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Woman injured after crashing car into moving freight train in unincorporated McHenry County

A woman was transported to the hospital after authorities say she crashed her car into a freight train at a railroad crossing in unincorporated McHenry County Thursday. The Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts, Union Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 7 a.m. Thursday to the 8000 block of Seeman Road, which […]

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Delays reported after Metra train hits unoccupied car along railroad crossing in Lake Forest

Trains have resumed moving again with delays after a car, which was reportedly unoccupied, was struck by a Metra train in Lake Forest Friday afternoon. The Lake Forest Police Department, Metra Police Department and Lake Forest Fire Department responded around 2:25 p.m. Friday to Western Avenue and Ryan Place in Lake Forest for a report […]

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Man flown to hospital with serious injuries after Metra train hits car near Woodstock

A man was flown to the hospital with serious injuries after his car was hit by a Metra train near Woodstock early Saturday morning, fire officials said. The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded at 2:05 a.m. Saturday to the railroad crossing on Lily Pond Road in unincorporated Woodstock for a report […]

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Authorities release identities of 13-year-old boy, elderly woman killed after Metra train hits car in Ingleside

Authorities have publicly identified the 13-year-old boy and 75-year-old woman who died after the car they were traveling in drove through a gate and was struck by a Metra train in Ingleside. Autopsies were performed Monday on Noah Kucinski, 13, of Lockport, and Patricia Shemberger, 75, of Antioch, according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office. […]

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Driver injured after passenger-filled Amtrak train hits car that drove off roadway in Wadsworth

A man survived with only minor injuries after an Amtrak train, which had over 100 passengers, struck his car when he drove off the roadway in Wadsworth, police said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Newport Fire Protection District responded around 8:50 p.m. Thursday to North McCarthy Road and Yorkhouse Road in Wadsworth for a […]

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No injuries after freight train hits vehicle that drove around crossing gates near Mundelein

Police cited the driver of a minivan after he tried driving around a railroad crossing gate and his vehicle was struck by a freight train Sunday near Mundelein. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Zurich Fire Department and Countryside Fire Protection District responded around 1:30 p.m. Sunday to Gilmer Road near Indian Creek Road in […]