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GARY | Once synonymous only with urban decay and crime, the Steel City continues to undergo a transformation from Marquette Park along Lake Michigan to a new Arts and Sciences building on the corner of 35th and Broadway co-sponsored by Indiana University Northwest and Ivy Tech.
MUNSTER | Beginning Monday, Main Street will be closed to traffic for one week from the Pennsy-Greenway bike path east to Indianapolis Boulevard.
HAMMOND | Today’s teenagers represent tomorrow’s business and community leaders, entrepreneurs and inventors – the young professionals of the 21st century.
GARY | Breaking her silence on the subject after more than 30 years, a woman talks about the years of physical and emotional abuse inflicted upon her, first by her father and then later by a man she dated.
GARY | Developing Broadway from the Gary Metro Center at 280 Broadway south to 93rd Avenue in Crown Point as a livable corridor depends on the will of the people in three Northwest Indiana communities and cooperation between governmental and private sectors.
SCHERERVILLE | Modern livestock production, notably dairy and pig farms, creates economic development throughout Northwest Indiana, according to two recognized leaders in that industry.
Ebola is scaring people around the world.
SCHERERVILLE | More than a quarter of Peifer Elementary students remained absent from school Thursday, a day after a mass illness, suspected to be norovirus, prompted a thorough cleaning of the school.
CROWN POINT | For some women 18 and older, pregnancy and homelessness go hand in hand.
As the most recent Gaza conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians heated up in September, Bishop Dale Melczek and 17 other U.S. bishops journeyed to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories on a mission of prayer and peace.
CROWN POINT | Marty Wheeler considers reserving and restoring the Old Lake County Courthouse to its former glory for generations to come her passion and life’s purpose.
HAMMOND | Going, going, gone!
MERRILLVILLE | Gov. Mike Pence told the more than 300 gathered Saturday at the annual Lake County GOP Reagan Breakfast that America’s 40th president was the reason he chose to become a Republican after being raised in a strong Irish Democratic family who hailed from Chicago’s South Side.
HAMMOND | Fine jewelry, sports tickets, spa packages, museum passes, TVs, golf packages and lots of themed baskets go to the highest bidder at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers’ 12th annual MS Auction Sunday.
HOBART | The 13th annual Pink Ribbon Society Breast Cancer Awareness Tea set records from ticket sales to sponsors.
SCHERERVILLE | The next Lake County Advancement Committee monthly luncheon meeting focuses on how modern livestock production continues to influence Northwest Indiana’s economy.
CROWN POINT | A petting zoo, bounce house, face painting, balloon launch and much more await participants in Sunday’s 10th annual Buddy Walk sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
DYER | So many residents already toured the new Protsman Elementary School since January that Sunday’s official grand opening ceremonies and tours of the school drew few residents.
MERRILLVILLE | On a recent bright fall morning, Bishop Dale Melczek sat in his office at the Catholic Diocese of Gary pastoral center reflecting on changes coming to the neighboring Chicago Archdiocese.
GARY | Learning about money and how it works can be fun. Just ask 54 kindergartners at Frankie W. McCullough Academy for Girls.
MUNSTER | Properly recycling computer equipment creates security for the donors, an eco-friendly solution to dumping in landfills and, for those involved in TradeWinds’ Secure Computer Destruction & Recycling program, employment opportunities for eight workers with special needs.
MUNSTER | Teaching today’s students about the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and genocide provides challenges for educators at all levels.
At sundown Wednesday, the most sacred 10 days in Jewish spiritual life begin as Rosh Hashana ushers in the Jewish New Year with traditions that date back thousands of years.
HIGHLAND | As war raged in Europe in 1944, 21-year old John Benedict, of Griffith, boarded the Queen Mary liner along with some 20,000 servicemen, dodging Nazi U-boats in the Atlantic Ocean on the first leg of a journey that would eventually lead many of them to Normandy Beach on D-Day.
GARY | Creating an educational environment where every student can succeed will take a paradigm shift to partnerships and collaboration between every stakeholder and away from all punitive actions and antagonism.
PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission approved a resolution involving transportation improvement projects for 2014 through 2017 during the full commission meeting Thursday.
GARY | After being fed spiritually through Bible study, more than 40 of the city’s indigent and homeless experienced the street food popular in Mediterranean countries during a specially catered meal.
GARY | The carpe diem message of “seize the opportunities and run with them” echoed throughout the kickoff of the Educational Innovative Youth Program held Tuesday at the John Will Anderson Boys & Girls Club.
EAST CHICAGO | Administrators at McKinley Elementary School are hoping some local star power will increase literacy among their students.
MERRILLVILLE | Pomp and sacred ceremonies dating back to 1882 come to the Radisson at Star Plaza this weekend as hundreds of Knights of Columbus members from six states gather to honor the centennial of the Abraham Lincoln Assembly.
Cleaning up contaminated brownfield sites in East Chicago, Gary and Hammond takes on new focus thanks to two federal grants.
MERRILLVILLE | Even though half of the $90,000 still needs to be donated for the Veterans Build home, disabled American veteran Danna Carter and his two teenage sons will be in their new permanent, affordable residence by the holidays.
MERRILLVILLE | Sunshine broke through the dark storm clouds Wednesday as dozens of supporters gathered on the grass of an undeveloped lot on Roosevelt Street to kick off Indiana’s first Veterans Build.
PORTAGE | The world of federal funding for transportation improvement projects throughout Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties looks vastly different, according to a report heard Tuesday by the Transportation Policy Committee of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.
GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson packed the house at the Gary Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday at Majestic Star Casino, offering updated information about the city’s economic development initiatives.
CROWN POINT | American patriotism came alive in speech, song, prayer and pledges during Sunday’s 2014 Patriot Brunch in the Maki Ballroom in the historic Old Lake County Courthouse.
SCHERERVILLE | According to a Democratic candidate for Indiana state auditor, corruption in Indiana government costs taxpayers millions of dollars.
CROWN POINT | September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and on Sunday people of all ages can promote awareness and raise funds to help area families whose children battle cancer.
Dog parks and dog-friendly facilities dot the area from Chicago’s beaches through Porter County. Most charge an annual membership fee and all require proof of up-to-date immunization for the canine family member.
Stony, aka “The Sheriff,” barrels up and down the steep grassy hill, breaking up any rough-housing he sees.
GARY | Music is the universal language, and on Sept. 13 members of the city’s police, fire and public safety departments will burst into song during a concert at West Side High School auditorium
MUNSTER | Finding bargains on great accessories, such as purses and jewelry, now ranks among the most popular national pastimes, and has even spurred competitions among consumers to find the best at the lowest price.
MUNSTER | Hundreds of adults from throughout Northwest Indiana and Chicago's south suburbs in Illinois gathered Friday morning at Family Christian Center, seeking to connect with job opportunities.
SCHERERVILLE | Like the tomatoes and peppers they’re growing in an adjacent half-acre field, 10 male residents of Campagna Academy diagnosed with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities are blossoming thanks to a partnership with Planting Possibilities and the Legacy Foundation.
CROWN POINT | Lake County’s consolidated E-911 system took a giant leap forward Thursday with the approval of a more than $10 million budget for 2015 and news that full-time dispatchers will be hired in the next few weeks.
HIGHLAND | Torrential downpours and a flooded parking lot at Wicker Memorial Park couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of hundreds of craft beer lovers who gathered Saturday at the park’s social center for Pints in the Park.
GARY | “You don’t just find justice like it’s sitting on a shelf at Wal-Mart. You demand it. You create it.”
PORTAGE | Business at the Ports of Indiana Burns Harbor continues to grow with more ships use the facility this year and more cargo tonnage processed.
GARY | It’s a message that echoes throughout the United States and the world – end the violence that destroys neighborhoods and nations, and provide access to good education and employment for all people regardless of race, national origin or abilities.
CROWN POINT | Four sanitary sewer and ditch maintenance projects moved forward a step with bids opened at Wednesday’s meeting of the Lake County Drainage Board.
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