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Tell your story Saturday to state Rep. Clonnen

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.

18 hours ago

Where there's concealed carry, gun violence drops

I just heard on the news that former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is going to spend millions to combat the NRA.

18 hours ago

Forgiving more enduring than forgetting is reliable

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.

18 hours ago

AARP's political bent is contrary to seniors' views

This is a response to the letter by AARP Indiana State Director June Lyle ("AARP Supports Obamacare," etc).

18 hours ago
GUEST COMMENTARY: Germany is key to reining in Russia, as in past

GUEST COMMENTARY: Germany is key to reining in Russia, as in past

"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.

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Indiana's unemployment rate has dropped to 5.9 percent. A closer look at the added jobs might not be quite as encouraging.

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MARC CHASE: Protect victims, don't just punish monsters

MARC CHASE: Protect victims, don't just punish monsters

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.

18 hours ago
EDITORIAL: We endorse Prince for Lake assessor

EDITORIAL: We endorse Prince for Lake assessor

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.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: College students should eyeball Bard's work

GUEST COMMENTARY: College students should eyeball Bard's work

Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?

20 hours ago
EDITORIAL: We pick Robinson in Calumet Twp

EDITORIAL: We pick Robinson in Calumet Twp

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.

April 23, 2014 12:05 am Video

Censoring talk of suicides doesn't prevent them

A mistake happened at Lake Central High School, and a stubborn administrator needs to change his stance, tone and perspective.

April 23, 2014 12:00 am

Putin understands strength, not sanctions

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.

April 23, 2014 12:00 am

Local politicians' actions louder than their words

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…

April 23, 2014 12:00 am

Have conversation with kids about smart choices

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.

April 23, 2014 12:00 am
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April 23, 2014 12:00 am
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April 23, 2014 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Committee of 10 picked Indiana's capital

ANDREA NEAL: Committee of 10 picked Indiana's capital

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.

April 23, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Can McDermott's positives outweigh his negative?

RICH JAMES: Can McDermott's positives outweigh his negative?

Can you name the last Indiana governor to hail from Lake County?

April 23, 2014 12:00 am
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April 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Commuters should move back to Hammond

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.

April 22, 2014 12:00 am

Hear Notre Dame expert speak on conscience

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.

April 22, 2014 12:00 am

Keep believing in happy endings, lest you be sad

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 …

April 22, 2014 12:00 am

Listen to good sermon, and admission is free

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?

April 22, 2014 12:00 am
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April 22, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. isn't handling Middle East situation well

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. isn't handling Middle East situation well

The Israeli-Arab Palestinian peace talks are unraveling and on the verge of collapse.

April 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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April 22, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Well-intended ethics pledge no cure for corruption

MARC CHASE: Well-intended ethics pledge no cure for corruption

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.

April 22, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Loosen coal's grip, but gradually

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.

April 21, 2014 5:00 pm
Elliot Bartky

Elliot Bartky

Elliot Bartky is president of the Jewish American Affairs Committee of Indiana.

April 21, 2014 10:29 am
Allon Friedman

Allon Friedman

Allon Friedman, MD, is vice president of the Jewish American Affairs Committee of Indiana.

April 21, 2014 10:27 am
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April 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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April 21, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: ACT, SAT, what's in it for me?

YOUNG VOICES: ACT, SAT, what's in it for me?

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…

April 21, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Grads, your opportunities in college are up to you

YOUNG VOICES: Grads, your opportunities in college are up to you

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.

April 21, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Let public speak freely at public meetings

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. 

April 21, 2014 12:00 am
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April 21, 2014 12:00 am
"What's your favorite Easter tradition?"

"What's your favorite Easter tradition?"

Region views on Easter traditions

April 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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April 20, 2014 12:00 am
MINORITY AFFAIRS: NWI has work to do on these 11 principles

MINORITY AFFAIRS: NWI has work to do on these 11 principles

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…

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Indiana needs open primary elections

Indiana's primary election system is dysfunctional. What the state really needs is an open primary system.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

Rooney should inspire annual eye exams

With the passing of Mickey Rooney, recall his appearance and the fact that he was married eight times.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

Look at Ontario before shutting down power plants

Dennis Weiss, CEO of Kankakee Valley REMC, is right to be worried about electricity prices as the “war on coal” continues.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

Vote yes on Hebron school funding referendum

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.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am
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