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With a touch of magic, young chess players became the pieces in a game of “Wizard's Chess” on Saturday at the 9th Annual Downtown Hammond Council Bizarre Bazaar.
GARY | Fourteen officers ran from the wing of the Bowing 737 aircraft through the plane’s emergency doors, sweeping through the narrow aisles, their firearms at the ready.
A total of 27 officers from Indiana, Illinois and Michigan trained Wednesday with the Indiana SWAT Officers Association on Wednesday at Gary Airport.
Officers train under retired FBI SWAT leader Chuck Smith at the Gary Airport Wednesday to handle emergency situations on an aircraft. They will train on a Southshore train and a Gary bus today.
HAMMOND | Meals on Wheels, a national nonprofit organization, can now serve 50 more senior citizens each day thanks to the donation of a new van on Monday.
CEDAR LAKE | Youthful firefighters, police officers, soldiers and superheroes gathered Sunday afternoon to unite with families in the fight against childhood cancer.
EAST CHICAGO | The city of East Chicago and the Schools City of East Chicago reached an agreement after the city sent a letter canceling the bus barn lease with the Schools City of East Chicago earlier this summer.
CROWN POINT | Smoke, fire, booming crashes and mud flinging through the air, the demolition derby drew its largest crowd in years at the Lake County Fair.
EAST CHICAGO | The School City of East Chicago, local businesses and families came together Saturday to make East Chicago kids not only prepared, but excited for the end of summer and start of school.
CROWN POINT | By the numbers, it was 140 hot dogs, six cases of water and 13 people determined to eat their way to victory.
CROWN POINT | Hooves kicking up dust, the Loin Ranger and Swillery Rodham Clinton raced ham to ham around the U-shaped track for the ultimate pig racing prize: an Oreo.
CROWN POINT | While the line for discounted wristbands was long, lines for the rides themselves were short and sweet. Food vendors were just heating up grills and preparing deep fryers for the long haul.
WHITING | Seven buscias, hair rollers secured in place by babushkas, shared their cooking wisdom and zany sense of humor during the Buscia Cooking Show on Saturday morning at the Main Stage as part of Whiting's annual Pierogi Fest.
WHITING | The Pieroguettes flitted past in their red dresses and pierogi shawls, their hats adorned with potatoes, cheese and other pierogi fillings.
HAMMOND | A newly completed pedestrian and bike trail bridge symbolizes the benefits of cooperation between Hammond and Munster, officials of both municipalities said Wednesday.
GRIFFITH | Central Park transformed into a canvas for artists’ imaginations for the annual Park Full of Art in Griffith on Saturday. This was the 40th year for the weekend event, with almost 70 artists participating.
GRIFFITH | When it began four decades ago, Park Full of Art was created to be a hub for local artists.
The temperatures didn't reflect the Caribbean island music Wednesday as the Festival of the Lakes opened in Hammond.
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.
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.
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.
HOBART | The brass and drum rhythms of marching bands boomed, and parade sirens blared Friday during the annual Hobart Fourth of July parade.
David Wortsman, of Schererville, proposed to Aleah Turner, of Valparaiso, during the Hobart Fourth of July parade Friday.
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.
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.
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.
CROWN POINT | Sean Ives has been to places like Paris, Rome, Prague, Budapest, Belgrade, Vienna and New York City.
Diver work Thursday at Whihala Beach in Whiting after a man went missing in Lake Michigan.
Donations have begun to come in to the Humane Society Calumet Area shelter. Karen Grenda, human resources manager, said blankets, towels, rugs, toys, dog beds and cat litter pans are needed.
Some of the most recent markers along the Old Lincoln Highway are displayed at the Woods Historic Grist Mill in Hobart. Newspaper clippings and artifacts were also on display for a group that stopped by Thursday during a tour to celebrate the road's 100th anniversary.
An original marker from the Old Lincoln Highway is displayed at the Woods Historic Grist Mill in Hobart. The Lincoln Highway Association stopped by the mill Thursday during a cross-country tour to celebrate the 100th anniversary of America's first transcontinental highway.
Motorists on a tour to celebrate the Old Lincoln Highway's 100th anniversary make a stop Thursday at the Woods Historic Grist Mill in Hobart. A total of 72 cars registered for the Lincoln Highway Association's eastern tour, which spans from New York to Nebraska.
Andrew Harvey, of Clarion Pa., leans on his 1940 Lincoln Zephyr. Harvey stopped at the Woods Historic Grist Mill in Hobart on Thursday while on a tour to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Old Lincoln Highway. Harvey said his favorite part of the tour so far was when the drivers were gre…
HAMMOND | The city has secured a deal with the owners of a popular Illinois restaurant and brewery to build a second location at Interstate 80/94 and Kennedy Avenue.
Firefighters work to control a fire Thursday at 3105 Highway Ave. in Highland.
Neighbor Emily Leep holds the cat of Douglas and Lorraine Shelbourne after the pet was rescued by firefighters Thursday. Leep took the cat to a local animal hospital.
Firefighters battle a blaze Thursday at 3105 Highway Ave. in Highland. Firefighters from Schererville, Griffith and Munster got the fire under control after two hours.
A charred building could be seen Friday, a day after a fire ripped through a Schererville condominium building.
Lake Area United Way's 2012-13 Annual Community Campaign exceeded organizers' expectations by raising $4.973 million. More than 300 companies raised money in contributing campaigns and 7,500 people gave to the Annual Community Campaign.
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