Dan Klein, executive director at Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana, left, joins Linda Cobb, of Gary, a Habitat home recipient, for a ribbon cutting at Habitat for Humanity for Northwest Indiana's new facility Thursday.
The Rev. Randall McQueen, right, blesses the Habitat for Humanity for Northwest Indiana model home and administrative staff facility Thursday. Nearly a hundred volunteers and staff crammed into the new facility for the dedication and blessing ceremony.
Judy Ogalla, a third-generation farmer who works the land near the site of a proposed south suburban airport, stands on a tractor in protest Saturday at a blessing of the land in Will County.
Signs expressing opposition to a proposed south suburban airport stand Saturday near West Offner and South Will Center roads in rural Will County. Religious and community leaders from the south suburbs participated in a blessing of the land Saturday near the site of the proposed airport.
Homeowner Bill Kelso, with sign in background, is framed by community leaders and suburban Chicago clergymen standing on a flatbed trailer during a blessing of the land Saturday near the site of a proposed airport in rural Will County. Kelso lives in the area and is opposed to the airport. U…
Bessie Freeman, of Harvey, looks at site plans for a proposed south suburban airport Saturday morning at New Hope Christian Community Church in Monee. She said she is pleased officials are moving forward with their "vision."
Supporters of a proposed south suburban airport pray Saturday morning after gathering at New Hope Christian Community Church in Monee.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. speaks Saturday morning at New Hope Christian Community Church in Monee.
Community and church leaders from the south suburbs participate Saturday morning in a ceremonial blessing on the proposed site of a south suburban airport in rural Will County.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., center, speaks at a blessing of the land Saturday near the proposed site of a south suburban airport in rural Will County.
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The Rev. Ted Nordquist blesses pets at the St. Edward Church pet blessing Saturday in Lowell.
Timmy and Mama Kitty, owned by Tab and Lisa Muirhead, of Lowell, wait to be blessed at the St. Edward Church pet blessing.
The Rev. Ted Nordquist blesses pets at the St. Edward Church pet blessing Saturday.
Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist presents Maria Avila with a house-warming gift Tuesday evening during house blessing ceremony for the Avila family, who recently moved into their new home with help from the Lakeshore Area Regional Recovery of Indiana.
Community members pray Tuesday evening in the front yard of Roberto and Maria Avila's new home in Lake Station.
Members of the Avila family, LARRI and the community join hands in prayer Tuedsay evening in front of Roberto and Maria Avila's new home in Lake Station.
Roberto Avila, left, and his wife Maria, center, stand nearby while their daughter, Norma, far right, greets Vera Johnson, case manager for the Lakeshore Area Regional Recovery of Indiana, following a blessing for the Avila family's new home. The Avilas were forced from their Gary home of mo…
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