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  • Deneen in Train Wreck
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 Dec 1912, p. 12     Illinois Governor Deneen sent his wife a telegram stating that on account of a wreck of the train he was riding home from Andersonville, Georgia, he had been delayed 16 hours. ...
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 Dec 1912, p. 12   Illinois Governor Deneen sent his wife a telegram stating that on account ...
  • Company Held to Blame
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Dec 1912, p. 1     The Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Company was held responsible by a coroner's jury yesterday in the death of George Loose, killed Wednesday attempting to board a suburban train at Glencoe Station. ...
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Dec 1912, p. 1   The Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Company was held responsible by a coroner's ...
  • Safety First Plea Results in Few Deaths
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 4 Dec 1914, p. 1     A bulletin from coronor Peter Hoffman states that the number of fatal accidents on railroads in Cook County during 1913 was 360. The reduction in the number of deaths from previous years is attributed to the public safety education campaign discouraging people from walking on the railroad right-of-way ...
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 4 Dec 1914, p. 1   A bulletin from coronor Peter Hoffman states that the number of fatal ...
  • Woman injured by falling from car
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 May 1913, p. 7     Miss Thea Olson, 33, was injured Monday while alighting from a Northwestern elevated car. She is a Norwegian domestic employed in the home of W. W. Hughes, Grove and Lincoln streets, Glencoe.
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 May 1913, p. 7   Miss Thea Olson, 33, was injured Monday while alighting from a Northwestern ...
  • Woman killed at Glencoe
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 Apr 1913, p. 2     Mrs. Charles Gordon, 60, of North St. John's Street, Highland Park, was struck by a train at Glencoe Monday afternoon and instantly killed. She is survived by a husband and four daughters....
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 Apr 1913, p. 2   Mrs. Charles Gordon, 60, of North St. John's Street, Highland Park, was ...
  • High school boy killed by train at Indian Hill [Halvard Lange]
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 7 Mar 1924, p. 3     Halvard Lange, a student in the junior class at New Trier Township High school, was almost instantly killed Tuesday afternoon of this week when he missed his footing while boarding a moving Chicago and North Western train just pulling out from the Indian Hill station. He was crushed beneath the ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 7 Mar 1924, p. 3   Halvard Lange, a student in the junior class at New Trier Township ...
  • Driver Unhurt When Train Strikes Car
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Sep 1923, p. 1     Last Friday evening the Badger Limited of Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee railroad hit the car of Mrs. Robert Fulton, 2520 Hurd Ave., Chicago. The driver escaped without injury. ...
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Sep 1923, p. 1   Last Friday evening the Badger Limited of Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee ...
  • Car Hit by Train
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Oct 1936, p. 6     Monday morning a laundry truck driven by Joe Lenzini of Ravinia was struck by a Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee train at the Elmwood Avenue crossing. ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Oct 1936, p. 6   Monday morning a laundry truck driven by Joe Lenzini of Ravinia was ...
  • Escapes serious injury in fatal train wreck
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Dec 1923, p. 27     Milton M. Cohn, 901 Forest Avenue, escaped serious injury when Twentieth Century was involved in a wreck at Forsythe, New York; he was awake and braced himself; most victims had been asleep ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Dec 1923, p. 27   Milton M. Cohn, 901 Forest Avenue, escaped serious injury when Twentieth Century ...
  • Judge halts cleanup at derailment
    Lauren Fitzpatrick, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Jul 2012, 10, 11     Chicago attorney Michael LaMonia filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of Burton and Zorine Lindner of Glenview who died when a train/bridge collapsed in Glenview. Photograph of the scene of the accident.
    Lauren Fitzpatrick, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Jul 2012, 10, 11   Chicago attorney Michael LaMonia filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of ...
  • Signals at place of Winnetka accident
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 May 1913, p. 6     The coroner's jury inquired into the death of Frank H. Zimmerman of Edgewater who was killed Sunday afternoon after being struck by a train. It was recommended that the Chicago & Milwaukee Electric railway company place signals at Sunset road, Winnetka and all other points where limited cars to not ...
