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CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Prairie State College is hosting a New Directions information session for returning adult students from 6 to 8 p.m., Aug. 12, in the Conference Center on the college’s main campus, at 202 S. Halsted St.
LANSING | The Digital Bookmobile National Tour (www.digitalbookmobile.com) will showcase the free eBook service at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 29. At these free events, readers of all ages will learn how to access eBooks from the library through…
CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library’s free concert and family film series continues at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the bandstand in Thomas Centennial Park, downtown Chesterton, with Cynthia Shelhart’s Traditional and Contemporary Celtic Harp Music.
Nevena Djurdjevic, 22, was recently awarded third place in the WyzAnt College Scholarship essay competition, earning her $2,000.
CROWN POINT | Colonel Wheeler Middle School seventh-graders came to Lake Street Elementary School last month to perform Reader’s Theatre scripts for the younger students.
Local painter Mark VanderVinne will host critique night at the Chesterton Art Center at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Guests are welcome to show up, with no prior registration required. All ability levels and artistic styles are encouraged to attend. While VanderVinne is a painter, he will be able to ad…
CHESTERTON | Danielle Volkman will be offering a series of Saturday afternoon children's art classes from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. 4th St.
Tarenger Costello, of Chesterton, tries the AWARE-TXT Simulator at Ivy Tech Community College in Valparaiso in November.
GRIFFITH | More than a dozen residents of Hartsfield Village in Munster enjoyed a summer outing last week to the Izaak Walton League in Griffith for fishing, relaxing and a picnic lunch. Some of the 500 Izaak Walton chapter members came out to help at the outing, which was arranged by Bobby …
It has been a busy year in East Chicago. The city has finally begun major infrastructure improvements thanks to Mayor Anthony Copeland’s efforts to balance the budget. Residents are happy to see improvements to the north and south sides of the city, as well as the total reconstruction of Mai…
MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will host an adoption event Saturday with adoption fees waived for families with children in Scout troops and Scout troop leaders as part of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the shelter, 421 45th St.
EAST CHICAGO | American Legion Auxiliary Unit 369 sponsored two high school juniors, Lauren Richey, of Bishop Noll Institute, and Oxcnitl Haro, of George Rogers Clark High School in Hammond, to attend the 73rd annual session of Hoosier Girls State, held June 22-28 at Trine University, Angola.
Campagna Academy will celebrate next month with our partners, Planting Possibilities Inc. and The Legacy Foundation, as we open our doors to our community, neighbors, partners, friends and family to showcase the work of Campagna Academy’s youth and partners from Planting Possibilities.
PORTER | Let's Ride For Paws Benefit will be held Sunday starting at Leroy's Hot Stuff, 333 W. U.S. 20. Proceeds will benefit Best Buddies Pet Pantry, Giant Paw Prints Rescue and Guardians of the Green Mile. All vehicles are welcome.
CHESTERTON | During the month of August, the Chesterton Art Center will be preparing for ArtComp, a juried exhibition of local artists.
VALPARAISO | Jill Silhavy and Ken Holt won a ride in the Kiwanis Hot Air BalloonFest.
Most early Kankakee River settlers trapped, hunted, farmed and logged. All of these activities required a means to get their product to market. The river met most of those needs. The problem was that the Kankakee was a rather slow and cantankerous waterway. Steamboats solved this predicament.
MERRILLVILLE | Christian Methodist Episcopal members from Indiana and Michigan will gather at Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza Sunday through Aug. 1 for the Michigan-Indiana Region Leadership Training School & Annual Conference.
The Cats of St Francis Rescue evolved out of the rescue of 60 cats from a hoarding situation in Merrillville in late 2012.
The Indiana State Department of Health has notified Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, a local abortion doctor, he cannot perform abortions at a Gary clinic, because he failed to submit documentation proving hospital admitting privileges, which is required by a new state law.
LANSING | On July 10, Philip Martini should have been celebrating his 33rd birthday, but his life was cut short by sniper fire while he served in Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps.
