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ALBANY, N.Y. | Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emergency crews desperately searched for survivors Saturday, a day after a violent wave of Midwest and Southern storms, including the tornado that flattened downstate Indiana communities, left behind a trail of shredded homes, downed power lines and streets littered with tossed vehicles.
Government watchdog groups are questioning NIPSCO's hiring of a top Indiana state energy policy adviser, who now will oversee the utility's relationships with regulators.
Union members are asking a federal judge to block Indiana's new right-to-work law. International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 filed a suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Hammond claiming the right-to-work law violates the federal and state constitutions.
Pa.-based Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has sent a letter to PUC's chancellor exhorting him to halt a disciplinary investigation of professor Maurice Eisenstein for what the group called harassment because of Eisenstein's expression of political and religious opinions online.…
Most local police Friday night reported no major weather-related incidents due to the day's winter storm.
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INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's unemployment rate remained steady at 9 percent in November, lagging behind the U.S. rate of 8.6 percent.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. | Purdue University officials say a 23-year-old student, whose Facebook page indicates he was from Crown Point, has been found dead at an off-campus residence.
Indiana's unemployment rate continued its recent upward trend by increasing to 8.9 percent for September-but jobless rates dipped in each of Northwest Indiana's seven counties.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's unemployment rate has continued its recent upward trend by increasing to 8.9 percent for September.
Heavy winds downed power lines, uprooted trees and knocked out power to more than 3,000 NIPSCO customers late Wednesday and early Thursday.
A study released Tuesday said the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway maritime industry supports 227,000 jobs and generates billions of dollars in wages, tax revenue and purchases into the U.S. and Canadian economies.
A new study says the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway maritime industry supports 227,000 jobs and generates billions of dollars in wages, tax revenue and purchases into the U.S. and Canadian economies. Shipping along Lake Michigan's shoreline represented $14 billion of economic activity a…
State police say a crane toppled onto its side on the Indiana Toll Road construction zone near Grant Street late last night, forcing all lanes to be closed for hours so that it could be moved.
MINERAL, Va. | The most powerful earthquake to strike the East Coast in 67 years shook buildings and rattled nerves from South Carolina to Maine on Tuesday. Frightened office workers spilled into the streets in New York, and parts of the White House, Capitol and Pentagon were evacuated.
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