Memorial Cross Erected for Slain Gary Police Officer


(Photo Courtesy of the Gary Police Department)

In Gary, Lake County Sheriff John Buncich held a small ceremony Wednesday afternoon in the 26-hundred block of Van Buren Place as a cross was put up in memory of fallen Gary Police...

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Report on Landfill Space In Illinois

Illinois has a combined 21 years left in its municipal landfills statewide. That estimate taking into account 42 landfills across the state is according to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's newly-released Annual Report on Landfill Capacity. Across the state, data...

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More Cases of Chikungunya Confirmed in Indiana

Seven cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus have now been confirmed in Indiana. State health officials today announced six more Hoosiers have tested positive, and the majority have confirmed travel to the Caribbean, including four teens who were recently on...

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Hobart Names New Fire Chief

Hobart's new fire chief is a longtime firefighter who served on the city's fire department for over three decades before retiring. Wednesday Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor announced the appointment of Stephen McKown, who'll begin his new job at the beginning...

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Illinois Tollway Plans Test Site for New Technology

Imagine your smartphone paying your tolls automatically while you're on the road. The Illinois Tollway Wednesday announced plans to build a test site on the Tri-State near the Touhy Avenue Toll Plaza. The so-called 'living lab', scheduled to open in...

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Abortions Down in Indiana for 5th Year in a Row

Records from the Indiana State Department of Health show the number of abortions performed in the state has gone down for the fifth year in a row. A report in today's Times says 8,027 abortions were performed last year, nearly...

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Indiana Soldiers Welcomed Home in Lafayette

Family and friends gathered at the Lafayette National Guard Armory Wednesday afternoon to welcome home about one-hundred soldiers of the Remington-based 1638th Transportation Company. The Indiana National Guard says members of the company provided convoy security and conducted security support...

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Two Injured in Portage Apartment Fire

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Minor injuries reported in a fire at Breckenridge Apartments on Denise Drive, just off Lute Road, in Portage this morning. Units arrived shortly after 7am, and officials say they found what appeared to be a low-level kitchen fire that traveled...

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Structure Fire in Portage

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Crews are at the scene of a structure fire in Portage near Lute and Willowcreek. The area is blocked off to traffic. Fire crews are reportedly at an apartment complex on Denise Drive. More information as it becomes available....

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Porter County Fair Tribute to Uncle Len Tonight

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Region residents are invited to be part of a special event at the Porter County Fair tonight (Thursday July 17), as the Fair honors local radio legend and founder of Radio One Communications Leonard J. Ellis – someone still known...

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