Thursday, August 23, 2012
Union Pacific is handling loss of business claims for local shops, including nearby Mario's Pizza and Beef, whose owner is still concerned about sustaining his business.
Businesses near the Shermer and Willow intersection keep struggling while Shermer Rd. remains blocked by the temporary stone bridge Union Pacific built to move freight until a new viaduct is built. There is still no confirmed design to replace the one that fell in July, crushing two Glenview residents driving underneath. "I've seen books that [nearby businesses] are 40 to 50 percent off the usual business they have this time of year," said Don Owen, Glenview's Deputy Village Manager. "If that lasts over time, you can't sustain a business." Related: Full Coverage of the Union Pacific Derailment and Bridge Collapse Union Pacific has a claims department dedicated to helping people who've been somehow affected by the company, but it is …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
As the investigation into the July 4 train derailment and subsequent bridge collapse that killed a Glenview couple continues, Union Pacific officials change their initial statement regarding rail inspections.
Three weeks after the train derailment and bridge collapse that killed Glenview couple Burton and Zorine Lindner, details from a home video may provide clues regarding Union Pacific’s actions before the accident, FOX news reports. (Watch the video here). For a look at ongoing developments and links to Patch's coverage of the derailment/bridge collapse and investigation thus far, click here. According to a Tribune report, there have been several discrepancies with Union Pacific’s timeline account of rail inspections leading up the incident. This includes retraction of a statement from railroad officials that the tracks had been checked for heat-related expansion just hours before the derailment and bridge collapse. Listen: 911 calls …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
According to Northbrook Village President, "Northbrook can and will recover" from the recent tragedies.
There were no outbursts, no shocking revelations about the recent tragedies in Glenview and Northbrook. On Wednesday night, hundreds of people filled Glenbrook North's Sheely Center to quietly reflect on the past and hear expert advice on grief management, the statistical realities of suicides in Illinois and how to communicate with loved ones during periods of emotional hardship. They gathered in the wake of a string of recent tragedies, including two suicides of young men in Northbrook, the death in a car accident of a Glenbrook North student, the train derailment and bridge collapse that killed a Glenview couple, the drowing death of a 4-year-old Glenview boy, and the sudden death from an illness of a GBN special education teacher. The …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Fisher and LaMonica will remain co-counsel in the wrongful death suit against Union Pacific after a train derailment and subsequent bridge collapse in Northbrook-Glenview.
Chicago's Clifford Law Offices announced today the Lindner family has retained them as lead counsel in the wrongful death suit after last week's bridge collapse. “We’re very experienced trial lawyers in transportation accidents,” Clifford spokeswoman Pamela Menaker said. “We’re highly experienced in terrible tragedies.” The family's initial legal representation, Fisher and LaMonica, will remain on the case as co-counsel. “The railroad has a team of attorneys," Michael LaMonica said. “It’s going to be a very involved case so we decided to get more people involved.” The Sun-Times reported today that Union Pacific has video shot onboard the derailed train, which Union Pacific and the Federal Train Administration are now reviewing. “That …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Union Pacific officials estimate it will take several month to design, procure and install a new permanent viaduct following July 4th's train derailment and subsequent bridge collapse.
Above, find a detour map from Village officials for motorists while Shermer Road is blocked. Union Pacific officials estimate it will take several month to design, procure and install a new permanent viaduct following July 4th's train derailment and subsequent bridge collapse, the villages of Glenview and Northbrook announced Monday. In the meantime, a temporary rail bed embankment constructed by Union Pacific is facilitating freight train traffic, At the request of Glenview and Northbrook officials, a Federal Railroad Administration inspector last Friday examined the structure and confirmed the rail was safe to operate. To stay up to date as this story unfolds, "like" Northbrook Patch or Glenview Patch on Facebook.
Monday, July 9, 2012
The neighboring villages will host a community forum with advice from trauma professionals.
In the aftermath of last week's train derailment and the string of young people who passed away last month, Glenbrook North will hold a presentation and discussion to help community members deal with grief. The event, called Tools for Coping, is scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. in GBN's Sheely Center. It will feature expert presentations, and cover topics such as: Following the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to break-out in smaller discussion groups or meet with counseling professionals. The event was originally scheduled in response to the recent sudden deaths of several high school students and the 4-year-old Glenview boy at Roosevelt Pool, but now welcomes those who are grieving after Wednesday’s train derailment…
Parade guests in Glenview, Northbrook show off their reds, whites, and blues.
This Fourth of July was one of the hottest on record and parade guests in Glenview and Northbrook struggled to keep cool while still managing to display their patriotic pride. Guests had fun coordinating their outfits and finding whimsical ways to incorporate the colors into their attire. Above, have a look at some of Indepedence Day fashions we found. Have your own 4th Fashions you'd like to share? Add them to our gallery by clicking the green 'add a photo' button.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Village officials met Friday with Union Pacific Railroad, the Federal Railroad Administration and IDOT to discuss public safety and disruption of Shermer Road business. A meeting to address resident questions and concerns is scheduled for July 16.
Update on July 6 at 6:40 p.m. The Villages of Glenview and Northbrook have released a second joint statement regarding the temporary bridge built by Union Pacific at the train derailment site. To stay up to date as this story unfolds, "like" either Glenview Patch or Northbrook Patch on Facebook. July 6, 2012 – This afternoon, a representative of the Federal Railroad Administration evaluated the integrity of the temporary bridge erected by Union Pacific Railroad, following the July 4 train derailment and collapse of the viaduct over Shermer Road between Holste and Willow roads on the GlenviewNorthbrook border. The FRA representative confirmed the temporary bridge is structurally sound. The independent inspection by the FRA was one of the …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
A freight train carrying coal from Wyoming to a utility plant in Wisconsin derailed Wednesday, collapsing an overpass bridge near the Northbrook/Glenview border. According to officials, this is the second derailment at this location since 2009.
Update July 6 at 12:10 p.m. Freight service has resumed in one direction along the Union Pacific rail line. Update July 6 at 11:30 p.m. The victims of the collapsed bridge have been identified and their family is pressing charges, the Chicago Tribune reports. Friends identified the victims as Burton Lindner, 69 and Zorine Lindner, 70 of the 100 block of Cornell Court in Glenview. According to the Tribune, the family is planning legal action and attorneys for them appeared in court this morning. Update July 5 at 10:30 a.m. Yesterday afternoon, a witness arrived at the scene with a copy of an October 1974 Chicago Tribune article about a viaduct collapse and subsequent 22-car pileup at the same location. Update July 5 at 9:40 a.m. …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The grocery and snack giant is currently undergoing a major restructuring including a Glenview closure, more jobs in Northfield and a new snack division based in Deerfield.
Earlier this year, Northfield-based Kraft announced it was axing 1,600 jobs throughout North America and intends to shut down its Glenview management center by the end of 2013. While that’s not good news for Glenview, officials in Northfield say they expect the Northfield campus to grow, according to Glenview Announcements. Additionally, as part of Kraft’s restructuring, a Deerfield facility will serve Mondelez International Inc., a new snack products arm (including favorites like Oreo). The company’s North American grocery business will keep the Kraft name and its headquarters on a 73-acre property at Willow and Waukegan roads, bordered by Northbrook to the west and Glenview to the southwest. Kraft will also keep its research and …