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Jails struggle to deal with flood of mentally ill

Jails struggle to deal with flood of mentally ill

CHICAGO | Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinica…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Furor engulfs Chicago's red-light camera system

CHICAGO | Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is scrambling to contain a furor over the city's red-light camera system, which may have tickete…

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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…

July 26, 2014 12:00 am

Jails struggle to deal with flood of mentally ill

Jails struggle to deal with flood of mentally ill

CHICAGO | Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinica…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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…

July 26, 2014 12:00 am

$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 …

July 25, 2014 3:11 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speed a factor in Hammond crash that killed Chicago man

HAMMOND | Excessive speed is believed to be to blame for a fatal wrong-way crash in Hammond that claimed the life of a Chicago man Saturday morning. 

July 21, 2014 5:33 pm

Chicago mayor holds meeting on city violence

CHICAGO | Three days after a bullet fired on a city street pierced a wall and killed an 11-year-old girl playing inside a house, Chicago Mayor…

July 21, 2014 2:08 pm

Chicago man killed in car crash in Hammond

HAMMOND | A Chicago man died Sunday in a car crash at Indianapolis Boulevard and Calumet Avenue, officials said.

July 20, 2014 9:00 pm

St. Florian hopes to increase enrollment with scholarships

CHICAGO | As St. Florian School readies to open its doors for a new school year Aug. 25, school officials are hoping for continued success in …

July 19, 2014 10:00 pm

Chicago man admits passing counterfeit bills in Hobart bar

HAMMOND | A Chicago man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Thursday to using counterfeit money to buying drinks at a Hobart bar.

July 18, 2014 12:05 am

Feds sending more agents to fight Chicago violence

CHICAGO | Federal officials are sending more agents to Chicago to help the Police Department fight violence after the city experienced a blood…

July 17, 2014 4:04 pm

Police release photos of 2 armed men suspected of robbing Chicago train

Police release photos of 2 armed men suspected of robbing Chicago train

CHICAGO | Chicago police have released the photographs of two men who allegedly boarded a train coming from Midway International Airport, pull…

July 17, 2014 3:50 pm

TIF district tax collection info now online

The number of tax increment finance districts are on the rise, although the amount of money they are raising to permit local governments to bo…

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

East Side Scouts raise $1,700 for Relay for Life

East Side Scouts raise $1,700 for Relay for Life

CHICAGO | With the simple motto of "Do Your Best" the Cub Scouts of Pack 773 did that and more raising over $1,700 for their Relay for Life team.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Life’s a picnic with these summer plans

The coming weeks will bring fun and informative events for all ages. Whether you are interested in food, art or jazz, there is something for you.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

New lawsuits in fight over cold beer sales

INDIANAPOLIS | A coalition of Indiana convenience stores and gas stations is heading back to court hoping to overturn a state law that gives p…

July 15, 2014 5:30 pm

Preckwinkle rules out bid for Chicago mayor

CHICAGO | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is ruling out a 2015 bid for Chicago mayor.

July 15, 2014 3:24 pm

Former top Capitol cop turns to pot

SPRINGFIELD | The U.S. Senate's former top cop is moving from guarding the U.S. Capitol to protecting pot.

July 14, 2014 3:16 pm

Illinois AG sues, alleging student loan debt scams

CHICAGO | Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed lawsuits Monday against two companies she says are scamming people who are paying stude…

July 14, 2014 3:09 pm

Professor: New police-file policy will shine light

CHICAGO | An agreement to make public all completed investigations of Chicago police misconduct will shine a light like never before on a depa…

July 14, 2014 3:03 pm

Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps

Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps

CHICAGO | Unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma.

July 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Chicago forestry crews trimming more trees in 2014

CHICAGO | The city of Chicago is announcing plans to trim 15,000 more trees this year than in 2013.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago panel expands Wrigley Field makeover

CHICAGO | Wrigley Field took a step in the direction of every major league baseball park in the country Thursday when a city commission unanim…

July 10, 2014 8:15 pm

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.

July 10, 2014 12:05 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…

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

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

Customs at O'Hare airport snags undeclared jewelry

CHICAGO | Customs officers seized a cache of jewelry from an alleged smuggler worth nearly $700,000 at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

July 05, 2014 10:03 am

Camp is a slam dunk for young diabetics

Camp is a slam dunk for young diabetics

SCHERERVILLE | The Slam Dunk for Diabetes Basketball Camp provides lessons on and off the court.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am

Alvarez: 10 plead guilty to human trafficking

CHICAGO | Cook County prosecutors say 10 people have pleaded guilty to trafficking young women and girls for sex.

June 30, 2014 11:45 pm

Whiting man charged with attempted murder in East Side shooting

Whiting man charged with attempted murder in East Side shooting

CHICAGO | A Whiting man was arrested last week in connection with a shooting that injured one person in Chicago's East Side neighborhood, police said.

June 29, 2014 5:00 pm

Vision for Southeast Side includes more green space, bike trails

CHICAGO | The Southeast Side is getting greener with current and future environmental projects, activists say.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

T1red of p@sswords? Y0u @re N*t @lone!

CHICAGO | Good thing she doesn't need a password to get into heaven. That's what Donna Spinner often mutters when she tries to remember the gr…

June 28, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago boater's body recovered from lake near Central Beach

BEVERLY SHORES | The body of Chicago man who went missing in Lake Michigan in late May was recovered near Central Beach Thursday night.

June 27, 2014 6:35 am

East Side Scouts enjoy nature with picnic at Wolf Lake

East Side Scouts enjoy nature with picnic at Wolf Lake

CHICAGO | Cub Scout Pack 773 recently held their annual "Get Outside" Picnic.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Chicago man sentenced to 10 years for role in fatal shooting, robbery

Chicago man sentenced to 10 years for role in fatal shooting, robbery

CROWN POINT | A Chicago man was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for his role in the fatal shooting of Anthony Osborne.

June 26, 2014 6:00 pm

Preckwinkle still won't rule out Chicago mayor bid

CHICAGO | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle still isn't saying whether she'll run against Rahm Emanuel for Chicago mayor next year.

June 26, 2014 4:12 pm

World Cup crowds prompt South Shore, Metra booze bans

Fans planning to take the South Shore to Chicago Thursday for the viewing party in Grant Park for the USA vs. Germany World Cup soccer match w…

June 26, 2014 6:54 am

Remembering the old days on the South Shore

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 …

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Student Government officers elected at Purdue Calumet

HAMMOND | Robert Binford, of Crown Point, and Nolan Mancera, of Schererville, have been elected president and vice president, respectively, of…

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Local Moms raise money and awareness of postpartum depression

Local Moms raise money and awareness of postpartum depression

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago City Council passes strict gun store law

CHICAGO | The Chicago City Council, forced by a federal judge to allow gun sales in the city, approved an ordinance Wednesday that dramaticall…

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Chicago mayor: George Lucas museum boon for city

CHICAGO (AP) — The addition of 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas' museum of art and movie memorabilia to Chicago will give the city a museum ca…

June 25, 2014 4:08 pm
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