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Hundreds gather to say goodbye to former Calumet City mayor

Hundreds gather to say goodbye to former Calumet City mayor

CALUMET CITY | Calumet City said goodbye Monday to Robert Stefaniak, the city's former longtime mayor.

April 21, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Glenwood to vacate part of Eberhardt Avenue for new Brookwood Middle School

GLENWOOD | The Village Board formally approved an intergovernmental agreement between the village and Brookwood Elementary District 167 at its…

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PSC freshman places 2nd at national speech tourney

PSC freshman places 2nd at national speech tourney

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A Prairie State College freshman from Riverdale placed second in Informative Speaking in the recent national speech and deba…

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PSC freshman places 2nd at national speech tourney

PSC freshman places 2nd at national speech tourney

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A Prairie State College freshman from Riverdale placed second in Informative Speaking in the recent national speech and deba…

8 hours ago

East Side teen amoung De La Salle students at Women in Engineering seminar

East Side teen amoung De La Salle students at Women in Engineering seminar

CHICAGO | Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women faculty member Norma Ramos and eight students recently participated in the Women in Engineering …

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Golden-Ks enjoy food, fellowship at annual get-together

Golden-Ks enjoy food, fellowship at annual get-together

I was sad that my family was not able to make it to the Lansing Golden-K Kiwanis Club’s chili supper this month, but I have received word the …

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Celebrate Earth Day 2014 in the Forest Preserves of Cook County

This week, the Forest Preserves of Cook County will hold special events and volunteer workdays to celebrate Earth Day 2014, which is today.

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T.F. North Student Council wins Walmart grant

CALUMET CITY |  The T.F. North Student Council, led by faculty adviser Aaron Altenburg, was recently awarded a $250 grant from the Walmart Fou…

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BNI grad picks the music for college radio station

BNI grad picks the music for college radio station

Calumet City native Aaron Clark was recently chosen the newest music director for Illinois State University’s student radio station, WZND Fuzed Radio.

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Supporters oppose T.F. South High band director transfer

LANSING | A large crowd showed its support Tuesday night for Mike Madonia, Thornton Fractional South High School's music teacher and band dire…

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Hastert among GOP supporters of immigration reform

Hastert among GOP supporters of immigration reform

CHICAGO | Some of Illinois' highest-profile Republicans voiced support Tuesday for an immigration overhaul that's stalled in the U.S. House as…

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Illinois audit: Police training money misspent

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The agency that sets standards for Illinois law enforcement officers misspent grant money for police training and didn't k…

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Former Lansing resident pleads not guilty in sexual abuse case

MARKHAM | A former Lansing resident who faces criminal charges for incidents that occurred in a child day care center that operated in his hom…

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Flossmoor man denied bail in shooting deaths of two teens

Flossmoor man denied bail in shooting deaths of two teens

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge denied bond Tuesday to a Flossmoor man who faces criminal charges in the shooting deaths of a pair of teenagers …

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Chicago, Indy among 15 cities considered for 2016 Democratic convention

WASHINGTON |€” President Barack Obama's hometown and Hillary Rodham Clinton's home base as a senator are among the 15 cities the Democratic Na…

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Sanfratello's in Glenwood expected to reopen by summer

GLENWOOD | Two weeks after blaming the closure of Sanfratello's due to economic issues, owner Joe Sanfratello now says the eatery closed tempo…

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Job fair is Thursday in Kankakee

KANKAKEE, Ill. | State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields, and the Illinois Department of Employment Security are hosting a job fair from 1…

April 22, 2014 12:00 am

D.158 hosts social media presentation Wednesday

LANSING | All District 158 parents and their children are invited to attend a presentation titled "Social Media and its Impact on Schools and …

April 22, 2014 12:00 am

Mayors' group pushes for Illinois pension reform

CHICAGO | Illinois mayors from Rockford to Peoria reiterated their call Monday for lawmakers to overhaul local police and fire pension systems…

April 22, 2014 12:00 am

Durkin says Obama library unaffordable for Ill.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The top Republican in the Illinois House criticized on Monday majority Democrats' plan to offer $100 million in taxpayer m…

April 22, 2014 12:00 am

Wolverines state champion basketball team featured on Spartan Nation

Wolverines state champion basketball team featured on Spartan Nation

PARK FOREST | As host of the Spartan Nation radio show, Hondo Carpenter doesn't often grant exclusive air time for teams named the "Wolverines."

April 21, 2014 10:00 pm

An artful endeavor

An artful endeavor

April 21, 2014 9:25 pm Photos

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Kelly still backing gun control measures

EAST HAZEL CREST | Robin Kelly campaigned for the House of Representatives on a series of measures meant to reduce firearms in  society, altho…

April 21, 2014 8:41 pm

U.S. prosecutor's office in Chicago restructures

U.S. prosecutor's office in Chicago restructures

CHICAGO | One of the country's busiest U.S. attorney's offices has received a makeover under its new chief, including the creation of a violen…

April 21, 2014 8:30 pm

Hundreds gather to say goodbye to former Calumet City mayor

Hundreds gather to say goodbye to former Calumet City mayor

CALUMET CITY | Calumet City said goodbye Monday to Robert Stefaniak, the city's former longtime mayor.

