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D.155 grads who need summer school will go to T.F. North

CALUMET CITY | Calumet City Elementary District 155 will not provide summer school for eighth-graders this year.

18 hours ago

Coolidge Elementary to get new principal

LANSING | The Lansing Elementary District 158 School Board has decided to stay within the district to replace Coolidge Elementary School principal Linda Blomquist, who will retire in June.

April 17, 2014 1:43 pm

Chickens may come home to roost in Homewood

HOMEWOOD | Chickens may soon have a home in Homewood, following the Village Board's decision on Tuesday to direct staff to draft an ordinance allowing for and regulating the housing of poultry on residential property.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Whiting officials hope facade grants spur home upgrades

WHITING | Homeowners who are looking to fix up the exterior of their properties might want to explore the city's Residential Facade Renovation Grant Program, which kicked off April 1.

April 12, 2014 8:49 pm

Dragon Inn seeks liquor license from Homewood

HOMEWOOD | The Homewood Village Board on Tuesday directed staff to draft an ordinance creating a Class 4B liquor license for the Dragon Inn restaurant.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Greenhouse Fellowship grows future community leaders

EAST CHICAGO | A select number of 2014 East Chicago Central High School graduates will have an opportunity to participate in a new program that seeks to create better residents with the ability to make positive changes in their community.

April 09, 2014 9:15 pm

Glenwood to charge flat $35 fee for late water bills

GLENWOOD | Customers who do not pay their water bills on time will incur a flat late fee of $35 beginning in May.

April 07, 2014 12:00 am

Whiting bench program adds personal touch

WHITING | The 42 benches along the new Whiting Lakefront Promenade will offer not only a resting place with an enjoyable view, but also a walk down memory lane.

April 06, 2014 7:15 pm

Developer scraps plans to open restaurant in downtown East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | Plans to open a Subway restaurant and America's Coffee and Donuts Ice Cream Parlor in a vacant building at 4901 Alexander Ave. have been scrapped.

March 30, 2014 8:30 pm

Bistate effort aimed at feeding pets of those in need

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Down-on-their-luck Bloom Township residents may not be forced to give up their pets thanks to the efforts of the Best Buddies Pet Pantry.

March 30, 2014 6:00 pm

East Chicago tweaks facade program

EAST CHICAGO | The City Council has modified an ordinance regulating facade, sign and awning grant programs it had initiated last year.

March 29, 2014 6:52 pm

Glenwood deal would clear way for new Brookwood Middle School

GLENWOOD | An intergovernmental agreement appears to have been reached between the village and Brookwood Elementary School District 167 regarding a village-owned road that presented an obstacle to the building of a new middle school.

March 26, 2014 5:20 pm

Lansing basketball tournament organizers hand out local funds

LANSING | Checks were presented at last week's Lansing Elementary District 158 Board of Education meeting to organizations receiving funds raised through the fifth annual Lansing Roundball Community Basketball Tournament.

March 24, 2014 5:55 pm

D.155 receives grant for Family Fitness Night

CALUMET CITY | Calumet City Elementary District 155 recently received a $500 grant from the Northeastern District of the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am

Schools chief says D.158 will improve its special ed program

LANSING | Lansing Elementary District 158 will create an improvement plan for its special education program following a state board of education report conducted following a January visit.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am

E.C. Park Board seeks details of proposal for piano lessons

EAST CHICAGO | The Park Board has approved plans to offer piano lessons at a park facility if program specifics are presented to the board.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am

Glenwood trustees pursue casino for village

GLENWOOD | The Village Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution that authorizes Glenwood to serve as a host for a casino gambling site.

March 19, 2014 12:00 pm

Glenwood considering $980K offer to lease four cell tower sites

GLENWOOD | The village is considering the sale of lease agreements for four cellular tower sites to a California-based company.

March 17, 2014 12:00 am

Glenwood to vote Tuesday on casino proposal

GLENWOOD | The Village Board is expected to vote Tuesday on a resolution that if approved would throw Glenwood's hat into the ring as a potential host for a casino gambling site.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Army Corps, contractors offer update on dredging project

Army Corps, contractors offer update on dredging project

EAST CHICAGO | An Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal dredging project that has resulted in the removal of 400,000 cubic yards of material since its beginning in the fall of 2012 is scheduled to resume in early April.

March 13, 2014 11:00 pm Photos


Church gets nod to operate program at recreation center

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Park Board has given the New Mission of Jesus Christ Church permission to operate an after-school program at the Bessie Owens Center, 4001 Alexander Ave.

March 02, 2014 8:15 pm

Frozen pipes heat East Chicago discussion

EAST CHICAGO | Frozen water lines were a hot topic at a recent City Council meeting.

March 01, 2014 7:15 pm

Wentworth Jr. High School to offer Spanish in the fall

CALUMET CITY | Spanish will be added to the curriculum at Wentworth Junior High School next school year.

February 21, 2014 9:30 am
Technology giveaway computes for Gary students

Technology giveaway computes for Gary students

GARY | About 50 parents and children gathered Saturday morning in the vestibule at Glen Park Academy to pick up a free computer.

