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Hammond Polish deli owner to sell food at White Sox game

Hammond Polish deli owner to sell food at White Sox game

Pierogis and potato pancakes consumed by Chicago White Sox fans July 1 at U.S. Cellular Field are being made by Hammond’s MJ Polish Deli, which for the third year has been invited back to serve its menu during Polish Heritage Night at the South Side ballpark.

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Superior Truss moving to Gary from Illinois

GARY │The Gary City Council approved a tax abatement Tuesday for a company moving its facility from Markham, Ill., to the Miller area.

June 03, 2014 9:38 pm
Former Valpo resident has yearlong role on Mackinac Island

Former Valpo resident has yearlong role on Mackinac Island

VALPARAISO | A former Valparaiso resident is chief of security at the legendary Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, where he lives year-round, and broadcasts a radio show heard locally on WVLP-98.3 FM.

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TEST 4: Services recall Battle of the Bulge and POWs and MIAs (copy)

TEST 4: Services recall Battle of the Bulge and POWs and MIAs (copy)

MERRILLVILLE | World War II veterans who fought the German offensive campaign in the Battle of The Bulge were honored Monday at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville.

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Services recall Battle of the Bulge and POWs and MIAs

Services recall Battle of the Bulge and POWs and MIAs

MERRILLVILLE | World War II veterans who fought the German offensive campaign in the Battle of The Bulge were honored Monday at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville.

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Observance remembers those who died for the sake of others

Observance remembers those who died for the sake of others

MERRILLVILLE | The more than 1 million service members who’ve died in wars and conflicts since the first colonial soldiers took up arms in 1775 to fight for independence were honored Sunday during the American Legion 1st District Memorial Day program at Calumet Park Cemetery.

May 25, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Alternative to airport TIF discussed

VALPARAISO │ The Porter County Commissioners will have another option to consider instead of the recently created tax increment financing district around the county airport.

May 23, 2014 5:20 pm

Soderquist returns to council meeting

LAKE STATION | For the first time since pleading not guilty to multiple corruption charges in April, Mayor Keith Soderquist returned to chair the City Council meeting Thursday.

May 22, 2014 9:40 pm
Morton High students get hands-on lesson about safe driving

Morton High students get hands-on lesson about safe driving

HAMMOND │ There were a lot of car accidents in the Morton High School parking lot Thursday.

May 22, 2014 7:04 pm Photos

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It’s a rap at Hammond Boys & Girls Club

HAMMOND │ Members of Hammond's Boys & Girls Club who spent 10 weeks in a creativity and talent course showcased their hard work Wednesday in the club’s first Rap Battle Finals.

May 21, 2014 8:05 pm

County commissioners open road project bids

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners opened bids on Wednesday for several county highway projects.

May 21, 2014 5:25 pm
College Bound program extended 12 more years

College Bound program extended 12 more years

HAMMOND │ Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. signed a $36 million ordinance Tuesday at City Hall.

May 20, 2014 7:30 pm
Morton students make health, fitness part of daily routine

Morton students make health, fitness part of daily routine

HAMMOND | Fifth-grade students from Morton Elementary School are getting healthier while taking part in Community Hospital Fitness Pointe’s Take 5 for Life program.

May 19, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Prayer topic returns to Hammond council meetings

HAMMOND | A Hammond councilman wants to have a prayer before meetings a year after the practice ceased.

May 17, 2014 8:31 pm
Black Oak sewer improvement project completed

Black Oak sewer improvement project completed

GARY │ U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrated on Friday the end of construction for the Gary Black Oak phase II sewer improvement project.

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IUN grads reflect NWI diversity, chancellor says

IUN grads reflect NWI diversity, chancellor says

GARY │ More than two-thirds were women. Forty percent were students of color. Close to half are first-generation college graduates. The great majority are age 30 and older. And nearly 90 percent worked while earning their degrees.

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Colts added to sponsors of South Shore Air Show

HAMMOND │ Last year the Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders upset some local tourism officials because they used a beach in Michigan for their swimsuit calendar shoot instead of one on Indiana’s own shoreline.

