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Village hopes to pay tribute to local player on Jackie Robinson champs

LYNWOOD | Village President Gene Williams said Tuesday he hopes to pay a proper tribute to the Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team of Chicago that represented Illinois and ultimately, the United States in the recently-completed Little League World Series.

August 26, 2014 11:00 pm
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Legendary Lauren Bacall gone at 89, not forgotten

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Legendary Lauren Bacall gone at 89, not forgotten

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Passing of Eileen Ford prompts reader's memory of feud

OFFBEAT: Passing of Eileen Ford prompts reader's memory of feud

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing man remembered as fisherman, poet

Lansing man remembered as fisherman, poet

Wendell Smith, 96, was born and raised in Chicago, where his family owned South Chicago Auto Wreckers. He worked in the family business for several years and after his parents sold the business, he worked as a truck driver and warehouse worker for auto parts businesses in Chicago. In later y…

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Highland woman lived to help others

Highland woman lived to help others

The friendly warmth of Antoinette Shabaz made new friends feel as if they had known her for 20 years.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Gary man devoted his life to God

Gary man devoted his life to God

After serving in World War II, Edward J. Stazinski decided to enter the monastery and devote his life to his faith, his cousin said.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
Hammond teacher loved helping others

Hammond teacher loved helping others

Beverly Ann Kotyuk, also known as “Miss Beverly,” loved to help people especially through teaching children, her daughter Kristine Woodke said.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
Part of U.S. 20 renamed for Rudy Clay

Part of U.S. 20 renamed for Rudy Clay

GARY | The city of Gary paused for an hour of celebration Friday during a week plagued with violent deaths to honor the memory of the the city's greatest cheerleader, the late Mayor Rudy Clay.

July 11, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Film doc this month honors Region theater Reinharts

OFFBEAT: Film doc this month honors Region theater Reinharts

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
Mr. and Mrs. Reinhart in 1965

Mr. and Mrs. Reinhart in 1965

Margilee and Jerauld Reinhart, the founders of Ross Summer Music Theatre, are shown in 1965 reviewing musical scores for a planned production.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
M'ville man valued family over all else

M'ville man valued family over all else

Andy Schulatz was a kind-hearted, loving man who valued his family and friends above all else, said his wife, Jessica Schulatz.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am
Gary doctor was champion for civil rights

Gary doctor was champion for civil rights

Dr. Herschel Bornstein was a champion for civil rights and the Jewish community as well as an early supporter of the environment, said his daughter, Becky Lipton.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Cartoon voice legend Casey Kasem had NWI friend

OFFBEAT: Cartoon voice legend Casey Kasem had NWI friend

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 17, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Cher dazzles and delights with 'Dressed to Kill' tour

OFFBEAT: Cher dazzles and delights with 'Dressed to Kill' tour

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Woman was matriarch of family

Woman was matriarch of family

Maria Camarillo was the heart and soul of her family, said her granddaughter, Ida Maria Camarillo.

May 31, 2014 12:00 am
Woman was everyone’s best friend

Woman was everyone’s best friend

Karen Shewmaker was a kind and generous woman who was everyone‘s best friend, said her sister, Sharon Shewmaker.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am
Chesterton woman lived with integrity

Chesterton woman lived with integrity

Rhonda Clark had a bubbly, kind personality and was always generous, said her husband, Jimmy Clark Jr.

May 20, 2014 12:00 am
M'ville man's work lives on in area churches

M'ville man's work lives on in area churches

Wherever you may worship, chances are the pew you sit on, or the altar before you, was built by William Kadar.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am
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