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U of C professor encouraged learning

U of C professor encouraged learning

University of Chicago sociology professor Donald J. Bogue was passionate about education, politics and music.

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Glenwood questioning EPA regulations

GLENWOOD | Village officials are questioning the need for Environmental Protection Agency regulations on home sprinkler systems in Glenwood.

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Glenwood questioning EPA regulations

GLENWOOD | Village officials are questioning the need for Environmental Protection Agency regulations on home sprinkler systems in Glenwood.

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All-Stars beat Chicago Queens

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 …

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GSU to host undergraduate open house Saturday

UNIVERSITY PARK | Governors State University will hold an open house for freshman and transfer students from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

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Police: Half kilogram of heroin found in Cicero, Ill., man's car

VALPARAISO | A Cicero, Ill., man traveling the Indiana Toll Road with his mother and a juvenile was arrested Tuesday after police found a poun…

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Lake officials open E-911 bids

CROWN POINT | There was no shortage this week of companies competing for contracts to build Lake County's E-911 public safety communications system.

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Illinois sends schools checks on time, a rare move

CHICAGO | Illinois schools have received promised grant payments from the state on time for the first time since 2007 — but in another sign of…

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Mother of 5 shot dead on Chicago expressway

CHICAGO | A 24-year-old mother of five was shot to death while driving on the Dan Ryan Expressway on Chicago's South Side, less than a year af…

21 hours ago

Family enjoys Festival of the Lakes Special Person’s day

Family enjoys Festival of the Lakes Special Person’s day

Evelyn Wilson, who has three special needs children, says her family appreciates all the city of Hammond and the many volunteers do to help th…

21 hours ago

Hammond arts community thriving

Hammond arts community thriving

Whether at Towle Theater or Paul Henry’s Art Gallery or through the efforts of Books, Brushes and Bands for Education theater and the arts are…

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Hammond Marina and Wolf Lake Pavilion offer summer fun for the entire family

Hammond Marina and Wolf Lake Pavilion offer summer fun for the entire family

Hammond Marina Coordinator Susan Tabers said there will be plenty of family fun at the marina this summer.

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Judge: Lynwood Fire and Police Board in contempt of court

CHICAGO | South suburban Lynwood's Fire and Police Board has until Monday night to reinstate a police officer fired last year, or else the vil…

23 hours ago

Hammond College Bound Scholarship Program benefits local families

Hammond College Bound Scholarship Program benefits local families

Hammond’s College Bound Scholarship Program has saved city families hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition.

July 09, 2014 11:45 am Photos

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Hammond officials say economic development is thriving

Hammond officials say economic development is thriving

Africa Tarver, Director of Economic Development and Phil Taillon, Executive Director of Planning and Development in Hammond say economic devel…

July 09, 2014 8:45 am Photos

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Hammond woman grateful for Hammond Parks Program

Hammond woman grateful for Hammond Parks Program

Evelyn Wilson says the Hammond Parks Summer Program has been extremely beneficial for her three special needs children.

July 09, 2014 7:15 am Photos

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Visitor trapped in Chicago jail for about 30 hours

CHICAGO (AP) — A visitor to Chicago's Cook County Jail was trapped inside for about 30 hours over the July Fourth weekend.

July 09, 2014 7:00 am

Revitalization, restaurants, shops and festivals attract new residents to Hammond

Revitalization, restaurants, shops and festivals attract new residents to Hammond

New Hammond residents Rick Soria and Scott Fech were drawn to the city because of its revitalization, restaurants, shops, festivals and proxim…

July 09, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Festival of the Lakes Schedule: Something for everyone

Festival of the Lakes Schedule: Something for everyone

Music in the Air

July 09, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Promoting good health in Hammond

Promoting good health in Hammond

A healthy city is important because good health enables clear thinking, which makes for better life choices, increased self-esteem and sets a …

July 09, 2014 3:00 am Photos

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The Cancer Support Center's Mokena location moves to larger site

The Cancer Support Center's Mokena location moves to larger site

MOKENA, Ill. | The Cancer Support Center hosted an open house and Mokena Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony recently at their new Mok…

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Social Security honors veterans

In the United States, people do a lot to recognize and honor the heroes who serve in the Armed Forces and those who paid the ultimate sacrific…

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Starved Rock makes great escape from city

From time to time, we city dwellers need to find little escapes. Luckily Illinois offers many beautiful outposts for adventurous day trips.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Gov. Quinn focuses on GOP challenger's tax returns

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn called on Republican challenger Bruce Rauner to release complete income tax returns, saying Tuesday that the document…

July 08, 2014 9:55 pm

Lawmakers moving forward with probe of anti-violence program

SPRINGFIELD | The co-chairmen of a legislative panel probing a controversial anti-violence program say they have no plans to put the investiga…

July 08, 2014 7:02 pm

Major traffic woes ahead for U.S. 30

PORTAGE | Major traffic tie-ups along U.S. 30 on both sides of the state line are expected to occur later this month.

