or lived in Illinois.          Other States -- resources in nearby states.                                                                        Maps -- copies of and links to maps related to the patterns and networks of the UGRR. Bibliography -- seeks to be comprehensive on Illinois materials on freedom seekers and the UGRR. "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.