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PORTAGE | Major traffic tie-ups along U.S. 30 on both sides of the state line are expected to occur later this month.
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.
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.
HAMMOND | It has come down to a matter of verbal acceptance vs. written acceptance, and a $40,000 sponsorship of the city’s Festival of the Lakes may be dead in the water.
WHITING | The Magic Kingdom comes to Whiting Friday with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse headlining the city’s 95th Annual 4th of July Parade.
CROWN POINT | After deliberating for less than five hours, a jury on Monday found Shelben T. Curtis, 47, of Gary, guilty of felony Class A voluntary manslaughter with a deadly weapon and felony Class B aggravated battery.
HAMMOND | Following an apology June 19 from the Hammond mayor -- and despite some misgivings from board members -- the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors voted to provide a $40,000 sponsorship for the 2014 Festival of the Lakes.
CROWN POINT | A jury was selected and opening arguments began Monday in Lake County Criminal Court in the murder trial of Donnell D. Wilson, 17, of Gary.
MUNSTER | Hundreds of thousands of people from around the world are set to gather Tuesday in a New York City borough of Queens to honor the 20th anniversary of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson’s death.
GARY | Novice and professional artists worked side by side Saturday to create both a mural and community connections at The Stewart House Urban Farm & Gardens, in a collaborative project that started germinating a year ago.
GARY | In the five years since Michael Jackson’s death, his childhood home at 2300 Jackson St. has become a magnet, drawing family members and fans to honor his beginnings and his legacy.
MUNSTER | Princesses reigned supreme during Sunday’s Family Arts Festival at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts.
GGRY – Music, movement and medical screenings blended Friday during the Juneteenth celebration at the Gary Neighborhood Services Center attended by families and individuals from throughout the area.
MERRILLVILLE | Before Laura and Kenny Kolanowski were married, they briefly talked about adopting.
MERRILLVILLE | At 90 years old, Bill Vermillion strides along the hallways of the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, handling guests’ luggage and running errands at a pace that leaves younger people hurrying to keep up.
MERRILLVILLE | “Are we there yet?”
HAMMOND | For nearly six decades, generations of area teens made the social scene at The Roller Dome Skating Rink. On Saturday, that piece of the city’s history goes on the auction block.
HAMMOND | For decades, the cache of historic photos and negatives of downtown Hammond taken by Alfred Uhle, a leading commercial and portrait photographer from 1919 to 1963, lay waiting to be discovered in an old metal milk delivery box.
GARY | Developing the Gary/Chicago International Airport and surrounding property presents vast opportunities and serious challenges that require vision, coordinated cooperation, time and money.
CROWN POINT | Yet another court date of Aug. 7 has been set for the former bookkeeper for One Region, who is charged with stealing more than $33,000 from the social action organization housed in The Times Media Co. Munster headquarters.
HOBART | The moment he saw the wallet on the Prompt Ambulance shuttle bus, Branden Day said he knew it was “lost.”
GARY | Being a wise consumer involves staying alert, doing your homework and knowing when to walk away from a transaction. It also means knowing how technology can help and hurt consumers and businesses.
During the impact session prior to lunch, LNI grads explained how the program has influenced their own leadership and how they will use these lessons personally and professionally.
It’s a tale of two meters and who is responsible for notifying the Indiana Department of Environmental Management about sewer overflow problems.
HIGHLAND | A hairline crack has been detected in an 18-inch sanitary line that runs either side of the levee along the Little Calumet River at Kennedy Avenue.
MERRILLVILLE | The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 reached tentative agreements Monday afternoon with both the Four County Highway Contractors Group and the Northwest Indiana Contractors Association.
MUNSTER: | “I used to say I’m never going to get breast cancer. I was determined. Then I got a different kind of cancer.”
MUNSTER | An old-fashioned ice cream social, bingo and a ukulele concert created a celebratory atmosphere during Sunday’s Cancer Survivors Day event at Veterans Memorial Park pavilion.
GARY | Members of the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority heard a series of reports about finances, new maintenance programs and improved communications during Thursday’s meeting, and gave their approval to the news.
EAST CHICAGO | Love for the late Helen Ahmad filled the air Wednesday as the street where she lived and raised her three children was dedicated in her honor.
MUNSTER | A sea of red, white and blue filled the Edward P. Robinson Community Veterans Memorial as hundreds gathered Monday to honor “those who gave some and some who gave all.”
Letters from home helped those serving during World War II cope with the often violent experiences of fighting on land, at sea and in the skies, and with the loneliness of long separations from family and friends.
WHITING | A new generation of vegetable and fruit lovers is blooming along with the produce they are growing at Nathan Hale Elementary School, 1500 Center St.
CROWN POINT | June 12 is the next court date for the former bookkeeper for One Region charged with stealing more than $33,000 from the social action organization that is housed in The Times Media Co. Munster headquarters.
Frogger is one lucky dog.
CROWN POINT | Former Lake County Republican Chairman Kimberly Krull will have to wait until June 17 to have a hearing before the Lake County Board of Elections and Voter’s Registration.
HIGHLAND | Bald was beautiful Sunday during a St. Baldrick’s event in the parking lot at Traditions Restaurant and Pub.
WHITING | Change, challenges, trials and triumphs await each day and will define life itself.
SCHERERVILLE | Walking with a slight limp Thursday evening, Cardinal Francis George, of the Archdiocese of Chicago, inspired those attending the 100th anniversary celebration of St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home with his presence and his determination in the face of cancer and chemotherapy.
MUNSTER | Longtime and new customers continue to stream into the Munster Donut parking lot a week after the longtime business had to close after a customer accidentally drove a car through the building, causing structural damage.
CROWN POINT | The former bookkeeper for One Region, charged with stealing more than $33,000 from the social action organization, failed to appear Tuesday in Lake Criminal Court for a scheduled omnibus hearing.
MUNSTER | The 200 transfer students currently enrolled in the School Town of Munster will continue to be welcomed for the 2014-15 school year.
EAST CHICAGO | Marktown residents raised their voices and signs in protest Monday as a hotel that for decades housed new workers in surrounding industries fell to the wrecking ball.
SCHERERVILLE | For 20 years, Cyndi Vanek, 44, has battled a rare brain structure disorder called Chiari malformation, which are structural defects in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance, located near the brain stem.
GARY | Understanding the culture and context in which youth violence occurs will do more than any program, research study or diagnostic approach, according to the keynote speaker at Friday’s Youth Violence Prevention Conference at Indiana University Northwest.
SCHERERVILLE | Sirens, the roar of Patriot Guard motorcycles and the cheers of neighbors in the Saratoga subdivision announced the arrival Thursday morning of a Marine corporal for a 10-day visit with family and friends.
GARY | Gary Councilman Ronier Scott will report to the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Indiana by 2 p.m. Tuesday to serve his three-month sentence, according to his attorney and the United States Marshals Service.
CROWN POINT | A Hammond man accepted a plea agreement with Lake County prosecutors for a Class C felony of attempted criminal confinement and was sentenced to a 7.5 year prison term Monday in Lake County Criminal Court.
MUNSTER | The voices of children, raised in song and in the spoken word, filled Congregation Beth Israel Sunday as five Jewish congregations from Indiana and Illinois and the Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana joined to remember those who perished in the Holocaust.
CROWN POINT | On Thursday, a grand jury indicted a Hammond man on multiple felony charges stemming from an alleged sexual attack on a woman on Oct. 20, 2013.
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