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Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday.

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NHL PREVIEW: A Western tilt stands out for healthy, happy NHL

NHL PREVIEW: A Western tilt stands out for healthy, happy NHL

Hockey is a booming business right now. After an attention-grabbing Olympic trip and an exciting postseason for the scandal-free NHL, revenue and television ratings have risen to record levels across a largely healthy, happy league.

October 05, 2014 6:00 pm
Schererville Baseball League ousts president, conducts internal investigation

Schererville Baseball League ousts president, conducts internal investigation

SCHERERVILLE | Some World Series-qualifying youth baseball teams come home to parades and mass adulation.

September 20, 2014 5:00 pm

Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

September 16, 2014 4:58 pm Related
Illinois leaning on safeties for improved defense

Illinois leaning on safeties for improved defense

CHAMPAIGN | Illinois safety Taylor Barton says he's worked on the moment in practice. His receiver leaves him in the middle of the field and Barton lets him go, standing alone and trying to read the eyes of the quarterback, looking for a chance to make a play.

September 09, 2014 5:00 pm

Shock rolls over Fargo in Babe Ruth World Series pool-play finale

The Schererville Shock needed to win its final pool-play game Sunday night at the Babe Ruth 15-year-old World Series in Longview, Wash.

August 25, 2014 7:00 pm

Shock rally falls short in second round of Babe Ruth World Series pool play

The Schererville Shock rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning, and had the tying run at third base, but Torrance, Calif. was able to hold on and win, 6-5, in the second round of pool-play action Friday at the Babe Ruth 15-year-old World Series in Longview, Wash.

August 22, 2014 5:48 pm

Shock wins Babe Ruth World Series opener

Schererville Shock manager Dan Bosold was worried that his team would be rusty when it finally played its first Babe Ruth 15-year-old World Series game nearly four weeks after earning the berth.

August 21, 2014 8:00 pm
S'ville Shock works to stay sharp for Babe Ruth World Series

S'ville Shock works to stay sharp for Babe Ruth World Series

SCHERERVILLE | Schererville Shock manager Dan Bosold likens his Babe Ruth 15-year-old World Series qualifier to a bowl-bound college football team after the end of the regular season.

August 11, 2014 10:00 pm Related
BRIAN HOWEY: Young’s Social Impact Bond Act an innovative, bipartisan effort

BRIAN HOWEY: Young’s Social Impact Bond Act an innovative, bipartisan effort

ANN ARBOR, Mich. | We live in an era of eroding faith in government while we face an array of intractable problems.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
Hurricanes battle weather, wardrobe issues on way to Babe Ruth World Series

Hurricanes battle weather, wardrobe issues on way to Babe Ruth World Series

HAMMOND | Need volunteers for a makeshift grounds crew?

July 29, 2014 5:00 pm

Private schools add lacrosse to attract students

INDIANAPOLIS | Wabash College is launching a varsity lacrosse program next year and already has players from Chicago, California and Washington. Not bad for a school that doesn't offer athletic scholarships.

July 13, 2014 5:30 pm

Gary School Board moves closer to shutting down five schools

GARY | A decision on whether to shut down five schools is expected to be made Tuesday -- with the current recommendation containing some changes from one made earlier this week.

May 31, 2014 9:30 pm
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May 07, 2014 12:00 am

Up 3-1, Wizards look to finish off Bulls

DEERFIELD, Ill. | Drew Gooden knows what it's like to play for a team that blew a 3-1 lead, so he won't breathe easy until the Washington Wizards finish off the Chicago Bulls.

April 28, 2014 6:30 pm

Blackhawks Road Watch Parties to be held at The Venue

A Chicago Blackhawks Road Watch Party will be held March 27 at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond. Horseshoe Casino is an official Blackhawks Road Watch Party location.

March 26, 2014 12:45 pm
Educating Winemakers: Where Artistry Meets Agriculture

Educating Winemakers: Where Artistry Meets Agriculture

Lester ended up majoring in theology at Andrews University and began his career in winemaking as a hobby.

February 24, 2014 12:37 pm Photos

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Cubs' Jackson hopes to rebound from rough season

Cubs' Jackson hopes to rebound from rough season

MESA, Ariz. | Edwin Jackson's first year with the Chicago Cubs was a dud.

February 16, 2014 9:00 pm
Obama vows to flex presidential powers in speech

Obama vows to flex presidential powers in speech

WASHINGTON | Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor. He unveiled an array of modest executive action…

January 28, 2014 9:24 pm Photos

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Senator wants to focus on jobs, deficit, Afghanistan

Senator wants to focus on jobs, deficit, Afghanistan

MUNSTER | Creating jobs, reducing the deficit and bringing troops home from Afghanistan rank among U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly's top goals for the year.

January 20, 2014 3:27 pm
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