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Homewood police simulate school shooting

Homewood police simulate school shooting

HOMEWOOD | Police officers from Homewood and surrounding suburbs conducted a critical incident drill Tuesday simulating a school shooting with two armed men.

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New Lincoln exhibit opens in South Holland

New Lincoln exhibit opens in South Holland

SOUTH HOLLAND | A new exhibit promoting the life of Abraham Lincoln and his Springfield-based museum and library opened Monday at the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis over Interstate 80/294.

July 28, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Lansing native dies in Georgia plane crash

A Lansing native died Saturday morning in a plane crash in Georgia.

July 28, 2014 4:00 pm

Illinois: Doctor faked pot paperwork

CHICAGO | Illinois regulators allege a suburban Chicago doctor misled a 79-year-old patient by issuing a bogus medical marijuana certification for a $250 fee, according to a formal complaint filed Monday.

July 28, 2014 3:58 pm

Illinois fair managers fined for free beer tickets

CHICAGO | Two state fair managers took scores of free beer tickets to use at annual events, violating a ban on accepting gifts, according to a report released by the Illinois Inspector General's office Monday.

July 28, 2014 2:40 pm
Road salt supplies questionable for some Ill., Ind. departments

Road salt supplies questionable for some Ill., Ind. departments

CHICAGO | Nearly 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find road salt after last winter's record frigid temperatures and snowfall depleted supplies, according to local leaders and state officials who oversee a shared procurement process.

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Nursing assistant named Ambassador of the Month

Nursing assistant named Ambassador of the Month

Kim Hunt, a health unit coordinator and certified nursing assistant, is the July Ambassador of the Month for Franciscan St. Anthony Health Michigan City.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
Free books distributed to Calumet City summer campers

Free books distributed to Calumet City summer campers

CALUMET CITY | As part of "Litercy Week" for the Calumet Memorial Park District's Youth Camp, Teen Camp and Craft Camp, as well as Special Recreation Service's Summer Camp, Big Rig Books visited Memorial Park to distribute free books to the children. For more information about Big Rig Books,…

July 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Famous veggies to make appearance in South Holland

SOUTH HOLLAND | Special movie stars coming to town next week are part of a happy story for Family Christian Store, which community members saved from closure earlier this year.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

Confidential email shows lawmakers' disdain for Quinn

Among the more than 2,000 emails turned over to a legislative panel investigating Gov. Pat Quinn's failed anti-violence program is a confidential note from the governor's liaison with the Legislature.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

Free Adult Ed and ESL registration and assessment at Oak Forest Center in September

SOUTH HOLLAND | South Suburban College’s Division of Adult Education is offering a wide range of opportunities for adults to build the basic skills required for success. Adult Basic Education helps men and women whose skill levels are below the ninth grade, and Adult Secondary Education help…

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

Paint the Parks art exhibit to open Friday at welcome center

Paint the Parks, a traveling exhibit highlighting U.S.A.’s national parks through art, will open at the Indiana Welcome Center on Friday, and run through Sept. 26. During the exhibit, visitors will see approximately 100 paintings of landscapes, wildlife, seashores, monuments, historic sites …

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Knot just for Knitters donates baby hats for the uninsured

Knot just for Knitters donates baby hats for the uninsured

CRETE | The Knot just for Knitters group is an ever-changing one. There is no commitment, people come when they can for the companionship and the dedicated time to work with the needles of their choice. Sewing, knitting, crocheting, needle point; all needle-workers are welcome.

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August events planned for youth and teens at the Lansing Public Library

LANSING | The Infants, Teens & In-Betweens Department at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., announces the planned events for the month of August. All programs are free of charge.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Lions Club to host golf outing Aug. 23

In Lansing we are fortunate to have many involved volunteers who do so much good for our community. One of the oldest and biggest volunteer groups in the village is the Lansing Lions Club. It’s a group so close to my heart. I know many of the members personally who care so deeply about helpi…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Cook County approves road projects for upcoming years

CHICAGO | Cook County officials said work will proceed in 2015 on a pair of projects meant to repair or build business-oriented roads in suburban Harvey and Lynwood.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Calumet City preparing for sidewalk, gutter improvements

CALUMET CITY | Officials are looking for properties in need of maintenance for an annual citywide sidewalk and gutter improvement project in Calumet City.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Jails struggle to deal with flood of mentally ill

Jails struggle to deal with flood of mentally ill

CHICAGO | Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinical social worker Elli Petacque Montgomery, his bulging eyes a clue that something's not right.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Monee Reservoir hosts Kids' Fishing Derby on Aug. 2

Kids ages 5 to 15 are invited to reel in some excitement during the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s “Kids’ Fishing Derby” on Aug. 2, at Monee Reservoir.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am
Youth help clean up parks

Youth help clean up parks

BURNHAM | This summer, the Calumet Memorial Park District has received a grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources which allows participants ages 14 to 18 from the Illinois Youth Recreation Corps to work in the park district. They are currently working in a number of neighborho…

July 26, 2014 12:00 am

Lynwood approves $9.21M appropriation ordinance

LYNWOOD | The Village Board on Tuesday approved an ordinance dictating how municipal government will spend its money for the current fiscal year.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am

Indianapolis pulls future support for Amtrak line

INDIANAPOLIS | Indianapolis city officials have decided not to provide any additional money to subsidize an Amtrak passenger line between Indianapolis and Chicago, casting its future into question.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am

Feds' immigrant figures may not give full story

CHICAGO | Recent data released by the federal government may reflect only a fraction of how many unaccompanied children apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border are in Illinois, with state officials saying hundreds more could be at shelters.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am
Fun for everyone at VictorFest in Calumet City this weekend

Fun for everyone at VictorFest in Calumet City this weekend

CALUMET CITY | St. Victor Parish, 553 Hirsch Ave., hosts its VictorFest this weekend with a wide selection of ethnic food, a carnival and live music.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hammond man charged in Lansing homicide

Hammond man charged in Lansing homicide

LANSING | Police said Friday they are holding a Hammond man charged with a robbery and murder last May outside a local service station.

July 25, 2014 5:11 pm
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