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  • Freight train strikes pedestrian in Lake Forest

    Freight train strikes pedestrian in Lake Forest
    A pedestrian was struck by a freight train in Lake Forest this evening, authorities said. The pedestrian was hit about 7:50 p.m. near Metra's Lake Forest Station, said Michael Gillis, a spokesman for Metra. The incident snarled traffic on the commuter...
  • Woman injured after Amtrak train hits station wagon in Riverside

    Woman injured after Amtrak train hits station wagon in Riverside
    A woman was injured this afternoon after the station wagon she was driving was struck by an outbound Amtrak train in West Suburban Riverside, police said. The accident happened at 2:39 p.m. at the grade crossing on Harlem Avenue, said Riverside Police...
  • Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange

    Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange
    A 66-year-old man was fatally struck by a Metra train as he apparently tried to cross the train tracks in west suburban La Grange on Tuesday evening, authorities said. The man was struck about 7:25 p.m. by an express train headed outbound from Chicago on...
  • Small-business profile: Orsi's Italian Ice

    Small-business profile: Orsi's Italian Ice
    Highland Park residents Stephanie Orsi, 48, and Frank Orsi, 54 have brought a Chicago Taylor Street tradition to the recently renovated Highwood Train Station with Orsi's Italian Ice. For the past two years, they operated a concession stand at the...
  • Injured man found near Metra tracks identified

    Injured man found near Metra tracks identified
    A man in his late 40s was found with a serious head injury near Metra's Union Pacific North Line tracks in Glencoe this morning. David DiPaolo, 49, of Winnetka, was spotted by a Metra worker just after 6 a.m. and was taken to Evanston Hospital,...
  • Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School

    Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School
    A 17-year-old Northwest Side boy was struck and killed by a Metra train while walking to Taft High School on Friday morning, officials said. Erik Lucansky was trying to cross the tracks at Avondale and Bryn Mawr avenues in the Old Norwood Park...
  • BNSF delays caused by freight train accident, grade crossing collision

    BNSF delays caused by freight train accident, grade crossing collision
    An already difficult morning commute on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line got worse when a train and a vehicle collided near west suburban Hinsdale, slowing down trains on a line that had been closed earlier because of a freight train accident....
  • Metra back on schedule after accident with Hinsdale bridge

    Metra back on schedule after accident with Hinsdale bridge
    Metra trains on the BNSF line were running normally again through Hinsdale about 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon after an accident involving a freight train fouled up commutes for some riders earlier in the day. A freight train Saturday morning struck a...
  • Restaurant in Hinsdale Metra Station closes

    Restaurant in Hinsdale Metra Station closes
    Diners who want to sit down for a salad or flat bread at Hinsdale's downtown train station are out of luck for the time being. Cosi, a restaurant that had been in the station for about 9 years, has closed its doors. Marc Cella, founder of Hinsdale-...
  • Gurnee man critically injured after car was struck by train

    Gurnee man critically injured after car was struck by train
    A 46-year-old man from Gurnee was in very critical condition Saturday after he apparently tried to go around railroad crossing gates on Route 134 in Round Lake Park and was struck by a Metra train making a special run from Chicago for people who...
  • World Cup party in Grant Park to be alcohol-free -- but with an extra video screen

    World Cup party in Grant Park to be alcohol-free -- but with an extra video screen
    The thousands making their way downtown for this morning’s World Cup viewing party in Grant Park are being asked to make it an alcohol-free event. Metra has banning alcohol from all its trains, and organizers are prohibiting it from the event. Beer...