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Campout brings friends, families to stay the night at Wicker Park

Campout brings friends, families to stay the night at Wicker Park

HIGHLAND | The open space between the Splash Pad and pavilion at Wicker Memorial Park was dotted with clusters of tents Friday night for the second annual Summer Wicker Park Camp-Out.

July 11, 2014 9:02 pm Photos

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Elegance Wedding says 'I Do' to military brides

Elegance Wedding says 'I Do' to military brides

HIGHLAND | For bride-to-be Tracy Batten, a white lace-layered dress is big change from the U.S. Army uniform she wears five days a week.

July 08, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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March, block party oppose Gary violence

March, block party oppose Gary violence

Broadway Street in Gary rang with the shouts of “Stop the violence,” "Peace,” and “Put down the gun” as residents rallied at the second annual Stop the Violence and Prayer for Peace March and Block Party.

July 05, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Parades a Fourth of July staple

Parades a Fourth of July staple

HOBART | The brass and drum rhythms of marching bands boomed, and parade sirens blared Friday during the annual Hobart Fourth of July parade.

July 04, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Hobart parade

Hobart parade

David Wortsman, of Schererville, proposed to Aleah Turner, of Valparaiso, during the Hobart Fourth of July parade Friday.

July 04, 2014 6:16 pm
Twilight Parade lights up Highland

Twilight Parade lights up Highland

HIGHLAND | Amid the sirens of parading emergency vehicles, revving of vintage cars and roaming lions, tigers and bears (all costumed mascots) the annual Twilight Parade in Highland lit up Thursday evening.

July 03, 2014 8:38 pm Photos

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Black Oak Baptist Church marks 75th anniversary

Black Oak Baptist Church marks 75th anniversary

GARY | When Senior Pastor Bob Parnell began working at Black Oak Baptist Church in 1989, other men of the cloth told him if he wanted the church to succeed, he needed to move it out of Gary.

June 25, 2014 7:12 pm Photos

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No run of the mill marriages in Crown Point

No run of the mill marriages in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | With each step, the bride, arm and arm with her father, not only made her way to her smiling groom, but into longstanding tradition. This had been two years in the making for Karla Ortegon and Craig Hoskins, of Crown Point.

June 20, 2014 9:02 pm Photos

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YOUNG VOICES: Stand by soldiers’ side at home, on battlefield

YOUNG VOICES: Stand by soldiers’ side at home, on battlefield

For every joyful image of a soldier embracing their family after a long deployment, we must not forget the flag-covered caskets returning home. On Memorial Day, we remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice miles away from their homes.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am
Trinity Lutheran student heads to second National Geography Bee

Trinity Lutheran student heads to second National Geography Bee

CROWN POINT | Sean Ives has been to places like Paris, Rome, Prague, Budapest, Belgrade, Vienna and New York City.

May 16, 2014 8:00 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Continue war on poverty, don't target poor

YOUNG VOICES: Continue war on poverty, don't target poor

While the welfare drug testing bill recently died in the Indiana Senate, animosity against those in poverty is still very much alive.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Let's give trickle-up economics a chance

YOUNG VOICES: Let's give trickle-up economics a chance

The new year has brought minimum wage raises in 13 states to as high as $9.32 an hour. However, the question still remains for the rest of us: Is $7.25 enough to live on?

January 20, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Good people overpower bad in face of tragedy

YOUNG VOICES: Good people overpower bad in face of tragedy

For three long years, my family's life has been on hold. Will we lose or keep the home we have lived in for 55 years? The verdict came a few weeks ago — arriving hand-in-hand with winter’s chill.

November 18, 2013 12:00 am

Memorial planned for bike trail near Harrison Park

HAMMOND | To honor soldiers fighting in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, a group of veterans has banded together to create a memorial near Harrison Park.

August 11, 2013 8:39 pm

East Hammond-Pullman crime watch to celebrate six years

HAMMOND | The East Hammond-Pullman Neighborhood Crime Watch is celebrating its sixth year.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am

HUD awards nearly $21M in grants to Gary, E.C., Hammond

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding public housing authorities in Indiana almost $21 million in annual capitol funding.

August 08, 2013 7:00 pm

South Shore CVA to accept nominations for ROSE awards

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is seeking nominations for Recognition of Service Excellence awards.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond Police Department issues 419 tickets during blitz

Hammond | A total of 419 citations were issued by the Hammond Police Department during the Operation Pull Over campaign in July.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am
Gary youths gather to restore the city, eradicate graffiti

Gary youths gather to restore the city, eradicate graffiti

GARY | The teens, holding spray cans, gathered around the old post office on Sixth Avenue and Massachusetts Street and began spraying the marble.

August 07, 2013 8:45 pm Photos

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Mosquitoes in Griffith test positive for West Nile virus

GRIFFITH | Mosquitoes collected from the west side of Griffith have tested positive for West Nile virus.

August 07, 2013 6:00 pm
Police, residents unite for National Night Out

Police, residents unite for National Night Out

Residents across Lake County enjoyed a pie-eating contest, food, dancing and bounce houses Tuesday night, all in the name of fighting crime.

August 06, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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Hammond prepares for crowds at Cal Ripken World Series

Hammond prepares for crowds at Cal Ripken World Series

HAMMOND | While Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. has been focusing on getting the 15 boys on the Hammond Optimist Youth Baseball geared up for the Cal Ripken World Series, the city also has been clearing the way for the national youth baseball tournament.

August 06, 2013 7:30 pm Video

Council to review Hammond parking lot ordinance Monday

HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council is expected to vote Monday on a parking lot ordinance that stirred up Hammond residents in June and also discuss rezoning an area for commercial use.

