A crowd enjoying the Crown Point Oktoberfest on South Main Street.
Purdue University Calumet Chancellor Howard Cohen speaks during a student convocation last fall. Cohen is retiring as chancellor after 10 years at the helm of the Hammond campus.
Chesterton residents Joyce Beck, left, and Jill Yarosz buy string cheese, their favorite, from Hal Brown at a booth in September during the Taste of Duneland in downtown Chesterton.
St. Jude House in Crown Point has an annual candlelight vigil and walk to honor victims and survivors of domestic violence.
St. Jude House has its annual candlelight vigil honoring victims and survivors of domestic violence with a walk from the main gate of the Lake County Fairgrounds to First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Crown Point.
Bags holding candles are put on tables at First United Methodist Church in Crown Point, the end point of the annual St. Jude House candlelight vigil and walk to raise funds for St. Jude to help those suffering from domestic violence.
Sandi Schantz, left, and Ginny Anderson run In Home Personal Care in Dyer, a licensed Personal Service Agency. It employs 10 independent contractors.
Glen Tallar reaches for the rhythm box to add musical texture to his organ playing at Beggar's Pizza in Lansing. The Homer Glen resident was just 14 when he started playing the pipe organ at the restaurant on Ridge Road, and eight years later he still performs twice a week for diners.
Glenn Tallar plays the 1927 Barton Theater pipe organ at Beggar's Pizza in Lansing. It's the only such organ used in a restaurant in the Chicago area. Tallar controls the rhythm, lighting effects and the sounds of various effects equipments such as a newly installed steam-engine train noise…
Winnie Heuring, of Hobart, places a silent bid on Baby's First Pumpkin on Wednesday at the 12th annual A Taste of Autumn hosted by the Hobart Educational Foundation.
Jackie Rogers, from left, Don Rogers and Karen Bobbons sample Fat Tire Amber Ale at the 12th annual A Taste of Autumn, a fundraiser hosted by the Hobart Educational Foundation. The foundation supports the School City of Hobart.
In the underground vault, 8-inch turbine-metered pipelines feed water from Hammond to Whiting.
Hammond chief of staff Rick Calinski, from left, Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura and U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky prepare to open a valve Tuesday for Hammond water to service Whiting.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, right, speaks Tuesday prior to opening the valve for Hammond water to flow into Whiting. With Visclosky are Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura, left, and Hammond chief of staff Rick Calinski.
Whiting connects to Hammond's water supply system through 8-inch turbine-metered pipelines in an underground vault.
Highland runner Jacob Baranowki won the Gavit cross country sectional, running in 16:31, 10 seconds faster than his closest competitor.
The Gavit girls cross country sectional opens with a bang at Dowling Park. Lake Central won its seventh consecutive sectional title on Tuesday.
Munster runner Tony Rigoni speeds up to cross the finish line of the Gavit boys cross country sectional race on Tuesday at Dowling Park.
Munster runner Brooks Platt runs to cross the finish line at the Gavit Sectional at Dowling Park.
Munster runner Tom Bolanowski works toward the finish line of the Gavit cross country sectional on Tuesday at Dowling Park.
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