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Hammond man charged in Lansing homicide

Hammond man charged in Lansing homicide

LANSING | Police said Friday they are holding a Hammond man charged with a robbery and murder last May outside a local service station.

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Lynwood approves $9.21M appropriation ordinance

LYNWOOD | The Village Board on Tuesday approved an ordinance dictating how municipal government will spend its money for the current fiscal year.

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Indianapolis pulls future support for Amtrak line

INDIANAPOLIS | Indianapolis city officials have decided not to provide any additional money to subsidize an Amtrak passenger line between Indi…

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Indianapolis pulls future support for Amtrak line

INDIANAPOLIS | Indianapolis city officials have decided not to provide any additional money to subsidize an Amtrak passenger line between Indi…

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Feds' immigrant figures may not give full story

CHICAGO | Recent data released by the federal government may reflect only a fraction of how many unaccompanied children apprehended at the U.S…

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Fun for everyone at VictorFest in Calumet City this weekend

Fun for everyone at VictorFest in Calumet City this weekend

CALUMET CITY | St. Victor Parish, 553 Hirsch Ave., hosts its VictorFest this weekend with a wide selection of ethnic food, a carnival and live music.

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Youth help clean up parks

Youth help clean up parks

BURNHAM | This summer, the Calumet Memorial Park District has received a grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources which allows …

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Monee Reservoir hosts Kids' Fishing Derby on Aug. 2

Kids ages 5 to 15 are invited to reel in some excitement during the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s “Kids’ Fishing Derby” on Aug. 2,…

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Police investigating Lansing bank robbery

LANSING | Police are looking for three armed men who robbed the Great Lakes Bank, 18120 Torrence Ave., Friday afternoon.

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Hammond man charged in Lansing homicide

Hammond man charged in Lansing homicide

LANSING | Police said Friday they are holding a Hammond man charged with a robbery and murder last May outside a local service station.

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Coming Sunday: A forgiving man overcomes double tragedies

Be sure to pick up Sunday's edition of The Times to read Marc Chase's column about the forgiving spirit of St. John resident Bill Marvel, who,…

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$100K bond for Sauk Village man accused of stealing from military lockers at O'Hare

CHICAGO | Bond was set Friday at $100,000 for a Sauk Village resident who worked at O’Hare International Airport and is suspected of stealing …

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Cal City cop given state award for heroism

Cal City cop given state award for heroism

A Calumet City police officer who saved a 6-month-old baby from a burning home was honored Friday at the bi-annual Illinois Fraternal Order of…

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Trustees approve Sauk Village budget over colleague's objections

SAUK VILLAGE | Village President David Hanks reversed the regular practice of examining a proposed budget page by page Thursday when he painst…

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NJ Gov. Christie to campaign for Rauner in Chicago

CHICAGO | New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is stopping in Chicago on Friday to support Republican Bruce Rauner's campaign for Illinois governor,…

July 25, 2014 6:50 am

Event commemorates life of fallen Marine

Event commemorates life of fallen Marine

LANSING | On July 10, Philip Martini should have been celebrating his 33rd birthday, but his life was cut short by sniper fire while he served…

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Cook County to cut buildings' carbon emissions

CHICAGO | Cook County buildings will be getting greener.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Durbin hails new Chicago gun intelligence effort

CHICAGO | Days after a stray bullet turned an 11-year-old girl into yet another victim of Chicago's gun violence, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin hailed…

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing Public Library to host digital bookmobile national tour event, share book experience

Lansing Public Library to host digital bookmobile national tour event, share book experience

LANSING | The Digital Bookmobile National Tour (www.digitalbookmobile.com) will showcase the free eBook service at the Lansing Public Library,…

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Information session for returning adults Aug. 12 at PSC

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Prairie State College is hosting a New Directions information session for returning adult students from 6 to 8 p.m., Aug. 12…

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Crete Crush rallies to stay alive before being eliminated from NSA World Series

Crete Crush rallies to stay alive before being eliminated from NSA World Series

MERRILLVILLE | Say what you will about softball's international tiebreaker format, but it makes far greater sense than "stoppage time" in soccer.

July 24, 2014 8:30 pm

Cook County sheriff's police looking for DUI, seat belt violations

Don't drive drunk and buckle up in Cook County this weekend.

July 24, 2014 8:15 pm

GOP Rauner's campaign ad used made-up headlines

GOP Rauner's campaign ad used made-up headlines

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A campaign ad from the Republican candidate for Illinois governor is being called into question for tailoring — and even m…

July 24, 2014 3:51 pm

Jobless rates fall in all Illinois metro areas

CHICAGO | The state Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates dropped in June in all 12 Illinois metro areas. It was the third…

July 24, 2014 1:35 pm

Quinn backs county ballot measure on gun laws

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn has thrown his support behind a Cook County ballot measure that asks voters to weigh in on Illinois gun laws.