July 08, 2014 5:40 pm

Lansing teen charged as adult in July 4 shooting

LANSING | A 17-year-old from Lansing is being charged as adult in the shooting of a 27-year-old man early July 4, according to a news release …

July 08, 2014 5:30 pm

Body pulled from Lake Michigan identified

CHICAGO | Authorities say an Arlington Heights woman's body was pulled from Lake Michigan near downtown Chicago about a month after a boating …

July 08, 2014 12:30 pm

Six injured in separate Chicago Heights shootings

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Police are investigating two separate Monday shootings that left six people injured, two of them in critical condition, poli…

July 08, 2014 12:05 pm

South Holland awards contract for police camera, recording equipment

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board approved a contract to provide camera and recording equipment in the new police headquarters scheduled to op…

July 08, 2014 11:56 am

South Shore upgrading wire system

CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — The South Shore commuter rail line in northern Indiana will bus people between Michigan City and South Bend starting M…

July 08, 2014 7:05 am

Panel says Chicago minimum wage should be $13

CHICAGO (AP) — A panel has recommended that Chicago raise its minimum wage to $13 an hour.

July 08, 2014 6:04 am

No practicing on patients: New docs get boot camp

CHICAGO | First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers' bellies, stitching up gaping woun…

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Local fire departments share in $1.8M grant

HOMEWOOD | The Homewood Fire Department has received a $1.8 million grant that will help it and 19 local fire departments, including Lansing, …

July 08, 2014 12:00 am

Cal City steakhouse hosts mobile blood drive July 28

CALUMET CITY | Patrons of Outback Steakhouse, 2005 River Oaks Drive, who participate in the LifeSource mobile blood drive in the restaurant’s …

July 08, 2014 12:00 am

14 killed, dozens hurt in Chicago shootings

CHICAGO | Extra police officers on Chicago's streets weren't enough to quell a long weekend of violence that ended with 14 people shot to deat…

July 07, 2014 7:46 pm

Voter gloominess shapes race for Illinois governor

CHICAGO | The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt, d…

July 07, 2014 5:17 pm

Harvey woman in jail, accused of repeatedly stabbing boyfriend

MARKHAM | A Harvey woman will appear in court on Tuesday on charges she repeatedly stabbed her boyfriend, a city spokesman said.

July 07, 2014 1:29 pm

Lansing robbery suspect in Lake County Jail on unrelated charges

LANSING | A south suburban man considered a suspect in the robbery of a Walgreens pharmacy last month is being held at the Lake County Jail on…

July 07, 2014 11:50 am

Candidates' budget-cutting ideas ineffective

In what could be a preview of how shallow the upcoming campaign for governor is going to be, both of the candidates for governor recently rele…

July 07, 2014 12:00 am

Crete Library parking lot gets artistic makeover

Crete Library parking lot gets artistic makeover

CRETE | Kids of all ages grabbed paint and brushes June 26 and turned the blank and boring asphalt parking lot of the Crete Public Library, 11…

July 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Why you should consider a community college

If you still haven’t finalized your educational plans, attending a community college this fall is an excellent option.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am

Glenwood will try to help son of ex-employee who died of sickle cell disease

Glenwood will try to help son of ex-employee who died of sickle cell disease

GLENWOOD | Village government plans to act in the wake of the death of a former employee.

July 06, 2014 2:00 pm

Four St. John siblings earn Scouting's highest honor

Four St. John siblings earn Scouting's highest honor

CALUMET CITY | If you need help building a camp fire or starting a community service project, call the Wojciks.

July 06, 2014 12:00 pm

The Times looks to honor young leaders

The Times Media Co. and its BusINess Magazine are accepting nominations through July 31for the annual 20 Under 40 Awards.

July 06, 2014 6:00 am

Construction begins Monday on Crete street, railroad crossing

CRETE | Motorists driving along Exchange Street or passing through the railroad crossing at Old Monee Road will have to adapt to alternate rou…

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Crossing the Line -- Gas prices

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

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Calumet City Chamber meets for 'Taste of Calumet City'

Calumet City Chamber meets for 'Taste of Calumet City'

CALUMET CITY | Over 50 members and guests were treated to a "Taste of Calumet City" at City Hall during the most recent meeting of the city's …

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Military briefs

Three complete basic training

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

GSU's Center for Performing Arts opens new season

UNIVERSITY PARK | Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts kicks off another season that offers a live entertainment experience…

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Whirlwind of activities in June

Whirlwind of activities in June

Another month has been checked off the calendar that was full of activity. It started off with my boys’ last few soccer games as part of the L…

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
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