August 05, 2013 9:25 pm

Hammond home destroyed in blaze; no injuries reported

HAMMOND | A one-story house at 1109 Bauer St. was destroyed Monday in a fire.

August 05, 2013 9:00 pm
Miller Beach Day Campers clean lakeshore

Miller Beach Day Campers clean lakeshore

GARY | A group of children scoured Miller Beach Monday, enthusiastically cleaning up the shore, one piece of trash at a time.

August 05, 2013 8:45 pm

Back to School Party slated Saturday offers music, food

GARY | The Community Back to School Party will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church at 411 N. Montgomery St., in Gary.

August 05, 2013 12:05 am

Love From Above to benefit students and families Aug. 17

GARY | The community event Love From Above will be filled with activities for children and adults.

August 05, 2013 12:05 am
Stings to target human trafficking

Stings to target human trafficking

The women walk down the street in sweat pants and tank tops, looking casual, as if strolling down a grocery-store aisle. Until a car slows down and stops in front of them, and they get in.

August 04, 2013 8:00 pm

Hammond kids can pick up free school supplies Aug. 24

HAMMOND | The 12th annual Hammond back-to-school supply giveaway is set for Aug. 24 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

August 04, 2013 6:45 pm

Indiana University Northwest Family Picnic offers food, games, prizes

HIGHLAND | The Indiana University Northwest Family Picnic will be held at Wicker Memorial Park.

August 04, 2013 6:45 pm

Community meeting to focus on back-to-school safety

GARY | A back-to-school public safety Meeting will be open to parents and students at 5th Avenue Methodist Church.

August 03, 2013 7:00 pm

Hammond pastor fights to turn building into church

HAMMOND | The fate of the Virgil Huber Funeral Home building, 7051 Kennedy Ave., is caught in the cross hairs of a lawsuit that will decide whether it becomes a church or a chiropractor's office.

August 02, 2013 7:45 pm
Visitors get a taste of the Lake County Fair

Visitors get a taste of the Lake County Fair

CROWN POINT | It's hard to not be tempted by the enticing smells of grilled, roasted and fried food at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

August 02, 2013 7:15 pm Photos

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Hammond homeowners can apply for Hearts for Hammers

HAMMOND | Applications for the Hearts for Hammers, a nonprofit service project, will be available until Aug. 26.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am

E.C. National Night Out event to feature DJ, games, more

EAST CHICAGO | The 30th annual National Night Out Against Crime will promote safety and awareness and bring the residents together at Washington Park Pool.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am
Lake County Fair to celebrate its 161st year

Lake County Fair to celebrate its 161st year

CROWN POINT | For devoted fairgoers, the Lake County Fair is an irreplaceable region tradition.

August 01, 2013 9:15 pm Video Photos

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HUD to partner with Gary Housing Authority to shore up financial management

GARY | The Gary Housing Authority and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will partner to improve financial management and physical conditions at the city's public housing, officials said Thursday.

August 01, 2013 6:00 pm

Munster Night Out to include free swimming, children's activities

MUNSTER | The Police Department will be mingling with residents poolside for Munster's National Night Out Against Crime.

August 01, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond to serve potluck dinner for National Night Out

HAMMOND | To celebrate National Night Out, there will be a free potluck dinner at the Hammond Housing Authority office.

August 01, 2013 12:00 am
PUC program fosters kids' interest in engineering

PUC program fosters kids' interest in engineering

HAMMOND | The rockets shot into the air, some plummeting down into trees while others sailed to the ground in a parachute landing.

July 31, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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Garage sale? Not so

Garage sale? Not so

Things begin to overflow out of the closet and suddenly bulging storage boxes are piling up.

July 31, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Hammond back-to-school fair to feature free, family-friendly activities

HAMMOND | The annual Back-to-School Bazaar is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Kaplan College, 7833 Indianapolis Blvd., Hammond.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond Rotary, YMCA plan to host golf outing Sept. 11

HAMMOND | The annual Hammond Rotary and Hammond Family YMCA Golf Outing is set for Sept. 11 at Lost Marsh Golf Course in Hammond.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am

Nine Hammond city employees volunteer for early retirement

HAMMOND | Nine Hammond city employees opted into the voluntary retirement program that is offered every year to eligible city employees. The voluntary retirement program is a catalyst to reduce future city spending.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond's 30th National Night Out set for Aug. 6

HAMMOND | Edison Community Watch is partnering with Hammond Crime Watch for the 30th annual National Night Out.

July 30, 2013 7:00 pm

Citywide garage sale to be held in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | The fifth International Garage Sale, Antique Show and Family Bazaar in East Chicago is Saturday.

July 29, 2013 8:00 pm
Munster firefighter answers call to donate bone marrow, save a life

Munster firefighter answers call to donate bone marrow, save a life

MUNSTER | In March, Zach Kosenka received a call that meant he had a chance to save a life. He took it.

July 29, 2013 6:30 pm

Towle Theater announces audition dates, times

HAMMOND | The Towle Theater is announcing audition locations and times for upcoming productions, "A Fabulous ’50s Christmas" and "Adrift in Macao."

July 29, 2013 6:30 pm

Gary's National Night Out marked at city park and school's track

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and the Gary Police Department encourage residents to visit the city's National Night Out.

July 29, 2013 1:52 pm

WHAM Ride registration open for Saturday's 30-mile event

HAMMOND | The second annual WHAM Ride, a 30-mile bike riding event, will take riders through Whiting, Hammond, Highland and Munster.

July 29, 2013 12:05 am
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