Cherry Area Colleges and Scholarships

Schools in and around Cherry


About

Cherry is a village in Bureau County, Illinois, United States. The population was 482 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Ottawa–Streator Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is located northwest of LaSalle-Peru, just a few miles north of Interstate 80, and is about 75 miles (121 km) east of the Quad Cities.

Cherry was the site of the Cherry Mine Disaster, which killed 259 coal miners in November 1909. This was the third most deadly mine disaster in U.S. history (as of 2005).

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