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Whiting holds open house for renovated Lakefront Park

WHITING | The City of Whiting will host an open house to honor the renovated Whiting Lakefront Park, with special entertainment by the Radio Disney Chicago Road Crew, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
City to turn prairies near Lake Calumet into quality recreation site

City to turn prairies near Lake Calumet into quality recreation site

CHICAGO | Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday said the city plans to develop about 300 acres around 116th Street and Stony Island Avenue into a series of trails for hikers and mountain bikers — giving them a challenging, yet natural, terrain to ride.

July 31, 2014 1:38 pm
Iowa Great Lakes Asian carp

Iowa Great Lakes Asian carp

A sign warns about the electronic fish barrier at the outlet of Lower Gar Lake near Milford, Iowa, on July 30. The device has successfully stemmed the invasion of Asian carp, officials say. 

July 31, 2014 8:44 am
Iowa Great Lakes Asian carp

Iowa Great Lakes Asian carp

Mike Hawkins, an Iowa Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist, talks about the computerized controls that operate an electric fish barrier at the outlet of Lower Gar Lake near Milford, Iowa, on July 30. The barrier keeps Asian carp from entering the Iowa Great Lakes system from M…

July 31, 2014 8:44 am
Iowa Great Lakes Asian carp

Iowa Great Lakes Asian carp

Mike Hawkins, an Iowa Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist, stands at an electric fish barrier at the outlet of Lower Gar Lake near Milford, Iowa, on July 30. The barrier keeps Asian carp from entering the Iowa Great Lakes system from Milford Creek and the Little Sioux River. 

July 31, 2014 8:44 am
Iowa Great Lakes Asian carp

Iowa Great Lakes Asian carp

An informational sign is shown Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at an electric fish barrier at the outlet of Lower Gar Lake near Milford, Iowa. The barrier keeps Asian carp from entering the Iowa Great Lakes system from Milford Creek and the Little Sioux River by creating electronic pulses in the w…

July 31, 2014 8:44 am

Body found washed up on Whiting beach ID'd as missing Chicago boater

WHITING | The body of a man found washed up on Whiting Beach was positively identified as a Chicago man who went missing from a blazing boat in late May.

July 30, 2014 8:30 pm
Iowa Great Lakes Asian carp

Iowa Great Lakes Asian carp

Tammy Wittkamp sells fishing gear to, from left, Dylan Gehlsen, Emily Gehlsen, Brett Gehlsen and Ethan Struck, all of Denison, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Stan's Bait & Tackle in Milford, Iowa, Shop owner, Tammy and her husband, John, said the efforts to keep Asian carp out of the Iowa …

July 30, 2014 5:18 pm
Iowa Great Lakes Asian carp

Iowa Great Lakes Asian carp

John Wittkamp, left, and Ethan Millard clean perch for customers on July 30 at Stan's Bait & Tackle in Milford, Iowa. The invasive Asian carp threatened the Iowa Great Lakes fishing and tourism industry. The carp crowd out other species. 

July 30, 2014 5:18 pm
Sports program at Indiana State Prison provides needed outlet for inmates

Sports program at Indiana State Prison provides needed outlet for inmates

Indiana State Prison inmate Marcus Winphrie shows the crucifix he wears daily behind the walls in maximum security.

June 21, 2014 9:49 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: After 10 years, congrats to Cal-Sag Trail Coalition

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: After 10 years, congrats to Cal-Sag Trail Coalition

A new 3.7 million-square-foot all-natural health club started construction recently and promises free access to the 1.5 million people who live within 15 minutes of it.

June 18, 2014 1:00 pm
Playgrounds much more than swings, slides today

Playgrounds much more than swings, slides today

ValPlayso: The Next Generation is not your grandfather's playground.

February 22, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Valpo disability council joins playground fundraising effort

VALPARAISO | The campaign to get playground equipment for handicapped children into Valparaiso's parks is getting some help from members of the city's Mayoral Advisory Council on Disability.

February 19, 2014 7:00 pm

Valpo ready to buy land for Vale Park pathway

VALPARAISO | The city is ready to obtain the right of way for extending the Vale Park Road pathway between Keystone Commons and Beauty Creek Estates.

February 14, 2014 6:15 pm
EDITORIAL: New life for Valpo's old playgrounds

EDITORIAL: New life for Valpo's old playgrounds

The purchase of playground equipment for Valparaiso's parks is good news for kids in Valparaiso, but also for kids abroad.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am
Kids Alive provides new home for playgrounds

Kids Alive provides new home for playgrounds

VALPARAISO | When a parks department playground set retires, it isn't thrown in a landfill. It gets a face-lift and then travels the world.

February 08, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Young Valpo entrepreneur develops eco-friendly skateboard motor

Young Valpo entrepreneur develops eco-friendly skateboard motor

VALPARAISO | Evan Merz was talking to a friend in the Electric Vehicle Club at Purdue University when the pair had an "aha moment" that turned them from students into entrepreneurs.

October 01, 2013 11:26 pm Video Photos

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First Annual St. Jude House Poker Run 3

First Annual St. Jude House Poker Run 3

The first annual St. Jude House Poker Run on Sunday, September 8 was a great way to enjoy the summer weather and give back to the community. With more than 100 people in attendance with participants visiting locations throughout the region, the event is sure to be a winner for years to come.

September 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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First Annual St. Jude House Poker Run 2

First Annual St. Jude House Poker Run 2

Motorcycle aficionados can take advantage of the summer weather one last time at the first annual St. Jude House Poker Run on Sunday, September 8. The poker run is sponsored by The Northwest Indiana Auto Trade Association Inc.

September 05, 2013 12:00 am
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