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Train Derails in Illinois

About 20 cars on a northbound freight train derailed in Grant Park, Illinois. Emergency crews evacuated about 50 homes east and west of the scene because two of the derailed cars were believed to be carrying denatured alcohol. The evacuees were taken to a local high school. Many of the 20 freight cars were torn open and piled up high in the train accident. About 20 area fire departments responded to the derailment on the northbound lines and heavy equipment was being brought in to the site after the train accident. No personal injuries were reported in the train derailment. Neighbors stated that there was a strong smell similar to antifreeze. At this time, no premises liability lawsuits have been filed. To read the full story, click here.