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Out with the old, in with the new in East Chicago

Out with the old, in with the new in East Chicago

It has been a busy year in East Chicago. The city has finally begun major infrastructure improvements thanks to Mayor Anthony Copeland’s effor…

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Hammond delegates attend Hoosier Girls State

EAST CHICAGO | American Legion Auxiliary Unit 369 sponsored two high school juniors, Lauren Richey, of Bishop Noll Institute, and Oxcnitl Haro…

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E.C. police investigating suspects in fatal shooting

EAST CHICAGO | Police on Thursday continued to investigate a fatal shooting a day earlier in an alley on East Chicago's south side, an official said.

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E.C. man gets 25 years for gang-related crimes

HAMMOND | A member of the 149th Street Imperial Gangsters street gang in East Chicago was sentenced Thursday to more than 25 years in prison o…

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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

22-year-old man shot to death on E.C.'s south side

22-year-old man shot to death on E.C.'s south side

EAST CHICAGO | A 22-year-old man was fatally shot Wednesday in an alley behind homes along 151st Street in East Chicago, police and family mem…

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Police: Valpo man jailed after failing to pay $160 to taxi driver

Police: Valpo man jailed after failing to pay $160 to taxi driver

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso man who called for a taxi to take him from Ameristar Casino in East Chicago to Portage ended up in jail when h…

July 23, 2014 6:00 pm

Man charged in weekend East Chicago fatal shooting

Man charged in weekend East Chicago fatal shooting

CROWN POINT | A 44-year-old man says he shot a man in East Chicago over the weekend in self-defense, court records show.

July 22, 2014 6:07 pm

Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | Pshion Patterson, of East Chicago, brought her young nieces and nephews to City Hall on Tuesday morning to teach them a lesson. 

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Man held after standoff sent for mental evaluation, police say

EAST CHICAGO | Police said Tuesday that no charges have been filed against an East Chicago man taken into custody Monday after a three-hour st…

July 22, 2014 7:09 am

East Chicago businessman strikes deal on tax charges

HAMMOND | The owner of an East Chicago graphic design business has entered into a plea agreement in connection with a federal charge of making…

July 22, 2014 12:05 am

E.C. police expect to charge suspect in weekend slaying

EAST CHICAGO | Police expect to submit charges Tuesday against a man suspected of fatally shooting an East Chicago man last weekend, an official said.

July 21, 2014 10:05 pm

Man in custody after standoff in East Chicago

Man in custody after standoff in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | A 25-year-old man who poured gasoline in his home and threatened to shoot police if they entered was arrested Monday night afte…

July 21, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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2 killed in separate shootings in Gary, E.C.

Separate shootings took the lives of two men in Gary and East Chicago late Saturday and early Sunday, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

July 20, 2014 10:30 am

Anita Beezhold, Leon Simon named winners of Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest

Anita Beezhold, Leon Simon named winners of Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest

NWI Communities and The Theatre at the Center collaborated for the NWI Communities Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest. Both Anita Beezhold,…

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Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the gaming study, Hoosier lawmakers this summer and fall will take a closer look at issues ranging from juvenile…

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Related

Foundations of East Chicago awards record $190,000 to 62 students

Foundations of East Chicago awards record $190,000 to 62 students

EAST CHICAGO | Foundations of East Chicago awarded a record amount of scholarship funds to a record number of students in a ceremony recently …

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Indiana's gaming industry and the 14,000 Hoosiers it employs may hinge on decisions made this summer by a small gro…

July 19, 2014 7:00 pm Related

Cookout For Cancer raises money for research center

EAST CHICAGO | Join St. Catherine Hospital for a fundraiser and some fun from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Grotto Picnic Area on the …

July 18, 2014 12:00 am

Man linked to child sex abuse will admit immigration charge

HAMMOND | A Mexican man who was brought to federal officials' attention because he was accused of inappropriately touching a child agreed Thur…

July 17, 2014 9:25 pm

E.C. man admits drug charge, faces 5-year prison sentence

HAMMOND | An East Chicago man pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge Thursday.

July 17, 2014 7:05 pm

Man stabbed in altercation at East Chicago liquor store

EAST CHICAGO | A Hammond man was in stable condition Wednesday after being stabbed at an East Chicago liquor store, police said.

July 17, 2014 12:05 am

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

Vehicle break-in investigation sparks arrest on gun charge

EAST CHICAGO | Police responding to a call about a vehicle break-in early Wednesday found a man inside the vehicle and arrested him on a gun charge.

July 16, 2014 9:45 pm

Refusing to give cigarette leads to robbery, cops say

EAST CHICAGO | A Gary resident who refused to give a man a cigarette was robbed of his money and cellphone Tuesday while waiting for a train t…

July 16, 2014 9:17 pm

Bus will run to Lake County Fair

For the second year in a row, bus agencies have teamed up with Everybody Counts and other community groups to offer rides to the Lake County Fair.

July 16, 2014 7:00 pm

Visclosky, Longhi call for action against steel dumping

Visclosky, Longhi call for action against steel dumping

Cheap imports are threatening steelworkers jobs across the country, and the federal government needs to step in, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky testified.

