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Kiwanis Club working to help babies, mothers in developing countries

Last week, I wrote about the Lansing Golden-K Kiwanis Club’s annual installation banquet and gave information about a few of its local causes,…

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Bill Clinton to campaign for Quinn Tuesday

CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to stop at a Chicago manufacturing plant to campaign for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

October 21, 2014 7:48 am

Bill Clinton to campaign for Quinn Tuesday

CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to stop at a Chicago manufacturing plant to campaign for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

October 21, 2014 7:48 am

East Side Scouts bowl in Lansing

East Side Scouts bowl in Lansing

LANSING | Cub Scouts of Pack 773, who meet at Annunciata Parish on the East Side, recently gathered at Lan-Oak Lanes, 2524 Ridge Road in Lansi…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago mayor: Ebola risk 'remains low' in city

CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the risk of Ebola "remains low" for the city's residents, but efforts to prepare for the virus are u…

October 18, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois to create statewide Ebola task force

CHICAGO | Illinois' plan for dealing with the Ebola threat is evolving as health officials in the public and private sectors learn from mistak…

October 17, 2014 6:18 pm

Pullman, South Holland among projects included for expert technical assistance

Improving transportation to the site of a proposed Pullman National Park and keeping a long-range plan for South Holland relevant are among tw…

October 17, 2014 12:00 am

Youth ensemble presents musical at Towle Theater

HAMMOND | The Towle Youth Theater Ensemble's newest musical production, "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?" by John Powers,open…

October 17, 2014 12:00 am

Hegewisch school to complete work on new green space

CHICAGO | Officials with a Hegewisch school are expected to complete work Saturday on a schoolyard that was converted from asphalt to a green …

October 16, 2014 1:22 pm

Coroner: Rural Ind. woman died of drug overdose

FOWLER, Ind. | A rural Indiana woman, whose husband was recently found dead in Hegewisch, died last month from a drug overdose in a suicide, n…

October 15, 2014 5:05 pm

Terminal Town exhibit highlights Chicago’s transportation history

Terminal Town exhibit highlights Chicago’s transportation history

HAMMOND | Terminal Town is a festival of events showcasing Chicago’s role as a center of U.S. passenger transportation. Running through April,…

October 15, 2014 12:00 am

Body found in Hegewisch identified

CHICAGO | The Cook County medical examiner's office on Tuesday identified the dismembered body found in a Hegewisch garage Oct. 5 as that of M…

October 14, 2014 2:30 pm

Ill. brothers share $1M lottery win

Ill. brothers share $1M lottery win

Two brothers from Illinois are sharing a $1 million Hoosier Lottery win from a $10 Monopoly scratch-off ticket purchased at a Hammond gas station.

October 14, 2014 1:05 pm

Illinois governor hopefuls to meet for 2nd debate

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Bruce Rauner and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will debate for a second time as they battle to become Illinois' next governor.

October 14, 2014 7:11 am

Mechanical issues delaying some South Shore trains

MICHIGAN CITY | Mechanical problems on westbound South Shore Train No. 110 caused delays for some commuters Monday morning.

October 13, 2014 7:21 am

Chicago-area air traffic center fully operational

Chicago-area air traffic center fully operational

AURORA, Ill. | A suburban Chicago air traffic center reopened early Monday, more than two weeks after damage from a deliberately set fire forc…

October 13, 2014 6:38 am

Artists meet for demonstration of pencil work

MUNSTER | Illiana Artists will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8955 Columbia Ave. Guests are always welcome to sh…

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

St. Florian hosts fall festival

St. Florian hosts fall festival

October 11, 2014 10:57 pm Photos

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South Shore running extra trains for Chicago Marathon

The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District plans to run extra trains on Sunday to help accommodate riders traveling to the Chicago …

October 11, 2014 7:01 pm

Cubs, Selig break ground on Wrigley Field project

CHICAGO | The Chicago Cubs have officially launched their Wrigley Field renovation project with a groundbreaking ceremony that included Major …

October 11, 2014 1:15 pm

Coast Guard warns of Lake Michigan temperatures

CHICAGO | The U.S. Coast Guard is cautioning boaters about the hazards of falling water temperatures in Lake Michigan.

October 11, 2014 10:00 am

Southeast Task Force to celebrate recent environmental honor on 25th anniversary

CHICAGO | The Southeast Environmental Task Force plans to mark its 25th anniversary by celebrating the award it received earlier this month fr…

October 11, 2014 12:00 am

Perfect weather forecast for Chicago Marathon

Perfect weather forecast for Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO | Near-perfect conditions are expected to give elite entries in Sunday's Chicago Marathon an opportunity for record-setting runs.

