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MITCH BARLOGA: Dispelling trail safety myths

MITCH BARLOGA: Dispelling trail safety myths

Back in May, two unfortunate incidents took place on two of our regional trails. On May 6, a woman was sexually assaulted on the Hobart-Gary border while riding the Oak Savannah Trail. Two days later, a young man suffered minor injuries in a knife attack in Portage on the Prairie Duneland Tr…

August 07, 2014 12:00 am
New bike trail leg bridges Munster, Hammond

New bike trail leg bridges Munster, Hammond

Evan Young, of Munster, walks his dog Rampage, left, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Wednesday's opening of the Monon Trail pedestrian and bike bridge over the Little Calumet River, linking Hammond and Munster.

July 23, 2014 12:09 pm
New bike trail leg bridges Munster, Hammond

New bike trail leg bridges Munster, Hammond

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. speaks Wednesday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the Monon Trail pedestrian and bike bridge over the Little Calumet River.

July 23, 2014 12:06 pm
New bike trail leg bridges Munster, Hammond

New bike trail leg bridges Munster, Hammond

Rich Ortegon, of Hammond, approaches on his bike as Mary Piriczky, of Munster, explores the new Monon Trail pedestrian and and bicycle bridge with her children Claire, 6, and Charles, 3, and dog Brutus.

July 23, 2014 12:05 pm
Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

A bicyclist rides across the Erie Lackawanna Trail bridge just after the official opening Monday in Hammond. The span is over the 167th Street, Columbia and Southeastern intersection. Officials also opened the trail bridge connecting the Monon Trail over 165th Street. Both bridges allow cycl…

July 07, 2014 5:45 pm
Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

Kathy Kazmierczak, of Hammond, center, and others cross the Erie Lackawanna Trail span over the 167th Street, Columbia and Southeastern intersection in Hammond just after its official opening Monday.

July 07, 2014 5:30 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
Gary man accused of fondling, robbing woman on trail

Gary man accused of fondling, robbing woman on trail

CROWN POINT | A Gary man is accused of attacking and robbing a woman while she was riding her bicycle earlier this month on a trail between 51st and 52nd avenues, according to court records.

May 28, 2014 8:00 pm

Illinois projects include Cal-Sag hiking, Cal City and University Park bike paths

The Riverdale portion of a proposed hiking trail along the Cal-Sag Channel, along with construction of new bicycle paths in Calumet City and University Park, are among the state's $52.7 million in local transportation improvement project this year.

April 14, 2014 5:30 pm

Input sought on LaPorte trail development

LAPORTE | There's a vision in LaPorte of trails for bicyclists and walkers who would then get off the path and patronize the downtown businesses.

October 27, 2013 6:30 pm

Hobart officials approve $240K for bike path

HOBART | The Hobart Park Board on Monday set the wheels in motion  to start the final phase of the  Oak Savannah bike trail.

October 14, 2013 8:52 pm

LaPorte trail route discussed Wednesday at Cummings Lodge meeting

LAPORTE | A public meeting is scheduled Wednesday on a proposed trail in LaPorte.

September 03, 2013 6:59 pm

EDITORIAL: Communities should continue to enhance bike trails

Resting in the shadow of Chicago, with its many recreational amenities, it's easy for people in the region to assume we don't have much to do here in Northwest Indiana.

July 10, 2013 1:01 pm
MITCH BARLOGA: Transportation freedom remains elusive

MITCH BARLOGA: Transportation freedom remains elusive

Today you will most likely take part in some activity celebrating our nation and freedom in general. If you live in Northwest Indiana, chances are you will access these activities by automobile, even if they might be in walking or biking distance from your house. It is very unlikely you will…

July 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Ogden Dunes teams up to protect its natural resources

Ogden Dunes teams up to protect its natural resources

Ogden Dunes is a tight-knit beach community nestled in the Dunes.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail

South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail

Portraying Civil War Capt. Charles Bell, Dave Crane of Cedar Lake speaks during a dedication ceremony for new Civil War veteran headstones and the launch of the South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail Saturday, May 26, 2012.

February 05, 2013 12:00 am

Portage envisions developing property south of lakefront

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission on Wednesday got a glimpse at what the land south of the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk site of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore could look like some day.

January 23, 2013 7:14 pm

Northside trail project wraps up for season

PORTAGE | Construction of the Northside Trail has wrapped up for the season, less than two months after it officially began.

December 09, 2012 7:45 pm
JOHN DAVIES: Enough talk; let’s walk our national park

JOHN DAVIES: Enough talk; let’s walk our national park

Those of us who have been around a while think we know our national park.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Happy trails to you, just as they are for me

GUEST COMMENTARY: Happy trails to you, just as they are for me

Walking is my health hobby. For years, I set a goal of walking on every street in Munster. Keep in mind that I did (and do) drive to a starting point and then begin the morning's walk. Each year, with the Munster street goal accomplished (in total miles about equal to walking to Iowa), I wou…

November 27, 2012 12:00 am
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