Metra takes kids to Des Plaines 'North Pole'

December 11, 2011 4:29:05 PM PST
Mrs. Claus took dozens of Chicago area children fighting illness to the North Pole Sunday to meet Santa.

There were lots of high-fives and happy faces as they arrived at the 'North Pole Train Station,' which, to Metra commuters, may look a lot like the Des Plaines stop.

All the children invited on this day of fun and make believe are fighting serious illnesses.

Organizers hoped to give them a chance to just enjoy the holiday. The event also included presents from Santa.