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Event commemorates life of fallen Marine
Event commemorates life of fallen Marine

LANSING | On July 10, Philip Martini should have been celebrating his 33rd birthday, but his life was cut short by sniper fire while he served…

Cal City cop given state award for heroism

A Calumet City police officer who saved a 6-month-old baby from a burning home will be honored at the bi-annual Illinois Fraternal Order of Po…

Cook County to cut buildings' carbon emissions

CHICAGO | Cook County buildings will be getting greener.

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 20: South Shore Line
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 20: South Shore Line

It might be hard to believe now, with our culture of the family car, but America’s cities were largely developed by the spread of railways — s…

GUEST EDITORIAL: State's attempt to ward off dangers working
GUEST EDITORIAL: State's attempt to ward off dangers working

July 1 each year marks the day in Indiana when new laws take effect. But rather than focus on new laws, let's observe the anniversary of a law…

Let's Ride For Paws to benefit three animal groups
Let's Ride For Paws to benefit three animal groups

PORTER | Let's Ride For Paws Benefit will be held Sunday starting at Leroy's Hot Stuff, 333 W. U.S. 20. Proceeds will benefit Best Buddies Pet…

The Daily Fix
The Daily Fix

O(ffering perspectrive on today's issues

Leash your dog out of respect for others

My husband and I enjoy taking our two small dogs for walks. We always put them on leashes, but when we go to a certain park in Hobart, we inva…

Lansing Public Library to host digital bookmobile national tour event, share book experience
Lansing Public Library to host digital bookmobile national tour event, share book experience

LANSING | The Digital Bookmobile National Tour (www.digitalbookmobile.com) will showcase the free eBook service at the Lansing Public Library,…

Concert, film series continues Aug. 1

CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library’s free concert and family film series continues at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the bandstand in Thomas Centennial…

Park briefs

Portage parks

Middle schoolers perform scripts for younger students
Middle schoolers perform scripts for younger students

CROWN POINT | Colonel Wheeler Middle School seventh-graders came to Lake Street Elementary School last month to perform Reader’s Theatre scrip…

Critique night planned

Local painter Mark VanderVinne will host critique night at the Chesterton Art Center at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Guests are welcome to show up, with …

Children's art classes offered

CHESTERTON | Danielle Volkman will be offering a series of Saturday afternoon children's art classes from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Chesterton Art Ce…

LEE HAMILTON: Why incumbents keep getting re-elected
LEE HAMILTON: Why incumbents keep getting re-elected

It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating.

Pressure Russia, nations that support aggression

During this Captive Nations Week, current events remind us of Russia's repetitive expansion policies. In direct violation of nations' sovereig…

Will birth control foes care for those children?

In response to Stephen Jarzombek's July 3 response, the gentleman brings up some valid points in his letter which could cause complications in…

Here's my response to Etcheson's complaints

Joy B. Etcheson complains my column on Bowe Bergdahl erred in omitting releasing Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo. The op-ed argues personal …

Hire Lake County residents only for job vacancies

Based on the current economic malaise and stagnant Lake County unemployment rate of 7.9 percent (per May 2014 Bureau of Labor statistics repor…

Democrats use power of incumbency, too

I read Rich James' July 20 column where he complained about Hal Slager using taxpayer money to mail political propaganda to his constituents. …