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GEL NEWS: Woman struck and killed by Metra UPW train

An outbound Union Pacific West Line Metra train struck and killed a woman in Glen Ellyn Monday afternoon, and is still stopped there as authorities investigate the incident. UPW Train No. 33, which left Ogilvie Station in Chicago at 12:40 p.m., struck and killed a 56-year-old woman near the Glen Ellyn station about 1:30 p.m., according to Metra and Glen Ellyn police.
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GEL NEWS: New Restaurant to Open at Former Grattos Restaurant Location

Gratto's Restaurant on the corner of Duane and Main Streets in downtown Glen Ellyn to close and new restaurant to open. The name of the new restaurant is Flour + Wine.

This restaurant location has witnessed multiple restaurant concepts fail over the past decade since the closing of Glen Ellyn Brewery over 10 years ago.

Whelan unseats Formento in DuPage Forest Dist. 4

Tim Whelan of Wheaton has unseated longtime DuPage County Forest Preserve Commissioner Mike Formento of Glen Ellyn in their race for the Republican nomination in District 4. With all 134 precincts reporting, Whelan received roughly 54 percent of the vote, while Formento garnered about 46 percent.Read More

Glen Ellyn commuters could be impacted by the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee decision to cut $450 million a year for CTA, Metra and Pace capital improvement projects.

According to Crain's Chicago Business, Chicago-area mass-transit leaders are screaming at the top of their lungs about a bill awaiting a vote in the U.S. House that they say could cost the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace as much as $450 million a year in capital funds.

GEL NEWS: After 11 meetings, Glen Ellyn OKs Memorial Field lights

After 11 Glen Ellyn plan commission hearings and two village board meetings, village trustees unanimously gave approval Monday to a controversial proposal to install lights at a Glenbard West High School practice field. "I think that character and reputation will be shown off even more by adding this particular new phase to Glenbard West and the community," Trustee Phil Hartweg said. Read more.

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