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Railroad route gets historical marker
North Shore line remembered in ceremony

WAUKEGAN — A state historical sign on the Robert McClory Bike Path marking the site of the defunct North Shore Railroad's Edison Court station was unveiled and dedicated Sunday. It is the only marker along the trail indicating the path is the old right-of-way of the North Shore Line, said Laura Hedien, a Waukegan firefighter and railroad history enthusiast who led a campaign to get the marker erected with the Friends of the North Shore Line and the Waukegan Historical Society. MORE...

ABOVE: Laura Hedien of Waukegan stands with the North Shore Line historical marker that will pinpoint the location of the Edison Court station at Washington Street and Edison Court in Waukegan.

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