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Plainfield Family Settles Lawsuit for 2003 Metra Derailment

The final lawsuit in regards to a Metra train derailment from October 2003 has been settled with a Plainfield family receiving $1.8 million. The three members of the Kuk family were on the Metra train as it went across the 47th Street crossover on the southside of Chicago. The train was going 69 mph at [….]


Mokena Teen killed at Railroad Crossing

A Mokena teen who recently graduated from high school was killed Wednesday night when her car was struck by a Metra train in Tinley Park. Samira Baker, 19, was parked at the tracks at 191st Street, west of LaGrange Road. Witnesses reported her car was inside the lowered gate with the gate resting on the [….]


Commuter Rail Line blocked by 22-Car Train Derailment

In the early hours of November 3, 20011, a train derailment lead to a fiery scene after the collision of two trains in the area of unincorporated Cook County between Elgin and Bartlett. The derailment has caused the temporary closure of the Milwaukee West Line. Around 5:30 a.m., twenty-two cars derailed and three began to [….]


Train Accident in Braidwood has Victim Airlifted to Hospital

Braidwood was the scene of a train accident when an Eastbound Amtrak passenger train hit a car at a Braidwood railroad crossing that has warning lights and sounds but no gates.  According to the Daily Journal, the victim was crossing the tracks northbound on Division Street when it was struck by the train just after [….]