The most heartbreaking moment in Illinois history is one that didn’t happen in Illinois. Online voters in the Illinois Top 200 project have chosen the assassination of Abraham Lincoln as the most tragic event of the state’s 200-year history.
The Top Ten list also includes natural disasters like tornadoes and floods… and manmade tragedies like the Chicago Fire and the 1915 Eastland ship disaster.
Voting is now underway for the next category on the yearlong tally of major Illinois people and events… the top musicians. Cast your vote online at IllinoisTop200.com.