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Thanks to everyone who helped fundraiser

My wife, Cindy, and I have been involved with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. James Church in Highland for more than 20 years. This …

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Key to gate is work harder, complain less

Yes, Vanessa Renderman, there are still lovely and good people living inside the gates.

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Key to gate is work harder, complain less

Yes, Vanessa Renderman, there are still lovely and good people living inside the gates.

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Try to list successful states headed by Dems

This challenge goes out to Vicky Koegel of Dyer, who wrote about the importance of voting Republicans out.

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Represent existing residents, businesses first

Notice to all Schererville, St. John and Dyer residents living near 77th Avenue, 78th Avenue, U.S. 41/Wicker Drive, Ontario Avenue, June Avenu…

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Violent crime with gun brings ankle bracelet

I was watching the TV news Monday, and they said the police in Chicago had caught a man who had taken a woman at gunpoint and made her perform…

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Raise minimum wage to boost job growth

Blythe Cozza's commentary was correct except the biggest export our country is facing is the export of middle class jobs.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Rapchak should have consulted fact-checker

Larry Rapchak's Sept. 14 letter concerning Saul Alinsky and President Barack Obama was so outrageous I had to verify what he stated as fact.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Ebola treatment belies filmmaker's premise

Ebola treatment belies filmmaker's premise

In 2007, filmmaker Michael Moore produced the movie “Sicko.” It touted the wonders of the Cuban medical system and claimed it was superior to …

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Work share program needs to happen

Work share program needs to happen

Work share is a positive option for both companies and their employees in times of economic need. It is a voluntary program that allows employ…

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Americans should be more upset about Obama

My question and concern as an American is that we show great concern and animosity with the events that occurred in Ferguson, Mo., and strongl…

September 16, 2014 12:00 am

Government has eroded our quality of life

The president, Congress and even state and local government has eroded the  quality of life, hope for the future and even ethical beliefs and …

September 16, 2014 12:00 am

Letters show effect of Fox News on GOP

Letters show effect of Fox News on GOP

If Mary-Beth Ferrebee and William Dunham's letters don't get Democrats and independents to come out and vote the Republicans out, I don't know…

September 16, 2014 12:00 am

Ferrebee should get facts about Obama first

Mary-Beth Ferrebee's letter is so off the mark it is ridiculous. The Affordable Care Act is basically GOP Romneycare. Of course President Bara…

September 16, 2014 12:00 am

Bar owner's influence needed on fire department

We recently had a fire in a vacant building on 44th and Broadway in Gary, one block away from a retired firefighter's bar and grill.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

Don't just read letters; act on their advice

Don't just read letters; act on their advice

To those of us who have worked and are still working, we are the American working poor.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

I'm looking forward to Rich James columns

I just enrolled for The Times newspaper last month, after 30+ years with the Post-Tribune. I well remember the very passionate, focused and in…

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

Solid waste agency hasn't solved problem yet

The only waste the Lake County Solid Waste Management District has produced since the mid-1900s is the waste of our money. By this time they s…

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

Tax money isn't to be spent on a whim

The question of an education reimbursement program is just one question that has to be answered.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

Maintain your property, help your neighbors

I have been a resident of Hammond Woodmar area for 35 years. During this time I have witnessed a steady decline in the maintenance aspect of r…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Highway tax should fund only road work

Politicians and special interest groups complain about the decreasing funding available for highway maintenance. These groups actively support…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

I hate Obama's big-government/socialist policies

Memo to S. Robert Schwartz: As a conservative, I resent being called a hater because I oppose President Barack Obama.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Forbes called Obama best in modern times

Forbes called Obama best in modern times

Ever since Barack Obama was elected president we've been treated to letters to the editor from the usual stable of local conservative voices c…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Heal nation, for with God all things are possible

How morally low, how deceived, how corrupt does America have to fall from our Christian foundations of faith and the Constitution before you g…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

I witnessed your hit-and-run traffic accident

To the outrageous and insane driver Sept. 7, around 6:49 p.m. What a beautiful late model Chevy Camaro you have in a dazzling burgundy wine co…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

I continue to admire our local police officers

Please forgive my bemusement with recent letters regarding “abusive” local police officers and the contention that police “aren't respected.”

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Understand Alinski, you'll know about Obama

Chicago's most infamous community organizer, Saul Alinsky, developed a strategy for winning elections by intimidation and aggression. Barack O…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

If deficit is cut, why is there so much debt?

