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NIRPC updating big transpo plan

NIRPC updating big transpo plan

Big transportation plans such as the South Shore extension and express buses on Broadway will get a fresh look in coming months as the Northwe…

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Today in History: Sept. 21, 1914

The Standard Oil Co. was threatened with a very bad fire when a tank of naphtha in the treating department caught fire yesterday.

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Today in History: Sept. 21, 1914

The Standard Oil Co. was threatened with a very bad fire when a tank of naphtha in the treating department caught fire yesterday.

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Share your experiences during war on terror

Share your experiences during war on terror

Did you or a member of your family serve in the military as a civilian contractor during the war on terror — in Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere…

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BOOK EXCERPT: Conditions at Andersonville Prison

BOOK EXCERPT: Conditions at Andersonville Prison

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of excerpts from the new book, "On Lincoln's Side."

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Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“Writing … is the great invention of the world.” - Abraham Lincoln, Feb. 11, 1859.

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A stroll down memory lane

A stroll down memory lane

Send your historic photos to doug.ross@nwi.com. And share your memories at the NWI Opinion page on Facebook or send your letter to letters@nwi…

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Today in History: Sept 19, 1914

Powerful evidence that the prosperity of the Calumet region goes undaunted by wars and rumors of wars is seen as Edward's Manufacturing, makin…

September 19, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 18, 1914

For five days, the French and British have failed to break through the strong German fortified lines. The Germans have vainly tried to assume …

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“Half finished work generally proves to be labor lost.” - Abraham Lincoln, March 9, 1832.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 17, 1914

Good news for Hammond, as the S. R. Feil Co. of Cleveland, Ohio, will locate a plant in the old packing house. They manufacture Salvete, medic…

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“If all that has been said by orators and poets since the creation of the world in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it wo…

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 16, 1914

Secretary Carroll Woods of the Hammond Chamber of Commerce prepared a statement for the State Commission on Working Women. "Our industries and…

September 16, 2014 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

On Henry Clay: “His will was indomitable; but this quality often secures to its owner nothing better than a character for useless obstinacy.” …

September 16, 2014 12:00 am

Today In History: Sept. 15, 1914

For the first time in history, the sand dune city of Gary, yesterday, was "dry" as the Sahara. Every saloon in town was forced to obey Mayor R…

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“I happen temporarily to occupy this big White House. I am a living witness that any one of your children may look to come here as my father’s…

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

Planned Parenthood working to empower incarcerated boys

Planned Parenthood working to empower incarcerated boys

MERRILLVILLE | Diane Pike believes the juvenile offenders at Camp Summit want the same things as every other teen their age.

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BOOK EXCERPT: Washington's close call

BOOK EXCERPT: Washington's close call

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of excerpts from the new book, "On Lincoln's Side."

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Today In History: Sept. 14, 1914

The Hammond High School football team has been out practicing for the past week under the direction of coach W.D. Mead, who got his experience…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“Twenty five years ago, I was a hired laborer. The hired laborer of yesterday, labors on his own account today; and will hire others to labor …

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Life lessons cultivated at Camp Summit

Life lessons cultivated at Camp Summit

Editor's note: The names of juveniles quoted in this report have been changed to protect their identities.

September 13, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Today In History: Sept. 12, 1914

Hammond must look to the new County Council, which is to be elected this fall, for an appropriation for a new Calumet Avenue bridge.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“I am glad to know that there is a system of labor where the laborer can strike if he wants to! I would to God that such a system prevailed al…

September 12, 2014 12:00 am

Today In History: Sept. 11, 1914

Bearing in mind the influence teachers wield over students in shaping opinions, Superintendent C.M. McDonald has instructed his teachers that …

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion … and you allow him to make war …

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Share experiences during war on terror

Share experiences during war on terror

Did you or a member of your family serve in the military as a civilian contractor during the war on terror — in Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere…

September 10, 2014 4:43 pm

Today In History: Sept. 10, 1914

British force Germans to retreat 25 miles across the Marne.

September 10, 2014 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

On tyranny: “Broken by it I too may be; bow to it I never will.” - Abraham Lincoln, Dec. 26, 1839

September 10, 2014 12:00 am

Today In History: Sept. 9, 1914

The Gary Board of Education gave permission to school Superintendent William A. Wirt to give one week each month to his new post as consulting…

September 09, 2014 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“I planted myself upon the truth, and the truth only, so far as I knew it, or could be brought to know it.” Abraham Lincoln, July 17, 1858

September 09, 2014 12:00 am

Today In History: Sept. 8, 1914

The success of the allies continues today as the Paris army has pushed forward to aid the British-French column in crushing the German right wing.

September 08, 2014 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“Please say to these gentlemen [Army paymasters] that if they do not work quickly I will make quick work with them.” - Abraham Lincoln, Aug. 12, 1862

September 08, 2014 12:00 am

BOOK EXCERPT: Lincoln's Treasury secretary resigns

BOOK EXCERPT: Lincoln's Treasury secretary resigns

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of excerpts from the new book, "On Lincoln's Side."

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Today In History: Sept. 7, 1914

Keeping abreast with the best educational thought of the country, superintendent C.M. McDonald with the approval of the Hammond School Board w…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

On problems: "I would rather meet them as they come, than before they come, trusting that some of them may not come at all." - Abraham Lincoln…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 5, 1914

Pope Benedict XV is chosen as new head of the Catholic church

September 05, 2014 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“If I fail, it will be for lack of ability, and not of purpose.” Abraham Lincoln, June 26, 1860.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 4, 1914

Aided by the weatherman who lavished an ideal day upon Lake County yesterday, Lake County Fair attendance records were broken and badly bent a…

September 04, 2014 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

Mocking anti-intellectual views: “Heads are regarded as explosive materials, only to be safely kept in damp places, as far as possible from th…

September 04, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 3, 1914

Before thousands of horrified spectators, while performing a difficult aerial feat, at the Lake County fair grounds, William Turner, an acroba…

September 03, 2014 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“I look to the American people and that God who has never forsaken them.” – Abraham Lincoln, Feb. 13, 1861

September 03, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 2, 1914

The exhaust of racing cars priming for the five- and 10-mile classics is drawing the largest fair crowds to the big grandstand at the Lake Cou…

September 02, 2014 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“You have generously said to me more than once that whenever your resignation could be a relief to me, it was at my disposal. The time has com…

September 02, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 1, 1914

County Fair Now On At Crown Point: Running Horses Galore. Horses from all over the country have been entered and are even now at the fairgrounds.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“Common looking people are the best in the world: That is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.”

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

FORUM: Rethinking the ink

FORUM: Rethinking the ink

Some bad decisions can be erased.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Aug. 31, 1914

The state convention of the German-American Alliance opened yesterday in Hammond. The remaining time will be devoted to entertaining the visitors.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. Consequently, he who molds public se…

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

A stroll down memory lane

A stroll down memory lane

People wait for train at Benkie Drug Store, circa 1890, in Kouts. Send your historic photos to doug.ross@nwi.com. And share your memories at t…

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Aug. 29, 1914

The Lake County Fair, Sept. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, will include harness, motorcycle and automobile running races.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am

Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“Pharaoh’s country was cursed with plagues, and his hosts were drowned in the Red Sea for striving to retain a captive people who had already …

August 29, 2014 12:00 am
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