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TUESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Schmidtke's four goals lead Illinois Lutheran

Justin Schmidtke's four goals and assist led the Illinois Lutheran boys soccer team to a 6-1 Twin Valley Conference win over Watseka on Tuesday.

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TUESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Nirtaut's hat trick paces Hanover Central in boys soccer shutout

TUESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Nirtaut's hat trick paces Hanover Central in boys soccer shutout

Alec Nirtaut led a balanced attack, registering a hat trick in Hanover Central's commanding 8-0 boys soccer win over Washington Township on Tuesday.

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Michigan City police warn of nighttime robberies near beach

MICHIGAN CITY | Police said Tuesday they have increased patrols in Michigan City's beachfront area following two robberies in the past week.

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Police seek tips in robbery at gas station in Hammond

Police seek tips in robbery at gas station in Hammond

HAMMOND | Police said they're seeking information about a man who robbed a Hammond gas station Thursday while wearing women's sunglasses.

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Porter County police briefs

Police investigate check fraud in Liberty Twp.

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Police say pills found in Dyer man's car after hit-run crash

SCHERERVILLE | Police said Tuesday that a Dyer man faces charges alleging he was driving under the influence of hydrocodone when he rear-ended a vehicle in July in Schererville and drove off.

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Portion of Ind. 2 closed for pavement treatment

A portion of Ind. 2 between U.S. 41 and the Illinois state line will be closed to traffic today through Thursday while crews treat the pavement.

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Gary man, 76, charged with molesting two young girls

GARY | A 76-year-old man was charged Friday with molesting two girls for whom he baby-sat between 1994 to 2008, according to court records. 

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Two men rob walker of cash, cellphone at gunpoint in Gary

GARY | A 34-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday near 15th Avenue and Chase Street, police said. 

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Business succession seminar set for Sept. 17

CROWN POINT | Tom Krafft, a CPA and CFP, and Larry Galler, a business coach Times columnist, will be presenting a business succession seminar from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 17 at First Financial Bank, 11890 Broadway

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Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

High school football season has officially begun in the Region. The good news is that it is easier than ever to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and scores with our new NWI.com Preps app.

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Chicago

Perks worthy of some tail waggin': The Chicago Park District maintains 60 dog-friendly areas at parks and beaches scattered throughout the city where pets can play off-leash.

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Crown Point

Perks worthy of some tail waggin': Dogwood Run at Lemon Lake County Park near Crown Point and Cedar Lake is a 14-acre facility divided into two sections.

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Dyer

Perks worthy of some tail waggin': The Dog Park at Central Park in Dyer is one of the area’s newest dog parks. The three-acre facility includes both a small dog area and a large dog area, and features benches and dog-waste stations.

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Highland

Perks worthy of some tail waggin': Wicker Memorial Park features a dog run. This fenced-in area allows dogs to play and run off-leash.

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Homewood

Perks worthy of some tail waggin': Rover’s Run is a three-acre fenced park maintained by the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District. It features a walking path around the park, three park benches and two covered structures, a drinking fountain for humans and canines, a separate training area with …

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Lowell

Perks worthy of some tail waggin': Freedom Bark Park is at five-acre dog park. There are four acres for large dogs and a ¾ acre site for small dogs that weigh 25 pounds or less.

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Munster

Perks worthy of some tail waggin': The Dog Park at Centennial Park in Munster occupies three acres of the park with facilities provided by the Munster Rotary Club International. A members-only park that’s open to residents and non-residents, it offers a dog playground, fenced in security, do…

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Portage

Perks worthy of some tail waggin': Portage Dog Park opened in 2011. Operated by the Portage Parks Department, the dog park occupies a former baseball field that was renovated. There are separate sections for large dogs (more than 35 pounds) and little canines.

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Valparaiso

Perks worthy of some tail waggin': Canine Country Club is a privately-owned dog park and was established on a farm field by Valpo residents Bob and Teri Gray. The five-acre grassy area is enclosed by a six-foot fence.

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Schererville

Perks worthy of some tail waggin': Perry Ferrini Dog Park is sponsored by the not-for-profit Schererville Parks Foundation and is open to residents and non-residents. It features more than two acres of fenced area, including a separate small dog facility. The park includes equipment for obed…

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Portage woman critically wounded in Labor Day shooting in E.C.

EAST CHICAGO | A Portage woman is in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn following an early morning shooting on Labor Day that could be drug related.

September 01, 2014 11:00 pm

Calumet City men arrested following high speed chase, dog bite

HAMMOND | A simple trip to the grocery store late Saturday ended in a high speed chase, a dog bite and an arrest for two Calumet City men.

September 01, 2014 7:45 pm

'Chief Happiness Officer' opens PNC Sinai Forum on Sunday

Jenn Lim, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer at Delivering Happiness, will be the opening speaker Sunday at the Purdue North Central Sinai Forum's 61st season.

September 01, 2014 6:48 pm

Times girls volleyball top 10

(records through Saturday's matches; last week's rankings in parentheses, NR = previously unranked)

September 01, 2014 5:30 pm

Lone bid open for Portage City Hall exterior project

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission opened the single bid this week to complete restoration of the exterior of City Hall.

