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Memorial planned for bike trail near Harrison Park

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.

August 11, 2013 8:39 pm

East Hammond-Pullman crime watch to celebrate six years

HAMMOND | The East Hammond-Pullman Neighborhood Crime Watch is celebrating its sixth year.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am

HUD awards nearly $21M in grants to Gary, E.C., Hammond

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding public housing authorities in Indiana almost $21 million in annual capitol funding.

August 08, 2013 7:00 pm

South Shore CVA to accept nominations for ROSE awards

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is seeking nominations for Recognition of Service Excellence awards.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond Police Department issues 419 tickets during blitz

Hammond | A total of 419 citations were issued by the Hammond Police Department during the Operation Pull Over campaign in July.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am
Gary youths gather to restore the city, eradicate graffiti

Gary youths gather to restore the city, eradicate graffiti

GARY | The teens, holding spray cans, gathered around the old post office on Sixth Avenue and Massachusetts Street and began spraying the marble.

August 07, 2013 8:45 pm Photos

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Mosquitoes in Griffith test positive for West Nile virus

GRIFFITH | Mosquitoes collected from the west side of Griffith have tested positive for West Nile virus.

August 07, 2013 6:00 pm
Police, residents unite for National Night Out

Police, residents unite for National Night Out

Residents across Lake County enjoyed a pie-eating contest, food, dancing and bounce houses Tuesday night, all in the name of fighting crime.

August 06, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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Hammond prepares for crowds at Cal Ripken World Series

Hammond prepares for crowds at Cal Ripken World Series

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.

August 06, 2013 7:30 pm Video

Council to review Hammond parking lot ordinance Monday

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.

August 05, 2013 9:25 pm

Hammond home destroyed in blaze; no injuries reported

HAMMOND | A one-story house at 1109 Bauer St. was destroyed Monday in a fire.

August 05, 2013 9:00 pm
Miller Beach Day Campers clean lakeshore

Miller Beach Day Campers clean lakeshore

GARY | A group of children scoured Miller Beach Monday, enthusiastically cleaning up the shore, one piece of trash at a time.

August 05, 2013 8:45 pm

Back to School Party slated Saturday offers music, food

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.

August 05, 2013 12:05 am

Love From Above to benefit students and families Aug. 17

GARY | The community event Love From Above will be filled with activities for children and adults.

August 05, 2013 12:05 am
Stings to target human trafficking

Stings to target human trafficking

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.

August 04, 2013 8:00 pm

Hammond kids can pick up free school supplies Aug. 24

HAMMOND | The 12th annual Hammond back-to-school supply giveaway is set for Aug. 24 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

August 04, 2013 6:45 pm

Indiana University Northwest Family Picnic offers food, games, prizes

HIGHLAND | The Indiana University Northwest Family Picnic will be held at Wicker Memorial Park.

August 04, 2013 6:45 pm

Community meeting to focus on back-to-school safety

GARY | A back-to-school public safety Meeting will be open to parents and students at 5th Avenue Methodist Church.

August 03, 2013 7:00 pm

Hammond pastor fights to turn building into 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.

August 02, 2013 7:45 pm
Visitors get a taste of the Lake County Fair

Visitors get a taste of the Lake County Fair

CROWN POINT | It's hard to not be tempted by the enticing smells of grilled, roasted and fried food at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

August 02, 2013 7:15 pm Photos

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Hammond homeowners can apply for Hearts for Hammers

HAMMOND | Applications for the Hearts for Hammers, a nonprofit service project, will be available until Aug. 26.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am

E.C. National Night Out event to feature DJ, games, more

EAST CHICAGO | The 30th annual National Night Out Against Crime will promote safety and awareness and bring the residents together at Washington Park Pool.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am
Lake County Fair to celebrate its 161st year

Lake County Fair to celebrate its 161st year

CROWN POINT | For devoted fairgoers, the Lake County Fair is an irreplaceable region tradition.

August 01, 2013 9:15 pm Video Photos

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HUD to partner with Gary Housing Authority to shore up financial management

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.

August 01, 2013 6:00 pm

Munster Night Out to include free swimming, children's activities

MUNSTER | The Police Department will be mingling with residents poolside for Munster's National Night Out Against Crime.

August 01, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond to serve potluck dinner for National Night Out

HAMMOND | To celebrate National Night Out, there will be a free potluck dinner at the Hammond Housing Authority office.

