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Shackles, high-profile raids highlight visual assault on region public corruption

Shackles, high-profile raids highlight visual assault on region public corruption

HAMMOND | The clanking of shackles around wrists and ankles of elected officials charged with public corruption sends a sensory message, whether intended by law enforcement or not.

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Traditions old, new meet at the cross during Holy Week

Traditions old, new meet at the cross during Holy Week

Local churches of various faiths are celebrating Holy Week with both old and new traditions.

April 17, 2014 8:39 pm Photos

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Traditions old, new meet at the cross during Holy Week

Traditions old, new meet at the cross during Holy Week

The Rev. Mike Dwyer, of St. Paul Episcopal in Munster, washes the feet of Pat Huizenga, of Dolton, during Holy Thursday Mass at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Griffith.

April 17, 2014 7:57 pm
Traditions old, new meet at the cross during Holy Week

Traditions old, new meet at the cross during Holy Week

The Rev. Mike Dwyer, of St. Paul Episcopal in Munster, reads the Gospel of John during the Holy Thursday Mass before the washing of the feet ceremony at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Griffith.

April 17, 2014 7:57 pm
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The Rev. Mike Dwyer washes the feet of 9-year-old Paris Voyles during Thursday night Mass at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Griffith for the Holy Week.

April 17, 2014 7:57 pm

More witnesses testify in Austgen homicide case

CROWN POINT | Video surveillance footage from Majestic Star Casino, an audiotape of a jailhouse phone call and the testimony of investigators played key roles in another hearing Wednesday to determine if the Alsip man charged with killing Griffith business owner Mary Austgen will be granted bail.

April 16, 2014 9:30 pm Related

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Nearly 82,000 eggs donated to food bank

Nearly 82,000 eggs donated to food bank

GARY | Food Bank of Northwest Indiana officials collected nearly 82,000 eggs Wednesday, and they didn't have to hunt for them.

April 16, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Auxiliary donates to SWAT team

Auxiliary donates to SWAT team

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Search for the Woodcock at Oak Ridge Prairie

GRIFFITH | Search for the Woodcock at 7:30 p.m. today at Oak Ridge Prairie County Park, 301 S. Colfax St. Open to individuals only, 10 and older, register for this free program at (219) 844-3188. Try a unique way to celebrate the arrival of Spring by joining a Lake County Parks and Recreatio…

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
Griffith Family YMCA introduces exercise class for active older adults

Griffith Family YMCA introduces exercise class for active older adults

GRIFFITH | Beginning Monday, the Griffith Family YMCA will offer a new wellness class that will focus on providing active older adults with the tools to  maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
Nearly 82,000 eggs donated to food bank

Nearly 82,000 eggs donated to food bank

Antoine King prepares some of the 82,000 eggs donated Wednesday by Dunkin' Donuts and America's Egg Farmers for delivery to local pantries and other organizations at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
Nearly 82,000 eggs donated to food bank

Nearly 82,000 eggs donated to food bank

Jason Nichols, from Creighton Brothers Farm, speaks during a news conference Wednesday at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana as food bank Executive Director Arleen Peterson, right, listens. Dunkin' Donuts and America's Egg Farmers donated nearly 82,000 eggs to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
Nearly 82,000 eggs donated to food bank

Nearly 82,000 eggs donated to food bank

Victor Ortiz, food procurement manager for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, guides Steven Hard, with operations for the food bank, as they unload some of the 82,000 eggs Dunkin' Donuts and America's Egg Farmers donated to the food bank Wednesda. The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is one o…

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
Nearly 82,000 eggs donated to food bank

Nearly 82,000 eggs donated to food bank

Steven Hard unloads eggs donated Wednesday by Dunkin' Donuts and America's Egg Farmers to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
Former Lake County parks exec receives Sagamore of the Wabash

Former Lake County parks exec receives Sagamore of the Wabash

When Larry Klein, former chief operating officer of the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department, retired this year after 42 years of service, he was not only feted by his friends and colleagues, but also presented with one of the most esteemed honors the Governor of Indiana can bestow.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Times reader remembers gossip columnist Jimmy Fidler

OFFBEAT: Times reader remembers gossip columnist Jimmy Fidler

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am
Griffith High School presents Willy Wonka this weekend

Griffith High School presents Willy Wonka this weekend

GRIFFITH | The tale of Willy Wonka's magical candy factory comes to life in Griffith, Indiana this weekend. A full cast performs the characters that have captured the imagination of millions in this amazing rendition of a classic. The show runs at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, Apr…

April 10, 2014 11:49 am Related
More traffic tie-ups, fewer horns are rail deal's legacy

More traffic tie-ups, fewer horns are rail deal's legacy

GRIFFITH | Sometimes people will dash out of their cars and run into Eric Gutridge's gunsmith shop on Broad Street and ask if he can blue a barrel or work on a gun sight.

April 10, 2014 11:52 am Photos

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More traffic tie-ups, fewer horns are rail deal's legacy

More traffic tie-ups, fewer horns are rail deal's legacy

Eric Gutridge, owner of a gunsmith shop on Broad Street, talks about the trains that pass through Griffith Junction and back up traffic in front of his shop. Sometimes motorists will hop out of their cars while waiting for a train and inquire about his services.

April 09, 2014 8:05 pm
More traffic tie-ups, fewer horns are rail deal's legacy

More traffic tie-ups, fewer horns are rail deal's legacy

Brady Coddinton, 5, climbs on playground equipment at Griffith's Tot Park on Indiana Street while a freight train passes by on the EJ&E line behind him. Canadian National has tripled the number of trains running on the line since purchasing it five years ago. It has also paid for $6 mill…

April 09, 2014 8:06 pm
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