September 01, 2014 5:04 pm

Junior and ladies golf leagues form at Cedar Creek

CEDAR LAKE | Fall junior golf leagues will meet Tuesdays, Sept. 2 to Oct.  21, at Cedar Creek Family Golf Course, 10483 W. 109th Ave. Registration and payment is required by calling (219) 365-2902.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show seeking vendors

WHEATFIELD | The Wheatfield Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for the 10th annual Sandhill Crane Festival & Car Show, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 in downtown Wheatfield. According to Dianne Cochran, chamber vice president, craft, information and food vendors are asked …

September 01, 2014 12:00 am
Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

High school football season has officially begun in the Region. The good news is that it is easier than ever to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and scores with our new NWI.com Preps app.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Annual Humane Society run/walk to feature new route

MUNSTER | Lace up those sneakers and hit the pavement as Humane Society Calumet Area and Lan-Oak Park District host the fourth annual Spay the Stray 5K Run/Walk on Saturday in Lansing, Ill. Registration takes place from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. and the race begins at 9 at Eisenhower Center, 2550 17…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Highland offers Chamber Challenge for teams and families

HIGHLAND | The Highland Chamber is hosting a new  event called The Chamber Challenge from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 13. This challenging family-friendly race will have teams solving clues, tackling challenges and running, walking and biking all around the Town of Highland visiting chamber member bus…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am
Sportfishing program teaches 4-H youth about natural resources

Sportfishing program teaches 4-H youth about natural resources

Lake County youth went fishing this summer thanks to the Lake County 4-H Sportfishing program. Forty-seven young people enrolled in this annual program which teaches youth about fish, fishing, aquatic habitats, and the conservation of Indiana’s natural resources.

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Longtime teacher retires with memories and satisfaction

Longtime teacher retires with memories and satisfaction

After 22 years of teaching math and science to seventh- and eighth-graders at Trinity Lutheran School in Crown Point, Laura Sauerman began this school year without the sounds of school bells ringing in her ears. That's because she has retired from the classroom, but that doesn't mean she won…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Police: Boy out fishing finds body in Calumet Twp. pond

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Authorities are investigating after a Gary man's body was found Sunday in a pond in Calumet Township, police said.

August 31, 2014 10:45 pm

Cedar Lake police search for suspects in robbery, shooting

CEDAR LAKE | Police are searching for a man who calls himself "Deandre Chasin Millions" on Facebook and is a suspect in a robbery and shooting that wounded a Cedar Lake man last week, authorities said.

August 31, 2014 9:43 pm

Wanted Harvey man arrested with others after Dyer heist

DYER | Three people were arrested Saturday after police stopped a vehicle believed to be involved in a robbery at a T-Mobile store on U.S. 30, Dyer police said.

August 31, 2014 9:00 pm

Times girls soccer top 10

(last week's rankings in parentheses; NR = previously unranked)

August 31, 2014 6:00 pm
Calumet City, Dolton park districts each receive more than $2M for recreational improvements

Calumet City, Dolton park districts each receive more than $2M for recreational improvements

CHICAGO | The Calumet Memorial Park District and the Dolton Park District will each receive more than $2 million from the state of Illinois for recreational improvements, part of a $14.4 million investment in several Chicago Southland communities, Gov. Pat Quinn announced Saturday.

August 31, 2014 10:04 am
Three lauded for innovation in NWI

Three lauded for innovation in NWI

As part of its effort to highlight its 2013-14 class, the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana has selected Debi Pillarella and Lana Zimmer as its July Innovators of the Month.

August 31, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 57: Statue of Flick

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 57: Statue of Flick

The way the statue of Flick beckons fans of "A Christmas Story" to the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond all year, you'd think Christmas never ends there.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am Photos

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Highland transfers $225,650 for E-911 funding to county

HIGHLAND | The Town Council has approved a resolution to reduce $225,650 from the town's tax levy as Lake County's new E-911 emergency calling system replaces the town's current system.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am

Road closings loom in Hobart; motorists advised of detours

HOBART | A storm sewer installation project will close portions of 49th Avenue and LaSalle Street beginning Tuesday through Nov. 21.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am

Hammond's hydrant flushing starts Tuesday; it lasts weeks

HAMMOND | Hammond begins a hydrant flushing program on Tuesday.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am

Highland Town Council meets Thursday in special session

HIGHLAND | The Highland Town Council meets in special session at 7 p.m. Thursday on a variety of topics.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am

Evansville firm will help Lowell save on plastic bench costs

LOWELL | The town wants residents to save their plastic caps and lids for the annual CAP-A-THON.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am

Crown Point panel approves two police officer promotions

CROWN POINT | Police officers Jacob Burkholder and Jonathon Halloran both were promoted recently to 2nd Class patrol officers with the Crown Point Police Department.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am

Crown Point trash collection contract extended six years

CROWN POINT | The Board of Public Works and Safety has approved a  six-year extension of a contract with Republic Services for trash pickup for Crown Point residents.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am

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