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Families take kids cancer awareness message to the Capitol

Families take kids cancer awareness message to the Capitol

Four local families joined the Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation on a bittersweet trip to Washington D.C. recently to participate in Cu…

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Barenie family carves 'Frozen' Halloween

Barenie family carves 'Frozen' Halloween

GRIFFITH | The Barenie family has once again turned its lawn into a collection of carved oversized pumpkins.

October 29, 2014 6:45 pm

Six accused in bank fraud scheme spanning region

HAMMOND | Twenty-nine people from Illinois and Northwest Indiana are facing charges accusing them of a wide-ranging bank fraud scheme known as…

October 29, 2014 2:05 pm

Party lauds Cal Twp. Trustee Mary Elgin on Saturday in Gary

GARY | Outgoing Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin will celebrate her career and birthday at a party Saturday.

October 29, 2014 12:05 am

Photos: Fall cleaning

Photos: Fall cleaning

October 27, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Tri Town Safety Village hosts scores of kids at Halloween haunt

Tri Town Safety Village hosts scores of kids at Halloween haunt

SCHERERVILLE | More than 1,000 ghosts, goblins, witches and superheroes visited Tri Town Safety Village Saturday as community leaders, busines…

October 27, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Jingle Mingle craft fair planned

Jingle Mingle craft fair planned

October 27, 2014 12:00 am

Students mark Respect Life Week

Students mark Respect Life Week

October 27, 2014 12:00 am

Divine intervention for pets

Divine intervention for pets

October 26, 2014 12:00 am

Five region House races drawing last-minute donations

INDIANAPOLIS | Big money is pouring into Northwest Indiana's competitive state House races as Democrats and Republicans ready their final pitc…

October 25, 2014 9:00 pm

Last chance to enter NWI Communities Halloween contests

Last chance to enter NWI Communities Halloween contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

October 25, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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The Week Ahead Lake County

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October 24, 2014 1:21 pm

Griffith looks for quick exit from Calumet Township

GARY | A budget impasse among Calumet Township officials threatens to trigger a state takeover of the trustee's finances and speed the secessi…

October 23, 2014 7:36 pm

County, suburban E-911 deal may be patched together

County, suburban E-911 deal may be patched together

CROWN POINT | Three suburbs reluctant to join Lake County's E-911 communications network may sign up after all, if county officials offer writ…

October 23, 2014 6:45 pm

Griffith holds special meetings twice next week in Town Hall

GRIFFITH | Griffith has scheduled two special meetings next week.

October 22, 2014 12:05 am

Periodic closings set Tuesday at Griffith CN Railway crossing

GRIFFITH | The Canadian National Railway crossing at Broad Street in downtown Griffith will experience short, period closures beginning at 9 a…

October 21, 2014 12:05 am

All ages find it’s Fun to Learn @ the Library

All ages find it’s Fun to Learn @ the Library

At the Cedar Lake branch of the Lake County Public Library, we often add the catch phrase, ‘It’s Always Fun @ the Library!’ to our handouts.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

The Week Ahead - Lake County

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October 19, 2014 12:05 am

Haunted attractions scare up classic frights

Haunted attractions scare up classic frights

Editor's note: This is the third in a four-part series about fear.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Hundreds toting lanterns support blood cancers fight

CROWN POINT | As many as 600 walkers lit a dark, damp Saturday evening at the Lake County Fairgrounds with lanterns signifying their support f…

October 18, 2014 6:16 pm

Share your story of breast cancer survival

Share your story of breast cancer survival

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Each year over …

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NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

October 18, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Hamm: No more waste district credit cards without board approval

Lake County's solid waste district chairman admonished the agency's acting director this week to hold off on any new credit card applications …

October 17, 2014 4:57 pm

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

Waste district votes to park take-home vehicles

Waste district votes to park take-home vehicles

The Lake County solid waste district board voted 12-2 on Thursday to immediately park all five of its employee take-home vehicles.

October 16, 2014 9:00 pm

Damage to cooling system will close Deep River Ice Skating Plaza this winter

MERRILLVILLE | While preparing for the opening of the Deep River Ice Skating Plaza at Deep River Waterpark, Lake County Parks and Recreation D…

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith plans Oktoberfest, Fall Festival

GRIFFITH | Griffith is holding one last fling before winter with this weekend's Oktoberfest and Fall Festival.

