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Lansing native loves his community and works to preserve its history

Lansing native loves his community and works to preserve its history

During his lifetime, Paul Schultz has witnessed the Village of Lansing grow from 2,000 residents to nearly 30,000. As president of the Lansing Historical Society, his mission is to collect and preserve the community's history.

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Club members treated to pasta meal to kick off promotion

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana and Oliver Garden restaurants in Merrillville and Lansing, Ill. will celebrate Great Futures with a special pasta meal for club members next week.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Rauner attacks Quinn over medical marijuana secrecy

SPRINGFIELD | Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner is raising red flags about the state's new medical marijuana program.

September 16, 2014 3:14 pm

Headline incorrect

A headline in Saturday's Illinois edition about Lynwood police receiving donations to buy body armor contained an error. The Police Department received $8,000 in donations. The Times regrets the error.

September 16, 2014 12:00 am

Donations to fuel Kouts firetruck repair

KOUTS | The town's Fire Department has gotten its money's worth out of a 1993 Kenworth semi trailer it had converted into a tanker truck seven or eight years ago and, with the help of a lot of pork chop dinners, hopes to get many more miles out of it.

September 15, 2014 8:30 pm
AP Interview: Durbin denies 'bullying' businesses

AP Interview: Durbin denies 'bullying' businesses

CHICAGO | U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is unabashedly defending his name-calling and other attacks on Illinois businesses looking to locate their headquarters overseas — moves his Republican challenger has described as "bullying" and the kind of anti-business behavior that's hampering the state's e…

September 15, 2014 3:54 pm

Governor candidates focus on business, hiring

CHICAGO | Illinois' gubernatorial campaigns clashed over business dealings and state hiring Monday, with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's running mate accusing Republican businessman Bruce Rauner of profiting "from fraud" and Rauner calling hiring under Quinn's Department of Transportation a "scam."

September 15, 2014 3:24 pm

Crossing the Line -- Presidents

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Presidents.

September 14, 2014 5:00 pm

IDOT hiring shines spotlight on political hiring

The pitiful thing about a recent inspector general report on hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation is that, despite decades of outside legal action and the creation of an entire bureaucracy designed to enforce ethical behavior in state government, it showed that there are still…

September 14, 2014 2:00 pm
RICH JAMES: Pfleger makes himself an NRA target

RICH JAMES: Pfleger makes himself an NRA target

Gov. Mike Pence likes to talk about how the Indiana tax climate is so much better than is the case in Illinois. So true.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Fired IDOT workers sue over documents disclosure

SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn's administration hired more than 60 percent of the Illinois Department of Transportation workers whose employment was deemed improper by a state watchdog, a document released Friday shows.

September 12, 2014 3:18 pm

Attorneys for former Rutherford worker argue against dismissal of sex harassment case

SPRINGFIELD | Attorneys for the man suing Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford for harassment say a federal judge should reject attempts by Attorney General Lisa Madigan to dismiss the case.

September 12, 2014 2:48 pm

Medical marijuana law sponsor defends secret application process

SPRINGFIELD | The sponsor of a plan legalizing medical marijuana in Illinois Friday defended a part of the law that bars the release of information about companies wanting licenses to grow and sell pot.

September 12, 2014 2:17 pm
Pet adoption turns into volunteer mission for dachshund fan

Pet adoption turns into volunteer mission for dachshund fan

After adopting her second dachshund from MidWest Dachshund Rescue in 2012, Arlene Silveira began volunteering with the organization and now serves as its transport coordinator.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am
Illinois leaning on safeties for improved defense

Illinois leaning on safeties for improved defense

CHAMPAIGN | Illinois safety Taylor Barton says he's worked on the moment in practice. His receiver leaves him in the middle of the field and Barton lets him go, standing alone and trying to read the eyes of the quarterback, looking for a chance to make a play.

September 09, 2014 5:00 pm

Illinois data show fewer motorcycle fatalities

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Motorcycle fatalities decreased by nearly 30 percent so far in 2014, according to Illinois Department of Transportation data.

September 09, 2014 3:14 pm

Rauner education plan would change funding formula

CHICAGO | The debate over education took the spotlight in Illinois governor's race Monday, with Republican Bruce Rauner proposing overhauls to teacher tenure and the state's school funding formula, which Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's running mate called "reckless."

September 08, 2014 10:15 pm
Madigan proposes allowing cameras at nursing homes

Madigan proposes allowing cameras at nursing homes

CHICAGO | Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Monday said she will push for legislation to allow video or audio recording devices to be placed in nursing home rooms to monitor patient treatment, calling it the "next line of defense" for the state's elderly residents.

September 08, 2014 7:45 pm
Madigan proposes allowing cameras at nursing homes

Madigan proposes allowing cameras at nursing homes

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan speaks during a news conference in July in Chicago.

September 08, 2014 3:22 pm
Quinn says he favors south suburbs more than Rauner

Quinn says he favors south suburbs more than Rauner

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn landed on Aug. 7 at Bult Field in Monee to help celebrate a major milestone for the development and construction of the South Suburban Airport.

September 08, 2014 2:45 pm
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