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BP explosion causes sulfur dioxide release

BP explosion causes sulfur dioxide release

BP officials have notified the state of Indiana that more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide were released into the air following an explosion at its Whiting Refinery.

August 28, 2014 3:55 pm Related
Quinn signs pregnancy discrimination measure

Quinn signs pregnancy discrimination measure

CHICAGO | New guidelines aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against pregnant women were signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn this week, a move backers say extends protections already in place for other workers.

August 26, 2014 8:00 pm
Fans mark 5th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death

Fans mark 5th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death

It's been five years since Michael Jackson died, yet his career is more alive than it has been in decades.

June 24, 2014 7:06 pm Photos

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Southbound Dan Ryan reopens after crash

CHICAGO | The southbound lanes of Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway were reopened Tuesday night after a bus carrying 38 special-needs adults was involved in a crash with a semitrailer.

June 03, 2014 6:41 pm

Sonar search to resume Monday for Chicago man missing in Lake Michigan

MICHIGAN CITY | Indiana conservation officers plan to resume an underwater sonar search Monday for a Chicago man who went missing Saturday night in Lake Michigan north of Mount Baldy.

June 01, 2014 5:15 pm

Ill. lawmaker to call gambling expansion plan in fall

SPRINGFIELD | Plans to expand gambling in Illinois were put on hold Friday when the backer of legislation proposing new casinos said he wouldn't call the measure for a vote until he resolved lingering issues and had key support.

May 30, 2014 11:25 am

Ex-clerk pleads guilty to stealing more than $650K from Burnham

CHICAGO | A 70-year-old former village clerk has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $650,000 from Burnham, spending much of it at Indiana casinos.

May 22, 2014 2:34 pm
Illinois man contracts MERS virus after contact with Munster patient

Illinois man contracts MERS virus after contact with Munster patient

Federal health officials said an Illinois business associate of a man treated for MERS in Indiana earlier this month has tested positive for the disease but shows no signs of illness, NBC5 is reporting.

May 17, 2014 4:37 pm Video
Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a new study said.

April 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Indiana graduation rates unchanged from 2012

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education says the state's high school graduation rates from 2013 are virtually the same as from the year before.

April 16, 2014 10:55 am Related
Body pulled from Porter lake identified as missing Michigan doctor

Body pulled from Porter lake identified as missing Michigan doctor

PORTER | The body recovered Sunday from Lake Charles in Porter has been identified as Teleka Patrick, 30, of Kalamazoo, Mich., who went missing Dec. 6.

April 09, 2014 6:38 pm Photos

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Jury finds businessman guilty of killing wife, a T.F. North grad

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. | Jurors in suburban Chicago have found businessman Allan Kustok guilty of killing his wife, Anita "Jeanie" Kustok, in September 2010.

March 11, 2014 3:55 pm
Dozens of same-sex couples get marriage licenses in Illinois

Dozens of same-sex couples get marriage licenses in Illinois

CHICAGO | More than 80 same-sex couples  — including couples from Gary and DeMotte — have gotten marriage licenses in Cook County, including some from other Illinois counties who apparently didn't want to wait until gay marriage becomes legal statewide on June 1.

February 25, 2014 1:00 pm

Jail escapee gets 41-month sentence

CHICAGO | A bank robber's escape with a cellmate from a high-rise Chicago lockup got him an additional three and a half years in federal prison.

February 24, 2014 4:04 pm
Asian carp bill would cost NWI economy

Asian carp bill would cost NWI economy

A member of Congress from Michigan has introduced a bill that would require separating Lake Michigan from the Mississippi River watershed in the Chicago area to block the path of Asian carp and other invasive species, which could cause an estimated loss of $1.9 billion to Northwest Indiana's…

February 05, 2014 5:30 pm
Lake effect snow hits region; Toll Road issues restrictions

Lake effect snow hits region; Toll Road issues restrictions

Northwest Indiana residents will experience deja vu as they wake up to snow and the threat of frigid wind chills. 

January 20, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Forest preserves start selling picnic permits online

CHICAGO | People who want to have a picnic in a Cook County forest preserve this year can now buy the necessary permits online.

January 02, 2014 5:45 pm
Teen boyfriend, brother in jail following Christmas slaying

Teen boyfriend, brother in jail following Christmas slaying

DOLTON | The boyfriend of a pregnant teen who was fatally shot last week and his brother remained in jail Sunday. 

