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Veterans garden established at The Salvation Army

EAST CHICAGO | A Veterans Memorial Garden has been established at The Salvation Army Corps Building in East Chicago, made possible by a partne…

11 hours ago

Crossroads Chamber rocks the region with membership drive

Crossroads Chamber rocks the region with membership drive

MERRILLVILLE | From business strategies to community awareness campaigns to investing in the future if education, the Crossroads Chamber of Co…

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Judge, attorneys take in juror experiences

Judge, attorneys take in juror experiences

EAST CHICAGO | Six former jurors shared thoughts on their experiences in the criminal court system during a Constitution Day program in the Ea…

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Local sports stars bring message of literacy to E.C.

EAST CHICAGO | Administrators at McKinley Elementary School are hoping some local star power will increase literacy among their students.

September 16, 2014 7:15 pm

Retired educator starts website for teachers

A local retired educator has set up a website intended to help educators on a daily basis.

September 15, 2014 7:45 pm

Lakefront development begins at Jeorse Park

Lakefront development begins at Jeorse Park

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago kicked off a multiphase lakefront project Monday with a groundbreaking for a $3 million-plus project at Jeorse Park.

September 15, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Nazareth Home holds gala Oct. 9 at Radisson

MERRILLVILLE | The Nazareth Home holds its annual gala Oct. 9 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Picnic in the park held for youth workers while campers celebrate

Picnic in the park held for youth workers while campers celebrate

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago's Summer Youth Employment Program celebrated the end of a productive season with a barbecue at Washington Park, wh…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library will join the national celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is held from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

East Chicago R&D center helps develop new steels

East Chicago R&D center helps develop new steels

EAST CHICAGO | Work done in the region is having a global impact.

September 13, 2014 11:12 am

E.C. school leaders investigate another fight

EAST CHICAGO | An East Chicago Central high school teacher was indirectly injured by broken glass Thursday when students were fighting.

September 12, 2014 3:30 pm

School leaders take stock of students

School leaders take stock of students

School superintendents across Northwest Indiana and the state took a tally of each student enrolled in school Friday for the first ADM or Aver…

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Lake pay raise wouldn't be across the board

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has tentatively passed a 3 percent pay raise for most, but not all full-time county government employees.

September 11, 2014 8:30 pm

E.C. man allegedly strangled woman, confined her in room

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man was charged Thursday after strangling a woman and barricading her in her bedroom, police said.

September 11, 2014 8:21 pm

Cops: E.C. man shot girlfriend after she broke up with him

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man was charged Wednesday after shooting his girlfriend in the abdomen as she broke up with him, police said.

September 11, 2014 7:00 pm

3 suburbs have Lake E-911 over a $2.6 million barrel

CROWN POINT | Lake officials may lose $2.6 million a year in public safety funds if Cedar Lake, St. John and Schererville won't merge their po…

September 11, 2014 3:55 pm

Lindsey scholarships awarded to art majors from BNI, Emerson

Lindsey scholarships awarded to art majors from BNI, Emerson

The Patrick Lindsey Scholarship Fund awarded two academic scholarships for 2014. The winners, Nathan Mason, a graduate of Emerson School of Pe…

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Charges dropped against second man in E.C. shooting

CROWN POINT | Charges were dismissed against a second man who had been charged in the shooting death of an East Chicago man. 

September 10, 2014 7:07 pm

Neighborhoods Inc. extends deadline for house contest

Neighborhoods Inc. has extended to Sept. 19 its deadline to enter the Best House on the Block contest in East Chicago and Hammond's 3rd District.

September 09, 2014 12:05 am

Trio accused of robbing E.C. residents at gunpoint

Trio accused of robbing E.C. residents at gunpoint

CROWN POINT | When a group broke into an East Chicago apartment last week and robbed the residents at gunpoint, it didn't take long to recogni…

September 08, 2014 6:35 pm Photos

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East Chicago teen arrested after fight

EAST CHICAGO | A 15-year-old girl was arrested following a couple of different fights at East Chicago Central High School Thursday, and a scho…

September 08, 2014 6:12 pm

Gary man accused of molesting young girl from 2003 to 2006

Gary man accused of molesting young girl from 2003 to 2006

CROWN POINT | A Gary man is accused of molesting a girl from 2003 to 2006, according to court records. 

