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Hal Slager and Jim Wieser

Hal Slager and Jim Wieser

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Candidates for Lake Co. Assessor

Candidates for Lake Co. Assessor

Incumbent Jolie Covaciu (R) and candidate Jerome Prince (D) discuss their goals and qualifications with The Times Editorial Board.

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Candidates for Indiana Rep – District 15

Candidates for Indiana Rep – District 15

Incumbent Hal Slager (R) and candidate Jim Wieser (D) discuss their goals and qualifications with The Times Editorial Board.

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Candidates for Indiana Rep. – District 4

Candidates for Indiana Rep. – District 4

Incumbent Ed Soliday (R) and candidate Deb Porter (D) discuss about their goals and qualifications with The Times Editorial Board.

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Deb Porter and Ed Soliday

Deb Porter and Ed Soliday

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State police warn of IRS scam

LOWELL | Indiana State Police on Wednesday warned residents of a telephone scam involving callers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service who try to get personal and financial information from the victims.

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Tammy Pham

Tammy Pham

Chef Tammy Pham of Asparagus serves Pineapple Shrimp Curry in the Teodori kitchen.

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Chef Jim Galligan, of the American Culinary Federation's Chefs of Northwest Indiana, slices a pumpkin cake to be served to guests at The Tri Kappa Kitchen Tour and Tasting at the Lake County Courthouse's Maki Ballroom.

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Guests sample various wines at The Tri Kappa Kitchen Tour and Tasting at the Lake County Courthouse's Maki Ballroom.

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Munster Crime Watch holds final meeting of the year

MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department holds its final Crime Watch meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall, 1005 Ridge Road.

10 hours ago

Thefts from six cars reported in Crown Point neighborhood

CROWN POINT | Crown Point police are investigating a rash of thefts from vehicles reported between 6 and 11:10 a.m. Oct. 6.

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Griffith holds special meetings twice next week in Town Hall

GRIFFITH | Griffith has scheduled two special meetings next week.

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Senior Scope: App trackers are perfect for keeping a digital eye on fitness

Senior Scope: App trackers are perfect for keeping a digital eye on fitness

The original Jawbone monitor bracelet was a sensation in 2013.  The UP24 has now gone wireless in tracking sleep and activity cycles

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Zuccarelli receives first Columbus Patriot Award from Order Sons of Italy in America

Zuccarelli receives first Columbus Patriot Award from Order Sons of Italy in America

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Order Sons of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of Illinois and Wisconsin awarded its first Columbus Patriot Award to Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli at its 90th Columbus Day banquet on Oct. 11 at the Villa Brunetti in Franklin Park, Ill.

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Kiwanis Club working to help babies, mothers in developing countries

Last week, I wrote about the Lansing Golden-K Kiwanis Club’s annual installation banquet and gave information about a few of its local causes, but I also learned a lot about one its worldwide causes.

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Students to mix it up at Lowell High School today

LOWELL | Lowell High School and its Bullying Prevention Committee will host the third annual Mix-It-Up Day today, encouraging every high school student to sit somewhere new for lunch and make a new friend. This is a national movement that fosters tolerance and encourages students to break aw…

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Library hosts After School Bullying Prevention Program

CROWN POINT | The staff at 360 Family Martial Arts is presenting an ongoing after school karate program that teaches youths bullying prevention, helps to develop character and confidence, trains student on how to focus, and adds a little martial arts. Free, four--week sessions are available …

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Hobart plans trick or treat fun downtown and in neighborhoods

The City of Hobart invites residents to bring their costumed children to a fun-filled Trick or Treat with Downtown Merchants event from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. A DJ and activities will be located in the multi-purpose lot at Third and Main streets. Refreshments will be served and Main Street me…

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Veteran teacher teaches first-graders to never stop learning

Veteran teacher teaches first-graders to never stop learning

Judith Vega realized early in life that working with children gave her joy, so she is now in her element as a first-grade teacher at Frank H. Hammond Elementary School in Munster.

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Fall fun and fundraisers planned for Schererville

Leaves are changing colors and dropping to the ground, we have had a frost, and any hope that summer may show up this year is gone. But, here are some events planned around the Town of Schererville as you enjoy autumn.

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Save those seeds

Save those seeds

VALPARAISO | Porter County Master Gardeners will gather to prepare seeds for the Seed & Bulb Exchange portion of their 12th annual Gardening Show. Learn how to clean and preserve seeds. Tools and packaging materials provided, as well as, seed heads and pods from a variety of plants. Brin…

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Windiana to perform in concert in Valparaiso

Windiana to perform in concert in Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Windiana will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Ivy Tech auditorium, 3100 Ivy Tech Drive.