April 21, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Violent weekend leaves 8 dead in Chicago

CHICAGO | Eight people were killed and 44 injured — including five children who were wounded when someone opened fire from a vehicle as they p…

April 21, 2014 3:44 pm

South Holland store sells Lucky Day Lotto winning ticket

SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Holland AM/PM, at 951 E. 162nd St., sold a grand-prize winning ticket for Sunday's Lucky Day Lotto midday drawing, w…

April 21, 2014 10:45 am

GOP not buying Dems' doomsday approach to tax hike

Members of the General Assembly are on spring break and won't be back in the Capitol for another week.

April 21, 2014 12:00 am

New system could give Lansing residents direct emergency warnings

LANSING | The Village Board heard a presentation last week about a new communications program that could let Lansing provide emergency warning…

April 21, 2014 12:00 am

Seton Academy seniors tour places of worship

Seton Academy seniors tour places of worship

LEMONT, Ill. | The senior class at Seton Academy in their World Religions class taught by Campus Minister Melissa Novak recently toured variou…

April 21, 2014 12:00 am

Nurse and firefighter a star on and away from the small screen

Nurse and firefighter a star on and away from the small screen

Lori Postma, R.N., emergency preparedness and bioterrorism coordinator at Franciscan Healthcare Munster, will appear next week in an episode o…

April 21, 2014 12:00 am

South Suburban College provides options to area residents

You may have seen it and don’t know it yet — on a billboard, during your favorite show, or while surfing the Internet — South Suburban College…

April 21, 2014 12:00 am

Purdue trustees promote nine PUC faculty members

HAMMOND | The Purdue University Board of Trustees granted promotions to nine Purdue University Calumet faculty members at its April 4 meeting …

April 21, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago man admits selling murder victim's belongings

CROWN POINT | A Chicago man pleaded guilty Thursday to Class B felony burglary for his role in a deadly robbery in Gary in September 2012.

April 20, 2014 8:45 pm

Celebrating Easter

Celebrating Easter

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Crete police canine sold to handler who is now a Joliet cop

CRETE | Hans served the Crete Police Department well in recent years, yet the German shepherd is retiring early because his handler took a new…

April 20, 2014 12:00 pm

Southeast Chicago residents awaiting proposed Red Line extension to 130th Street

CHICAGO | When Peggy Salazar, of the Slag Valley neighborhood, needs to travel to downtown, her commute is longer than that of many suburban r…

April 20, 2014 1:00 am

Clergy see Easter sermon as way to entice more faithful

Pews fill up so much for Easter the faithful have to show up earlier than usual to find a parking space, and some churches even tack on extra …

April 20, 2014 1:00 am

Brookwood D.167 considering registration, bus and other fees

GLENWOOD | The Brookwood School District 167 School Board discussed the possibility of reinstating registration, transportation and technology…

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

Crete woman Hustles Up the Hancock for 7 family members

Crete woman Hustles Up the Hancock for 7 family members

CHICAGO | It took a skiing accident in 2003 for Sarah Ridder, of Crete, to learn she has interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, a chronic di…

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing Culver's offers eggs to go

Lansing Culver's offers eggs to go

LANSING | The Culver's restaurant on Torrence Avenue offered families an Easter egg hunt on Saturday. It is the first time the restaurant has …

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Health-conscious consumers demanding more from local food producers

Health-conscious consumers demanding more from local food producers

From lowering sodium and cutting fat to adjusting recipes to exclude gluten, region food producers are trying to keep up with the evolving die…

April 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GSU summer theater camp to present 'The Lion King'

UNIVERSITY PARK | Governors State University is now taking reservations for its kids’ theatrical summer camp June 16-20, which is presented by…

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

Pancake breakfast to benefit T.F. South drama department

Who doesn’t love a big stack of pancakes cooked up by our wonderful Lansing service organization called the Copper Muggers? This Saturday you …

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

Gayety's: Every bunny's favorite

Gayety's: Every bunny's favorite

LANSING | Sophie and Toula are not names of employees at Gayety's Chocolates & Ice Cream shop.

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Critical piece of equipment stolen from Beecher exotic animal shelter

BEECHER | The owner of an exotic animal shelter in Beecher is worried she will not be able to continue caring for the 350 animals entrusted to…

April 19, 2014 6:00 pm

Quinn: New controls after Medicaid paid for dead

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn promised tighter controls Saturday after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 mill…

April 19, 2014 2:45 pm

Ill. GOP officials who wanted Brady out replaced

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A crop of Republican officials who wanted to oust former Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady for his statements supporting sam…

April 19, 2014 1:45 pm

Lansing creates new TIF district along Torrence Avenue

LANSING | The village has created a tax increment finance district along Torrence Avenue to bolster economic development there.

April 19, 2014 1:30 pm

Chicago cops to patrol most violent areas on bikes

CHICAGO | Some of the police officers who have been patrolling Chicago's most violent neighborhoods on foot are getting bicycles.

April 19, 2014 10:15 am

$14M awarded in lawsuit linking pill to stroke

CHICAGO | A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who said in a lawsuit that she suffered a debilitating stroke after takin…

April 19, 2014 10:15 am

Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card

CHICAGO | Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a …

April 19, 2014 12:00 am
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