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East Chicago bolsters firefighter ranks

EAST CHICAGO | For the first time since 2006, the city has hired new firefighters.

September 27, 2014 5:53 pm

Ambulance delay explained in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | Questions about ambulance service in the city brought Fire Chief Emiliano Perez and representatives from Prompt Ambulance Service to a recent East Chicago City  Council meeting.

September 27, 2014 5:12 pm
Whiting rededicates Lakefront Park

Whiting rededicates Lakefront Park

WHITING | Picture-perfect weather set an ideal scene for a VIP ribbon cutting ceremony that served as the official rededication of the renovated Whiting Lakefront Park.

September 26, 2014 8:58 pm Photos


Whiting set to OK mascot hall

WHITING | A memorandum of understanding that states the National Mascot Hall of Fame will come to Whiting if the city builds a structure and raises funds for exhibits is scheduled to be approved at the city's Redevelopment Commission meeting on Oct. 8.

September 25, 2014 10:30 pm

Lansing Honor Guard hosts vigil for POW/MIA Day

LANSING | A group of local veterans is doing its part to make sure those who served their country and never returned are not forgotten.

September 22, 2014 11:06 am

D.158 schools chief moving forward with plans to curb overcrowding

LANSING | Lansing Elementary School District 158 continues to monitor school enrollment numbers with an eye towards possible boundary line changes.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am

D.171 sees more fathers active in school

LANSING | The Million Father March held last month in Sunnybrook Elementary District 171 garnered much more participation than last year.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am

Whiting creates new animal control, special events departments

WHITING | The City Council recently created two new executive departments, one for special events and one for animal control.

September 21, 2014 6:15 pm

Sunnybrook Elementary District OKs balanced $14M budget

LANSING | Sunnybrook Elementary District 171 School Board approved a balanced budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

September 21, 2014 4:30 pm

Whiting poised to approve new disability parking permit rules

WHITING | Whiting residents with disability parking permits may soon have to reapply to keep them.

September 20, 2014 6:06 pm

D.155 board member resigns, new one appointed

CALUMET CITY | The Calumet City Elementary District 155 School Board on Thursday accepted the resignation of board member Guadalupe Brantley and appointed Robert Oberman to serve out her term.

September 19, 2014 11:30 am

Whiting signs South Shore expansion pact

WHITING | The Whiting City Council has committed financially to the proposed expansion project for the South Shore Rail line.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Tax abatements for E.C. buildling rehab stalled

EAST CHICAGO | City Council members tabled requests for tax abatements as American Crossroads Group, LLC seeks to rehabilitate a 100,000 square foot building on property at 3600 Michigan Ave.

September 07, 2014 8:30 pm

Renovation will transform former Gun Club into lakefront restaurant

WHITING | A $3 million renovation is expected to begin soon to transform the former Gun Club building into a lakefront restaurant.

September 07, 2014 12:30 am

Groups rally against, for guns outside Riverdale store

RIVERDALE | A large group of protesters, many wearing shirts or holding sings that said "Stop Bad Apple Gun Dealers," took to the Indiana Avenue sidewalks Saturday in front of Chuck's Gun shop to rally against the business.

September 06, 2014 8:15 pm

Whiting strikes out on Chicago Baseball Museum

WHITING | Plans to open a museum in the city that would have provided a history of all Chicago baseball teams — professional, college, Negro League, women's baseball and 16-inch softball — have died.

September 03, 2014 10:00 pm

Homeless shelter opening in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | A vacant, four-unit apartment building on Alexander Avenue is being converted into the city's first homeless shelter.

August 31, 2014 10:00 pm

Local districts give students incentives for perfect attendance

As students in Illinois return to the classroom for a new school year, regular school attendance is not only important so students don't fall behind in their studies and receive poor grades.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Calumet City students invited to Back to School event

CALUMET CITY | Calumet City Elementary District 155 students can benefit from a Back To School Clerk Day taking place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in the City Hall parking lot, 204 Pulaski Road.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am
Pediatric cancer fighter given Sagamore Award

Pediatric cancer fighter given Sagamore Award

GARY | When asked what gives her such passion for helping families cope with childhood cancer, Donna Criner simply pointed to her grandson, Drew.

August 24, 2014 8:00 pm Photos


Whiting council OKs lakefront development area

WHITING | The City Council has approved an ordinance that establishes a special lakefront development project area as a necessary step toward issuing additional alcoholic beverage permits within the designated area.

August 24, 2014 6:15 pm

Lansing D.158 to study boundary changes

LANSING | Boundary lines in Lansing Elementary District 158 will be examined this year to avoid overcrowding in district schools.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Rains give Chalk A Lot winners fleeting fame in Whiting

Rains give Chalk A Lot winners fleeting fame in Whiting

WHITING | The rain stayed away just long enough Saturday afternoon to allow judging in the second annual Chalk A Lot festival held on 119th Street in downtown Whiting.

August 23, 2014 7:05 pm Photos


Chalk artists take to the sidewalks in Whiting

WHITING | Artists and chocolate lovers will converge as the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce hosts its second annual Chalk A Lot festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday on 119th Street in Whiting.

August 22, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing Walgreens donates school supplies to D.171

LANSING | A local drug store helped to ensure that students in Sunnybrook District 171 were well supplied as school began Thursday.

August 21, 2014 11:00 am

D.171 participating in Million Father March

LANSING | Dads in Sunnybrook School District 171 are being asked to break out their walking shoes Thursday for the Million Father March.

