Franklin Park Fest, Railroad Day return this weekend

Franklin Park was founded by a train passing through, now each year they celebrate Railroad Day in June. Railroad Day is celebrated with Franklin Park Fest which lasts through Sunday afternoon with free live music, food vendors, a carnival for the kids and a beer and wine garden for the adults.

Canadian Pacific train derails in Franklin Park near Chicago

Two cars of a Canadian Pacific train derailed in a suburb of Chicago on Sunday. The train derailment happened around 12:45 p.m. in Franklin Park, leading to closed crossings and hours’ worth of cleanup. One car was carrying wheat and the other was empty, Canadian Pacific said in a statement.