A Calumet City police officer who saved a 6-month-old baby from a burning home will be honored at the bi-annual Illinois Fraternal Order of Police convention Friday in Springfield.
Max Cohen had a kind, compassionate heart and believed in dedicating his life to serving other people, said his daughter, Melissa Cohen.
HIGHLAND | About 100 Meadows residents jammed Town Hall on Thursday night as the Police Commission declared two pit bulls to be dangerous and ordered that they be euthanized.
WHITING | Pierogi Fest has received a lot of national and worldwide exposure thanks to Oprah Winfrey, the Travel Channel and CNN.
CROWN POINT | A Crown Point woman was arrested on a burglary charge after an app on her neighbor's phone indicated the neighbor's missing iPad was in the woman's home, police said.
Washington Township firefighter Kaleb Ludington knocks down a simulated fire Thursday during the Firefighter Challenge at the Porter County Fairgrounds.
Washington Township firefighter Eric Zak drags a rescue mannequin to safety during the Firefighter Challenge competition.
Boone Grove firefighters demonstrate an auto extrication Thursday at the Firefighter Challenge at the Porter County Fairgrounds.
A Medflight helicopter lands for a rescue demonstration Thursday at the Firefighter Challenge at the Porter County Fairgrounds.
Don't drive drunk and buckle up in Cook County this weekend.
EAST CHICAGO | Police on Thursday continued to investigate a fatal shooting a day earlier in an alley on East Chicago's south side, an official said.
GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. will consider renaming a school after King of Pop Michael Jackson.
CHESTERTON | Nick Grubnich looked like he was going to run away with the Northern Amateur at Sand Creek Country Club on Thursday before a tough stretch on the back nine brought him back to reality.
David James “D.J.” Weltmeyer was itching to get behind the wheel of his new Chevy Late Model stock car this season.
GARY | The city announced plans Thursday to pave 55 streets this summer on a $6.4 million contract.
CROWN POINT | A melee in the parking lot outside Lake Criminal Court followed an omnibus hearing Thursday for Hammond resident David Garza, who faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges for driving while intoxicated in a fatal traffic crash in Hammond in November.
CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez reduced by half Thursday the $200,000 bond for a Gary man being held in Lake County Jail on multiple felony charges for attempted armed robbery, but the defendant will remain in custody.
CENTER TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso area man lost use of one of his computers after a caller who claimed to be from Microsoft convinced him he had trouble with his operating system.
Jessica Stickler of the Crete Crush 12-and-under softball team swings to drive a two-run single up the middle to tie the score in the seventh inning against the Indiana Lazers. The Crush eventually won in the international tiebreaker eighth inning, but were later eliminated from the NSA "B" …
Sandra Mullins, of LaPorte, is battling pyoderma gangrenosum, a rare flesh-eating disease.
After emerging victorious from a series of late-inning dramatics, Highland was finally stopped in championship game of the Indiana Little League State Championships, falling to New Albany, 2-0, Wednesday at the Al and Jan Barker Sports Complex in Plainfield.
When travel baseball began to proliferate in the region several years, it appeared to be a death knell to Little League.
LAPORTE | Sandra Mullins is keeping her head up despite a battle with breast cancer and now a rare flesh-eating disease.
One of the two finalists on tonight’s season finale of Fox Network’s Hell’s Kitchen is a former chef at Valparaiso’s Strongbow Inn.
PORTAGE | A man was airlifted to a Chicago-area hospital Thursday afternoon after receiving head injuries in a two-car crash at County Line Road and Lincoln Street.
Summer is finally upon us and will be gone before we know it!
Allie Westerfield speaks during a press conference held by Lake Sheriff John Buncich on Thursday discussing the charges against Carl Le'Ellis Blount.
Lake Sheriff John Buncich holds a press conference Thursday discussing the charges against Carl Le'Ellis Blount.
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