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River Forest referendum key to keeping school transportation, programs  The Times of Northwest Indiana

LAKE STATION — River Forest volunteers knocked on doors Tuesday night in the neighborhoods near Meister Elementary shortly before the district opened the ...

Red Cross urges donors to help blood shortage

The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening ...

Red Cross blood donation opportunities May 1-23 - WIMS AM 1420  WIMS AM 1420

There's no way to predict when or where an accident will happen. That's why the American Red Cross needs donors to give blood during Trauma Awareness ...

Hanover, River Forest schools asking voters to fund capital projects, avoid transportation cuts

Two Lake County school districts will seek public support this May, each for different reasons.

EDITORIAL: Don't let River Forest schools plunge off fiscal cliff  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Most school districts that seek additional funding support through a property tax referendum aren't asking for gold-studded frills.

Reunions: River Forest High School, Thornton Fractional North

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River Forest grad returns to paint wall mural in honor of late teacher: 'She was like a saint to me'  Chicago Tribune

Diego Gonzalez, 32, who graduated in 2005, once promised a former librarian, Peggy Hunt, that he would return someday to his high school to paint a new wall ...

River Forest makes community pitch for school tax hike vote  Chicago Tribune

Weeks before a school tax vote, River Forest officials made their pitch at a community referendum meeting Wednesday.

Reunions: Thornton Fractional South, River Forest High School

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River Forest leaders looking to improve high school grade

HOBART — For three consecutive years, the Indiana Department of Education has rated River Forest Jr-Sr High School a D.

Teacher pay in Indiana continues its downward slide  The Times of Northwest Indiana

As a national and local teacher shortage continues, many are blaming a corresponding decline in teacher pay for part of the problem across Northwest Indiana ...

State Board of Education releases annual school grades. Here's how Northwest districts compare.

Editor's note: A story in Thursday's edition contained incorrect school grade information based on federal grades. The story should have reflected state grades.

Video captures teen attacked after HS football game in NW Indiana  WLS-TV

A 14-year-old boy was seriously injured Friday night when he was brutally beaten after a high school football game.

State ISTEP scores dip for elementary and high school students compared to last year

INDIANAPOLIS — Student performance on the Spring 2018 ISTEP standardized exam dipped slightly for both elementary and high school test takers compared ...

Lake Station teen killed in ATV accident recalled as cheerful, kind

LAKE STATION | Lake Station on Monday was mourning the death of a River Forest High School cheerleader who was seriously injured in an ATV accident last ...

2 juveniles charged in beating of teen after football game in NW Indiana  WLS-TV

Lake Station police said two juveniles, aged 13 and 14, have been charged in the beating of a 14-year-old boy who was seriously injured in an attack after a ...

Davich: River Forest parents pull child from school, bolster ACLU lawsuit  Chicago Tribune

Jim Bellar continues to insist his pending lawsuit against River Forest Community School Corp. is strictly about principle, not payoff, even after his attorney ...

Schererville school banned from state voucher program after students not given ISTEP exam

INDIANAPOLIS — A Schererville school that failed to administer the 2018 ISTEP exam no longer can enroll pupils through Indiana's voucher program that ...

14-year old student brutally beaten at high school football game  WILX-TV

Charges are expected after a 14-year old boy is beaten at a high school football game in Northwestern Indiana. The brutal attack happened in Lake Station, ...

River Forest offers virtual academy | Hobart News |

HOBART | The River Forest School Corp. has created a virtual online academy to retain students and attract new ones.

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Reunions: Chesterton High School Class of 1983 | Lake County News |

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Portage High School to hold baseball camp

Portage High School to hold baseball camp: Portage High School will hold a baseball camp for Kindergarten through fourth grade from 8 to 9:25 a.m. and for fifth ...

Reunions: East Chicago Roosevelt Class of 1968 | Lake County News |

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4th of July fireworks 2018 displays in Chicago area  WLS-TV

ABC7 Eyewitness News compiles a yearly list of Chicago-area 4th of July fireworks displays and offers its list for the city and suburbs for 2018.

Testing irregularities lead Indiana to invalidate ISTEP results at Gary elementary school

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Education has invalidated the 2017 ISTEP standardized test scores of every student at a Gary elementary school ...

Reunions: Horace Mann Class of 1968 | Lake County News

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Where to watch fireworks in the Chicago suburbs and Northwest Indiana  Chicago Tribune

Check out our list of suburban and Northwest Indiana fireworks displays to plan your Fourth of July.

Clown threats reported at schools throughout Chicago area  WLS-TV

Many parents who are worried about creepy clown threats in the Chicago area took their children to class Wednesday morning.

Lake Central leader named District 1 Superintendent of the Year  The Times of Northwest Indiana

ST. JOHN — Lake Central School Corp. Superintendent Larry Veracco was chosen by members of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents as ...

Snubbed Birthday Kid Has Rebounded, Thanks To Basketball  CBS Chicago

(CBS) – CBS 2's story last year about an Indiana boy stood up by his peers on his birthday was seen by a lot of people – more than 1 million. That included Jim ...

Top Indiana teachers union tells governor that Hoosier educators need pay raises now  The Times of Northwest Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — The state's leading teachers union is not on board with Gov. Eric Holcomb's plan to delay teacher pay hikes up to four years to give the ...

