The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be making its annual tour, calling at several State Line locations.
Sunday, December 2: Pingree Grove, 9.45 am; Byron, 12.45 pm; and Savanna, 3.15 pm; all in Illinois.
Thursday, December 6: Bensenville, 3.15 pm; Gurnee, 5.50 pm; in Illinois. Sturtevant, 7.20 pm; Milwaukee, 8.35 pm; in Wisconsin.
The train will be on the Route of the Hiawathas on December 7, calling at Wauwatosa, Hartland, Oconomowoc, Watertown, and Columbus, with further calls along the LaCrosse and Milwaukee Division on December 8.
There is still hidden misery in the United States, and it's possible to see some of it from the tracks. The point of running the Holiday Train is to help reduce food insecurity in communities along the line. The entertainment is incidental to that mission, and the performers get it.