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Vet dished out food, 55-pound shells

Vet dished out food, 55-pound shells

Petty Officer 2nd Class Tom Donovan, of Portage, never set foot in Korea during the Korean War.

July 13, 2014 8:30 pm Video Photos

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Valpo School Board meets

VALPARAISO | Attorney David Hollenbeck began Thursday night’s Valparaiso School Board meeting by swearing in Karl Cender as a member after he was reappointed by the Valparaiso City Council at the end of June.

July 10, 2014 5:58 pm
Region puts seven on IHSBCA All-Star team

Region puts seven on IHSBCA All-Star team

As the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association released it's North All-Star roster and its All-State team, many area names looked familiar on both lists.

July 07, 2014 8:30 pm
Portage man spent nearly entire Korean War in captivity

Portage man spent nearly entire Korean War in captivity

For Elliott Sortillo, 79, of Portage, fighting in the Korean War meant fighting for survival. He was a prisoner of war for 30 months, nearly the entire war.

June 29, 2014 7:00 pm Video Photos

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Fans mark 5th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death

Fans mark 5th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death

It's been five years since Michael Jackson died, yet his career is more alive than it has been in decades.

June 24, 2014 7:06 pm Photos

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Bears' long snapper Patrick Mannelly announces retirement after 16 seasons

Bears' long snapper Patrick Mannelly announces retirement after 16 seasons

LAKE FOREST | There comes the time when every pro athlete must walk away from the game he loves.

June 20, 2014 6:30 pm

Greater Works Ministries sets summer food program

HAMMOND | Greater Works Ministries is participating in the summer food service program, in which free meals are made available to those meeting qualifications.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am
IU Northwest names Kris Schnatz as new men's basketball coach

IU Northwest names Kris Schnatz as new men's basketball coach

GARY | After four months of searching for the right candidate to lead the men's basketball program at Indiana University Northwest, the RedHawks have found their man right on campus.

June 18, 2014 5:30 pm

Southbound Dan Ryan reopens after crash

CHICAGO | The southbound lanes of Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway were reopened Tuesday night after a bus carrying 38 special-needs adults was involved in a crash with a semitrailer.

June 03, 2014 6:41 pm

Sonar search to resume Monday for Chicago man missing in Lake Michigan

MICHIGAN CITY | Indiana conservation officers plan to resume an underwater sonar search Monday for a Chicago man who went missing Saturday night in Lake Michigan north of Mount Baldy.

June 01, 2014 5:15 pm

Ill. lawmaker to call gambling expansion plan in fall

SPRINGFIELD | Plans to expand gambling in Illinois were put on hold Friday when the backer of legislation proposing new casinos said he wouldn't call the measure for a vote until he resolved lingering issues and had key support.

May 30, 2014 11:25 am
Kostka's Korean War role was entertaining — literally

Kostka's Korean War role was entertaining — literally

Many Korean War veterans can say they saw Marilyn Monroe perform there in a slinky purple sequin dress.

May 25, 2014 7:00 pm Video Photos

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Ex-clerk pleads guilty to stealing more than $650K from Burnham

CHICAGO | A 70-year-old former village clerk has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $650,000 from Burnham, spending much of it at Indiana casinos.

May 22, 2014 2:34 pm
Illinois man contracts MERS virus after contact with Munster patient

Illinois man contracts MERS virus after contact with Munster patient

Federal health officials said an Illinois business associate of a man treated for MERS in Indiana earlier this month has tested positive for the disease but shows no signs of illness, NBC5 is reporting.

May 17, 2014 4:37 pm Video
Seton Volleyball League concludes fourth season

Seton Volleyball League concludes fourth season

SOUTH HOLLAND | This is why they call it "volley" ball.

May 12, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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ILLINOIS PREP NOTES: Beecher's Johnson commits to Loyola

ILLINOIS PREP NOTES: Beecher's Johnson commits to Loyola

Beecher's Taylor Johnson has been spectacular thus far in her freshman season, leading the Times No. 1 Ladycats in home runs (10), triples (3), doubles (10) and RBIs (46) while hitting an astounding .618.

May 01, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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ILLINOIS PREP NOTES: Inconstency, lack of effort hurting T.F. soccer team

ILLINOIS PREP NOTES: Inconstency, lack of effort hurting T.F. soccer team

After Tuesday night's 3-1 loss to Argo, the Thornton Fractional girls soccer team fell to 5-5 overall and 4-3 in South Suburban Blue play. As its record indicates, consistency has been a problem for the United.

