Boy, 8, struck by CTA train in Evanston: police

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EVANSTON, Ill. -- Evanston police say an 8-year-old boy was injured after he was struck by a CTA train near the city's Dempster Street stop.

Police say the boy was hit while walking along the tracks with another boy around 1 p.m. Saturday. Both were transported to St. Francis hospital.

The boy who was struck is in critical condition with head injuries. The second boy was not injured.

Police say the two went missing from a nearby foster home earlier today. The CTA Purple Line was shut down for a short time after the accident but is now running.

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