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Last chance to enter NWI Communities Halloween contests

Last chance to enter NWI Communities Halloween contests

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!

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Merrillville could repeal rental registration requirements

MERRILLVILLE | The town could be on the verge of terminating its rental registration ordinance.

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Cal City comes to 99-year agreement with CSX

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.

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Madigan, Schimpf face off for attorney general

Madigan, Schimpf face off for attorney general

SPRINGFIELD | The man seeking to unseat Illinois' long-serving attorney general says its time for a change in the office.

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Illinois officials address human trafficking

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.

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Valpo OKs buying more public works equipment

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.

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Boys & Girls Club costume party

Boys & Girls Club costume party

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Portage commission OKs contract to raze warehouse

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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10 days until election

10 days until election

Election Day, Nov. 4, is approaching rapidly. Before you cast your ballot, visit nwi.com/politics to read about the races, study candidates' responses to The Times' questionnaire, watch videos with some of the candidtes, and see The Times Edi…

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ValPLAYso to be ready for kids on Monday

ValPLAYso to be ready for kids on Monday

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.

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Gary teen, 13, shot to death

GARY | A 13-year-old Gary boy was shot to death Friday night at his home, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

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Freedom Summer, Civil Rights Act celebrated

Freedom Summer, Civil Rights Act celebrated

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.

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Kicking off the year

Kicking off the year

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Illinois governor's race focuses on women voter

Illinois governor's race focuses on women voter

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.

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Fund opened for toddler son of woman found dead in Gary

Fund opened for toddler son of woman found dead in Gary

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.

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East Chicago introduces urban gym concept at three parks

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.

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Hanover School Board expands public comment opportunities

CEDAR LAKE | The Hanover School Board has formally expanded opportunity for public comment during its meetings.

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Tri-Creek board OKs Academic Decathlon team trip

LOWELL | After an April trip to Hawaii for national competition, the Lowell High School Academic Decathlon team will be heading next to Michigan.

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St. John clerk ordered to permit staff cooperation with town officials

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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COMING SUNDAY: Celebrating 10 years of Potempa's Offbeat

The Times marks 10 years of Philip Potempa's daily Offbeat column. Check out Sunday's Lifestyle section for top topics over the past decade, including letters from Emilio Estevez, Nancy Sinatra and Garfield creator Jim Davis. Also get details…

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Father says grief of daughter's slaying turning to bitterness

Father says grief of daughter's slaying turning to bitterness

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. 

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Grant's customers told to pay in cash before sudden closing

Grant's customers told to pay in cash before sudden closing

MERRILLVILLE | A salesperson told Wally Kacznarczyk he could cut him a deal on appliances if he paid in cash.

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Police to box firefighters at HBC 'Battle of the Badges'

Police to box firefighters at HBC 'Battle of the Badges'

HARVEY | You've got to hand it to these guys, they sure are brave.

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Chase results in 60-year-old charged with dealing heroin

Chase results in 60-year-old charged with dealing heroin

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.

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Gary airport expansion notches milestone

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.

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Information incorrect about Gary police patrols

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…

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Rally in support of fired Lake Station cop draws 100 residents

Rally in support of fired Lake Station cop draws 100 residents

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.

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Pines Village seeking plastic for park bench project

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 …

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Grant nixed by Pence would have sent 5,700 to preschool

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.

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Off-duty Chicago police officer shot and wounded

CHICAGO (AP) — An off-duty Chicago police has been shot and wounded.

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Porter County employees, officials to pay for health insurance cuts

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.

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Brookwood Jr. High to host martial arts demo

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.

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Valpo's Barbauld Agency wins top global award

Valpo's Barbauld Agency wins top global award

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…

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Spooky adventures at museum

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 …

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Students and staff donate food to needy

Students and staff donate food to needy

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.

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Mount Carmel freshmen participate in IMPACT service learning program

Mount Carmel freshmen participate in IMPACT service learning program

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…

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Valparaiso Family YMCA

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Rotary Club donations launches theater programming for kids

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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A super event

A super event

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Halloween Happenings

Trick or Treat hours

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Improv group and Underwater Equestrian Team to perform

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.

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Art experience at Lubeznik Art Center

Art experience at Lubeznik Art Center

CHESTERTON | Discovery Charter School's first through fourth graders got to experience art firsthand.

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Jazzed up for the school day

Jazzed up for the school day

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Playing in the band

Playing in the band

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Learn bird feeding basics

Learn bird feeding basics

HAMMOND | Winter is just around the corner, signaling that it's time to ready your bird feeders.

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Lake Shore supports music education at Chesterton High School

Lake Shore supports music education at Chesterton High School

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Home team claims title

Home team claims title

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AKC dog show this weekend

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.

October 24, 2014 12:00 am

Last chance to enter NWI Communities Halloween contests

Last chance to enter NWI Communities Halloween contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

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