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Forty-five passengers were killed and 332 injured when an Illinois Central Commuter train crashed into the 27th Street Station.

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United Airlines Flight 553 crashed near Midway Airport, killing 45 people, two of them bystanders.

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Eleven passengers were killed when a rush hour El train ran off the rails at the corner of Lake and Wabash.

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Nazi Frank Collin and his followers attempted to march on Skokie, a predominantly Jewish suburb of Chicago.

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In December of 1978, John Wayne Gacy was charged with the murder of 33 young men.

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American Airlines Flight 191 crashed near O’Hare Airport, killing 273, the nation’s worst plane crash to date.

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Five construction workers were killed when the roof of the Rosemont Horizon collapsed in 1979.

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