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None of the hazardous cargo was spilled when a freight train derailed March 15 along Route 41 in Lake Forest.
Editorial: We can't be lulled to complacency on hazardous materials safety
A Daily Herald editorial says that while we've averted broad disaster with recent rail accidents, the danger of even one catastrophic spill demands that regulators, railroads and safety experts stay constantly vigilant.
Democrat Susana Mendoza gestures during a political rally on Democrats Day at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield last August.
Editorial: The Mendoza line on legislators pay
Malgorzata Rostecka and her daughters Julia, 12, and Emilia, 8, watch the scene after Rostecka entered a burning apartment in Hoffman Estates to pull an injured man to safety.
Heroes in Hoffman Estates and St. Charles, a new hospital CEO in Elmhurst and more.
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