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Poker makes comeback at Ameristar

Poker makes comeback at Ameristar

Live poker returned to Ameristar Casino on Friday with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland as employees toasted the event with champagne flutes.

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Ameristar Poker Room

Ameristar Poker Room

Kerry Fontenot, left, vice president of casino operations, along with East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland and Bo Krebs, casino operations tech manager, cut the ribbon on the new poker room Friday at the Ameristar Casino.

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Ameristar Poker Room

Ameristar Poker Room

Ameristar Casino's $400,000 investment in the new 12-table poker room on the casino's 4th level is the latest investment in gaming upgrades made during the last six months, according to pit manager Jeff Treichel. Those investments come on the heels of $7 million in room and suite renovations…

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Out with the old, in with the new in East Chicago

Out with the old, in with the new in East Chicago

It has been a busy year in East Chicago. The city has finally begun major infrastructure improvements thanks to Mayor Anthony Copeland’s efforts to balance the budget. Residents are happy to see improvements to the north and south sides of the city, as well as the total reconstruction of Mai…

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond delegates attend Hoosier Girls State

EAST CHICAGO | American Legion Auxiliary Unit 369 sponsored two high school juniors, Lauren Richey, of Bishop Noll Institute, and Oxcnitl Haro, of George Rogers Clark High School in Hammond, to attend the 73rd annual session of Hoosier Girls State, held June 22-28 at Trine University, Angola.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

E.C. police investigating suspects in fatal shooting

EAST CHICAGO | Police on Thursday continued to investigate a fatal shooting a day earlier in an alley on East Chicago's south side, an official said.

July 24, 2014 8:05 pm

E.C. man gets 25 years for gang-related crimes

HAMMOND | A member of the 149th Street Imperial Gangsters street gang in East Chicago was sentenced Thursday to more than 25 years in prison on federal racketeering charges.

July 24, 2014 7:41 pm
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
22-year-old man shot to death on E.C.'s south side

22-year-old man shot to death on E.C.'s south side

EAST CHICAGO | A 22-year-old man was fatally shot Wednesday in an alley behind homes along 151st Street in East Chicago, police and family members said.

July 23, 2014 7:32 pm Photos

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Police: Valpo man jailed after failing to pay $160 to taxi driver

Police: Valpo man jailed after failing to pay $160 to taxi driver

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso man who called for a taxi to take him from Ameristar Casino in East Chicago to Portage ended up in jail when he couldn't pay his cab fare.

July 23, 2014 6:00 pm
Man charged in weekend East Chicago fatal shooting

Man charged in weekend East Chicago fatal shooting

CROWN POINT | A 44-year-old man says he shot a man in East Chicago over the weekend in self-defense, court records show.

July 22, 2014 6:07 pm
Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | Pshion Patterson, of East Chicago, brought her young nieces and nephews to City Hall on Tuesday morning to teach them a lesson. 

July 22, 2014 5:31 pm Photos

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Man held after standoff sent for mental evaluation, police say

EAST CHICAGO | Police said Tuesday that no charges have been filed against an East Chicago man taken into custody Monday after a three-hour standoff with police.

July 22, 2014 7:09 am

East Chicago businessman strikes deal on tax charges

HAMMOND | The owner of an East Chicago graphic design business has entered into a plea agreement in connection with a federal charge of making a false statement under oath on a tax return.

July 22, 2014 12:05 am

E.C. police expect to charge suspect in weekend slaying

EAST CHICAGO | Police expect to submit charges Tuesday against a man suspected of fatally shooting an East Chicago man last weekend, an official said.

July 21, 2014 10:05 pm
Man in custody after standoff in East Chicago

Man in custody after standoff in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | A 25-year-old man who poured gasoline in his home and threatened to shoot police if they entered was arrested Monday night after a three-hour standoff with authorities in East Chicago.

July 21, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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East Chicago Washington Class of 1964 to host reunion weekend Sept. 19 & 20

East Chicago Washington Class of 1964 to host reunion weekend Sept. 19 & 20

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago Washington Class of 1964 will be celebrating their 50th class reunion at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19 at Cafe Borgia and at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts.

July 21, 2014 5:28 pm
Adult Summer Reading celebration & Recognition

Adult Summer Reading celebration & Recognition

EAST CHICAGO | Participants of the Goodies for Grown-up adult reading club are invited to come share book discussions, refreshments, raffle drawings and good company at the “Goodie Party.” The free event will take place at 5 p.m on Thursday, July 24 at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive.

July 21, 2014 11:29 am

2 killed in separate shootings in Gary, E.C.

Separate shootings took the lives of two men in Gary and East Chicago late Saturday and early Sunday, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

July 20, 2014 10:30 am
Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the gaming study, Hoosier lawmakers this summer and fall will take a closer look at issues ranging from juvenile justice to digital privacy, and state-based health exchanges to bike trails.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Related
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