Glenview police said around 7 p.m. on Friday, 15-year-old Ryan McDonagh was struck by the train at the Glen of North Glenview train station.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Initial reports said McDonagh was on foot when he was hit by the train.
The Illinois Commerce Commission said an estimated 70 people die on and around railroad tracks and property throughout Illinois each year.
McDonagh’s death was ruled an accident in an autopsy released Saturday.