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Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

CHICAGO | Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the Windy City will land the president's official library.

April 17, 2014 12:45 pm

Indianapolis hunkers down during freeze

INDIANAPOLIS | Central Indiana residents mostly stayed inside at home Monday as impassable roads and frigid temperatures led state government and nearly all businesses in the capital city to shut down for the day.

January 06, 2014 5:15 pm
Indiana governor proposes tax cut for families with children

Indiana governor proposes tax cut for families with children

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence wants to reduce the income taxes paid by families with children as part of his plan to promote marriage and childbearing in Indiana.

December 19, 2013 11:19 pm Related
Pence plan for business tax cut would hit schools, local governments hard

Pence plan for business tax cut would hit schools, local governments hard

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana schools and local governments will lose about a sixth of their total property tax revenues if Gov. Mike Pence succeeds in eliminating the business personal property tax.

December 08, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

A small new exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum marking the 50th anniversary of the assignation of the 35th President of the United States includes never-before-displayed artifacts from his three-day state funeral, such as the American flag which draped the president's casket p…

November 18, 2013 5:19 am
Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

A small new exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum marking the 50th anniversary of the assignation of the 35th President of the United States includes never-before-displayed artifacts from his three-day state funeral, such as the saddle, boots and sword which sat atop the riderles…

November 18, 2013 5:19 am
Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

BOSTON | There's no shortage of places for people to share memories of where they were 50 years ago when they found out John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. But a website debuting Monday aims to take the focus from past to future by asking people of all ages — even those who weren't alive …

November 18, 2013 5:19 am Photos

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Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

A small new exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum marking the 50th anniversary of the assignation of the 35th President of the United States includes never-before-displayed artifacts from his three-day state funeral, such as this drawing by Chicago Sun-Times editorial cartoonist …

November 18, 2013 5:19 am
Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

A small new exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum marking the 50th anniversary of the assignation of the 35th President of the United States includes never-before-displayed artifacts from his three-day state funeral, such as this "green beret" laid at the grave of the fallen pres…

November 18, 2013 5:19 am

Would-be librarian gets her kicks by organizing her own bookshelves

I always wanted to be a librarian and had library science been a major offered at the college I went to in Dubuque, I would never have set foot in a classroom.

September 05, 2013 12:00 am

Librarians to help with health law signups

CHICAGO | The nation's librarians will be recruited to help people get signed up for insurance under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Up to 17,000 U.S. libraries will be part of the effort to get information and crucial computer time to the millions of uninsured Americans who n…

June 28, 2013 8:15 pm

Legislature busy as session nears end

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House and Senate met intermittently for more than 10 hours Thursday, approving changes to legislation recommended by conference committees and sending those measures on to the governor for his signature or veto.

April 25, 2013 7:30 pm

Libraries are economical

Did you know that Americas go to libraries (of all types) more than they go to the movies? Libraries are economical, efficient, and essential. They offer free access to books, magazines, audio/video materials, online resources and more. Library usage continues to rise, with public library vi…

July 27, 2012 1:59 pm

NIRPC 2040 plan available in libraries

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan is now available in libraries throughout the region.

March 19, 2012 11:07 am
EDITORIAL: Push for library district consolidation

EDITORIAL: Push for library district consolidation

A number of Gary residents are concerned about plans to turn Gary's main library into a cultural center. It's not as good as a library that circulates materials, but at least resources still would be available for public inspection while at the cultural center.

January 08, 2012 12:00 am Related

Local libraries offer treasure trove of materials

There's a place where you can read as much as you want, use free Wi-Fi and browse through dozens of magazines. No, it isn't the big name book and music stores that recently went out of business throughout the country. It's your local library.

October 19, 2011 12:00 am

Libraries increase knowledge, inspire children

What do taxpayers pay for? They keep the city going, paving roads, expanding sewers and other such construction we all love to complain about, but are happy campers when it's done. These are priorities that everyone disagrees about, but know has to be done.

October 15, 2011 12:00 am
School chiefs on board for literacy events

School chiefs on board for literacy events

MERRILLVILLE | Northwest Indiana Literacy Coalition and Books to Bridge the Region made their annual presentation regarding this year's literacy promotion to area school superintendents at a recent Northwest Indiana Education Study Council meeting at the Merrillville Community School Corp.'s…

September 16, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Gary Library Board hasn't tried to rescue main library

How can the children and citizens of this great city be educated without the main library open, located within blocks of City Hall?

September 09, 2011 12:00 am

Book discussion groups in the region

Following is a listing of book discussion groups in the area.

July 12, 2011 11:18 am
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