Evansville finally seeing restitution

More than three years ago, on the evening of June 25 around 8:30 p.m., there was a derailment in Evansville. The village has been working since then to get compensation for the damage.

In the incident, six train cars spilled out their loads of coal and damaged village streets and property in the areas of Second, Pine, Spring, Third, Fourth and Sixth Streets.

The matter has been discussed quite often by the village board, most often in the board expressing their frustrations in getting nowhere with Union Pacific. However, at their September meeting, Village President Kenny Kempfer was able to report that he had been informed by State Representative David Freiss’ office that the village would finally be getting some resolution.

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