Chesterton - Restaurant cook Will Hill breaks ice on the sidewalk outside Peggy Sue's Diner after a blizzard in Chesterton to get ready for customers that will bear the weather.
Bundled up commuters board a Metra train in 2007 in Blue Island, Ill. South Shore extension promoters are taking a close look at how Metra connects collar county residents with jobs as they develop their own plans for laying new South Shore tracks to Lowell and Valparaiso.
Offering perspective on today's issues
Kylee Shell said a Porter County highway plow truck left her and several other motorists stranded for more than six hours Sunday night on County Road 700 North in Portage Township.
MORGAN TOWNSHIP | Jon Wittmer, his brother Josh and friend Scott Snider went out for an afternoon of fun Sunday, riding their snowmobiles through the country.
PINE TOWNSHIP | During the height of Sunday's blizzard, Rick Burton got a call asking him to help rescue the father-in-law of a friend of a friend stranded about four miles from Burton's home.
Crown Point residents Rigo and Claudia Garcia sat stranded Sunday night along a rural stretch of Ind. 8 just outside of Kouts -- watching a snow drift climb higher along their SUV -- when they spotted lights in the distance.
Storms swept through the region Sunday afternoon and dropped a tree on a car in the 900 block of Jackson in Dyer.
Rain pounds Soldier Field as storm rolls through Chicago. Video by The Times' Al Hamnik.
Fans evacuate Soldier Field as storm roars through Chicago and delays Bears-Ravens game. Video by The Times' Al Hamnik.
The storm that rolled through the region postponed Friday night's football action.
Region views on climate change
Region views on climate change
Danielle Shore, Munster | "Yes. I think it's changing, definitely. Storms, since when I was a kid, have gotten much more severe. Now when it snows we get one storm and that's it."
Marrissa O'Donley, Merrillville | "Yes, it seems like it. All of the hurricanes and tornadoes and thunderstorms. It seems like we're getting more each year."
Sarah Fagan, Crown Point | "Yes. I think it's part of the progression of global warming. We're ruining the Earth and changing our weather pattern. What we do affects our weather."
Dioniseo Guerra, Hammond | "It seems that they are. I grew up in the Midwest, and from my memory overall, the weather has changed."
Lawrence McMillan, Gary | "Not really. Even when I was a kid, it still seems the same to me."
Beatrice Smith, Hammond | "They seem to be more frequent. I've heard of a tornado path down south. I believe global warming and the space program are contributing."
A NIPSCO crew works to restore power Friday in the East Hammond neighborhood.
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