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Youngest 'Jesus' shoulders role for Via Crucis

Youngest 'Jesus' shoulders role for Via Crucis

EAST CHICAGO | For the 34th year the congregation of Our Lady of Guadalupe re-enacted Via Crucis, the Way of the Cross procession, following i…

April 18, 2014 7:25 pm Photos

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Hospital makes a gift of warmth

Hospital makes a gift of warmth

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

E.C. couple indicted in brazen bank robbery

HAMMOND | Two East Chicago residents accused of taking part in a brazen bank robbery last month were indicted Thursday in U.S. District Court. 

April 17, 2014 8:50 pm

Things get testy on Cline Ave. bridge discussion

PORTAGE │ Although the vote to approve construction of the Cline Avenue bridge was largely ceremonial, there was still discontent among member…

April 17, 2014 2:42 pm

ArcelorMittal wins heap of automotive awards

ArcelorMittal is being showered with honors for its work with automakers.

April 17, 2014 12:00 pm

E.C. police investigating after boy, 9, bit by at least 1 dog

EAST CHICAGO | A 9-year-old was bit by a pit bull Tuesday in the 3500 block of Pennsylvania Street, police said.

April 16, 2014 9:00 pm

2 Chicago casino options threaten NWI jobs, tax revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for …

April 16, 2014 7:15 pm

East Chicago prepares for Main Street reconstruction

EAST CHICAGO | City officials on Tuesday gave an update on plans to reconstruct Main Street between Broadway Street and Columbus Drive.

April 15, 2014 8:30 pm

Panel discussion to focus on urban poverty

Elected officials and the president of Calumet College of St. Joseph will take part in a panel discussion this week on inner-city poverty.

April 14, 2014 5:45 pm

Behavioral health workers vote to unionize

An overwhelming majority of the 130 behavioral health workers at Regional Mental Health Center Southlake campus voted last week to unionize.

April 14, 2014 11:00 am

Self-made man turned hobby into business

Self-made man turned hobby into business

Michael J. "Mike" Moricz was an independent, self-made man who turned a hobby he loved into a profitable business, his daughter-in-law Betsy M…

April 14, 2014 12:05 am

Local housing officials cry foul over lack of state tax credits

Three affordable housing projects in Gary, East Chicago and Hammond missed the mark by a few points to receive tax credits, and local housing …

April 13, 2014 6:45 pm

Stress Fair offers options for improving health

Stress Fair offers options for improving health

EAST CHICAGO | St. Catherine Hospital is hosting a Stress Management Fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Professional Office Building Conferen…

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

The Week Ahead Lake County

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April 12, 2014 9:00 pm

Fire damages barn at E.C. waste facility

EAST CHICAGO | Firefighters spent nearly 12 hours Saturday battling a blaze near a petroleum pipeline at Allied Waste Co. in East Chicago.

April 12, 2014 5:38 pm

E.C. Board of Works tackling street revamp work Tuesday

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Board of works meets in special session at noon Tuesday to consider several matters.

April 12, 2014 12:05 am

Lake voting has yet to catch fire

CROWN POINT | Early voting has begun slowly in Lake County.

April 11, 2014 8:05 pm

Celebrate National Library Week - Lives change @ your library

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide to celebrate National Library W…

April 11, 2014 12:00 am

Man insists on jury trial in attempted murder case

CROWN POINT | A former East Chicago man charged with Class A felony attempted murder and two other felony counts insisted Thursday he wanted t…

April 10, 2014 8:15 pm

E.C. man identified as second man killed in crash

GARY | An East Chicago man was identified Thursday as one of two men who died in a two-car fiery collision last month, officials said.

April 10, 2014 5:58 pm Related

E.C. student hailed as a hero for his quick actions

E.C. student hailed as a hero for his quick actions

EAST CHICAGO | Heroes don’t only exist in movies or comic books, and an East Chicago teen proved this Sunday when he saved a woman and her you…

April 09, 2014 7:10 pm Video Photos

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Former S'ville judge not returning to courtroom anytime soon

Former S'ville judge not returning to courtroom anytime soon

INDIANAPOLIS | Former Schererville Town Judge Deborah Riga, who served 13 months in federal prison for public corruption, will have to wait at…

April 08, 2014 8:30 pm Related

Company, E.C. look to settle waterworks lawsuits

HAMMOND | A dispute over a water filtration system installed at East Chicago's new waterworks may be settled out of court.

April 08, 2014 7:00 pm

Winfield voting site stays put for May 6 primary

CROWN POINT | Early voting begins Tuesday with no changes in the eight locations Lake County residents can use to cast a ballot before the May…

April 07, 2014 7:45 pm

Driver hit E.C. home because of medical condition, cops say

EAST CHICAGO | A 36-year-old woman crashed her car into a home Sunday morning in the 4200 block of Indianapolis Boulevard, police said. 

April 07, 2014 7:30 pm

Man charged in slaying of 16-year-old East Chicago boy

EAST CHICAGO | A 19-year-old man was charged Monday with gunning down a 16-year-old boy earlier this year, police said.

