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Two Dems, two Republicans seek nominations for St. John Township trustee

ST. JOHN TOWNSHIP | St. John Township Trustee candidates have different perspectives, but they each have political experience.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
Jean Shepherd

Jean Shepherd

Jean Shepherd

April 16, 2014 3:21 pm
OFFBEAT: TV commericals long and storied 'blended ad' tradition

OFFBEAT: TV commericals long and storied 'blended ad' tradition

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Video
Statue of Flick's Lick from 'A Christmas Story' may get company

Statue of Flick's Lick from 'A Christmas Story' may get company

The bronze statue of Flick from "A Christmas Story" getting his tongue "stuck, stuck, STUUUCK" to a flagpole outside the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond turned out to be a big hit that made international headlines.

January 16, 2014 3:45 pm

It will be incumbent on dozens of Lake officials to run again in 2014

CROWN POINT | A lot of old faces will populate the new year's upcoming election ballot.

January 04, 2014 5:00 pm

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
Shepherd documentary to be narrated in radio host's own voice

Shepherd documentary to be narrated in radio host's own voice

Hammond native Nick Mantis knew little about humorist and radio legend Jean Shepherd until after the city hired him five years ago to produce a short tribute that commemorated the 25th anniversary of "A Christmas Story," Shep's best known and most enduring work.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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LARRY DeBOER: The assessor is coming to town

LARRY DeBOER: The assessor is coming to town

The holidays are here, and that means we get to watch the great holiday movie, "A Christmas Story." Then we get to watch it again. And again.

December 24, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Join us tonight for free program saluting Betsy Palmer

OFFBEAT: Join us tonight for free program saluting Betsy Palmer

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 19, 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
'A Christmas Story' extra recalls Hammond's Shepherd on set

'A Christmas Story' extra recalls Hammond's Shepherd on set

CLEVELAND | South sider Jim Moralevitz thought he made it pretty big when his polka band, The Music Jesters, was making good money playing at weddings and bowling alleys.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
'A Christmas Story' draws visitors to NWI, but Cleveland throws bigger bash

'A Christmas Story' draws visitors to NWI, but Cleveland throws bigger bash

CLEVELAND | The line to see the house where much of "A Christmas Story" was filmed didn't stretch all the way back to Terre Haute, but it did extend down a block of clapboard working-class homes that stood in on the silver screen for the bygone Hammond where Jean Shepherd grew up.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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John Cain: Executive Director/Top Performer Building South Shore Arts for Two Decades

John Cain: Executive Director/Top Performer Building South Shore Arts for Two Decades

Today, hundreds of people will gather at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, Indiana, to hear a baldish twinkly-eyed, fifty-ish fellow with round wire glasses, read stories related one way or another, to Christmas. Over the years, he’s read a half dozen Truman Capote storie…

November 20, 2013 6:11 pm Photos

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SOUTH SHORE ARTS' CHRISTMAS READINGS THROUGH THE AGES

SOUTH SHORE ARTS' CHRISTMAS READINGS THROUGH THE AGES

1994 A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

November 18, 2013 6:32 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Historical moment or colossal collapse? GOP must decide

MARC CHASE: Historical moment or colossal collapse? GOP must decide

Lake County Republicans took steps both forward and backward last week in their caucus election of a new county assessor, and time will tell if it’s a shining party moment or a colossal failure to achieve unity.

November 05, 2013 12:00 am
Covaciu wins Lake County GOP caucus

Covaciu wins Lake County GOP caucus

CROWN POINT | Jolie Covaciu became Lake County's first female county assessor Friday evening.

November 01, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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

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

These pages from Dec. 24, 2006, show the story about "A Christmas Story" having strong Hammond ties and Doug Ross' column suggestion Hammond and the local tourism bureau capitalize on that classic movie's local ties.

November 01, 2013 12:00 am
Gallery: Unveiling of Flick's lick statue

Gallery: Unveiling of Flick's lick statue

The triple dog dare moment from the classic movie "A Christmas Story" was captured in bronze and unveiled for the public Tuesday at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

October 30, 2013 12:31 am Photos

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MARC CHASE: Desperate measures can be shining examples

MARC CHASE: Desperate measures can be shining examples

Desperate times indeed call for desperate measures in some cases. But a sign of good leadership in politics is tackling a desperate measure with thoughtfulness -- acting in the best possible interest of taxpayers.

October 29, 2013 12:00 am
Ill health forces Lake assessor to resign

Ill health forces Lake assessor to resign

CROWN POINT | Lake County Assessor Hank Adams resigned Tuesday because of ill health.

October 01, 2013 5:00 pm
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