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Quinn breaks ground for grade separation project along U.S. 30 near state line

Quinn breaks ground for grade separation project along U.S. 30 near state line

LYNWOOD | As a thunderstorm moved in Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Pat Quinn and dozens of state and local officials gathered to break ground for a $29.6 million major grade separation of the Canadian National tracks along U.S. 30.

August 19, 2014 3:31 pm Photos

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Gov. Quinn breaks ground for grade separation project along U.S. 30 near state line

Gov. Quinn breaks ground for grade separation project along U.S. 30 near state line

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, fourth from the right, joins in ceremoniously turning the soil during a groundbreaking Tuesday morning near Chillon Drive in Lynwood for a grade separation bridge overpass project that will take U.S. 30 over the Canadian National railroad tracks. Quinn was joined by …

August 19, 2014 2:48 pm

Some E.C. Councilmen question Region STOP Team use

EAST CHICAGO | Some members of the East Chicago City Council said they had questions about the use of the Region STOP Team, so they asked Police Chief Mark Becker to join them at a meeting.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

A library card is the smartest card you can own

As the new school year arrives, the Lake County Public Library would like families to be aware how important a library card can be. That is why the American Library Association observes September as National Library Card Sign-up Month.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

NWI community fleets going green?

DYER | An official from South Shore Clean Cities made an initial visit to Dyer in June to talk about Dyer’s new “clean status.”

August 17, 2014 8:35 pm
Teens Assisted at St. Francis Centers

Teens Assisted at St. Francis Centers

St. Francis Centers, with locations in Dyer and Hammond, offer adolescent residential treatment programs for teens who may be unsuccessful unless in a highly structured and controlled environment. There are two levels of care provided and families are given an active role in the process.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
St. Francis Center Recreation Room

St. Francis Center Recreation Room

St. Francis Centers, with locations in Dyer and Hammond, provide a comfortable setting for adolescent residential treatment programs for teens. Referrals are accepted from both public and private sources.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Munster approves funding interlocal agreement for South Shore extension

MUNSTER | The town is stepping up financially in its support for the South Shore Line extension.

August 15, 2014 6:45 pm
3 young people hospitalized after truck crashes into Dyer coffee shop

3 young people hospitalized after truck crashes into Dyer coffee shop

DYER | A pickup truck crashed into the Galleria Building at U.S. 30 and Church Street in Dyer early Tuesday, sending three juveniles to hospitals.

August 12, 2014 5:52 pm Photos

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Canadian National Railway barrier ready to go out for bids

DYER | The first phase of a planted land barrier along the CN rail tracks is ready to go out to bid.

August 11, 2014 12:00 am
Local groups continue raising funds for slain officer's family

Local groups continue raising funds for slain officer's family

GARY | Local organizations are having fundraisers this month for the family of slain Gary Patrolman Jeffery Westerfield. 

August 10, 2014 12:30 pm

Meals on Wheels schedules training for new volunteers

MERRILLVILLE | Meals on Wheels invites interested volunteers candidates to attend a Volunteer Orientation and Training Session at the Meals on Wheels Community Room, 8446 Virginia St. A one-hour session will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Applicants will have an opport…

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
Pet rescue matches dogs with forever families

Pet rescue matches dogs with forever families

HIGHLAND | Johnathan Karahalios had wanted a puppy forever. His mother, however, was never really on board with the idea after having bad experiences with dogs.

August 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Former car hop designs new Blue Top Drive-In uniforms

Former car hop designs new Blue Top Drive-In uniforms

Jennifer Paswinski’s new uniform design is bringing the flair of the 1950s back to Highland's Blue Top Drive-In.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am

Auxiliary awards $90,000 in scholarships to employees' children

MUNSTER | Community Hospital Auxiliary has awarded 45 scholarships, for $2,000 each, to eligible children of hospital employees studying for careers in the health care field. The awards were presented by the Community Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am

The message is clear: 'We are not afraid to be out at night time'

For decades, the National Night Out program has served as a way to promote safe neighborhoods and strengthen community relationships with emergency personnel.

August 05, 2014 8:15 pm

Lake Central High students will navigate work site

ST. JOHN | As Lake Central School Corp. begins a new academic year on Tuesday, construction crews are putting the finishing touches on various construction projects and are in full swing on others.

August 05, 2014 5:45 pm

Dyer rates streets for possible repairs

DYER | Streets in town with the worst ratings could be fixed for $4.1 million if no infrastructure work is involved.

August 05, 2014 12:00 am
Franciscan St. Margaret Health employees recognized

Franciscan St. Margaret Health employees recognized

Kevin Elkins and Virginia Dobrzeniecki are special to Franciscan St. Margaret Health in similar and varying ways. Both were honored at an annual employee recognition banquet for those who have served the Dyer and Hammond hospital campuses five years or more.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Dyer clerk-treasurer looks for input as 2015 budget is drafted

DYER | The town is expecting an increase of roughly $80,000 for 2015 and Clerk-Treasurer Pat Hawrot wants some direction from department heads about where the money should be allocated.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am
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