December 29, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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Affidavit: Suspect in slaying of former Lowell woman and her daughter had been fired

WESTFIELD, Ind. | Court documents say an Indianapolis man charged in connection with the downstate killings of a former Lowell woman and her adult daughter was angry about being fired by the woman's husband.

December 27, 2013 11:30 am
Pregnant Calumet City teen fatally shot; baby survives

Pregnant Calumet City teen fatally shot; baby survives

DOLTON | A 17-year-old pregnant girl died after being fatally shot on Christmas Day, but doctors were able to save her baby, police said.

December 26, 2013 10:04 pm Photos

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Chicago radio legend Larry Lujack dead at 73

Chicago radio legend Larry Lujack dead at 73

Larry Lujack, the self-proclaimed "superjock" who dominated Chicago radio airwaves for 20 years, has died.

December 19, 2013 11:45 am Photos

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Good Samaritan, teacher, struck and killed by traffic

Good Samaritan, teacher, struck and killed by traffic

CROWN POINT | Two people — a man who was married earlier in the day and a Hobart first-grade teacher — were struck and killed by traffic in Crown Point late Saturday night.

December 15, 2013 7:45 pm Photos

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Boyfriend charged in homicide of Lake Central grad

Boyfriend charged in homicide of Lake Central grad

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark. | The boyfriend of a one-time area woman who was killed nearly two years ago was charged in the homicide. 

November 25, 2013 5:15 pm Photos

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South Holland family donates Chicago's official Christmas tree

South Holland family donates Chicago's official Christmas tree

CHICAGO | Chicago authorities say the city's official Christmas tree will be a 57-foot Colorado blue spruce from South Holland.

November 04, 2013 11:20 am

Chicago jail escapee pleads guilty

CHICAGO | A convicted bank robber has pleaded guilty to escaping from a high-rise Chicago lockup with a cellmate last year.

October 21, 2013 2:26 pm

Retired Cal City cop’s son accused in Michigan state trooper slaying

The son of a retired Calumet City police officer faces a murder charge in connection with the shooting death of a Michigan State Police trooper.

September 13, 2013 8:30 pm

Marian picks former Lisle, Immaculate Conception coach Dan Murray for girls hoops position

With an eye on repeating as IHSA Class 4A state champions, Marian Catholic has hired former Immaculate Conception and Lisle High School head coach Dan Murray.

August 12, 2013 4:00 pm

Two die after being pulled from Lake Michigan on Saturday

MICHIGAN CITY | A Lafayette, Ind., man who was hospitalized in critical condition after being pulled from Lake Michigan near Beverly Shores died Saturday.

July 28, 2013 12:30 pm
Ford recalls vehicles made at Chicago Assembly plant

Ford recalls vehicles made at Chicago Assembly plant

Ford is recalling just more than 13,000 Explorer, Taurus and Lincoln MKS cars and SUVs because the child safety locks might not work on the rear doors.

June 28, 2013 11:17 am Photos

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RAILCATS: Former Japanese pitcher joins roster

RAILCATS: Former Japanese pitcher joins roster

The RailCats will be the first American home to right-handed pitcher Takahiro Matsuka, a reliever with Japanese Major League experience.

April 16, 2013 4:00 pm

WEDNESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Ill. lawmaker pushes IHSA to adopt tackle limits

A bill that would have required high school football teams to limit tackling in practices to one day a week didn't make it through the Illinois General Assembly. But its sponsor hopes the state's prep sports governing body adopts the measure aimed at concussion prevention.

March 27, 2013 10:00 pm
Winter storm blows through region

Winter storm blows through region

It might not seem like spring is only two weeks away after the area received heavy snowfall Tuesday.

March 05, 2013 9:18 pm Photos

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Groups hope to draw attention to fiscal cliff debate

Groups hope to draw attention to fiscal cliff debate

MERRILLVILLE | Steve Kramer spent Monday night drawing attention to the “fiscal cliff” debate in Congress by standing on the curb in front of the Merrillville office of U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky.

December 10, 2012 6:02 pm Photos

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Judge rules DEA agent used reasonable force in fatal '07 shooting

HAMMOND | A judge ruled a federal agent used reasonable force in the 2007 shooting death of Rosalio Rincon in a parking lot at a busy Hobart crossroads. 

