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2 Chicago casino options threaten NWI jobs, tax revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for either of his plans to expand gaming in Chicago.

April 16, 2014 7:15 pm

Sterling Lumber consolidates operations in Illinois

A lumber company has consolidated its Gary, Blue Island and Joliet operations in the south suburbs.

January 29, 2014 12:00 pm

Gov announces $730K for work along Lake Michigan

CHICAGO | Illinois is spending more than $730,000 on environmental education projects along Lake Michigan.

October 13, 2013 6:30 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Broadband project draws national attention

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Broadband project draws national attention

About a year ago, the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association attended a Broadband Communities Economic Development Conference in Danville, Va. At about the same time, we were negotiating contracts here for fiber broadband construction.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am
Quinn signs bill mandating insurance for student athletes

Quinn signs bill mandating insurance for student athletes

CHICAGO | Starting next year, Illinois high schools must offer catastrophic insurance coverage for student-athletes under a bill Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law on Sunday.

August 04, 2013 8:45 pm
Blue Island councilman's body recovered from lake near Whihala Beach

Blue Island councilman's body recovered from lake near Whihala Beach

HAMMOND | The body of a 50-year-old Blue Island city councilman who went missing in Lake Michigan near Whihala Beach while boating with friends Thursday was recovered late Thursday night.

July 19, 2013 12:26 pm Video Photos

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Body Found in Lake Michigan

Body Found in Lake Michigan

The body of a 50-year-old Blue Island city councilman who went missing in Lake Michigan near Whihala Beach while boating with friends Thursday afternoon was recovered late Thursday night.

July 19, 2013 10:52 am

New face at gambling negotiation table

SPRINGFIELD | There’s a new face at the negotiating table when it comes to a massive expansion of gambling in Illinois.

May 22, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: New land bank will be catalyst for change

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: New land bank will be catalyst for change

As part of their ongoing commitment to improving the southern suburbs, the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association and several of its member communities recently created the South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority to help facilitate the redevelopment of vacant, foreclosed a…

May 19, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Sports is an economic driver in south suburbs

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Sports is an economic driver in south suburbs

Every year, we see more families building vacations around their child’s sporting events. Whether it’s a golf tournament at a prestigious course, a 300-team softball tournament or an NCAA sanctioned AAU basketball tournament, sports are driving family decisions on travel.

May 05, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Felicia Fields one-woman show entertains while looking for an audience

OFFBEAT: Felicia Fields one-woman show entertains while looking for an audience

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 16, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Felicia Fields one-night Munster show a perfect V-Day

OFFBEAT: Felicia Fields one-night Munster show a perfect V-Day

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 13, 2013 12:00 am
Entertainer Felicia P. Fields

Entertainer Felicia P. Fields

Entertainer Felicia P. Fields is bringing her new one-woman cabaret show to Theatre at the Center in Munster for one-night only for a Valentine's Day night show on Feb. 14, 2013.

February 12, 2013 3:41 pm
Pinning ceremony for nurses

Pinning ceremony for nurses

CROWN POINT | The largest graduating class since the founding of University of St. Francis Crown Point in 2006 earned nursing pins last month in ceremonies at Crown Point High School.

January 25, 2013 12:00 am
Pastor 'exorcises' pollution, blesses waters of Cal-Sag Channel

Pastor 'exorcises' pollution, blesses waters of Cal-Sag Channel

The Rev. Rod Reinhart gives the final prayer and blessing Sunday during a ceremony at the Cal-Sag Channel falls in Blue Island. Reinhart led a group in a “prayer of exorcism,” which called for people to “exorcise and cast out the forces of ignorance, greed, lawlessness and cruelty that pollu…

June 24, 2012 10:57 pm
Pastor 'exorcises' pollution, blesses waters of Cal-Sag Channel

Pastor 'exorcises' pollution, blesses waters of Cal-Sag Channel

With the falls in the background, the Rev. Rod Reinhart, of St. Joseph and St. Aidan Episcopal Church in Blue Island, blows a ram's horn trumpet Sunday during a ceremony and blessing of the Cal-Sag Channel in Blue Island.

June 24, 2012 10:56 pm

Area residents pick trash from 'beautiful' river

SOUTH HOLLAND | A cinder block. A golf ball. A broken wooden bench. Warped aluminum gutters. Plastic water bottles. A wool sack. Two shopping carts. A rubber tire and a metal tank.

June 02, 2012 8:30 pm Related

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Volunteers needed for Little Calumet River cleanup

Are you passionate about cleaning and preserving the local waterways? Join the Calumet Waterway Stewards as they work to clean up the section of the Little Calumet River from South Holland to Blue Island on Saturday. This event is completely free, but participants must register in advance at…

May 30, 2012 12:00 am

Porter hospitals' parent company announces acquisition of Illinois facility

Community Health Systems Inc., the parent company of Porter hospitals, announced Thursday that a subsidiary has acquired substantially all of the assets of MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island.

March 02, 2012 12:00 am
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