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Ill. early voting centers open Monday for Nov. 4 election

Ill. early voting centers open Monday for Nov. 4 election

Area residents wishing to cast their ballots for the Nov. 4 election prior to Election Day can do so at early voting centers that will open to…

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

Bond rating diversity reflects differences in south suburbs

Each individual south suburban community faces a different set of financial and debt-related challenges. Some have addressed those challenges …

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Bond rating diversity reflects differences in south suburbs

Each individual south suburban community faces a different set of financial and debt-related challenges. Some have addressed those challenges …

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Cal City elementary school adding a first-grade class on Monday

CALUMET CITY  | Woodrow Wilson Elementary School will have one more first grade class beginning Monday.

October 18, 2014 12:00 am

Culture Club

Culture Club

October 17, 2014 8:31 pm Photos

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D.215 students can report bullying anonymously via mobile app

Throughout the month of October, schools, businesses, and corporations across the nation will engage in various activities in recognition of N…

October 17, 2014 12:00 am

Teen scholar hopes to help others through her career

Teen scholar hopes to help others through her career

Lansing resident Kaitlyn Dominiak was chosen as a September Student of the Month by the Lansing Rotary Club for her academic success and outst…

October 17, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois a great place to experience autumn

Well, I was out of town last Saturday and Sunday.

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Cal City could vote Oct. 23 to hike water rates

CALUMET CITY | The City Council this week delayed a decision regarding a water rate increase.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Man must pay more than $58,000 in restitution for role in insurance fraud scheme

HAMMOND | A Texas man linked to a local insurance fraud scheme was ordered Wednesday to serve two years on probation and pay $58,229 in restit…

October 08, 2014 10:30 pm

Cook County Board restricts lobbyist activity in board chamber

CHICAGO | Lobbyists will not be able to talk to Cook County commissioners in the board chamber under a measure the Cook County Board unanimous…

October 08, 2014 1:30 pm

New music college now open in downtown Lansing

New music college now open in downtown Lansing

An aging building in Lansing has been given new life. The old village hall was state-of-the-art when it was built near the turn of the 20th ce…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Longtime Lansing family businesses continue to thrive

Longtime Lansing family businesses continue to thrive

As we become more accustomed to big box stores and national chains, there will always be a place for the “little guy” who runs the independent…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Dinner will recognize dozens of local volunteers

Dinner will recognize dozens of local volunteers

Every community has those quiet, unassuming people who do a lot for others expecting nothing in return. Lansing is no exception. With that tho…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am

L.A.C.E. brings community events to Lansing

L.A.C.E. brings community events to Lansing

In 2012, following the first Lansing Autumn Fest, the Lansing Association for Community Events was formed to continue to bring fun activities …

October 08, 2014 12:00 am

Super Walmart to have upgraded look

Super Walmart to have upgraded look

Next spring the long-awaited opening of the new Super Walmart will take place on Torrence Ave bringing an upgraded look and nearly twice the n…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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LARC has served community for nearly six decades

LARC has served community for nearly six decades

In 1956, parents of some Lansing children with developmental disabilities met in the basement of a church and formed as the Lansing School of …

October 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Improving communication through Code Red

Improving communication through Code Red

The Lansing Police Department has been hard at work initiating a new communication system with residents that will help get out information on…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am

Introducing a new brand

Introducing a new brand

When Fabian Newman came on board as the director of communications for the Village of Lansing, one of his first goals was to create a logo for…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing craft brewery expands

Lansing craft brewery expands

When One Trick Pony Brewery opened up in a small spot in an industrial strip on the west end of Lansing in May 2012, they were an instant hit.…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lansing Autumn Fest returns to Fox Pointe

Lansing Autumn Fest returns to Fox Pointe

Lansing is gearing up for its biggest event of the year, the three-day Lansing Autumn Fest, running from October 10 through 12. This third ann…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cadet program offers hands-on law enforcement training

Cadet program offers hands-on law enforcement training

The Lansing Police Department offers a cadet program to youths age 15 and older under the direction of Commander Pet Grutzius as a way of intr…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am

T.F North senior giving back, debunking stereotypes

T.F North senior giving back, debunking stereotypes

CALUMET CITY | Thornton Fractional North senior Warren Key was one of 20 high-achieving, young African-American males selected from applicants…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am

Mt. Carmel introduces Ehrenstrom Scholars Fraternity in memory of award-winning teacher

Mt. Carmel introduces Ehrenstrom Scholars Fraternity in memory of award-winning teacher

