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Starved Rock killer, convicted in 1960 murder case, is granted parole on his 24th try

CHICAGO - Months before the 60th anniversary of the Starved Rock State Park murders, in which three suburban Chicago women were killed during a daytime hike, the man long imprisoned for the haunting crime has finally won his parole.

Voting Thursday morning in Springfield, the Illinois Prisoner Review Board rendered a 9-to-4 decision in favor of Chester Weger's release. In each of the last two years, the board had denied Weger by one vote. He will not be released for at least 90 days per a request from the Illinois attorney general's office, which is expected to have Weger evaluated under the state's sexually violent persons law, which allows for continued civil commitment if a person is

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