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Broadway In Chicago Announces Nominees For Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards  Broadway World

Broadway In Chicago announces the twenty-four students nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress, and nominees for Best Production presented by Guardian ...

Controversial ex-teacher took Lake Central SUV without permission, report says  The Times of Northwest Indiana

ST. JOHN — A popular Lake Central High School teacher was accused of taking a district-owned SUV without permission, possibly while he was at the center of ...

Police: Criminal charges possible as investigation into gun at Lake Central continues

ST. JOHN — Police said Tuesday criminal charges are possible as they continue to investigate reports that a community member brought a gun onto the Lake ...

Indiana Teacher Could Be Fired For Not Reporting Armed Man On School Grounds  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Students at an Indiana high school are rallying behind a beloved teacher who could be fired after failing to report a man on school grounds ...

Former Lake Central teacher accused of snorting cocaine in empty classroom could change not guilty plea  The Times of Northwest Indiana

CROWN POINT — Samantha Cox, the former Lake Central High School teacher charged with a level 6 felony of cocaine possession, could be changing her ...

St. John population has nearly doubled since 2000 with smart planning, solid schools leading the way

Since 2000, St. John has grown 92 percent, to more than 16000 residents.

UPDATE: Popular Indiana Teacher Facing Termination Allowed To Resign  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — A popular Indiana high school teacher accused of letting in a person with a firearm on school grounds has been allowed to resign.

Vandy fires coach Bryce Drew after 9-23 year, winless in SEC  The Times of Northwest Indiana

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce Drew his job.

Lake Central has the big water for swimmers of all ages and occasions  The Times of Northwest Indiana

ST. JOHN | Lake Central High School's pool is designed to maintain a glassy surface to smooth its swimmer to faster times.

EYE ON THE ARTS: Chicago Latino Festival: film 'Bernarda' comes to Purdue Northwest

The College of Humanties, Education & Social Sciences (CHESS) will screen “The House of Bernarda Alba” based on the Lorca play, at 5 p.m. April 10, on the ...

VIDEO: Lake Central High School teacher taken into custody after being captured on video allegedly using drugs in classroom  The Times of Northwest Indiana

ST. JOHN — A Lake Central High School teacher was taken into custody Wednesday after being captured on video allegedly using drugs in an empty classroom ...

Lake Central board to seek 17-cent operating levy in May, levy will raise $7M a year for 8 years, if passed  The Times of Northwest Indiana

ST. JOHN — Property owners in the Lake Central School Corp. will decide May 8 if they are willing to pay up to 17 cents per $100 of assessed value.

Lake Central High opens field house for walking

ST. JOHN — Lake Central School Corp. will permit access to the field house for walking from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 23.

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 ...

Lake Central graduates more than 750 students

ST. JOHN — More than 750 Lake Central seniors graduated Wednesday night in the school's newly renovated gymnasium.

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 ...

East Chicago school board names new assistant superintendent, high school principal

The East Chicago School Board appointed Central High School principal Shaunna Finley as the new assistant superintendent for the school corporation.

Local students win National Merit Scholarship awards | Education

Ten local students have won awards through the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

Festival of Lights returns to St. John | Lake County News

ST. JOHN — The town's annual Christmas in the Park Festival of Lights returns Friday.

Young entrepreneurs present innovative solutions in statewide contest  The Times of Northwest Indiana

HAMMOND — They prepared all year for this. In their engineering design and development class. In front of the School Board. They practiced their pitch to ...

Lake Central art students shine in annual exhibitions

Participating in this year's Lake Central High School Advanced Placement Studio Art Exhibit were, front row from left, Hannah Pittman, Jenna Resendiz, Adeline ...

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 ...

Portage students protest firing of high school auditorium director  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — More than 50 present and former Portage High School students stood holding signs protesting the apparent firing of the school's auditorium ...

NWI Business Ins and Outs: St. John home decor store, The Simple Greek restaurant opening  The Times of Northwest Indiana

A corporate refugee who wanted to strike out on her own started Sweet Home Indiana Home Decor and Gifts, which opens on April 28 at 8251 Wicker Ave. in St.