May 15, 2014 2:19 pm
Hammond demolishes dilapidated home

Hammond demolishes dilapidated home

HAMMOND │ The city Wednesday celebrated its 400th home demolition during the tenure of Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.

May 14, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Canadian Consul General Roy Norton visits region

The Northwest Indiana Forum hosted Canadian Consul General Roy Norton for a tour of the region to learn to learn about its advantages and discuss opportunities for Canadian businesses here.

May 14, 2014 5:51 pm

NICTD: 'Status quo' on three Gary South Shore stations

PORTAGE │ The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District would like to build a high-level platform at its Gary Metro station, but the cost could go into “hundreds of millions of dollars,” said NICTD’s Joe Crnkovich.

May 13, 2014 1:35 pm
Be willing to take chances, PUC grads told

Be willing to take chances, PUC grads told

HAMMOND | Laila Alshebab probably summed up how more than 1,000 of her fellow Purdue University Calumet graduates felt on Saturday.

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GEO Group, facility opposition can't agree on meeting

HOBART | A Chicago-based consulting firm representing the GEO Group wants to meet privately with a member of an organization opposed to efforts to build an immigration detention facility in the city.

May 08, 2014 7:00 pm

Lakeshore Public Media offers glimpse inside

MERRILLVILLE | Community members had an opportunity to see the inner-workings of Lakeshore Public Media and meet staff members during an open house Wednesday.

May 08, 2014 3:20 pm

Society of Innovators opens nominations

CROWN POINT │ Friday is “Innovation Day” as the search begins for new innovators in Northwest Indiana.

May 08, 2014 1:50 pm
South Shore CVA hosts annual tourism luncheon

South Shore CVA hosts annual tourism luncheon

Local tourism was lauded Wednesday during the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority's annual Tourism Week Luncheon at the Indiana Welcome Center.

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PUC students receive real world consulting experience

PUC students receive real world consulting experience

HAMMOND │ Students in Purdue University Calumet’s Advanced Business Consulting class worked with two small business companies as consultants this semester and presented their reports Tuesday on campus.

May 06, 2014 2:55 pm Photos

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South Shore Roller Girls 'Bleed Blue'

South Shore Roller Girls 'Bleed Blue'

Gwen Brous was an only child until recently. Now she has more than 30 sisters, she said.

May 04, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Solidarity Day supports Jewish homeland

Solidarity Day supports Jewish homeland

MUNSTER │ The Jewish community celebrated Israel Solidarity Day on Sunday at the Jewish Federation.

May 04, 2014 5:28 pm Photos

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IUN, local law enforcement agencies roll out 'unprecedented' shared mapping system

IUN, local law enforcement agencies roll out 'unprecedented' shared mapping system

A community-wide data-sharing tool between Indiana University Northwest and local law enforcement agencies is already in use in several municipalities.

May 02, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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City approves site plan for Albanese expansion

HOBART | The Plan Commission approved the site plan review for the expansion of Albanese Confectionery that could double the size of the facility.

May 01, 2014 8:41 pm
Trampoline fun center opening in Schereville

Trampoline fun center opening in Schereville

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-trampoline walled playing court, is coming to Schererville.

April 30, 2014 9:13 pm Video Photos

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Forum discusses regional economic development

HAMMOND │ If members of the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce were unfamiliar with the Northwest Indiana Forum, they aren’t anymore if they attended the chamber’s general membership luncheon Wednesday at Dynasty Banquets.

April 30, 2014 3:11 pm
Tech entrepreneurs create companies in one weekend

Tech entrepreneurs create companies in one weekend

HAMMOND │ New tech companies were created in a 54-hour period during Northwest Indiana’s first Startup Weekend at Purdue University Calumet.

April 29, 2014 5:30 am

Concerned Citizens hold open house on proposed detention facility

HOBART | Community members had a chance to connect with the latest news about an organization’s efforts to prevent development of an immigration detention center in the city during an open house Sunday at the Hobart Arts League.

