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Portage parks projects moving forward

PORTAGE | Frequent visitors to Portage Park Department offices are going to have to change their routines.

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Valpo man's company to cremate murder victim for free

Valpo man's company to cremate murder victim for free

A Valparaiso man will provide cremation services free of charge for the family of a teen found strangled to death in a Hammond motel Friday night.

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2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario | A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and heavy gunfire …

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Feds: Vann released from Marines due to questions of character

Feds: Vann released from Marines due to questions of character

Multiple murder suspect Darren Vann was released from the U.S. Marine Corps when his character was called into question, military officials sa…

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No bond for Sauk Village man accused in fatal shooting

No bond for Sauk Village man accused in fatal shooting

SAUK VILLAGE | Cook County Judge Darron Bowden on Wednesday denied bail for a 19-year-old Sauk Village man charged in the Sept. 13 slaying of …

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Porter County's self-funded insurance may survive cost cutting

Porter County's self-funded insurance may survive cost cutting

VALPARAISO | It looks as though Porter County government may not be doing away with its self-funded employee health insurance plan as part of …

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Chicago hospitalizes 2 air travelers from Liberia

Chicago hospitalizes 2 air travelers from Liberia

CHICAGO | Chicago's infectious disease network has mobilized for the first time, transferring two O'Hare International Airport travelers from …

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Great Lakes steel production rises by 7,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rose to 670,000 tons, as overall domestic output picked up.

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Great Lakes steel production rises by 7,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rose to 670,000 tons, as overall domestic output picked up.

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Going to college not the only path to success

Going to college not the only path to success

MERRILLVILLE | Area school counselors and teachers learned about the challenges and opportunities of the construction trades Wednesday on a to…

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Reporter resigns following Rauner complaint

CHICAGO | An Illinois political reporter says he's resigned after being put on temporary leave when Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner…

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Chicago hospitalizes 2 air travelers from Liberia

Chicago hospitalizes 2 air travelers from Liberia

CHICAGO | Chicago's infectious disease network has mobilized for the first time, transferring two O'Hare International Airport travelers from …

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Alcoa expansion changing LaPorte's future

LAPORTE | Just a few short years ago, the future of Alcoa Howmet in LaPorte was teetering on closure. Now, with a $100 million dollar expansio…

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Guilty verdict in retired teacher murder

It took a jury less than two hours to find a man guilty of the 2012 bludgeoning death of a retired Michigan City school teacher.

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Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

WASHINGTON | A federal jury returned guilty verdicts for all four former Blackwater security guards charged in the 2007 shootings of more than…

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Court-appointed monitor ordered for IDOT hiring

CHICAGO | A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a court-appointed monitor to investigate hiring at Gov. Pat Quinn's Illinois Department of Tran…

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Portage parks projects moving forward

PORTAGE | Frequent visitors to Portage Park Department offices are going to have to change their routines.

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State police warn of IRS scam

LOWELL | Indiana State Police on Wednesday warned residents of a telephone scam involving callers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Ser…

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Future of NWI mass transit up for discussion

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is hosting two meetings about public transportation on Oct. 29 at Wicker Park Social Cen…

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Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year…

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Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.

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Munster Crime Watch holds final meeting of the year

MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department holds its final Crime Watch meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall, 1005 Ridge Road.

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Thefts from six cars reported in Crown Point neighborhood

CROWN POINT | Crown Point police are investigating a rash of thefts from vehicles reported between 6 and 11:10 a.m. Oct. 6.

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Feeling like pawns?

Feeling like pawns?

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NorthShore Health Centers receives $1.5M in federal funding

PORTAGE | NorthShore Health Centers will receive $1,498,801 from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department to continue providing affordabl…

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Hebron joins Dunes-Kankakee trail agreement

HEBRON | The Town Council approved an interlocal cooperative agreement Tuesday to develop the Dunes-Kankakee Trail, which is planned to have o…

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Cummins reaching worldwide work force

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FROM the FARM: Honey always a welcome sweet ingredient

FROM the FARM: Honey always a welcome sweet ingredient

One of the last of our peach trees at our family farm grew by accident, but produced plenty of fruit.

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Grandson joins grandmother in skydiving adventure

Grandson joins grandmother in skydiving adventure

HIGHLAND | Teresa Freyek is a 67-year-old grandmother who had been telling her family that she wanted to skydive before she died.

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Budding artists volunteer at NICU families reunion

Budding artists volunteer at NICU families reunion

CROWN POINT | Members of Crown Point High School’s National Art Honor Society, Gaby Richmond, Alex Baloski and Hannah Earl, enthusiastically v…

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Students to mix it up at Lowell High School today

LOWELL | Lowell High School and its Bullying Prevention Committee will host the third annual Mix-It-Up Day today, encouraging every high schoo…

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Library hosts After School Bullying Prevention Program

CROWN POINT | The staff at 360 Family Martial Arts is presenting an ongoing after school karate program that teaches youths bullying preventio…

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Hobart plans trick or treat fun downtown and in neighborhoods

The City of Hobart invites residents to bring their costumed children to a fun-filled Trick or Treat with Downtown Merchants event from 4 to 6…

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