October 10, 2014 11:30 pm

Critics: Haunted house's 'Gacy room' insensitive

VILLA PARK, Ill. | Two former prosecutors who helped convict John Wayne Gacy say that horror filmmaker Rob Zombie's decision to include in his…

October 10, 2014 3:19 pm

Body found in Hegewisch garage still unidentified

CHICAGO | The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office has yet to release the identity of a man whose dismembered body was found last weekend in …

October 10, 2014 1:46 pm

Kelly to host Job Search Boot Camps in October

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson, will host a series of four Job Search Boot Camps to teach job-seekers interview skills, how to prepare a re…

October 10, 2014 12:00 am

Police: Shots fired at 'L' train in Chicago

CHICAGO | A man was arrested Thursday shortly after police say he stood on a subway platform and opened fire on an "L'' train as it pulled int…

October 09, 2014 3:47 pm

Cook County not asking for new taxes

Cook County government does not plan to ask for any increases in taxes, fines or fees during the upcoming fiscal year, but intends to seek mor…

October 09, 2014 12:54 pm

Railroad car company owner founded Hegewsich

Railroad car company owner founded Hegewsich

CHICAGO | According to the Southeast Chicago Historical Society, the United States Rolling Stock Company was founded in 1883 by A. Hegewisch. …

October 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hegewisch Lions host Candy Day on Friday, Saturday

CHICAGO | Every year the Chicago Hegewisch Lions and Lions Clubs throughout the state join forces to raise money to help the blind, visually i…

October 09, 2014 12:00 am

Mount Carmel Mothers Club hosts wine tasting Oct. 16

CHICAGO | All are welcome to join the Mount Carmel Mothers Club wine tasting event at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Mount Carmel High School Convocati…

October 09, 2014 12:00 am

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

CMAP fails to kick out Illiana Expressway

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning failed on Wednesday to boot the Illiana Expressway out of its long-range plan, when road opponent…

October 08, 2014 11:00 am

Security measures ready for Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO | Security measures will be in effect as this year's Chicago Marathon approaches.

October 08, 2014 12:00 am

Investigator discusses Illinois ghosts

BLOOMINGTON | Normal resident Cindy Charlebois isn't quite sure whether there are ghosts among us and whether there are places in Illinois tha…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am

Flock to Florian Fest for fun, food

This weekend, Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood will have more to celebrate than the opening of the new underpass. It’s also time to enjoy St. …

October 08, 2014 12:00 am

Silver Bell Club 2365 treats veterans to Washington D.C. trip

Silver Bell Club 2365 treats veterans to Washington D.C. trip

CROWN POINT |  Silver Bell Club 2365, of the Polish National Alliance treated 49 area veterans to a four-day trip to Washington D.C. in August…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Michelle Obama to stumps for Quinn

CHICAGO | First lady Michelle Obama made a pair of stops Tuesday in the upper Midwest for gubernatorial candidates locked in close contests in…

October 07, 2014 9:00 pm

Chicago, Indiana police waiting for ID on body found in Hegewisch home

CHICAGO | Police in Chicago and Fowler, Ind., said Tuesday they are waiting for positive identification of a man whose body was found this wee…

October 07, 2014 1:15 pm

Dead man discovered in Hegewisch garage

Dead man discovered in Hegewisch garage

CHICAGO| Police are investigating the death of an adult man who was found in a garage in Hegewisch.

October 05, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Last appeal complete in sweeping Latin Kings case

HAMMOND | A member of the Latin Kings street gang whose case was remanded by a federal appeals court for a sentencing correction likely won't …

October 05, 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

'Irondale' and 'Slag Valley?' Only on Chicago’s Southeast Side

CHICAGO | Environmental activists based on the Southeast Side went out of the way to present the ugly underside of their home communities caus…

October 04, 2014 12:00 am

FAA chief visits sabotaged Chicago-area facility

FAA chief visits sabotaged Chicago-area facility

AURORA, Ill. | The head of the Federal Aviation Administration and lawmakers toured a sabotaged Chicago-area air traffic facility on Friday, s…

October 03, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Blindfold for part of Wallenda's Chicago walk

CHICAGO (AP) — Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda says he'll wear a blindfold next month when he crosses from one Chicago high-rise building to another.

October 03, 2014 10:39 am

State releases data on medical marijuana company applications

SPRINGFIELD | New figures released Thursday by Illinois officials shows stiff competition for companies seeking state permits to sell and grow…

October 02, 2014 2:15 pm

Police search for man who exposed himself to East Side girls

CHICAGO | Authorities issued an alert Thursday asking East Side residents to look out for a man who exposed himself to two young girls earlier…

October 02, 2014 1:46 pm

Nearly 800 flights canceled at Chicago's airports

CHICAGO | Weather is causing delays and nearly hundreds of cancellations at Chicago's international airports almost a week after sabotage at a…

October 02, 2014 12:00 pm

Railroad obstacles for motorists removed at 130th and Torrence in Hegewisch

CHICAGO | Motorists driving in Hegewisch won't be stopped by train traffic any longer at Torrence Avenue and 130th Street with the completion …

October 02, 2014 11:45 am
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