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Coroner IDs driver killed after dump truck hit by Metra train, causing partial derailment in Hainesville

The coroner’s office has released the identity of a 41-year-old man killed after his dump truck was struck by a Metra train, causing the train to partially derail Monday in Hainesville. An autopsy performed Tuesday showed Jesus Castrejon, 41, of Wheeling, died as a result of blunt force injuries from a vehicle crash, according to […]

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Driver killed, train passenger injured after truck collides with Metra train in Hainesville

One person is dead and another was injured after a dump truck collided with a Metra train, causing the train to partially derail Monday morning in Hainesville. The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and other emergency crews responded to the area south of Route 120 and Hainesville Road in Hainesville for a report of […]

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Federal judge ends President Biden’s mask mandate on planes, trains and other public transportation

A federal judge on Monday struck down the Biden administration’s mask mandate for planes, airports, trains and other public transportation. A lawsuit was filed last July by two individuals along with the Health Freedom Defense Fund. The suit named the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and various government officials as defendants, seeking a declaratory […]

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No injuries after semi-trailer truck gets stuck under train viaduct in Deerfield

A semi-truck pulling a Target trailer, which was filled with packages, became stuck after the driver tried to drive under a viaduct in Deerfield on Wednesday. The Village of Deerfield said the incident occurred on Deerfield Road near Chestnut Street Wednesday afternoon. Village officials said a semi-truck traveling eastbound became stuck under the Metra viaduct. […]

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Pedestrian dies after being struck by train in Woodstock

Police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metra train Saturday evening in Woodstock, officials said. The Woodstock Police Department and Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded around 5:57 p.m. Saturday to Railroad Street and Short Street. Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Spokesman Alex Vucha said authorities received a call for a pedestrian struck by […]

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Train crossings reopen in Lake Villa after pedestrian struck and killed by freight train

A man was killed Wednesday morning after he was run over by a freight train near the Lake Villa Metra Station. Investigators believe the death was a suicide. The Lake Villa Police Department and Lake Villa Fire Protection District responded around 11:10 a.m. Wednesday to the Lake Villa Metra Station, 129 Railroad Avenue, for a […]