Walk away -- Poison Ivy is easy to spot once you learn to recognize its characteristic three leaves with notched edges. The plant usually grows as a ground cover or vine. Wear long pants, long sleeves, gloves and shoes that cover your feet when gardening. Summer is prime poison plant season,…
River Forest's Juston Pennington swats away a shot attempt by Bowman Academy's Justin King on Tuesday.
River Forest's Justin Pennington tries to defend as Bowman Academy's Austin Daniels' passes Tuesday at Wheeler High School.
Bowman Academy's Justin King, left and Arthur Haggard work the tip-in while River Forest's Brandon Laas defends Tuesday during the Wheeler sectional.
Wheeler's Nikole Finch draws a foul from River Forest's Alondra Avalos on Tuesday.
Wheeler's Allie Stevenson drives toward the Bearcat's basket while River Forest's Abbey Bryant defends Tuesday in the River Forest Sectional.
Smoke billows from an upstairs room Wednesday at a home in Shorewood Forest in Valparaiso.
Firefighters look at smoke coming from an upstairs room at a house in Shorewood Forest in Valparaiso.
Emergency personel veil the victim of a fire Wednesday while they transport her to a waiting University of Chicago Hospitals helicopter in a cul-de-sac in Shorewood Forest in Valparaiso.
Emergency personnel veil a fire victim Wednesday as they transport her to a waiting University of Chicago helicopter in Shorewood Forest in Valparaiso.
A University of Chicago Hospitals helicopter lands Wednesday in Shorewood Forest in Valparaiso after resident Almeda Morales suffered burns in a fire.
Golfer Tim Handwork of Indianapolis hits golf balls Thursday on the Creekside Golf Course driving range in Valparaiso.
Golfers Tim Handwork, left, of Indianapolis and Josh Johnston of Chesterton hit golf balls Thursday on the Creekside Golf Course driving range.
Golfer Josh Johnston of Chesterton hits golf balls Thursday on the Creekside Golf Course driving range.
I can't believe it's not wood: It's porcelain with the look and texture of rustic, reclaimed wood (www.settecento.com ). The tile line, called Lodge, works well in areas like this pool surround, where wood would look nice but the real thing is impractical.
Rensselaer senior Bo Culp earned the last qualifying spot at the LaPorte Regional for Tuesday's state meet.
Lake Station running back Hasonie Walters missed the regular season game against River Forest with an injury. On Friday the two rivals will open up play against each other in the Class 2A sectional. Walters is ready to rumble this time.
Lake Station running back Hasoni Walters attempts to evade River Forest linebacker Mike Manning during the third quarter of Friday's game at River Forest.
River Forest's Rich Pennington runs the ball as Lake Station linebacker Mitch Potter attempts to take him down during the second quarter of Friday's game at River Forestl.
River Forest coach Jeff Bean talks to his team Friday during their game against Lake Station.
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