July 15, 2014 3:30 pm

Cultural pageant about self esteem, talent secondary

EAST CHICAGO | When community leaders Margaret Gomez and Rosa Rodriguez put their heads together in an effort to spark a younger enthusiasm fo…

July 15, 2014 2:45 pm Related

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E.C. schools superintendent to speak at chamber lunch

EAST CHICAGO | The superintendent of the School City of East Chicago will speak at the next Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce luncheon, set from J…

July 15, 2014 10:00 am

HEALTH BRIEFS: Methodist Hospitals to host food fair, farmers market

GARY | In an effort to fight the obesity epidemic and educate residents about healthy eating and cooking, the Methodist Hospitals food service…

July 15, 2014 12:05 am

2 wounded in separate shootings in E.C.

EAST CHICAGO | Two men were wounded in two separate shootings within three days in East Chicago, police said.

July 14, 2014 6:45 pm

E.C. beaches among nation's most polluted

E.C. beaches among nation's most polluted

Two Northwest Indiana beaches ranked among the worst nationally in terms of water quality again.

July 14, 2014 6:34 pm

Meals on Wheels of NWI volunteer treated to lunch and awards

Meals on Wheels of NWI volunteer treated to lunch and awards

HOBART | Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana honored its volunteers this spring at a Volunteer Recognition Luncheon for the good work they do…

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Steel dumpers could face tariffs as high as 118 percent

Steel dumpers could face tariffs as high as 118 percent

Steel dumpers beware: The U.S. government may start imposing tariffs of up to 118 percent.

July 11, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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U.S. Steel pays $58 million to settle price-fixing lawsuit

U.S. Steel pays $58 million to settle price-fixing lawsuit

U.S. Steel will pay $58 million to settle a lawsuit that alleges domestic steelmakers conspired to fix prices nearly a decade ago.

July 11, 2014 5:30 am

East Chicago Fire Department receives $126,317 grant

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Fire Department has been awarded a $126,317 grant under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance t…

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Best-selling author hosts Write Stuff Workshop

Best-selling author hosts Write Stuff Workshop

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library will host a Writer’s Workshop on Saturday featuring Naleighna Kai, national best-selling author…

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Some region police departments issue new protocols for patrol cops

Some region police departments issue new protocols for patrol cops

HAMMOND | Hammond Police Chief John Doughty believes "quota" is a bad word.

July 10, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Police: Employee at E.C. McDonald's shut window on would-be robber

EAST CHICAGO | A man who bought food at an East Chicago McDonald's was thwarted when he returned to rob the restaurant at gunpoint, police said.

July 10, 2014 7:00 pm

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

East Chicago man charged in 2013 tire shop shooting

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man was charged Tuesday in a 2013 shooting that wounded a tire shop worker less than two months after his brothe…

July 09, 2014 8:30 pm

Lake officials open E-911 bids

CROWN POINT | There was no shortage this week of companies competing for contracts to build Lake County's E-911 public safety communications system.

July 09, 2014 5:38 pm

Ivy Tech pursues purchase of Purdue Academic Learning Center

Ivy Tech Community College is pursuing acquisition of the Purdue Academic Learning Center in Merrillville.

July 09, 2014 5:30 pm

Family enjoys Festival of the Lakes Special Person’s day

Family enjoys Festival of the Lakes Special Person’s day

Evelyn Wilson, who has three special needs children, says her family appreciates all the city of Hammond and the many volunteers do to help th…

July 09, 2014 2:56 pm

Hammond arts community thriving

Hammond arts community thriving

Whether at Towle Theater or Paul Henry’s Art Gallery or through the efforts of Books, Brushes and Bands for Education theater and the arts are…

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Hammond Marina and Wolf Lake Pavilion offer summer fun for the entire family

Hammond Marina and Wolf Lake Pavilion offer summer fun for the entire family

Hammond Marina Coordinator Susan Tabers said there will be plenty of family fun at the marina this summer.

July 09, 2014 1:30 pm Photos

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Hammond College Bound Scholarship Program benefits local families

Hammond College Bound Scholarship Program benefits local families

Hammond’s College Bound Scholarship Program has saved city families hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition.

July 09, 2014 11:45 am Photos

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Adoption Event Planned for Firefighters at Humane Society in Munster

Adoption Event Planned for Firefighters at Humane Society in Munster

HIGHLAND | Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) will host an adoption event Saturday, July 12 with adoption fees waived for firefighters as part…

July 09, 2014 9:01 am

Hammond officials say economic development is thriving

Hammond officials say economic development is thriving

Africa Tarver, Director of Economic Development and Phil Taillon, Executive Director of Planning and Development in Hammond say economic devel…

July 09, 2014 8:45 am Photos

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Hammond woman grateful for Hammond Parks Program

Hammond woman grateful for Hammond Parks Program

Evelyn Wilson says the Hammond Parks Summer Program has been extremely beneficial for her three special needs children.

July 09, 2014 7:15 am Photos

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