VALPARAISO | A 38-minute high-speed rail commute to downtown Chicago was part of the incentive offered to encourage the Porter County Council to approve a $20,000 contribution toward the cost of an environmental impact study of a route from Chicago to Columbus, Ohio.
SCHERERVILLE | Eddie Hoffman has won a number of big races at Illiana Motor Speedway during his career.
Andrean catcher Patrick Terry and pitcher Jimmy Skiff celebrate their win over Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger in the Class 3A Plymouth Semistate.
Andrean players celebrate their 18-2 win over Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger in Saturday's Class 3A Plymouth Semistate.
Andrean players react after their win over Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger in the Class 3A Plymouth Semistate on Saturday.
Andrean's Jimmy Skiff pitches against Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger in Saturday's Class 3A Plymouth Semistate.
Andrean's Nick Podkul is hit by a pitch from Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger's Alex Schenkel during Saturday's Class 3A Plymouth Semistate.
Andrean's Chase Dawson fields a grounder against Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger in Andrean's win at Saturday's Class 3A Plymouth Semistate.
Andrean's Matt DeSomer pitches against Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger during Saturday's Class 3A Plymouth Semistate. He struck out six batters in four innings to help the 'Niners to an 18-2 win.
Andrean's Nick Podkul is safe at second as Fort Wayne Dwenger's Justin Wagoner reacts during Saturday's Class 3A Semistate. The 59ers have used a small-ball approach this season with more bunts and more base stealing.
Andrean players celebrate a series of runs scored against Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger during the 'Niners 18-2 win in Saturday's Class 3A Plymouth Semistate. The 'Niners have made it to the state final using small-ball tactics. "Getting the ball in play, that's a good chance of getting a qualit…
Andrean players celebrate their Class 3A Plymouth Semistate win over Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger on Saturday.
Andrean volleyball coach Julie Wiejak, shown at last year's Plymouth Semistate, resigned from her post Monday and will return to the position Wednesday. No explanation was given for her resignation or return.
Andrean coach Julie Wiejak celebrates a point with her team during last season's Plymouth Semistate semifinal against Fairfield. Wiejak coached at Andrean for three seasons, her teams reaching the semistate both years. She resigned Monday.
MERRILLVILLE | More than 30 NIPSCO employees, family members and friends as well as CEO Jim Stanley will join together Saturday for a 165-mile charity motorcycle ride to benefit the American Red Cross.
Andrean's Lauren Stazinski, center, celebrates a point during the 2012 Class 3A Plymouth Semistate semifinal match against Fairfield. The senior played her best at the end of last season and has continued that success into her 2013 campaign.
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A pilot killed Sunday when his ultralight aircraft crashed in a LaPorte County cornfield was on his way to have breakfast with another man flying with him in a separate aircraft.
Andrean coach Carson Cunningham led his 59ers to the Class 3A northern semistate. Cunningham was hired as the basketball coach at Carroll College in Montana, an NAIA program.
Andrean coach Carson Cunningham led his 59ers to the Class 3A northern semistate. Cunningham, who will lose nine seniors to graduation, is interviewing for the head coaching job at Carroll College in Montana, an NAIA program.
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