February 15, 2014 8:30 pm
Lansing elementary school implements fitness program

Lansing elementary school implements fitness program

LANSING | Fitness is in serious focus for fifth-graders at Coolidge Elementary School.

February 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Glenwood OKs hke in season pass price at golf course

GLENWOOD | Glenwoodie Golf Course season pass holders will see a price increase this year.

February 10, 2014 12:00 am

Glenwood hikes fees for water, sewer users for infrastructure improvements

GLENWOOD | Residential customers will pay $75 more per year as a result of the Village Board's approval on Tuesday of an ordinance that increases the depreciation fee for water and sewer users and establishes a stormwater maintenance fee.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am

Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library celebrates 40th anniversary

LYNWOOD | As it prepares for its 40th anniversary June 24, the Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library has a full slate of 1970s-themed programming planned to commemorate the decade of its founding.

February 07, 2014 10:00 pm

E.C. council opposes cuts in tax dollars for education

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago City Council has unanimously approved a resolution that expresses opposition to any state action that would reduce tax dollars for education.

February 02, 2014 6:45 pm

E.C. Parks Department takes ownership of recreation centers

EAST CHICAGO | The Park Board has approved the transfer of four recreation centers from the Department of Redevelopment to the Parks Department.

February 02, 2014 6:00 pm
Homeless vet gets life back together at PSC

Homeless vet gets life back together at PSC

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A once homeless veteran is turning into a true success story at Prairie State College.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am

Mail delivery spotty in Thornton, village officials say

THORNTON | Postal problems have reportedly become a common occurrence in the village.

January 31, 2014 5:00 pm

PSC recycles suits for female students on job interviews

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Women attending Prairie State College will have a new resource with the start of the new semester this week.

January 27, 2014 12:00 am

Sewer and water rate increase proposed in Glenwood

GLENWOOD | The Village Board will consider a sewer and water rate increase at its Feb. 4 meeting.

January 25, 2014 8:00 pm

East Chicago Park Board elects officers

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Park Board has elected officers for the year.

January 25, 2014 7:30 pm

Prairie State College community comes together for veterans, children

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Charitable efforts by Prairie State College prior to its semester break helped both children and veterans over the holidays.

January 24, 2014 6:56 pm

East Chicago crime drops from 2012 figures

EAST CHICAGO | Overall crime in the city last year decreased by 6 percent compared to 2012 based on numbers reported to the FBI.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am
Robots teach students professionalism in competition at IUN

Robots teach students professionalism in competition at IUN

GARY | Students from St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point joined whiz kids from four other states Sunday at a regional qualifying robotics tournament at Indiana University Northwest.

January 19, 2014 8:20 pm Photos


D.158 survey results to be displayed on website

LANSING | Results of an online School Climate Survey taken by parents of students in Lansing Elementary District 158 in November have been compiled and will be displayed on the district website after being reviewed by the School Board, Superintendent Cecilia Heiberger said.

January 19, 2014 6:15 pm
Whiting schools, Strack & Van Til partner for green effort

Whiting schools, Strack & Van Til partner for green effort

WHITING | All Whiting public school students stand to benefit from an innovative new program that began as a joint effort between Nathan Hale Elementary School and the Strack & Van Til grocery store in Whiting.

January 18, 2014 6:45 pm Photos


Calumet City D.155 replacing all of its computers

CALUMET CITY | District 155 is in the process of replacing all of its computers.

January 18, 2014 12:00 am

Munster approves contract for removal of 94 ash trees

MUNSTER | The Munster Town Council approved a $18,425 contract for the removal of nearly 100 trees.

January 16, 2014 12:00 am

Repairs won't disrupt events at park clubhouse, Munster officials say

MUNSTER | Town officials on Monday attempted to put at ease a bride-to-be concerned about damage caused by settling at the Centennial Park Clubhouse.

January 14, 2014 7:45 pm

Munster officials unsettled about Centennial Park Clubhouse settling

MUNSTER | Town Council members are concerned about movement in some of the walls and columns of the Centennial Park Clubhouse as a result of settling.

January 12, 2014 6:30 pm

Glenwood gets new treasurer

GLENWOOD | The village has a new treasurer, as Keith Reichard was sworn in on Tuesday to replace former Treasurer Toleda Hart, who resigned last month.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am

Munster Redevelopment denies Munster Steel financial incentives

MUNSTER | The Redevelopment Commission has formally rejected a request from Munster Steel for additional incentives related to the company's future move to Hammond.

January 10, 2014 8:00 pm

New welding lab opens at SSC

SOUTH HOLLAND | A brand new welding lab, complete with a high tech welding simulator, will be ready for student use when the spring semester begins at South Suburban College on Jan. 13.

January 10, 2014 12:00 am

E.C. Waterway District moves forward with cleanup plans

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Waterway Management District is moving forward with plans to remove contaminated sediment from the Grand Calumet River and Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal.

January 04, 2014 9:15 pm

Whiting advances plans to lease Community Center to YMCA

WHITING | The city is moving forward with plans to lease the Whiting Community Center to the YMCA for $1 per year.

December 30, 2013 8:30 pm

East Chicago establishes Public Works as city department

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago City Council has approved an ordinance that establishes Public Works as a city department.

December 28, 2013 8:00 pm
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