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D. 215 estimates small raise in tax levy

CALUMET CITY | Thornton Fractional School District 215 discussed an estimated tax levy for 2014 Tuesday.

October 28, 2014 11:00 pm

Lan-Oak Parks approve new playgrounds

LANSING | A pair of parks in Lansing are getting brand new playground equipment.

October 28, 2014 12:00 am

South Holland appoints Gunkel director of public works

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board appointed George Gunkel as South Holland's new director of public works at Monday's meeting.

October 27, 2014 12:00 am

Appointment of Lansing fire chief stalled

LANSING | The appointment of a new fire chief has proved difficult for Lansing.

October 26, 2014 12:00 am

Fishers stops Lake Central at 2A SB St. Joe Semistate

SOUTH BEND | Lake Central's nine seniors still went out making history.

October 25, 2014 6:30 pm

Cal City comes to 99-year agreement with CSX

CALUMET CITY | CSX and Calumet City have come to an agreement to end scheduled yearly payments for a licensing agreement, Treasurer Gerry Tarka announced at Thursday's council meeting.

October 25, 2014 12:00 am
Penn routs Portage for the second time

Penn routs Portage for the second time

PORTAGE | The task in front of Portage was a difficult one.

October 24, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Brookwood Jr. High to host martial arts demo

GLENWOOD | The Brookwood School District 167 School Board's Male Parent Advisory Committee will host a martial arts demonstration Friday to kick off its first session.

October 24, 2014 12:00 am

Calumet City raises water rates

CALUMET CITY | Officials approved an increase in water rates Thursday in Calumet City.

October 23, 2014 10:53 pm
Triveline sisters helping Lake Central to soccer semistate

Triveline sisters helping Lake Central to soccer semistate

ST. JOHN | Lake Central's nine senior starters share a well-documented chemistry.

October 22, 2014 7:45 pm Related

Strong early voter turnout on day one

SOUTH HOLLAND | Almost 8,300 early voters cast ballots in Cook County on the first day the polls were open Monday, according to the Cook County  clerk's office.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing approves marijuana dispensary permit

LANSING | Officials took the next step to allow a medical marijuana dispensary to be located in Lansing by approving an ordinance Tuesday.

October 21, 2014 12:00 am

Bond rating diversity reflects differences in south suburbs

Each individual south suburban community faces a different set of financial and debt-related challenges. Some have addressed those challenges better than others in recent years.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Indians earn first regional title since 2008

Indians earn first regional title since 2008

VALPARAISO | It was a hurdle Lake Central has been trying to clear for five years.

October 18, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Hammond escapes Clark in wild fourth quarter

Hammond escapes Clark in wild fourth quarter

HAMMOND | Beating a city rival is never easy.

October 17, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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L.C. survives Valpo comeback; Crown Point forces way by defensive Clark

L.C. survives Valpo comeback; Crown Point forces way by defensive Clark

VALPARAISO | It got a lot closer than Lake Central was comfortable with Wednesday.

October 15, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Goalie Kusbel leads L.C. girls into Valpo Regional

Goalie Kusbel leads L.C. girls into Valpo Regional

Sure, Lindsay Kusbel is going to Grand Valley State to play basketball. And sure, the ratio of basketball to soccer-related links that pop up in a Google search of her name is about five to one.

October 14, 2014 7:00 pm Related
L.C. tops Munster in dramatic PK shootout

L.C. tops Munster in dramatic PK shootout

HIGHLAND | Lake Central and Munster played 174 minutes of soccer this season. Each has scored two goals and neither feels like they've gotten the better of the other.

October 11, 2014 10:45 pm Photos

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L.C. wins 12th straight sectional crown

ST. JOHN | Lake Central's alumni whisper in the ears of current players -- literally, coach Jereme Rainwater says.

October 11, 2014 9:12 pm
Morton flies to a big win over Hobart

Morton flies to a big win over Hobart

HOBART | Mark Snorton and the Morton ground game are a known commodity. The Times No. 5 Governors made the big plays through the air Friday.

October 10, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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L.C. overcomes slow start, tops Griffith; Munster cruises by Gavit in nightcap of Highland Sectional

L.C. overcomes slow start, tops Griffith; Munster cruises by Gavit in nightcap of Highland Sectional

HIGHLAND | Lake Central girls soccer coach Shawn Thomas was visibly frustrated on the sidelines. Every ear in the bleachers at the Class 2A Highland Sectional could hear his shouts of "every ball."

October 09, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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Lansing to make lift station improvements

LANSING | Village officials unanimously approved a contract Tuesday to make improvements to three lift stations.

October 09, 2014 12:00 am

Host L.C. escapes Highland in extra time for boys soccer sectional win

ST. JOHN | The eleventh shot was the charm.

October 08, 2014 9:12 pm

Clark cruises to sectional win over E.C. Central

EAST CHICAGO | Nobody had a stopwatch working Tuesday night, but it's safe to say that Clark possessed the ball quite a bit more than E.C. Central.

October 07, 2014 6:59 pm
Mady Mandich wrapping up fourth season between the pipes for Andrean

Mady Mandich wrapping up fourth season between the pipes for Andrean

Andrean girls soccer coach Jeff Clapman wouldn't design his goalie any differently if he could have.

