Cherry Valley

The shopping malls are packed already this morning: Black Friday has been underway for hours. Temperatures are short and patience is thin, so be careful where you park.  

Illinois wants Canadian National Railway to pay for restocking the Rock River after 72,000 fish died following the fiery June 2009 derailment of a CN train in Cherry Valley.

The Rockford Register Star reports that Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office filed an amended legal complaint filed in Winnebago County Court stating that ethanol from the 2 million gallons on the derailed train spilled into a nearby creek.

The National Transportation Safety Board released its final report Tuesday on a deadly 2009 train derailment in Winnebago County.