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Veterans ride draws hundreds of motorcyclists

Veterans ride draws hundreds of motorcyclists

Riders hold their hands over their hearts Sunday as flags are raised during the Victory for Veterans Memorial Ride at Wicker Park in Highland.

September 28, 2014 3:09 pm
Vets' memorial ride draws nearly 3,000 motorcyclists

Vets' memorial ride draws nearly 3,000 motorcyclists

The Lima Lima flight team performs Sunday over Wicker Park during the Victory for Veterans Memorial Ride in Highland.

September 28, 2014 3:09 pm

Illinois data show fewer motorcycle fatalities

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Motorcycle fatalities decreased by nearly 30 percent so far in 2014, according to Illinois Department of Transportation data.

September 09, 2014 3:14 pm
Bikers ride to honor fallen officer

Bikers ride to honor fallen officer

Hundreds of motorcyclists rode from Portage to the Gary Police Department to honor Patrolman Jeffery Westerfield who was killed in the line of duty.

July 09, 2014 8:16 pm
FROM the FARM: Farm neighbor followed parents' gardening know-how

FROM the FARM: Farm neighbor followed parents' gardening know-how

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Curly’s Custom Cycles builds on magazine recognition

Curly’s Custom Cycles builds on magazine recognition

CHESTERTON | Curly’s Custom Cycles continues to land in the national spotlight – this time on the cover of American Bagger magazine. The November issue features the most expensive build put together by the team at the American V-twin full-service and custom shop.

November 05, 2013 6:00 am Photos

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Paralyzed man can ride motorcycle again

SULLIVAN, Ill. | Travis Mundy hops aboard a Gold Wing to talk to God or shout at him, depending on Mundy's mood.

May 24, 2013 8:00 pm
Women on wheels in central Illinois

Women on wheels in central Illinois

DECATUR, Ill. | If you watch the TV show "Sons of Anarchy" on FX, you see women are never invited to meetings and don't wear the patch. They're relegated to the background at best. Granted, the show is about over-the-top outlaws, but basically, that part is accurate.

September 29, 2012 12:00 am
Women on wheels in central Illinois

Women on wheels in central Illinois

Tracie Cook, left, of Petersburg, Ill., and Tracy Cooley, of Springfield, pose on their motorcycles near Niantic, Ill. The two women are trying to start a local chapter of the national organization Women on Wheels.

September 29, 2012 12:00 am

Sports team license plates for motorcycles are now on sale

SPRINGFIELD | Motorcycle license plates featuring professional sports teams from Chicago went on sale Friday.

August 25, 2012 12:00 am

Daniels leads 700 in final motorcycle ride as governor

INDIANAPOLIS | Seated atop his Harley-Davidson, Gov. Mitch Daniels led a pack of nearly 700 roaring motorcycles from the Statehouse to French Lick on Friday on his annual ride to raise money for Indiana National Guard families.

August 10, 2012 8:15 pm

Many new state laws take effect Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly approved and Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels signed 161 bills into law this year. Most take effect Sunday. 

June 29, 2012 6:15 pm
Bikers bask in mild Illinois winter

Bikers bask in mild Illinois winter

Gary Trimmer, of Mount Zion, Ill., puts four new tires on a Kawasaki ATV at World of Powersports in Decatur, Ill.

April 14, 2012 12:00 am
Bikers bask in mild Illinois winter

Bikers bask in mild Illinois winter

Aaron Davis, of Mount Pulaski, Ill., replaces the spark plugs on a new Spyder at World of Powersports in Decatur, Ill. For mechanics, the unseasonable warm weather has been cause of a busy season, but also a profitable one.

April 14, 2012 12:00 am
Bikers bask in mild Illinois winter

Bikers bask in mild Illinois winter

DECATUR, Ill. | Warm weather usually brings with it the familiar roar of exhaust pipes as motorcycle riders awaken their slumbering bikes for another season. This past winter never really saw a stop to the riding season, though, and it's been cause for both joy and caution.

April 13, 2012 6:45 pm Photos

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Motorcycle mamas: Women bikers take to the road in record numbers

Motorcycle mamas: Women bikers take to the road in record numbers

Deanie Wright, a retired NIPSCO worker who owns an embroidery shop in Merrillville, had never been on a motorcycle — either as a driver or a rider. She was 64 and sewing for members of motorcycle groups, listening to them talk about their love of the road.

March 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Candidate financial disclosure among 23 laws Daniels signs

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels signed 23 bills into law on Friday, including a measure sponsored by region lawmakers promoting government transparency.

March 16, 2012 5:00 pm

End to ban on Sunday motorcycle sales headed to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels, who routinely travels the state on a motorcycle painted with images from the state flag, soon will decide whether motorcycles can be sold on Sundays in Indiana.

February 27, 2012 7:15 pm

House committee OKs Sunday motorcycle sales

INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to permit Sunday motorcycle sales in Indiana is zooming toward the legislative finish line.

February 16, 2012 6:30 pm
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