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Lawmakers to resume probe of Quinn anti-violence program

SPRINGFIELD | The federal prosecutor overseeing central Illinois has told state lawmakers they can resume hearings into Gov. Pat Quinn's contr…

22 hours ago

Bond hearing set for man accused of SIU threats

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man charged with mailing threats of rapes, killings, bombings and beheadings to Southern Illinois University's Carbon…

6 hours ago

2 Illiana Christian students named National Merit semifinalists

LANSING | Illiana Christian High School announced Wednesday that seniors Stephanie Rietveld, of Crown Point, and Sam Vant Hoff, of South Holla…

13 hours ago

2 Illiana Christian students named National Merit semifinalists

LANSING | Illiana Christian High School announced Wednesday that seniors Stephanie Rietveld, of Crown Point, and Sam Vant Hoff, of South Holla…

13 hours ago

Business & Career Institute to bring small business workshops back to Oak Forest

SOUTH HOLLAND | South Suburban College’s Business & Career Institute and SCORE have once again partnered to bring free business workshops …

13 hours ago

Illinois measure would give victims more rights

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois voters going to the polls in November will be asked whether victims should have greater rights protected by the state c…

13 hours ago

SSC gets $225K in state aid to help adult education

SOUTH HOLLAND | South Suburban College will receive funding from state government for the second straight year to help the school’s adult educ…

13 hours ago

D.215 dual credit program saves students, families time and money

D.215 dual credit program saves students, families time and money

CALUMET CITY | Since 2008, the College Step-Up program has saved District 215 families more than $247,000 in college tuition. The College Step…

13 hours ago

Reel in fall catches for fun

We recently returned from a family vacation to Gatlinburg, Tenn., where my aunt and uncle celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary by renewin…

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PSC Job Fair is Oct. 15

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Representatives from companies and institutions from across the metropolitan Chicago area will be recruiting for full-time, …

13 hours ago

Consumer Wellness Advocate certification training workshop this month at SSC

SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Suburban College Business & Career Institute is hosting Consumer Wellness Advocate Certification Training for in…

13 hours ago

Madigan: Nurses' training will help prosecute sexual assault cases

Madigan: Nurses' training will help prosecute sexual assault cases

HAZEL CREST | Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan spoke Tuesday to  nurses receiving specialized training in how to handle sexual assault c…

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Suspects in Harvey hostage standoff plead not guilty

MARKHAM | Two suspects from an August hostage standoff in Harvey during which a police officer was wounded entered not guilty pleas Tuesday at…

18 hours ago

Lawmakers to resume probe of Quinn anti-violence program

SPRINGFIELD | The federal prosecutor overseeing central Illinois has told state lawmakers they can resume hearings into Gov. Pat Quinn's contr…

22 hours ago

FBI: Chicago man threatened beheadings at SIU

ST. LOUIS | Federal investigators say a Chicago man accused of mailing threats of rapes, killings, bombings and beheadings at a Southern Illin…

September 30, 2014 12:54 pm

National Manufacturing Day to shine light on sector

Students often overlook manufacturing as a career path, but Manufacturing Day hopes to make them more aware of the option.

September 30, 2014 12:28 pm

O'Hare, Midway airports nearing normal capacity

O'Hare, Midway airports nearing normal capacity

CHICAGO | The Federal Aviation Administration says Chicago's airports are nearing normal activity after a fire at an air traffic control cente…

September 30, 2014 11:03 am Related

Emanuel pushes ban on asking about criminal record

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to expand a state law that prevents employers from asking job seekers about their criminal rec…

September 30, 2014 8:33 am

Bond denied for Highland native in Chicago-area FAA fire

Bond denied for Highland native in Chicago-area FAA fire

CHICAGO (AP) — A magistrate judge ordered a suburban Chicago man held without bond Monday on charges he set a fire at an air traffic control c…

September 30, 2014 6:37 am Related

D.205 approves $100M budget for current school year

DOLTON | The Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board has approved a budget in excess of $100 million for operations of the dis…

September 30, 2014 12:00 am

GOP opposition to school funding bill irks Manar

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois House Republicans, fearing that majority Democrats could take money away from their suburban Chicago school districts i…

September 29, 2014 10:15 pm

Calumet City man killed in wreck on Dan Ryan in Chicago

CHICAGO | A Calumet City man died and a Schererville man was one of two people taken to hospitals Monday after a four-vehicle crash on the sou…

September 29, 2014 7:45 pm

Modern Forge ramping up production, staff in Merrillville

Modern Forge ramping up production, staff in Merrillville

Third-generation family-owned Modern Forge has moved from a rambling complex of 50 buildings in Blue Island to a new state-of-the-art facility…

September 29, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Durbin, Oberweis debate background checks for guns

Durbin, Oberweis debate background checks for guns

CHICAGO | U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and GOP challenger Jim Oberweis disagreed Monday on whether to require universal background checks for firearm…

September 29, 2014 4:02 pm Photos

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Renovation work begins at Chicago's Wrigley Field

Renovation work begins at Chicago's Wrigley Field

CHICAGO | Hard hats have replaced baseball caps at historic Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs prepare to start a massive renovation project.

