MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Communities will be hosting both contests again this year!
MERRILLVILLE | The town could be on the verge of terminating its rental registration ordinance.
CALUMET CITY | CSX and Calumet City have come to an agreement to end scheduled yearly payments for a licensing agreement, Treasurer Gerry Tarka announced at Thursday's council meeting.
SPRINGFIELD | The man seeking to unseat Illinois' long-serving attorney general says its time for a change in the office.
CHICAGO | Human trafficking is a significant problem in Chicago and its neighboring suburbs, with thousands of women and girls forced into sex slavery each year, according to experts.
VALPARAISO | The city hopes to learn by the end of the month if it will receive a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to purchase two new rubbish trucks.
PORTAGE | Warehouse 57 will be coming down next year, making way for the next phase of the restoration of the southern development of Lakefront Park.
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VALPARAISO | ValPLAYso is "taking the cure" this weekend so it will be ready for what is expected to be a rush of eager children on fall break Monday when the playground reopens after reconstruction.
GARY | A 13-year-old Gary boy was shot to death Friday night at his home, according to the Lake County coroner's office.
GARY | People marking the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer and signing of the federal Civil Rights Act filled a Genesis Convention Center banquet room Friday evening for a celebration with a keynote speech by the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.
CHICAGO | The candidates for Illinois governor tried to garner support from women voters Friday as Gov. Pat Quinn hosted an event for noted feminist Gloria Steinem and Republican Bruce Rauner's wife was scheduled for a round of television interviews.
GARY | A trust fund was opened this week for the 2-year-old son of a woman who was found dead last weekend in an abandoned building in Gary.
EAST CHICAGO | Residents in the city have one less excuse to avoid exercise with the installment of what Mayor Anthony Copeland is calling an "urban gym" concept at three major parks.
CEDAR LAKE | The Hanover School Board has formally expanded opportunity for public comment during its meetings.
LOWELL | After an April trip to Hawaii for national competition, the Lowell High School Academic Decathlon team will be heading next to Michigan.
ST. JOHN | St. John Clerk-Treasurer Sherry Sury is under court order to permit her staff to cooperate with town officials while she is out sick.
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Days after learning his daughter was among a group of women found slain in abandoned homes in Gary, Bruce Williams said his grief is quickly turning into bitterness.
MERRILLVILLE | A salesperson told Wally Kacznarczyk he could cut him a deal on appliances if he paid in cash.
HARVEY | You've got to hand it to these guys, they sure are brave.
PORTAGE | A Merrillville man is charged with dealing heroin after reportedly leading police on a high speed chase following a traffic stop early Thursday along the Indiana Toll Road.
The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority voted 4-0 Friday morning to close a land deal with Canadian National Railway that will allow the long-stalled airport runway expansion to proceed.
A story in some Thursday editions contained incorrect information about Lake County Sheriff's Department assisting Gary police. Neither Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson nor Police Chief Larry McKinley have issued statements disallowing overtime pay…
LAKE STATION | About 100 residents upset about this week’s firing of police officer William Taylor protested Friday outside Lake Station City Hall, complaining that Taylor’s treatment was politically and personally motivated.
VALPARAISO | Pines Village Retirement Communities is asking for the community’s help as they transform trash into a treasured park bench for the Dunes Learning Center in Chesterton. They’re building the bench by collecting recyclable plastic …
INDIANAPOLIS | The federal grant application that Republican Gov. Mike Pence decided not to submit would have helped send 5,700 more Indiana children to preschool programs, documents show.
CHICAGO (AP) — An off-duty Chicago police has been shot and wounded.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners agreed Thursday to retain the county's self-funded health insurance plan, but with some significant changes for employees to address rising costs.
GLENWOOD | The Brookwood School District 167 School Board's Male Parent Advisory Committee will host a martial arts demonstration Friday to kick off its first session.
VALPARAISO | The Barbauld Agency is a Silver winner in the 2014 Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award competition for its work with Lowell Fitness Edge. “We are so proud to win this award," said Christopher Barbauld, president and idea man for…
LAPORTE | Scary happenings are coming to the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum. County Historian Fern Eddy Schultz will be giving her program “Hauntings of La Porte County at 1 p.m. Saturday. Also, visitors have been writing down some …
ST. JOHN | Crown Point Christian School is a vibrant school with 662 children and 65 staff members who know how to make a difference in the world.
CHICAGO | Mount Carmel High School freshmen students participated in the school’s inaugural weeklong service learning program, IMPACT, aimed at heightening the Catholic and Carmelite identity and mission and expanding service learning opportu…
Valparaiso Family YMCA
CHESTERTON | The “Witches Brew Ha Ha!” will land at the 4th Street Theater this weekend for three performances as three goofy and not-so-spooky witches hit the stage.
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VALPARAISO | The @PCgivingproject is hosting a A Night at the Improv on Nov. 7 at Strongbow to help launch its new giving initiative for young leaders and families.
CHESTERTON | Discovery Charter School's first through fourth graders got to experience art firsthand.
HAMMOND | Winter is just around the corner, signaling that it's time to ready your bird feeders.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Kennel Club will hold its annual AKC Dog Show 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 Division Road.
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