SPRINGFIELD | Maura Duffy spent a day in Chicago last September with her mother: A walk along Lake Michigan, shared meals, a boat tour highlighting Second City architecture.
INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers have given the Department of Child Services all the new tools they believe the agency needs to protect Hoosier children from abuse and neglect.
John Records Landecker is on the air every night in Chicago on WLS-FM (94.7FM). He has written a memoir about his tremendous radio career with the help of his former producer, Shore contributor Rick Kaempfer. The book “Records Truly is My Middle Name” was released via Eckhartz Press (www.eck…
Valparaiso Library Head of Genealogy Larry Clark looks up an obituary notice requested from someone in California. Clark says he receives many requests about former area residents from family and friends that now live out-of-state.
WJOB radio station owner Jim Dedelow visits the memory lane of music housed in the Hammond studio's vast record collection.
A Girl Scout with Munster Troop 10051 reads burial information on paper cards during a work session to digitize the records from Hammond's Oak Hill Cemetery.
Girl Scouts from Troop 10051 work on digitizing burial records contained on paper cards for the troubled Oak Hill Cemetery during a work session last week at their troop leader's home in Munster. The girls are assisting the North Township trustee's office in bringing some order to the cemete…
Girl Scouts, from left, Anna Riggs, Lauren Florek and Claire LeMonnier and Troop 10051 leader Kerry Connor, standing, work on digitizing burial records for the troubled Oak Hill Cemetery in Hammond during a work session last week at Connor's home in Munster.
Girl Scouts from Troop 10051 of Munster are digitizing all available death records contained on paper cards for the troubled Oak Hill Cemetery in Hammond.
Listen to early recordings made by Alexander Graham Bell and his associates, Chichester Bell and Charles Sumner Tainter.
Electronic medical records are a hot topic in the health care industry. The online systems help monitor patients medication and care by multiple users rather than relying on one physical chart being passed from health care provider to provider. "Everything you need at the tip of your fingers…
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The Valparaiso Library holds estate records as far back as the mid-1800s. Larry Clark, head of the genealogy department at the library, says some of the old books rub off and turn your fingers orange after handling them.
Larry Clark, head of the genealogy department at the Valparaiso Public Library, recently was given dozens of books of Porter County marriage records from 1836 to 1984 after the county digitized them. Genealogy research has exploded in popularity as records have become more readily available …
Ilaine Church, of Valparaiso, researches her lineage on microfilm at the Valparaiso Public Library as Larry Clark looks on. Clark is head of the genealogy department.
Ilaine Church, of Valparaiso, looks through books while researching her lineage in the Valparaiso Public Library genealogy department.
Gabriel Mauch, of Hammond, is as much a fan of record stores and their environments as he is of listening to the music. "You're searching for that record you've been looking for for years and all of the sudden you find it, this white whale you've been searching for. That's the best."
Gabriel Mauch, of Hammond, looks through some of the records in his collection of more than 600 albums. Mauch started buying vinyl recordings more than a decade ago. A fan of punk and alternative rock as well as genre pioneers such as the Stooges and David Bowie, Mauch's attraction to the fo…
Gabriel Mauch, of Hammond, holds a clear vinyl record by the band POS as he looks through some of the albums in his LP collection. Vinyl records are seeing a surge in popularity, but Mauch has been buying them for about 10 years.
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