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The Center for Visual and Performing Arts on Ridge Road in Munster is a jewel in Lake County. The multipurpose facility opened in 1989 and was built by the Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana Inc. to meet the cultural and educational needs of the region.
CHICAGO | Authorities have charged a second teen in the slaying of a retired Chicago police sergeant in March on the Southeast Side, police said.
CALUMET CITY | Authorities have charged an 18-year-old and two 17-year-olds with murder and attempted robbery in the Saturday killing of a South Holland teen at the River Oaks Center, police said.
The Carmelite Monastery on Ridge Road in Munster has a long history with the area's Polish Catholic community.
CALUMET CITY | Two south suburban men are charged in the shooting death of a Calumet City rapper who police say set up a fake drug deal in an attempt to conduct a robbery.
LANSING | No one was injured when a man robbed a payday loan store on Torrence Avenue on Thursday and left behind what he claimed to be an explosive device that actually was inert, a news release states.
LANSING | A 17-year-old from Lansing is being charged as adult in the shooting of a 27-year-old man early July 4, according to a news release from the village.
BURNHAM | A 29-year-old Hammond man died Tuesday following a collision at 9:05 a.m. on Brainard Avenue between Burnham Avenue and the state line near Powder Horn Lake, police said.
CALUMET CITY | Three Chicago men are charged in connection with a chase on Friday that ended when the suspects' vehicle crashed into two Calumet City squad cars on the Bishop Ford Freeway near 115th Street, police said.
The memories of battle have faded a bit, dates and years not easily accessible in his 81-year-old mind, but Bruce Ross, of Lansing, can still remember what Korea felt like all those years ago.
LANSING | Multiple law enforcement agencies will search on Saturday morning for a Lansing man missing since Dec. 6.
BURNHAM | Footprints in the snow led Burnham police to burglary suspects who live directly across the street from the home they are accused of ransacking, police said.
The family of a Lansing man who has been missing since Friday is asking for the public's help in locating him.
THORNTON | When Officer Terry Houts of the Thornton Police Department received a new canine partner in 2009, the vest he had for Ado was just too big.
LANSING | Jack's Sports Pub & Eatery, 3325 Ridge Road, is hosting a fundraiser for a Lansing teenager born with cerebral palsy who needs a wheelchair-accessible van.
MUNSTER | A trip for a bite to eat at the Munster Firehouse Subs in September has resulted in the donation of a $13,000 thermal imaging camera for the Crete Fire Department.
LANSING | A group of 120 bicyclists who are trekking cross country to raise awareness and funds to fight poverty arrived in Lansing on Wednesday.
CRETE TWP. | Bond has been set at $1 million for a Cedar Lake man charged with aggravated reckless driving after he ran into a 5-year-old boy in a Jeep Cherokee following a family disturbance early Friday morning, police said.
The students of Thornton Township High School District 205 were honored Wednesday in Washington, D.C. as national gold medallion recipients for outstanding service by a high school. The recognition came during the national Jefferson Awards ceremony, according to a news release.
Legislation requiring high schools to offer catastrophic insurance coverage for their student-athletes is headed to Gov. Pat Quinn's desk.
CHICAGO | A Lansing man, a relative of a prominent South Side anti-violence activist, was shot and killed Sunday in the Englewood neighborhood, police and a family spokesman said Monday.
BURNHAM | A Whiting woman is expected to be charged with fleeing and eluding after police said she led them on a chase from Burnham into Hegewisch early Thursday morning.
LANSING | A group of drama students at Illiana Christian High School are enjoying time off the stage together by forming a running club.
CALUMET CITY | Students at Dirksen Middle School had to be evacuated just before 9 a.m. Tuesday due to a small fire in a second-floor office that started in a desktop computer, Calumet City Fire Chief Bill Galgan said.
GARY | Actor Ed Asner was released from the hospital Wednesday night after being treated for exhaustion, according to his publicist. Asner left the stage during his performance Tuesday night in "FDR" at the Marquette Park pavilion.