I’m responding to the Sept. 7 letter from S. Robert Schwartz. The obstruction from the House is because policies President Barack Obama sends …

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Leaf blowers send debris into storm sewers

Leaf blowers send debris into storm sewers

Newscasts have spotlighted the increasing incidences of flooding of late. From basements to interchanges and viaducts, it seems flooding is on…

September 12, 2014 12:00 am

Obama is worst president in U.S. history

S. Robert Schwartz's Sept. 7 letter states no president in history has faced the level of obstruction President Barack Obama has. I say that n…

September 12, 2014 12:00 am

Gated community offers sense of security

I worked as a registered nurse for 47 years. The last 17 years were in oncology.

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Show respect for those in uniform who serve us

I writing to the two gentlemen who don't seem to have much use for the police officer responding to the jerk who gave him the middle finger.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

I have been working on reforms, compassion

I appreciated Richard Tudor's missive directed to me about caring for those innocent new pilgrims. It shows a compassionate heart and concern …

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Be thankful for what you have; don't be greedy

Be thankful for what you have; don't be greedy

To ingrates looking for more money from fast food chains, etc., thank God you even have a job. I'm sure there are a lot of people who haven't …

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Tell public about costs of climate change denial

The military is already taking action to plan for climate change.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Thanks for helping us to get our car during rain

My husband and I want to thank those who helped us last Friday evening during the downpour and flooding at the South Shore Brass Band concert …

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

TV news diet of junk food fuels complacency

Complacency kills what our ancestors fought for — our rights to be included in the secrets kept from us, bad and good.

September 10, 2014 12:00 am

Entire court should have heard marriage case

Entire court should have heard marriage case

The attorneys defending natural marriage for Indiana had requested that the entire 7th Circuit Court, consisting of 10 judges, hear the case f…

September 10, 2014 12:00 am

Elect someone who understands our needs

Election Day is Nov. 4. Are you planning to pull the Democrat lever as usual, or are you concerned about where we are headed and need to make …

September 10, 2014 12:00 am

Marcus was on target about Gary corruption

Economist Morton J. Marcus is right on point in your Aug. 12 article, referring to Gary's business climate. "Pricing discrimination" (corrupti…

September 10, 2014 12:00 am

Employ more technology to deter bank robbery

Yes, there is a Dillinger Museum, but do we need another John Dillinger? How could a bandit rob 12 banks when we are now living in a technolog…

September 10, 2014 12:00 am

Williams' columns are well reasoned, intelligent

It is so good and refreshing to read Walter Williams' columns. His Aug. 31 column was one of his best. Very intelligent, thought out, with fac…

September 09, 2014 12:05 am

Transportation infrastructure needs investment

Transportation infrastructure needs investment

Our nation’s roads, highways and bridges are suffering from a lack of investments that are threatening our nation’s commerce and global econom…

September 09, 2014 12:05 am

Liberal media headlines bring up race issue

Here we are again with the issue of race dominating the headlines. It always amuses me how the liberal media report on a story. 

September 09, 2014 12:05 am

All illegal immigrants' kids should be deported

It is not America's responsibility to take care of 57,000 children crossing our borders illegally.

September 09, 2014 12:00 am

Munster’s school debt due to School Board

School Town of Munster is in debt due to fiduciary mismanagement by the School Board. Multiple superintendents when small districts generally …

September 09, 2014 12:00 am

Why should churches care for lawbreakers?

Why should churches care for lawbreakers?

I am writing in response to a letter by John Anderson of Kouts, "Churches should embrace the children of immigrants."

September 08, 2014 12:00 am

Ferguson situation highlights need to vote

I would like to add to Carl Nyberg's letter (of which I'm in total agreement) by pointing out another tragedy epidemic in proportion in this c…

September 08, 2014 12:00 am

News media shouldn't air videos of killings

Why are the news media doing the terrorists' work for them by repeatedly showing their videos of killing? How demoralizing do you think this i…

September 08, 2014 12:00 am

Article on athletes who pray made my day

On Aug. 29, I really enjoyed reading The Times. Usually I sit down at 6:30 a.m. with a cup of coffee to read the paper. It takes about 20 minu…

September 08, 2014 12:00 am

Stores should make more scooters available

I am handicapped because I got hurt serving my country. I appreciate all the food warehouses and home centers that have handicap scooters so w…

September 08, 2014 12:00 am
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