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Police, firefighters to raise funds for Lynwood cop

Police, firefighters to raise funds for Lynwood cop

Lynwood and Sauk Village police officers and firefighters are scheduled to come together Sunday to raise funds for injured Lynwood police officer Craig Barnes.

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LCA celebrates art at home for its annual fundraiser

LCA celebrates art at home for its annual fundraiser

MICHIGAN CITY | The annual ArtBash fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St.

17 hours ago
LaPorte turkey gobbles its way to trophy

LaPorte turkey gobbles its way to trophy

LAPORTE |  The inaugural turkey gobbling contest Wednesday at the LaPorte County Fair was something to write home about with 9-year-old Joe Pumroy taking first place by just one gobble.

17 hours ago

Man runs to LaPorte hospital after beating

LAPORTE | A man rode his bicycle from Starke County to LaPorte only to be beaten outside a bar and chased while escaping to the hospital.

17 hours ago

Glenwood questioning EPA regulations

GLENWOOD | Village officials are questioning the need for Environmental Protection Agency regulations on home sprinkler systems in Glenwood.

17 hours ago
Salutatorian earns standing ovation and college honors

Salutatorian earns standing ovation and college honors

Highland resident Courtney Raab completed her high school career to the sound of a cheering crowd.

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Safety village chief receives Sagamore of the Wabash

Safety village chief receives Sagamore of the Wabash

SCHERERVILLE | Bill Jarvis knew the Tri-Town Safety Village would be recognized during Wednesday’s Town Council meeting, but what happened next took the executive director of the facility by surprise.

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Merrillville still identifying vacant, abandoned homes

MERRILLVILLE | As town leaders continue efforts to fill longtime vacant and abandoned properties in Merrillville, a committee overseeing the project already has several homes it could target.

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Entrepreneur put Lowell in business

Entrepreneur put Lowell in business

LOWELL | Time and distance may separate Earl Black from his ancestor, Melvin Halsted, who founded Lowell, but the Alabama native said Wednesday during his first visit to the town, "I feel like I'm home."

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Judge: Lynwood Fire and Police Board in contempt of court

CHICAGO | South suburban Lynwood's Fire and Police Board has until Monday night to reinstate a police officer fired last year, or else the village will face fines of $1,000 per day.

July 09, 2014 1:11 pm
Hobart woman outgoing, people person

Hobart woman outgoing, people person

Pamela Jones was an outgoing woman who loved meeting new people, said her husband, Jerry Jones.

July 09, 2014 12:05 am
First queen presides over county fair

First queen presides over county fair

LAPORTE | Melissa Smoker will reign over the LaPorte County Fair after being selected as the first queen at the state’s oldest county fair.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

More in store for Portage this summer

Here we are almost a week after our wonderful 4th of July festivities.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Crown Point restaurant sponsors charity motorcycle ride

CROWN POINT | Safe House Bar & Grill is sponsoring a charity motorcycle run Sunday to benefit St. Jude House Family Violence Prevention Center and Shelter.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
Valpo women form group to help those in addiction recovery

Valpo women form group to help those in addiction recovery

VALPARAISO | Two women and their shared passion for working with those in the throes of addiction is helping people in recovery stay that way.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
Dancer and golfer heads to Purdue for engineering studies

Dancer and golfer heads to Purdue for engineering studies

Morgan Kaptur will trade a dance costume for a lab coat when she enters Purdue University at West Lafayette in August.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
Valparaiso brings Shakespeare to the great outdoors

Valparaiso brings Shakespeare to the great outdoors

Chicago Street Theatre director Eric Brant attributes his inspiration for their Shakespeare in the Park festival to regular drives he took four years or so ago with his wife through downtown Valparaiso.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
Culinary canvas: Diverse flavors, ethnic foods star at Taste of Chicago

Culinary canvas: Diverse flavors, ethnic foods star at Taste of Chicago

Grant Park will soon buzz with locals and tourists blending together to make the food festival of all food festivals known as Taste of Chicago.

July 08, 2014 11:18 pm Photos

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M'ville councilman urges guardrail near ditch

MERRILLVILLE | Town Councilman Shawn Pettit believes a recent incident along Taft Street near 73rd Avenue proves a guardrail should be installed in that area.

July 08, 2014 9:36 pm

Ethnic festivals open Friday in Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | Two popular ethnic festivals kick off this week in Merrillville.

July 08, 2014 9:37 pm

Workshop explores schools' role with LGBTQ youth

VALPARAISO | Area professionals learned Tuesday about creating a healthy and supportive climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in schools.

July 08, 2014 9:00 pm

Porter Council: Backyard chicken idea is for the birds

PORTER | Members of the Porter Town Council discussed backyard chickens during Tuesday's meeting after a resident requested to change the ordinance in May.

July 08, 2014 9:00 pm
REGION GOLF NOTES: Footgolf gaining more than just a toe hold

REGION GOLF NOTES: Footgolf gaining more than just a toe hold

What do you get when you cross football and golf?

July 08, 2014 6:36 pm Photos

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Schaap seeks reduced sentence in sexual abuse case

Schaap seeks reduced sentence in sexual abuse case

HAMMOND | Jack Schaap, the imprisoned former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor, says in court documents he would have gone to trial on charges he sexually abused a 16-year-old church member rather than plead guilty if he was aware of how harsh his sentence would be.

July 08, 2014 6:33 pm
Elegance Wedding says 'I Do' to military brides

Elegance Wedding says 'I Do' to military brides

HIGHLAND | For bride-to-be Tracy Batten, a white lace-layered dress is big change from the U.S. Army uniform she wears five days a week.

