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    Batteries Unlimited is a full service battery supplier with two locations in the Chicagoland area. The first location in Addison, Illinois opened in 2003 and the second opened in Griffith, Indiana in September, 2013. Daryle Gates, owner, says that they specialize in batteries of every kind a…

      Mayor Keith Soderquist and the administration, staff, and employees of the City of Lake Station, Indiana have been working hard to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors, through rebuilding homes, rebuilding infrastructure, and rebuilding parks and recreational opportunities.…

        Located in Northwest Indiana’s very own ‘downtown Mayberry’, Popa Heating & Cooling in Highland attracts its share of passersby. Some stop in for a cup of coffee. Others enjoy some casual conversation. And no matter how long they stay, most can’t get over how nicely decorated the front o…

          Although Lowell has expanded much since it was first platted in 1852, that growth has been measured with the same rural mindset upon which the town was founded; a mindset that has been the backbone and foundation of Lowell, allowing it to be a friendly town with a proud past and bright future.

            Hartsfield Village in Munster is a Continuing Care Retirement Community that celebrates the full continuum of life and promotes successful aging. But more than a typical senior-living community, Hartsfield Village provides residents and their families a seamless transition and the peace of m…

            The sales tax on groceries in Illinois will be suspended for a year starting Friday. The state’s tax relief program was part of the state budget signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker in April. It will also postpone a gas tax increase until January, and cut school supply taxes from 6.25% to 1.25% from Aug. 5 to 14. The measures were part of a $1.8 billion state tax-break deal. GOP leaders derided the measures as a campaign tool for Pritzker and other Democrats in an election year.

            Police have identified three Kankakee men found dead inside an apartment and said they appeared to have been shot. Police say the victims were 25-year-old Kyle Washington, 24-yar-old Deontay Tyler and 27-year-old Malcolm Murray. Police were called to the apartment about 2 p.m. Wednesday by a relative of one of the men who was checking on their welfare. Police say it appeared the men had been shot sometime since the previous evening. No arrests have been made. The Kankakee Police Department requested assistance from the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services to process the crime scene.

            The repeal of Indiana’s requirement for a permit to carry a handgun in public has forced police agencies to change how they handle encounters with armed people. The repeal comes into force Friday. Republicans pushed it through the state Legislature over the vocal opposition of the state police superintendent and several law enforcement groups, who argued eliminating permits would remove a screening tool for quickly identifying those who shouldn’t have guns. The change will allow anyone age 18 or older to carry a handgun in public except those with a felony conviction, who face a restraining order or have a dangerous mental illness. Supporters argue the permit requirement undermined Second Amendment protections.

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