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Railroad Crossing

Young Man Struck, Killed By Train In Lake Forest

Police in Lake Forest are going over train schedules and looking to review video from Metra trains to determine just when a young man, whose body was found near railroad tracks in the north suburb, was fatally struck by a train.


(Credit: Solo Cup Co.)

Solo Cup Sold To Michigan Company

Lake Forest-based Solo Cup Co. has been acquired in a $1 billion deal with a Michigan-based food container firm.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Boy, 15, Struck And Killed By Metra Train In Lake Forest

A 15-year-old boy was hit and killed by a Metra train in Lake Forest Tuesday morning.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

Metra Train

Boy Dies After Stepping In Front Of Metra Train In Lake Forest

Several Metra Union Pacific North Line trains were delayed Monday morning after an inbound train struck a pedestrian in Lake Forest.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

Deer Path Middle School principal John Steinert pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor harassment charge in 2009. (Credit: Gurnee Police)

Lake Forest Board Hires Ex-Prosecutor To Investigate ‘Sexting’ Case

The Lake Forest District 67 school board Tuesday night hired a former federal prosecutor to undertake an independent review of the way the board handled sexual harassment accusations made in 2009.


Deer Path Middle School principal John Steinert pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor harassment charge in 2009. (Credit: Gurnee Police)

Police Officer Now Implicated In Sexting Principal Scandal

Alleged inappropriate sexual comments from a Lake Forest police officer have resulted in him being reassigned while an investigation is conducted.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

Deer Path Middle School principal John Steinert pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor harassment charge in 2009. (Credit: Gurnee Police)

‘Sexting’ Lake Forest Principal Resigns

A Lake Forest middle school principal who “sexted” a college student resigned Sunday, but some parents demanded the departure of the district’s superintendent, too.


me-ow (MIGUEL ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Holy Cats! Mountain Lion Spotted In Lake Forest

It’s not unheard of but it’s certainly unusual: Police on the North Shore are on the hunt for a mountain lion. People who live in and around Lake Forest are calling police, saying they’ve spotted one.


This waterspout was spotted over Navy Pier on Saturday. (Credit: Photo provided to NWS by Anne Rogers)

At Least Six Waterspouts Spotted On Lake Michigan

On Saturday, the National Weather Service reported six different rare waterspouts across the Chicago-Milwaukee area lake shore on Saturday.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2011

Pink Katydid

Pink Katydid Spotted In Lake County Forest Preserve

A rare pink katydid was spotted recently in a forest preserve in Lake County, and there may be more where it came from.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

File Photo (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

Prosecutors: Sleep Disorder Business Owner Bilked Investors, Lived Lavishly

Federal authorities say a Glencoe man led investors to believe their money was going into a sleep disorder business, but he actually used it to buy a mansion, run a tattoo parlor, and live a lavish lifestyle.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2011

Elizabeth "Ellie" Burns, 16, of Lake Forest, was killed by a falling tree while on a camping trip in the Teton Wilderness in Wyoming on July 18, 2011. (Lake Forest High Shool Yearbook Photo - Facebook Photo inset)

Lake Forest Girl Struck, Killed By Tree In Wyoming

A 16-year-old girl from Lake Forest is dead after being struck by a large falling tree in the Teton Wilderness in Wyoming.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011

(Credit: CBS)

70-Year-Old Woman Bound With Duct Tape In Lake Forest Home Invasion

Police in Lake Forest are looking for suspects in a frightening home invasion.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

No Gas At 4 Tollway Oases

If your gas gauge is edging toward empty and you plan to jump on an Illinois toll road, you might want to gas up beforehand.

WBBM Newsradio–03/23/2011

Freight Train Passing A Grade Crossing.  (Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Lake Forest Woman Fatally Struck By Train

The death of a Lake Forest woman at the Deerfield Metra station was accidental.


What About Bob?

Mike Quade’s Cubs continue to play better than Lou Piniella’s Cubs, now 13-7 since the latter drifted away weeping.  Small sample size, sure, but still nice for the candidacy of a seemingly good guy. Even […]