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2nd round of Illinois marijuana patients to apply

CHICAGO (AP) — Aspiring medical marijuana patients whose last names start with M through Z can soon apply to the Illinois Department of Public Health for a registry card.

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Slayings reminiscent of serial killer Urdiales

Slayings reminiscent of serial killer Urdiales

The investigation surrounding Darren Vann and a trail of dead bodies in the region last week bears eerie similarities to a serial killer captured in Hammond in 1997.

October 25, 2014 7:00 pm

The Week Ahead Lake County

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October 24, 2014 1:21 pm
Vets, others seek opportunities at LaPorte job fair

Vets, others seek opportunities at LaPorte job fair

Michael Petitto, a Hobart High School graduate and veteran, walked away from a Work One job fair Wednesday encouraged about finding a good paying job.

October 08, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Silver Bell Club 2365 treats veterans to Washington D.C. trip

Silver Bell Club 2365 treats veterans to Washington D.C. trip

CROWN POINT |  Silver Bell Club 2365, of the Polish National Alliance treated 49 area veterans to a four-day trip to Washington D.C. in August to attend a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to honor Lt. Col. Matt Urban.

October 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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No decision yet on fate of Camp Summit

PLAINFIELD | The future of Camp Summit, a LaPorte County paramilitary-style youth offender rehabilitation center, remains in limbo as state prison officials await a decision by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

October 02, 2014 5:45 pm

Homeless Indiana vets get $605,000 for housing

INDIANAPOLIS | The federal government is giving more than $605,000 in rental vouchers to Indiana public housing agencies, including one in Gary, to help 127 homeless Hoosier veterans find permanent housing.

October 02, 2014 6:26 am
WWII vet receives French Legion of Honor medal

WWII vet receives French Legion of Honor medal

HIGHLAND | As war raged in Europe in 1944, 21-year old John Benedict, of Griffith, boarded the Queen Mary liner along with some 20,000 servicemen, dodging Nazi U-boats in the Atlantic Ocean on the first leg of a journey that would eventually lead many of them to Normandy Beach on D-Day.

September 21, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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Students plan to place flowers on veterans' graves

WASHINGTON TWP. | Every year, the senior class of Washington Township High School visits Washington D.C. during the Memorial Day weekend, but this year they plan to make that annual visit more significant for a few families of Porter County and they are looking for help.

September 21, 2014 10:00 pm
Indiana’s first Veterans Build brings affordable home for American vet

Indiana’s first Veterans Build brings affordable home for American vet

MERRILLVILLE | Sunshine broke through the dark storm clouds Wednesday as dozens of supporters gathered on the grass of an undeveloped lot on Roosevelt Street to kick off Indiana’s first Veterans Build.

September 10, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Valparaiso war memorial

Valparaiso war memorial

Valparaiso area member of the military who have died in the line of duty are memorialized at Foundation Meadows park in Valparaiso.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Patriot honored with Grange Award

Patriot honored with Grange Award

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

PUC hosts Stand Down for veterans and their families

GARY | Purdue University Calumet will host its third annual Stand Down from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Indiana National Guard Limited Army Aviation Support Facility, 6289 Industrial Highway.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am

How long will nation allow injustices toward government servants?

What our veterans have experienced with the Department of Veteran Affairs is again being replicated in the Department of Labor Office of Workers Compensation (OWCP). Only these veterans are civilian government employees -- along with their non-veteran counterparts -- working for agencies suc…

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
TOM SILEO: Medal of Honor recipient selfless in valor

TOM SILEO: Medal of Honor recipient selfless in valor

When I asked the nation's newest Medal of Honor recipient why he enlisted less than two years after 9/11, his answer was unequivocal.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Doughboy stands in tribute to U.S. soldiers of WWI and beyond

“The muffled tongue of Big Ben tolled nine by the clock as the cortege left the palace, but on history's clock it was sunset, and the sun of the old world was setting in a dying blaze of splendor never to be seen again.”

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
WWII veteran surprised with Quilt of Valor Award

WWII veteran surprised with Quilt of Valor Award

MUNSTER | Kicking off the post-renovation reopening of the Munster History Museum, the Munster Historical Society honored longtime member and WWII veteran Ed Lebryk with a surprise party and award earlier this summer.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
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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