One of the bands that's considered music royalty held court in Chicago last week.
The abandoned City Methodist Church next to newer housing at Wahington Street and 6th Avenue in Gary. James Hartung, a former port director of Burns International Harbor, told the Gary Chamber of Commerce Monday that now is the time for Gary's rebirth.
DETROIT | A Michigan City man who hauled cocaine across the country is a decorated World War II veteran who has dementia and shouldn't be sent to prison on his 90th birthday, his attorney said Tuesday.
DEERFIELD, Ill. | Drew Gooden knows what it's like to play for a team that blew a 3-1 lead, so he won't breathe easy until the Washington Wizards finish off the Chicago Bulls.
The Motown sound stands on its own for not only its great creativity and mirthful messages but also for its ability to connect people of all races, backgrounds and ages.
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VALPARAISO | It would’ve been easy for Jessica Carr to just shut everything down and take a year away from basketball. The love the Valparaiso junior has for her teammates made that impossible.
While flanked by a robotic arm, a helicopter engine and other "pretty cool stuff," President Barack Obama joked at a news conference last week that he was announcing they were building Iron Man.
AUBURN HILLS, MI | Not even The Palace of Auburn Hills' sold-out crowd could permeate the nerves of Gary-native Crystal Taliefero as she sang a superb soulful rendition of Motown icon Martha Reeves' (seated in the audience) "Dancing in the Street" during Billy Joel's concert Saturday.
Enough with all the downtrodden-Detroit talk: Green Dot Stables, a bustling sliders joint in an industrial area not far from downtown, may restore your faith in the city's future.
VALPARAISO | Keith Carter was mere inches away from sealing a Valparaiso victory with steal Friday night.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso could get high-speed rail passenger service before it gets the South Shore commuter line spur.
CHICAGO | Winning a shootout Sunday for the first time since Nov. 29 was nice for both the Blackhawks’ momentum and the extra point.
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ST. LOUIS | Everyone's still chasing Tavon Austin.
After performing just well enough to win against the Packers on Monday, the Bears' secondary tipped it the other way Sunday and underperformed just enough in the loss to the Lions.
GARY | U.S. Steel is shutting down half of the coke batteries at Gary Works as part of an overall cost-cutting strategy the company is pursuing after failing to turn an annual profit in five years.
A friend asked me a few years ago where I picked up my political and social views. I told him that was easy, I generally changed the radio station or TV channel when someone started to give his or her opinion.
While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. | On the surface, this would seem like an easy one for the Bears. They're trying to get back to winning against a team that hasn't won a game all season.
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