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Dwayne Walker poses with some of the flavors that his popcorn shop ChicagoLand Popcorn. His shop will offer over 250 flavors of popcorn.

September 11, 2014 2:23 pm
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 63: Popcorn

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 63: Popcorn

Tens of thousands of people will pop over to Valparaiso today to see the annual Popcorn Festival that began in 1979 as a tribute to popcorn king Orville Redenbacher.

September 06, 2014 12:00 am
Mayor Costas: Excitement and economic benefits enhance the Popcorn Festival this year

Mayor Costas: Excitement and economic benefits enhance the Popcorn Festival this year

There is nothing like the smell of popcorn wafting from the kitchen or the office microwave to lure people to the tasty treat. It is irresistible. Similarly, there is nothing like the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival to attract people to not only the live music, parade, activities, and food of th…

September 04, 2014 4:48 pm Photos

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Gary Redenbacher in 1993 with Lillian Potempa, Aunt of Times Columnist Philip Potempa

Gary Redenbacher in 1993 with Lillian Potempa, Aunt of Times Columnist Philip Potempa

Gary Redenbacher in 1993 shares popcorn and conversation with Lillian Potempa, aunt of Times Columnist Philip Potempa at the 15th annual Popcorn Festival in Valparaiso.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am
1991 Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn Commercials with Grandson Gary Redenbacher

1991 Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn Commercials with Grandson Gary Redenbacher

These back-to-back 15-second TV commercials featuring Orville Redenbacher and grandson Gary Redenbacher were recorded in April 1991.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Orville Redenbacher with Popcorn Bowl

Orville Redenbacher with Popcorn Bowl

Popcorn King Orville Redenbacher, who died at 88 in September 1995, remains an Indiana claim-to-fame for developing the kernel hybrid for his namesake brand of "gourmet popping corn."

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Business booming for Indiana commerce agency

Business booming for Indiana commerce agency

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's commerce agency is on track for a record-setting year in enticing businesses to locate or expand in Indiana.

August 05, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Orville losing title role at Popcorn Festival

VALPARAISO | This year's Popcorn Festival will take on a whole new flavor. Actually, 250 new flavors.

July 30, 2014 4:30 pm
Super snack: Popcorn a perfect treat for Super Bowl parties and more

Super snack: Popcorn a perfect treat for Super Bowl parties and more

One of the most popular treats to grace a snack table is popcorn.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Federal food rules could snag Illinois' official snack

SPRINGFIELD | A fat-fighting initiative by the federal government could leave Illinois schools unable to sell certain flavors of the state's official snack food.

January 18, 2014 12:00 am

New gourmet shop to 'pop up' in Hobart

HOBART | Approval in hand, Olympia Fields resident Dwayne Walker now plans to open his gourmet popcorn business off U.S. 30 sometime during the holidays.

November 07, 2013 9:45 pm

Gourmet popcorn store proposed for Hobart

HOBART | Olympia Fields resident Dwayne Walker is passionate about popcorn.

November 02, 2013 6:21 pm
2013 Winners of Brookfield Zoo's Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume Contest on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

2013 Winners of Brookfield Zoo's Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume Contest on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

The 2013 winners of Brookfield Zoo's Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume Contest for Sunday, Oct. 20 included an owl (left to right), popcorn with butter, Count Dracula, a raccoon in a a garbage can, a family dressed as The Simpsons, a fireman and a waste management truck and recycling bin.

October 22, 2013 12:00 am
Popcorn Can Be Enjoyed A Multitude Of Ways, Including With Traditional Salt And Butter Or With Caramel Glaze

Popcorn Can Be Enjoyed A Multitude Of Ways, Including With Traditional Salt And Butter Or With Caramel Glaze

Popcorn remains America's favorite snack and can be enjoyed a multitude of ways, including with traditional salt and butter or with caramel glaze.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
Caramel Almond Popcorn Clusters

Caramel Almond Popcorn Clusters

"Caramel Almond Popcorn Clusters" is an easy popcorn recipe that adds some sweetness to the beloved movie treat.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
Popcorn And Peanut Truffles

Popcorn And Peanut Truffles

"Popcorn and Peanut Truffles" adds some chocolate and salted peanuts to popcorn for a delicious and inviting treat.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
Kernel of Truth: Valparaiso's Popcorn Fest celebrates 35th anniversary this weekend

Kernel of Truth: Valparaiso's Popcorn Fest celebrates 35th anniversary this weekend

The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival celebrates its 35th year Saturday, but the fun and activities dedicated to what still ranks as America's favorite snack are already starting.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Popcorn King Orville Redenbacher

Popcorn King Orville Redenbacher

Popcorn mogul and Indiana-claim-to-fame is the subject of a would-be book being pitched to potential publishers by his eldest grandson Kevin Fish.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am
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