August 01, 2013 12:00 am
PUC program fosters kids' interest in engineering

PUC program fosters kids' interest in engineering

HAMMOND | The rockets shot into the air, some plummeting down into trees while others sailed to the ground in a parachute landing.

July 31, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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Garage sale? Not so

Garage sale? Not so

Things begin to overflow out of the closet and suddenly bulging storage boxes are piling up.

July 31, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Hammond back-to-school fair to feature free, family-friendly activities

HAMMOND | The annual Back-to-School Bazaar is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Kaplan College, 7833 Indianapolis Blvd., Hammond.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond Rotary, YMCA plan to host golf outing Sept. 11

HAMMOND | The annual Hammond Rotary and Hammond Family YMCA Golf Outing is set for Sept. 11 at Lost Marsh Golf Course in Hammond.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am

Nine Hammond city employees volunteer for early retirement

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.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond's 30th National Night Out set for Aug. 6

HAMMOND | Edison Community Watch is partnering with Hammond Crime Watch for the 30th annual National Night Out.

July 30, 2013 7:00 pm

Citywide garage sale to be held in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | The fifth International Garage Sale, Antique Show and Family Bazaar in East Chicago is Saturday.

July 29, 2013 8:00 pm
Munster firefighter answers call to donate bone marrow, save a life

Munster firefighter answers call to donate bone marrow, save a life

MUNSTER | In March, Zach Kosenka received a call that meant he had a chance to save a life. He took it.

July 29, 2013 6:30 pm

Towle Theater announces audition dates, times

HAMMOND | The Towle Theater is announcing audition locations and times for upcoming productions, "A Fabulous ’50s Christmas" and "Adrift in Macao."

July 29, 2013 6:30 pm

Gary's National Night Out marked at city park and school's track

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and the Gary Police Department encourage residents to visit the city's National Night Out.

July 29, 2013 1:52 pm

WHAM Ride registration open for Saturday's 30-mile event

HAMMOND | The second annual WHAM Ride, a 30-mile bike riding event, will take riders through Whiting, Hammond, Highland and Munster.

July 29, 2013 12:05 am

Gary hosts citywide health fair Saturday at First AME Church

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.

July 29, 2013 12:00 am

Classic Cars in the Park slated Aug. 15 at Wicker Memorial

HIGHLAND | The first Classic Cars in the Park is from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at Wicker Memorial Park.

July 28, 2013 12:05 am

South Shore CVA to end 30 Stops in 30 Days Wednesday

HAMMOND | The 30 Stops in 30 Days Campaign ends Wednesday at the grand opening of Big Daddy's BBQ in Hammond.

July 28, 2013 12:05 am

Deadline for E.C. police officer candidates to apply is Aug. 5

EAST CHICAGO | The city is accepting applications for police officer.

July 28, 2013 12:05 am

Whiting schools set meetings for Monday, Aug. 8 and 12

WHITING | The School City of Whiting board meets in executive session at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

July 28, 2013 12:05 am

Country theme for Aug. 10 Venetian Night in Hammond

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.

July 28, 2013 12:05 am
Pierogi Fest transforms downtown Whiting in a day

Pierogi Fest transforms downtown Whiting in a day

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.

July 25, 2013 10:08 pm Video Photos

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Veterans Views hosts present Buncich, Dedelow with Citizen Soldier Awards

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.

July 25, 2013 7:45 pm

Yoga classes begin Aug. 13 at Wolf Lake Memorial Park

HAMMOND | Free yoga classes will be offered from August to September at Wolf Lake Memorial Park.

July 25, 2013 12:05 am

Theatre for Young Audiences announces its 2013-14 lineup

MUNSTER | The Theatre for Young Audiences has announced a new lineup of performances for the 2013-2014 season.

July 25, 2013 12:00 am

Munster National Night Out planned at Community Pool

MUNSTER | The Police Department will be mingling poolside for Munster's National Night Out Against Crime celebration.

July 25, 2013 12:00 am

Munster Crime Watch talk to include home security briefing

MUNSTER | Munster residents and business representatives are invited to the Munster Crime Watch meeting at 7 tonight at Munster Town Hall.

July 25, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond council overrides mayor's pocket veto of anti-tax resolution

HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council on Monday overrode Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.'s pocket veto of a resolution opposing the 1.5 percent option income tax recently adopted by Lake County.

July 24, 2013 6:45 pm
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