Illinois’ path to freedom along the Underground Railroad

It’s roughly 600 miles from the eastern edge of Missouri to the border where Canada meets the United States.That was the task ahead of thousands of enslaved people seeking freedom.

Crossing Illinois was the first step.

WGN’s Courtney Hall retraces that historic journey and visits markers and learns about the legends along the way.

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