September 08, 2014 4:40 pm

Tax abatements for E.C. buildling rehab stalled

EAST CHICAGO | City Council members tabled requests for tax abatements as American Crossroads Group, LLC seeks to rehabilitate a 100,000 squar…

September 07, 2014 8:30 pm

Women mark 25 years with Catholic Charities

Women mark 25 years with Catholic Charities

HAMMOND | Elisa Torres and Charlene Joyce joined the Catholic Charities family the same year George H. W. Bush began his first term as preside…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Carmelite Home recovering from burglary

EAST CHICAGO | An outpouring of support has flowed to the St. Joseph's Carmelite Home following an August burglary in which all the bikes, toy…

September 06, 2014 6:00 pm

Health concerns at center of EC lead, arsenic cleanup

Health concerns at center of EC lead, arsenic cleanup

EAST CHICAGO | Removing the risk to human health caused by more than a century of lead and arsenic contamination in soil in one East Chicago n…

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Witness says pair fired shots, wounded man near E.C. park

EAST CHICAGO | A man was shot in the back Wednesday night in East Chicago's South Side neighborhood, police said.

September 04, 2014 8:20 pm

ArcelorMittal provides tour donation

ArcelorMittal provides tour donation

September 04, 2014 12:00 am

Local colleges aim to fill coming trades work gap

Local colleges aim to fill coming trades work gap

As current workers retire, experts predict 875,000 high-tech industrial jobs will be needed by 2020.

September 03, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Mayor: Timing right for E.C. cleanup settlement

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland said Wednesday that news of a proposed settlement for an estimated $26 million environmental cleanup in …

September 03, 2014 9:35 pm

Hobart man charged in fatal stabbing back in jail

CROWN POINT | A Hobart man accused of fatally stabbing an East Chicago man during a gas station fight last year is back in the Lake County Jail. 

September 03, 2014 6:11 pm

Hayride reservations offered at five Lake County parks

Reservations for tractor drawn hay rides are offered at Lemon Lake, Stoney Run, Oak Ridge Prairie, Deep River, and Buckley Homestead county pa…

September 03, 2014 12:00 am

Intergenerational golf opportunities offered at Cedar Creek

CEDAR LAKE | The Lake County Parks and Recreation Department has two intergenerational golfing opportunities available at Cedar Creek Family G…

September 03, 2014 12:00 am

East Chicago police put their ears (and feet) to the pavement

East Chicago police put their ears (and feet) to the pavement

EAST CHICAGO | As Police Chief Mark Becker walked last week in the city's South Side neighborhood, he recognized a woman he'd spoken to after …

September 02, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

Some of the stories are action highlights of the competition like the winning touchdown, the perfect kill with the game on the line, the line …

September 02, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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E-911 compatible radio equipment on order for Crown Point

CROWN POINT | Officials have approved the purchase of $710,112 in new radio equipment compatible with the Lake County consolidated E-911 centr…

September 02, 2014 12:00 am

Homeless shelter opening in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | A vacant, four-unit apartment building on Alexander Avenue is being converted into the city's first homeless shelter.

August 31, 2014 10:00 pm

ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor East surpassed previous safety record

ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor East surpassed previous safety record

EAST CHICAGO | Labor unions secured weekends, breaks, paid vacations, sick leaves, 8-hour workdays and countless other benefits you might have…

August 29, 2014 5:00 am

E.C. man strikes plea deal in kidnap, murder case

HAMMOND | A 41-year-old East Chicago man charged in a sweeping indictment involving Chicago’s Two Six Nation street gang and its local affilia…

August 28, 2014 7:42 pm

Mother, son charged in Walgreens burglary

Mother, son charged in Walgreens burglary

HAMMOND | An East Chicago woman and her son are facing charges stemming from a break-in at a local Walgreens where more than $50,000 worth of …

August 28, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Murder charge dismissed in slaying at E.C. gas station

CROWN POINT | A murder charge was dismissed Tuesday against an East Chicago man who was accused of fatally shooting another man in November 2013. 

August 27, 2014 5:55 pm

E.C. man sentenced to 15 years in child molesting case

E.C. man sentenced to 15 years in child molesting case

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison after admitting to molesting two girls, according to court records. 

August 27, 2014 5:45 pm

Ad targeted to inform students of Lifeline Law

INDIANAPOLIS | An advertising campaign targeting students at Indiana's residential colleges and universities is spreading the message about th…

August 27, 2014 5:15 pm

Building a green workforce one house at a time

EAST CHICAGO | Residents in Lake County's northern cities can get up to $5,000 in free weatherization work that will keep their homes cooler i…

August 27, 2014 5:00 am

E.C. police turn over fatal shooting case to prosecutor's office

EAST CHICAGO | A man arrested Sunday in connection with a fatal shooting in East Chicago has been turned over to Whiting police, an official said.

August 26, 2014 8:00 pm

Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning caused at least one fire Monday afternoon as a line of storms brought rain and cooler temperatures to the region.

August 25, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Fire guts vacant East Chicago building

Fire guts vacant East Chicago building

EAST CHICAGO | The cause of a fire Monday afternoon at a vacant building that once housed Daisy's Tap remains under investigation, an East Chi…

August 25, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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State board cites problems in audit of School City of East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | The Indiana State Board of Accounts cites numerous issues in its latest audit of the School City of East Chicago, including say…

August 25, 2014 6:30 pm


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