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Find adventure near Wolf Lake all week

Don’t forget that Fall into Wolf Lake continues throughout the week at William W. Powers State Recreation Area, 12949 S. Avenue O in Chicago’s…

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Chicago DEA chief heading to DC

CHICAGO | The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Chicago division, who has drawn attention to the growing influence of Mexican cart…

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Chicago DEA chief heading to DC

CHICAGO | The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Chicago division, who has drawn attention to the growing influence of Mexican cart…

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Big cities take aim at prescription painkillers

WASHINGTON | Some of the nation's largest cities are ratcheting up their criticism of prescription painkillers, blaming the industry for a wav…

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Chicago mayor says students read 2.7 million books

CHICAGO | Chicago Public School students read 2.7 million books this summer as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Readers Summer Learning Challenge,…

September 16, 2014 8:02 am

Pet coke could be top issue in 10th Ward campaign

CHICAGO | Tenth Ward Alderman John Pope says the city's petroleum coke storage rules he supports are among "the most restrictive environmental…

September 16, 2014 4:30 am

Chicago, N.Y. and Hawaii on Obama library's short list

WASHINGTON | Chicago, New York and Honolulu have made the short list to host Barack Obama's future presidential library.

September 15, 2014 6:15 pm

Michigan to upgrade Detroit-Chicago Amtrak route

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Senate has cleared the way for the state to upgrade the speed and comfort of Amtrak services between Detroit and Chicago.

September 15, 2014 7:09 am

Grants to help Juvenile Court offenders

CHICAGO | Organizations throughout the city’s Southeast Side and surrounding suburbs will receive Cook County grants to support work with yout…

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

East Side high school gets Tower Garden

East Side high school gets Tower Garden

CHICAGO | One of the many new initiatives at St. Francis De Sales High School on the East Side is the introduction of alternative, eco conscio…

September 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Union ends strike after reaching agreement with Lear

HAMMOND | A tentative agreement has ended a strike at the Lear Corp. automotive seat factory in Hammond, a day after workers walked off the job.

September 14, 2014 11:00 pm

Ford Explorer posts best month since Chicago production started

Ford Explorer posts best month since Chicago production started

CHICAGO | Ford Explorer sales rose 25 percent in August, the best month it's had since it was first made in Chicago in 2010.

September 14, 2014 5:00 am

DNA tests ordered in killing of ex-Bear girlfriend

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago judge ordered new evidence tests in the case of a woman serving a life sentence for killing the pregn…

September 12, 2014 10:46 am

Fall into Wolf Lake weeklong event starts Saturday

Fall into Wolf Lake weeklong event starts Saturday

CHICAGO | Canoeing adventures, a fishing derby, a farmers market and more will take place at Wolf Lake next week as part of a special event ho…

September 12, 2014 12:00 am

Scouts take tour of U.S. Coast Guard station in Calumet Park

Scouts take tour of U.S. Coast Guard station in Calumet Park

CHICAGO | Cub Scouts of Pack 773, who meet at Annunciata Parish on the East Side, spent a recent Saturday morning out and about in their own n…

September 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hegewisch residents fought hard for Mann Park

Hegewisch residents fought hard for Mann Park

CHICAGO | It took hard work and determination by many Hegewisch residents to lobby their local officials to build a park in Hegewisch.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Cook County Board pays tribute to JRW Little Leaguers

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board on Wednesday praised the Roseland neighborhood-based Jackie Robinson West Little League team that represented …

September 10, 2014 1:20 pm Related

Beecher shelter animals clean up O'Hare

Beecher shelter animals clean up O'Hare

There are some parcels of grass at O'Hare International Airport that conventional lawnmowers just can't get to.

September 10, 2014 12:00 am

Hegewisch neighbors get together at annual flea market

Hegewisch neighbors get together at annual flea market

It seems like every year, the Mann Park flea market in Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood falls on a Saturday I work.

September 10, 2014 12:00 am

Dems question state spending on marriage law defense

Dems question state spending on marriage law defense

INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Democratic Party wants to know how much the state is spending to defend its law limiting marriage to …

September 08, 2014 2:35 pm Related

4 children killed in fire on Chicago's South Side

CHICAGO (AP) — Four children were killed early Monday in a fire on Chicago's South Side and their mother and her boyfriend were critically inj…

September 08, 2014 8:14 am

Harvey cop beaten, robbed in Chicago

CHICAGO | According to a report from NBC 5 Chicago, police said an off-duty Harvey officer was beaten and robbed around 2:47 a.m. Sunday near …

September 07, 2014 10:20 am

Stroger Hospital trains Navy doctors for battle

CHICAGO | The patient had been shot on the streets of Chicago, but when Dr. Jared Bernard stood over his open body in the operating room, he c…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Many lasting memories were made this summer

Summer is winding down. We have just a couple of weeks of "official" summer left and it’s now been nearly three weeks since my kids have retur…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Market day: Buyers, sellers converge on Mann Park in Hegewisch

Market day: Buyers, sellers converge on Mann Park in Hegewisch

September 06, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Quinn wants new review of IDOT hiring

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday that he'll ask the Illinois Department of Transportation's secretary for a new review of hiring connected…

September 05, 2014 9:27 pm

Wedding bells not yet ringing for gay Hoosiers

Wedding bells not yet ringing for gay Hoosiers

INDIANAPOLIS | Despite Thursday's federal appeals court ruling that Indiana's prohibition on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, gay Hoosie…

September 05, 2014 11:45 am Photos

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Hammond man charged in retired Chicago cop's murder

Hammond man charged in retired Chicago cop's murder

CHICAGO | A Hammond teen was charged with murder and armed home invasion Thursday in the shooting death of a retired Chicago detective.