Teacher filmed snorting cocaine in classroom said she was sick and 'needed to get some'  New York Daily News

A teacher filmed snorting what appeared to be cocaine inside her classroom told detectives that she was sick and needed the drug.

Lake Central teacher resigns after drug charges | Lake County News

CROWN POINT | A Lake Central High School science teacher resigned her post Thursday after being charged with two marijuana-related misdemeanors.

Meet Your NWI Educators: Charles Ciastko, Hanover Central High School  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Check back every other week as The Times education reporter Carmen McCollum profiles teachers and school administrators from around the Region as part of ...

First-year science student remembered as talented, selfless  Purdue Exponent

A young member of the Purdue community suddenly passed away in his sleep June 16.

Slideshow: 50 famous athletes from the Region | Sports |  The Times of Northwest Indiana

A list of some of the most famous athletes to have ever called Northwest Indiana home.

Two new subdivisions moving forward in St. John

ST. JOHN — Two new subdivisions are moving forward in the town.

Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards Will Be Held May 6  Broadway World

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce that the eighth annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards (IHSMTA) will be held at the Broadway ...

City Mourns Officer, Staff Killed in Mercy Hospital Shooting  Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Tamara O'Neal was an emergency room doctor at Mercy Hospital known for her dedication and faith. Chicago police Officer Samuel Jimenez joined the ...

Students warned to watch what they say following Thursday lockdown at Hebron High School  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Police took two students out of Hebron High School on Thursday morning for health evaluations after they allegedly made comments about self-harm that grew ...

NWI Four Star Schools shine

Thirty two Northwest Indiana schools were awarded top honors Tuesday in the state's annual Four Star School program.

History teacher with boundless energy, classroom full of artifacts has big fan base  WGN-TV

ST. JOHN, Ind.-- Our teacher of the month is a history buff, and his students are reaping the benefits. Tristan Pintor, student: “Kids usually don't like history, and ...

Soldiers Lost and Found: Students Rediscover the Fallen  Wall Street Journal

For 27 years, Indiana history teacher Tom Clark has had his students track down the families of slain soldiers to learn the stories behind battlefield casualties, ...

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.

Ex-coach arrested after police accuse him of pocketing school fundraiser donations  The Times of Northwest Indiana

An ex-football coach from Kankakee Valley High School accused of pocketing fundraising donations was arrested over the weekend, according to the Jasper ...

Timothy John Tangerman | Local Obituaries |

SHELBY, IN - Timothy John Tangerman, age 51 of Shelby, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 9, 2018. He is survived by two children: Brittaney ...

ChicagoLand Popcorn to expand to a second location in St. John  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Gourmet popcorn places are popping up left and right in the Tri-Town.

4-H Ambassadors recognized at banquet

CEDAR LAKE — The Lake County 4-H Program introduced the 2017 4-H Ambassador Board at the annual 4-H Leadership Recognition Banquet. Twenty-one ...

St. John Township schoolhouse transports students back to the 1800's

SCHERERVILLE | St. John Township has a hidden gem - a school that children can't wait to enter.

Calumet Astronomical Society offers members an out-of-this-world experience  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Munster resident Larry Maka said he was always into science, but was not particularly drawn to astronomy until 2002 when there was a lot of talk and ...

Lake Central senior bowler Kelly Belzeski headed to Nebraska

Kelly Belzeski loves bowling and has developed into one of the best female youth bowlers in the state over the last couple years.

St. John deemed richest small town in Indiana

Munster, Winfield and the Duneland communities along the Lake Michigan shoreline tend to be thought of as some of the wealthiest towns in Northwest Indiana.

St. John Police Chief addresses rash of November burglaries, offers tips

ST. JOHN — The town averages between 16 and 18 burglaries a year.

Pharmacy candidate honored as Outstanding Student of the Year

The Indiana Pharmacists Alliance has awarded Butler University pharmacy candidate Daniel Peterson with its Outstanding Student of the Year Award.

Local Schools Ranked In Top 100 Best Public High Schools In Indiana

(UNDATED) - Niche Best Public High Schools ranks 14,431 high schools based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and ...

