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WHITING | The Whiting City Council has committed financially to the proposed expansion project for the South Shore Rail line.
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.
WHITING | A $3 million renovation is expected to begin soon to transform the former Gun Club building into a lakefront restaurant.
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.
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.
EAST CHICAGO | A vacant, four-unit apartment building on Alexander Avenue is being converted into the city's first homeless shelter.
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.
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.
GARY | When asked what gives her such passion for helping families cope with childhood cancer, Donna Criner simply pointed to her grandson, Drew.
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.
LANSING | Boundary lines in Lansing Elementary District 158 will be examined this year to avoid overcrowding in district schools.
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.
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.
LANSING | A local drug store helped to ensure that students in Sunnybrook District 171 were well supplied as school began Thursday.
LANSING | Dads in Sunnybrook School District 171 are being asked to break out their walking shoes Thursday for the Million Father March.
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.
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.
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.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A wall of portraits tells Steve Tortorello that he's breaking new ground as Marian Catholic High School principal.
WHITING | The Whiting City Council is considering an ordinance to establish a special lakefront development area to help entice future businesses serving alcohol.
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.
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.
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.
EAST CHICAGO | A Cleveland-based company is looking to buy and manage the Lakeside Garden Apartments in the Indiana Harbor section of the city.
GLENWOOD | Generations of children have learned structure and discipline through participation in the Glenwood Cougars Football and Cheerleading Organization.
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.
LANSING | A new student registration process designed with parents in mind will be in effect in Lansing School District 158 this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EAST CHICAGO | A change in the city's recycling program was among topics covered at a special town hall-style forum this week.
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.
WHITING | The bond between the Rev. John Kalicky and Whiting runs deep.
GLENWOOD | Video gambling machines should soon be operational in the clubhouse at the village-owned Glenwoodie Golf Course.
CALUMET CITY | The Calumet City Elementary District 155 will raise school lunch fees.
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.
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.
WHITING | The Indiana Department of Transportation is prepping Indianapolis Boulevard for a major resurfacing project expected to start this week.
LANSING | Lansing Elementary District 158 has shuffled some administrators, with one move resulting in a new principal at Oak Glen Elementary School.
GLENWOOD | Plans to reopen Sanfratello's Pizza at its 127 W. Main St. location have been scrapped, owner Joe Sanfratello said.
EAST CHICAGO | Steps have been taken to prevent a repeat of the mishap that delayed the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal dredging project for approximately two weeks.
GLENWOOD | Although hopes have not been completely abandoned that Wal-Mart may reverse a reported decision to relocate from Glenwood, officials have begun to prepare for the loss of tax dollars associated with its move.
GLENWOOD | The long-awaited renovation of Hickory Glen Park is expected to be far along enough to host the village's annual National Night Out Against Crime event, which is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Aug. 5.
LANSING | A 38-year career in education will come to end later this month when Linda Blomquist retires as principal of Coolidge Elementary School.
GLENWOOD | The matter of whether green fees at the village-owned Glenwoodie Golf Course should be waived or reduced for property and business owners in the village continues to be a hot topic.
HIGHLAND | Bicycling enthusiasts of all ages and sizes geared up Saturday morning for the fifth annual Tour de Highland, which took participants on their choice of an 8- or 10-mile ride through town.
HAMMOND | Forty-two teams, mostly from Hammond and Whiting, were to take part in an American Cancer Society Relay for Life event that kicked off at noon Saturday and was to conclude at noon Sunday at the Gavit High School football field.
EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland has kicked off a series of Town Hall forums to discuss upcoming projects and listen to residents' concerns.
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