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Calumet Region to celebrate Polish-American Heritage Month

Polish-American Heritage Month celebration is set for Sunday in the Calumet Region.

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Writers host weekend of events for authors

Writers host weekend of events for authors

The Indiana Writers’ Consortium will host its Creative Writing Conference from 1 to 10 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Merrillville. …

18 hours ago

Sen. Mrvan incorrectly identified

Frank Mrvan is a Democratic state senator from Hammond. A story in some Sunday editions identfiied him as a former state senator.

September 30, 2014 4:30 pm

Hammond youth charged in armed robbery of cellphone

HAMMOND | A 17-year-old man is accused of being part of an armed robbery of a cellphone. 

September 30, 2014 12:05 am

Libertarian candidates night scheduled Friday in Highland

HIGHLAND | The Indiana Libertarian Party is inviting the public to meet its candidates for the Nov. 4 general election.

September 30, 2014 12:05 am

Hobart father arrested after 8-week-old baby hospitalized

Hobart father arrested after 8-week-old baby hospitalized

CROWN POINT | A Hobart man faces five felony charges alleging he shook his 8-week-old son so violently on two occasions this month that the ba…

September 29, 2014 8:15 pm

Charges filed in weekend homicide at birthday party

Charges filed in weekend homicide at birthday party

HAMMOND | A 38-year-old man was charged Monday in the shooting death of a Hammond man who was celebrating his birthday, according to court records. 

September 29, 2014 6:03 pm

Chili cook-off to raise money for kids battling cancer

HAMMOND | The third annual chili cook-off tailgate party to benefit the Joseph Betustak Jr. Memorial Foundation Inc. is Sunday at Hammond FOP …

September 29, 2014 5:49 pm

Waterbird Banquet Center hosts European Subaru dealership owners and employees

Waterbird Banquet Center hosts European Subaru dealership owners and employees

CHESTERTON | Waterbird Banquet Center in Chesterton, Ind., was host to Subaru dealership owners and employees from Finland, Denmark, Lithuania…

September 29, 2014 11:02 am

BP makes special gift to United Way

BP makes special gift to United Way

WHITING | BP Whiting Refinery recently made a gift of $4,000 to Lake Area United Way’s Community Campaign. The presentation took place during …

September 29, 2014 10:04 am

BNI teacher has fourth book on Gary’s history published

BNI teacher has fourth book on Gary’s history published

Veteran Bishop Noll Institute social studies teacher John Trafny has authored a fourth book on the history of Gary that was released in July b…

September 29, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond man celebrating birthday shot dead; suspect in custody

HAMMOND | A Hammond man who broke up a fight between two men at his birthday party Saturday was fatally wounded when one of them returned and …

September 28, 2014 10:08 pm

City passes new water rate class and collection of stormwater fees

HAMMOND | The City Council has adopted two water-related ordinances.

September 28, 2014 6:51 pm

Policy for use of new Honor College lounge sparks protest

Jacob Yothment is a junior at Purdue University Calumet and the editor-in-chief of The Purdue University Calumet Chronicle; this story first a…

September 28, 2014 12:39 pm

The Week Ahead Lake County

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September 28, 2014 12:05 am

Irving Community Watch will hear 2 guest speakers Friday

HAMMOND | The Irving Community Watch meets Friday at Irving School, 4727 Pine St., Hammond.

September 28, 2014 12:05 am

Edison Community Watch will meet Wednesday at school

HAMMOND | The Edison Community Watch meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Edison School, 7025 Madison St., Hammond.

September 28, 2014 12:05 am

Albert's Diamond Jewelers to hold MS Auction on Oct. 5

Albert's Diamond Jewelers to hold MS Auction on Oct. 5

Albert's Diamond Jewelers' owner Fred Halpern may be known for his business savvy, outrageous commercials and witty billboards, but closest to…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond woman, 28, killed in E.C. single-vehicle crash

Hammond woman, 28, killed in E.C. single-vehicle crash

EAST CHICAGO | A 28-year-old Hammond woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash late Friday night in East Chicago.

September 27, 2014 6:42 pm

Lawyers argue over juror anonymity in gang trial

HAMMOND | A federal judge is expected to decide in the next week or two on whether the identities of jurors in the upcoming trial of an allege…

September 26, 2014 6:15 pm

Hammond mayor, VU football team rerouted by Chicago air stoppage

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. arrived at Chicago's Midway Airport at 7 a.m. Friday to find the airport in chaos.

September 26, 2014 2:45 pm Related

Feds: Munster accountant stole from doctor to gamble at casinos

Feds: Munster accountant stole from doctor to gamble at casinos

HAMMOND | The owner of a Munster accounting firm was accused of stealing about $660,000 from a physician's account to gamble at local casinos.

September 26, 2014 1:00 pm Related

Family health fair offers screenings at Hammond center

HAMMOND | St. Catherine Hospital is hosting a free Fall Family Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hessville Family Care Center, 34…

September 26, 2014 12:00 am

Remote-controlled planes to fly in Hammond

HAMMOND | Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 Mahoney Drive, will host the annual Remote Control Pilot Air Show from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.…

September 26, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond mayor calls for referendum on South Shore expansion

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. wants taxpayers to decide whether to financially support the South Shore Rail line expansion.

