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Despite Whiting's big boost, BP profits fall on crude oil prices

Despite Whiting's big boost, BP profits fall on crude oil prices

The revamped BP Whiting Refinery is now fully operational after a $4.2 billion upgrade, helping to nearly double the company's downstream revenue.

October 28, 2014 12:18 pm

Whiting plans holiday Parade of Lights

WHITING | A Parade of Lights is in the works for Whiting Lakefront Park this holiday season.

October 27, 2014 12:00 am

Lakefront restaurant work could begin soon

WHITING | The city is hopeful construction on a lakefront restaurant will begin within the next few weeks, following the awarding of bids last…

October 27, 2014 12:00 am

Legacy Foundation awards $760,000+ in grants to nonprofits

Legacy Foundation awards $760,000+ in grants to nonprofits

MERRILLVILLE | Lake County’s Legacy Foundation funded grants totaling $762,239 this year to Lake County nonprofit organizations that enhance t…

October 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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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Feds won't seek death for Frank Perez Jr.

HAMMOND | Reputed Two Six gang member Frank “Pumpkin” Perez Jr. will not face the death penalty for his alleged involvement in the murder of J…

October 23, 2014 7:55 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

Good Book garden party

Good Book garden party

October 23, 2014 12:05 am Photos

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BP Whiting Refinery hiring 50 full-time operators

BP Whiting Refinery hiring 50 full-time operators

WHITING | BP is going on a hiring surge at its Whiting Refinery as it looks to replace aging workers.

October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Whiting FOP holds haunted hayrides on three nights

WHITING | The Whiting Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 68 holds its Haunted Halloween Hayride Spooktacular on Friday, Saturday and Halloween ni…

October 21, 2014 12:05 am

Newest DNR poster tells of Calumet rivers

Newest DNR poster tells of Calumet rivers

PORTAGE | The latest in a series of Indiana Department of Natural Resources posters celebrates both the Grand and Little Calumet rivers.

October 20, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Lake Station man accused of abusing 6-year-old girl

CROWN POINT | A 25-year-old man is accused of inappropriately touching a 6-year-old girl. 

October 19, 2014 12:05 am

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 …

October 18, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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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

Family show promises to touch the heart

Family show promises to touch the heart

CEDAR LAKE | L'arc en Ciel Theatre Group directors Angie Lowe and Paul W. Lowe have created a scenic mountain cabin setting for the LCTG produ…

October 17, 2014 12:00 am

Local students have roles in fall play "Godspell"

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The Spartan Theater Department will host the musical “Godspell” this weekend in Marian Catholic High School’s Croarkin Audit…

October 17, 2014 12:00 am

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

Union Benefica Mexicana empowers young leaders through the years

Union Benefica Mexicana empowers young leaders through the years

More than 50 years of a tradition continues, and is evolving through time.

October 16, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Whiting looks at $7.5 million budget

WHITING | The Whiting City Council is looking at a $7,509,622 civil city budget for next year.

October 16, 2014 5:40 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

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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Whitng revises handicap parking ordinance

WHITING | The City Council has approved an ordinance amending residential handicapped parking procedures.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

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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'Statehouse 101' explains how Indiana Legislature works

'Statehouse 101' explains how Indiana Legislature works

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, and the League of Women Voters are teaming up to help region residents better understand th…

October 09, 2014 7:45 pm

'Wacky, brilliant' Mascot Hall of Fame coming to Whiting

'Wacky, brilliant' Mascot Hall of Fame coming to Whiting

WHITING | It was deemed a pipe dream and a longshot as well as both wacky and brilliant, according to Mayor Joseph Stahura.

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Reputed gang member pleads not guilty in '99 Whiting murder

HAMMOND | Reputed Two Six gang member Frank “Pumpkin” Perez Jr. pleaded not guilty to several felony charges Tuesday in U.S. District Court.

October 07, 2014 7:45 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

Robertsdale/Whiting Crime Watch will meet Thursday

WHITING | The Robertsdale/Whiting Crime Watch meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 200 at Calumet College.

October 06, 2014 2:18 pm

Whiting paints the town pink for Cancer Resource Centre

Whiting paints the town pink for Cancer Resource Centre

October 06, 2014 12:00 am

Whiting School Board plans special meetings on two days

WHITING | The School City of Whiting board meets in special session Monday.

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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Mt. Carmel introduces Ehrenstrom Scholars Fraternity in memory of award-winning teacher

Mt. Carmel introduces Ehrenstrom Scholars Fraternity in memory of award-winning teacher

CHICAGO | Mt. Carmel High School is implementing a new enrichment society designed to elevate the academic and cultural experience of the scho…

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

Three indicted in shooting death of retired cop in March

CHICAGO | Three people from Indiana learned Wednesday they were indicted by a grand jury on criminal charges related to the shooting death of …

October 01, 2014 7:30 pm

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

Whiting rededicates Lakefront Park

Whiting rededicates Lakefront Park

WHITING | Picture-perfect weather set an ideal scene for a VIP ribbon cutting ceremony that served as the official rededication of the renovat…

September 26, 2014 8:58 pm Photos

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Whiting set to OK mascot hall

WHITING | A memorandum of understanding that states the National Mascot Hall of Fame will come to Whiting if the city builds a structure and r…

September 25, 2014 10:30 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

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

Whiting creates new animal control, special events departments

WHITING | The City Council recently created two new executive departments, one for special events and one for animal control.

September 21, 2014 6:15 pm

Accepting the challenge

Accepting the challenge

HIGHLAND |  Principal Mark Topp of Our Lady of Grace School recently accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge issued by fellow Diocese of Gary by Pri…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Whiting poised to approve new disability parking permit rules

WHITING | Whiting residents with disability parking permits may soon have to reapply to keep them.

September 20, 2014 6:06 pm

Whiting teen held without bond in cop's shooting

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge on Wednesday ordered Jeremy Mendez held without bond in connection with the slaying of a retired Chicago cop in March.

September 18, 2014 8:20 pm

Police: Second teen charged in retired cop's killing

CHICAGO | Authorities have charged a second teen in the slaying of a retired Chicago police sergeant in March on the Southeast Side, police said.

September 17, 2014 6:00 pm

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…

September 17, 2014 4:30 pm Video Photos

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Time out For Reading events asks everyone to put their nose in a book

Time out For Reading events asks everyone to put their nose in a book

MERRILLVILLE | Top-flight athletes are not the only ones to hear a recruiting speech.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Whiting signs South Shore expansion pact

WHITING | The Whiting City Council has committed financially to the proposed expansion project for the South Shore Rail line.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Evolution Fitness

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Evolution Fitness

WINFIELD | Evolution Fitness has opened a new location in Winfield at 7954 E 108th Ave.

September 13, 2014 8:54 pm Photos

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