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Indiana Toll Road operators declare bankruptcy

Indiana Toll Road operators declare bankruptcy

The operators of the Indiana Toll Road declared bankruptcy Sunday on more than $6 billion in debt, leaving the fate of the 157-mile road in the hands of a federal judge and creditors.

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Eastbound I-94 reopened after morning accident

Eastbound traffic on Interstate 94 at the Indiana/Michigan state line has reopened following an early morning accident.

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Cook County authorities probe Dolton animal hospital

DOLTON | A south suburban animal hospital is under investigation after a police officer found four dead dogs at the facility, Cook County authorities said.

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Alsip Nursery set to celebrate 20th anniversary with all-new Fall Festival

Alsip Nursery set to celebrate 20th anniversary with all-new Fall Festival

We don’t need a calendar to remind us it’s officially fall in Northwest Indiana.

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Bowling association awards annual scholarships

HIGHLAND  | New graduates from Lake Central and Highland high schools and Bishop Noll Institute have been named 2014 Greater Calumet Area U.S. Bowling Congress Scholarship winners.

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East Side Scouts start new year

East Side Scouts start new year

CHICAGO | Do you have a son in first through fifth grade who is interested in the outdoors, likes to help others, wants to learn new things? Then check out Cub Scout Pack 773.

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East Side Scouts start new year

East Side Scouts start new year

Aidan August, Noah Munoz, Matthew Vale and Alex Williams in the back row proudly display their Class A Uniforms and Pack 773 banner as they wait for an event to begin.

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Free Adult Ed registration, assessment coming to new Cal City center

SOUTH HOLLAND | South Suburban College’s Division of Adult Education has a new location in Calumet City for Adult Basic Education and Adult Secondary Education classes.

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Life in the middle has homework

Life in the middle has homework

Middle school is an important time in a young person’s life. Over the course of three years from sixth to eighth grade it is a time of significant growth and development — mentally, physically, emotionally and socially. At Benjamin Franklin Middle School, it is our mission and passion to pro…

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Art center hosts Chesterton Photo Walk

CHESTERTON | Chesterton Art Center photography instructor, George Kassal, will be leading the Chesterton Photo Walk from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 11, as part of the Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk. This free, social event will begin at the Chesterton Art Center. Participants will then take ph…

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Helping out

Helping out

Last month Boy Scout Troop 998, based in Chesterton, continued its tradition of supporting the local community through service projects. The most recent project assisted the Chesterton Middle School with various landscaping projects around the school’s baseball fields.

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Top caregivers recognized at St. Mary Medical Center

Top caregivers recognized at St. Mary Medical Center

HOBART | St. Mary Medical Center recognized the top performances of caregivers with the Nursing Pillar Awards, highlighting nurses who go above and beyond every day for their patients in five categories - Service, Quality, Finance, Growth and People, with an added Super Star for all categori…

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Conservation Teacher of the Year gives students a good start

Conservation Teacher of the Year gives students a good start

The Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District selected Beth Huebner as Lake County’s Conservation Education Teacher of the Year. She teaches kindergarten at Lake Street Elementary School in Crown Point and has 25 years of teaching experience, including Head Start, first and third grade.

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Educators invited to Financial Literacy Fair

MERRILLVILLE | All educators in areas where Centier Bank has a presence are invited to attend the ninth annual Financial Literacy Fair for Educators, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ocy. 9 at Centier’s Corporate Centre, 600 E. 84th Ave.

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Valpo store offers new Evolution in sweets

Valpo store offers new Evolution in sweets

VALPARAISO | After years of creating award-winning desserts at top Chicago restaurants and developing taste-tempting treats in the corporate world, Richard Cusick now is tantalizing the sweet tooth of Valparaiso-area residents.

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EPA offers tips during SepticSmart Week

Property owners in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties can learn about proper septic system maintenance and why it’s important during SepticSmart Week, Sept. 22-26.

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10-day resurfacing project kicks off on 109th Avenue in Winfield

WINFIELD | Signs posted along 109th Avenue last week flashed reminders to motorists of road construction set to start today.

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