GARY | Crowds of die-hard Michael Jackson fans from around the city and throughout the nation showed the King of Pop lots of love during Thursday’s ultimate block party in front of Jackson's family home at 2300 Jackson St.
Native Gary resident Tony Branch, winner of "The Secret Millionaire," appeared at the event Thursday to help kick off the party in Michael Jackson's honor.
Angel Diaz, 11, of El Paso, Texas, performs Michael Jackson's music Thursday during the event at the Jackson House on 23rd and Jackson in Gary.
The block party at the Jackson House in Gary celebrates the anniversary of Michael Jackson's birth, and kicks off a three-day event in his honor.
Beverly McGee, left, and her sister, Rosemary Gonzalez, both of Chicago, dance Thursday during the block party at the Jackson House in Gary.
C.J. Williams, a Michael Jackson performer, visits the block party at the Jackson House in Gary Thursday.
Members of the Roosevelt High School Marching Band perform Thursday during a block party at the Jackson House in Gary.
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LANSING | The Lansing Public Library's annual block party is scheduled for June 7 from 6-8:30 p.m. on the library grounds at 2750 Indiana Ave. The evening includes live music by Greg Ashby and Greg Chronister, a mobile video game theater, kids' games and prizes, face painting and temporary tattoos.
LOWELL | Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a free Block Party event from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, 520 E. Commercial Ave.
LOWELL | Purdue Extension of Lake County is putting on a free Block Party event at the Lowell First United Methodist Church, 520 E. Commercial Ave. on June 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. It is for parents and their children ages 8 months to 8 years old.
HEBRON | A smorgasbord of food, music and fun will be available for the fourth annual town block party to be held from noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Alyea Park.
Lexi plays in the water at Jeorse Park Beach in East Chicago last week.
John Wojcik, pretreatment assistant for the East Chicago Wastewater Division, takes a water sample at Jeorse Park Beach in East Chicago.
A water quality advisory is posted at Jeorse Park Beach in East Chicago.
Water samples are taken last week at Jeorse Park Beach in East Chicago.
Ruth DeJong, left, and Corinne Fleming, both of Lansing, wade in the water at Jeorse Park Beach in East Chicago last week. Fleming said she swims at the beach about once a week and never has gotten sick. She also never puts her head under water.
The Jeorse Park Beach in East Chicago is empty last week. Halfway through this year's 97-day beach season, Jeorse Park Beach I was closed to swimmers 31 times, more than any other local beach. The adjacent Jeorse Park Beach II was closed 20 times, making it the second most closed beach.
Bishop Dale Melczek presides Wednesday over a special dedication for the recently renovated chapel at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago.
Fathers Luke Nowak, from left, Edward Spyrka, Joseph Ivans and Frank Czaicki of the Discalced Carmelite Fathers in Munster sing Wednesday during a special dedication for the recently renovated chapel at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago.
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