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Pedestrian fatally struck by train in Highwood

by Alyssa Groh, Contributing Editor News, Breaking, Police-Fire

A Metra train fatally struck a pedestrian around 10:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, according to Tom Miller, a spokesman for Metra.

The Union Pacific North Line departed from Waukegan at 10:05 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive...

Former North Shore teacher gets 35 years after pleading guilty to rape, says school

by Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor News, Breaking, Police-Fire

Mathew Laird, a former Loyola Academy teacher and a resident of Glenview, pleaded guilty Wednesday, April 17, to aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault and child pornography charges and received a 35-year prison...

Employee refuses to comply with attempted armed robber; subject fled scene

by Erin Yarnall, Editor News, Breaking, Police-Fire

An unknown man who was allegedly armed with a handgun attempted to rob a Highland Park gas station Monday, April 1, but was unsuccessful after employees refused to comply.

The man made the attempt at Shell gas station...