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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.
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.
CROWN POINT | Sean Ives has been to places like Paris, Rome, Prague, Budapest, Belgrade, Vienna and New York City.
While the welfare drug testing bill recently died in the Indiana Senate, animosity against those in poverty is still very much alive.
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?
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.
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.
HAMMOND | The East Hammond-Pullman Neighborhood Crime Watch is celebrating its sixth year.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding public housing authorities in Indiana almost $21 million in annual capitol funding.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is seeking nominations for Recognition of Service Excellence awards.
Hammond | A total of 419 citations were issued by the Hammond Police Department during the Operation Pull Over campaign in July.
GARY | The teens, holding spray cans, gathered around the old post office on Sixth Avenue and Massachusetts Street and began spraying the marble.
GRIFFITH | Mosquitoes collected from the west side of Griffith have tested positive for West Nile virus.
Residents across Lake County enjoyed a pie-eating contest, food, dancing and bounce houses Tuesday night, all in the name of fighting crime.
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.
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.
HAMMOND | A one-story house at 1109 Bauer St. was destroyed Monday in a fire.
GARY | A group of children scoured Miller Beach Monday, enthusiastically cleaning up the shore, one piece of trash at a time.
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.
GARY | The community event Love From Above will be filled with activities for children and adults.
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.
HAMMOND | The 12th annual Hammond back-to-school supply giveaway is set for Aug. 24 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.
HIGHLAND | The Indiana University Northwest Family Picnic will be held at Wicker Memorial Park.
GARY | A back-to-school public safety Meeting will be open to parents and students at 5th Avenue Methodist 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.
CROWN POINT | It's hard to not be tempted by the enticing smells of grilled, roasted and fried food at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
HAMMOND | Applications for the Hearts for Hammers, a nonprofit service project, will be available until Aug. 26.
EAST CHICAGO | The 30th annual National Night Out Against Crime will promote safety and awareness and bring the residents together at Washington Park Pool.
CROWN POINT | For devoted fairgoers, the Lake County Fair is an irreplaceable region tradition.
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.
MUNSTER | The Police Department will be mingling with residents poolside for Munster's National Night Out Against Crime.
HAMMOND | To celebrate National Night Out, there will be a free potluck dinner at the Hammond Housing Authority office.
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