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Illinois ranks 2nd, Ind. places 3rd in outbound migration

Illinois ranks 2nd, Ind. places 3rd in outbound migration

Jeff and Linda Hlista lived in a tri-level house in Oak Lawn up until a few years ago, when a property tax bill that was once $1,000 a year rose to a hefty $5,500.

January 20, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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South All-Star Cale Robinson gets past North All-Star catcher Josh Camalick to score a run in the Midwest Collegiate League All-Star game Tuesday.

South All-Star Cale Robinson gets past North All-Star catcher Josh Camalick to score a run in the Midwest Collegiate League All-Star game Tuesday.

South All-Star Cale Robinson gets past North All-Star catcher Josh Camalick to score a run in the Midwest Collegiate League All-Star game Tuesday.

July 09, 2013 9:01 pm
South All-Star Jeff Boehm tries to break up a double play by North All-Star Geno Cabral at The Midwest Collegiate League All-Star game Tuesday. Boehm was out at second.

South All-Star Jeff Boehm tries to break up a double play by North All-Star Geno Cabral at The Midwest Collegiate League All-Star game Tuesday. Boehm was out at second.

South All-Star Jeff Boehm tries to break up a double play by North All-Star Geno Cabral at The Midwest Collegiate League All-Star game Tuesday. Boehm was out at second.

July 09, 2013 9:01 pm
Michael Steensen pitches for the South All-Stars at The Midwest Collegiate League All-Star game Tuesday.

Michael Steensen pitches for the South All-Stars at The Midwest Collegiate League All-Star game Tuesday.

Michael Steensen pitches for the South All-Stars at The Midwest Collegiate League All-Star game Tuesday.

July 09, 2013 9:02 pm
South All-Star Sean Beesley slides safely into third base covered by North All-Star Harry Vickers at The Midwest Collegiate League All-Star game Tuesday.

South All-Star Sean Beesley slides safely into third base covered by North All-Star Harry Vickers at The Midwest Collegiate League All-Star game Tuesday.

South All-Star Sean Beesley slides safely into third base covered by North All-Star Harry Vickers at The Midwest Collegiate League All-Star game Tuesday.

July 09, 2013 9:02 pm
Whiting grad Andrew Lowe pitches for the North All-Stars at The Midwest Collegiate League All-Star game Tuesday.

Whiting grad Andrew Lowe pitches for the North All-Stars at The Midwest Collegiate League All-Star game Tuesday.

Whiting grad Andrew Lowe pitches for the North All-Stars at The Midwest Collegiate League All-Star game Tuesday.

July 09, 2013 9:02 pm
Whiting grad Andrew Lowe pitches for the North All-Stars at The Midwest Collegiate League All-Star game Tuesday.

Whiting grad Andrew Lowe pitches for the North All-Stars at The Midwest Collegiate League All-Star game Tuesday.

Whiting grad Andrew Lowe pitches for the North All-Stars at The Midwest Collegiate League All-Star game Tuesday.

July 09, 2013 9:02 pm
Siblings shown in old photo tell their stories

Siblings shown in old photo tell their stories

Original caption: August 4, 1948 - Chicago, Illinois: They're on the auction block. These small children of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Chalifoux of Chicago, Illinois. For long months 40 year old Ray and his wife, Lucille, 24, waged a desperate but losing battle to keep food in the mouth and a roof ove…

June 17, 2013 4:04 pm
Analysts: Midwest drivers to see lower gas prices

Analysts: Midwest drivers to see lower gas prices

LANSING, Mich. | The worst may be over for drivers in the upper Midwest who have been grappling with the highest gasoline prices in the continental U.S.

June 12, 2013 11:00 am
Gary lawmaker tapped for Midwest education policy review

Gary lawmaker tapped for Midwest education policy review

INDIANAPOLIS | A Gary state lawmaker and education expert has been selected to help shape education policy throughout the Midwest.

March 29, 2013 11:07 am
Cold Weather Fitness: How to stay active in the winter

Cold Weather Fitness: How to stay active in the winter

The weather outside may have you running to hide under the covers, but exercising in the winter is necessary for good health. You can even have fun while doing it.

December 19, 2012 12:00 am
Cultivate area's ties to Chicago

Cultivate area's ties to Chicago

Northwest Indiana's proximity to Chicago is an advantage that cannot be undersold as it seeks to grow. Chicago skyline as scene from Northwest Indiana beckons many commuters across the state line to higher-paying jobs. Region officials say affirming those ties to the nation's third-largest e…

December 13, 2012 3:12 pm
Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy grows

Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy grows

Ronda Payne, owner and principal of Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy, helps Jaleah Reeves at the Merrillville school on Thursday. 

December 09, 2012 12:00 am
Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy grows

Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy grows

Isaiah Robinson, center, practices his printing during a class at Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy in Merrillville.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am
MVSCHOOL - Midwest Elite Prep Academy

MVSCHOOL - Midwest Elite Prep Academy

Merrillville - A student uses a chalkboard during class at the Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy in Merrillville, Thursday, December 6, 2012.

December 06, 2012 10:23 am
MVSCHOOL - Midwest Elite Prep Academy

MVSCHOOL - Midwest Elite Prep Academy

Merrillville - Students study at the Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy in Merrillville, Thursday, December 6, 2012.

December 06, 2012 10:23 am

Sometimes, it's good to be boring in the good old Midwest

“The Hudson River came in and filled half of Hoboken like a bathtub.”

November 04, 2012 12:00 am
Midwest Zest Fest kicks off in Highland

Midwest Zest Fest kicks off in Highland

If the rain doesn't scare you, perhaps Ben Hinton will. He was manning the Indiana Harbor Masonic Lodge tent Friday at the Midwest Zest Fest in Highland. The Zest Fest features carnival rides, a beer garden, entertainment and more. It continues Saturday and Sunday at Main Square Park.

September 07, 2012 6:12 pm
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