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HOBART | The Hobart Commercial Historic District is one step closer to being recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.
Dr. Mehta is a neurosurgeon at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart, part of the Community Healthcare System. He also is currently on the faculty of the University of Illinois Medical School, Chicago. He graduated from Harvard Medical School, interned at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, …
Even though summer has just come to an end, now is the time to begin preparing your lawn and garden for the long winter months, local experts say.
For more than 30 years, David Shurr has been helping men around Northwest Indiana step up their style game at his store, David’s Men’s Clothier.
HOBART | Hobart resident Diane Link Polgar has reduced the number of dogs in her home by 12 after city officials told her she could no longer keep more than two dozen dogs in her home.
Regardless of age or income, the library is a place dedicated to educating everyone who walks in the door, says Jennifer Burnison, marketing manager for the Lake County Public Library.
Whether you’re looking to grab a freshly made taco or want a higher-end steak dinner, there are dozens of dining options in Merrillville from which to choose.
Merrillville is home to numerous doctors offices and clinics, as well as home to one of the largest hospitals in Lake County.
If you’re looking for some Merrillville nostalgia or learn a little bit about the history of the Region, the Merrillville Ross Township Historical Society is a good place to start.
For more than 40 years, students from around Northwest Indiana have had one of the best planetariums in the area at their fingertips.
For more than 30 years, Merrillville’s Star Plaza Theatre has been the stage to some epic performances and has hosted stars before they were well-known acts.
In 1964, Jerry Reinhart dreamed of creating a theater and a theater program at Merrillville High School that was a cut above what was available in the area.
For more than 15 years, Merrillville students have had the opportunity to work together to create a diverse environment within the school district.
Located amid technical schools, lawyer’s offices and apartment complexes, Merrillville has a variety of family-owned businesses.
HOBART | Stephen C. McKown has stepped down as fire chief only three months after accepting the position.
Dwayne Walker has a nickname for the stretch of U.S. 30 just east of Clay Street: Calorie Alley.
Kathleen Szot loves working in public relations because it allows her to merge her creative side with her critical thinking skills.
Barry Tyler Jr., is entering his ninth season as an assistant football coach at his alma mater, Hammond High School.
Ellis Dumas III believes he has been blessed with an abundance of gifts, and believes it is his duty to pass those blessings around in his community.
For Jeff Meyers, the best part of joining the family insurance business is having something new to do and someone new to help on a daily basis.
Chris Campbell takes pride in giving back to the community he calls home and seeing the community thrive.
Nestled on 30 acres in St. John, the Shrine of Christ’s Passion takes nearly 200,000 visitors annually on a walk chronicling the steps of Jesus’ last journey before being crucified. But the Shrine of Christ's Passion has grown beyond the Stations of the Cross with more sculptures and surroun…
Whether you want to pick apples locally or make it a road trip, there are numerous places around Indiana and into Michigan where you can pick dozens of different varieties of apples.
HOBART | Albanese Confectionery must add two new fire hydrants behind their building, or risk losing the building permits on their expansion project for a year, the Plan Commission ruled Thursday night.
Like any other member of the family, it is important to make sure your cat or dog stays healthy.
Gone are the days where the family pet is treated as an afterthought, staying at home alone while the kids are in school and the adults are at work.
Whether you are integrating a new pet into the family or bringing a new baby home from the hospital, there are important things to keep in mind to make sure all the people and animals stay safe, experts say.
Whether you’re looking to get your hair done or be pampered with a massage or facial, Dyer has numerous places to go and be pampered.
Several dental practices have chosen to make Dyer their home over the past several years.
Business is booming in Dyer, and the economic future of the town looks bright.
If you’re having a baby or planning for your later years in life, Dyer has a wide range of health care opportunities from which to choose. In addition to a plethora of doctors, obstetricians and pediatricians, the town can handle provide any in-patient or out-patient services necessary.
As summer fades into fall, people everywhere are faced with the question: What do I do with all the gently used things I am never going to use again?
Whether you’re craving a good lasagna, a Reuben sandwich or anything in between, Dyer is quickly becoming a hot spot for new restaurants and specialty food shops, and new places are popping up on a weekly basis.
In a small home on the secluded corner of the Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer campus, the St. Monica Home has been offering refuge to pregnant teens and teen moms for 20 years.
Whether you’re fresh out of high school or looking towards retirement, financial experts say now is the time to start investing your money.
At Wonder Years, taking care of children is the Gutierrez family’s passion.
Fitness Pointe is putting a whole new spin on the traditional cycling class.
Xander Stuckey and Abby Beauchamp team up on a section of the base for one of the Bible images they created at the Bricks 4 God activity hosted by Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church in St. John.
Fifty youngsters gathered at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church in St. John last month to participate in Bricks 4 God, which was part of the week-long vacation Bible school. The event, organized by Catherine Leckrone, director of Bricks 4 Kidz of Northwest Indiana, allowed students to build a hal…
Brandi Sims just graduated from Merrillville High School this spring, but already has a plan for the next few years of her life mapped out.
As the school year gets underway, thousands of buses carrying tens of thousands of students will begin flooding the streets of Northwest Indiana and south suburban Chicago.
Starting a new school year is an exciting time for teachers, as well as for students and for parents.
For Mary Ann Radoja, being a school nurse at Lowell High School is a big responsibility. She is in sole charge of the health and well-being of the students, faculty and staff, a population of more than 1300.
When it comes to keeping your kids safe in school, the most important thing for parents and students is a good relationship with the school staff and the school’s resource police officer.
It’s time to break out the new backpacks, folders, pencils and erasers and head back to school.
HOBART | The Hobart Plan Commission has authorized adding up to 4,000 cubic feet of clean fill to a pit in the 4600 block of Missouri Street.
Four-star school status is awarded to the top 25 percent of all schools in the State of Indiana based on test scores, and Northwest Indiana has more than three dozen schools who received the honor during the 2012-13 school year.
Even before her baby was born, doctors told Alexis Mata that her son would probably die.
Welma Gearhart was a strong, independent lady who was always there for her family, said her daughter, Lizabeth Romeo.
Max Cohen had a kind, compassionate heart and believed in dedicating his life to serving other people, said his daughter, Melissa Cohen.
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