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Lay principal a new habit for Marian Catholic

Lay principal a new habit for Marian Catholic

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A wall of portraits tells Steve Tortorello that he's breaking new ground as Marian Catholic High School principal.

August 11, 2014 11:00 pm

State targeting immigrant driver's license scammers

SPRINGFIELD | State officials are attempting to derail scam artists who are preying on immigrants seeking Illinois driver's licenses.

August 11, 2014 5:37 pm

Lubeznik Center for the Arts presents Lakefront Art Festival

Explore two-dimensional art, fine craft, jewelry, photography, sculptural objects and wearable art during the Lubeznik Center for the Arts Lakefront Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17 at Washington Park, 10 On The Lake in Michigan City.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
A massive project to upgrade the region's utilities

A massive project to upgrade the region's utilities

Be sure to pick up Sunday's edition of The Times for a special report on NIPSCO's massive project to modernize the region's electric and natural gas equipment.

August 08, 2014 7:00 pm
Illinois news

Illinois news

Two killed when struck by Metra commuter train

August 07, 2014 6:30 pm
As leagues decline, bowling centers look for new ways to make money

As leagues decline, bowling centers look for new ways to make money

Despite a drop in league numbers in recent years, bowling remains the No. 1 participatory sport in America -- with 50 million people bowling at least once per year in a $10 billion industry.

August 06, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

Photos

ROSE Awards nominations of employees due Aug. 28

South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is accepting nominations for the annual ROSE Awards through Aug. 28.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Trooper injured on Borman by hit-and-run driver

HAMMOND | An Indiana State Police trooper was injured early Saturday by a hit-and-run driver who fled on foot before being captured, according to State Police.

August 02, 2014 11:15 am

Pension changes prompting retirements

Pick up Sunday's edition to find out how a change in the interest rate the state will pay in the pension annuities for public employees is prompting local officials, staff members and teachers to file their retirement papers.

August 01, 2014 7:15 pm

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

Coming Sunday: A forgiving man overcomes double tragedies

Be sure to pick up Sunday's edition of The Times to read Marc Chase's column about the forgiving spirit of St. John resident Bill Marvel, who, though his son lost his ability to walk in 1987 due to a drunk driver, and his wife, Sandra, died in a car accident in 2012 caused by another drunk d…

July 25, 2014 4:59 pm

Video injects controversy into comptroller race

The sleepy race to become Illinois' next comptroller received a jolt last week when a video surfaced showing incumbent Judy Baar Topinka talking with Gov. Pat Quinn about her son.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

2 killed in separate shootings in Gary, E.C.

Separate shootings took the lives of two men in Gary and East Chicago late Saturday and early Sunday, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

July 20, 2014 10:30 am

2 killed in separate shootings in Gary, E.C.

Separate shootings took the lives of two men in Gary and East Chicago late Saturday and early Sunday, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

July 20, 2014 10:30 am

Celebrate Whiting’s heritage at Pierogi Fest

The three-day Pierogi Fest will take over downtown Whiting’s 119th Street on Friday through July 27. Enjoy a weekend full of delicious pierogi, five stages of entertainment, the International Polka Parade, a pierog toss, a pierog eating contest and more. Visit www.pierogifest.net.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Attorneys to fight Rauner over tax plan

SPRINGFIELD | One of Illinois' influential lobbying organizations doesn't like Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner's plan to begin charging sales tax on a variety of services.

July 18, 2014 7:30 pm

Information about town hall meeting incorrect

INFORMATION CLARIFIED: In a Monday story about a Sauk Village town hall meeting, residents did not hear information about a new business or grants for the village. That information was discussed after the meeting with the village president.

July 15, 2014 12:00 am

Information about Sauk Village budget incorrect

SQUAD CAR DETAILS INCORRECT: In a Saturday story about the Sauk Village budget, information about squad cars for the Police Department was incorrect. A working copy of the budget reviewed on June 30 already had allocated $47,000 to lease six squad cars. Money allocated for maintaining the cu…

July 15, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana news

Chicago court to hear gay marriage arguments Aug. 13

July 14, 2014 5:52 pm

Contests promote Visiting Friends and Relatives campaign

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is teaming up with five local media outlets to promote VFRs, Visiting Friends and Relatives through contests.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

National news

Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

July 10, 2014 6:27 pm
Blog: Logic according to the State Ethics Commission

Blog: Logic according to the State Ethics Commission

On Wednesday, the Indiana Ethics Commission fined former state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett $5,000 for ethics violations.

July 10, 2014 1:45 pm Video

Area deaths for Thursday, July 10, 2014

Alderson, Rita I. (nee Zaleta), 89, Calumet City

July 10, 2014 12:00 am
Gary officer killed; three people in custody

Gary officer killed; three people in custody

GARY | Authorities had three people in custody Sunday night after the fatal shooting of a Gary police officer early Sunday.

July 06, 2014 8:00 pm Video Photos

Photos

South Shore Regional Car Show rolls in Thursday

The South Shore Regional Car Show from 3  to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Fair Oaks Farms will feature hundreds of antique and classic cars, a DJ and music, an appearance by Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders and the Colts In Motion traveling museum, a beer garden, a performance by the National Anthem…

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
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