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Monday, March 27
Two Metra trains collided at Union Station this morning, injuring 12. A passenger on one of the trains shared live updates on Reddit. Meanwhile, a "blue flash and boom" possibly caused by a blown fuse, filled the Red Line tunnel with smoke and sent riders into a panic.