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Portage man arrested after police find unconscious woman draped over motorcycle

PORTAGE - A Portage man is facing felony charges after police here found him driving with an unconscious woman on his motorcycle. Evan E. McGaughey, 27, was charged with criminal recklessness resulting in serious bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury. Police responded just after 3 p.m

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 15:00:00

Gary boy makes brief court appearance in rape, murder of mentally challenged woman

CROWN POINT - The 17-year-old boy charged in the rape, robbery and murder of a 61-year-old mentally challenged woman made a brief appearance Wednesday in Lake Criminal Court. Calvin D. Poston, dressed in a red jailhouse jumpsuit, appeared in court with his defense attorney, Matthew LaTulip. LaTuli

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 17:30:00

Gary man sentenced to 37 months in prison for tax fraud

HAMMOND - A Gary man was sentenced Wednesday to 37 months in prison for being part of a two-person team that allegedly stole more than $3 million in tax refunds from the federal government. Donald L. Armour, 67, along with Veronica Young, 48, of Gary, were arrested in July 2016 on allegations they d

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 23:30:00

70-year-old man seriously injured in New Lenox crash

A 70-year-old man was seriously injured in a crash Tuesday night in southwest suburban New Lenox. The three-vehicle crash happened about 9 p.m. at Laraway and Spencer roads, according to the Will County sheriff's office. The New Lenox man was driving a Hyundai Sonata south on Spencer when he failed

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-20 18:39:00

Food Bites: News about food around the Region

A 35th anniversary celebration will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Munster's Aurelio's Pizza. Guests can celebrate with carry-out and beer specials, drawings and the Spin the Wheel game with Aurelio's Pizza Man. The original Aurelio's was founded in Homewood, Illinois, in 1959. The pizza busines

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 20:00:00

As numbers dwindle, Holocaust survivors look to preserve their memories

Alexander White's voice cracked and his hands trembled as he described the atrocities he witnessed and the murder of his family during World War II. The 94-year-old retired physician and Polish refugee who eventually settled in Olympia Fields spoke of how after the Nazi invasion of Poland, his famil

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 19:35:56

Fed announces a start to modestly reducing its bond holdings

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve will begin shrinking the enormous portfolio of bonds it amassed after the 2008 financial crisis to try to sustain a frail economy. The move reflects a strengthened economy and co

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 19:31:52

Lack of flood insurance leaves Texans high and dry

A tow driver pulls a car out of flood waters on a feeder road on State Highway 249, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2017, after Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area. Kyle Phillips / The Transcript AUSTIN - Insurance may have covered only 25 to 45 percent of Houston houses flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey, but th

GOSHEN NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:39:00

Wilson and Church Leaders Plan Fundraiser to Help Hurricane Victims

As national celebrities including the likes of Beyonce, Blake Shelton, Barbra Streisand and Oprah Winfrey came together last week for a one-hour telethon to benefit the victims of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, Dr. Willie Wilson, a humanitarian from the South Suburbs of Chicago, stepped up to join the

THECHICAGOCITIZEN.COM - 2017-09-20 17:51:54

The Latest: Yellen stays quiet on wanting 2nd term

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is staying mum about whether she wants a second term as the head of the U.S. central bank. Yellen says she intends to serve out her four-year term. That term

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 19:24:27

Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition to push city for ordinance

"Our dignity and our humanity will not be pushed aside," said Jay Travis as she announces that the Obama Library South Side Community Benefits Agreement Coalition (CBA Coalition) is seeking an ordinance that would require the Obama Foundation to sign a community benefits agreement during a CBA Coali

HPHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 10:17:04

Baranek: Lan-Oak Lanes proves to be a perfect fit for new bowling movie

There is a new movie coming out next spring that will bring to the screen a couple of big-time actors. One of them is T.F. South graduate Jim O'Heir, who is most known for the television series "Parks and Recreation." The other is Jon Heder, who played "Napoleon Dynamite." The real star of the show,

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 22:46:49

16-year-old girl killed, 2 injured in Robbins crash

A 16-year-old girl was killed and two other people were injured in a crash Wednesday night in south suburban Robbins. The two-vehicle crash happened about 11:15 p.m. near South Kedzie Avenue and West 139th Street, according to the Cook County sheriff's office. Maria Santos, of Blue Island, was prono

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2017-09-21 15:18:38

Matteson girl, 7, dedicates birthday party to sickle cell awareness

Olivia Shorter, of Matteson, decided she wanted to celebrate turning 7 years old not with a birthday party but an event that would raise awareness of sickle cell disease and the need for blood donors. As her parents went about making her wish come true, they were astounded by the outpouring of commu

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 22:12:33

James Bowden's abstract art to be exhibited in Park Forest, Joliet

Anyone who believes the old saying, "Those who can, do; those who can't, teach," doesn't know Peotone artist James Bowden. Bowden, 79, a retired art professor whose artwork was recently selected for exhibit at several juried art shows, has blended career and calling into a lifetime of accomplishmen

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 21:26:52

Rockin' roadshow features three Regionites

Three former Region rockers return home this weekend to showcase their latest musical project -- The Traveling Brothers Electric Roadshow -- performing Saturday at Leroy's Hot Stuff (333 W. U.S. 20) in Porter. Showtime is 8 p.m. More: 219-926-6211. Bobby Love and J.J. Garcia are natives of Chesterto

NWI.COM - 2017-09-21 15:30:00

Illinois court upholds murder conviction of Drew Peterson

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson. The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, that the use of hearsay testimony to convict Peterson in the death of his third wife was proper i

NWI.COM - 2017-09-21 14:46:38

StoryCorps' Thanksgiving Listen asks kids to record elders

NEW YORK (AP) - StoryCorps is hoping people give their social media apps a break for a few minutes this Thanksgiving and instead use one designed for listening. The nonprofit oral history project has announced the 2017 edition of its Great Thanksgiving Listen, which calls for high school students to

NWI.COM - 2017-09-21 14:01:45

Better Buy: Microsoft Corporation vs. HP Inc

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. You might have to go back more than a decade, but for a time, HP(NYSE: HPQ) was the king not just in personal computing -- but computers in general. Before Macs re-emerged and mobile was the way new internet users jo

NWI.COM - 2017-09-21 14:00:00

Education Secretary DeVos uses private plane for work travel

WASHINGTON (AP) - Education Secretary Betsy DeVos uses a private jet to fly around the country to tour schools and attend other work events. Education Department Press Secretary Liz Hill says in a statement to The Associated Press that DeVos travels "on personally-owned aircraft." The arrangement co

NWI.COM - 2017-09-21 13:58:44