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Local sports stars bring message of literacy to E.C.

EAST CHICAGO | Administrators at McKinley Elementary School are hoping some local star power will increase literacy among their students.

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Lakefront development begins at Jeorse Park

Lakefront development begins at Jeorse Park

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago kicked off a multiphase lakefront project Monday with a groundbreaking for a $3 million-plus project at Jeorse Park.

September 15, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Walks tell crime to take a hike

EDITORIAL: Walks tell crime to take a hike

East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker and other officers are knocking on doors to talk to residents about their concerns.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library will join the national celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is held from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Picnic in the park held for youth workers while campers celebrate

Picnic in the park held for youth workers while campers celebrate

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago's Summer Youth Employment Program celebrated the end of a productive season with a barbecue at Washington Park, where the summer workers met to enjoy a festive lunch with the Mayor Anthony Copeland and public works staff.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Nazareth Home holds gala Oct. 9 at Radisson

MERRILLVILLE | The Nazareth Home holds its annual gala Oct. 9 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
East Chicago R&D center helps develop new steels

East Chicago R&D center helps develop new steels

EAST CHICAGO | Work done in the region is having a global impact.

September 13, 2014 11:12 am

Regional Development Authority renewal a must for 2015

Since its inception nearly 10 years ago, the Regional Development Authority has been a prolific economic development tool in Northwest Indiana, leveraging millions of dollars in local money with funds generated by the State of Indiana.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am

E.C. man allegedly strangled woman, confined her in room

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man was charged Thursday after strangling a woman and barricading her in her bedroom, police said.

September 11, 2014 8:21 pm

Cops: E.C. man shot girlfriend after she broke up with him

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man was charged Wednesday after shooting his girlfriend in the abdomen as she broke up with him, police said.

September 11, 2014 7:00 pm
Lindsey scholarships awarded to art majors from BNI, Emerson

Lindsey scholarships awarded to art majors from BNI, Emerson

The Patrick Lindsey Scholarship Fund awarded two academic scholarships for 2014. The winners, Nathan Mason, a graduate of Emerson School of Performing Arts in Gary, and Emmanuel Roldan, a graduate of Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond, were awarded a combined $1,000 in scholarship funds to be …

September 11, 2014 12:00 am
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Charges dropped against second man in E.C. shooting

CROWN POINT | Charges were dismissed against a second man who had been charged in the shooting death of an East Chicago man. 

September 10, 2014 7:07 pm

Neighborhoods Inc. extends deadline for house contest

Neighborhoods Inc. has extended to Sept. 19 its deadline to enter the Best House on the Block contest in East Chicago and Hammond's 3rd District.

September 09, 2014 12:05 am
Trio accused of robbing E.C. residents at gunpoint

Trio accused of robbing E.C. residents at gunpoint

CROWN POINT | When a group broke into an East Chicago apartment last week and robbed the residents at gunpoint, it didn't take long to recognize one of the suspects. 

September 08, 2014 6:35 pm Photos

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Gary man accused of molesting young girl from 2003 to 2006

Gary man accused of molesting young girl from 2003 to 2006

CROWN POINT | A Gary man is accused of molesting a girl from 2003 to 2006, according to court records. 

September 08, 2014 4:40 pm

Tax abatements for E.C. buildling rehab stalled

EAST CHICAGO | City Council members tabled requests for tax abatements as American Crossroads Group, LLC seeks to rehabilitate a 100,000 square foot building on property at 3600 Michigan Ave.

September 07, 2014 8:30 pm
EDITORIAL: Help South Shore build future for NWI

EDITORIAL: Help South Shore build future for NWI

Hammond, East Chicago and Cedar Lake need to step up to the plate for funding the South Shore extension.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
Women mark 25 years with Catholic Charities

Women mark 25 years with Catholic Charities

HAMMOND | Elisa Torres and Charlene Joyce joined the Catholic Charities family the same year George H. W. Bush began his first term as president, the first half-hour episode of "The Simpsons" debuted on TV, and an earthquake interrupted the World Series in San Francisco.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Carmelite Home recovering from burglary

EAST CHICAGO | An outpouring of support has flowed to the St. Joseph's Carmelite Home following an August burglary in which all the bikes, toys and clothing for children there were stolen from a storage shed on the shelter's grounds.

September 06, 2014 6:00 pm
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