LANSING | The Lan-Oak Park District is once again seeking a 10-cent increase in its tax rate that would generate $450,000 for capital improvements.
LANSING | A St. John man faces drug and weapons charges in connection with the alleged sale of synthetic marijuana at his Lansing convenience store, about two blocks west of Reavis Elementary School, police said.
A 29-year-old Calumet City man is in the Metropolitan Correction Center charged with robbing a Fifth Third bank at 3957 W. 26th St. in Chicago, according to the FBI.
CALUMET CITY | A gun buyback program hosted by police in Calumet City, Chicago Heights and Midlothian on Saturday took 153 firearms off the streets, police said Monday.
CHICAGO | Motorists who regularly use Ewing Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood will be inconvenienced for about two weeks when the Chicago Department of Transportation repairs the bridge at 92nd Street.
LANSING | A Cook Circuit Court judge denied bond for a 17-year-old Lansing teen charged with first-degree murder and concealment of a homicide in connection with the shooting death Wednesday of a Country Club Hills teen, police said.
LANSING | Two men from Chicago and Ford Heights face charges following an investigation into alleged child prostitution at a Lansing motel, police said.
BURNHAM | Three south suburban men face residential burglary charges after leading police on a car and foot chase Friday from Burnham into Dolton, Burnham Police Chief Pete Belos said.
CALUMET CITY | The stepfather of a Calumet City teen found dead in a large Hammond trash bin last week is being held on $1 million bond in the Cook County Jail, the Cook County state's attorneys office said.
LANSING | Two Indiana men face retail theft and drug charges after police found them parked at Kmart on Torrence Avenue with bags of heroin and a stolen bottle of pills, village police said.
CHICAGO | The driver of a car who led police on a 35-mile chase on expressways from the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago into Merrillville is charged with felony aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle, police said Thursday.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Chicago Heights police are investigating a Monday morning wreck that left a pedestrian in critical condition, according to a news release from authorities.
CALUMET CITY | Cook County Judge Darron Bowden denied bail for two cousins who stand accused in the January 2010 shooting death of a Gurnee, Ill., man, police said in a news release.
BURNHAM | Burnham police are asking for the public's help as they investigate the death of a woman whose bones were found in a field in December.
DOLTON | The father of a 4-year-old Dolton girl killed in a crash Feb. 25 has received citations for various traffic violations, including failure to secure his children safely in the Ford Escape he was driving.
MARKHAM | Cook County Judge Allen Murphy did not set bail Friday for one of two suspects charged with the slaying of a Lynwood man in November, the Cook County state's attorney's office said.
CALUMET CITY | Calumet City Police Chief Edward Gilmore defended the actions of his officers Wednesday after they shot a 15-year-old autistic boy, who later died.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Police have identified a Steger woman as the person whose body was found lying facedown in the snow Friday next to a garage on Otto Boulevard.
DOLTON | A Dolton woman is in Cook County Jail with $500,000 bail on an aggravated DUI charge related to a hit-and-run accident on an overpass that killed a Harvey woman, the Cook County state's attorney's office sad.
SAUK VILLAGE | The discovery of two men shot inside a Brookwood Drive home has prompted one village trustee to speak out about crime in his community.
BURNHAM | A man stopped for a seat belt violation fled from police Saturday night and threw white powder, a pistol and money out of the car before being arrested in Calumet City, Burnham police said.
LANSING | A group of about 30 graduates of the 1960 class at Thornton Fractional South High School honored one of their classmates Friday by unveiling a plaque commemorating Albert Brose's service to his country.
JOLIET | A former Crete-Monee High School boys varsity basketball coach has been sentenced to four years probation for his guilty plea to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to the Will County state's attorney's office.
BURNHAM | A Cook County Circuit Court judge set a $5 million bond Wednesday for a Hammond man charged in connection with an Oct. 27 shooting at the Little Brown Jug tavern in Burnham.
SOUTH HOLLAND | South suburban hospitals, libraries and schools will benefit from a $16 million state-county investment in high-speed Internet connections, Gov. Pat Quinn and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Friday at South Suburban College.
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