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Fitness Pointe team wins fifth consecutive rowing machine challenge

Fitness Pointe team wins fifth consecutive rowing machine challenge

MUNSTER | For a fifth consecutive year, the Community Hospital Fitness Pointe team has been named champions of the Concept2 World Rowing competition, logging a whopping 21,354,799 meters.

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Eight ways Indiana could improve voter turnout

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's 58 percent voter turnout in the 2012 presidential election was among the worst in the country. Just 11 states saw fewer eligible voters cast a ballot.

7 hours ago

State to stop taking money from retirees for health insurance

SPRINGFIELD | Pension checks for retired state workers could be back at full strength by Oct. 1.

August 30, 2014 12:00 am

Medical marijuana applications start Tuesday

SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Department of Public Health is gearing up for what could be a busy day Tuesday when the first applications for medical marijuana begin rolling in.

August 29, 2014 6:15 pm

NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

Some of the stories are action highlights of the competition like the winning touchdown, the perfect kill with the game on the line, the line drive diving catch that stopped the rally in the bottom of the last inning, or perhaps it's the inspiring story of family and friends that rally behin…

August 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Officials should seize Pullman park opportunity

Under-appreciated and even unheralded historical and natural treasures abound in Northwest Indiana and the southern Chicago region — assets that possess the ability to teach us valuable lessons from our past while also attracting tourism and the local revenue that follows.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am
Rare glimpse of Ill. high court quarters

Rare glimpse of Ill. high court quarters

The Illinois Supreme Court chamber is highlighted during a media tour of the Illinois Supreme Court building on Wednesday in Springfield, Ill. The Illinois Supreme Court building officially reopened after 13 months of extensive renovation work. 

August 29, 2014 12:00 am
Rare glimpse of Ill. high court quarters

Rare glimpse of Ill. high court quarters

Restored photos of past Illinois Supreme Court justices, including Stephen A. Douglas, top center, are seen during a media tour of the Illinois Supreme Court building on Wednesday in Springfield, Ill.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am
Rare glimpse of Ill. high court quarters

Rare glimpse of Ill. high court quarters

Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita Garman speaks with reporters during a media tour of the Illinois Supreme Court building on Wednesday in Springfield, Ill. The Illinois Supreme Court building officially reopened after 13 months of extensive renovation work. The building was built in …

August 29, 2014 12:00 am
Rare glimpse of Ill. high court quarters

Rare glimpse of Ill. high court quarters

SPRINGFIELD | Two of Illinois' top judges this week offered a rare and sometimes intimate glimpse into the behind-the-scenes activity of the state's highest court.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Nonprofit raffles Chevy Corvette

Leaving Tracks Inc., with the support of the Tengelsen Family Foundation is selling raffle tickets for a 1995 Chevrolet Corvette to benefit American Greyhound, helping greyhound rescue and adoption.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
Recreation director to reach out with added park programs

Recreation director to reach out with added park programs

As recreation director for the Calumet Memorial Park District, Thom Miller is excited to continue improving the lives of residents who use the facilities.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am
Quinn signs pregnancy discrimination measure

Quinn signs pregnancy discrimination measure

CHICAGO | New guidelines aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against pregnant women were signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn this week, a move backers say extends protections already in place for other workers.

August 26, 2014 8:00 pm
Tourists come to Indiana despite, not because of, state efforts

Tourists come to Indiana despite, not because of, state efforts

A recent news story made it appear Indiana is gaining more tourists by spending less, but region tourism leaders say the article virtually ignored how much is spent at the local level to make up for the lack of state dollars.

August 26, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Quinn: Agencies must follow hiring rules

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn deflected blame for state hiring problems Tuesday, saying agencies must follow anti-patronage hiring rules — even when the candidates are those the governor's office favors.

August 26, 2014 3:30 pm

Bears, wolves, panthers protected under Illinois law

SPRINGFIELD | Although sightings of bears, cougars and wolves are relatively rare in Illinois, the trio are now a protected species under state law.

August 25, 2014 3:30 pm

Quinn vetoes Illinois ridesharing regulations

CHICAGO | Taxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed measures that would have imposed background checks and insurance requirements on some drivers.

August 25, 2014 3:19 pm

Quinn focusing on Rauner's wealth in campaign

It is no secret that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has made his opponent's substantial wealth the main theme of his campaign.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Glass artist Hopko's leggy work reminds of Paul the Octopus

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Glass artist Hopko's leggy work reminds of Paul the Octopus

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am
Munster man charged in fatal DUI crash to stand trial next year

Munster man charged in fatal DUI crash to stand trial next year

CROWN POINT | Michael Temores won't stand trial until early next year in the fatal crash that killed a Lansing man.  

August 22, 2014 7:45 pm
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