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Critique night planned

CHESTERTON | Local painter, Mark VanderVinne, will host Critique Night at the Chesterton Art Center on Wednesday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Guests are welcome to show up, with no prior registration required. All ability levels and artistic styles are encouraged to attend. While Mark is…

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Every Child Ready to Read workshop set for parents

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library, Youth Services Department, in collaboration with East Chicago Moms Taking Charge Program, will host an Every Child Ready to Read Second Edition Workshop for parents on  from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive. The …

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Hoosiers can get help enrolling in health insurance at hospital programs

EAST CHICAGO | Local residents with no health Insurance can get help at monthly programs hosted by St. Catherine Hospital, 4321 Fir St. More than 46 million Americans are not covered. Staffers at St. Catherine Hospital are trained to help those who are seeking solutions. The hospital is an a…

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PUC College of Business providing leadership training to EC middle schoolers

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet’s College of Business has received $30,754 of a $54,000+ collaborative grant from Foundations of East Chicago to provide self-leadership training that helps East Chicago middle school students realize their potential for successful futures.

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'The Humanities Today' to be discussed at PUC

HAMMOND | “How to Talk about the Value of the Humanities in the Age of Corporate University” will be discussed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Purdue University Calumet’s Gyte Building, Room 103.

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Grandson joins grandmother in skydiving adventure

Grandson joins grandmother in skydiving adventure

HIGHLAND | Teresa Freyek is a 67-year-old grandmother who had been telling her family that she wanted to skydive before she died.

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Chili’s Restaurant steps up to aid The Salvation Army

Chili’s Restaurants is known for its “Give Back Night Program,” which offers individual locations a way to be involved in their community and support not-for-profit organizations. Chili’s is putting a spin on its traditional give back program by dedicating the entire month of October instead…

10 hours ago

New poster to be unveiled

CHESTERTON | The Brown Mansion now has its own South Shore poster. The new poster will be unveiled during a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Ave. Refreshments will be served.

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IUN to host conference for those with disabilities and employers

GARY | The Indiana University Northwest Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs, together with Everybody Counts and MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome, will host a Disabilities Employment Awareness Symposium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the John W. Anderson Libr…

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Bits and Bytes classes set in November

CHESTERTON | Bits and Bytes will continue at Westchester Public Library in November with four offerings of Introduction to Windows 8.1. The classes will take place in the new classroom located in the Serials/Automation Department on the second floor of Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave. Eve…

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Helping on Community Day

Helping on Community Day

WANATAH | For Indiana's electric power cooperatives, serving the community means more than providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity. It also involves pitching in to meet the needs of local individuals and organizations.

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Adoption fee waived this weekend at Humane Society Calumet Area

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will offer all treats and no tricks this month with an Adoption Fee-Waived Weekend at its adoption center and additional specials throughout the month.

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Joseph Trama

Joseph Trama

Chef Joseph Trama serves up roasted butternut squash soup at the Kabella residence in Crown Point during the Tri Kappa Kitchen Tour.

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Spay-ghetti dinner set for Nov. 8

PORTAGE | Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry Inc., of Hobart, will hold its third annual Spay-ghetti Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road.

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Inside INdiana Business

Cummins reaching worldwide work force

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13 days until election

13 days until election

Election Day, Nov. 4, is approaching rapidly. Before you cast your ballot, visit nwi.com/politics to read about the races, study candidates' responses to The Times' questionnaire, watch videos with some of the candidtes, and see The Times Editorial Board's endorsements in select races.

10 hours ago

NorthShore Health Centers receives $1.5M in federal funding

PORTAGE | NorthShore Health Centers will receive $1,498,801 from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department to continue providing affordable primary care, according to an announcement from Rep. Peter Visclosky's office.

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Strong early voter turnout on day one

SOUTH HOLLAND | Almost 8,300 early voters cast ballots in Cook County on the first day the polls were open Monday, according to the Cook County  clerk's office.

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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.

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Budding artists volunteer at NICU families reunion

Budding artists volunteer at NICU families reunion

CROWN POINT | Members of Crown Point High School’s National Art Honor Society, Gaby Richmond, Alex Baloski and Hannah Earl, enthusiastically volunteered last month at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion at Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point for all babies born in 2013. They spent the…

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TUESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: T.F. South girls win SSC Blue volleyball title

TUESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: T.F. South girls win SSC Blue volleyball title

Gabbe Mullen had 11 assists, nine service points and three aces as the T.F. South girls volleyball team won the South Suburban Blue Conference title outright with a 25-8, 25-5 road win over Argo on Tuesday night.

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Illinois man set for sentencing in E.C. kidnapping case

HAMMOND | A man who pleaded guilty in an East Chicago kidnapping case on Monday asked a federal judge to sentence him to eight years in prison.

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Survivors share stories of domestic abuse at St. Jude House vigil

Survivors share stories of domestic abuse at St. Jude House vigil

There were a few signs at first, Alicia Smith (not her real name), a domestic abuse survivor said, but she didn’t recognize them at the time.

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Mayor's Night Out

Mayor's Night Out

Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. addresses the audience Tuesday at Mayor's Night Out.

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Mayor's Night Out

Mayor's Night Out

Hammond Assistant Police Chief Jeff Long speaks at Mayor's Night Out.

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