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Porter woman suspected of theft from Kmart

CHESTERTON | A Porter woman is being accused of stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise over the last six months from the local Kmart.

February 20, 2014 1:40 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Stop forsaking family time to save a buck

YOUNG VOICES: Stop forsaking family time to save a buck

Many gobbled down turkey this past Thanksgiving, but the holiday sales took priority and left many shoppers to save the pumpkin pie for later.

December 30, 2013 12:00 am

Cost high for removing roundabout's oil-soaked soil

VALPARAISO | The first complaint about the new five-points roundabout is in: There aren't enough lights on the trees in the center island.

December 15, 2013 7:15 pm
5-points roundabout opens in time for Santa's sleigh

5-points roundabout opens in time for Santa's sleigh

VALPARAISO | It didn't open in time for Thanksgiving, as planned, but a few days of almost Indian summer were just what was needed to complete the final touches on the five-points roundabout Monday.

December 03, 2013 12:00 am Video Related
Did Depression-era camp contaminate Valpo soil?

Did Depression-era camp contaminate Valpo soil?

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.

November 17, 2013 11:30 pm Photos



Valpo ceremony to open 5-points roundabout

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso enters a new dimension in its evolution into the roundabout era Friday with the opening of the five-points two-lane roundabout at North Calumet Avenue, Roosevelt Road and Vale Park Road.

November 16, 2013 11:45 pm

Portage Meijer to open Thursday

PORTAGE | Meijer will open its 190,000-square-foot supercenter in Portage on Thursday, celebrating the opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and donation to several area groups.

June 12, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Sears' future could include consuming fiber

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Sears' future could include consuming fiber

"Shop at Sears and save" was Sears' slogan in its early days. Today, that includes

June 02, 2013 12:00 am

Kmart intersection works well without roundabout

Why is Valparaiso turning the intersection by Kmart into a roundabout? That's the five-way intersection of Calumet, Vale Park Road and Roosevelt Road. There are already traffic signals at this intersection, and they work perfectly fine -- plus, they're paid for.

March 28, 2013 12:00 am

Neighborhood disrupted during standoff

VALPARAISO | The normally peaceful neighborhood that surrounds the Prudential Executive Group building nervously watched and waited Friday as police engaged in a standoff with a gunman for seven hours.

May 25, 2012 3:16 pm

Restaurant, Meijer receive variances for signage

PORTAGE | Two new establishments took another step closer to reality Monday night as the Board of Zoning Appeals granted variances regarding signs for both.

April 23, 2012 9:00 pm

Costs for 5-point roundabout in Valpo increase by $1.12M

VALPARAISO | With plans for a five-point roundabout nearly finished, the city now knows how much land it will need for the project. The bad news is it also knows how much it will cost.

March 19, 2012 10:30 am

Meijer plans 2013 opening at site of former Portage Kmart

PORTAGE | Once Meijer takes possession of the Kmart building on U.S. 6 and Willowcreek Road, it will spend a year renovating the site.

March 05, 2012 8:45 pm
Things are looking up in Porter County

Things are looking up in Porter County

PORTER COUNTY | We in the media like to condense things -- get the story out in as few words or minutes as possible.

March 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos


Meijer to show Portage what's in store

PORTAGE | Initial discussion on the redevelopment of the Kmart into a Meijer will be at the city's next Plan Commission meeting Monday night.

March 01, 2012 6:45 pm
St. John's finances on uspwing

St. John's finances on uspwing

ST. JOHN | Despite the announced closing of the Kmart along U.S. 41 in late December, St. John officials point to other encouraging economic news for this year.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos


Griffith police investigating reported robbery

GRIFFITH | Police are investigating a strong-arm robbery that occurred shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of Kmart, 430 W. Ridge Road.

February 14, 2012 8:45 pm

Portage police: Text messages tell tale of theft

PORTAGE | Police said a man arrested on theft charges denied attempting to steal items from Kmart, but his cellphone told a different story.

February 13, 2012 6:15 pm

St. John Kmart closing April 8

ST. JOHN | Sears Holdings Corp. is planning to close a Kmart store, 9550 Wicker Ave., St. John, on April 8.

February 01, 2012 9:30 am

Walgreens buying pharmacy file from closing Kmart stores

Walgreen Co. said Monday it plans to buy the prescription files and inventory from 33 Kmart pharmacies in 16 states.

January 30, 2012 4:00 pm
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