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While others are busy going about their daily lives, silently the Illinois' Department of Transportation ravages the farmers in eastern Will County's airport footprint.
I just heard on the news that former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is going to spend millions to combat the NRA.
It is easier said than done — to forgive and to forget — mainly because in our minds and in our hearts we reverse these two manipulative premises. To forgive — first — and forget — second — is a much harder option than to say you have forgotten — first — and then forgave.
This is a response to the letter by AARP Indiana State Director June Lyle ("AARP Supports Obamacare," etc).
"To jaw-jaw is better than to war-war," said Winston Churchill in 1954, supporting the principle of nations negotiating. Those wise words from a principal war leader, with distinctive credentials, are worth keeping in mind as the crisis in Ukraine escalates.
Indiana's unemployment rate has dropped to 5.9 percent. A closer look at the added jobs might not be quite as encouraging.
It's impossible to feel any measure of sympathy for convicted sex offenders, especially those who victimize children. The parent in me says hit these monsters with every possible penalty the law prescribes.
Lake County Assessor Jolie Covaciu is the only Republican to currently hold countywide office in Lake County. Three Democrats — Jerome Prince, Michael Troxell and Jesus Ortiz Jr. — are vying for the chance to run against her in the Nov. 4 election.
Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
The race for the Democratic nomination for Calumet Township trustee pits incumbent Mary Elgin against Gary Councilwoman Kimberly Robinson. This is one of those races you should watch — and you'll definitely want to watch the video of our endorsement interview with the two candidates.
A mistake happened at Lake Central High School, and a stubborn administrator needs to change his stance, tone and perspective.
Recent stories say we should let the Ukraine stand alone. After Russia took the Crimea, Vladimir Putin said he would stop. He did not! This has happened before and ended in a world war.
I help senior citizens with medical bill problems. One senior citizen from the Miller Beach area of Gary told me she could not come to my office to get my help until she got two new tires. Two of her tires blew out because of the terrible potholes in her area of Gary. That caused me to reali…
I would like to enlighten the community as to what Washington Township High School is doing to raise awareness of what might happen to students who make poor choices during prom weekend.
Anyone who’s ever served on a committee can relate to the old laugh line: A committee is a group of people who keep minutes and waste hours.
Can you name the last Indiana governor to hail from Lake County?
Years ago friends of mine left me here in Hammond and moved to Dyer, Munster, Schererville, St. John and beyond. Now some of them want me to help pay for building a South Shore track and providing service for them to ride to Chicago.
Conscience is much in the news nowadays, as many religious organizations and businesses claim they cannot cooperate with new federal requirements to distribute drugs that may cause abortions.
Fairy tales and similar stories have long been the object of children’s dreams and their parent’s escape from adult life. Lately, however, people seem to think that these stories give off too many unrealistic expectations. This thinking causes many parents to be wary to allow their children …
Words of wisdom versus money spent. Seen a good movie? How much did you spend? What did you get out of it? Attend a sporting event? How much did you spend? What did you get out of it? Visit a doctor? How much did you spend? What did you get out of it?
The Israeli-Arab Palestinian peace talks are unraveling and on the verge of collapse.
It's sad when public officials must show their willingness to do the right thing by signing toothless documents promising they won't act like conniving, entitled thieves and will train their underlings to avoid such behaviors.
Kankakee Valley REMC CEO Dennis Weiss followed the standard line for Indiana utilities in seeking to protect coal-fired power plants, upon which the Indiana electrical grid leans heavily.
Elliot Bartky is president of the Jewish American Affairs Committee of Indiana.
Allon Friedman, MD, is vice president of the Jewish American Affairs Committee of Indiana.
Standardized testing is a grueling part of the college admissions process that every college-bound student has to endure. The SAT and ACT are meant to aid colleges in their selection of students through the evaluation of test scores from all high school students. College Board is making chan…
With April coming to a close and May rolling in, I am assured of two things across high schools throughout the region: Unfortunate amounts of rain whenever I head out to the golf course and high school seniors panicking about college.
When school board members discuss policies on public comment, they often lose sight of one key fact: the public, not the board, owns the school district.
Region views on Easter traditions
As the welcomed advancement of an ethical framework to guide Northwest Indiana along the path of best practices continues to gain momentum, there are valuable opportunities to incorporate community-defining principles which enhance cultural competency and ensure ethical mandates such as equi…
Indiana's primary election system is dysfunctional. What the state really needs is an open primary system.
With the passing of Mickey Rooney, recall his appearance and the fact that he was married eight times.
Dennis Weiss, CEO of Kankakee Valley REMC, is right to be worried about electricity prices as the “war on coal” continues.
The signs at the Hebron town limits proclaim this to be the town with the "pioneering spirit." A quick Google search tells that "pioneering spirit" means a willingness to help others.
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Who should win the Democratic nomination for Lake County assessor?