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LaPorte considers closing bars earlier to stem violence

LAPORTE | LaPorte city officials are considering two moves to stem acts of violence in the taverns highlighted by a recent fatal stabbing — closing the bars earlier and require bar owners to install video surveillance cameras.

September 16, 2014 6:10 pm

Excise cops cite 20 people, five businesses outside Pierogi Fest

WHITING | Indiana State Excise Police cited 20 people and five businesses Friday and Saturday outside Pierogi Fest in Whiting.

July 28, 2014 7:45 pm
Van's PB&J Sandwich Bars

Van's PB&J Sandwich Bars

Van's Natural Foods offers the new Van's PB&J Sandwich Bars, a delicious blend of real peanut butter and natural fruit filling sandwiched between two gluten-free bars made from whole grain. These sweet and chewy retro-cool snacks are available in blueberry and strawberry and sell for $4.…

January 30, 2014 6:30 pm

Hammond bar cited, 5 arrested in sweep

HAMMOND | Five people were arrested and one bar cited for the presence of minors Friday in an inspection sweep by the Hammond Police Department and state excise police.

March 25, 2013 6:00 pm

Nearly 3 dozen local businesses seek Illinois video gambling licenses

Illinois residents soon may be able to skip the drive to a casino and instead play their favorite video gambling machine at a local bar, retailer or club.

August 08, 2012 9:45 pm

New law prohibits withdrawing welfare money at strip club ATM

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers receiving cash welfare benefits will no longer be allowed to withdraw their money from an ATM inside a strip club starting July 1.

February 23, 2012 8:38 am
New Products for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012

New Products for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012

Milking it

February 22, 2012 6:30 pm Photos


OFFBEAT: Shattered Globe's improv 'Romeo and Juliet' a work in progress

OFFBEAT: Shattered Globe's improv 'Romeo and Juliet' a work in progress

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 20, 2011 12:00 am
Senate leader declares smoking ban dead for year

Senate leader declares smoking ban dead for year

INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Senate has declared the proposed statewide indoor smoking ban dead, despite recent efforts by a region lawmaker to salvage his proposal in the waning days of the legislative session.

April 17, 2011 9:00 pm Photos


Ind. Senate panel chairman says smoking bill will get vote as is

INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved statewide indoor smoking ban is scheduled for a Senate committee vote Wednesday, but the committee chairman will not allow the legislation to be amended before the vote.

April 04, 2011 6:30 pm

House exempts bars, veterans facilities from smoke ban

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted Monday to exempt bars and veterans facilities from a proposed statewide indoor smoking ban that could get a final House vote this week.

January 25, 2011 12:00 am
Bears mean business for local bars, eateries

Bears mean business for local bars, eateries

What's being called by some the biggest game in Chicago Bears history might translate into big business for local restaurants and bars.

January 22, 2011 12:00 am Photos


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