July 24, 2014 1:25 pm

Ford 2Q profit up 6 percent to $1.3 billion

Ford 2Q profit up 6 percent to $1.3 billion

DEARBORN, Mich. | Ford Motor Co. beat Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter as it chalked up a record profit in North America and m…

July 24, 2014 1:00 pm

Glenwood Cougars teaching life lessons along with football and cheerleading

Glenwood Cougars teaching life lessons along with football and cheerleading

GLENWOOD | Generations of children have learned structure and discipline through participation in the Glenwood Cougars Football and Cheerleadi…

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T.F. South students offer 1965 class gift

T.F. South students offer 1965 class gift

THROWBACK THURSDAY | The Times is celebrating our region's rich history. Check out our gallery on nwi.com and share an historic photo(s) with …

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Sauk Village to join cities nationwide for 'American's Night Out Against Crime'

SAUK VILLAGE | On Aug. 5, neighborhoods throughout Sauk Village are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for …

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Schererville woman killed in Bishop Ford accident

CHICAGO | A 64-year-old Schererville woman died Wednesday after her car was struck on the Bishop Ford Freeway by a tire that flew off of a veh…

July 23, 2014 8:01 pm

Cook County voters to be asked about firearms in November

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board approved a pair of referendum questions asking voters in the Nov. 4 general elections if the state should requ…

July 23, 2014 3:22 pm

Illinois man retried, found not guilty in slaying

CHICAGO | A suburban Chicago man who was granted a new trial for a slaying he was convicted of nearly two decades ago has been acquitted and set free.

July 23, 2014 3:16 pm

Ill. lawmaker: Concealed carry law 'complicated'

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A state senator said the law he helped push through that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is too tough…

July 23, 2014 2:00 pm

Illinois patients to docs: 'What about marijuana?'

CHICAGO | Illinois doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice organizations are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new…

July 23, 2014 12:14 pm

High waves prompt Lake Michigan beach hazard advisory

High waves prompt Lake Michigan beach hazard advisory

A forecast including waves as high as 11 feet on Lake Michigan prompted a beach hazard statement for Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Cook counties t…

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Attorneys begin battle over Marigliano's back pay

CHICAGO | With the Lynwood Fire and Police Board reinstating a fired police officer, attorneys on Wednesday began to fight over whether he is …

July 23, 2014 11:00 am

Military briefs

King completes Air Force basic training

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Head to the dunes for nature programs

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a variety of programs this month on the shores of Lake Michigan. For more information, call (219) …

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Make a splash with new adventures

My family’s summer days are flying by and have been filled with backyard playtime, trips to the local parks and a few mini adventures.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Volunteering is a way of life for Hammond retiree

Volunteering is a way of life for Hammond retiree

On any given day, Anne Herbert is working behind the scenes to improve the lives of those in her community and across the country.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Village board postpones municipal budget approval

SAUK VILLAGE | The Village Board postponed giving its approval to a municipal budget for the current fiscal year.

July 22, 2014 10:30 pm

Lansing joins chorus of police warning of IRS phone scam

LANSING | Police in Lansing have joined several other region agencies in warning residents of a phone scam involving a person who claims to wo…

July 22, 2014 6:13 pm

Iowa filmmaker to make Lincoln Tomb documentary

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | An Iowa filmmaker plans to make a documentary about Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield, Ill.

July 22, 2014 4:07 pm

170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois

BELLEVILLE, Ill. | Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money.

July 22, 2014 3:56 pm

Driver charged in Will County crash that killed 4

JOLIET, Ill. | A semi-truck driver involved in crash that killed four people southwest of Chicago was driving too fast and falsified entries i…

July 22, 2014 3:51 pm

Lawyers: Factor court decision into pensions case

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. |— Lawyers representing state retiree groups said Tuesday they aim to use a recent Supreme Court decision on health care ben…

July 22, 2014 3:46 pm

Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair and impro…

July 22, 2014 2:45 pm

To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

CHICAGO | Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea — fight…

July 22, 2014 1:51 pm

Understanding Flood Risks

Many property owners do not know the basics about flooding or flood insurance. To make informed decisions, residents and business owners need …

July 22, 2014 12:00 am

Calumet City to host hearing on appropriation ordinance

CALUMET CITY | The city is hosting a public hearing on its appropriations ordinance at 6 p.m. July 29 in the council chambers at City Hall, 20…

July 22, 2014 12:00 am

Village board recommends county property tax breaks

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board gave its recommendations Monday to a pair of property tax breaks from Cook County government.

July 21, 2014 11:17 pm
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