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Jackie Robinson West advances for chance at U.S. title

Jackie Robinson West advances for chance at U.S. title

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Chicago manager Darold Butler has a message for the Windy City.

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Jackie Robinson West advances for chance at U.S. title

Jackie Robinson West advances for chance at U.S. title

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Chicago manager Darold Butler has a message for the Windy City.

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Charges filed in Harvey hostage standoff

Charges filed in Harvey hostage standoff

HARVEY | Two men were charged early Friday with multiple crimes in the hostage standoff and shooting of two police officers at a home in Harve…

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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Marriott's 'On the Town' celebrates life in the Big Apple

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Marriott's 'On the Town' celebrates life in the Big Apple

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

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Men take children to school for Million Father March

Men take children to school for Million Father March

LANSING | Fathers and other male role models took their children to school on Thursday in Lansing as part of the Million Father March.

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Chalk artists take to the sidewalks in Whiting

WHITING | Artists and chocolate lovers will converge as the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce hosts its second annual Chalk A Lot festiv…

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STEVE HANLON: There's just something 'bout those Friday night lights

STEVE HANLON: There's just something 'bout those Friday night lights

CEDAR LAKE | They've heard about it. Like some tasty spice from the Orient that fires up a plate.

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Merrillville awaits word on Old Mill

Merrillville awaits word on Old Mill

MERRILLVILLE | Town officials could soon learn if the former Old Mill building is fit for remodeling or if it will face a wrecking ball.

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IDOT to inspect bridge over I-80 in Lansing

LANSING | The Illinois Department of Transportation will conduct a routine bridge inspection on Torrence Avenue over the westbound lanes of In…

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Learn to save on utility bills at free Sept. 10 workshop in Lansing

LANSING | Experts with the Citizens Utility Board will host a free presentation  at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., to help ele…

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Guide for the novice Kankakee River hunter

Guide for the novice Kankakee River hunter

Major Samuel L. McFadin was a prolific writer about the Kankakee River. Much of the source material I have comes from his pen.

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Compassionate care earns staffers top peer awards

Compassionate care earns staffers top peer awards

MUNSTER | Community Hospital’s celebration of Nurses Week culminated with a ceremony to recognize the most outstanding nurse and top patient c…

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Pet oxygen masks donated to fire department

Pet oxygen masks donated to fire department

CROWN POINT | Re/Max Pace donated three sets of pet oxygen masks to the Crown Point Fire Department this summer to help save animals’ lives du…

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Porter County Board positions to be filled in October

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has board positions that need to be filled in October.

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Leadership award nominations sought

GARY | Nominations are due by Monday for the 2014 Commonweal Leadership Awards presented by Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living. The agency …

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Girl Scouts go bronze as leaders

Girl Scouts go bronze as leaders

HAMMOND | Girl Scout troops 10029 and 10261 from Montessori Children's Schoolhouse earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award earlier this year. The B…

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Medical school graduate heads to osteopathic internship in Virginia

Medical school graduate heads to osteopathic internship in Virginia

Christine (Wilk) Sickles, of Lansing, Ill. is excited to gain valuable experience when she begins a year-long osteopathic internship in Virginia.

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Music helps cancer patients heal on a positive note

Music helps cancer patients heal on a positive note

MUNSTER | If you listen closely, you may hear the sounds of pickin’, strummin’ and hummin’ coming from the Cancer Resource Centre thanks to be…

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Audition set for youth ballet's production of Nutcracker

SCHERERVILLE | Auditions for Indiana Youth Ballet’s annual production of Nutcracker will be held Sunday at the St. John Township Community Cen…

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Historical group hosts annual Family Fun Fest

CEDAR LAKE | Join the Cedar Lake Historical Association at its second annual Family Fun Fest at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lake f the Red Cedars …

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Term-limit backers seek state Supreme Court ruling

CHICAGO | Republican Bruce Rauner and other supporters of political term limits asked the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday to jump into the deb…

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Panel wants to move forward with airport zone

Panel wants to move forward with airport zone

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Redevelopment Commission hopes plans for an airport development zone can still take flight.

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Kelly pays tribute to Freedom Summer

CHICAGO | It has been 50 years since Freedom Summer — the effort in Mississippi to ensure that the newly-enacted Civil Rights Act was properly…

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Cubs win suspended game, lose nightcap

Cubs win suspended game, lose nightcap

CHICAGO | Buster Posey went 4 for 4 with his 14th homer, leading Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants to a 5-3 victory over the Cubs…

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Gary could be next Ferguson if racial injustice isn't addressed, speakers say

Gary could be next Ferguson if racial injustice isn't addressed, speakers say

GARY | Americans must act to end racial injustice or the anger it breeds will continue to boil over in communities across the country.

