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BP officials have notified the state of Indiana that more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide were released into the air following an explosion at its Whiting Refinery.
CHICAGO | New guidelines aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against pregnant women were signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn this week, a move backers say extends protections already in place for other workers.
With the threat from a toxic algae bloom that affected the tap water for about 400,000 residents of Michigan and Ohio apparently ended, a spokesman for Indiana American Water said the chances for a similar problem in Northwest Indiana were small.
It's been five years since Michael Jackson died, yet his career is more alive than it has been in decades.
CHICAGO | The southbound lanes of Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway were reopened Tuesday night after a bus carrying 38 special-needs adults was involved in a crash with a semitrailer.
MICHIGAN CITY | Indiana conservation officers plan to resume an underwater sonar search Monday for a Chicago man who went missing Saturday night in Lake Michigan north of Mount Baldy.
SPRINGFIELD | Plans to expand gambling in Illinois were put on hold Friday when the backer of legislation proposing new casinos said he wouldn't call the measure for a vote until he resolved lingering issues and had key support.
CHICAGO | A 70-year-old former village clerk has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $650,000 from Burnham, spending much of it at Indiana casinos.
Federal health officials said an Illinois business associate of a man treated for MERS in Indiana earlier this month has tested positive for the disease but shows no signs of illness, NBC5 is reporting.
Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a new study said.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education says the state's high school graduation rates from 2013 are virtually the same as from the year before.
PORTER | The body recovered Sunday from Lake Charles in Porter has been identified as Teleka Patrick, 30, of Kalamazoo, Mich., who went missing Dec. 6.
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. | Jurors in suburban Chicago have found businessman Allan Kustok guilty of killing his wife, Anita "Jeanie" Kustok, in September 2010.
CHICAGO | More than 80 same-sex couples — including couples from Gary and DeMotte — have gotten marriage licenses in Cook County, including some from other Illinois counties who apparently didn't want to wait until gay marriage becomes legal statewide on June 1.
CHICAGO | A bank robber's escape with a cellmate from a high-rise Chicago lockup got him an additional three and a half years in federal prison.
A member of Congress from Michigan has introduced a bill that would require separating Lake Michigan from the Mississippi River watershed in the Chicago area to block the path of Asian carp and other invasive species, which could cause an estimated loss of $1.9 billion to Northwest Indiana's…
Northwest Indiana residents will experience deja vu as they wake up to snow and the threat of frigid wind chills.
CHICAGO | People who want to have a picnic in a Cook County forest preserve this year can now buy the necessary permits online.
DOLTON | The boyfriend of a pregnant teen who was fatally shot last week and his brother remained in jail Sunday.
WESTFIELD, Ind. | Court documents say an Indianapolis man charged in connection with the downstate killings of a former Lowell woman and her adult daughter was angry about being fired by the woman's husband.
DOLTON | A 17-year-old pregnant girl died after being fatally shot on Christmas Day, but doctors were able to save her baby, police said.
Larry Lujack, the self-proclaimed "superjock" who dominated Chicago radio airwaves for 20 years, has died.
CROWN POINT | Two people — a man who was married earlier in the day and a Hobart first-grade teacher — were struck and killed by traffic in Crown Point late Saturday night.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark. | The boyfriend of a one-time area woman who was killed nearly two years ago was charged in the homicide.
CHICAGO | Chicago authorities say the city's official Christmas tree will be a 57-foot Colorado blue spruce from South Holland.
CHICAGO | A convicted bank robber has pleaded guilty to escaping from a high-rise Chicago lockup with a cellmate last year.
The son of a retired Calumet City police officer faces a murder charge in connection with the shooting death of a Michigan State Police trooper.
With an eye on repeating as IHSA Class 4A state champions, Marian Catholic has hired former Immaculate Conception and Lisle High School head coach Dan Murray.
MICHIGAN CITY | A Lafayette, Ind., man who was hospitalized in critical condition after being pulled from Lake Michigan near Beverly Shores died Saturday.
CHICAGO | Six-year-old Nathan Woessner of Sterling, Ill, continues to improve 10 days after being rescued from beneath 11 feet of sand July 12 at the Mount Baldy area of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Ford is recalling just more than 13,000 Explorer, Taurus and Lincoln MKS cars and SUVs because the child safety locks might not work on the rear doors.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana students resumed taking required standardized tests Wednesday after two days of computer glitches that temporarily halted testing.
The RailCats will be the first American home to right-handed pitcher Takahiro Matsuka, a reliever with Japanese Major League experience.
A bill that would have required high school football teams to limit tackling in practices to one day a week didn't make it through the Illinois General Assembly. But its sponsor hopes the state's prep sports governing body adopts the measure aimed at concussion prevention.
It might not seem like spring is only two weeks away after the area received heavy snowfall Tuesday.
The outgoing president of the Gary Community School Corp. board said the district is getting a potential Christmas gift as a result of a recent Marion County court ruling.
MERRILLVILLE | Steve Kramer spent Monday night drawing attention to the “fiscal cliff” debate in Congress by standing on the curb in front of the Merrillville office of U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky.
HAMMOND | A judge ruled a federal agent used reasonable force in the 2007 shooting death of Rosalio Rincon in a parking lot at a busy Hobart crossroads.
BREA, Calif. | American Suzuki Motor Corp. on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and said it will cease selling automobiles in the U.S. as part of a plan to restructure its business.
GARY | An Indiana National Guard unit that lost six members of its company during a nearly yearlong deployment in Afghanistan returned Wednesday to Northwest Indiana.
CHICAGO | A Steger man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty of murder in 2009 spurred by jealousy that left his estranged wife and former girlfriend dead and eventually killed his father.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter said he will move to return a former East Chicago man here to be tried for a 13-year-old Whiting homicide.
Struggling Maryland-based steelmaker RG Steel LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware.
The Illinois House has passed legislation giving the state the power to acquire private property for a proposed expressway connecting Interstate 65 in Indiana with Interstate 55 in Illinois.
FORT CARSON, Colo. | A soldier from Dyer on his third deployment to Afghanistan died Sunday from injuries he suffered in an improvised explosive device attack in Kunar province.
INDIANAPOLIS | The newest member of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list is a Hammond native accused of possessing and producing child pornography.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Lake Central's Glenn Robinson III and Bowman Academy's DeJuan Marrero will join Indiana Mr. Basketball Gary Harris of Hamilton Southeastern in leading the Indiana All-Stars boys high school team against their Kentucky counterparts in June.
Cubs fans rest assured, your team's home opener will air on DirecTV after all.
WASHINGTON | The White House abruptly announced Monday that it had scuttled plans to hold the upcoming G-8 economic summit in Chicago, and would instead host world leaders at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland.
Lake County Animal Control shelter volunteers Peter and Lisa Madafferi took part in a last-minute animal rescue mission Sunday to the storm-ravaged southern part of the state.
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