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Gary police, firefighters rally for higher wages

Gary police, firefighters rally for higher wages

GARY | More than 60 city police officers and firefighters picketed Tuesday outside Gary City Hall to seek pay raises and better equipment.

September 16, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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Hammond family protests criminal charges

Hammond family protests criminal charges

CROWN POINT | A Hammond family protested Wednesday outside the Lake County Criminal Court building asking prosecutors to drop charges against a 17-year-old youth. 

September 04, 2014 7:10 pm Photos

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Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Thursday in Attorney General Greg Zoeller's first appeal of two Lake County judicial rulings finding the state's right-to-work law violates the Indiana Constitution.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pm Related

Public works employees showi unity as contract talks continue

CALUMET CITY | More than a half-dozen employees of the city’s Public Works Department attended Thursday’s City Council meeting to show their solidarity at a time when their union is negotiating with city officials for a new contract.

June 12, 2014 12:00 am
Walmart warehouse workers protest freezing conditions

Walmart warehouse workers protest freezing conditions

HAMMOND | Warehouse workers marched through a local Walmart Supercenter on Tuesday to protest frigid working conditions.

January 28, 2014 7:30 pm
Sauk Village signs point to resident involvement

Sauk Village signs point to resident involvement

SAUK VILLAGE | Officials unveiled new neighborhood watch signs and Village President David Hanks read a proclamation declaring Sauk Village a neighborhood watch community at Tuesday's board meeting.

January 14, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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More than 100 show up in Valpo to protest GMOs

More than 100 show up in Valpo to protest GMOs

VALPARAISO | Whitney Hibbitts' concerns about genetically modified organisms, called GMOs, first began after she attended the May rally in Chicago where protesters called for clear labeling of food produced using what she describes as "today's accepted experimental growing technology."

October 12, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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What does future hold for labor unions?

What does future hold for labor unions?

Union protestors march outside the Statehouse in Indianapolis on Feb. 24, 2011, to oppose right-to-work legislation. Now that Indiana is a right-to-work state, what does that mean for unions?

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Just because speech is free, we don't have to hear it

PHIL WIELAND: Just because speech is free, we don't have to hear it

I've complained in the past about Porter County's emergency warning sirens because they supposedly warn us of about 50 different potential disasters, and it can be tough figuring out why they are going off.

March 22, 2013 12:00 am

Hebron OKs ordinance restricting funeral protesters

HEBRON | A proposed ordinance dealing with protests at funerals drew a brief protest before it was approved Tuesday by the Hebron Town Council.

March 19, 2013 9:15 pm
Year end stories 2012 - Illinois

Year end stories 2012 - Illinois

Marchers opposed to the location of a proposed detention facility march into Crete for a rally on April 1.

December 30, 2012 12:00 am
Gov. Daniels signs right-to-work into law

Gov. Daniels signs right-to-work into law

Local 81 union member Keith Ward, of Valparaiso, screams in opposition to the right-to-work bill during protests Feb. 1 outside the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

December 29, 2012 2:35 pm
Groups hope to draw attention to fiscal cliff debate

Groups hope to draw attention to fiscal cliff debate

Ruth Needleman, of Gary, protests potential cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid on Monday outside U.S. Pete Visclosky's office in Merrilville.

December 10, 2012 5:49 pm
Groups hope to draw attention to fiscal cliff debate

Groups hope to draw attention to fiscal cliff debate

Ruth Needleman, left, of Gary, Pat Lane, center, of Chesterton, and AFL-CIO organizer Becky Smith, protest potential cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid on Monday outside U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky's office in Merrilville. The protest was organized by the Indiana AFL-CIO.

December 10, 2012 5:49 pm
Groups hope to draw attention to fiscal cliff debate

Groups hope to draw attention to fiscal cliff debate

Ruth Needleman, of Gary, protests potential cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid on Monday outside U.S. Pete Visclosky's office in Merrilville. The protest was organized by the Indiana AFL-CIO. "I am totally dependent on Medicare and it is totally inadequate," Needleman said.

December 10, 2012 5:49 pm
Groups hope to draw attention to fiscal cliff debate

Groups hope to draw attention to fiscal cliff debate

Chick Pullman, center, of Gary, and others protest potential cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid outside U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky's office in Merrilville on Monday.

December 10, 2012 5:49 pm

Daniels shrugs off Purdue critics

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels says he's not bothered by critics of his appointment as Purdue University president, and their naysaying won't stop him next year from leading the six-campus school that includes sites in Hammond and Westville.

July 02, 2012 7:59 pm
Revs. Jackson, Pfleger picket Riverdale firearms dealer they believe supplies guns to streets

Revs. Jackson, Pfleger picket Riverdale firearms dealer they believe supplies guns to streets

RIVERDALE | For village President Deyon Dean, Saturday was a day of conflict.

June 16, 2012 8:15 pm Photos

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Protesters at bike ride charity event say animal center's firing of employee 'a disgrace'

Protesters at bike ride charity event say animal center's firing of employee 'a disgrace'

GRIFFITH | More than 50 people spent Saturday demonstrating at Lake County Sheriff John Buncich's first 10K Bicycle Ride to raise funds for the department's animal adoption center, objecting to Thursday's firing of the shelter's longtime community liaison, Victoria Beasley.

June 09, 2012 8:41 pm Photos

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Animal shelter official's firing protested

Animal shelter official's firing protested

Protesters display signs Saturday objecting to the firing of Lake County Animal Shelter employee Victoria Beasley. They were at the entrance of the Oak Ridge Savannah Bike Trail in Oak Ridge Prairie County Park in Griffith where Lake County Sheriff John Buncich was holding a charity bike rid…

June 09, 2012 1:16 pm
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