CROWN POINT | Defense attorney Bruce Parent was appointed Tuesday by Gov. Mike Pence as the new Lake Superior Court Civil Division judge.
PORTAGE | A Gary man was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly stealing a bottle of liquor and attempting to conceal it in his pants.
INDIANAPOLIS | A federal appeals court has upheld Indiana's right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees in a split decision.
People calling to schedule a trip on North Township's dial-a-ride bus service now have their calls answered 24 hours a day by live operators thanks to a new contract between the township and Prompt Ambulance.
KANKAKEE, Ill. | The Kankakee County coroner say a 15-year-old has drowned in the Kankakee River.
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CALUMET CITY | The City Council awarded a contract for the city's sidewalk and concrete program that will oversee repairs across the south suburban community.
Dog parks and dog-friendly facilities dot the area from Chicago’s beaches through Porter County. Most charge an annual membership fee and all require proof of up-to-date immunization for the canine family member.
At least $107,000 in annual salary and compensation, a $600-per-month government funded take-home vehicle and a district credit card used for thousands of dollars in meal purchases and gas annually could all be at risk Wednesday.
DYER | The sole bid for Phase One of the Canadian National Railway tracks landscape screening project has come in over budget, but the Town Council accepted it anyway.
CROWN POINT | Officials have approved the purchase of $710,112 in new radio equipment compatible with the Lake County consolidated E-911 central dispatch system.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University officially took possession of all the former Porter Regional Hospital properties in the city last week and will begin converting them for its own uses.
HAMMOND | The city's planning and development department is moving to City Hall.
Jeff Langbehn's 21-year tenure as director of the Lake County solid waste district has survived a multimillion-dollar lawsuit settlement, a failed trash-to-ethanol contract costing taxpayers thousands more and a nearly successful legislative …
Stony, aka “The Sheriff,” barrels up and down the steep grassy hill, breaking up any rough-housing he sees.
EAST CHICAGO | A Portage woman is in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn following an early morning shooting on Labor Day that could be drug related.
LOWELL | A dance troupe performed Monday atop a pretty-in-pastels, frothy float paying tribute to "The Joy of Dancing," this year's theme for the 95th Annual Lowell Labor Day Parade.
CHICAGO | For Edward Seibling, a Monday spent at the remains of the one-time Pullman Palace Railcar Co. factory was a unique musical gig.
HAMMOND | A simple trip to the grocery store late Saturday ended in a high speed chase, a dog bite and an arrest for two Calumet City men.
PORTAGE | Holladay Properties will market city-owned property here.
Jenn Lim, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer at Delivering Happiness, will be the opening speaker Sunday at the Purdue North Central Sinai Forum's 61st season.
MALDEN | With her dog, Tedi, perched in her lap, Gladys Baum, 81, sat in a lawn chair in her front yard Monday morning awaiting the start of the Malden Labor Day Parade.
An upcoming READY NWI program will provide teachers, counselors and principals with information about where their students can find work after graduation.
PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission opened the single bid this week to complete restoration of the exterior of City Hall.
Northwest Indiana added jobs this summer as its economy kept down the path of growth.
LAPORTE | A mansion with roots to LaPorte's beginnings will be open for the public to view and, if they wish, offer to buy it.
Porter County Parks & Recreation officials are introducing local youths to the joy of running through their Youth Cross Country and Girls on the Run programs.
How would you like to win $100,000 and help Valparaiso Community Schools students and teachers? The Valpo Schools Foundation is hosting a Cash for Class 50/50 Raffle to raise funds for scholarships and classroom grants.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council is considering installing new street signs advising motorists to avoid playing music loudly while passing through a particular part of town.
PORTAGE | More than two years after it was proposed, the city's Redevelopment Commission will seek bids on a project aimed to improve traffic flow at Willowcreek and Robbins roads.
With Gov. Pat Quinn reeling from the double whammy of two separate probes of his administration, Republican Bruce Rauner headed into the Labor Day weekend feeling better about his chances of ending a decade's worth of Democratic power in the …
SAUK VILLAGE | Village officials said Tuesday they are hopeful construction work being done on Jeffrey and Peterson avenues will be complete by mid-September.
Technically, the WW II-era tank sitting in Griffith's Central Park near the town's war memorial is the M4A1E8 Sherman Medium Tank, but it could just as easily be called the Christenson family tank.
CHICAGO | For the fourth time this summer the Cub Scouts of Pack 773 donned their uniforms and performed the opening ceremonies for another community event.
Lake County youth went fishing this summer thanks to the Lake County 4-H Sportfishing program. Forty-seven young people enrolled in this annual program which teaches youth about fish, fishing, aquatic habitats, and the conservation of Indiana…
CEDAR LAKE | Fall junior golf leagues will meet Tuesdays, Sept. 2 to Oct. 21, at Cedar Creek Family Golf Course, 10483 W. 109th Ave. Registration and payment is required by calling (219) 365-2902.
WHEATFIELD | The Wheatfield Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for the 10th annual Sandhill Crane Festival & Car Show, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 in downtown Wheatfield. According to Dianne Cochran, chamber vice preside…
One of the great things about a community college is the flexibility in course scheduling. Since community colleges understand that students have complicated, busy and demanding lives, they offer many flexible options for students to obtain t…
MUNSTER | Lace up those sneakers and hit the pavement as Humane Society Calumet Area and Lan-Oak Park District host the fourth annual Spay the Stray 5K Run/Walk on Saturday in Lansing, Ill. Registration takes place from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. and …
HIGHLAND | The Highland Chamber is hosting a new event called The Chamber Challenge from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 13. This challenging family-friendly race will have teams solving clues, tackling challenges and running, walking and biking all aroun…
After 22 years of teaching math and science to seventh- and eighth-graders at Trinity Lutheran School in Crown Point, Laura Sauerman began this school year without the sounds of school bells ringing in her ears. That's because she has retired…
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Authorities are investigating after a Gary man's body was found Sunday in a pond in Calumet Township, police said.
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