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Independence Day

We celebrate and reflect the independence of our forefathers

The story is familiar to us all. A gaggle of white men in powdered wigs sat around a table voted to declare our independence from the British Empire. There was Thomas Jefferson, the planter intellectual, John Adams, in many ways the man behind the scenes, and old Benjamin Franklin, the homes…

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
Whiting parade hosts official Disney characters, large crowd

Whiting parade hosts official Disney characters, large crowd

WHITING | Shortly before the start of the city's 95th annual Fourth of July parade Friday morning, 11-year-old Ariana Ferreira, of Whiting, sat patiently wearing her Minnie Mouse ears.

July 04, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Reflection, Renewal on Fourth of July

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reflection, Renewal on Fourth of July

The Fourth of July weekend celebrates community, local as well as national. Parades featuring people in uniform — scouts, firefighters and police as well as the military — traditionally are a fixture. Military uniforms remind us of the role of war in our history — and present. The current Ve…

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
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July 04, 2014 12:00 am
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July 04, 2014 12:00 am
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July 04, 2014 12:00 am
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July 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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LaPorte residents out early to secure parade spots

LaPorte residents out early to secure parade spots

LAPORTE | LaPorte residents like their Fourth of July parade.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

Fourth of July activities in the south suburbs

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July 04, 2014 12:00 am

Fourth of July activities in the south suburbs

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July 03, 2014 12:00 am
St. Joseph 4th of July, 2014

St. Joseph 4th of July, 2014

St. Joseph is hosting a celebration of America's 238th birthday along the Lake Michigan shore that includes fireworks, music and a farmers market.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am
Red, white and blueberries: Celebrate the holiday with patriotic pie

Red, white and blueberries: Celebrate the holiday with patriotic pie

I know the classic Independence Day dessert is some variation on using strawberries, white frosting and blueberries to make a patriotic cake. But this is a pie blog, and I didn’t want to simply switch white frosting for custard.So, to be a little bit different I decided to make a red, white …

July 02, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Porter County Fourth of July events

Porter County residents and visitors will have plenty to do to keep themselves occupied on Independence Day.

July 01, 2014 5:49 pm
"How will you celebrate the Fourth of July?"

"How will you celebrate the Fourth of July?"

Region views on the Fourth of July

June 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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"How will you celebrate the Fourth of July?"

"How will you celebrate the Fourth of July?"

Natile White, Kouts | "On the Fourth, we're taking my kids to Omaha to celebrate the holiday with my brother."

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
“How will you celebrate the Fourth of July?”

“How will you celebrate the Fourth of July?”

Nina Arzumanian, Munster| "Watching the hometown parade. Watching my daughter perform but also remembering the true reason for the celebration, by many, for us."

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
"How will you celebrate the Fourth of July?"

"How will you celebrate the Fourth of July?"

Kristen Bohling, Schererville | "I'll probably just go to Crown Point fireworks."

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
"How will you celebrate the Fourth of July?"

"How will you celebrate the Fourth of July?"

Angela Mion, Mt. Prospect | "I'm going to a party at a friend's house. We'll barbecue and have a keg."

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
"How will you celebrate the Fourth of July?"

"How will you celebrate the Fourth of July?"

Pat King, Morgan Township | "We will invite family and friends to an 80-foot food table. We provide the meat and homemade ice cream and everyone else brings the rest. We do a hayride and fireworks, too."

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
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