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Every Child Ready to Read workshop set for parents

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library, Youth Services Department, in collaboration with East Chicago Moms Taking Charge Program, will host an Every Child Ready to Read Second Edition Workshop for parents on  from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive. The …

12 hours ago

Hoosiers can get help enrolling in health insurance at hospital programs

EAST CHICAGO | Local residents with no health Insurance can get help at monthly programs hosted by St. Catherine Hospital, 4321 Fir St. More than 46 million Americans are not covered. Staffers at St. Catherine Hospital are trained to help those who are seeking solutions. The hospital is an a…

12 hours ago

Illinois man set for sentencing in E.C. kidnapping case

HAMMOND | A man who pleaded guilty in an East Chicago kidnapping case on Monday asked a federal judge to sentence him to eight years in prison.

13 hours ago

E.C. civil, sanitary budgets await council OK

EAST CHICAGO | The City Council expects to adopt a $24.3 million civil city budget and a $9 million sanitary district budget on Monday.

17 hours ago

E.C.'s Second Century is over

EAST CHICAGO | The Indiana attorney general is announcing it is time for this city to put Second Century, a failed, Pastrick-era public-private development deal, behind it.

17 hours ago

Cosme pleads guilty to murder charge

HAMMOND | Oscar Cosme, of East Chicago, has pleaded guilty to a murder charge in a superseding indictment involving a federal racketeering case against several members of a Chicago street gang.

18 hours ago
Family raising funds to send victim's body home

Family raising funds to send victim's body home

The family of a teen found strangled to death in a Hammond motel room is working to raise funds to have the woman cremated and her remains sent home to Colorado.

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East Chicago offers haunted hayrides Friday at golf course

EAST CHICAGO | Haunted hayrides will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at McArthur Golf Course hosted by Mayor Anthony Copeland and the East Chicago parks staff.

October 21, 2014 12:05 am
Grand Cal partners tour river restoration work

Grand Cal partners tour river restoration work

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago City Planner Richard Morrisroe's son once thought if he fell out of a canoe on the Grand Calumet River, he'd be a goner.

October 20, 2014 6:29 pm Photos

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Supporter collecting shoes to help Soles4Souls fight poverty

GARY | A NWI/Chicago City-Wide Shoe Drive organized by a woman named Jeana Payne is collecting shoes to help the poor.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

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October 19, 2014 12:05 am

Take a deeper look at school bullying

EAST CHICAGO | According to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 percent of Indiana high school children are bullied on school property.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Copeland wants another term to finish what he started

Copeland wants another term to finish what he started

EAST CHICAGO | When Mayor Anthony Copeland took office four years ago today, the city had a $15 million deficit, workers were taking furlough days and there were credibility issues with businesses and industry.

October 16, 2014 12:00 pm
Get your Homework done and win ice cream

Get your Homework done and win ice cream

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library Youth Services Department is inviting youth to participate in the library’s Tutor.com Contest during the entire month of October at two library locations – the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive, and the Pastrick Branch, 1008 W. Chicago Ave.

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Damage to cooling system will close Deep River Ice Skating Plaza this winter

MERRILLVILLE | While preparing for the opening of the Deep River Ice Skating Plaza at Deep River Waterpark, Lake County Parks and Recreation Department personnel discovered damage to the sub grade cooling system. It is believed the damage can be attributed to the severe winter and subsequent…

October 16, 2014 12:00 am
Local dance troup hosts Fiesta Folklorico

Local dance troup hosts Fiesta Folklorico

The Ballet Folklorico Tapatio of Northwest Indiana will host its third annual Fiesta Folklorico program at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Portage High School West Auditorium, 6450 U.S. 6.

October 16, 2014 12:00 am
Getting high school students interested in steel industry

Getting high school students interested in steel industry

Editor's Note: This is part two of a two-part series on the Steelworker for the Future program.

October 15, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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IU Northwest, East Chicago and Gary collaborate to reduce gun violence

As part of its Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $300,000 jointly to Indiana University Northwest and the police departments of Gary, East Chicago and South Bend.

October 15, 2014 7:11 pm
Steelworker for the Future grads getting hired on at mills

Steelworker for the Future grads getting hired on at mills

Editor's Note: This is part one of a two-part series on the Steelworker for the Future program.

October 14, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Judge rejects plea deal for reputed gang member

HAMMOND | A federal judge said Tuesday he was rejecting a plea deal for a reputed member of the Imperial Gangsters street gang because of concerns the man wasn't facing the prison sentence for which he bargained.

October 14, 2014 6:30 pm
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