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Lansing celebrates final cruise night

Lansing celebrates final cruise night

LANSING | The Lansing Association for Community Events hosted the final cruise night of the season on Sunday on Ridge Road in downtown Lansing. The cruise was a rescheduled date for the July cruise, which was changed due to the weather.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Grants to help Juvenile Court offenders

CHICAGO | Organizations throughout the city’s Southeast Side and surrounding suburbs will receive Cook County grants to support work with youths in the Juvenile Court system.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

Cal City adopts accounting whistleblower policy

CALUMET CITY | Officials approved a policy to put procedures in place for financial "whistleblowing" at Thursday's Calumet City council meeting.

September 14, 2014 4:45 pm

IDOT hiring shines spotlight on political hiring

The pitiful thing about a recent inspector general report on hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation is that, despite decades of outside legal action and the creation of an entire bureaucracy designed to enforce ethical behavior in state government, it showed that there are still…

September 14, 2014 2:00 pm

Exceptional service celebrated during R.O.S.E. Awards

Celebrate exceptional guest service on Sept. 24 at the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s annual Recognition of Service Excellence (R.O.S.E.) Awards dinner. The dinner, hosted at Avalon Manor in Hobart, will honor 12 R.O.S.E. Awards recipients and three Recognition of Industry S…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Homewood's Fall Fest and Chili Cook-Off is Sept. 20

Homewood's Fall Fest and Chili Cook-Off is Sept. 20

HOMEWOOD | The village of Homewood hosts the 13th annual Fall Fest and Chili Cook-Off from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 20 at Martin Avenue from Hickory to Ridge Road.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Golden K Club has served Lansing for 33 years

Over the years I’ve written in my column a few times about a wonderful nonprofit organization that serves Lansing called the Golden-K Club. It’s a branch of the Kiwanis Club for senior volunteers and I’ve known several of the members for a long time. My kids have been recipients of some of t…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Nonprofits, businesses, volunteers work together for affordable housing in Porter County

Nonprofits, businesses, volunteers work together for affordable housing in Porter County

What forms the foundation of a strong community? It is neighbors who care to lend a hand to those in need. It is citizens eager to share their ideas and learn from others. It is individuals who are willing to invest in something bigger than themselves. It is dreamers who can imagine an even …

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

D.205 faces complications as it prepares to approve school year budget

DOLTON | A financial adviser helping Thornton Township High School District 205 prepare its budget for the current fiscal year said the district faces several complicating factors from Illinois state government in the near future.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Filing period for D.215 School Board candidates announced

CALUMET CITY | Election nomination petitions for the Thornton Fractional Township District 215 School Board will be available beginning Sept. 23 at the district office at 1601 Wentworth Ave. in Calumet City.

September 13, 2014 12:00 am

Lynwood police accept help to get body armor for their officers and dog

LYNWOOD | The Village Board this week accepted a pair of donations that will help provide their Police Department with body armor to keep officers safe while on duty.

September 13, 2014 12:00 am

Sauk Village honors 30-year firefighter who is leaving south suburb

SAUK VILLAGE | The Village Board paid tribute to a three-decade veteran of the Fire Department who is planning to leave the south suburb.

September 13, 2014 12:00 am

Municipal League official says D.205 board can limit public comment

DOLTON | A parent of a student-athlete and a business representative tried using the "public participation" portion of a Thornton Township High School District 205 meeting Wednesday to address their concerns, only to be told they could not speak to the board.

September 13, 2014 12:00 am

Fired IDOT workers sue over documents disclosure

SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn's administration hired more than 60 percent of the Illinois Department of Transportation workers whose employment was deemed improper by a state watchdog, a document released Friday shows.

September 12, 2014 3:18 pm

Saturday bridge inspections on Torrence over Kingery

CHICAGO | The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a routine inspection of the bridge carrying Torrence Avenue over the eastbound lanes of the Kingery Expressway in Lansing will take place, weather permitting, on Saturday.

September 12, 2014 3:11 pm

Attorneys for former Rutherford worker argue against dismissal of sex harassment case

SPRINGFIELD | Attorneys for the man suing Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford for harassment say a federal judge should reject attempts by Attorney General Lisa Madigan to dismiss the case.

September 12, 2014 2:48 pm

Medical marijuana law sponsor defends secret application process

SPRINGFIELD | The sponsor of a plan legalizing medical marijuana in Illinois Friday defended a part of the law that bars the release of information about companies wanting licenses to grow and sell pot.

September 12, 2014 2:17 pm
Scouts take tour of U.S. Coast Guard station in Calumet Park

Scouts take tour of U.S. Coast Guard station in Calumet Park

CHICAGO | Cub Scouts of Pack 773, who meet at Annunciata Parish on the East Side, spent a recent Saturday morning out and about in their own neighborhood touring the United States Coast Guard Station located at Calumet Park on Lake Michigan.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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LARC plans 22nd annual fish fry dinner

LANSING | LARC, a nonprofit organization providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities, will be hosting its 22nd annual Fall Fish Fry Fundraiser “LARC ... Lighting the Way” from 4 p.m. to midnight Oct. 3 at its facility, 19043 Wentworth Ave.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago Southland Chamber hosts Run for the Health of It 5K Run & Fitness Walk

HOMEWOOD | Imagine a cool fall afternoon surrounded by friends, local businesses and organizations that share your passion for health and fitness.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
Intensity pays off for young baseball star headed to Disney World

Intensity pays off for young baseball star headed to Disney World

When 11-year-old Robby Ballentine crosses the chalk on the baseball field, he means business.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
Fall into Wolf Lake weeklong event starts Saturday

Fall into Wolf Lake weeklong event starts Saturday

CHICAGO | Canoeing adventures, a fishing derby, a farmers market and more will take place at Wolf Lake next week as part of a special event hosted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
Video allegedly shows Lynwood officer beating handcuffed suspect

Video allegedly shows Lynwood officer beating handcuffed suspect

A video recently obtained by the Better Government Association appears to show a Lynwood police officer slugging a handcuffed prisoner inside the south suburb’s police station, perhaps knocking him out cold.

September 11, 2014 10:30 pm Related

Some D.205 new hires still in limbo

DOLTON | The attorney for Thornton Township High School District 205 says newly hired support staff to the district are not in jeopardy of losing their jobs because the board failed on Wednesday to approve payment of bills and personnel for the past year.

September 11, 2014 5:45 pm
Miller Beach gallery partners with Michigan City artists

Miller Beach gallery partners with Michigan City artists

GARY | The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is welcomes the Area Artists Association of Northern Indiana , an affiliate of the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, to the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts in a joint effort to support the arts and artists of Northern Indiana.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am
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