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YOUNG VOICES: My grandfather helped shape me, this region

YOUNG VOICES: My grandfather helped shape me, this region

On July 9, my grandfather, Louis F. Anderson, passed away quietly in his sleep. On that day I lost the greatest mentor I have ever had — a man who, though never holding political office or working for a major corporation, helped make this region what it is today.

August 11, 2014 12:00 am

NIPSCO restores power in Hessville area

HAMMOND | A power outage in Hammond's Hessville area forced the Purdue University Calumet campus to close Monday night.

May 19, 2014 9:43 pm
Family Owners Tony and Geri Basso of Chuck & Irene's Restaurant in Hammond

Family Owners Tony and Geri Basso of Chuck & Irene's Restaurant in Hammond

Family owners, husband and wife team Tony and Geri Basso of Chuck & Irene's Restaurant in Hammond continue the Lenten menu traditions started by Tony's parents more than 65 years ago.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Chuck and Irene Basso in the Kitchen of their Hessville Home with a Wild Mushroom Find in October 1997

Chuck and Irene Basso in the Kitchen of their Hessville Home with a Wild Mushroom Find in October 1997

Chuck and Irene Basso, in the kitchen of their Hessville home, showcase two prized wild mushroom finds in October 1997. The couple featured the mushrooms on their menu at their Hammond restaurant.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Chuck & Irene's Bar, Restaurant, and Hotel, 6110 Kennedy Ave. in Hammond

Chuck & Irene's Bar, Restaurant, and Hotel, 6110 Kennedy Ave. in Hammond

Chuck & Irene's Bar, Restaurant, and Hotel, 6110 Kennedy Ave. in Hammond, is a towering brick building Hessville neighborhood dining landmark with a 55-year history. It is now operated by son Anthony "Tony" Basso, his wife, Geri, and son, Tony Jr. following the family traditions of Chuck…

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Chuck & Irene's Bar, Restaurant, and Hotel Sign

Chuck & Irene's Bar, Restaurant, and Hotel Sign

The bright sign marquee for Chuck & Irene's Bar, Restaurant, and Hotel is a familiar and friendly welcome along Kennedy Avenue in Hammond.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Fin dining experience: Ash Wednesday and Lenten menus range from seafood staples to mushroom opportunities

Fin dining experience: Ash Wednesday and Lenten menus range from seafood staples to mushroom opportunities

The family business, which started in June 1947, has been serving guests for nearly 67 years and ranks as the oldest established business in the Hessville neighborhood.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Red meat rift: 'Hell's Kitchen' celebrity chef leaves Freddy's Steakhouse

Red meat rift: 'Hell's Kitchen' celebrity chef leaves Freddy's Steakhouse

HAMMOND | A relationship between one of Northwest Indiana's best-known steakhouses and a celebrity chef ended on the eve of Valentine's Day, after 11 weeks.

February 17, 2014 1:45 pm
Illinois ranks 2nd, Ind. places 3rd in outbound migration

Illinois ranks 2nd, Ind. places 3rd in outbound migration

Jeff and Linda Hlista lived in a tri-level house in Oak Lawn up until a few years ago, when a property tax bill that was once $1,000 a year rose to a hefty $5,500.

January 20, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: 'A Christmas Story' celebration should spread

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority does a remarkable job every Christmas of bringing visitors to the Indiana Welcome Center to celebrate the classic movie, "A Christmas Story."

December 25, 2013 12:00 am
Jean Shepherd has 'new' book out

Jean Shepherd has 'new' book out

HAMMOND | Jean Shepherd recently published a new book more than a decade after his death, and it was not a newly discovered manuscript that had been squirreled away deep in some desk drawer.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Related
DOUG ROSS: What happened to an idea run up the flagpole

DOUG ROSS: What happened to an idea run up the flagpole

You might still be on a Halloween sugar buzz, but I spent this week thinking about Christmas. Specifically, I had a lot of memories of the movie, "A Christmas Story."

November 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Fundraiser to benefit Hammond's Kennedy Theatre

An upcoming fundraiser will aim to keep Hammond's historic Kennedy Theatre open.

October 29, 2013 9:15 am

Hammond police arrest suspects in cellphone thefts

HAMMOND | Two suspects in a series of cellphone thefts in the Hessville area were arrested Wednesday night, police said.

October 09, 2013 10:00 pm

Robbery in Hessville home changes widow’s life

HAMMOND | A strong-arm robbery at the Hessville home she’s lived in for decades has changed the life of an 82-year-old widow.

August 17, 2013 8:00 pm
Historic movie theaters must go digital or die

Historic movie theaters must go digital or die

HAMMOND | Step off Kennedy Avenue into a brick storefront in Hammond’s Hessville neighborhood, and get transported back in time.

July 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Hessville's Grand Avenue should be showcase

We on Grand Avenue in Hessville believe this north/south artery through Hessville should be a showcase, with three schools and a park all along its path.

July 16, 2013 12:00 am
Sold-off siblings shown in old photo tell their stories

Sold-off siblings shown in old photo tell their stories

HAMMOND | RaeAnn Mills bobbed a brush in a bottle of nail polish the color of a Barbie doll box. She took her sister's hand and smoothed a thin layer of “pink forever” over each nail.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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FROM the FARM: School cafeteria menus have changed from staple offerings

FROM the FARM: School cafeteria menus have changed from staple offerings

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

April 10, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond continues to see new projects, developments

Hammond is off to a busy start to 2013. As its mayor, I am always happy to announce new projects and economic development in the city, and this year will be no exception.

February 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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