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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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Luncheon salutes World War ll vets, highlights Honor Flight Chicago

Luncheon salutes World War ll vets, highlights Honor Flight Chicago

HIGHLAND | They survived deprivation during the Great Depression, then went to war in their teens and early 20s, responding to a threat such a…

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

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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 gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, …

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Site work begins on Park Place of St. John

ST. JOHN | A formal groundbreaking earlier this month marked the start of work on the $50 million Park Place of St. John senior living complex.

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Domestic violence panel separates myth from reality

Domestic violence panel separates myth from reality

EAST CHICAGO | The National Football League has made the wrong kind of headlines regarding domestic violence in recent weeks, and a panel of l…

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E.C. mayor, state AG hail new era of casino cash transparency

EAST CHICAGO | Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller traveled here Wednesday to discuss a legal settlement that he and Mayor Anthony Copeland …

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Wheeler's Terra Philips, Megan Kirkland deal with injuries and victories

Wheeler's Terra Philips, Megan Kirkland deal with injuries and victories

UNION TWP. | Teamwork makes the dream work. And in Wheeler’s case, the dream all season was getting back to the semistate where it lost a hear…

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Triveline sisters helping Lake Central to soccer semistate

Triveline sisters helping Lake Central to soccer semistate

ST. JOHN | Lake Central's nine senior starters share a well-documented chemistry.

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Hanover School Corp. adopts $24.4 million budget

CEDAR LAKE | The Hanover Community School Corp. has adopted a budget of approximately $24.4 million budget or 2015.

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Site work begins on Park Place of St. John

ST. JOHN | A formal groundbreaking earlier this month marked the start of work on the $50 million Park Place of St. John senior living complex.

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Coroner's office awaiting DNA results on ID of fifth homicide victim

Coroner's office awaiting DNA results on ID of fifth homicide victim

CROWN POINT | The Lake County coroner's office might be close to identifying a fifth woman in a string of seven homicides to which a Gary man …

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'Big Red' leads rebuilding E.C. into sectional opener against West Side

'Big Red' leads rebuilding E.C. into sectional opener against West Side

EAST CHICAGO | When Jay Novak was hired to take over the E.C. Central football program this summer, there were a lot of things to do. Time was…

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Legacy Foundation wins national award for work with Gary

GARY | The Legacy Foundation garnered national honors Wednesday for its public-private partnership with the city of Gary as part of its Neighb…

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Street request throws roadblock in development plans

CEDAR LAKE | Cedar Lake’s resort history has thrown a literal roadblock in front a resident’s efforts to develop a parcel into a set of lots i…

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In his 3rd season, Hilton key to Colts' offense

In his 3rd season, Hilton key to Colts' offense

INDIANAPOLIS | Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton communicate on the field in an unspoken language.

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Pacers getting to basics after losing George

Pacers getting to basics after losing George

INDIANAPOLIS | Pacers coach Frank Vogel is taking a simple approach this season.

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NFL INSIDER: Putting home-field disadvantage on hold

So much for that vaunted home-field advantage.

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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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Pence stops in Valpo for coffee and selfies

Pence stops in Valpo for coffee and selfies

VALPARAISO | Jimmy's Cafe is no stranger to visits by the state's governors, and on Wednesday the Valparaiso eatery was packed with local pols…

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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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Hobart's Smith has more than football on his mind

Hobart's Smith has more than football on his mind

HOBART | When speaking about the college football playing possibilities, Hobart senior Noah Smith did make the typical wish list. Schools like…

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Michigan City approves plan to improve area between downtown, lakefront

MICHIGAN CITY | Michigan City is furthering its downtown revitalization efforts with a strategic plan containing $22 million of upgrades and i…

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Pence attends ribbon cutting at Michigan City Energy Academy

Pence attends ribbon cutting at Michigan City Energy Academy

MICHIGAN CITY | Giving high school students the technical skills needed for high demand jobs after graduating is one of Gov. Mike Pence's top …

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JIM PETERS: Valpo's Crossin thriving at IMG Academy

JIM PETERS: Valpo's Crossin thriving at IMG Academy

Around Thanksgiving last year, when Brad Crossin received an email about his son Brody from IMG Academy defensive coordinator Joe Sturdivant, …

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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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