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.
Offering perspective on today's issues
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.
CHICAGO | Almost everyone believes the Detroit Tigers should be headed for greatness, playing to the end of October and snaring the Motor City’s third World Series title in 45 years.
Workers at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant have checked the quality of a vehicle's paint job basically the same way since the plant opened in 1924 - by eye.
The public will get its say and a preview of the planned Chicago-to-Detroit high-speed rail route at two public meetings in Northwest Indiana next week.
GARY | Shaking cowbells, grasping homemade posters and waving American flags, a group gathered at the edge of the American Legion Post 279 parking lot Saturday afternoon, welcoming 200 bike riders traveling from Chicago to Detroit.
An abandoned house on Jefferson Street in Gary. Gary is considering shrinking by demolishing blighted buildings and letting the land return to nature.
Gary’s modest skyline will get a little shorter when the former Sheraton hotel — the fourth-tallest building in the city — comes down after sitting empty for decades, whenever the drawn-out asbestos issue finally gets resolved. The 14-story building with the skywalk that never quite reached …
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