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Incumbent Jolie Covaciu (R) and candidate Jerome Prince (D) discuss their goals and qualifications with The Times Editorial Board.
Incumbent Hal Slager (R) and candidate Jim Wieser (D) discuss their goals and qualifications with The Times Editorial Board.
Incumbent Ed Soliday (R) and candidate Deb Porter (D) discuss about their goals and qualifications with The Times Editorial Board.
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.
Chef Tammy Pham of Asparagus serves Pineapple Shrimp Curry in the Teodori kitchen.
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.
Guests sample various wines at The Tri Kappa Kitchen Tour and Tasting at the Lake County Courthouse's Maki Ballroom.
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.
CROWN POINT | Crown Point police are investigating a rash of thefts from vehicles reported between 6 and 11:10 a.m. Oct. 6.
GRIFFITH | Griffith has scheduled two special meetings next week.
The original Jawbone monitor bracelet was a sensation in 2013. The UP24 has now gone wireless in tracking sleep and activity cycles
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.
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.
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…
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 …
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…
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.
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.
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…
VALPARAISO | Windiana will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Ivy Tech auditorium, 3100 Ivy Tech Drive.
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…
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 …
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…
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.
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.
HIGHLAND | Teresa Freyek is a 67-year-old grandmother who had been telling her family that she wanted to skydive before she died.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
Chef Joseph Trama serves up roasted butternut squash soup at the Kabella residence in Crown Point during the Tri Kappa Kitchen Tour.
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.
Cummins reaching worldwide work force
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.
There are three races for voters throughout Indiana to consider in this year's general election — secretary of state, auditor and treasurer.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. addresses the audience Tuesday at Mayor's Night Out.
Hammond Assistant Police Chief Jeff Long speaks at Mayor's Night Out.
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