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Funding for LaPorte County senior ride service in jeopardy

The decision to close the LaPorte County Council on Aging last week, which provide rides to seniors and people with disabilities, was reversed Monday.

February 13, 2014 8:30 pm
Lansing woman celebrates 100 years

Lansing woman celebrates 100 years

LANSING | Longtime Lansing resident Virginia Kotecki said there is no magic formula for hitting the century mark, as she did when she turned 100-years-old Aug. 31.

September 17, 2013 12:00 am
Suburban grandmother records CD

Suburban grandmother records CD

Mark Dvorak, left, a veteran performer and teacher at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, looks on as Marge Weber plays a tune on her guitar in Elk Grove Village, Ill. Dvorak produced Weber's debut album which she recorded last year at the age of 79.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
Suburban grandmother records CD

Suburban grandmother records CD

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. | Many suburban grandmas wouldn't consider driving into Chicago at 9:30 on a weeknight to hear a new performer play guitar and sing at a bar.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am

Citizens Utility Board to help Cal City residents at health fair

CALUMET CITY | The Citizens Utility Board will give Calumet City consumers money-saving light bulbs, helpful tips, and information about a free, energy-saving online service that has been showing people how to save about $100 a year.

May 09, 2013 12:00 am
Health tests among freebies offered at Portage Senior Fair

Health tests among freebies offered at Portage Senior Fair

PORTAGE | Linda Bryann got her hearing and blood pressure checked.

May 02, 2013 7:15 pm Photos

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Hobart program ensures safety of city's seniors

HOBART | Doris Christian doesn't get paid for a job that plays upon her skills as cheerleader, counselor and sometimes police detective.

March 04, 2013 6:00 pm

Hobart High troupe performs March 10 for senior citizens

HOBART | The play "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?" will be presented at 3 p.m. on March 10 at Hobart High School, 32 E. 7th St.

February 24, 2013 12:05 am
Advocacy group encourages elderly to get flu shots

Advocacy group encourages elderly to get flu shots

Dr. Meeta Khan wears a face mask as she examines a respiratory patient at the Rush University Hospital emergency department on Thursday in Chicago. Flu season in the U.S. has hit early and, in some places, hard. But whether this will be considered a bad season by the time it has run its cour…

January 11, 2013 12:00 am
Advocacy group encourages elderly to get flu shots

Advocacy group encourages elderly to get flu shots

CHICAGO | Illinois residents are being reminded to check on older family members during this flu season and, if needed, to help get them to clinics or a pharmacy to get a flu shot.

January 11, 2013 12:00 am
At 88, woman ends her role at day care center

At 88, woman ends her role at day care center

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. | Marie Handley started her day Sept. 26 the way she has for 26 years: eating breakfast with more than a dozen toddlers, seated in booster seats around her.

October 13, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Woman ends her role at day care center

Woman ends her role at day care center

Marie Handley, 88, is surrounded by toddlers she has cared for at the Elk Grove Township Day Care Center. Handley has retired after working 27 years at the day care center.

October 13, 2012 12:00 am
Woman ends her role at day care center

Woman ends her role at day care center

Marie Handley, 88, holds up a keepsake photograph gifted by co-workers upon her retirement at the Elk Grove Township Day Care Center. Handley has retired after working 27 years at the day care center.

October 13, 2012 12:00 am
36-year sentence upheld for Lowell man who raped elderly neighbor

36-year sentence upheld for Lowell man who raped elderly neighbor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected a sentence-reduction request from a Lowell man convicted of raping his 91-year-old neighbor.

August 30, 2012 6:15 pm Related
Lake County Fair contest is a-peeling

Lake County Fair contest is a-peeling

CROWN POINT | Casimira Bilinski was clearly a cut above most of her competition during back-to-back events Monday at the Lake County Fair.

August 06, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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PHIL AT THE PHAIR: Bidding a fond fair-well to the Porter County Fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | As I carefully clip the final re-admission stamp for this year's 162nd Porter County Fair from the back of my hand, let's look back at some of the precious memories I will be trying to forget until the 163rd fair.

July 27, 2012 7:00 pm
Community design plays role in quality of life for senior citizens

Community design plays role in quality of life for senior citizens

VALPARAISO | A downstate anthropologist is trying to reframe the way people see older residents and the role municipal planners play in creating livable communities for all ages.

June 04, 2012 7:15 pm Photos

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Senior citizens admitted free to Hobart High School play on Sunday

HOBART | Hobart senior citizens can attend the high school play "Back to the ’80s" for free at 3 p.m. Sunday.

March 07, 2012 10:00 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Build resiliency to ease financial hardship

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Build resiliency to ease financial hardship

Every day, my office phone, cellphone and email are filled with distress messages from people reaching out for resources to ease their desperate situations.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am

Lake Station Lions Club holds senior citizens dinner Sunday

LAKE STATION | The Lake Station Lions Club will hold its annual Senior Citizens Dinner at noon Sunday at  Edison Junior-Senior High School, 3304 Parkside Ave.

December 02, 2011 12:00 am
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