The Awful FRG Train-School Bus Accident

October 25, 1995–twenty years ago. What an awful day. That was the day of the Fox River Grove school bus-Metra train collusion. Substitute driver unfamiliar with the route. Mercifully, I remained blissfully ignorant of the morning crash until about noon. … Continue reading

18-Year Old and 17-Year Old Passengers Escape Train Wreck

It happened today in Solon Mills. Here’s the information released by the Sheriff’s Department on 18-year old Rick Pries run-in with a Wisconsin Central train. Sheriff’s Office Investigates Train and Car Traffic Crash Sheriff Keith Nygren announced today the investigation … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Amends His Call for a Special Prosecutor for Sheriff Keith Nygren

One might have thought the campaign ended with the Republican primary victory of McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren over Zane Seipler, the deputy Nygren never wants to see in the Sheriff’s Department again. But Seipler’s blog, McHenry County Sheriff’s Department … Continue reading

Rear of Prairie Grove Grade School District 46 Bus Hangs Over Railroad Track During Tenth Anniversary Week of Fox River Grove Bus/Train Crash

You might think that local school districts would have learned a lesson from the Fox River Grove tragedy that occurred ten years ago. But, one apparently hasn’t. I was driving west on Crystal Lake Avenue this afternoon about 1:35 and … Continue reading