GARY | The Steel City has an estimated 10,000 vacant homes, but the porch lights will soon come back on in a few of them.
WASHINGTON | Army, Navy and Air Force might be forced to skip their football games next weekend because of the partial government shutdown.
Crown Point Army Spc. Alan “A.J.” Roach Jr. joined the military to protect his country, his mother said Thursday.
A diorama entered in the 2012 "Peeps Show" contest at VU's Chapel of the Resurrection depicts Moses in Peeps chick form, staff in hand, parting the Red Sea ready to swallow Pharoh's army of chariots and soldiers, represented by marshmallow bunnies.
Tonjaniece Thurman looks over Christmas gifts with sister Taneshia Mosen, 9, and grandmother Shirley Mosen on Friday during The Salvation Army's Angel Tree gift distribution in Gary.
Brianna Evans, of The Salvation Army, searches for gifts Friday in a gym filled with toys donated for the Angel Tree program. About 1,700 children ages 12 and younger received Christmas gifts through this year's program.
Jerome Brenman of Gary, shown in his army uniform during World War II, died in 2004 at age 84.
Serviceman Jerry Korn, of East Chicago, shown in his U.S. military uniform, died in 1997 at age 81. He served as a doctor in a field hospital during World War II.
Roger E. Salamon, of Flossmoor, Ill., is seen in his army infantry uniform in 1945. The photo is one of hundreds of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana images on display for a military exhibit at The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, Ill.
Roger Salamon still remembers the words he heard during his army infantry training in March 1945.
Mourners filed into St. Thomas More Church and lined Calumet Avenue and U.S. 30 to pay their respects to Army Staff Sgt. David Nowaczyk.
Friends and family leave St. Thomas More Church in Munster following a funeral Mass for Army Staff Sgt. David Nowaczyk, who was killed April 15 while serving his third tour in Afghanistan.
Dyer, Lake Hills, Schererville and Merrillville firefighters salute the hearse carrying the body of Army Staff Sgt. David Nowaczyk as it enters Memory Lane Memorial Park and Funeral Chapel in Schererville.
DYER | When 22-month-old Kiley Nowaczyk hears a phone ring, she thinks it's her daddy finally calling.
In this Friday, April 6, 2012 photo, Free Syrian Army fighters try to spot a sniper during fighting with Syrian troops in a suburb of Damascus, Syria. Syrian government shelling and offensives against rebel-held towns killed dozens of people across the country on Saturday, activists said, as…
VALPARAISO | The former Valparaiso Technical Institute building might be an eyesore, but to many of the institute's graduates it still is the Emerald City of their educational life.
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PORTAGE | Army Sgt. 1st Class Chuck Litzkow's family and friends gathered at Portage American Legion Post 260 on Sunday to celebrate.
HAMMOND | As the families of four Indiana soldiers prepare to say their final goodbyes, one local family is preparing for a long road toward recovery.
Ashley Cruz, of East Chicago, and her son Yosnel Doimoy pick out toys Monday during the East Chicago Salvation Army's giveaway to needy families. Meals were provided free from Jelly restaurant in Merrillville.
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