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D.171 schools chief plans action to hike test scores

LANSING | Sunnybrook Elementary District 171 Superintendent Hughes B. George cautioned parents at the School Board meeting Monday that continued low test scores could eventually mean the state would close the district's two schools or change staffing.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

E.C. civil, sanitary budgets await council OK

EAST CHICAGO | The City Council expects to adopt a $24.3 million civil city budget and a $9 million sanitary district budget on Monday.

October 21, 2014 6:54 pm

Ill. attorney general seeking info on Sauk Village town hall meetings

SAUK VILLAGE | The Illinois attorney general's office has contacted the village about possible Open Meetings Act violations, the village attorney told the board Tuesday.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Munster Ale Fest a frosty good time

Munster Ale Fest a frosty good time

MUNSTER | A light sprinkle and low temperatures could not keep a large, thirsty crowd of beer lovers from converging on Centennial Park on Saturday for the first Munster Ale Fest.

October 18, 2014 8:36 pm Photos

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Sauk Village may vote on election etiquette ordinance on Oct. 28

SAUK VILLAGE | Village Clerk Debbie Williams wants a concrete definition of what the village considers as acceptable electioneering.

October 18, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing principal resigns; group of parents voices support

LANSING | The Lansing Elementary District 158 School Board this week accepted the resignation of Memorial Junior High School Principal Duane Schupp.

October 17, 2014 1:25 pm

Whiting looks at $7.5 million budget

WHITING | The Whiting City Council is looking at a $7,509,622 civil city budget for next year.

October 16, 2014 5:40 pm

East Chicago Public Library's looking for friends

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library needs friends. And Christine Russell is out to find them.

October 15, 2014 7:45 pm

Whitng revises handicap parking ordinance

WHITING | The City Council has approved an ordinance amending residential handicapped parking procedures.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Cal City could vote Oct. 23 to hike water rates

CALUMET CITY | The City Council this week delayed a decision regarding a water rate increase.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am
Vets recognized for heroism

Vets recognized for heroism

LANSING | It seemed only fitting that a veteran would win the inaugural Phil Martini 5K Run/Walk that kicked off Military Recognition Day, which for the past three years has been held in conjunction with the final day of the village's Autumn Fest.

October 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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E.C. residents updated on crime stats, demolition efforts

EAST CHICAGO | Crime statistics and demolition updates were on residents' minds when Mayor Anthony Copeland and department heads held a recent town hall-style meeting in the 5th District.

October 03, 2014 6:41 pm

East Chicago bolsters firefighter ranks

EAST CHICAGO | For the first time since 2006, the city has hired new firefighters.

September 27, 2014 5:53 pm

Ambulance delay explained in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | Questions about ambulance service in the city brought Fire Chief Emiliano Perez and representatives from Prompt Ambulance Service to a recent East Chicago City  Council meeting.

September 27, 2014 5:12 pm
Whiting rededicates Lakefront Park

Whiting rededicates Lakefront Park

WHITING | Picture-perfect weather set an ideal scene for a VIP ribbon cutting ceremony that served as the official rededication of the renovated Whiting Lakefront Park.

September 26, 2014 8:58 pm Photos

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Whiting set to OK mascot hall

WHITING | A memorandum of understanding that states the National Mascot Hall of Fame will come to Whiting if the city builds a structure and raises funds for exhibits is scheduled to be approved at the city's Redevelopment Commission meeting on Oct. 8.

September 25, 2014 10:30 pm

Lansing Honor Guard hosts vigil for POW/MIA Day

LANSING | A group of local veterans is doing its part to make sure those who served their country and never returned are not forgotten.

September 22, 2014 11:06 am

D.158 schools chief moving forward with plans to curb overcrowding

LANSING | Lansing Elementary School District 158 continues to monitor school enrollment numbers with an eye towards possible boundary line changes.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am

D.171 sees more fathers active in school

LANSING | The Million Father March held last month in Sunnybrook Elementary District 171 garnered much more participation than last year.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am

Whiting creates new animal control, special events departments

WHITING | The City Council recently created two new executive departments, one for special events and one for animal control.

September 21, 2014 6:15 pm

Sunnybrook Elementary District OKs balanced $14M budget

LANSING | Sunnybrook Elementary District 171 School Board approved a balanced budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

September 21, 2014 4:30 pm

Whiting poised to approve new disability parking permit rules

WHITING | Whiting residents with disability parking permits may soon have to reapply to keep them.

September 20, 2014 6:06 pm

D.155 board member resigns, new one appointed

CALUMET CITY | The Calumet City Elementary District 155 School Board on Thursday accepted the resignation of board member Guadalupe Brantley and appointed Robert Oberman to serve out her term.

September 19, 2014 11:30 am

Whiting signs South Shore expansion pact

WHITING | The Whiting City Council has committed financially to the proposed expansion project for the South Shore Rail line.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Tax abatements for E.C. buildling rehab stalled

EAST CHICAGO | City Council members tabled requests for tax abatements as American Crossroads Group, LLC seeks to rehabilitate a 100,000 square foot building on property at 3600 Michigan Ave.

September 07, 2014 8:30 pm

Renovation will transform former Gun Club into lakefront restaurant

WHITING | A $3 million renovation is expected to begin soon to transform the former Gun Club building into a lakefront restaurant.