April 27, 2014 4:30 pm
Man begins walk across Lincoln Highway

Man begins walk across Lincoln Highway

A Leesburg man began Friday walking through the state of Indiana along the 1928 version of the first transcontinental highway - Lincoln Highway.

April 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Twelve regional leaders honored at awards event including the unveiling of the new Crest Award

Twelve regional leaders honored at awards event including the unveiling of the new Crest Award

The South Shore Leadership Center honored 12 regional leaders in Northwest Indiana who make an impact at its third annual Leaders as Heroes awards banquet Friday at Avalon Manor in Hobart.

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VU class examines Christians in Nazi Germany

VU class examines Christians in Nazi Germany

VALPARAISO | Students in Professor Matt Becker’s Christians in Nazi Germany class at Valparaiso University on Friday were treated to a special visit from a young man serving a year-long internship in Chicago.

April 25, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Union supporters recognized for their contributions

Union supporters recognized for their contributions

HIGHLAND | The Northwest Indiana Federation of Labor 39th annual Labor and Community Awards reception Thursday at Wicker Memorial Park recognized outstanding achievements in labor while providing political education and awareness to the community.

April 24, 2014 7:30 pm
'The Branding Diva' visits the region to talk business

'The Branding Diva' visits the region to talk business

GARY | Sometimes it takes a diva to get to the bottom of the business of branding.

April 24, 2014 4:02 pm Photos

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East Chicago handyman honored for honest work

East Chicago handyman honored for honest work

EAST CHICAGO │ A local handyman was honored recently by the Concerned Citizens of East Chicago for his honesty and integrity.

April 24, 2014 10:30 am
HR professionals gain knowledge, skills at annual conference

HR professionals gain knowledge, skills at annual conference

MERRILLVILLE | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson spoke about effective leadership during the Northwest Indiana Society of Human Resource Managers 16th annual conference Wednesday at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza

April 23, 2014 2:50 pm
Regional Health Clinic opens doors in Hammond

Regional Health Clinic opens doors in Hammond

HAMMOND │ A new clinic made possible by a Federally Qualified Health Center grant to Regional Mental Health Center will offer affordable health care for all ages.

April 22, 2014 2:05 pm

Organizations, associations learn how to 'bring it home'

MERRILLVILLE | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, in partnership with Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza hosted its annual Bring It Home Hero Ambassador Reception on Tuesday.

April 22, 2014 10:33 am

Unions hold awards gala Thursday in Wicker Park

HIGHLAND | The Northwest Indiana Federation of Labor will host its 39th annual Labor and Community Awards reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Wicker Park.

April 21, 2014 8:45 pm
Police deliver Easter to children following family tragedy

Police deliver Easter to children following family tragedy

HAMMOND | Multiple police, fire and railroad agencies brought Easter smiles Sunday to a family of children in need of them.

April 20, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Portage dog sniffs out bed bugs

Portage dog sniffs out bed bugs

The fight against bed bug infestation has gone to the dogs; literally.

April 19, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Youngest 'Jesus' shoulders role for Via Crucis

Youngest 'Jesus' shoulders role for Via Crucis

EAST CHICAGO | For the 34th year the congregation of Our Lady of Guadalupe re-enacted Via Crucis, the Way of the Cross procession, following its Good Friday Mass.

April 18, 2014 7:25 pm Photos

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Event brings volunteers, mentoring groups together

GARY │ An initiative to find mentors for children in Gary and Northwest Indiana launched Thursday at the Marquette Park Pavilion.

April 17, 2014 9:30 pm
Traditions old, new meet at the cross during Holy Week

Traditions old, new meet at the cross during Holy Week

Local churches of various faiths are celebrating Holy Week with both old and new traditions.

April 17, 2014 8:39 pm Photos

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Hammond hosts annual job fair

Hammond hosts annual job fair

HAMMOND │ The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development hosted Hammond’s 11th annual job fair Thursday, featuring 73 companies representing government, finance, gaming, health care, sales, manufacturing and apprenticeship trades.

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