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Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Motorists travel along Interstate 94 near Martin Luther King Drive in Gary last sumer. Air pollution caused by auto emissions contributes to ozone, which is a health issue for children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, but local officials say air quality is improving.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Squash Soup

Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

November 20, 2013 10:15 am
Legislative preview: transportation

Legislative preview: transportation

The two-year state budget Gov. Mike Pence signed in May grows state transportation spending by $210 million a year by dedicating 1 percent of state sales tax revenue and 100 percent of gas tax proceeds to roads. Experts say that's probably not enough to adequately maintain and develop Indian…

October 30, 2013 1:47 pm
A San Diego Memory

A San Diego Memory

Chicken enchiladas.

October 03, 2013 3:00 pm
Steamy temps prompt call to action to limit ozone creation

Steamy temps prompt call to action to limit ozone creation

Motorists travel along the westbound lane of Interstate 94 near Martin Luther King Drive in Gary Tuesday afternoon. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is issuing a continuation of the Air Quality Action Day for Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties. Air pollution caused by auto …

July 16, 2013 4:19 pm
Steamy temps prompt call to action to limit ozone creation

Steamy temps prompt call to action to limit ozone creation

Motorists travel along Interstate 94 near Martin Luther King Drive in Gary Tuesday afternoon. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is issuing a continuation of the Air Quality Action Day for Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties. Air pollution caused by auto emissions contributes …

July 16, 2013 4:19 pm
Steamy temps prompt call to action to limit ozone creation

Steamy temps prompt call to action to limit ozone creation

Mike Sheehan, of Portage mows grass at Airport Road near the Prairie Duneland Trail Tuesday in Portage The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is issuing a continuation of the Air Quality Action Day for Northwest Indiana. Waiting to do gas-powered lawn work until after 7 p.m. can …

July 16, 2013 4:19 pm
Snapshots of everyday life

Snapshots of everyday life

Lorenzo Rivera, 9, of Portage, washes-off after a day at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore last summer.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
Woman offers cautionary tale when selling home

Woman offers cautionary tale when selling home

Marcia Kistler, of Portage, stands in her kitchen, where a real estate agent was caught on video looking through her cabinets.

June 27, 2012 5:33 pm
Triple-digit temps to heat up region

Triple-digit temps to heat up region

Nine-year-old Lorenzo Rivera, of Portage, washes off Wednesday after a day at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Region residents flocked to local beaches to keep cool.

June 27, 2012 3:57 pm
Hot weather

Hot weather

Beachgoers lay out at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

June 27, 2012 3:57 pm
20120315_weather_JMaRegion residents venture out for some fun in the sun

20120315_weather_JMaRegion residents venture out for some fun in the sun

Isaiah Bland, 1, plays catch with his mother, Ashley Flores, of Hammond, on Wednesday at Centennial Park in Munster.

March 14, 2012 6:00 pm
Region residents venture out for some fun in the sun

Region residents venture out for some fun in the sun

Aaron Cooper, of Munster, rides a long board Wednesday at Centennial Park in Munster. Residents across the region enjoyed temperatures in the low 80s. High temperatures in the 70s are expected for the rest of this week, according to the National Weather Service.

March 14, 2012 6:00 pm
Region residents venture out for some fun in the sun

Region residents venture out for some fun in the sun

Nevaeh Willliams, 6, of Hobart, plays on the swings Wednesday afternoon at Mundell Field in Hobart.

March 14, 2012 5:35 pm
Region residents venture out for some fun in the sun

Region residents venture out for some fun in the sun

Nevaeh Willliams, 6, of Hobart, plays on the swings Wednesday afternoon at Mundell Field in Hobart.

March 14, 2012 5:35 pm
Region residents venture out for some fun in the sun

Region residents venture out for some fun in the sun

Ken Fink swings with daughter 17-month-old Olivia Fink on Wednesday afternoon at Hobart's Mundell Field.

March 14, 2012 5:35 pm
Region residents venture out for some fun in the sun

Region residents venture out for some fun in the sun

Amelia Fink, 3, of Hobart, goes down a slide as she and other children play Wednesday in Hobart.

March 14, 2012 5:35 pm
Region residents venture out for some fun in the sun

Region residents venture out for some fun in the sun

Nevaeh Willliams, 6, of Hobart, plays on the swings Wednesday afternoon at Mundell Field in Hobart.

March 14, 2012 5:35 pm
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