September 07, 2014 12:30 am

Groups rally against, for guns outside Riverdale store

RIVERDALE | A large group of protesters, many wearing shirts or holding sings that said "Stop Bad Apple Gun Dealers," took to the Indiana Avenue sidewalks Saturday in front of Chuck's Gun shop to rally against the business.

September 06, 2014 8:15 pm

Whiting strikes out on Chicago Baseball Museum

WHITING | Plans to open a museum in the city that would have provided a history of all Chicago baseball teams — professional, college, Negro League, women's baseball and 16-inch softball — have died.

September 03, 2014 10:00 pm

Homeless shelter opening in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | A vacant, four-unit apartment building on Alexander Avenue is being converted into the city's first homeless shelter.

August 31, 2014 10:00 pm

Local districts give students incentives for perfect attendance

As students in Illinois return to the classroom for a new school year, regular school attendance is not only important so students don't fall behind in their studies and receive poor grades.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Calumet City students invited to Back to School event

CALUMET CITY | Calumet City Elementary District 155 students can benefit from a Back To School Clerk Day taking place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in the City Hall parking lot, 204 Pulaski Road.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am
Pediatric cancer fighter given Sagamore Award

Pediatric cancer fighter given Sagamore Award

GARY | When asked what gives her such passion for helping families cope with childhood cancer, Donna Criner simply pointed to her grandson, Drew.

August 24, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Whiting council OKs lakefront development area

WHITING | The City Council has approved an ordinance that establishes a special lakefront development project area as a necessary step toward issuing additional alcoholic beverage permits within the designated area.

August 24, 2014 6:15 pm

Lansing D.158 to study boundary changes

LANSING | Boundary lines in Lansing Elementary District 158 will be examined this year to avoid overcrowding in district schools.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Rains give Chalk A Lot winners fleeting fame in Whiting

Rains give Chalk A Lot winners fleeting fame in Whiting

WHITING | The rain stayed away just long enough Saturday afternoon to allow judging in the second annual Chalk A Lot festival held on 119th Street in downtown Whiting.

August 23, 2014 7:05 pm Photos

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Chalk artists take to the sidewalks in Whiting

WHITING | Artists and chocolate lovers will converge as the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce hosts its second annual Chalk A Lot festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday on 119th Street in Whiting.

August 22, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing Walgreens donates school supplies to D.171

LANSING | A local drug store helped to ensure that students in Sunnybrook District 171 were well supplied as school began Thursday.

August 21, 2014 11:00 am

D.171 participating in Million Father March

LANSING | Dads in Sunnybrook School District 171 are being asked to break out their walking shoes Thursday for the Million Father March.

August 19, 2014 10:55 am

Some E.C. Councilmen question Region STOP Team use

EAST CHICAGO | Some members of the East Chicago City Council said they had questions about the use of the Region STOP Team, so they asked Police Chief Mark Becker to join them at a meeting.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am
Glenwood woman hopes to be Miss Illinois USA

Glenwood woman hopes to be Miss Illinois USA

GLENWOOD | The next Miss Illinois USA could hail from Glenwood, as Ariel Fuller will travel to Skokie to vie for that crown in a competition that runs from Aug. 29 through Sept. 1.

August 17, 2014 10:16 am

Taste of East Chicago kicks off Friday at Veteran's Park

EAST CHICAGO | Motorcycles, car shows and food are set to highlight the city's annual Taste of East Chicago event running Friday through Sunday at Veteran's Park, 4525 Indianapolis Blvd.

August 14, 2014 7:45 pm
Lay principal a new habit for Marian Catholic

Lay principal a new habit for Marian Catholic

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A wall of portraits tells Steve Tortorello that he's breaking new ground as Marian Catholic High School principal.

August 11, 2014 11:00 pm

Whiting ponders creating lakefront development area

WHITING | The Whiting City Council is considering an ordinance to establish a special lakefront development area to help entice future businesses serving alcohol.

August 11, 2014 6:55 pm

Durkin suggests term limits, magnet school for Glenwood

GLENWOOD | Term limits and creating a magnet school in the village are two potential referendum items Village President Kerry Durkin suggests village trustees consider adding to the November ballot.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
'Pay day' for 4-H'ers at county fair

'Pay day' for 4-H'ers at county fair

CROWN POINT | Young local farmers displayed their prized possessions in the annual Lake County 4-H livestock auction, providing a highlight on day nine of the Lake County Fair.

August 09, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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East Chicago plans roundabout at Cline Avenue, Columbus Drive

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago is preparing to install its first roundabout and will even give residents training in how to navigate the traffic control device.

August 04, 2014 12:15 am

Lakeside Garden Apartments attract Cleveland investor

EAST CHICAGO | A Cleveland-based company is looking to buy and manage the Lakeside Garden Apartments in the Indiana Harbor section of the city.

July 29, 2014 6:14 pm
Glenwood Cougars teaching life lessons along with football and cheerleading

Glenwood Cougars teaching life lessons along with football and cheerleading

GLENWOOD | Generations of children have learned structure and discipline through participation in the Glenwood Cougars Football and Cheerleading Organization.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Glenwood OKs $34.8M in appropriations for current fiscal year

GLENWOOD | The Glenwood Village Board unanimously approved an appropriations ordinance last week of $34,849,241 for the fiscal year that began May 1 and ends April 30.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

D.158 registration this year takes place at Memorial Jr. High

LANSING | A new student registration process designed with parents in mind will be in effect in Lansing School District 158 this year.

July 19, 2014 12:00 am
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