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WILLIAM NANGLE: Man of many hats, Costas leads Valpo to new heights

WILLIAM NANGLE: Man of many hats, Costas leads Valpo to new heights

Jon Costas is a man of many titles. Among them, Valparaiso mayor, musician, lawyer, athlete, church deacon, restaurateur and family man.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
PETE SEAT: What is it about mayors and higher office?

PETE SEAT: What is it about mayors and higher office?

Americans have shown a preference for executive experience in candidates for president. Ever since sitting U.S. Sen. Warren G. Harding ascended to our highest office in 1921, only two presidents, John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama, were elected directly out of Congress and with no executive cr…

July 01, 2014 11:24 pm

Commission awards contract for park improvements

PORTAGE | Major improvements at two city parks can move forward following action taken earlier this week by the city's Redevelopment Commission.

May 22, 2014 11:00 pm
McDermott stepping down as chairman of Lake County Dems

McDermott stepping down as chairman of Lake County Dems

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said Friday he is stepping down as Lake County Democratic Party chairman to run for higher office someday.

May 16, 2014 1:00 pm

Wrong mayor indicted by federal grand jury

Wow! Attention-grabbing front page headline on April 17: "Mayor Indicted." Whoops, wrong mayor.

May 06, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana Landmarks purchases historic Scott-Rumely House

Indiana Landmarks purchases historic Scott-Rumely House

LAPORTE | A 113-year-old home owned by two families who played important roles in local and national history will be repaired and restored thanks to the building's purchase by Indiana Landmarks.

May 02, 2014 8:04 am
OFFBEAT: Singer Jimmy Cliff heads to Hammond, readers receive replies

OFFBEAT: Singer Jimmy Cliff heads to Hammond, readers receive replies

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 25, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Toronto no stranger to scandal among city's leaders

OFFBEAT: Toronto no stranger to scandal among city's leaders

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 05, 2014 12:00 am
Craft brewery fizzes out in Hammond

Craft brewery fizzes out in Hammond

HAMMOND | A popular craft brewery is no longer going to build a restaurant and production brewery at Interstate 80/94 and Kennedy Avenue in Hammond.

March 21, 2014 2:43 pm
Former Mayor Daley taken to ICU in Chicago

Former Mayor Daley taken to ICU in Chicago

CHICAGO | Former Mayor Richard M. Daley was hospitalized in an intensive care unit Saturday after feeling ill the night before while returning to Chicago from a business trip in Arizona.

February 01, 2014 5:09 pm
Portage's snowplow controversy hasn't blown over yet

Portage's snowplow controversy hasn't blown over yet

PORTAGE | Portage's "plowgate" controversy is raging on.

January 25, 2014 6:39 pm
Five-day blitz to rebuild Gary neighborhood

Five-day blitz to rebuild Gary neighborhood

GARY | This summer, volunteers from across the country will bring hammers, paint rollers and hand saws to a Gary neighborhood, where they will renovate abandoned homes and build new houses on vacant lots.

January 21, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Hobart mayor closer to selecting new fire chief

HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor is moving closer to selecting a new fire chief.

December 27, 2013 8:00 pm

Michigan City initiates belt tightening in wake of borrowing

MICHIGAN CITY | For the first time, Michigan City will have to borrow money from a bank to operate due to continued delays in the countywide property tax billing.

December 26, 2013 6:30 pm
Mayor to keynote Gary Chamber luncheon

Mayor to keynote Gary Chamber luncheon

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will share her vision for the coming year at The Gary Chamber of Commerce's first monthly general membership luncheon of 2014.

December 26, 2013 12:05 pm
Stages of Life: Hammond Community Theatre partnership with Beatniks a thriving performance force

Stages of Life: Hammond Community Theatre partnership with Beatniks a thriving performance force

Earle Howe, vice President of Hammond Community Theatre, is proud of the support and dedication of both the collected talent on stage and the eager audiences who make his productions a success.

December 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Gary looking to expand on Dollar Home Program

Gary looking to expand on Dollar Home Program

GARY | The Steel City has an estimated 10,000 vacant homes, but the porch lights will soon come back on in a few of them.

December 24, 2013 3:00 pm Video

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Hobart council OKs hiring outside department

HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor hopes to fill the vacant fire chief position with someone from within the department.

December 24, 2013 2:30 pm
Gary plan starting to come together with transit grant

Gary plan starting to come together with transit grant

Picture light rail or a rapid transit bus running every 10 minutes down Broadway through Gary, maybe all the way to Crown Point.

December 21, 2013 5:52 pm
Tourism agency to begin negotiations with Fair Oaks for air show

Tourism agency to begin negotiations with Fair Oaks for air show

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors voted to begin negotiations on a contract with Fair Oaks Farms for the 2014 South Shore Air Show.

December 19, 2013 2:30 pm Video Photos

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