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The new year has brought minimum wage raises in 13 states to as high as $9.32 an hour. However, the question still remains for the rest of us: Is $7.25 enough to live on?
For three long years, my family's life has been on hold. Will we lose or keep the home we have lived in for 55 years? The verdict came a few weeks ago — arriving hand-in-hand with winter’s chill.
HAMMOND | To honor soldiers fighting in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, a group of veterans has banded together to create a memorial near Harrison Park.
HAMMOND | The East Hammond-Pullman Neighborhood Crime Watch is celebrating its sixth year.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding public housing authorities in Indiana almost $21 million in annual capitol funding.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is seeking nominations for Recognition of Service Excellence awards.
Hammond | A total of 419 citations were issued by the Hammond Police Department during the Operation Pull Over campaign in July.
GARY | The teens, holding spray cans, gathered around the old post office on Sixth Avenue and Massachusetts Street and began spraying the marble.
GRIFFITH | Mosquitoes collected from the west side of Griffith have tested positive for West Nile virus.
Residents across Lake County enjoyed a pie-eating contest, food, dancing and bounce houses Tuesday night, all in the name of fighting crime.
HAMMOND | While Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. has been focusing on getting the 15 boys on the Hammond Optimist Youth Baseball geared up for the Cal Ripken World Series, the city also has been clearing the way for the national youth baseball tournament.
HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council is expected to vote Monday on a parking lot ordinance that stirred up Hammond residents in June and also discuss rezoning an area for commercial use.
HAMMOND | A one-story house at 1109 Bauer St. was destroyed Monday in a fire.
GARY | A group of children scoured Miller Beach Monday, enthusiastically cleaning up the shore, one piece of trash at a time.
GARY | The Community Back to School Party will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church at 411 N. Montgomery St., in Gary.
GARY | The community event Love From Above will be filled with activities for children and adults.
The women walk down the street in sweat pants and tank tops, looking casual, as if strolling down a grocery-store aisle. Until a car slows down and stops in front of them, and they get in.
HAMMOND | The 12th annual Hammond back-to-school supply giveaway is set for Aug. 24 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.
HIGHLAND | The Indiana University Northwest Family Picnic will be held at Wicker Memorial Park.
GARY | A back-to-school public safety Meeting will be open to parents and students at 5th Avenue Methodist Church.
HAMMOND | The fate of the Virgil Huber Funeral Home building, 7051 Kennedy Ave., is caught in the cross hairs of a lawsuit that will decide whether it becomes a church or a chiropractor's office.
CROWN POINT | It's hard to not be tempted by the enticing smells of grilled, roasted and fried food at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
HAMMOND | Applications for the Hearts for Hammers, a nonprofit service project, will be available until Aug. 26.
EAST CHICAGO | The 30th annual National Night Out Against Crime will promote safety and awareness and bring the residents together at Washington Park Pool.
CROWN POINT | For devoted fairgoers, the Lake County Fair is an irreplaceable region tradition.
GARY | The Gary Housing Authority and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will partner to improve financial management and physical conditions at the city's public housing, officials said Thursday.
MUNSTER | The Police Department will be mingling with residents poolside for Munster's National Night Out Against Crime.
HAMMOND | To celebrate National Night Out, there will be a free potluck dinner at the Hammond Housing Authority office.
HAMMOND | The rockets shot into the air, some plummeting down into trees while others sailed to the ground in a parachute landing.
Things begin to overflow out of the closet and suddenly bulging storage boxes are piling up.
HAMMOND | The annual Back-to-School Bazaar is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Kaplan College, 7833 Indianapolis Blvd., Hammond.
HAMMOND | The annual Hammond Rotary and Hammond Family YMCA Golf Outing is set for Sept. 11 at Lost Marsh Golf Course in Hammond.
HAMMOND | Nine Hammond city employees opted into the voluntary retirement program that is offered every year to eligible city employees. The voluntary retirement program is a catalyst to reduce future city spending.
HAMMOND | Edison Community Watch is partnering with Hammond Crime Watch for the 30th annual National Night Out.
EAST CHICAGO | The fifth International Garage Sale, Antique Show and Family Bazaar in East Chicago is Saturday.
MUNSTER | In March, Zach Kosenka received a call that meant he had a chance to save a life. He took it.
HAMMOND | The Towle Theater is announcing audition locations and times for upcoming productions, "A Fabulous ’50s Christmas" and "Adrift in Macao."
GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and the Gary Police Department encourage residents to visit the city's National Night Out.
HAMMOND | The second annual WHAM Ride, a 30-mile bike riding event, will take riders through Whiting, Hammond, Highland and Munster.
GARY | The fourth annual citywide health fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the First AME Church parking lot on 2005 Massachusetts St.
HIGHLAND | The first Classic Cars in the Park is from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at Wicker Memorial Park.
HAMMOND | The 30 Stops in 30 Days Campaign ends Wednesday at the grand opening of Big Daddy's BBQ in Hammond.
EAST CHICAGO | The city is accepting applications for police officer.
WHITING | The School City of Whiting board meets in executive session at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
HAMMOND | The theme for this year's Venetian Night on Aug. 10 will be Cowboy Boots and Bathing Suits at the Hammond Marina, 701 Casino Center Drive.
WHITING | When 119th Street in downtown Whiting closes the morning before the infamous Pierogi Fest begins, it's a rush to get the entire festival set up in 24 hours.
HAMMOND | Lake County Sheriff John Buncich and WJOB radio station owners Jim and Alexis Dedelow and staff received the first Certificate of Appreciation Citizen Soldier Awards on Thursday.
HAMMOND | Free yoga classes will be offered from August to September at Wolf Lake Memorial Park.
MUNSTER | The Theatre for Young Audiences has announced a new lineup of performances for the 2013-2014 season.
MUNSTER | The Police Department will be mingling poolside for Munster's National Night Out Against Crime celebration.
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