Illinois’ most haunted building is the Congress Plaza Hotel, report says

The Congress Plaza hotel is shown in an undated photograph. (Chicago History Museum / DNAinfo)

CHICAGO — The Congress Plaza Hotel has been named the most haunted spot in Illinois.

The hotel at 520 S. Michigan Ave. is supposedly the home of a number of ghosts — including that of notorious gangster Al Capone, according to Travel + Leisure magazine, which picked the most haunted spots in the United States.

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The Congress also is reported to be the home of ghosts Karel Langer, a young boy who runs around the halls, and Peg Leg Johnny, who plays with the light switches, according to WBEZ. And the hotel supposedly inspired Stephen King’s horror story, “1408.”

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