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No injuries after SUV struck by Metra train while crossing train tracks in Grayslake

No injuries were reported after an SUV attempting to cross railroad tracks was struck by a Metra train carrying passengers in Grayslake Thursday afternoon. The Grayslake Police Department, Metra Police Department and Grayslake Fire Protection District responded around 3:04 p.m. Thursday to the area of Lord of Glory Lutheran Church, 607 West Belvidere Road, for […]

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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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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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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 […]