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Tom Dabertin

Toys, bike, clothing stolen from St. Joseph's Carmelite Home

EAST CHICAGO | All the bikes, toys and clothing for children of the St. Joseph's Carmelite Home have been stolen from a storage shed on the shelter's grounds.

August 22, 2014 6:00 pm
'Today Show' segment features Pierogi Fest

'Today Show' segment features Pierogi Fest

WHITING | Pierogi Fest has received a lot of national and worldwide exposure thanks to Oprah Winfrey, the Travel Channel and CNN.

July 24, 2014 8:54 pm
Pierogi Paradise: Whiting's annual festival of filled dumplings and fun celebrating 20 years

Pierogi Paradise: Whiting's annual festival of filled dumplings and fun celebrating 20 years

When Marty Dybel, Tom Dabertin, and Darlene Beerling were brainstorming ideas for a new community event 21 years ago, they all agreed upon two things: they wanted an ethnic festival, and they wanted it to stand out from the rest.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Kung Pao Pierogies

Kung Pao Pierogies

"Kung Pao Pierogies" use several different sauces to give this recipe an Asian influence.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Carbonara Pierogies

Carbonara Pierogies

This "Carbonara Pierogi" recipe uses cheese blended pierogies and tops them in bacon, parmesan cheese, and parsley for a truly Italian infused dish.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Buffalo Style Pierogies

Buffalo Style Pierogies

Inspired by traditional buffalo wings, this recipe combines the hearty flavor of pierogies with a "spicier" flare.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Pierogi parade rolls out Friday

WHITING | A Saturday night fireworks display and a polka luau are just two of several changes or additions to the city's popular Pierogi Fest.

July 21, 2014 7:42 pm

Pierogi Fest parade application must be submitted by July 23

WHITING | Applications for the 2014 Pierogi Fest Polka Parade will be accepted through July 23 at the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce, 1417 119th St.

July 16, 2014 12:05 am

EDITORIAL: College Bound is bound to help Hammond

Hammond has locked in funding for the popular College Bound scholarship program for the next dozen years. That keeps a bright idea going.

June 02, 2014 12:00 am
College Bound program extended 12 more years

College Bound program extended 12 more years

HAMMOND │ Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. signed a $36 million ordinance Tuesday at City Hall.

May 20, 2014 7:30 pm

Local housing officials cry foul over lack of state tax credits

Three affordable housing projects in Gary, East Chicago and Hammond missed the mark by a few points to receive tax credits, and local housing officials believe they're being ignored by state officials.

April 13, 2014 6:45 pm

Lake County commissioners pay vendors, consultants

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners on Tuesday awarded $2.6 million in consultant contracts and supplies.

February 19, 2014 8:30 pm

Hobart council gives initial OK to E-911 plan

HOBART | The Hobart City Council on Wednesday gave an initial OK to the E-911 consolidation agreement after extensive discussion, much of it negative.

December 18, 2013 10:45 pm

Crown Point, Lake Station mayors provide backup for E-911 merger

The Crown Point and and Lake Station mayors are joining the call to merge E-911 services into a single Lake County network.

November 27, 2013 4:25 pm

County to E-911 skeptics: Take this call

ST. JOHN | Lake County officials say they have dumped their entire sugar canister into the latest E-911 proposed interlocal agreement to overcome city and town officials skeptical about the public cost of merging their police and fire communications into one network.

November 07, 2013 7:00 pm

Lake County officials put E-911 consolidation calls on hold

CROWN POINT | A consolidated Lake County E-911 network promises state-of-the-art radio equipment allowing instantaneous communication among the county's different public safety agencies.

September 28, 2013 11:15 pm

St. John draws the line for E-911 at two networks

ST. JOHN | Town officials who are tired of delays and wary of the proposed cost of a consolidated E-911 service want to split the county into two service areas comprising the busiest cities and towns and the more quiet suburbs.

September 04, 2013 2:51 pm

Communities learn cost of E-911 merger

CROWN POINT | Lake County's cities and towns will have to ante up more than $6.6 million annually to operate a consolidated E-911 service, county officials confirmed Wednesday.

August 21, 2013 4:02 pm

EDITORIAL: Lake County must act on IU report's advice

Lake County officials got good advice last week from an Indiana University expert in public finance. Now it's time to act on it.

August 21, 2013 12:05 am
Pierogi Fest transforms downtown Whiting in a day

Pierogi Fest transforms downtown Whiting in a day

WHITING | When 119th Street in downtown Whiting closes the morning before the infamous Pierogi Fest begins, it's a rush to get the entire festival set up in 24 hours.

July 25, 2013 10:08 pm Video Photos


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