July 08, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Major traffic woes ahead for U.S. 30

PORTAGE | Major traffic tie-ups along U.S. 30 on both sides of the state line are expected to occur later this month.

July 08, 2014 5:40 pm

NWI casinos experience more declines in revenue

Total revenues at Northwest Indiana’s five casinos dropped 8.4 percent in June, one of the worst declines since the first quarter of the year when the harsh winter severely affected the numbers.

July 08, 2014 3:43 pm
Crown Point restaurant sponsors charity motorcycle ride

Crown Point restaurant sponsors charity motorcycle ride

CROWN POINT | Safe House Bar & Grill is sponsoring a charity motorcycle run Sunday July 13 to benefit St. Jude House Family Violence Prevention Center and Shelter.

July 08, 2014 1:47 pm

Woman seriously injured, may have fallen down stairs last week

LAPORTE | A LaPorte woman was seriously injured after apparently falling down the stairs helpless to get off her basement floor for several days.

July 08, 2014 1:33 pm

South Holland awards contract for police camera, recording equipment

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board approved a contract to provide camera and recording equipment in the new police headquarters scheduled to open next year.

July 08, 2014 11:56 am
Young entrepreneurs learn through Student Painters

Young entrepreneurs learn through Student Painters

A common decision for college students returning home in the summer is to find employment with a seasonal job to help pay for college expenses.

July 08, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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LaPorte names new superintendent

LAPORTE | The new schools superintendent in LaPorte wants to focus on elevating the corporation from "good to great."

July 07, 2014 9:00 pm

LaPorte cops: Arrest made in drug store robbery

Charges were filed Monday against a man police said held up a pharmacist demanding prescription drugs in LaPorte.

July 07, 2014 8:00 pm

Two men arrested after fireworks accident

LONG BEACH | Two Illinois men could face charges for allegedly striking a child with a bottle rocket shot from a moving vehicle in Long Beach.

July 07, 2014 8:00 pm

Pot plant found growing in LaPorte city planter

LAPORTE | A marijuana plant has been destroyed after plucked from a city planter in downtown LaPorte, but police aren't sure how it got there.

July 07, 2014 7:00 pm

Animal shelter gets new home

GRIFFITH | The town's animal shelter has moved into a new place that's about to be renovated.

July 07, 2014 6:28 pm
McDermott signs SSCVA sponsorship letter for Festival of the Lakes

McDermott signs SSCVA sponsorship letter for Festival of the Lakes

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. has signed the letter of acceptance for the $40,000 sponsorship of Festival of the Lakes required by the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors. The money will be on its way, the board chairman confirmed Monday.

July 07, 2014 6:00 pm
First queen presides over county fair

First queen presides over county fair

LAPORTE | Melissa Smoker will reign over the LaPorte County Fair after being selected as the first queen at the state’s oldest county fair.

July 07, 2014 5:06 pm

Harvey woman in jail, accused of repeatedly stabbing boyfriend

MARKHAM | A Harvey woman will appear in court on Tuesday on charges she repeatedly stabbed her boyfriend, a city spokesman said.

July 07, 2014 1:29 pm

Lansing robbery suspect in Lake County Jail on unrelated charges

LANSING | A south suburban man considered a suspect in the robbery of a Walgreens pharmacy last month is being held at the Lake County Jail on unrelated charges.

July 07, 2014 11:50 am

Golf outing to help Porter County students with visual impairments

VALPARAISO | Porter County students who are visually impaired soon will receive new technology essential for them to become college or career ready, thanks to a fundraiser by Golden Tech.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am

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

Chesterton woman overcomes traumatic accident to help others

CHESTERTON | Sara Franiak has heard every cliche in the book.

July 06, 2014 10:00 pm

Dyer lands tenant for key intersection

DYER | After many years vacant, the northeast corner of Dyer’s primary intersection has a new tenant.

July 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Lightning Bug Music Festival off and rockin'

Lightning Bug Music Festival off and rockin'

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Hundreds flocked to Sunset Hill Farm County Park on Sunday for an afternoon of eclectic music and local food truck fare and to support kids at summer camp.

July 06, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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West Side track team gives thanks for the power of prayer

West Side track team gives thanks for the power of prayer

GARY | The last thing Carlton Sims and his mile relay teammates did before their final race of the 2014 track and field season was pray.

July 06, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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LOCAL AUTO RACING: Lomax wins Firecracker 50 at Shadyhill

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Lomax wins Firecracker 50 at Shadyhill

MEDARYVILLE | Jamie Lomax picked the right tire compound and the choice paid off in big dividends as the Lake Village racer scored the victory in the 14th annual Firecracker 50 for DIRTcar United Midwestern Promoters Modified stock cars on Friday at Shadyhill Speedway.

July 06, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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LOCAL AUTO RACING: Danta wins Molenaar Memorial at Illiana

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Danta wins Molenaar Memorial at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | Anthony Danta has driven fast all year long at Illiana Motor Speedway, but for one reason or another had not scored a feature win in Schepel Buick GMC Late Model stock car competition.

July 06, 2014 5:15 pm

Tri-Creek shops for four new school buses

LOWELL | The Tri-Creek School Corp. board is soliciting bids for four new buses as part of its 25-year plan.

July 06, 2014 5:09 pm
Glenwood will try to help son of ex-employee who died of sickle cell disease

Glenwood will try to help son of ex-employee who died of sickle cell disease

GLENWOOD | Village government plans to act in the wake of the death of a former employee.

July 06, 2014 2:00 pm
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