October 05, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Autumn Fest returns to Lansing

LANSING | The Lansing Association for Community Events will host its third annual Autumn Fest this weekend.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am
Wheeler pitches shutout against Hanover Central

Wheeler pitches shutout against Hanover Central

CEDAR LAKE | Hanover Central was introduced to something much of the Greater South Shore Conference been subject to for years: the brute force of the Wheeler line of scrimmage.

October 03, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Noll volleyball sweeps Wheeler in GSSC play

HAMMOND | A team can win in several different ways -- cruise to a blowout, come back dramatically to win a close one or something between.

October 02, 2014 8:30 pm
South suburban tourism touted at annual CVB meeting

South suburban tourism touted at annual CVB meeting

ORLAND PARK | The Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau held its annual meeting and awards luncheon Wednesday at the Homewood Suites by Hilton's Elements Conference Center.

October 01, 2014 8:15 pm

Munster blanks Andrean, remains unbeaten in NCC

MERRILLVILLE | Munster's a step closer to bringing the Northwest Crossroads Conference title trophy back to Columbia Ave. after it spent a year away.

September 30, 2014 6:38 pm

Griffith's girls soccer team must forfeit wins, receives IHSAA warning

The Griffith girls soccer program was issued a warning by the IHSAA and will be forced to forfeit wins this season for having an ineligible player on the team.

September 29, 2014 6:02 pm

S&P raises Cal City bond rating

CALUMET CITY | Standard and Poor's has raised Calumet City's municipal bond rating in a report dated Sept. 3, Treasurer Gerry Tarka has announced.

September 29, 2014 2:27 pm
Bishop Noll's Bolanos won't let two season-ending injuries stop her

Bishop Noll's Bolanos won't let two season-ending injuries stop her

Alejandra Bolanos knew what to expect the second time.

September 28, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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K.V. hands Wheeler its first loss of girls soccer season

WHEATFIELD | Kankakee Valley has had a good few days.

September 27, 2014 5:00 pm

Calumet City approves repairs, resurfacing project

CALUMET CITY | The Calumet City council approved a number of spending measures this week.

September 27, 2014 12:00 am
Lowell's fast start powers Devils by Hobart

Lowell's fast start powers Devils by Hobart

LOWELL | First impressions are everything.

September 26, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Hammond man is third charged in retired Chicago cop's slaying

CHICAGO | A 20-year-old Hammond man is the third person charged in connection with the shooting death of a retired Chicago police officer in March.

September 25, 2014 11:40 am

Crown Point boys soccer gets defensive against Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | An old sports adage says defense wins championships.

September 24, 2014 9:00 pm

Lansing Christian to host annual fall festival, fundraiser Friday

LANSING | Lansing Christian School will hold its 44th annual Fall Festival on Friday.

September 24, 2014 1:27 pm
2-1 win over Highland puts Munster in NCC driver's seat

2-1 win over Highland puts Munster in NCC driver's seat

MUNSTER | Times No. 3 Munster jumped a major hurdle between it and a Northwest Crossroads Conference championship with a 2-1 win over Highland on Tuesday.

September 23, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Wheeler, Andrean battle to draw

MERRILLVILLE | It was about as even as a match could be.

September 22, 2014 8:45 pm

Lansing passes vegetation, holiday decoration ordinances

LANSING | Residents will have to be more diligent about taking down holiday decorations under a new ordinance the Lansing Village Board approved last week.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am

DeMars has been a constant in goal for K.V. girls soccer team

Mackenzie DeMars has overcome a lot as a three-year varsity starter at goalie.

September 21, 2014 9:00 pm

Survey: $288K in renovations needed for Cal City Cultural Center

CALUMET CITY | Homewood firm Planera Architects has recommended $288,000 in renovations for the Calumet City Cultural Center.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
Whiting overcomes slow start, runs by Lake Station

Whiting overcomes slow start, runs by Lake Station

LAKE STATION | Whiting opened the game by jumping offsides twice. Then, Lake Station's read-option offense marched the ball right down the field and scored a touchdown.

September 19, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Glenwood teachers take ice bucket challenge

Glenwood teachers take ice bucket challenge

GLENWOOD | Kindergarten teacher Karen Szotek donned a shower cap, swim goggles and a rain coat, even though some of the other teachers at Hickory Bend Elementary School said wearing all that gear was against the rules.

September 19, 2014 3:48 pm Photos

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Highland stays alive in NCC with win over Griffith

GRIFFITH | Highland has a deep bench, rotating players in and out every few minutes.

September 18, 2014 8:30 pm

Whiting teen held without bond in cop's shooting

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge on Wednesday ordered Jeremy Mendez held without bond in connection with the slaying of a retired Chicago cop in March.

September 18, 2014 8:20 pm
River Oaks shooting suspect held on $1 million bond

River Oaks shooting suspect held on $1 million bond

MARKHAM | An 18-year-old Sauk Village man was ordered held on $1 million bond in connection with a fatal shooting at River Oaks Center on Saturday.

September 18, 2014 2:39 pm Photos

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Google helps Lansing, Lynwood kids learn Web safety

LANSING | Google representatives gave students a 45-minute presentation aimed at being a "driver's ed for the Web" Wednesday morning at Heritage Middle School in Lansing.

September 17, 2014 2:21 pm
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