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Blackhawks Road Watch Parties to be held at The Venue

A Chicago Blackhawks Road Watch Party will be held March 27 at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond. Horseshoe Casino is an official Blackhawks Road Watch Party location.

March 26, 2014 12:45 pm
Educating Winemakers: Where Artistry Meets Agriculture

Educating Winemakers: Where Artistry Meets Agriculture

Lester ended up majoring in theology at Andrews University and began his career in winemaking as a hobby.

February 24, 2014 12:37 pm Photos

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Cubs' Jackson hopes to rebound from rough season

Cubs' Jackson hopes to rebound from rough season

MESA, Ariz. | Edwin Jackson's first year with the Chicago Cubs was a dud.

February 16, 2014 9:00 pm
Obama vows to flex presidential powers in speech

Obama vows to flex presidential powers in speech

WASHINGTON | Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor. He unveiled an array of modest executive action…

January 28, 2014 9:24 pm Photos

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Senator wants to focus on jobs, deficit, Afghanistan

Senator wants to focus on jobs, deficit, Afghanistan

MUNSTER | Creating jobs, reducing the deficit and bringing troops home from Afghanistan rank among U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly's top goals for the year.

January 20, 2014 3:27 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Real answers will come from outside Beltway

GUEST COMMENTARY: Real answers will come from outside Beltway

A question many government and public affairs consultants grapple with is whether it makes sense to base operations inside or outside of the Washington, D.C., area. For me, the answer was easy: abandon the Beltway and move back to the Hoosier heartland.

January 08, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana breezes past Kennesaw State 90-66

Indiana breezes past Kennesaw State 90-66

BLOOMINGTON | Indiana coach Tom Crean got an idea of where his team stands entering Big Ten play, both good and bad.

December 22, 2013 5:00 pm
Volunteers catalog documents lost in tornado

Volunteers catalog documents lost in tornado

Volunteer Heather Binder catalogs photographs found in the Washington tornado area at the Morton Public Library in Morton, Ill. The central Illinois public library is working to reunite storm victims with their lost family documents that were scattered during last month’s tornadoes. The Peor…

December 10, 2013 12:00 am
Volunteers catalog documents lost in tornado

Volunteers catalog documents lost in tornado

MORTON, Ill. | A central Illinois public library is working to reunite storm victims with their lost family documents that were scattered during last month's tornadoes.

December 09, 2013 7:30 pm

Crete police collecting donations for tornado-ravaged town

CRETE | Police officials are asking village residents to help collect food, clothing and other goods for the residents of tornado-stricken Washington, Ill.

November 26, 2013 9:10 pm

Crown Point and Schererville collect donations for tornado victims

At least two local communities are collecting donations for tornado victims in Indiana and Illinois.

November 22, 2013 12:00 am
Tornado hits VU freshman's hometown in Washington, Ill.

Tornado hits VU freshman's hometown in Washington, Ill.

VALPARAISO | Alec Peters saw the pictures, but there was nothing that could prepare him for what he saw when he returned home on Monday morning.

November 19, 2013 10:00 pm Photos

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GOP actions remind me of Johnson County War

What's going on in Washington reminds me of a 2002 Western called the Johnson County War, where a greedy cattle baron tried to circumvent a law called the Homestead Act.

October 22, 2013 12:00 am
Economy improving slowly, but shutdown dragged on growth

Economy improving slowly, but shutdown dragged on growth

Members of The Times Board of Economists reported at their October meeting the area economy keeps moving slowly forward and should see a boost because of holiday spending.

October 19, 2013 10:30 pm Related
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October 19, 2013 12:00 am
A NEW LEAF: Marsha Coats' Real Life in Public Service

A NEW LEAF: Marsha Coats' Real Life in Public Service

Senator Dan Coats was a person who has this legendary status that certain government leaders from Indiana just seemed to acquire. The iconic people you hear about from the Hoosier state like Congressmen Dan Burton (30 years), Lee Hamilton (34 years), Senator Birch Bayh (18 years), Otis Bowen…

October 13, 2013 1:30 pm Photos

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Westfield sells Southlake Mall to new owner

Westfield sells Southlake Mall to new owner

The Southlake Mall in Hobart, which at one time was the largest mall in Indiana, has been sold and will be placed under new management.

September 16, 2013 7:30 pm
A Telling Stage Tale: Chicago premiere of 'Signs of Life' recalls true story Czech ghetto of Holocaust

A Telling Stage Tale: Chicago premiere of 'Signs of Life' recalls true story Czech ghetto of Holocaust

Virginia S. Criste, creator of "Signs of Life," a musical drama that unfolds the true story of the Czech ghetto Theresienstadt, describes her work as "one of the most fascinating and least known stories of the Holocaust."

September 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Helen Thomas, last of legendary White House press corp, dies at 92

OFFBEAT: Helen Thomas, last of legendary White House press corp, dies at 92

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Obama is politically manipulating federal agencies

Washington has betrayed us.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
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