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One of the state’s lesser-known catastrophes, the Naperville Train Crash on April 25, 1946 marked a turning point in the town’s history. In those days half-rural, with some of its pioneer-era buildings still standing, Naperville bore little resemblance to its … Continue reading

Though another state calls itself the Crossroads of America, Illinois deserves the title as much as any of the Lower 48, for here the prairie gathers the railroads and interstates┬áto itself before the American transportation flares out onto the Plains … Continue reading