September 05, 2014 10:22 am

Striking fast-food workers block Chicago street

CHICAGO | A few hundred fast-food workers and their supporters blocked traffic on a busy South Side street between a McDonald's and a Burger K…

September 04, 2014 6:43 pm

Love explored in comedy "Play Dates"

Love explored in comedy "Play Dates"

HAMMOND | The Towle Theater continues its season of premieres with the Indiana premiere of Sam Wolfson’s "Play Dates," a play all about love, …

September 04, 2014 12:00 am

Labor Day weekend filled with activities

Well, I missed some cool local events over this past Labor Day weekend.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am

Engineering student learning in the classroom and in the field

Engineering student learning in the classroom and in the field

Lansing teen Alexander Buoscio recently finished his second year as a summer intern with Chicago-based Walsh Construction.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am

Car show one of many fundraisers helping St. Florian

Car show one of many fundraisers helping St. Florian

The parents, faculty and students at St. Florian School have been inspiring with their positive attitude and hard work.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am

Two more candidates get into aldermanic race

CHICAGO | A police officer and a community activist said they were gathering nominating petition signatures to try to get themselves on the ba…

September 02, 2014 2:26 pm

Where to go with the dogs

Dog parks and dog-friendly facilities dot the area from Chicago’s beaches through Porter County. Most charge an annual membership fee and all …

September 02, 2014 12:00 am

Pullman commemorates Labor Day holiday's origins

Pullman commemorates Labor Day holiday's origins

CHICAGO | For Edward Seibling, a Monday spent at the remains of the one-time Pullman Palace Railcar Co. factory was a unique musical gig.

September 01, 2014 7:55 pm Photos

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East Side Scouts present colors at Annunciata Fest

East Side Scouts present colors at Annunciata Fest

CHICAGO | For the fourth time this summer the Cub Scouts of Pack 773 donned their uniforms and performed the opening ceremonies for another co…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Fitness Pointe team wins fifth consecutive rowing machine challenge

Fitness Pointe team wins fifth consecutive rowing machine challenge

MUNSTER | For a fifth consecutive year, the Community Hospital Fitness Pointe team has been named champions of the Concept2 World Rowing compe…

August 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Pullman National Park proposal could boost annual Labor Day celebration

CHICAGO | The surge of public attention to the idea of converting the one-time Pullman Palace Railcar Co. and its surrounding company town int…

August 30, 2014 12:00 am

KCBX: U.S. EPA analysis shows no pet coke traces

CHICAGO | The Environmental Protection Agency is conducting tests of furnace filters from the East Side and South Deering neighborhoods for po…

August 29, 2014 6:30 pm

Shuttle bus crash injures 15, jams traffic into O'Hare airport

CHICAGO (AP) — A shuttle bus has struck a concrete barrier on a road at O'Hare International Airport, clogging traffic heading to one of the t…

August 29, 2014 7:46 am Related

Judge hears allegations against Chicago officer

CHICAGO | A decorated Chicago police commander who rose through the ranks even as he was the subject of numerous misconduct allegations appear…

August 28, 2014 3:27 pm

Chicago schools getting $10M for Safe Passage

CHICAGO | A school safety program beefed up after dozens of Chicago schools were closed last year will get a $10 million infusion from the sta…

August 28, 2014 3:22 pm

Hegewisch had its own beacon

Hegewisch had its own beacon

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 …

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

CHICAGO | The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.

August 27, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Chicago honors Little League champions with parade

Chicago honors Little League champions with parade

CHICAGO | A parade and rally worthy of national champions has come to a close in Chicago as the city celebrates the Jackie Robinson West All Stars.

August 27, 2014 12:51 pm Related

Sign up now for fall activities

Students may have school to keep them busy now, but there are also plenty of fall activities at local park districts and forest preserves to e…

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Same-sex marriage bans come under tough questioning

Same-sex marriage bans come under tough questioning

CHICAGO | Munster couple Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler felt positive following a hearing on the state of Indiana’s appeal on a district court d…

August 26, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Chicago Little Leaguers returning to city

Chicago Little Leaguers returning to city

CHICAGO | Chicago will get a chance to cheer the city's favorite team of Little Leaguers at a parade on Wednesday along a route that runs from…

August 25, 2014 3:14 pm

St. Florian celebrates first day of school

St. Florian celebrates first day of school

CHICAGO | Classes started Monday morning at St. Florian School in Hegewisch, seven months after the school had been slated for closure by the …

August 25, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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