September 29, 2014 3:55 pm

S&P raises Cal City bond rating

CALUMET CITY | Standard and Poor's has raised Calumet City's municipal bond rating in a report dated Sept. 3, Treasurer Gerry Tarka has announced.

September 29, 2014 2:27 pm

FAA orders review of Chicago air traffic snarl

FAA orders review of Chicago air traffic snarl

WASHINGTON | The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing security practices and how it deals with unexpected incidents throughout its air…

September 29, 2014 11:00 am Related

Sauk Village now caught up on all union negotiations

SAUK VILLAGE | Sauk Village board members took their final step in getting up to date with union negotiations at their meeting last week.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am

Crete Park District, Lions Club develop new park

CRETE | The Crete Park District is scheduled to open a new public park Wednesday in the Deer Meadows subdivision.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am

Voters soon will receive info on ballot questions

Some time this week, voters will begin receiving booklets in the mail courtesy of the Illinois Secretary of State's office.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am

Local Boy Scout brings Little Free Libraries to Homewood-Flossmoor parks

Local Boy Scout brings Little Free Libraries to Homewood-Flossmoor parks

FLOSSMOOR | Henry Heligas, Eagle Scout candidate from Homewood Troop 342, in cooperation with the Friends of Flossmoor Library and the Friends…

September 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Manufacturing Day scheduled Oct. 2 at Prairie State College

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Prairie State College is celebrating Manufacturing Day with an exhibitor fair from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 2, in the P…

September 29, 2014 12:00 am

Crossing the Line -- Income Tax

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas fo…

September 28, 2014 12:05 am

Military briefs

Joseph Chung, an Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet at Indiana University, Bloomington, has graduated from the Leader Development and…

September 28, 2014 12:05 am

Citizens Savings Foundation gives $118K to local charities

SCHERERVILLE | The Citizens Savings Foundation has awarded $118,000 to local charities.

September 28, 2014 12:05 am

D.215 officials concerned about number of students transferring into district

CALUMET CITY | Just over 10 percent of the total enrollment of the Thornton Fractional high schools this year are students transferring into t…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Local school chiefs wary of proposed education funding reform bill

CALUMET CITY | Count Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 Superintendent Creg Williams among those who are wary of a bill pen…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Crete trustees reviewing resumes for new village administrator

CRETE | Village Board members have spent recent weeks weeding through the resumes of nearly 20 people who have expressed interest in becoming …

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing's Prodigy Prep Academy now before- and after-school care facility

Lansing's Prodigy Prep Academy now before- and after-school care facility

LANSING | Former daycare center Prodigy Preparatory Academy, 18601 Wentworth Ave., is now a before- and after-school care program, according t…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing Library announces October programs for adults

LANSING | The Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., invites the public to participate in its  October programs for adults. For more infor…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

LARC to hold annual fish fry fundraiser

This past week at the Lansing Historical Society September meeting, I got the chance to learn more about a great organization in Lansing that …

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Air traffic center fire snarls Chicago flights

CHICAGO | A contract employee set fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center where he worked, bringing two of the nation's busiest …

September 27, 2014 12:00 am Related

Architecture students to study Beecher Mausoleum for class project

BEECHER | Students of the University of Illinois architecture school will be in the village today to document the character of the Beecher Mau…

September 27, 2014 12:00 am

Bloom Trail parents can test drive a Ford at parent/teacher conference

STEGER | Parents of Bloom Trail High School students will be able to test-drive, and purchase, a new car at the parent/teacher conferences on Monday.

September 27, 2014 12:00 am

Calumet City approves repairs, resurfacing project

CALUMET CITY | The Calumet City council approved a number of spending measures this week.

September 27, 2014 12:00 am

Talent on display at Fall Craft Fair

Talent on display at Fall Craft Fair

September 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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At age 99, professor continues research

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | Targeting a primary cause of heart disease might be enough for one research lifetime, but Fred Kummerow doesn't rest on past glory.

September 27, 2014 12:00 am

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September 27, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago man enters plea deal in child intimidation case

CROWN POINT | A Chicago man pleaded guilty Friday to a lesser charge of intimidation after admitting to threatening a young girl he inappropri…

September 26, 2014 8:15 pm

Coming Sunday: Census reveals migration trends in the region

The latest census figures show the region's population continuing its migration to the south and east.

September 26, 2014 5:26 pm

Hammond mayor, VU football team rerouted by Chicago air stoppage

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. arrived at Chicago's Midway Airport at 7 a.m. Friday to find the airport in chaos.

September 26, 2014 2:45 pm Related

Flight disruption cancels Steinem stop with Quinn

CHICAGO | Famed women's rights activist Gloria Steinem's trip to Chicago was postponed Friday because of travel disruptions at O'Hare Internat…

September 26, 2014 2:27 pm
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