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Weight-less walk: Seattle Sutton contestants trek mall for final stretch of 2014 Slim Down Challenge

Weight-less walk: Seattle Sutton contestants trek mall for final stretch of 2014 Slim Down Challenge

HOBART | Tim Kreke can start thinking about a new spring wardrobe.

April 12, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Colleges provide opportunities of every kind

Colleges provide opportunities of every kind

Thousands of students attend the five local universities in Northwest Indiana.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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St. Rita bounces Mt. Carmel in regional finals

St. Rita bounces Mt. Carmel in regional finals

OAK LAWN | St. Rita ended Mt. Carmel's season with a convincing win at Oak Lawn High School Friday night for the Oak Lawn Regional final.

March 07, 2014 11:00 pm
March Madness Mania: From brackets to game-watching gatherings, annual sports excitement builds

March Madness Mania: From brackets to game-watching gatherings, annual sports excitement builds

Every March, millions flock to their television sets to watch the best that college basketball has to offer.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Thornwood survives scare from Sandburg

Thornwood survives scare from Sandburg

BLUE ISLAND | Sandburg took Thornwood down to the wire in a regional semifinal matchup at Eisenhower High School on Tuesday.

March 04, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Annual Meals on Wheels dining event raises more than $80,000

Annual Meals on Wheels dining event raises more than $80,000

HOBART | More than 300 guests enjoyed a seven-course gastronomic adventure Sunday at the Dine with the Chefs Gala.

March 02, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Charity luncheon benefits Honor Flight Chicago

Charity luncheon benefits Honor Flight Chicago

SCHERERVILLE | More than 300 people gathered Sunday at Teibel's Restaurant to raise money to send armed forces veterans in Northwest Indiana on the spring Honor Flight.

February 16, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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T.F. North uses free throws to defeat Tinley Park

TINLEY PARK | T.F. North showed it is not giving up on the season with a tough and physical game against Tinley Park on Friday night.

January 31, 2014 11:00 pm
Bowled over: Fans fashion football feasts

Bowled over: Fans fashion football feasts

While the Seahawks are battling the Broncos Sunday in the Super Bowl, fans will have battles of their own against pizza and hot wings.

January 28, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Game On: Super Bowl more than one-day holiday for football fans

Game On: Super Bowl more than one-day holiday for football fans

Bronco and Seahawk fans are more than just thrilled their teams are playing in ultimate game for this season in America's favorite sport.

January 26, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Former Blackhawks deal Blackjack for charity

Former Blackhawks deal Blackjack for charity

The Horseshoe Casino unveiled its new Blackhawks blackjack pit Thursday.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Oak Lawn smothers T.F. South

katOAK LAWN, Ill. | A cross-divisional contest turned ugly quickly with T.F. South's girls' basketball team failing to find any rhythm, losing to Oak Lawn 73-32, Friday night.

January 17, 2014 11:30 pm
Polish priest celebrates 80 years with faith and treasured memories

Polish priest celebrates 80 years with faith and treasured memories

Rev. Jozef Zuziak of Merrillville is known to many for not only for his devotion to prayer, but also for his harmonica and skiing hobbies.

January 15, 2014 3:15 pm Photos

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A Hockey Life: 'Third Best Hull' gets last laugh

A Hockey Life: 'Third Best Hull' gets last laugh

According to Chicago hockey great Dennis Hull, brother of fellow former Blackhawk Bobby Hull, humor is the best sports medicine.

January 12, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Mays leads T.F. South past Argo

Mays leads T.F. South past Argo

SUMMIT | T.F. South made the rainy ride home a little easier with a win over Argo.

January 10, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Bringing In The New Year: 'Good Luck' foods are favorites for revelers

Bringing In The New Year: 'Good Luck' foods are favorites for revelers

From black-eyed peas to cabbage and lentils, the New Year arrival welcomes old traditions for "lucky" foods to enjoy and even a few ingredients to avoid, according to lore.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Region students honored next month at Indiana Society of Chicago dinner

Region students honored next month at Indiana Society of Chicago dinner

Two longtime basketball rivals headline the Indiana Society of Chicago's 108th annual dinner next month -- where local student scholarship recipients from Valparaiso and Crown Point also will be honored.

