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HAMMOND | After falling just four votes short in the 2007 primary, Democrat Phil Golden said he's ready for another run at Hammond's 4th District City Council seat held by Republican Kim Poland.
HAMMOND | He'd waited more than 40 years for the recognition he deserved, but when Vietnam War veteran James DePersia received his Purple Heart last week from the U.S. Army, he knew the wait was worthwhile.
HAMMOND | Even though all has been relatively quiet since a once crime-ridden downtown gas station reopened last month, the city's Police Department wants a close eye kept on it to ensure promised security measures are working.
MUNSTER | The Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission will be moving westward in 2011, leaving its longtime home in Portage for leased space in Munster.
MUNSTER | Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission officials said Wednesday evening that levees from Gary to Munster are ready to protect residents from floodwaters.
HAMMOND | A number of security improvements at a downtown gas station have resulted in a steep drop in police calls in the surrounding area.
HIGHLAND | Sheriff-elect John Buncich said drugs and gangs are putting a stranglehold on Lake County's youth and more has to be done to end their influence.
HIGHLAND | Volunteers with Operation SOS will help provide the comforts of the home for 500 region military members serving overseas during the holiday season.
HAMMOND | The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission upheld a Lake County decision to deny the sale of packaged liquor at two Hammond Walgreens stores.
HAMMOND | One by one, trailers full of tigers, ponies, acrobats and jugglers from the George Carden International Circus pulled into the Hammond Civic Center parking lot Tuesday afternoon, ready for what has become a Thanksgiving tradition.
HAMMOND | Barring a mayoral veto, the sale of synthetic marijuana at the city's convenience stores soon will be illegal.
HAMMOND | Demolition of the long-abandoned Calumet Theater could happen sooner than later after Hammond City Council President Anthony Higgs questioned a recent lack of action.
LOWELL | Dick Schmal may have been named Lowell's official town historian in 1997, but he unofficially held the position for decades.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Police are investigating the Saturday morning shooting death of a Chicago Heights man.
HOBART | Ben Uskert died the same way he lived -- for others.
HAMMOND | The owners of Oak Hill Cemetery failed to appear Wednesday evening in Hammond City Court to answer questions about the deteriorating maintenance of the hallowed grounds.
MUNSTER | Before he steps down at the end of the year, Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission Chairman Dan Dernulc said he wants to make sure a floodgate in Highland is ready to protect residents and businesses.
HAMMOND | While it appears Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. will sail smoothly through the May primary in his quest for a third term, the Republican ticket to choose his eventual challenger continues to get crowded.
HAMMOND | After months of failing to respond to multiple requests from the city to clean up the historic property, partners in Oak Hill Cemetery are expected to appear in court Wednesday.
HAMMOND | After years of inaction at the former Woodmar Shopping Center, Hammond has high hopes that a new commitment to the area will result in creating a shopping destination for northern Lake County residents.
HAMMOND | The city soon will start a revitalization of its long-ailing downtown district.
HAMMOND | In the six months since Tracy Francisco-Washington's death, coping hasn't been easy for her husband and young son.
DYER | When Joseph Longa describes the honors he earned as a young soldier in the European Theater during World War II, the pride in his voice is unmistakable.
HAMMOND | Guaranteed property tax caps may provide the incentive needed to lure new businesses to the Calumet Region.
HAMMOND | A former Woodmar-area bar was brought back to a much quieter life Tuesday afternoon, as APT Plus Physical Therapy opened its new location at the former McTavern's Deli and Bar.
HAMMOND | Stores offering quick cash for scrap jewelry will have to follow the same rules the city's pawn shop owners have followed for years.
HAMMOND | Shoppers could be filling the aisles of a new Robertsdale Walmart store this summer.
HAMMOND | An ordinance prohibiting the sale and consumption of so-called synthetic marijuana won't include paraphernalia.
HAMMOND | Officials hope a South Hammond neighborhood affected by a cracked BP gasoline distribution pipe buried beneath its streets will return to normal soon.
HAMMOND | After more than four years of delays, permits have been issued and heavy machinery is on site at the former Woodmar Mall.
HAMMOND | A man from Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood was arrested on a litany of charges late Tuesday night after he crashed his car into a North Hammond bar and resisted arrest, police said.
KENTLAND | Election night belonged to Republican Party candidates in Newton County.
HAMMOND | State Sen. Frank Mrvan coasted to re-election Tuesday night over Republican challenger David Spudic, but the 1st District Democrat said his fifth term may very well be a lonely one.
HIGHLAND | Democrat Pete Auksel will join incumbent Democrats Richard Novak and Ralph Flores Jr. on the North Township Board.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Voters overwhelmingly threw their support behind Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin and the three incumbent board members.
HAMMOND | An empty field behind the former Miller Elementary School in Hessville is set to become the city's premier soccer complex next year.
HAMMOND | While a group of Forest Avenue residents along the Little Calumet River is taking flack for not signing over property easements to repair levees in their backyards, another group that for decades questioned the need for floodwalls is bracing for what now appears inevitable.
HAMMOND | Some Hessville residents said with the way their trees recently were trimmed, there was no need for Halloween decorations this year.
HAMMOND | With its entire territory consisting of incorporated municipalities, some North Township residents wonder why the township still exists.
HAMMOND | Each year for the past two decades, thousands enter the Reaper's Realm Haunted Mansion for a frightening thrill, but owner John Hluska said paying customers aren't the only ones who've been scared.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | With a rapidly shrinking township budget, candidates running for the three Calumet Township Board seats believe improving the township's financial situation will be of vital importance in the next four years.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Longtime assessor's office employee Jacquelyn "Jackie" Collins is running unopposed to replace her boss, Booker Bloomenberg.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | When Mary Elgin was first elected Calumet Township trustee, she had an annual budget of $24 million. As she wraps up her second term, that budget stands at about $5 million.
HAMMOND | Police are investigating a possible child abduction in South Hammond.
HAMMOND | Just three months ago, the stone-clad house on the corner of 175th Street and Magnolia Avenue stood vacant and deteriorating. Now, it has been rehabbed and is ready for a family to call home.
HAMMOND | An ordinance prohibiting the sale and consumption of so-called artificial marijuana in the city stalled Monday night, as the sponsor said he'd like to add to the ban.
HAMMOND | The first home rehabbed with federal economic recovery dollars in Hammond will hit the market this week.
HAMMOND | The Hammond INnovation Center's staff may stay in place after the city takes over administering the small business incubator from Purdue University Calumet.
HAMMOND | Sales of synthetic marijuana at the city's convenience stores could come to an end this week, as Hammond City Council members are expected to pass an ordinance banning its sale and consumption.
HAMMOND | In a 2-1 vote, Board of Public Works and Safety members agreed to allow Muhammad Raja Yaqub to reopen his Marathon gas station, but with a guarantee that he'll improve security measures in the next 60 days.
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