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Missing 8-year-old boy found at Howard Red Line station

A Chicago resident has started an online petition asking Metra and the Chicago Transit Authority to install calming blue lights at all train stations as a way to prevent train suicides.

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A missing boy thought to have boarded the wrong Red Line train Friday morning in Lincoln Park was found about two hours later at the Howard station in Rogers Park.

The 8-year-old disappeared about 5 a.m. at the North/Clybourn stop when he may have boarded a train without his father, according to Chicago police.

The boy was found at 7:08 a.m. at the Howard Red Line station, police said. Further details were not provided.