September 25, 2014 8:15 pm

Beemsterboer shuts down petcoke storage terminal in Chicago

Beemsterboer shuts down petcoke storage terminal in Chicago

Beemsterboer Slag Corp. has closed down its petcoke storage operation in Chicago and sold its Calumet Transload Facility at 2900 E. 106th St. …

September 25, 2014 5:00 pm

Hammond man is third charged in retired Chicago cop's slaying

CHICAGO | A 20-year-old Hammond man is the third person charged in connection with the shooting death of a retired Chicago police officer in March.

September 25, 2014 11:40 am

Purdue University Calumet hosts college fair on Tuesday

HAMMOND | Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities will be on hand at the Central Midwest College Fair, hosted by Purdue U…

September 25, 2014 12:05 am

Remote Control Pilot Air Show lands Saturday in Hammond

HAMMOND | The Jean Shepherd Community Center hosts its annual Remote Control Pilot Air Show from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the center, 3031 M…

September 25, 2014 12:05 am

South Shore CVA seeking participants for classic car exhibit

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is seeking classic car owners who are interested in participating in a classic car…

September 25, 2014 12:00 am

Disgraced Lake sheriff's officers may remain free awhile longer

HAMMOND | The U.S. attorney's office on Wednesday sought to delay when two former Lake County sheriff's officers expected to testify at a gun …

September 24, 2014 10:25 pm

E.C. gang member seeks sentencing delay; newly discovered evidence cited

HAMMOND | Attorneys cited the discovery of new evidence in support of their request Wednesday to delay sentencing for an Imperial Gangster con…

September 24, 2014 9:15 pm

Arizona man reaches plea deal in federal narcotics charge

HAMMOND | An Arizona man facing a federal narcotics charge after police found four bags of methamphetamine stuffed in a hot chocolate box reac…

September 24, 2014 7:24 pm

Enrollment & retention up at Purdue University Calumet

HAMMOND | A jump in student retention and more first time, full time freshmen are driving an enrollment increase at Purdue University Calumet …

September 24, 2014 5:19 pm

Lake Station mayor, wife, stepdaughter set for April trials

HAMMOND | A federal magistrate granted a request Tuesday by Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, his wife and stepdaughter to delay their tria…

September 23, 2014 10:00 pm

Lake Station man wants to withdraw pleas in alleged tax fraud scheme

HAMMOND | A Lake Station man wants to withdraw his guilty pleas in an alleged tax fraud scheme, federal court records show.

September 23, 2014 7:14 pm

Charter Fitness poised take over Stardust Bowl site

HAMMOND | The vacant Stardust Bowl on Columbia Avenue has a new owner.

September 23, 2014 6:08 pm

Gary man admits selling drugs while free on bond

HAMMOND | A Gary man pleaded guilty Monday to dealing drugs while he was free on bond following his indictment in U.S. District Court.

September 22, 2014 10:46 pm

Hammond closes in on final budget

HAMMOND | The City Council is poised for a final vote on the $63.4 million budget proposal for 2015.

September 22, 2014 8:50 pm

Company accuses Hammond schools of collusion in boiler bid

HAMMOND | An Illinois company is steamed it wasn't awarded a contract for a boiler replacement project at Morton Senior High School and is sui…

September 22, 2014 6:42 pm

Feds looking to make progress on old Gary landfill site cleanup

HAMMOND | Gary resident and property owner James Nowacki sees potential in the former Gary Development Landfill, but federal officials said th…

September 22, 2014 6:10 pm

Gavit sails into uncharted territory in achieving high AP schores

HAMMOND | Gavit High School has set an all school record in Advance Placement. In the 2012-13 school year, Gavit had 26 qualifying scores. Thi…

September 22, 2014 5:09 pm

Indiana Toll Road operators declare bankruptcy

Indiana Toll Road operators declare bankruptcy

The private operators of the Indiana Toll Road declared bankruptcy Sunday on more than $6 billion in debt, leaving the fate of the 157-mile ro…

September 22, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Lear contract a union victory over tier system

Lear contract a union victory over tier system

HAMMOND | Rochelle Weathersby landed a job at Lear Corp.'s seat-making factory in Hammond three years ago.

September 22, 2014 3:00 pm

Bowling association awards annual scholarships

HIGHLAND  | New graduates from Lake Central and Highland high schools and Bishop Noll Institute have been named 2014 Greater Calumet Area U.S.…

September 22, 2014 12:00 am

Educators invited to Financial Literacy Fair

MERRILLVILLE | All educators in areas where Centier Bank has a presence are invited to attend the ninth annual Financial Literacy Fair for Edu…

September 22, 2014 12:00 am

UAW workers in Indiana approve Lear Corp. contract

HAMMOND | Workers at a Lear Corp. plant in northwestern Indiana that makes automotive seats approved an agreement Sunday that will end a two-t…

September 21, 2014 11:15 pm

Juror anonimity crucial in reputed E.C. gang member trial, prosecutors say

HAMMOND | Federal prosecutors are pressing for a fully anonymous jury during the upcoming trial of a reputed Imperial Gangsters member facing …

September 21, 2014 8:39 pm

Safety training center relocating to Highland

HIGHLAND  | A long-vacant downtown building will soon be home to a safety training business relocating from Hammond to Highland.

September 21, 2014 6:48 pm

Furry friends bring happiness to hospitalized children

Furry friends bring happiness to hospitalized children

DYER | Children’s hospital stays at Franciscan St. Margaret Health Dyer are likely to be more comforting and less apprehensive thanks to a rec…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am


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