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Oilmen honor veterans in Habitat for Humanity fundraiser

Oilmen honor veterans in Habitat for Humanity fundraiser

WHITING | A cane helped Danna Carter as he made his way onto the infield of Oil City Stadium.

July 02, 2014 4:51 pm Photos

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Pet adoption fees waived at for active military and veterans

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will host an adoption event Saturday with adoption fees waived for active military and veterans as part of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am
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July 02, 2014 12:00 am
Audit: More than 57,000 await first VA appointment

Audit: More than 57,000 await first VA appointment

In this undated photo, the VA Medical Center Building 1 is pictured in St. Cloud, Minn. New audit data show waiting times at the two Veterans Affairs medical centers in Minnesota are considerably lower than the worst trouble spots in the VA system. The average wait time for a patient seeking…

June 10, 2014 2:34 am

Red poppies are an annual reminder of those who served and sacrificed

Last week I received an email from a longtime reader who has moved out to California, but occasionally sends me emails about things on his mind. Since he is older than me and has seen more of the world, I tend to take his missives to heart a little more.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

Thanks to retiring T.F. North baseball coach for his efforts

Well, I didn’t know Mike Kosiara, but I knew about him. I have seen his teams play. And I knew through others who played and/or coached with him, that he was dedicated, worked hard, and gave much of himself to young men of Calumet City and Lansing (but mostly to Calumet City) through the gam…

June 05, 2014 12:00 am

Community garden dedication ceremony tonight

EAST CHICAGO | In appreciation of U.S. military veterans and to celebrate the community garden at the East Chicago Salvation Army, Home Depot will be at 513 W. Chicago Ave. at 6:15 p.m. today for a special dedication ceremony.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am
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June 03, 2014 12:00 am
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May 29, 2014 12:00 am
South Holland loves a parade

South Holland loves a parade

May 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Letters from home: Man’s letters to WWII GIs provide glimpse into experiences

Letters from home: Man’s letters to WWII GIs provide glimpse into experiences

Letters from home helped those serving during World War II cope with the often violent experiences of fighting on land, at sea and in the skies, and with the loneliness of long separations from family and friends.

May 25, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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School hosts veterans and military personnel for patriotic program

School hosts veterans and military personnel for patriotic program

ST. JOHN | Crown Point Christian School hosted a special patriotic chapel Wednesday in honor of all veterans and active military. 

May 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Remembrance and salute set for veterans memorial

MUNSTER | The men and women of Munster VFW Post 2697 will conduct a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Edward P. Robinson Community Veterans Memorial, 9710 Calumet Ave. The public is invited to take part in the activities planned in remembrance of the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces…

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
Ex-Navy WAVE fought bureaucratic current in battle for VA benefits

Ex-Navy WAVE fought bureaucratic current in battle for VA benefits

VALPARAISO | Elizabeth "Betty" Brier remembers brimming with patriotism seven decades ago, following in the footsteps of five brothers by enlisting in the military during World War II.

May 24, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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Remembering the sacrifice

Remembering the sacrifice

LANSING | It was in 1919, just following the end of World War I, when the American Legion was founded. The following year, volunteers from American Legions around the country started a tradition that lives on 94 years later — they place small American flags on the graves of veterans on Memorial Day.

May 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Porter County Veterans Treatment Court graduation

Porter County Veterans Treatment Court graduation

Porter Superior Court Judge Julia Jent speaks during the Porter County Veterans Treatment Court graduation Friday at the North Porter County Government Complex. Jent supervises the veterans court.

May 23, 2014 4:56 pm
Porter County Veterans Treatment Court graduation

Porter County Veterans Treatment Court graduation

Donald Eaton speaks candidly about his struggle with addiction and civilian life following his service in the military. Eaton was one of six graduates who celebrated the completion of the Porter County Veterans Treatment Court program Friday at the North Porter County Government Complex. The…

May 23, 2014 4:55 pm
Porter County Veterans Treatment Court graduation

Porter County Veterans Treatment Court graduation

Family members, friends and officials pack Porter Superior Court Judge Jullia Jent's courtroom at the North Porter County Complex during a ceremony Friday for six graduates from the Porter County Veterans Treatment Court. The program helps veterans overcome drug and alcohol problems, while i…

May 23, 2014 4:56 pm
Porter County Veterans Treatment Court graduation

Porter County Veterans Treatment Court graduation

Staff Sgt. Matthew Tiblow, of Hebron, salutes the Portage High School Jr. ROTC Honor Guard as they post colors during graduation for the Porter County Veterans Treatment Court Friday at the North Porter County Government Complex. Tiblow was one of six graduates who completed the program.

May 23, 2014 4:56 pm
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