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Preservation group, descendant give thanks for Civil War vet's ultimate sacrifice

Preservation group, descendant give thanks for Civil War vet's ultimate sacrifice

MERRILLVILLE | Four months into his stay at the most infamous Confederate-run prison camp of the Civil War, Merrillville Pvt. Corydon Pierce wasn't likely feeling very thankful on this day 148 years ago.

November 21, 2012 3:00 pm Photos

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Chicago's Hidden Country Music: It's worth the search for rustic fun and boot-kicking music in the Windy City

Chicago's Hidden Country Music: It's worth the search for rustic fun and boot-kicking music in the Windy City

Open the scruffy front door of a drab-looking corner tavern in Chicago on Friday evenings and suddenly you're in Texas, greeted by the rowdy twang of a genuine honky tonk band. Cowboy-booted couples of all ages two-step around the dimly lit scuffed wooden dance floor to the likes of Willie N…

September 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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MARK KIESLING: Raise a toast to keeping holiday traditions alive

MARK KIESLING: Raise a toast to keeping holiday traditions alive

I came up from Indiana to Chicago's North Side on an annual pilgrimage this week, strictly to fulfill a holiday tradition.

December 16, 2011 12:00 am

MARK KIESLING: Before looking forward, take a look back

Northwest Indiana always has been a place where the melting pot of America has never completely boiled.

December 24, 2010 12:00 am
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