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Pratt bond issue endorsed by utility board

VALPARAISO | Up to $10 million in economic development revenue bonds will be issued in late December or January for the construction of a sewa…

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Halloween forecast: Cold, wind, rain and snow

Halloween forecast: Cold, wind, rain and snow

The weather on Halloween night is going to be downright scary, especially during trick-or-treat hours.

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EDITORIAL: Vote yes on Lan-Oak park referendum

EDITORIAL: Vote yes on Lan-Oak park referendum

If you're scratching your head while reading the Lan-Oak Park District referendum on the ballot, you aren't alone. The obtuse wording boils do…

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Inmate ordered freed in landmark Illinois case

CHICAGO | A judge ordered the immediate release Thursday of a prisoner whose confession had helped free a death row inmate in a 1982 double ki…

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East Chicago man dies after accident that leaves trail of destruction

EAST CHICAGO | A 57-year-old East Chicago man died early Thursday after a bizarre, chain-reaction motor vehicle accident there, officials said.

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Porter County GOP chair questioning Democrat sheriff candidate

Porter County GOP chair questioning Democrat sheriff candidate

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Election Board is conducting an eleventh-hour hearing Friday on a Republican-based complaint involving the fina…

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Portage man arrested after striking man in head with skateboard

Portage man arrested after striking man in head with skateboard

PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly hitting a friend in the head with a skateboard.

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OFFBEAT: Happy Anniversary Day and Oprah basket contest update

OFFBEAT: Happy Anniversary Day and Oprah basket contest update

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

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Fire department again teams with pizza restaurant on detector blitz

PORTAGE | The Portage Fire Department will again team with J.J.'s Pizza this year to check for smoke detectors in homes.

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2nd round of Illinois marijuana patients to apply

CHICAGO (AP) — Aspiring medical marijuana patients whose last names start with M through Z can soon apply to the Illinois Department of Public…

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Official: At least 2 dead in Kansas airport crash

Official: At least 2 dead in Kansas airport crash

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building Thursday while trying to return to a Kansas airport, k…

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Applications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000

Applications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000

EAST CHICAGO | A 57-year-old East Chicago man died early Thursday after a motor vehicle accident there, officials said.

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Inmate ordered freed in landmark Illinois case

CHICAGO | A judge ordered the immediate release Thursday of a prisoner whose confession had helped free a death row inmate in a 1982 double ki…

2 hours ago

2nd round of Illinois marijuana patients to apply

CHICAGO (AP) — Aspiring medical marijuana patients whose last names start with M through Z can soon apply to the Illinois Department of Public…

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EDITORIAL: Vote yes on Lan-Oak park referendum

EDITORIAL: Vote yes on Lan-Oak park referendum

If you're scratching your head while reading the Lan-Oak Park District referendum on the ballot, you aren't alone. The obtuse wording boils do…

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Why should we re-elect legislators who failed us?

I have a question for House Speaker Brian Bosma. If the government pays for a program, doesn't that make it a government program?

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Abraham Lincoln said:

Abraham Lincoln said:

On government in time of war: “In using the strong hand, as now compelled to do, the government has a difficult duty to perform. At the very b…

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Judge approves settlement for E.C. Calumet cleanup

EAST CHICAGO | A federal judge has approved a settlement for an estimated $26 million environmental cleanup in East Chicago’s Calumet neighborhood.

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Pratt bond issue endorsed by utility board

VALPARAISO | Up to $10 million in economic development revenue bonds will be issued in late December or January for the construction of a sewa…

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OFFBEAT: Happy Anniversary Day and Oprah basket contest update

OFFBEAT: Happy Anniversary Day and Oprah basket contest update

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

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Fire department again teams with pizza restaurant on detector blitz

PORTAGE | The Portage Fire Department will again team with J.J.'s Pizza this year to check for smoke detectors in homes.

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Munster readies for Centennial Park Clubhouse repairs

MUNSTER | It’s time to get to work repairing the Centennial Park Clubhouse.

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Today in History: Oct. 30, 1914

Special editions of newspapers carried the announcement that Turkey has entered the war against Russia. Two Russian steamers have been sunk by…

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KV Theatre Kompany presents 'Little Shop of Horrors'

KV Theatre Kompany presents 'Little Shop of Horrors'

WHEATFIELD | If timing is everything, the Kankakee Valley Theatre Kompany has nailed it.

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Local carpenters union rebuilds baseball dugout

Local carpenters union rebuilds baseball dugout

HAMMOND | Members of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters recently donated their time and labor to the rebuilding of the H…

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Vote against Hamm in income tax backlash

David Hamm voted in favor of our new 1.5 percent Lake County income tax. We are all shocked at the amount this adds up to over the year.

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Munster School Board needs people like Ostojic

Ron Ostojic is a master of searching for a new and better idea.

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PHS hosts area spell bowl on Nov. 3

PORTAGE | The 30th Annual Indiana Academic Spell Bowl will be held at Portage High School on Nov. 3 at 6 p.m.

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Canada's consul general will address Crossroads chamber meeting

Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce will host Roy Norton, consul general for Canada, as the featured speaker Nov. 18 at Avalon Manor, 3550…

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Italy study trip convinces teen to pursue career as artist

Italy study trip convinces teen to pursue career as artist

Valparaiso teen Matt Janney was inspired by an educational trip to Italy to embrace his love of art and hone his painting and sketching skills.

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Gasol, Bulls blow out Knicks in Rose's return

Gasol, Bulls blow out Knicks in Rose's return

NEW YORK | Derrick Rose spent way too much time sitting and watching the last two seasons.

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Bumgarner, Giants beat K.C. to win World Series

Bumgarner, Giants beat K.C. to win World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | A giant, indeed.

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Valpo schools aims for May ballot on bond, levy

VALPARAISO | The referendums for $4.5 million for operating costs and for $150-$160 million for the renovation of all the Valparaiso Community…

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Singleton Ditch neighbors express quarry concerns

EAGLE CREEK TOWNSHIP | Property owners living and working in the wake of what would be the Singleton Stone quarry on Wednesday suggested a lit…

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Authorities seeking tips to identify Gary homicide victim

GARY | Police and Lake County coroner's investigators on Tuesday released information they hope will help them identify a man who was gunned d…

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