'I gotta feed my grandkids, sir': Police find suspected heroin on man stopped for driving slowly  The Times of Northwest Indiana

CROWN POINT — A man initially asked if a state trooper who pulled him over Monday to let him go, then tussled with the trooper and finally admitted — after.

Scouting the 2018 Northwest Crossroads Conference football season | NWI Preps Football

Andrean 59ers. Coach: Chris Skinner, third season. Last season: 8-4 (3-2 Northwest Crossroads Conference). 2017 postseason: lost 56-10 to West Lafayette in ...

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.

Circle K location denied in St. John  The Times of Northwest Indiana

ST. JOHN — The Town Council has followed the recommendation by the Board of Zoning Appeals and in a unanimous vote denied a special exception that ...

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 ...

5 most-read stories today: Ex-nurse charged in opioid thefts at St. Catherine Hospital  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Ex-nurse charged in opioid thefts at St. Catherine Hospital. David B. Estrada. Photo courtesy of Lake County Sheriff's Office. CROWN POINT — A former ...

Violent crime in Griffith down by 67%; overall crime falls for 7th year in a row  The Times of Northwest Indiana

GRIFFITH — Overall crime decreased for the seventh year in a row in 2018, primarily because of efforts to monitor violent crime in nearby communities and ...

2014 graduation rates increase | Lake County News |

INDIANAPOLIS | Almost every high school in Lake and Porter counties improved its graduation rate for 2014, in line with schools across Indiana.

More area school systems providing police with building fobs to speed up emergency response times  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Rather than being stuck outside a school unable to get inside the building in the midst of a school shooting or other emergency, local police departments are ...

Annexation plan to add hundreds of homes  Chicago Tribune

Donna Krygier said she has always loved looking out onto the adjacent Herman farm and seeing deer graze the open land. But after a recent St. John Town ...

School grades up in Lake County

Local schools are in step with the majority of schools across the state which received a grade of an A or B for 2014, and several schools showed great ...

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards nearly $175K in Scholarships to High School Seniors  NBC Chicago

Comcast announced that it has awarded $1000 “Leaders and Achievers Scholarships” to 174 graduating high school seniors in its Greater Chicago Region ...

Indiana State Board of Education approves school grades

Many of the region's public high schools earned an A from the Indiana Department of Education, though some earned lower grades and many of the local middle ...

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Teachers with guns? Region educators, parents weigh in

Most Northwest Indiana teachers and school leaders, and some students, The Times spoke with this week believe President Donald Trump's suggestion to arm ...

High school coach, police officer opens Indiana Elite Baseball and Softball Facility

MERRILLVILLE | Baseball is not Jeff Myszak's life. He has a wife and family, and a full-time job as a Schererville police officer. But he still has baseball dreams.

Porter County schools record improvements | Porter County News

Local schools are in line with nearly three-quarters of the traditional public schools across the state that received a grade of an A or B for 2014, and several ...

Southeast Michigan entertainment weekend April 20-22 and beyond | News  Southgate News Herald

Michigan Modernism Art and Antiques Show: April 20-22 at Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road, $12. Preview 6-9:30 p.m. April 20 with jazz by Nicole ...

State grades schools; majority in region gets A or B

Schools in Northwest Indiana were in line with those in the rest of the state as more than 61 percent of Indiana's schools received A or B grades for the.

Military briefs | Porter County News |

St. John man completes airborne school. Spc. William Gnerlich Jr., of St. John, graduated from airborne school in May. Gnerlich completed basic infantry training ...

Merrillville Aldi robbery a lot like 5 others in Wisconsin, police suspect inside knowledge  The Times of Northwest Indiana

MERRILLVILLE — A man hid in a cooler before emerging after an Aldi closed Friday night, holding the employees at gunpoint and robbing the store of ...

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.

Sortable Table: 2014 A-F Letter Grades For Every Ind. School  Indiana Public Media

A sortable table of 2014 A-F grades for all Indiana schools.

