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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 47: Chicago skyline from NWI

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 47: Chicago skyline from NWI

Chicago sometimes seems like it's a whole world away from the Region despite the fact the Loop is less than 20 miles away from the the outermo…

August 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 46: Festivals

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 46: Festivals

Corn is a staple at most festivals in the region. There are several festivals dedicated alone to corn.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 45: Whiting refinery flames

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 45: Whiting refinery flames

Pilot lights have been burning at the refinery in Whiting since roads were still traveled by horses, decades before the Model T started rollin…

August 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 44: Deep River Grinders' uniform

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 44: Deep River Grinders' uniform

The first thing you notice with the Deep River Grinders are the period reproduction uniforms.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 43: Fair Oaks Farms

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 43: Fair Oaks Farms

It's Northwest Indiana's version of Moo & Oink.

August 17, 2014 8:20 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 42: Buckley Homestead County Park

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 42: Buckley Homestead County Park

When Rose Buckley Pearce walked into the Lake County Government Center in 1977, she was lucky someone directed her to the offices of the Lake …

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 41: Carmelite Monastery

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 41: Carmelite Monastery

The Carmelite Monastery on Ridge Road in Munster has a long history with the area's Polish Catholic community.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 40: 49'er Drive-in

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 40: 49'er Drive-in

Once the staple of summertime date nights, drive-in theaters have gradually disappeared from the American landscape, but the 49'er Drive-in remains.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 39: Ridge Road

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 39: Ridge Road

One of the Region’s most important thoroughfares has a long and stories history.

August 13, 2014 12:05 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 38: Gary Bathing Beach Aquatorium

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 38: Gary Bathing Beach Aquatorium

Presiding over Gary's lakefront for 93 years, the Gary Bathing Beach Aquatorium has been a focal point, an eyesore, a hazard, a condemned buil…

August 12, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 37: Washington Park Zoo

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 37: Washington Park Zoo

There's a lot of animal magnetism these days at Washington Park Zoo. With new and refurbished exhibits, visitors can find themselves inches aw…

August 11, 2014 12:05 am Photos

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Chicago sailor saved shipmates in Navy's worst Korean loss

Chicago sailor saved shipmates in Navy's worst Korean loss

One of the first sights John Krilich saw when he entered a gaping hole in the USS Walke's hull on June 12, 1951, was a shipmate with a leg blown off.

August 10, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 36: South Shore Poster

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 36: South Shore Poster

Everyone lucky enough to reside on Lake Michigan’s South Shore is undeniably familiar with the South Shore Posters. They hang in nearly every …

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 35: The Shrine of Christ's Passion

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 35: The Shrine of Christ's Passion

A plot of land near the southern edge of St. John is not far from cars and semis zipping past, kicking gravel and barreling down one of the na…

August 09, 2014 12:05 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 34: Hammond Civic Center

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 34: Hammond Civic Center

Since 1938, the Hammond Civic Center has been synonymous with fun.

August 08, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 33: Cedar Lake

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 33: Cedar Lake

You only have to go as far as its name to know what's unique about the town of Cedar Lake.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 32: Meyer's Castle

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 32: Meyer's Castle

From U.S. 30, the castle at the top of the hill is shrouded in foliage.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 31: Burger from Schoop's

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 31: Burger from Schoop's

A bite into a Schoop's hamburger is a trip into nostalgia. 

August 05, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 30: Marktown

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 30: Marktown

For a moment, picture what could have been.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 29: Dillinger's Wooden Gun

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 29: Dillinger's Wooden Gun

When the Lake County Jail was constructed in Crown Point, the building was considered escape proof. With the sheriff living in the attached sp…

August 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 28: Portage's Lakefront and Riverwalk

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 28: Portage's Lakefront and Riverwalk

PORTAGE | Driving the entrance road to the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk takes one up and down and around the dunes.

August 02, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 27: Lake County Fair

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 27: Lake County Fair

If it is August, it must be time for the Lake County Fair, set for Aug. 1 through 10 this year.

August 01, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 26: VU's Chapel of the Resurrection

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 26: VU's Chapel of the Resurrection

Traveling down U.S. 30 in Valparaiso, one can't miss the grand building that stands as the focal point of Valparaiso University.

July 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 25: Wolf Lake

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 25: Wolf Lake

The story of Wolf Lake is, in many ways, a reflection of the South Shore as a whole — although used and depleted by more than a century of ind…

July 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 24: T.F. South spirit rock

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 24: T.F. South spirit rock

Some joke the spirit rock in front of T.F. South High School actually started out as a teeny, tiny pebble. Something small enough to fit in th…

July 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 23: Lever Bros. Soap Factory

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 23: Lever Bros. Soap Factory

Among the railroads and industrial landscape in North Hammond and Whiting, one company has outlasted nearly all the others and become part of …

July 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Valpo sailor went head to head in Korean War

Valpo sailor went head to head in Korean War

Sailor Wray Loney, of Valparaiso, spent most of his time in the head during the Korean War. But then, that was his job.

July 27, 2014 7:30 pm Video Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 22: Michigan City Lighthouse

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 22: Michigan City Lighthouse

One of only a dozen lighthouses in Indiana, Michigan City’s lighthouse, with its distinctive raised walkway and red roof, has shone its light …

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 21: Hoosier Bat Company

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 21: Hoosier Bat Company

Frank Thomas used a distinctive bat to hit his 500th home run.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 20: South Shore Line

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 20: South Shore Line

It might be hard to believe now, with our culture of the family car, but America’s cities were largely developed by the spread of railways — s…

July 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 19: Chesterton European Market

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 19: Chesterton European Market

Chesterton may not be Paris, but its European Market offers region residents a taste of what open-air markets are like across the pond.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 18: World's Fair homes

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 18: World's Fair homes

Love it or hate it, the region is intrinsically linked to Chicago, and one of its landmarks is a hand-me-down from the Windy City.

July 23, 2014 12:05 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 17: Lake Michigan

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 17: Lake Michigan

For Regionites, it is simply "The Lake."

July 22, 2014 12:00 am

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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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.

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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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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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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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