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FSSA office receptionists were rude

I visited the Family & Social Services Administration office on Summit in Crown Point. I have an adult daughter who has Down syndrome.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Lake County tax opponents are vocal minority

RICH JAMES: Lake County tax opponents are vocal minority

Those who opposed the adoption of a 1.5 percent income tax for Lake County residents just don’t get it.

June 16, 2013 12:00 am
For Dave Sikes, life is what you make of it

For Dave Sikes, life is what you make of it

For 27 years, Dave Sikes has been watching out for Lake County’s most vulnerable citizens. Fortunately for them, his vision comes from the heart.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Nonprofit organizations can expect growth, complex challenges

Nonprofit organizations can expect growth, complex challenges

When asked by The Times to look into our crystal ball and forecast the future of the region’s nonprofit sector, we can predict two things for sure: Today there are 3,000 nonprofit health and human service organizations in Northwest Indiana and that number is only certain to grow. Second, the…

February 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Illinois sparking a refugee health care revolution

Illinois sparking a refugee health care revolution

A movement spreading across Illinois is creating a health care revolution for refugees from countries including Burma, Bhutan and Iraq.

December 07, 2012 9:00 am
EDITORIAL: Learn from welfare privatization failure

EDITORIAL: Learn from welfare privatization failure

Marion Superior Court Judge David Dreyer's ruling in the welfare privatization case isn't the final word, but it's one for the textbooks.

July 20, 2012 12:00 am Related

I am committed to do better by our kids

I want to share my views regarding recent news coverage recounting various cases of child abuse and deaths across Indiana. The first thing I want to say to the families and friends of children who have been victims of domestic violence and child abuse: I'm so sorry.

February 21, 2012 12:00 am
Indiana's use of call centers called into question

Indiana's use of call centers called into question

One legal eagle who knows about the problems faced by those who need public assistance says reception to the hybrid welfare eligibility system in Indiana is "cautiously optimistic."

August 14, 2011 12:00 am

Instant payouts from expanded gaming plan unlikely

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Quick cash from a proposed gaming expansion in Illinois is anything but a sure bet, according to legislators, lobbyists and history.

December 12, 2010 12:00 am

Dial 211: State takes step toward crisis hot line

SPRINGFIELD | Although the state isn't contributing any money, officials are moving forward with a plan aimed at offering Illinoisans access to a statewide crisis information hot line.

July 29, 2010 12:00 am
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