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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 16: Michigan City Cooling Tower

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 16: Michigan City Cooling Tower

Tucked in a corner between Washington Park, Lighthouse Place Outlet Mall and Lake Michigan is Michigan City’s most recognizable landmark, seco…

July 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 15: Dark Lord Bottle

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 15: Dark Lord Bottle

Bow before the Dark Lord.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Related

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 14: Steel Coil

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 14: Steel Coil

If you're from Northwest Indiana, chances are some relative at some point worked at one of the steel mills.

July 19, 2014 12:00 am Related

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 13: Region Rat

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 13: Region Rat

They worship rats at a temple to the sage Karni Mata in India.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am Related

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July 18, 2014 12:00 am Related

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July 17, 2014 12:00 am Related

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 12: Ship

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 12: Ship

People sometimes describe Indiana as landlocked. They either don't know their geography or don't make it up to Northwest Indiana very often.

July 16, 2014 11:45 pm Related

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 11: Lemon rice soup

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 11: Lemon rice soup

Lemon juice and rice aren't an obvious pair like peanut butter and jelly or sausage and kraut.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

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July 16, 2014 12:00 am Related

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 10: Albanese gummi bear

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 10: Albanese gummi bear

They are soft. They are squishy. And you truly can't eat just one of these colorful treats.

July 15, 2014 12:00 am

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July 15, 2014 12:00 am Related

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 9: U.S. Steel Yard

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 9: U.S. Steel Yard

U.S. Steel Yard was certainly not built in a day. Or a month. Or even in the promised time allowed.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Vet dished out food, 55-pound shells

Vet dished out food, 55-pound shells

Petty Officer 2nd Class Tom Donovan, of Portage, never set foot in Korea during the Korean War.

July 13, 2014 8:30 pm Video Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 8: Thornton Quarry

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 8: Thornton Quarry

It was a tropical paradise. The giant reef in the shallow blue sea south of the equator teemed with life. Coral, sponges and sea plants shelte…

July 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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July 13, 2014 12:00 am Related

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 7: Fireworks

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 7: Fireworks

The sonic booms start every year around Memorial Day weekend and last well into the night on Independence Day.

July 12, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 6: 'Party cut' pizza

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 6: 'Party cut' pizza

As those who don't know any better debate the merits of Chicago-style deep dish versus the floppy, folding pizza slices served in New York Cit…

July 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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July 11, 2014 12:00 am Related

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 5: Lake Perch Dinner

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 5: Lake Perch Dinner

Northwest Indiana's seafood specialty comes golden brown, heavily buttered and with lemon wedges and a ramekin full of creamy tartar sauce.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am Related

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July 10, 2014 12:00 am Related

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 4: Shoe Corner

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 4: Shoe Corner

When you're criss-crossing the back roads of south Lake County, it's easy to get lost in the maze of maize.

July 09, 2014 12:05 am Related

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July 08, 2014 12:00 am Related

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 3: Leg Lamp

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 3: Leg Lamp

Fra-JEE-lay.

July 07, 2014 5:36 pm Related

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 2: Pierogi

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 2: Pierogi

We eat them. We toss them. We argue over their pronunciation. 

July 07, 2014 12:00 am Related

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July 07, 2014 12:00 am Related

Friends helped lift spirits, duties in Korea

Friends helped lift spirits, duties in Korea

As a longtime Hammond Times newspaper carrier, Ron Miller figured he knew a copy of the paper when he saw one.

July 06, 2014 10:30 pm Video

Telling the tale of the South Shore in 100 objects

Telling the tale of the South Shore in 100 objects

From a piece of Albanese candy that fits in your palm to the vast, Flintstones-like pit of the Thornton Quarry, countless objects are associat…

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 1: The dunes

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 1: The dunes

"No other dunes than ours show such bewildering displays of dune movement and existence, such labyrinths of motion, form and life. They are wi…

July 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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July 03, 2014 12:00 am Related

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Portage man spent nearly entire Korean War in captivity

Portage man spent nearly entire Korean War in captivity

For Elliott Sortillo, 79, of Portage, fighting in the Korean War meant fighting for survival. He was a prisoner of war for 30 months, nearly t…

June 29, 2014 7:00 pm Video Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: We must address areas of inequality

The Times' June 8 supplement has provided us with data and stories which not only inform us about the problem of poverty, but which also shoul…

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Compassion, self-interest aren't enough in poverty fight

GUEST COMMENTARY: Compassion, self-interest aren't enough in poverty fight

The Times of Northwest Indiana should be applauded for its investigative report on poverty. I anticipate it will be required reading in the so…

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Filling mental health services gap is necessary

GUEST COMMENTARY: Filling mental health services gap is necessary

It appears that on a regular basis we now hear news accounts of individuals, in the midst of a psychiatric crisis, who severely wound or kill …

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Addressing poverty begins with early education

GUEST COMMENTARY: Addressing poverty begins with early education

The Times is to be commended for taking an aggressive approach on the issue of poverty in our country. We know our economy is among the strong…

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing vet worked with POWs here, in Korea

Lansing vet worked with POWs here, in Korea

Gerhard Henning worked in a Lansing onion field as a youngster, alongside German prisoners of war, during World War II. That set the stage for…

June 09, 2014 10:15 am Video Photos

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Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Tina, a 36-year-old mother of three in South Haven, defines it as the fight to find work when every broken-down car means another lost employm…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Families in poverty strive to move forward

Families in poverty strive to move forward

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty, the U.S. finds itself still grappling with homelessness, mental illness, j…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Endless struggle or revolving door?

Endless struggle or revolving door?

The 73,069 people who received $5.3 million in poor relief from township trustees in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties in 2013 represent a hea…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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History of poverty tells a complex tale

History of poverty tells a complex tale

On an unseasonably cool, gray, rainy day in mid-May, a long line of people stood for up to three hours waiting for food outside the Moose Lodg…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cost of not addressing poverty could surpass current cost

Millions of dollars in federal and township poor relief flood Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties every month, outpacing statewide rates, a Time…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related
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