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.
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.
SPRINGFIELD | Motorcycle license plates featuring professional sports teams from Chicago went on sale Friday.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly approved and Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels signed 161 bills into law this year. Most take effect Sunday.
Gary Trimmer, of Mount Zion, Ill., puts four new tires on a Kawasaki ATV at World of Powersports in Decatur, Ill.
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.
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels signed 23 bills into law on Friday, including a measure sponsored by region lawmakers promoting government transparency.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to permit Sunday motorcycle sales in Indiana is zooming toward the legislative finish line.
INDIANAPOLIS | If a Hoosier wants to buy a motorcycle from a dealer on a Sunday, he or she must buy all the parts separately and walk them to the service area for assembly before being able to ride off.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Wednesday for an 11-week roller coaster ride of a session whose twists and turns could leave some Hoosiers wanting to throw up when it's all over.
Gary Gleason's love for motorcycles started with an orange mini bike the Hammond resident owned as a youngster. As an adult his ownership of an orange custom chopper has netted him an exclusive slot on the 2011 Snap-on Tools calendar.
SCHERERVILLE | A group of female motorcyclists gathered Sunday to make the holiday season more joyful for local children.
LANSING | Dr. Wes Molenaar is an optometrist who embarked on the ultimate sightseeing tour.
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