April 07, 2014 7:00 pm

East Chicago bank robbery suspects caught in Missouri

East Chicago bank robbery suspects caught in Missouri

Police in Missouri have arrested a man and woman who are suspected of robbing an East Chicago bank at gunpoint last week, FBI officials said.

April 04, 2014 11:14 pm Photos

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FBI on hunt for suspects in brazen bank robbery in East Chicago

FBI on hunt for suspects in brazen bank robbery in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | The FBI identified two East Chicago residents accused of taking part in a brazen armed bank robbery and shooting at officers.

April 03, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Copeland: East Chicago prime for investment

Copeland: East Chicago prime for investment

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland focused on one theme during his State of the City address Thursday: East Chicago is ready for investment.

April 03, 2014 7:55 pm Photos

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My father keeps them laughing

Well, Dad’s in the hospital.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am

Adults, teens arrested in brawl near Hammond High

HAMMOND | Eight people were arrested Tuesday in a brawl that began when the mother of one of two teens fighting jumped in, police said.

April 02, 2014 7:35 pm

Fifth Annual Chairish Project displayed at Indiana Welcome Center during Child Abuse Prevention month

Fifth Annual Chairish Project displayed at Indiana Welcome Center during Child Abuse Prevention month

HAMMOND | Flowers, the sea, Disney characters, fairy tales. sports and checkers are among the themes of the chairs designed by local students …

April 02, 2014 4:47 pm Photos

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Employees commit to healthy habits at walking event

Employees commit to healthy habits at walking event

BURNS HARBOR | From maintaining a healthy blood pressure to incorporating more exercise into their lives, a group of ArcelorMittal employees p…

April 02, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Developer plans $68.5 million revamp of Union Tank Car site

Developer plans $68.5 million revamp of Union Tank Car site

EAST CHICAGO | A massive $68.5 million project will transform the vacant, debris-littered Union Tank Car Co. site in East Chicago into a major…

April 01, 2014 7:19 pm Photos

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Cops search for two suspects in East Chicago bank robbery

Cops search for two suspects in East Chicago bank robbery

EAST CHICAGO | Officials released surveillance photos Monday from an armed robbery Saturday at First Merchants Bank. 

March 31, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Americanism Award presented to 9/11 survivor

Americanism Award presented to 9/11 survivor

American Legion Post 369 in East Chicago recently awarded Don Bacso, a 9/11 survivor, its Americanism Award for 2014.

March 31, 2014 12:00 am

Reductions cut into Salvation Army's soup line

Reductions cut into Salvation Army's soup line

EAST CHICAGO | In one short hour, as many as 100 people in need file through the food line at The Salvation Army Community Center for a free lunch.

March 30, 2014 10:05 pm Photos

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Developer scraps plans to open restaurant in downtown East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | Plans to open a Subway restaurant and America's Coffee and Donuts Ice Cream Parlor in a vacant building at 4901 Alexander Ave. …

March 30, 2014 8:30 pm

Sexual assault burgeoning in region

Sexual assault burgeoning in region

The volume of sex crimes in the region is forcing some local hospitals to expand their care programs and may have created the need for a separ…

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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East Chicago tweaks facade program

EAST CHICAGO | The City Council has modified an ordinance regulating facade, sign and awning grant programs it had initiated last year.

March 29, 2014 6:52 pm

Two rob First Merchants Bank in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | A busy Saturday morning was interrupted at First Merchants Bank, 4740 Indianapolis Blvd., about 11 a.m. when two armed people e…

March 29, 2014 6:20 pm

Indiana unemployment rate falls by 0.3 percent

Indiana unemployment rate falls by 0.3 percent

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered…

March 28, 2014 12:30 pm

East Chicago aims to connect city contractors with resident workers

East Chicago aims to connect city contractors with resident workers

The City of East Chicago held an informational meeting Wednesday for contractors on the $17 million RDA-funded Phase One Waterfront Revitaliza…

March 28, 2014 12:00 am

Preschool funding plan wins governor's approval

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana has taken a tentative step toward joining the 41 other states that use tax revenue to fund preschool education.

March 27, 2014 12:35 pm

E.C. man pleads guilty to confinement, strangulation

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man pleaded guilty Tuesday to reduced felony charges of criminal confinement and strangulation.

March 26, 2014 8:45 pm

E.C. man charged with battery of pregnant wife

EAST CHICAGO | An East Chicago man faces multiple charges after months of domestic violence against his pregnant wife, police said.

March 26, 2014 6:30 pm

Winfield early voting site in dispute

WINFIELD | A candidate for Winfield Township trustee wants election officials to move the town's early voting site out of her opponent's office.

March 26, 2014 12:00 pm

ArcelorMittal worker dies after February incident

An ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor steelworker has died from injuries suffered when he fell into scalding water at the mill in February.

March 26, 2014 11:13 am

E.C. launching website to connect workers, contractors

EAST CHICAGO | The city is launching a website that aims to link potential employees with contractors working on infrastructure projects.

March 24, 2014 8:30 pm

E.C. man accused of sex with 11-year-old girl accepts plea deal

HAMMOND | An East Chicago man has entered into a plea agreement on a federal charge of crossing state lines to engage in sex with an 11-year-old girl.

March 24, 2014 8:00 pm


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