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Illinois has just under 8,000 railroad crossings. And there are a few reminders with this being National Rail Safety Week says Chip Pew, coordinator of Illinois Operation Lifesaver for the Illinois Commerce Commission.


According to statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration, there were 109 collisions at Illinois rail crossings in 2017, which accounted for 25 deaths and 29 injuries. Only California had more fatalities at crossings with 38. 

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