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Defense attorney named Lake County civil division judge

CROWN POINT | Defense attorney Bruce Parent was appointed Tuesday by Gov. Mike Pence as the new Lake Superior Court Civil Division judge.

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Police: Man arrested after hiding liquor in pants

PORTAGE | A Gary man was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly stealing a bottle of liquor and attempting to conceal it in his pants.

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Federal court upholds Indiana right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | A federal appeals court has upheld Indiana's right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees in a split decision.

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North Township dial-a-ride takes leap forward

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.

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15-year-old Chicago Heights boy drowns in Kankakee River

KANKAKEE, Ill. | The Kankakee County coroner say a 15-year-old has drowned in the Kankakee River.

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NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

Some of the stories are action highlights of the competition like the winning touchdown, the perfect kill with the game on the line, the line drive diving catch that stopped the rally in the bottom of the last inning, or perhaps it's the insp…

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Northwest Indiana creatives to gather at design conference

Northwest Indiana's creative industry will gather to mingle and glean perspective at the fifth annual INsight Design Conference.

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Area deaths for Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Akers, Sara, 36, LaPorte

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Council awards contract for sidewalk, concrete repairs

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.

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Where to go with the dogs

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.

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Langbehn stands to lose highest statewide waste district salary

Langbehn stands to lose highest statewide waste district salary

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.

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Dyer awards contract for Canadian National Railway screen

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.

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E-911 compatible radio equipment on order for Crown Point

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.

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VU finally takes possession of former hospital site

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.

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Planning and development employees move to City Hall

HAMMOND | The city's planning and development department is moving to City Hall.

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Will a designer purse end Langbehn's career?

Will a designer purse end Langbehn's career?

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 …

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Dog parks give pets, their owners a place to exercise, socialize

Dog parks give pets, their owners a place to exercise, socialize

Stony, aka “The Sheriff,” barrels up and down the steep grassy hill, breaking up any rough-housing he sees.

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Portage woman critically wounded in Labor Day shooting in E.C.

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.

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Festive occasion

Festive occasion

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Lowell Labor Day Parade celebrates dance

Lowell Labor Day Parade celebrates dance

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.

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End of summer tradition

End of summer tradition

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Photo: Highland Labor Day Festival

Photo: Highland Labor Day Festival

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Great day for a parade

Great day for a parade

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Pullman commemorates Labor Day holiday's origins

Pullman commemorates Labor Day holiday's origins

CHICAGO | For Edward Seibling, a Monday spent at the remains of the one-time Pullman Palace Railcar Co. factory was a unique musical gig.

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Calumet City men arrested following high speed chase, dog bite

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.

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Holladay Properties to market Portage property

PORTAGE | Holladay Properties will market city-owned property here.

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'Chief Happiness Officer' opens PNC Sinai Forum on Sunday

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.

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Summer send-off parade

Summer send-off parade

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.

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Counselors, teachers can learn about career pathways

An upcoming READY NWI program will provide teachers, counselors and principals with information about where their students can find work after graduation.

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Lone bid open for Portage City Hall exterior project

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission opened the single bid this week to complete restoration of the exterior of City Hall.

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Region economy has added jobs for 10 of last 12 months

Region economy has added jobs for 10 of last 12 months

Northwest Indiana added jobs this summer as its economy kept down the path of growth.

September 01, 2014 12:00 pm

Former Rumely House open for tour

Former Rumely House open for tour

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.

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Parks programs promote running for youth

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.

September 01, 2014 12:05 am

Cash for Class raffle to help Valparaiso schools

Cash for Class raffle to help Valparaiso schools

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.

September 01, 2014 12:05 am

Calumet City may erect signs restricting loud music

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.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Commission seeking bids on Robbins Road project

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.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Rauner may be feeling good about his electoral chances

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 …

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Jeffrey, Peterson avenue repairs in Sauk Village to be done by mid-September

SAUK VILLAGE | Village officials said Tuesday they are hopeful construction work being done on Jeffrey and Peterson avenues will be complete by mid-September.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 58: WW II-era tank in Griffith

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 58: WW II-era tank in Griffith

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.

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East Side Scouts present colors at Annunciata Fest

East Side Scouts present colors at Annunciata Fest

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.

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Sportfishing program teaches 4-H youth about natural resources

Sportfishing program teaches 4-H youth about natural resources

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…

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Valpo Car Show and Swap Meet set

Valpo Car Show and Swap Meet set

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Junior and ladies golf leagues form at Cedar Creek

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.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show seeking vendors

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…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Late Start Classes an option at Prairie State College

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…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Annual Humane Society run/walk to feature new route

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 …

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Highland offers Chamber Challenge for teams and families

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…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Longtime teacher retires with memories and satisfaction

Longtime teacher retires with memories and satisfaction

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…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Police: Boy out fishing finds body in Calumet Twp. pond

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Authorities are investigating after a Gary man's body was found Sunday in a pond in Calumet Township, police said.

August 31, 2014 10:45 pm

Defense attorney named Lake County civil division judge

CROWN POINT | Defense attorney Bruce Parent was appointed Tuesday by Gov. Mike Pence as the new Lake Superior Court Civil Division judge.

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Police: Man arrested after hiding liquor in pants

PORTAGE | A Gary man was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly stealing a bottle of liquor and attempting to conceal it in his pants.

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