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Pullman park supporters want Obama's help

CHICAGO | U.S. presidents have the authority to create national parks without congressional approval, and backers of a proposal to turn the on…

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Illinois gets $300M in Bank of America settlement

Illinois gets $300M in Bank of America settlement

CHICAGO | Illinois will receive $300 million of a national $16.65 billion settlement between the government and Bank of America over the bank'…

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Prison officials ID one of the Harvey hostage-takers

SPRINGFIELD | State prison officials have confirmed the identity of one of the men involved in the 20 hour hostage standoff in a Chicago subur…

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Lake Central sweeps Andrean in volleyball opener

Lake Central sweeps Andrean in volleyball opener

MERRILLVILLE | Lake Central opened its volleyball season in impressive fashion Thursday night.

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Valpo schools seek $61.2 million budget in 2015

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Schools employees will get a 1.5 percent raise if the School Board's 2015 budget is approved as presented to the state.

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 48: Brickie Bowl

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 48: Brickie Bowl

"All my life, I want to be a Brickie. Work. Work. Work." Or so says the motto of Hobart High School.

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Siblings found dead in apartment

SOUTH HAVEN | A brother and sister in their 60s were discovered dead Thursday afternoon in their South Haven apartment.

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Griffith to adjust taxes for E-911

GRIFFITH | The Town Council has approved a resolution to determine how much of the town's 2015 tax levy will be transferred to Lake County as …

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Shock wins Babe Ruth World Series opener

Schererville Shock manager Dan Bosold was worried that his team would be rusty when it finally played its first Babe Ruth 15-year-old World Se…

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Porter Township girl sells lemonade to help friend beat cancer

PORTER TOWNSHIP | Cars speed by her Division Road home but Natalee Meinert, 8, doggedly hoists a sign urging motorists to stop at her lemonade stand.

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Pence keeps up opposition to land-based casinos

EVANSVILLE, Ind. | Gov. Mike Pence remains opposed to allowing more land-based casinos in Indiana despite a push from Evansville officials who…

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Scouting area prep football games

Scouting area prep football games

Merrillville at S.B. Clay

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Copeland: Cline timeline expected by mid-September

PORTAGE | East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland said that planning for reconstruction of the Cline Avenue bridge is on schedule.

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Lugar backs Obama actions in Iraq

Lugar backs Obama actions in Iraq

INDIANAPOLIS | Former U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., supports President Barack Obama's decision to send military advisers into Iraq and believe…

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It takes geography, history and a little hatred to make a good rivalry

It takes geography, history and a little hatred to make a good rivalry

Keith Kilmer already knows what he'll see when he takes his Lowell Red Devils onto Bulldog Turf in Crown Point. He chuckles ahead of time.

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STEVE HANLON: From a seat in the stands to a place in his heart

STEVE HANLON: From a seat in the stands to a place in his heart

LAKE STATION | Everything he loved, everything he leaned on, all that was, vanished in an instant for Lake Station senior Kyle Gooch. It stink…

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Maggie Sloan begins her third year on the T.F. South boys varsity golf team

Maggie Sloan begins her third year on the T.F. South boys varsity golf team

Maggie Sloan still gets the surprised looks on the first tee.

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Probe continues into cause of apartment complex fire

HIGHLAND | Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the July 31 at the Porte De L'eau Apartments.

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Couple robbed as they exited car in Gary, police say

GARY | A man pointed a gun at a couple as they exited their car in Gary early Thursday and took their cellphones, wallets and the woman's purs…

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M'ville woman gets home confinement for role in drug deal

HAMMOND | A Merrillville woman will spend the next year under home confinement over a federal drug dealing charge.

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JIM PETERS: River Forest's Hanson prefers coaching to couching

JIM PETERS: River Forest's Hanson prefers coaching to couching

After spending all of his adult life in football, Rob Hanson retired following the 2012 season, his 17th as an assistant coach at Valparaiso U…

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Rain can't stop Battle of 119th Street BBQ

Rain can't stop Battle of 119th Street BBQ

WHITING | They play in weather like this; they just don't take to the streets in it.

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Munster man charged in fatal DUI crash to stand trial next year

CROWN POINT | Michael Temores won't stand trial until early next year in the fatal crash that killed a Lansing man.  

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Officials investigating slaying of man found in Gary

GARY | Officials are investigating the homicide of man found early Thursday in the 6700 block of West 15th Avenue in Gary.

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Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

WASHINGTON | U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants…

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