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Man shot on State Line Road in Calumet City

CALUMET CITY — A 36-year-old man was wounded in a shooting that occurred around 3 p.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of State Line Road, police said. According to Calumet City Police, the victim was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. Police provided...
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Gary Casino sets opening date for Hard Rock Live

GARY, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — A major part of the new Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana in Gary will open in just over a month. The casino says the Hard Rock Live entertainment venue will kick off November 4 with a concert from Chicago-based rock band Disturbed. The casino...

Police: Bullets fired into occupied home kill one man, injure another

GARY — A spray of bullets fired into a home left one man dead and a second man injured early Tuesday morning, according to Gary police Cmdr. Jack Hamady. A handful of other people in the house, including children, were uninjured in the shooting that occurred around 2:30 a.m. Hamady said officers were in the area when they heard shots fired and someone called 911 about a minute later stating that four shots were heard in the 4000 block of West 21st Place.

Short-term rentals remain viable as amended ordinance fails

New Buffalo, MICH. (WNDU) - New Buffalo residents will be able to keep renting out their homes - at least for now. At a meeting Tuesday night, the planning commission turned down an amended ordinance that would prohibit short-term rentals. Real Estate Agent Dan Coffee said this was a good...
Chesterton Tribune

CHS teacher placed on leave for investigation into classroom conduct

A Duneland School Corporation official confirmed that a high school teacher was removed from the classroom pending an investigation into “inappropriate and politically charged statements of opinion” made during class. Jeff Jirtle, whose son Nathan, a senior, was in Benjamin Gillman’s government class, said his son contacted him immediately after...

Truck crashes into Hammond house

HAMMOND — A pickup truck crashed into a house in Hammond's Hessville neighborhood Monday evening causing damage to the front of the home and flipping the truck on its side. A witness said the truck initially struck another vehicle on Tennessee Avenue around 6 p.m. and somehow veered into the adjacent neighborhood, striking the house at 6838 Ohio Ave. and coming to rest on its side.

Crown Point Police Pursue Vehicle Sunday Morning

On Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 3:20 am, A Crown Point Police Officer observed a vehicle traveling southbound on Court St., in the northbound only section, with no headlights at a high rate of speed, according by to Crown Point Police Assistant Chief James Janda. The Officer attempted to stop...

DAR honorsJasper County medical service stations

WHEATFIELD — General Van Rensselaer Chapter DAR visited three emergency medical service stations on the weekend of September 11, 2021 in observance of Patriot Day (National Day of Remembrance). This day is observed each year in memory of those who lost their lives and in honor of those who served...

Motorcyclist dies following collision with semi-trailer

HEBRON — A 30-year-old Hebron man died Friday night after his motorcycle collided with a semi-trailer on Ind. 2 near the entrance ramp to Interstate 65, according to Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. Martinez said Steven Niles was riding his motorcycle eastbound on Ind. 2 about 9 p.m. when...
Loyola Phoenix

The Do’s and Don’ts of Chicago Tourist Traps

Chicago is home to a plethora of tourist traps. With so many to choose from, The Phoenix breaks down the do’s and don’ts of Chicago sightseeing. The Bean (201 E. Randolph St.) Cloud Gate is an iconic landmark and an Instagram must. While many Chicago natives would argue it’s too...

Wettest summer ever in La Crosse, in more ways than one

It seems no matter how you define “summer,” La Crosse has just been through its wettest one since records have been kept. Rainfall on Monday helped set a record of 21.9 inches for the city’s wettest astronomical summer, marked from the first day of summer until the start of fall on Wednesday. That passes the previous record set five years ago.

‘We’ve been close to putting a dog in a bathroom’: Chicago-area shelters deal with overcrowding due to financial strain on owners, worry about eviction moratorium ending

It was one of the few bright spots during the COVID shutdown: Animal shelters emptied as people who were working from home and eager for distraction took in animals for fostering or adopting. “We had a situation where a dog would come in and get adopted an hour later, because there was such demand for adoptions and fostering,” said Emily Klehm, CEO of Chicago Heights’ South Suburban Humane ...
US News and World Report

NW Indiana Woman Admits to Taking Late Father's Benefits

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana woman has admitted that she cashed her late father's government disability checks and pocketed the money for 10 years after his death. Gary resident Elizabeth Harris, who's also known as Elizabeth Harris-Liuhoulo, pleaded guilty Tuesday to mail fraud in U.S. District Court in...

Waves Up to 18-feet Tall Expected on Lake Michigan

The National Weather Service says large and battering waves up to 18-feet tall are expected on Lake Michigan, some occasionally larger, which will result in extremely dangerous conditions near the lakefront. Meteorologists say flooding of low-lying roads and property along the lakeshore and inundation of Whiting Lakefront Park are likely. Portions of the Chicago lakefront bike path will likely become impassible. Here is a link to the National Weather Service website.