October 15, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith eyes $18.9 million budget for 2015

GRIFFITH | Griffith is looking at an $18.9 million budget for 2015.

October 14, 2014 8:00 pm

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

October 13, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Griffith BZA schedules special session Oct. 27 at Town Hall

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Board of Zoning Appeals meets in special session at 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at Town Hall, 111 N. Broad St.

October 12, 2014 12:05 am

Hudec Woodworking earns spot on Inc. list

Hudec Woodworking earns spot on Inc. list

Hudec Woodworking Corporation has made Inc Magazine's 2014 list of the nation's 5000 fastest growing private businesses.

October 10, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Device enables girl to 'speak' for first time since she was a toddler

Device enables girl to 'speak' for first time since she was a toddler

Mimi Burke doesn't remember the sound of her 12-year-old daughter Sophia's voice.

October 10, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Griffith Family YMCA preschoolers tour popcorn shop

Griffith Family YMCA preschoolers tour popcorn shop

October 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Griffith joins Highland to celebrate Festival of the Trail

The towns of Highland and Griffith are teaming up to celebrate the arts, nutrition, and physical fitness during the second annual Festival of …

October 10, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith ratifies new teacher contract

GRIFFITH | With a unanimous vote, the Griffith Public Schools board ratified a new contract Thursday with the Griffith Federation of Teachers.

October 09, 2014 9:57 pm

Gary man accused of stealing guns, electronics in Griffith

CROWN POINT | A Gary man was charged Wednesday after his fingerprint was found at a Griffith home that had been burglarized, court records show.

October 08, 2014 8:49 pm

Griffith man acquitted of criminal deviate conduct charges

CROWN POINT | A Griffith man was cleared Wednesday of allegations he forced a woman to have sex with him while holding a box knife, according …

October 08, 2014 7:56 pm

Lake commissioner floats E-911 peace plan

CROWN POINT | A Lake County Commissioner formally offered concessions Monday to Cedar Lake, St. John and Schererville to resolve an impasse ov…

October 06, 2014 7:45 pm

Portion of Rueth Drive closed to traffic beginning Monday

GRIFFITH | The 800 block of Rueth Drive will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday through Oct. 12.

October 05, 2014 12:05 am

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

October 05, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Crime maps show what's happening in your neighborhood

Crime maps show what's happening in your neighborhood

There's a rumor your neighbor's house was burglarized.

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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

In wake of fire, questions surround lack of fire hydrants

In wake of fire, questions surround lack of fire hydrants

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Days after a fire destroyed Stash Construction, many are questioning if more fire hydrants in the area could have stopped t…

October 03, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Little Free Libraries offer books throughout the community

Little Free Libraries offer books throughout the community

GRIFFITH – Friday is Time Out for Reading day in Northwest Indiana, and if you need something to read, it won't be hard to find in Griffith, t…

October 02, 2014 12:00 am

Blaze destroys Calumet Township business

Blaze destroys Calumet Township business

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | A longtime Calumet Township business went up in flames Wednesday as wind and a lack of hydrants hampered firefighting efforts.

October 01, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Signage on the bike trail helps promote new Griffith

Signage on the bike trail helps promote new Griffith

GRIFFITH | When Ball State University conducted a planning session in Griffith in 2011, the bike trail that ran through from Colfax to 45th Av…

October 01, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith man sentenced to prison in armed gas station robberies

CROWN POINT | A Griffith man was sentenced to six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to three armed robberies of area gas stations, accor…

September 30, 2014 6:14 pm

On board with Railroad Fair

On board with Railroad Fair

September 28, 2014 12:05 am Photos

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Dance auditions set for jazz version of The Nutcracker

GARY | Open dance auditions for Cirque du Jazz: A Nutcracker Tale to be presented in December by South Shore Dance Alliance and the Wirt-Emers…

September 26, 2014 12:00 am

Turn in unwanted medicines Saturday at police stations

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller is encouraging Hoosiers to drop off unwanted prescription drugs and over-the-counter pills Saturd…

September 25, 2014 12:05 am


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