KMOV.COM - Thousands of homeowners could be living on a coal mine.
If you've ever been through the process of buying a home in Illinois, you're probably familiar with mine subsidence insurance.
That's because an estimated 201,000 acres of urban and built-up lands may be in close proximity to underground mines, according to a 2008 Illinois State Geological Survey study.
When you buy a home, Illinois requires you to either buy mine subsidence insurance or sign a mine subsidence rejection form.
In the unfortunate event your home or property is damaged because of an underground mine, you will be glad you had it covered.
Check the map below to see if your home or property is located on or near an underground mine.
If the map is not displaying for you, CLICK HERE.
The Illinois State Geological Survey, the University of Illinois and KMOV make no guarantee, expressed or implied, regarding the correctness of the interpretations presented in this data set and accept no liability for the consequences of decisions made by others on the basis of the information presented here.
Missouri residents can CLICK HERE for a map of Missouri mines.
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