On Dec. 10, 2016, Operation North Pole will make its annual train ride to see Santa in the suburbs of Chicago. If you live in the area, event organizers are hoping you’d like to become part of bringing holiday cheer to some wonderful children.
You see, Operation North Pole provides a trip to see Santa for children with serious illnesses and their families. That journey can be made more special by having people line the Union Pacific Northwest Line between the Pingree Road Station in Crystal Lake, Illinois, and the Cumberland Station in Des Plaines, Illinios, cheering the children as they make their way to a visit with Santa for a party at the “North Pole.”
The event, which has 71 families signed up, is also the official unveiling of the holiday-themed train, which has been wrapped each season since 2011. The ONP train will depart Pingree Road at 12:10 p.m. …