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One of the Best Flea Markets in the Midwest Can Be Found in Indiana

There's nothing better than spending a day outdoors in the summer hunting for a bargain, picking up locally crafted items, and rummaging for hidden treasures. The Midwest is home to several amazing flea markets but one of the very best is located in Cedar Lake along the western border of Indiana near Illinois. Uncle John's Flea Market draws thousands of visitors a year who come to discover everything from antiques and collectibles to new merchandise.
CEDAR LAKE, IN
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Steam Through History on Cedar Lake

It's full steam ahead for Cedar Lake historians to take visitors on a floating tour through time! At the Museum at Lassen’s Resort, the Cedar Lake Historical Association in partnership with the Hesston Steam Museum launched its Steam through History program which allows visitors to get a glimpse of the town's past on a 1915 steamboat, named Steamer Dewey, captained by Jerry Beno of Chicago. This summer the South Shore CVA staff had the pleasure of taking the historic trip.
CEDAR LAKE, IN
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Gilman man accused of pushing kids out of moving car

IROQUOIS COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A 40-year-old man from Gillman was arrested last week in connection to an incident of children being pushed out of a moving car. Jesse McGehee was charged with two counts each of domestic battery, reckless conduct and endangering the life of a child, along with a violation of an order […]
GILMAN, IL
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Hastings files lawsuit against Frankfort police after politicized domestic violence report released

Hastings files lawsuit against Frankfort police after politicized domestic violence report released. Lawsuit filed by Senator Michael Hastings against Frankfort Police Department seeks discovery due to a dissemination of a fabricated police report to influence November 8 elections. State Senator Michael Hastings filed a lawsuit seeking discovery from the Frankfort...
FRANKFORT, IL
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Frankfort Bluegrass Festival Hospitality Volunteer - or - How I met Two Strangers Connected to My 9th-Great Grandfather

Both my husband and I have volunteered at the Frankfort Bluegrass Festival (FBF) for a few years. We’ve helped with early morning set-up and merchandise sales. Volunteer work done, we’re free for music and dancing if the chance arises. But, this year hubby (Floyd) would be backpacking in Pennsylvania. Now was the perfect chance to volunteer with hospitality.
FRANKFORT, IL

Brewer Trial: Prosecution showing defendant stories differ

Tuesday afternoon's session of the trial of Clifford Brewer included a forensic look at the investigation, as well as finding differences in the story the defendant told police. Livingston County State's Attorney Randy Yedinak brought a crime scene technician, the person who took the initial call regarding the deaths and...
CULLOM, IL
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Main Street Fest, Paint n' Sip, Aug. 20

Join the Village of Park Forest for an afternoon of painting n' sipping on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m at 349 Main Street, Park Forest IL, 60466 . No painting experience needed, just bring your creativity. All supplies will be provided. Register and pay by calling 708-283-5621. Hosted by Artistic Flow.
PARK FOREST, IL
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See something, say something leads to felony arrests in Wilmington

A call to the police by an alert citizen resulted in two arrests for theft over the weekend. The Wilmington Police Department reported that on Saturday, Aug. 6, at approximately 3:02 p.m., officers responded to a call from a business inside the Elion Logistics Park regarding theft of construction materials in progress.
WILMINGTON, IL
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Main Street Fest ft. CeCe Peniston, Aug. 20

Join the Village of Park Forest for the Main Street Fest, Saturday, Aug. 20, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join the village at 349 Main Street, Park Forest IL, 60466. The event is free as is parking, but registration is a MUST. VIP tickets are available as well for $50 per-person, purchase by calling 708-283-5621. Special performances by: CeCe Peniston, Delivery Pointe, Electric Soulz, Kylen and much more! Sponsored by Village of Park Forest, Poppin' Plates, and Vintrendi Wines.
PARK FOREST, IL
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Eastbound I-80 to Get New Split-lane Configuration

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that as part of the ongoing efforts to replace the eastbound Interstate 80 bridges over Hickory Creek, Richards Street, Rowell Avenue/Canadian National Railroad, and westbound over Richards Street, in Joliet, Rockdale and New Lenox, a stage change is scheduled to take place on eastbound I-80 beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, Aug. 17. To prepare for the next stage of the project, starting at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, a lane closure will take place on eastbound I-80, between Chicago and Briggs streets.
NEW LENOX, IL
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The Grundy County VAC continues to reach out to veterans

The Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission has worked with various veterans’ organizations and other community partners for years to engage and educate veterans of all generations regarding veterans benefits. That work continues in collaboration with the Edward Hines Outreach Coordinator and the Community Foundation of Grundy County in Gardner during the August outreach event.
GRUNDY COUNTY, IL
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Girls Varsity volleyball scrimmages North Newton

The Lady Bombers varsity volleyball team kicked off their season tonight with a scrimmage against the Lady Spartans. The season will officially start this coming Saturday at the Peru invitational.
MOROCCO, IN
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