CHICAGO | Mt. Carmel High School is implementing a new enrichment society designed to elevate the academic and cultural experience of the scho…

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

D.215 board member receives Roosevelt U. fellowship

D.215 board member receives Roosevelt U. fellowship

LANSING | By her own admission, LeeAnn Revis did not fully understand all the issues when first elected in 2009 to the Thornton Fractional Tow…

October 04, 2014 12:00 am

Parent University is Oct. 18 at T.F. North

For several years now, Thornton Fractional North has provided an annual Parent University conference for current and future parents and commun…

October 03, 2014 12:00 am

Voter registration deadline for November election is Tuesday

Those who wish to vote in the Nov. 4 elections in Illinois have until Tuesday to make sure they’re registered. Those who can’t make it to an E…

October 02, 2014 12:00 am

New Chicago Archbishop comes as Cal City churches in Parish Transformation

Well, the Archdiocese of Chicago has its new leader. Pope Francis has appointed Blasé Cupich to succeed Cardinal Francis George as the ninth A…

October 02, 2014 12:00 am

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…

October 01, 2014 12:00 am

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…

October 01, 2014 12:00 am

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

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

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

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

Turn in unwanted medicines Saturday at police stations

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller is encouraging Hoosiers to drop off unwanted prescription drugs and over-the-counter pills Saturd…

September 25, 2014 12:05 am

Cal City alderman distributes school supplies

Cal City alderman distributes school supplies

CALUMET CITY | Alderman Leni Wosczynski, of the 2nd Ward, gave the children of the ward a head start with their school supplies for the upcomi…

September 24, 2014 12:00 am

They Target teamwork

They Target teamwork

September 23, 2014 12:05 am Photos

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D.215 high schools approve seventh straight budget without program cuts

CALUMET CITY | The Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 School Board approved a balanced budget Tuesday that Superintendent C…

September 23, 2014 12:00 am

Free Adult Ed registration, assessment coming to new Cal City center

SOUTH HOLLAND | South Suburban College’s Division of Adult Education has a new location in Calumet City for Adult Basic Education and Adult Se…

September 22, 2014 12:00 am

Survey: $288K in renovations needed for Cal City Cultural Center

CALUMET CITY | Homewood firm Planera Architects has recommended $288,000 in renovations for the Calumet City Cultural Center.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

D.155 board member resigns, new one appointed

CALUMET CITY | The Calumet City Elementary District 155 School Board on Thursday accepted the resignation of board member Guadalupe Brantley a…

September 19, 2014 11:30 am

Tailgate parties tonight at both T.F. North and South

Homecoming is an American tradition that dates back to the early 20th century. Since the idea of homecoming spread across the country more tha…

September 19, 2014 12:00 am

River Oaks shooting suspect held on $1 million bond

River Oaks shooting suspect held on $1 million bond

MARKHAM | An 18-year-old Sauk Village man was ordered held on $1 million bond in connection with a fatal shooting at River Oaks Center on Saturday.

September 18, 2014 2:39 pm Photos

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A few years down the road

Well, I attended one of those events that marks a seminal moment in one’s life.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Four teens charged in killing at River Oaks Mall

CALUMET CITY | Authorities have charged an 18-year-old and two 17-year-olds with murder and attempted robbery in the Saturday killing of a Sou…

September 17, 2014 3:45 pm

Calumet City Chamber car show brings out the vintage best

Calumet City Chamber car show brings out the vintage best

CALUMET CITY | Some 57 car fanciers brought their classic and vintage cars to River Oaks Center, 159th Street and Torrence Avenue, on Sept. 13…

September 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Calumet City man accused of stealing car in Hammond

HAMMOND | A Calumet City man is accused of stealing a Jeep Grand Cherokee at gunpoint last month, according to court records. 

September 16, 2014 4:30 pm

Calumet City approves road, construction projects

CALUMET CITY | The City Council approved several road and construction projects at Thursday's meeting in Calumet City.

September 16, 2014 12:00 am

Plea deal planned in auto crash scheme

HAMMOND | A Valparaiso woman plans to join group of people admitting to their role in an insurance fraud scheme involving staged vehicle crash…

September 15, 2014 6:00 pm

Man shot in back after fighting with group at Cal City mall, police say

CALUMET CITY | An 18-year-old who walked away after a fight Saturday outside the River Oaks Shopping Center was later shot by members of the o…

September 15, 2014 5:30 pm
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