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3 ‘Edge Weapons’ Used in Gage Park Family Massacre

3 ‘Edge Weapons’ Used in Gage Park Family Massacre

Three “edge weapons” were used to carry out a gruesome murder of six family members in their Gage Park neighborhood home, police said.

Could Illinois Soon See 99-Cent Gas Prices?

Could Illinois Soon See 99-Cent Gas Prices?

Illinois is one of nine states that hit a 12-year low Thursday. Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Kansas and North Dakota are also on that lucky list.

Normal Metra UP/West Service Resumes

Normal Metra UP/West Service Resumes

Normal train service will resume on Metra’s Union Pacific/West Line Thursday morning after a fire damaged signal equipment earlier this week at a railroad facility in west suburban Melrose Park.

29 School Districts Get Help Financing Building Projects

29 School Districts Get Help Financing Building Projects

The Illinois State Board of Education has approved 29 school districts for low-interest and zero-interest bonds to pay for the construction and remodeling of schools.

Oregon Occupiers: We're Turning Ourselves In

Oregon Occupiers: We're Turning Ourselves In

The remaining four occupiers at an Oregon federal wildlife refuge said they planned to turn themselves in Thursday morning after being surrounded by FBI agents overnight. The FBI's move to encircle the...

Chicago Transit Overhaul Gets $156M in New Federal Funds

Chicago Transit Overhaul Gets $156M in New Federal Funds

The federal government is steering $156 million in new funding to help Chicago modernize congested and aging sections of its busiest commuter rail corridor.