In 1903 and 1904, shortly before the opening of the St. Paul Mine in Cherry, Illinois, the state passed child labor laws that pulled twenty-two hundred boys aged eleven to fifteen from the mines. 

During the recovery efforts following the Cherry Mine Disaster, the chief state factory inspector found out that two young boys were

The origins of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act can be traced back in history to the little town of Cherry, Illinois. Cherry is a village located in Bureau County that was established in 1904 and named after James Cherry. Mr. Cherry had been the former mayor Seatonville, Illinois and he was also the Regional Superintendent