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16-Year-Old Girl Shot While Walking to School in Chicago

16-Year-Old Girl Shot While Walking to School in Chicago

A 16-year-old girl was shot Thursday morning while walking to school in Chicago, police said.

3 Bladed Weapons, Gun Used in Gage Park Family Massacre

3 Bladed Weapons, Gun 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.

Chicago to Host 2017 NHL Draft: Reports

Chicago to Host 2017 NHL Draft: Reports

The 2017 NHL draft is coming to Chicago, sources tell ESPN.

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.

Breakthrough: Scientists Detect Einstein-Predicted Ripples

Breakthrough: Scientists Detect Einstein-Predicted Ripples

In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century...

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.