Images: Boys basketball is front and center in our best high school sports photos of the week  Chicago Daily Herald

See some of the best high school sports images from the Daily Herald this week. Photographers covered boys and girls basketball, wrestling, and Vernon Hills in ...

More development planned at Schererville's Shops on Main  The Times of Northwest Indiana

The first vacancies — Gordmans and Firehouse Subs — have opened up in Schererville's Shops on Main shopping center since construction began in 2013.

Midwest Elite cheer teams ranked among top in nation

Midwest Elite cheerleading teams, Phantom (ages 12-18) and Fury (ages 4-8) won their respective Senior and Mini divisions at the Chicago U.S. Cheer and ...

Fry Scholars announced at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business  IU Bloomington Newsroom

Fourteen incoming Indiana University freshmen have been selected as William R. Fry Scholars by the Kelley School of Business.

Preserving the Past for Future Generations

Through the years, historical societies have been formed in various geographic areas to collect, research, organize, interpret and preserve information or items ...

Hobart mom takes to Facebook to thank Hobart officer for helping save 2-year-old's life after seizure

Before near tragedy caused their lives to intersect Tuesday, Linda McMahan and Mark Grissom were sharing a common pain.

UM free tuition plan could inspire students to do better in school  Detroit Free Press

U-M free tuition plan has a catch - you have to have grades good enough to get into highly competitive school.

Lost and Found: Remembering Our Fallen Troops  Wall Street Journal (India)

A generation of Tom Clark's high school history students have been tracking down the families of Indiana's war dead and creating an archive of their mementos, ...

On 10-year anniversary of 'Public Enemies' filming in Region, Times reporters share experience working with Depp, crew  The Times of Northwest Indiana

This month marks the 10-year anniversary of Johnny Depp filming "Public Enemies" in the Region. Times reporters Andrew Steele and Rob Earnshaw, who ...

Suburban cheerleaders advance to state  Chicago Daily Herald

The cheerleading sectionals in DeKalb and Rolling Meadows were drama-filled competitions on Saturday. Despite some technical difficulties with its soundtrack, ...

Crown Point aerial park transforms for Halloween, includes zombies, zip lines and more  The Times of Northwest Indiana

A favorite adventure park is combining the spookiest time of year with a treetop adventure.

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois names Class of 2017  Chicago Daily Herald

Golden Apple announces the induction of the 2017 class of the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program, a group of 234 young people who have chosen to ...

EC street sign honors Afghan hero Perez | East Chicago Community News

EAST CHICAGO | On the exact date he would have turned 23, Pvt. Sergio E. Perez was honored with the dedication of a street sign in his name at the.

Police: Infidelity behind Portage shooting | Crime and Courts  The Times of Northwest Indiana

VALPARAISO — A 20-year-old South Haven man has been charged with attempted murder on allegations he shot another man early Monday over accusations ...

Franovich focused on providing quality health care  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Providing quality health care — first as a nurse and now as an administrator — remains a life focus for Tracey Franovich, newly promoted to chief operating ...

Fueled by his underrated status, Michigan basketball signee Glenn Robinson III peaking at the right time

Glenn Robinson III was angry, and someone had to pay. Hours before he and his Lake Central High School teammates tipped off against Valparaiso High ...

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen hires a new executive chef

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen, the culinary incubator for food businesses in downtown Gary, has hired LaMar Moore as its new executive chef.

Caitlin Battaglia of Hingham weds Rod Russell  Wicked Local Hingham

Christine and John Battaglia of Hingham, announce the marriage of their daughter Caitlin Jane Battaglia to Rod Joseph Russell, son of Rod Russell and Jody ...

College Football's 2016 Recruiting All-Name Team

The first Wednesday in February is essentially Christmas for every college football head coach. After months of hard work on the recruiting trail,...

Contributors  PortageLife

The list of authors and contributors who currently have articles published on See a list of the articles each contributor has published on the site ...

EDITORIAL: Raise awareness, lower risk of teen suicide

Sen. Jim Merritt walks with Heather Harrigan Hitz, of Empower Porter Countym Tuesday at Valparaiso High School where Sen. Merritt met with students in Kara ...

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