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Worker hospitalized after freight train hits forklift, causing it to roll over near Lake Bluff

A railroad employee was transported to the hospital after a freight train crashed into the forklift the employee was operating Tuesday afternoon near Lake Bluff, police said. The Libertyville Fire Department and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 1 p.m. Tuesday to the 28500 block of North Arcadia Road in unincorporated Lake Bluff. Lake County […]

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Child dies after being hit by freight train in Deerfield, officials say

Authorities said a 13-year-old child was killed after they were struck by a freight train at a railroad crossing in Deerfield Sunday afternoon. The Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District and Deerfield Police Department responded around 4:40 p.m. Sunday to the area of Osterman Avenue and Elm Street in Deerfield. The Deerfield Police Department said they responded […]

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Portion of Old Grand Avenue in Gurnee to close for repairs after truck struck railroad bridge

A portion of Old Grand Avenue will be closed for at least two weeks while crews repair the Canadian Pacific Railroad bridge after a truck struck the crossing in December. The road closure will start on Monday, Jan. 20, and is expected to remain closed until Wednesday, Feb. 5. “The bridge maintenance project will require […]