November 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Taste of Africa: Lowell family embraces traditions, including culinary trends, for mission message

Taste of Africa: Lowell family embraces traditions, including culinary trends, for mission message

Three special children from a far away land will be especially thankful Thursday, while blending old and new table traditions.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Experiencing The Game Outside The Stadium

Experiencing The Game Outside The Stadium

The most popular game-day activity is unquestionably tailgating. Outside the stadium and inside the parking lot, countless fans can be seen grilling burgers, playing bags and gearing up for the impending game.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Valparaiso author's new cookbook pays homage to Puerto Rican favorites

Valparaiso author's new cookbook pays homage to Puerto Rican favorites

Authentic Puerto Rican cooking is a lost art in the U.S. according to a Valparaiso cook-turned-cookbook author.

November 12, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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Polka-ing Around: Local DJ Dick Kamont keeping music and Polish roots alive and thriving

Polka-ing Around: Local DJ Dick Kamont keeping music and Polish roots alive and thriving

Dick Kamont finds polka music often plays second fiddle to mainstream music like rock, hip hop and pop.

November 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Former astronaut Jerry Ross talks to kids at museum about his lifelong love of space

Former astronaut Jerry Ross talks to kids at museum about his lifelong love of space

CHICAGO | More than 3,000 students, including some from Northwest Indiana classrooms, mingled Friday with Museum of Science and Industry scholars and officials who offered insight into growing fields in science.

October 04, 2013 10:00 pm Photos

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Scripted success: Chicago Street Theatre ready for 59th stage season

Scripted success: Chicago Street Theatre ready for 59th stage season

Being one season shy of a "Diamond Anniversary," the Chicago Street Community Theatre in Valparaiso is happy cast in the role of being one of the treasures for local stage entertainment in Northwest Indiana.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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NBA's Dwyane Wade tied-up with new line of neckties launching in Chicago

NBA's Dwyane Wade tied-up with new line of neckties launching in Chicago

Dwyane Wade cut down his share of basketball knots, but now, he's making his own.

September 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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NBA's Dwayne Wade tied-up with new line of neckties launching in Chicago

NBA's Dwayne Wade tied-up with new line of neckties launching in Chicago

Dwayne Wade, the All-Star guard for the Miami Heat and Chicagoland native, announced his collaboration with the Chicago-based Tie Bar to create a line of ties.

September 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Kernel of Truth: Valparaiso's Popcorn Fest celebrates 35th anniversary this weekend

Kernel of Truth: Valparaiso's Popcorn Fest celebrates 35th anniversary this weekend

The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival celebrates its 35th year Saturday, but the fun and activities dedicated to what still ranks as America's favorite snack are already starting.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Anniversary Applause: Towle Theater wrapping up 10th Season with 'Pursued By Happiness'

Anniversary Applause: Towle Theater wrapping up 10th Season with 'Pursued By Happiness'

After a decade of stage bows, the Towle Theater is firmly established in Northwest Indiana with not only a solid season subscriber base, but also programming that ranks as cutting edge rather than cutting teeth and learning the ropes about what attracts audiences.

August 29, 2013 11:30 pm Photos

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Purdue launches herb garden to promote healthy cooking

Purdue launches herb garden to promote healthy cooking

While no Scarborough Fair, Purdue University Calumet has plenty of parsley, sage and thyme.

August 03, 2013 9:20 pm Photos

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Musical Journey: Ross Summer Music Theatre celebrates 50 years with 'Les Mis' stage hit

Musical Journey: Ross Summer Music Theatre celebrates 50 years with 'Les Mis' stage hit

Despite the musical's title, Jerauld Reinhart, the man in the orchestra pit behind horn-rimmed glasses, will likely be beaming during this weekend's opening run of "Les Miserables," since the play denotes his 50th production of the Ross Summer Music Theatre in Merrillville.

July 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Inside and Out: Whiting Pierogi Fest 'filled' with fun, food and surprises hailing 19th year

Inside and Out: Whiting Pierogi Fest 'filled' with fun, food and surprises hailing 19th year

The Pierogi Fest, unfolding with trademark food and fun July 26-28 in downtown Whiting.

July 17, 2013 10:43 pm Video Photos

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