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ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor East surpassed previous safety record

ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor East surpassed previous safety record

EAST CHICAGO | Labor unions secured weekends, breaks, paid vacations, sick leaves, 8-hour workdays and countless other benefits you might have seen enumerated on bumper stickers or in chain emails. 

2 hours ago
Garage sale kicks off Lowell Labor Day celebration

Garage sale kicks off Lowell Labor Day celebration

LOWELL | Grabbing up a couple of Bishop Noll Institute commemorative plates from 1966, Sharon Speichert paid for her purchase, then perused items in a nearby booth.

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Garage sale kicks off Lowell Labor Day celebration

Garage sale kicks off Lowell Labor Day celebration

Lauren Enchis, of St. John, sits in her booth and does crossword puzzles as she waits for shoppers.

14 hours ago
Garage sale kicks off Lowell Labor Day celebration

Garage sale kicks off Lowell Labor Day celebration

Shoppers check out some kids toys and clothes Thursday during the Lowell townwide garage sale.

14 hours ago

Highland hosts its first Labor Day festival

HIGHLAND | Highland hosts its first Labor Day Festival Friday through Monday in Main Square Park, 3001 Ridge Road.

August 27, 2014 6:28 pm

Highland council avoids alcohol impasse, approves festival funding

HIGHLAND | The Town Council has traded two potential split votes for unanimous votes to transfer funds to the Community Events Commission for the upcoming Labor Day festival.

August 27, 2014 5:20 pm
Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, August 28, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, August 28, 2014

Interested in being a beneficiary? Bentwood Tavern is looking to give back and serious Labor Day weekend fests at CTG in Valpo and also beautiful downtown Buchanan, Michigan.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

August 27, 2014 2:00 am
FROM the FARM: WGN Radio celebrates 90 years as farmer favorite

FROM the FARM: WGN Radio celebrates 90 years as farmer favorite

WLS AM in Chicago launched on April 12, 1924, started and owned by Sears-Roebuck and Company to target the lucrative farming market.

August 27, 2014 2:00 am
Holiday fixin's: What to serve with your Labor Day burgers and hot dogs

Holiday fixin's: What to serve with your Labor Day burgers and hot dogs

Burgers. Dogs. Steaks. Maybe some sausages. We know you've got the grilling part of your Labor Day cookout covered. So rather than mess with that, we'll offer up some delicious sides that will complement whatever else you have on the menu.

August 26, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Lowell readies for five-day Labor Day celebration

LOWELL | Lowell's five day Labor Day celebration kicks off Thursday and offers two parades, a fireworks show, a circus and plenty of live entertainment.

August 25, 2014 7:00 pm

The Week Ahead Lake County

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August 24, 2014 12:05 am
Boost the Parks: Sale of patriotic t-shirts benefits Lowell Parks Dept.

Boost the Parks: Sale of patriotic t-shirts benefits Lowell Parks Dept.

The sale of patriotic t-shirts at Walgreens, just in time for the Lowell Labor Day festivities, will benefit the town’s Parks Department.

August 22, 2014 9:45 am
Lowell Labor Day Festival Schedule of Events

Lowell Labor Day Festival Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 28th

August 21, 2014 2:15 pm
Lowell Labor Day Festival Schedule of Events

Lowell Labor Day Festival Schedule of Events

Members of the American Legion march in the annual Lowell Labor Day parade.

August 13, 2014 4:58 pm

Highland council considers Labor Day gala beer garden

HIGHLAND | A request to operate a beer garden in Main Square Park for the Labor Day Festival is falling flat for some town officials.

August 06, 2014 7:12 pm

Lake Station police arrested 14 for DUI in holiday sweep

LAKE STATION | A recent national police crackdown aimed at impaired driving and motorcycle riding proved a success, police Lt. John McDaniel said.

September 11, 2013 12:05 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions look to legal loopholes this Labor Day

GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions look to legal loopholes this Labor Day

Organized labor kicked off its Labor Day festivities early this year, with a nationwide series of strikes at fast food outlets and retail stores on Thursday, including one in Chicago. But while these pickets and protests are being funded by labor unions and led by union organizers, the organ…

September 02, 2013 7:25 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Help working families rather than ship jobs overseas

GUEST COMMENTARY: Help working families rather than ship jobs overseas

Talk about kicking someone when she’s down: A woman who lost her job when the AJ Wright distribution center in South Bend shut down was told her unemployment benefits will be trimmed by more than 10 percent, thanks to the mindless federal budget cut known as the “sequester.” Meanwhile, major…

September 02, 2013 7:16 pm
Labor Day thank you

Labor Day thank you

Crown Point firefighter Ryan Cusak eats pizza while petting Jake, the department's new disaster search and rescue dog at the fire station. Langels Pizza delivered pizzas to Crown Point' firefighters and police officers Monday to thank them on Labor Day for their labors every day.

September 02, 2013 1:06 pm
Labor Day thank you

Labor Day thank you

Crown Point firefighters eat pizza Monday at the station. Langels Pizza delivered pizzas to both the Crown Point Fire Department and the Police Department Monday to thank them on Labor Day for their labors every day.

September 02, 2013 1:06 pm
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