Hobart High Spanish teacher brings language to life

HOBART | Hola, ¿Cómo estás? ¿Vienes preparado? Vamos a repasar los verbos en el pasado con el iPad.

Cadet teachers earn high school credit, get hands-on experience

Boone Grove High School senior Ryleigh Pierce and Lake Central High School senior Hope Ciarrocchi both yearn to become teachers.

New Chicago packs it in in 1 square mile

NEW CHICAGO — Paul Leon Wolek was serving as the first town marshal in 1953 when Julie Wolek first met her future husband.

Hobart man charged with traveling to Joliet to meet minor for sex  Chicago Sun-Times

A man has been charged with traveling to the southwest suburbs to meet a minor for sex. David Michael Adams, 36, of Hobart, began chatting online with an ...

Lake Station teen honored as Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year

HOBART — Meranda Bailey joined the Lake Station Boys & Clubs Club 10 years ago to make a difference in the lives of those around her, and the experience ...

Crown Point educator named Indiana's Teacher of the Year  The Times of Northwest Indiana

CROWN POINT — Jerome Flewelling has been a role model for his students at Crown Point High School.

ICYMI: SBOE approves school grades | News |

After five years of being in danger of state intervention, West Side Leadership Academy has climbed to a C from an F for the 2014-15 school year.

IU Northwest Women's Basketball Season Preview  IU Northwest

Coming off a record-breaking 25-7 record, an A.I.I. championship game appearance, NAIA national tournament appearance and rising to as high as No.

Police investigate double homicide in Gary  Chicago Sun-Times

A man and a woman were found dead in what officials are calling a double homicide Wednesday night inside an apartment in Gary, Indiana. Police were called ...

Sinister Threats By People Dressed As Clowns Appearing Locally  CBS Local

(CBS) — Creepy clowns are popping up all over the country and locally, from Oswego to Hobart, Ind. But it's not just a scare, it's a security threat that's caused at ...

2017 Fourth Of July Fireworks Across Chicago Area  CBS Chicago

Here is a list of fireworks shows around Chicago, celebrating the Fourth Of July. Much of this information comes courtesy of Fireworks in Illinois. Antioch

Find your school's 2017 ISTEP scores here  Chalkbeat Indiana

Use Chalkbeat's database to search for your school's individual results on Indiana's 2017 ISTEP for English, math and both tests. For more information about the ...

Hobart police officer heading to FBI National Academy

HOBART | Hobart police Lt. David Grissom had to turn down two previous opportunities to attend the FBI National Academy.

Ranking 10,010 Girls By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10010 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Chicago area 4th of July 2017 fireworks displays  WLS-TV

ABC7 Eyewitness News compiles a yearly list of Chicago-area 4th of July fireworks displays and offers its list for the city and suburbs for 2017.

2015 Northwest Indiana Graduation Station  PortageLife

We've captured tons of great 2015 graduation and commencement photos from high school graduations across the Northwest Indiana region, including Portage ...

Fourth of July 2017 fireworks displays in Chicago area — see the full list  WGN-TV

CHICAGO — Don't forget to book plans to see fireworks this Fourth of July! Check out the detailed listing below for fireworks displays across the Chicago area.

Northwest Indiana students receive Jim and Betty Dye Scholarships

The James W. and Betty Dye Foundation presented Scholarships to 122 seniors from Lake, Newton, Porter and Jasper County High Schools. Jim and Betty Dye ...

Hobart police Lt. David Grissom completes FBI National Academy

HOBART | The 11 weeks he spent at the FBI National Academy earlier this month proved life-changing, police Lt. David Grissom said.

'A 1 percent chance is too high': schools, police take threats seriously  Chicago Tribune

In an automated voicemail left for Valparaiso High School parents on Friday, Principal Reid Amones said school officials had learned of a threat on Oct. 30 or 31.

Full list of Chicago area Fourth of July 2016 fireworks displays  WGN-TV

CHICAGO — Trying to make plans for the Fourth of July? Check out our interactive map or the detailed listing below for fireworks displays across the Chicago ...

Murals add color, inspiration to Lake Station's Edison school

LAKE STATION | A colorful owl with the message "Where Are You Going?" decorates the wall outside the counselors' offices.

Hospital volunteers share reasons and rewards for serving

Every day they greet the worried, the troubled, the anxious. They hear heartbreaking stories. They field dozens of questions and tote flowers and push ...

MLB Draft 2014: Phillies complete draft class at a glance  The Bridgeton News -

The Phillies focused on pitching prospects throughout the 2014 MLB Draft.

Man, woman killed in fiery Bishop Ford crash in South Holland  Chicago Sun-Times

A man and woman were killed in a crash Monday afternoon on the Bishop Ford Freeway in south suburban South Holland. Edward Robinson, 58, was driving a ...

Emanuel's $8.5B O'Hare Airport makeover draws American Airlines' ire  Chicago Sun-Times

A $8.5 billion O'Hare makeover was introduced to the City Council — but it landed with a thud, as American objected to United getting more gates.

2 men drown at Wells Street Beach in Gary, Indiana  Chicago Sun-Times

Two northwest Indiana men drowned Saturday and another was hospitalized after swimming in Lake Michigan while beaches in the Gary, Indiana, area were.

A few early kings on shore: Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report  Chicago Sun-Times

A smattering of shoreline kings around southern Lake Michigan lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report going into Labor Day weekend.

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