November 09, 2012 9:18 pm
American Suzuki files for bankruptcy protection

American Suzuki files for bankruptcy protection

BREA, Calif. | American Suzuki Motor Corp. on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and said it will cease selling automobiles in the U.S. as part of a plan to restructure its business.

November 06, 2012 10:00 am
Valpo-based National Guard unit that lost 6 in Afghanistan returns

Valpo-based National Guard unit that lost 6 in Afghanistan returns

GARY | An Indiana National Guard unit that lost six members of its company during a nearly yearlong deployment in Afghanistan returned Wednesday to Northwest Indiana.

September 26, 2012 1:00 pm Video Photos

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Steger man sentenced to life in killings of wife, father, girlfriend

CHICAGO | A Steger man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty of murder in 2009 spurred by jealousy that left his estranged wife and former girlfriend dead and eventually killed his father.

August 30, 2012 5:30 pm
Lake County prosecutor to seek extradition of Whiting homicide suspect

Lake County prosecutor to seek extradition of Whiting homicide suspect

CROWN POINT | Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter said he will move to return a former East Chicago man here to be tried for a 13-year-old Whiting homicide.

August 07, 2012 5:45 pm

RG Steel files for bankruptcy protection

Struggling Maryland-based steelmaker RG Steel LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware.

May 31, 2012 4:00 pm

Illinois passes 'quick take' for Illiana Expressway

The Illinois House has passed legislation giving the state the power to acquire private property for a proposed expressway connecting Interstate 65 in Indiana with Interstate 55 in Illinois.

May 24, 2012 10:22 am
Dyer soldier dies in Afghanistan

Dyer soldier dies in Afghanistan

FORT CARSON, Colo. | A soldier from Dyer on his third deployment to Afghanistan died Sunday from injuries he suffered in an improvised explosive device attack in Kunar province.

April 16, 2012 10:50 pm Photos

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Hammond native Eric Toth on FBI's 'Ten Most Wanted Fugitives' list

Hammond native Eric Toth on FBI's 'Ten Most Wanted Fugitives' list

INDIANAPOLIS | The newest member of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list is a Hammond native accused of possessing and producing child pornography.

April 11, 2012 6:05 pm

Robinson, Marrero named to Indiana All-Stars

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Lake Central's Glenn Robinson III and Bowman Academy's DeJuan Marrero will join Indiana Mr. Basketball Gary Harris of Hamilton Southeastern in leading the Indiana All-Stars boys high school team against their Kentucky counterparts in June.

April 09, 2012 9:13 am

DirecTV-Tribune reach deal, will broadcast Cubs opener

Cubs fans rest assured, your team's home opener will air on DirecTV after all.

April 04, 2012 2:03 pm
Obama shifts G-8 from Chicago to Camp David

Obama shifts G-8 from Chicago to Camp David

WASHINGTON | The White House abruptly announced Monday that it had scuttled plans to hold the upcoming G-8 economic summit in Chicago, and would instead host world leaders at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland.

March 05, 2012 3:15 pm Photos

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Lake County shelter volunteers lead animal rescue effort

Lake County shelter volunteers lead animal rescue effort

Lake County Animal Control shelter volunteers Peter and Lisa Madafferi took part in a last-minute animal rescue mission Sunday to the storm-ravaged southern part of the state.

March 04, 2012 9:15 pm Photos

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Death toll at 38 from storms

Emergency crews desperately searched for survivors Saturday, a day after a violent wave of Midwest and Southern storms, including the tornado that flattened downstate Indiana communities, left behind a trail of shredded homes, downed power lines and streets littered with tossed vehicles.

March 03, 2012 6:00 pm

NIPSCO hire of state energy czar raises concern

Government watchdog groups are questioning NIPSCO's hiring of a top Indiana state energy policy adviser, who now will oversee the utility's relationships with regulators.

February 25, 2012 6:41 pm
Union suing to block Indiana right-to-work law

Union suing to block Indiana right-to-work law

Union members are asking a federal judge to block Indiana's new right-to-work law. International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 filed a suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Hammond claiming the right-to-work law violates the federal and state constitutions.

February 22, 2012 6:15 pm Related
Controversy over PUC professor's comments continues

Controversy over PUC professor's comments continues

Pa.-based Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has sent a letter to PUC's chancellor exhorting him to halt a disciplinary investigation of professor Maurice Eisenstein for what the group called harassment because of Eisenstein's expression of political and religious opinions online.…

February 14, 2012 2:30 pm Photos

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