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Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps

Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps

Gerald Alban, 22, reacts after diving into the cold water at the lakefront Friday in Chicago. Unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma. Chicago would normally see highs in the 80s and lows in the mid-60s, but the weather se…

July 12, 2014 12:00 am
Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps

Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps

CHICAGO | Unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma.

July 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps

Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps

Bartek Lasak, 3, runs back to shore after trying to play in the cold water at the lakefront Friday in Chicago. 

July 12, 2014 12:00 am
Telling the tale of the South Shore in 100 objects

Telling the tale of the South Shore in 100 objects

Telling the tale of the South Shore in 100 objects.

July 04, 2014 2:02 pm
NIPSCO: Power to be restored Thursday

NIPSCO: Power to be restored Thursday

The 10,000 NIPSCO customers remaining without power more than 48 hours after powerful storms and two tornadoes ripped through Northwest Indiana should have had it restored by late Thursday night.

July 03, 2014 1:33 pm Photos

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Storms wreak havoc on more than just trees and power lines

I always enjoy a good storm. I love the sound of thunder, and the sight of lightning immediately makes me think of Frankenstein's monster coming to life in the old black-and-white film.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am
Electricity expected to be back for all residents Thursday; experts confirm 2 NWI tornadoes

Electricity expected to be back for all residents Thursday; experts confirm 2 NWI tornadoes

Days after powerful storms tore through the region, 18,500 NIPSCO customers remained without power Wednesday night and officials confirmed one tornado southeast of Lowell and another near DeMotte.

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Thousands without power in wake of storms

Thousands without power in wake of storms

The 43,000 NIPSCO customers still without power Tuesday night following strong overnight storms could have to wait several days to see it restored, utility representatives said.

July 01, 2014 7:10 pm Photos

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Severe storms hammer region

Severe storms hammer region

Two lines of powerful storms battered the region late Monday as emergency responders scrambled to deal with damage caused by high winds, lighting and heavy rain.

June 30, 2014 11:45 pm Photos

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June 29, 2014 12:00 am
Residents brace for flooding as powerful storms move through area

Residents brace for flooding as powerful storms move through area

MUNSTER | Northwest Indiana was expected to remain under a flash flood warning until early Sunday with as much as 1.5 inches of rain falling in an hour, officials said.

June 21, 2014 8:43 pm

Storms cause few problems throughout region

Gusty thunderstorms quickly blew through the region Thursday night, leaving little evidence of their presence Friday morning.

June 20, 2014 6:26 am

Storms flood region roads, knock out power

Thunderstorms brought lightning and rain to the region Thursday night, flooding roads and knocking out power.

June 19, 2014 9:42 pm
Tornadoes flatten tiny rural Nebraska town; 2 dead

Tornadoes flatten tiny rural Nebraska town; 2 dead

Two tornados approach Pilger, Neb., Monday June 16, 2014. The National Weather Service said at least two twisters touched down within roughly a mile of each other Monday in northeast Nebraska.

June 17, 2014 5:46 pm

Region largely spared by storm damage

A thunderstorm that blew through the region Tuesday night left little evidence of its presence Wednesday morning.

May 21, 2014 8:57 am
NIPSCO: Power outages could linger until Wednesday

NIPSCO: Power outages could linger until Wednesday

About 860 NIPSCO customers remained without power Tuesday afternoon, and the utility company said many likely will remain in the dark through Wednesday afternoon.

May 13, 2014 8:02 pm
Thousands remain without power as storm cleanup continues

Thousands remain without power as storm cleanup continues

Municipal crews, utility workers and homeowners continued to clean up Monday after a line of storms moved across Northwest Indiana late Sunday.

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Photo: Pickup game

Photo: Pickup game

Trevor Kersey, of Lowell, takes a shot while playing basketball with his friends at Evergreen Park in Lowell. Guarding Trevor is his brother Spenser Kersey, of Lowell, and in the background is Dan Willoughby, of Lowell.

May 08, 2014 6:33 pm
RETAIL: After sluggish start, business picks up

RETAIL: After sluggish start, business picks up

With Region residents snowed in for part of the start of 2014, retail struggled.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
Shore Magazine's Letter from the Publisher, June 2014

Shore Magazine's Letter from the Publisher, June 2014

Portage - Fishermen cast their lines into Lake Michigan off the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk pier.

April 30, 2014 7:09 pm
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