Former U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind.
Porter County Career Center teacher Judy Commers picks up trash with her students at neighboring Tower Park in Valparaiso two years ago. Commers is leaving the Valparaiso schools due a change in the interest on her self-funded retirement annuity.
In 2012, Rosemary Gard of Crown Point published her second book titled "Destiny Denied," a fictionalized account of the early 1900s in Croatia.
The expansion of Gary/Chicago International Airport's main runway remains stalled by the failure of railroads to agree on terms for use of relocated tracks built at the public's expense.
Lake Michigan both defines and sustains us. It was formed by glaciers moving more than 1 million years ago across the Midwest, carving vast gauges in their paths. The massive trenches eventually filled will water from the melted glaciers.
Telling the tale of the South Shore in 100 objects.
BP Whiting Refinery Firefighter/Engineer Sharon Warnecke at the station on the grounds of the refinery in Whiting. Industry recruitment focuses on women to diversify its workforce.
Hailey Leluga pushes her doll during the Crossroads Chamber of Commerce annual Dollie Parade around the Crown Point Courthouse Square.
Voters cast their ballots at Center Township precincts 26 and 34 inside Valparaiso Fire Station 2, Nov. 6, 2012.
Portage - Fishermen cast their lines into Lake Michigan off the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk pier.
Pictured is a Beltaine Scottish Ale from Shoreline Brewery in Michigan City. At a recent preview of Blue Chip's annual Brewfest, Shoreline's Beltaine Scottish Ale was paired with a seared/grilled duck breast among other dishes.
Portage resident Sue Hadan, right, has her blood pressure checked by St. Mary's Medical Center wellness coordinator Tammy Reibly during a previous Senior Health Fair at Woodland Park.
Most beginner gardeners should be successful at growing hybrid tomato plants, some root vegetables and greens. Here, Audrey Carrillo, front, and sister Caroline of Chesterton collect vegetables and fruits from their home garden in Chesterton before taking them to the Valparaiso food pantry.
Greens like lettuce and Swiss chard are fairly easy for beginner gardeners to plant from a seed and grow.
In this September 2012 file photo, BP's Whiting Refinery is seen with the Lake Michigan shoreline in the background. A malfunction Monday afternoon caused an unknown amount of oil to spill into Lake Michigan. The discharge took place in a cove near the refinery's water treatment plant.
A Think City electric vehicle is charged at the NIPSCO headquarters in Merrillville. NIPSCO is launcing the second phase of the IN-Charge Electric Vehicle Program with 10 public charging stations planned for the region.
The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday approved an historic 40-year privatization deal for development and airfield operations at the lightly-used airport.
Valparaiso - Porter Hospital Intermediate Care Unit Director Cathy Pera, left, and Certified Nursing Assistant Kelly Edwards look over nurse scheduling in the Intermediate Care Unit, Tuesday, March 8, 2011.
After playing sparingly his first three years on Broadway, Andrean's Donovan Chandler has stepped up big time as a senior. Heading into today's Class 3A state championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium against Indianapolis Brebeuf, Chandler 41 receptions for 858 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Keenan SimmonsSchool: Michigan CityGrade: SeniorHeight: 6-7Position: WingNickname: KeenoColleges recruiting me: Committed to Southern Illinois EdwardsvilleMy favorite basketball player, why: Kevin Durant, because he is such a unique player and has made being a positive role model for young p…
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