Porter County Career Center teacher Judy Commers picks up trash with her students at neighboring Tower Park in Valparaiso two years ago. Commers is leaving the Valparaiso schools due a change in the interest on her self-funded retirement annuity.
Many Americans list public speaking as their #1 fear.
Toronto Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning Saturday in Toronto.
Owner Sherman McLawhorn, left, is manager Kevin Fuller stand inside Electronic Outlet Center in East Chicago.
Eddie Griffin, of Schererville, pauses to pay respects to former Gary Mayor Rudy Clay at the Genesis Center in Gary Tuesday.
Cheryl Ciciora, of Crown Point, and Lake County Commissioner Gerry Scheub pay respects to former Gary Mayor Rudy Clay at the Genesis Center in Gary Tuesday.
Members of the Gary Roosevelt class of 1953 pay respect Tuesday to former Gary Mayor Rudy Clay at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary.
Roosevelt class of 1953 member Hattie R. Williams signs the guest book for the visitation of fellow classmate and former Gary Mayor Rudy Clay at the Genesis Center in Gary Tuesday.
Mike Russell, of Continental Electric, wires a fountain outside of the University Center in Portage in 2011.
Gary Mayor Rudy Clay delivers an inspirational speech to Kimbrough inmates during a ceremony for a handful who have been chosen for special training.
An artist's rendering of Purdue University North Central's proposed student services and activities complex shows how the one-story facility would look on campus.
Purdue University North Central officials said Wednesday that they will build a new multi-function student services and activities complex on campus. The university plans to break ground on the $34.7 million facility in about a year. Officials estimate it will take a couple years to complete.
An artist's rendering of Purdue University North Central's proposed student services and activities complex on campus shows how it would look in 2015.
The floor plan for the proposed Purdue University North Central student services and activities complex shows the location of courts and fitness areas in the facility.
Purdue University North Central staff look at drawings Wednesday of the university's proposed multipurpose student services and activities complex to be constructed on campus. From left is Susan Bryshell, co-director of PNC Porter County, Cassandra Boehlke, former student and now PNC coordin…
Chancellor James Dworkin announces Wednesday that Purdue University North Central will construct a new multipurpose student services and activities complex on campus. "This is a game changer for PNC," said Dworkin.
As the number of people retiring rises each year, the need for senior housing centers also increases. Bickford Senior Living in Crown Point is currently under construction.
The exterior of the Bickford Senior Living will look similar to this, with a covered main entry and stone veneer.
Bickford Senior Living in Crown Point is a private development. The facility is situated near a pond and near a small retail plaza.
Jose Gonzalez, of Blue Island, tapes drywall Wednesday at Bickford Senior Living in Crown Point. The 36,000-square-foot facility will offer studios and one-bedroom apartments to seniors on a month-to-month basis with no contract.
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