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 May 1913, p. 6   The coroner's jury inquired into the death of Frank H. Zimmerman of ...
  • Edgewater Man Killed by Car in Winnetka
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 May 1913, p. 6     F. H. Zimmerman, 47, 1240 Hood avenue, Edgewater, was struck by a southbound Milwaukee electric car Sunday afternoon suffering fatal injuries.
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 May 1913, p. 6   F. H. Zimmerman, 47, 1240 Hood avenue, Edgewater, was struck by a ...
  • Car Goes Down Bank
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Nov 1912, p. 9     A Chicago & Northwestern train seriously injured a Wilmette man, and startled passengers when a smoker car on the train separated itself and rolled part way down the embankment near the Main street station Friday night. The injured man was W. D. Berme, 1630 Elmwood avenue, Wilmette. ...
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Nov 1912, p. 9   A Chicago & Northwestern train seriously injured a Wilmette man, and startled ...
  • Wreck Victim was on Way to Evanston
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jul 1912, p. 2     The body of Mrs. Hart of Canton, one of the victims of the railroad wreck at Western Springs, was identified Sunday by Aubrey Prosser of 811 Colfax avenue, Evanston. ...
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jul 1912, p. 2   The body of Mrs. Hart of Canton, one of the victims of ...
  • Benjamin Botsch Dies as Result of Injuries
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Jul 1912, p. 11     Benjamin Botsch of Evanston died Thursday, July 18 at St. Francis Hospital of injuries he sustained when he fell under a Chicago & Northwestern train at Main street on the preceding Tuesday. ...
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Jul 1912, p. 11   Benjamin Botsch of Evanston died Thursday, July 18 at St. Francis Hospital ...
  • Courage talk of town
    Lynne Stiefel, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Sep 2007, 134, 136     Comments about the bravery of Glenbrook South students Tommy Foust and Tyler Brown and Zach Demertzis who rescued a woman from her car seconds before it was hit by two trains. Comments by freshman Carolyn Miller, sophomores Brendan Christ and Liz Higley, Glenbrook South Principal Brian Wegley, board member William ...
    Lynne Stiefel, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Sep 2007, 134, 136   Comments about the bravery of Glenbrook South students Tommy Foust and Tyler ...
  • Saved with seconds to spare: Northbrook driver pulled from tracks
    Lynne Stiefel, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Sep 2007, 1354, 135, , 136     Glenbrook South High School senior Tommy Foust and sophomores Tyler Brown and Zach Demertzis rescued an unidentified 83 year-old Northbrook woman from her car seconds before it was struck by two trains. Others mentioned in the article were Sammi Vanderpal, a senior at New Trier High School and her friend ...
    Lynne Stiefel, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Sep 2007, 1354, 135, , 136   Glenbrook South High School senior Tommy Foust and sophomores Tyler Brown and ...
  • Village agrees to UP rent payments
    Todd Shields, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 22 Nov 2012, p. 22     On July 4th a Union Pacific Union coal train heading north to Wisconsin derailed and fell on he Shermer Road bridge. The bridge collapsed and killed Burton and Zorine Linder in their car below. Glenview village trustees have agreed to fund an escrow account to held business owners on Shermer ...
    Todd Shields, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 22 Nov 2012, p. 22   On July 4th a Union Pacific Union coal train heading north to ...
  • Suicide ruled in Metra train death
    Krochmal, Pat, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Jul 2011, p. 10     The man who committed suicide when he was struck by a Metra train Friday in Wilmette has been identified as James Sweeney, 59. His home address was not immediately known....
    Krochmal, Pat, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Jul 2011, p. 10   The man who committed suicide when he was struck by a Metra ...
  • Man's death on tracks ruled a suicide
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Mar 2011, p. 9     A fatality on the Metra tracks Friday, was declared a suicide. THe victim was identified as Richard Thomas, 76, of Evanston according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office....
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Mar 2011, p. 9   A fatality on the Metra tracks Friday, was declared a suicide. THe ...
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