Volunteers are the pulse behind our communities. They are selfless, ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Competition in the business world encourages fresh ideas. Choices benefit consumers; better products and services result. Only the strong survive.
Fans planning to take the South Shore to Chicago Thursday for the viewing party in Grant Park for the USA vs. Germany World Cup soccer match will have to leave the alcohol at home.
Town council members in Chesterton and Porter will be asked this week to decide on the fate of a proposal to resurrect vintage South Shore train cars as a local tourist attraction.
Thirty years is a long time for most anything. Serving in Congress that long is extraordinary.
The South Shore became the first commuter railroad Friday in the greater Chicago region where passengers can buy and store their tickets on smart phones and mobile devices.
CHESTERTON | Local officials getting their first preview of the South Shore's ambitious $1.16 billion improvement plan Thursday liked the idea of a better, faster train but not the idea of using new taxes to pay for it.
MERRILLVILLE | Railroad and development officials Wednesday rolled out a blueprint for a South Shore commuter rail extension to Dyer and big improvements on the existing line.
Vendors prepare foot-long hot dogs as the RailCats play the WIchita Wingnuts Thursday night at the US Steel Yard.
Pretzel fans stand in line at the Ben's Soft Pretzels stand Thursday night at the US Steel Yard as the Gary South Shore RailCats played the Wichita Wingnuts.
May Ann Torres pours a RailCats Pale Ale frm Figure 8 Brewing in Valparaiso during the Gary South Shore RailCats game with the Wichita Wingnuts Thursday night at the US Steel Yard.
The RailCats' Danny Pulfer forces out Wichita's Dillon Hazlett at second base in the first inning of the RailCats' home opener Thursday at U.S. Steel Yard.
Stephen Hiscock pitches for the RailCats in the first inning of the RailCats' home opener Thursday at U.S. Steel Yard.
RailCats outfielder Josh Romanski dives safely back to first base as Wichita's Taylor Oldham is late with tag Thursday at U.S. Steel Yard.
The RailCats' Danny Pulfer reaches for a pitch from Wichita's Tim Brown in the first inning of the RailCats' home opener Thursday night at U.S. Steel Yard.
RailCats team owners Pat and Lindy Salvi greet manager Greg Tagert as they distribute American Association championship rings prior to the start of Thursday's home opener against the Wichita Wingnuts at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary.
RailCats on-field talent Jason Yurechko sports the 2013 American Association championship ring the RailCats players received, center, along with Northern League Championship rings for 2005, left, and 2007.
Lida Barker, of Gary, stands near the RailCats' dugout Thursday night as the 'Cats prepare to play the Wichita Wingnuts in their home opener at U.S. Steel Yard. Barker said she's one of the longest season ticket holders for the RailCats.
The RailCats' Stephen Hiscock pitches during the 'Cats home opener with the Wichita Wingnuts on Thursday night at U.S. Steel Yard.
Hundreds of baseball fans stand in line for the RailCats' home opener earlier this season at U.S. Steel Yard as the defending American Association champion RailCats played the Wichita Wingnuts.
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