August 19, 2014 10:55 am

Some E.C. Councilmen question Region STOP Team use

EAST CHICAGO | Some members of the East Chicago City Council said they had questions about the use of the Region STOP Team, so they asked Police Chief Mark Becker to join them at a meeting.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am
Glenwood woman hopes to be Miss Illinois USA

Glenwood woman hopes to be Miss Illinois USA

GLENWOOD | The next Miss Illinois USA could hail from Glenwood, as Ariel Fuller will travel to Skokie to vie for that crown in a competition that runs from Aug. 29 through Sept. 1.

August 17, 2014 10:16 am

Taste of East Chicago kicks off Friday at Veteran's Park

EAST CHICAGO | Motorcycles, car shows and food are set to highlight the city's annual Taste of East Chicago event running Friday through Sunday at Veteran's Park, 4525 Indianapolis Blvd.

August 14, 2014 7:45 pm
Lay principal a new habit for Marian Catholic

Lay principal a new habit for Marian Catholic

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A wall of portraits tells Steve Tortorello that he's breaking new ground as Marian Catholic High School principal.

August 11, 2014 11:00 pm

Whiting ponders creating lakefront development area

WHITING | The Whiting City Council is considering an ordinance to establish a special lakefront development area to help entice future businesses serving alcohol.

August 11, 2014 6:55 pm

Durkin suggests term limits, magnet school for Glenwood

GLENWOOD | Term limits and creating a magnet school in the village are two potential referendum items Village President Kerry Durkin suggests village trustees consider adding to the November ballot.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
'Pay day' for 4-H'ers at county fair

'Pay day' for 4-H'ers at county fair

CROWN POINT | Young local farmers displayed their prized possessions in the annual Lake County 4-H livestock auction, providing a highlight on day nine of the Lake County Fair.

August 09, 2014 8:45 pm Photos


East Chicago plans roundabout at Cline Avenue, Columbus Drive

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago is preparing to install its first roundabout and will even give residents training in how to navigate the traffic control device.

August 04, 2014 12:15 am

Lakeside Garden Apartments attract Cleveland investor

EAST CHICAGO | A Cleveland-based company is looking to buy and manage the Lakeside Garden Apartments in the Indiana Harbor section of the city.

July 29, 2014 6:14 pm
Glenwood Cougars teaching life lessons along with football and cheerleading

Glenwood Cougars teaching life lessons along with football and cheerleading

GLENWOOD | Generations of children have learned structure and discipline through participation in the Glenwood Cougars Football and Cheerleading Organization.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Glenwood OKs $34.8M in appropriations for current fiscal year

GLENWOOD | The Glenwood Village Board unanimously approved an appropriations ordinance last week of $34,849,241 for the fiscal year that began May 1 and ends April 30.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

D.158 registration this year takes place at Memorial Jr. High

LANSING | A new student registration process designed with parents in mind will be in effect in Lansing School District 158 this year.

July 19, 2014 12:00 am

Memorial Jr. High gets new assistant principal

LANSING | Memorial Junior High School has a new seventh-grade assistant principal with the official hiring of Semaj Coleman on Wednesday at the Lansing School District 158 School Board meeting.

July 17, 2014 11:19 am
119th Street replicas a cakewalk

119th Street replicas a cakewalk

WHITING The city continued to celebrate its 125th anniversary on Saturday with a Great American Picnic Birthday Party on 119th Street that included the unveiling of two 14-foot cakes complete with replicas of city buildings made out of Rice Krispies.

July 12, 2014 7:48 pm Photos


East Chicago tests nuisance property ordinance

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago is ready to test a nuisance property ordinance adopted by the City Council last summer and the 4500 block of Magoun Avenue is the first area to be targeted.

July 06, 2014 10:30 pm

Road may close to make room for Menards expansion

Drivers in the area may have to find an alternate route to get to Interstate 80, as Homewood and Thornton are seeking to close Brown Derby Road and a portion of 175th Street that leads to Halsted Street.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am
Whiting parade hosts official Disney characters, large crowd

Whiting parade hosts official Disney characters, large crowd

WHITING | Shortly before the start of the city's 95th annual Fourth of July parade Friday morning, 11-year-old Ariana Ferreira, of Whiting, sat patiently wearing her Minnie Mouse ears.

July 04, 2014 6:00 pm Photos


E.C. forum addresses new recycling plan

EAST CHICAGO | A change in the city's recycling program was among  topics covered at a special town hall-style forum this week.

June 27, 2014 5:35 pm
South Holland beauty competing for Miss United States title

South Holland beauty competing for Miss United States title

SOUTH HOLLAND | The village's own Brittany Middlebrooks will compete for the title of Miss United States on July 6 at the Sphinx Club in Washington D.C.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am
Kalicky's service to be celebrated at Sunday Mass

Kalicky's service to be celebrated at Sunday Mass

WHITING | The bond between the Rev. John Kalicky and Whiting runs deep.

June 26, 2014 4:46 pm Photos


Video gaming machines expected soon at Glenwoodie clubhouse

GLENWOOD | Video gambling machines should soon be operational in the clubhouse at the village-owned Glenwoodie Golf Course.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am

Calumet City D.155 increases lunch fees

CALUMET CITY | The Calumet City Elementary District 155 will raise school lunch fees.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am
Set in stone: Whiting grotto continues to draw crowds 85 years on

Set in stone: Whiting grotto continues to draw crowds 85 years on

WHITING | Although dwindling attendance and a shortage of priests resulted in a decision earlier this year to discontinue Sunday Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, the adjacent grotto continues to thrive.

June 22, 2014 9:15 pm Photos


Glenwood halves golf fees for property, business owners

GLENWOOD | The Village Board came to a unanimous decision Tuesday regarding a rate adjustment for Glenwood property owners that will take effect July 1 at the village-owned Glenwoodie Golf Course.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
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