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OFFBEAT: James Garner photo moment, Williams finds 'Amish Cook'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

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GUEST EDITORIAL: 'Al the Pal' will be missed for his many Illinois contributions

What did former U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon, who died July 6 at the age of 86, do for you?

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Famine and family Scottish stage themes of Griffin's 'Men Should Weep'

OFFBEAT: Famine and family Scottish stage themes of Griffin's 'Men Should Weep'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
BOB HEISSE: Help us spotlight volunteers behind region's pulse

BOB HEISSE: Help us spotlight volunteers behind region's pulse

Volunteers are the pulse behind our communities. They are selfless, ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Family's film son explains making of Reinhart documentary

OFFBEAT: Family's film son explains making of Reinhart documentary

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Slager uses franking privilege to push election bid

RICH JAMES: Slager uses franking privilege to push election bid

If you live in the greater St. John Township area, you likely got a slick brochure in the mail the other day from state Rep. Hal Slager, a Schererville Republican.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Man of many hats, Costas leads Valpo to new heights

WILLIAM NANGLE: Man of many hats, Costas leads Valpo to new heights

Jon Costas is a man of many titles. Among them, Valparaiso mayor, musician, lawyer, athlete, church deacon, restaurateur and family man.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: State should fulfill promise of Cline Ave. bridge rebuild

Where, oh where is the Cline Avenue Expressway bridge?

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: A comeback saga for ‘LeBron Bayh?'

BRIAN HOWEY: A comeback saga for ‘LeBron Bayh?'

INDIANAPOLIS | This could be the saga of “LeBron Bayh.”

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Blue Gate unveils 'Josiah' for Amish world stage premiere

OFFBEAT: Blue Gate unveils 'Josiah' for Amish world stage premiere

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 19, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Teflon-tough Elaine Stritch dead at age 89

OFFBEAT: Teflon-tough Elaine Stritch dead at age 89

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Don't jeopardize officers by spreading them thin

Gary police Chief Wade Ingram said it himself in the wake of patrol Officer Jeffrey Westerfield's death earlier this month.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Steppenwolf's 'Qualms' naughty fun and thoughtfully entertaining

OFFBEAT: Steppenwolf's 'Qualms' naughty fun and thoughtfully entertaining

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Quiz of the day: Will next year's insurance rates go up or down?

It’s now the silly season for insurance rates with government agencies, consulting groups and the media all speculating about next year’s premiums. Will your insurance premiums go up or down this fall? Never before have I seen such intense interest in insurance rates, which editors have usua…

July 17, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Reader gets chair back, fans get Garth and Trisha tour

OFFBEAT: Reader gets chair back, fans get Garth and Trisha tour

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: IU study a reminder of corruption's cost

The revolving door between Northwest Indiana local government offices and the Hammond federal courthouse often makes our region the butt of public corruption jokes locally and abroad.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Powell, bad government swing taxpayers over barrel

MARC CHASE: Powell, bad government swing taxpayers over barrel

How does it feel to be swinging over a barrel, Lake County? Is the redness in our faces from the blood-rush of hanging upside down over the barrel, or is it the hot facial plume of embarrassment?

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Limestone legacy a best-kept Hoosier secret

ANDREA NEAL: Limestone legacy a best-kept Hoosier secret

It is one of Indiana’s best-kept secrets.

July 15, 2014 11:16 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency fired the first shot in the war on carbon dioxide. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, 84 percent of Indiana’s electrical generation comes from coal-fired power plants. The new EPA rules will require Indiana to reduce our use …

July 15, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Income tax revenue isn't a catchall for new county spending

The lines just keep getting longer for sectors of local government begging for a piece of the revenue generated by the Lake County local option income tax.

July 15, 2014 12:00 am
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