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CROWN POINT | The convicted sex offender who allegedly admitted to killing a prostitute in a Hammond motel and led police to half a dozen other dead women in Gary will appear in court Wednesda…
HAMMOND | The Lake County Coroner's office is seeking the public's help in finding the family of a man who died at his Hammond home earlier this month.
GRIFFITH | The Canadian National Railway crossing at Broad Street in downtown Griffith will experience short, period closures beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday to accommodate railroad repairs.
GARY | Things are slowly getting back to normal at the Robert D. Rucker Building in Gary after a fire in August disrupted operations. 
WHITING | The Whiting Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 68 holds its Haunted Halloween Hayride Spooktacular on Friday, Saturday and Halloween night at Whiahla Beach.
HAMMOND | The Hammond Council PTA hosts a Candidate Night Forum for School City of Hammond board candidates from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m Oct. 30 at the School Administration Center, 41 Williams St.
EAST CHICAGO | Haunted hayrides will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at McArthur Golf Course hosted by Mayor Anthony Copeland and the East Chicago parks staff.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Treasurer John Petalas reminds property owners the final installment of 2014 property tax bills are due Nov. 10.
GARY | A Gary man described Monday as a serial killer was charged in the homicide of a woman found dead Friday at a Hammond motel.

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The School City of Hammond embraces its diversity and communicates consistently high expectations.  SCH provides a rich and challenging learning environment that encourages academic excellence and the development of talents that prepares students to make positive contributions to our world. 

District leadership provides continuous, system-wide, professional growth opportunities enhanced by technology and guided by data-driven, research-based strategies, assessments, and timely interventions.  Highly effective teachers and support staff collaboratively utilize best practices to maximize student growth and achievement. 

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