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HAMMOND - A 41 year-old Schererville man and member of the Latin Kings has been sentenced to 87 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity.  

According to a news release from the Department of Justice and the office of U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch, U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon issued the sentence on Monday in Hammond.  As part of his guilty plea, Mark Toney also gets 2 years of supervised release.

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EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — ArcelorMittal has been fined $14,000 after a steelworker died in an April train accident at the company's Indiana Harbor steel mill in northwestern Indiana.

Holcomb Announces First Round Of Trails Grants

May 2, 2019
Gov. Eric Holcomb poses with the head of the Speedway Trails Association, which received the single largest award from the first round of the Next Level Trails program. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Dozens of organizations across Indiana will get money to build out more than 40 miles of new trails.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the first round of his trails grant program Thursday.

Lou Malnati's Coming to Schererville

Apr 10, 2019

SCHERERVILLE - The iconic pizza chain Lou Malnati's is coming to Schererville.  The "Times" reports it will be its first location in Indiana.  It'll be moving into the old Gayety's Chocolate & Ice Cream shop at 36 U.S. 41.  The pizza place will have carryout, delivery and catering at the Schererville location when it opens in the summer.

Lou Malnati's was founded in 1971 in Lincolnwood and now has 53 Chicagoland locations and three in Arizona.


The first wave of 2018 school funding referenda are up for consideration in about two weeks. That means voters in several counties will have the power to approve or deny tax measures to make millions of dollars available for their local schools.

Purdue University economics professor Larry DeBoer says school funding referenda are usually more likely to pass in May, and the overall number of those winning voter approval has grown in recent years.

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Jamal Washington takes his job as a Lake County Councilman very seriously, and his passion about the concerns of his constituents comes through in his conversation on Monday on "Regionally Speaking."  He represents Merrillville, Gary’s Miller and Eastside neighborhoods, and precincts in Schererville and Griffith.

Missing Nortwest Indiana Teen Found in Ohio

May 2, 2017

SCHERERVILLE--  A 14-year-old Schererville girl who had been reported missing, has been found in Cincinnati, Ohio and her family has been notified.  Lake County Sheriff spokesman Mark Back said in a press release, Amelia May King was taken to a hospital for a medical check up Tuesday. 

NWI Comic-Con

Julio Guerra talks with "Eye on the Arts" host John Cain, about the upcoming NWI Comic-Con, on February 25, 2017.


It's that time of year again, the Super Bowl!  And to many Northwest Indiana Hoosiers it could be a big "who cares" because there's no Bears and no Colts in Super Bowl 51.  Who is in it are the New England Patriots, who have won four Super Bowls and all within recent history, in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2015.  The Patriots will face the Atlanta Falcons, who have never won a Super Bowl.  But they did make it to the big game in 1999.  Does the game hold any interest people in the Region?  The Lakeshore finds out. / Luers Tree Farm

Region residents who want a real Christmas Tree have an entire tree farm they can go to which is local and family-owned! Luers Tree Farm, at 6303 West 91st Avenue in Crown Point started in 1976 and is still in business.

Doug Luers is a second generation owner who took over the business from his father, Bud, who started the operation while Doug was still in High School.