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BARTLETT, IL – Twenty-two rail cars jumped the tracks in Bartlett, IL when a northbound Canadian Nation freight train derailed in a fiery crash and then blocked all east and west Metra passenger rail service in the Bartlett-Elgin area.

Fire crews dousing the blaze after a fiery Canadian National freight train derailment in Bartlett, IL where 22 rail cars jumped the tracks, then burst into flames on Thursday November 3, 2011.

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MOUNT PROSPECT, IL – A semi truck collided with a Metra passenger train, shearing the cab from the truck, derailing the train and killing the truck driver on May 13, 2011.

Aerial view of horrific Metra commuter train crash in Mount Prospect, IL where the conductor was seriously injured, a semi truck driver was killed and many people were injured and taken to local hospitals. Photo credit: WGN- TV Channel 9, Chicago

Mount Prospect is a suburb of Chicago and is located in Cook County, Illinois in the northeastern part of the state. It is about 24 miles northwest of the city of Chicago.
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WILMETTE, IL – A 76-year old Evanston, IL man was killed when he was struck by a Union Pacific Metra train near the Wilmette station on March 18, 2011. Wilmette is located about 19 miles north of Chicago, Illinois in Cook County.

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The incident appeared to be a suicide. According to eyewitnesses, the man walked onto the tracks, crouched down and was hit by the oncoming train. ... Read More

ELGIN, IL – Just before 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, January 16, 2011, 8 cars of a Canadian Pacific freight train derailed in the south side of Elgin, IL.

Most of Elgin, Illinois lies in Kane County with some portions residing in Cook County. The city of Elgin is about 40 miles northwest of Chicago. ... Read More

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