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Have you cast your vote yet in our quick poll on poverty? Go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/BY6NGW5 to get started. It takes only a few minutes to respond.

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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.

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Vote in poverty poll

Have you cast your vote yet in our quick poll on poverty? Go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/BY6NGW5 to get started. It takes only a few minutes to respond.

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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.

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Vote in poverty poll

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

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

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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. 

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Vote in poverty poll

Have you cast your vote yet in our quick poll on poverty? Go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/BY6NGW5 to get started. It takes only a few minutes to respond.

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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.

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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…

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Vote in poverty poll

Have you cast your vote yet in our quick poll on poverty? Go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/BY6NGW5 to get started. It takes only a few minutes to respond.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am Related

Vote in poverty poll

Have you cast your vote yet in our quick poll on poverty? Go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/BY6NGW5 to get started. It takes only a few minutes to respond.

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Vote in poverty poll

Have you cast your vote yet in our quick poll on poverty? Go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/BY6NGW5 to get started. It takes only a few minutes to respond.

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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…

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Vote in poverty poll

Have you cast your vote yet in our quick poll on poverty? Go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/BY6NGW5 to get started. It takes only a few minutes to respond.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am Related

Vote in poverty poll

Have you cast your vote yet in our quick poll on poverty? Go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/BY6NGW5 to get started. It takes only a few minutes to respond.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am Related

Vote in poverty poll

Have you cast your vote yet in our quick poll on poverty? Go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/BY6NGW5 to get started. It takes only a few minutes to respond.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am Related

Vote in poverty poll

Have you cast your vote yet in our quick poll on poverty? Go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/BY6NGW5 to get started. It takes only a few minutes to respond.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Indiana ranks low among states' anti-poverty programs

In 2012, Indiana was ranked 40th for its lack of providing health care to low-income residents by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. …

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Helping students in poverty feel hope, stay motivated

Helping students in poverty feel hope, stay motivated

Educators know there is a correlation between students growing up in poverty and lower levels of achievement. Trying to disconnect that link i…

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Family, social problems stall learning

Family, social problems stall learning

The number of children in Northwest Indiana from low-income families and eligible for free or reduced-price lunch has climbed in the region an…

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Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Region schools face an ongoing challenge providing an education and other social services to homeless students.

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Ill and suffering: Health care a hurdle for the poor

The dirt-floor houses. The lines of orange extension cords running from homes to a shared generator. The barren pipes that won't muster a drop.

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Stigma, shortage remain barriers in mental health care

Every semester, Indiana University Northwest visiting professor Jean Olson gives her students an experiment. 

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Prental care, nutrition key to healthy start

Twelve weeks after conception, a fetus has fully developed arms, hands, fingers, feet and toes. Five months later is rapid brain growth.

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Safety an issue for some of the poor in urban communities

EAST CHICAGO | As a group of adults spoke of the ways to address poverty in the urban community at a recent forum, a young girl stood up to as…

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Community members who advised The Times on the neighbors in need project

The Times convened  with local executives from area organizations and agencies that work with the poor and those in need to advise on today's …

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Meet the journalists who worked on The Price of Poverty

Poverty is more pervasive in Northwest Indiana than most people realize, even 50 years after President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty.

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Korean service just a stop on Lithuanian expatriate's odyssey

Korean service just a stop on Lithuanian expatriate's odyssey

Lithuania lost an estimated 30 percent of its population from 1940 to 1953 as tens of thousands of Lithuanians fled the eastern European natio…

June 01, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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Kostka's Korean War role was entertaining — literally

Kostka's Korean War role was entertaining — literally

Many Korean War veterans can say they saw Marilyn Monroe perform there in a slinky purple sequin dress.

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Korean War veteran kept eye on ball, plus track

Korean War veteran kept eye on ball, plus track

Most of the action paratrooper Eugene Hollingsworth saw in the Korean War was in athletic competitions, not on the battlefield.

March 23, 2014 7:45 pm Video Photos

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After bomb burst, flag wasn't still there

After bomb burst, flag wasn't still there

The Fourth of July always brings back memories of the Korean War for James Watkin, of Valparaiso.

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Builders, homeowners cite advantages of new construction

Builders, homeowners cite advantages of new construction

Chris Kovacik hoped to celebrate Christmas in his newly-built home in Winfield’s Stonegate subdivision.

March 16, 2014 10:28 am Photos

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Addiction begins easily; recovery takes effort

Addiction begins easily; recovery takes effort

It all started very innocently. She was 21 years old and just delivered her second child. After a particularly rough, natural birth, her docto…

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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