LOWELL | Some residents of this corner of one of Indiana's most urban counties think agriculture is still worth fighting for.
"Pioneer Hunters of the Kankakee" by J. Lorenzo Werich is considered by many as a must-read book about the Kankakee Marsh.
CROWN POINT | The possibility of a proposed south Lake County quarry has broken to the surface after being buried in court for several years.
VALPARAISO | With Valparaiso's first two-lane roundabout set to open Friday, a few changes had to be made -- including removing contaminated soil from an old Civilian Conservation Corps camp.
As a veteran, top-ranked marathon runner and triathlete, Bill Pauley is used to racing against time, but he's been involved in a different race this year. A race to save lives.
PLEASANT TOWNSHIP | The historic bridge on Ind. 49 over the Kankakee River, which has been restricted to one lane for almost two years, is slated to be rebuilt in 2014.
I consider professor Alfred H. Meyer the most learned and influential Kankakee Marsh Restoration advocate.
KOUTS | The train ride from Chicago was 40 cents, and $2 purchased a room, meals, a boat, and a river guide.
Historians aren’t sure which white man stepped first on Hoosier soil, but he most certainly was French and he likely arrived in the 1670s — 150 years before Indiana statehood.
Indiana Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Bob Alderman's support of the Illiana Expressway is spot-on, but make sure the highway's approval record is spotless.
Ind. 2 between U.S. 231 and Interstate 65 reopened to traffic early Friday morning after being closed due to downed power lines caused by Wednesday night's storms.
LAPORTE | The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association (NWIPA) in partnership with the LaPorte Co. Parks Department, the Kankakee River Basin Commission (KBRC), LaPorte Co. Surveyor’s Office, and the LaPorte County Drainage Board, would like to announce that Kankakee River Paddler’s Overnight …
PORTAGE | The Linden log cabin has found a new home.
Many roads closed due to flooding on Thursday were reopened on Friday as flood waters began to recede.
Heavy rain poured down Thursday on Northwest Indiana, causing road closures, flooding basements and threatening residents living near local rivers.
Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected through week's end, prompting a flood watch for the region.
Max Ahlgrim was 17 years old when he took his first trip down the Kankakee River.
Scrawled in pencil, Max Ahlgrim took note of every day happenings, from his children's clothing sizes to the depths of points along the Kankakee River.
John Hodson, founder of the Kankakee Valley Historical Society, holds a hand written journal from 1899 to 1901 by Max Ahlgrim who helped settle the area along the Kankakee River in Lake County. Ahlgrim had measured parts of the river and recorded the distance in the journal.
An entry in Max Ahlgrim's journal from August of 1899 in which he kept track of debts and their payments. (Provided photo)
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