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Donations to red kettles in Lake County are down by 32 percent so far compared with this time last year and requests for food and assistance are greater than ever, The Salvation Army said.
PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested Wednesday morning after police said he battered another man, then fled from officers.
MICHIGAN CITY | Four LaPorte residents were arrested Wednesday night in connection with two robberies, including one at Lighthouse Mall.
PORTAGE | The city's Traffic Commission on Thursday approved licensing two taxi cab companies to operate in the city next year.
Pressure blasters stolen from environmental services firm
Andrean senior and Crown Point native Brandon Barnes accepted an invitation to Perfect Game's World Showcase Jan. 4-5 in Ft. Myers, Fla.
SCHERERVILLE | Hampton Inn & Suites marked its grand opening Thursday at 1904 U.S. 41.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Franciscan St. James Health has named Arnie Kimmel as its new chief executive officer, overseeing the Chicago-area arm of Mishawaka-based health care system Franciscan Alliance.
SCHERERVILLE | Boho Chic has recently opened at 1000 Eagle Ridge Drive, Suite E, in Schererville.
CHICAGO | Two men have been charged in connection with a bank robbery Wednesday in Homewood after a manhunt found the pair at a nearby parking lot with $80,288 in the trunk of a gray Volvo, the FBI said.
VALPARAISO | Strongbow Inn is hosting a grand opening and ribbon-cutting for its newly remodeled Bow Bar at 4 p.m. Friday at 2405 U.S. 30.
Burglar steals jewelry, cash from Portage woman's home
VALPARAISO | The Annual Holly Days event hosted by Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events will bring the sights and sounds of the season to downtown Valparaiso from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
CHESTERTON Delta Theta Tau (DTT) of Chesterton will be creating and sending out Santa letters again this year. These Santa letters are each hand typed (not computer generated), and completely customized with the child’s information, along with extra information. These are printed on high-glo…
GRIFFITH | United Federal Credit Union is sponsoring a food drive at its Griffith branch to collect goods for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, serving Lake and Porter counties. Through Dec. 15, UFCU will collect unopened, nonperishable food items in its lobby at 510 N. Broad St.
EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago Housing Authority residents took one big step closer to their goals last month when they successfully completed the seven-week DYPEC 2013: Happy Homes Program, where they learned more effective parenting, financial and home management skills and methods to counter…
GARY | Majestic Star Casino and Hotel team members recently donated $4,560 to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana from the annual charity golf outing fundraiser hosted at Sherwood Golf Course in Schererville.
LAKE STATION | The Lake County Parks and Recreation Department has a festive December planned at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center.
MERRILLVILLE | St. Helen’s Philoptochos Ladies Society of SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral will host its 11th annual Christmas Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 8000 Madison St.
LAKE STATION | The Lake Station Chamber of Commerce has scheduled an after-hours event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Draft House, 4825 Central Ave.
LAKE STATION | The Lake Station Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Christmas holiday house decorating contest.
Defending champion Marian Catholic will face Tinley Park at 7 p.m. Dec. 26 in the first round of the McDipper 41 Tournament at Rich South.
One way or another, Hanover Central girls basketball coach Doug Nelson had to hit the century mark on Wednesday night. And Nelson picked up his 100th win as his Wildcats beat Calumet, 71-21, in Greater South Shore Conference play.
HOMEWOOD | Three people accused of being involved in an armed robbery of a Bank of America branch in Homewood were in police custody late Wednesday, authorities said.
HAMMOND | A 39-year-old man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to three years and one month in prison, according to court records.
PORTAGE | City officials blamed Mother Nature on Tuesday night for falling behind on residential leaf pickup this fall.
GARY | A man was shot Wednesday morning while walking in the 2300 block of Connecticut Street, police said.
MUNSTER | The hospitals in the Community Healthcare System were recognized among America's 100 best in multiple specialties, by a company that ranks hospitals nationwide.
SCHERERVILLE | The Northwest Regional SWAT team has scheduled a fundraiser from 5 p.m. to midnight Dec. 13 at the Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St. in Schererville.
MERRILLVILLE | The town's Metropolitan Police Commission meets in executive session at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Merrillville Police Department conference room.
HAMMOND | Two major north-south routes will be back to normal soon, relieving region residents who endured detours for months.
VALPARAISO | Renowned jewelry designer Alex Woo will appear at Martin Binder Jeweler, 23 Lincolnway, in Valparaiso during an open house from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
MERRILLVILLE | Michael Hicks, director of the Ball State Center for Business and Economic Research and a professor of economics in the Miller College of Business, will review economic trends in 2013 and offer a forecast for the business climate in 2014.
PORTAGE | Monnier Street between Mulberry and Stone avenues will be closed beginning Friday morning through the end of the month to install a water main.
HOBART | A 21-year-old Portage man stole items valued at $61,000 from a Hobart warehouse, police said.
GRIFFITH | United Federal Credit Union in sponsoring a food drive at its Griffith branch to collect food for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.
HOBART | A 19-year-old Hobart man allegedly struck another man after getting into a dispute with him over ruts made in his yard.
Do you have questions about the new Health Insurance Marketplace? Staff members at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System are providing free information sessions on “Navigating the Marketplace.”
PORTER COUNTY | The Porter County Public Library Service has added three databases.
CHESTERTON | The Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center is offering free nature storytelling sessions for kids on select Thursdays in December.
VALPARAISO | United Way of Porter County (UWPC) hosted its 4th annual Valparaiso Half Marathon on Nov. 10. All proceeds raised at the event went to UWPC’s Power of Youth Council. The student-led council is a United Way initiative that is comprised of Porter County high school students who ra…
PORTER COUNTY | The last day of the 2013 season for public access to the Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 546 S. County Road 400 West, will be Saturday.
VALPARAISO | About 3,800 runners and walkers participated in the annual Valparaiso Turkey Trot, which is hosted by the Porter-Starke Services Foundation. Despite colder weather, this annual event set another record for event participants, both for the Turkey Trot and other similar races in N…
HOBART | The Hobart Area Concert Band, formally known as Rusty Pipes, will host its annual winter concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hobart Middle School Auditorium, 36 E. Eighth St.
CHESTERTON | The general public is invited to attend a free Small Business Administration Loan (SBA Loan) seminar at 9 a.m. Thursday at Riley’s Railhouse, 123 4th St. The event will include a free brunch provided by Harvest Circle Workshop.
GARY | For many years, the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana in Miller has presented an annual “Christmas for the Animals” fundraiser at the shelter.
HAMMOND | Fulbright Scholar Rukhsana Hasan, director of Gender Studies at Fatima Jinna Women's University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, will be speaking on women's rights in relationship to voting in Pakistan at Thursday's meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Calumet Area.
MERRILLVILLE | A free craft table is available to children visiting the Lake County Public Library's Merrillville branch, 1919 W. 81st Ave.
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