About Cherry, Illinois
Coordinates: 41°25?36?N 89°12?45?W? / ?41.42667°N 89.2125°W? / 41.42667; -89.2125Cherry is a village in Bureau County, Illinois, United States. The population was 509 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Ottawa?Streator Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is located east of the Quad Cities, north of Peoria and Galesburg, west of LaSalle and Peru, and southwest of Rockford and Chicago.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).