April 24, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a new study said.

April 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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ILLINOIS PREP NOTES: Illinois Lutheran to host baseball tourney

ILLINOIS PREP NOTES: Illinois Lutheran to host baseball tourney

The T.F. North and T.F. South baseball teams play their annual game under the lights when the District 215 rivals square off at 7 p.m. today at the U.S. Steel yard in Gary.

April 17, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Indiana graduation rates unchanged from 2012

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education says the state's high school graduation rates from 2013 are virtually the same as from the year before.

April 16, 2014 10:55 am Related
ILLINOIS PREP NOTES: IFCA Halll induction has local flavor

ILLINOIS PREP NOTES: IFCA Halll induction has local flavor

They are two recognizable surnames that are well known in Illinois prep football circles.

April 10, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Body pulled from Porter lake identified as missing Michigan doctor

Body pulled from Porter lake identified as missing Michigan doctor

PORTER | The body recovered Sunday from Lake Charles in Porter has been identified as Teleka Patrick, 30, of Kalamazoo, Mich., who went missing Dec. 6.

April 09, 2014 6:38 pm Photos

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Jury finds businessman guilty of killing wife, a T.F. North grad

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. | Jurors in suburban Chicago have found businessman Allan Kustok guilty of killing his wife, Anita "Jeanie" Kustok, in September 2010.

March 11, 2014 3:55 pm
Dozens of same-sex couples get marriage licenses in Illinois

Dozens of same-sex couples get marriage licenses in Illinois

CHICAGO | More than 80 same-sex couples  — including couples from Gary and DeMotte — have gotten marriage licenses in Cook County, including some from other Illinois counties who apparently didn't want to wait until gay marriage becomes legal statewide on June 1.

February 25, 2014 1:00 pm

Jail escapee gets 41-month sentence

CHICAGO | A bank robber's escape with a cellmate from a high-rise Chicago lockup got him an additional three and a half years in federal prison.

February 24, 2014 4:04 pm
Asian carp bill would cost NWI economy

Asian carp bill would cost NWI economy

A member of Congress from Michigan has introduced a bill that would require separating Lake Michigan from the Mississippi River watershed in the Chicago area to block the path of Asian carp and other invasive species, which could cause an estimated loss of $1.9 billion to Northwest Indiana's…

February 05, 2014 5:30 pm
'I was always scared,' Korean War vet recalls

'I was always scared,' Korean War vet recalls

When Ray Dorulla was sailing to Korea, the seas were rough because of a hurricane.

February 02, 2014 5:45 pm Video Photos

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Lake effect snow hits region; Toll Road issues restrictions

Lake effect snow hits region; Toll Road issues restrictions

Northwest Indiana residents will experience deja vu as they wake up to snow and the threat of frigid wind chills. 

January 20, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Forest preserves start selling picnic permits online

CHICAGO | People who want to have a picnic in a Cook County forest preserve this year can now buy the necessary permits online.

January 02, 2014 5:45 pm
Marine survived close calls, even before reaching Korea

Marine survived close calls, even before reaching Korea

George Rosenbaum had some close calls in the Korean War, beginning with his trip to the Asian nation.

December 30, 2013 10:13 am Video
Teen boyfriend, brother in jail following Christmas slaying

Teen boyfriend, brother in jail following Christmas slaying

DOLTON | The boyfriend of a pregnant teen who was fatally shot last week and his brother remained in jail Sunday. 

December 29, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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YEAR IN REVIEW: Seton Academy brawls top 2013 local sports stories

YEAR IN REVIEW: Seton Academy brawls top 2013 local sports stories

1. Seton Academy boys basketball headlines news

December 28, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Affidavit: Suspect in slaying of former Lowell woman and her daughter had been fired

WESTFIELD, Ind. | Court documents say an Indianapolis man charged in connection with the downstate killings of a former Lowell woman and her adult daughter was angry about being fired by the woman's husband.

December 27, 2013 11:30 am
Pregnant Calumet City teen fatally shot; baby survives

Pregnant Calumet City teen fatally shot; baby survives

DOLTON | A 17-year-old pregnant girl died after being fatally shot on Christmas Day, but doctors were able to save her baby, police said.

December 26, 2013 10:04 pm Photos

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CHRISTMAS MEMORIES: Local athletes and coaches share their holiday memories, traditions

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES: Local athletes and coaches share their holiday memories, traditions

Each year, The Times sports staff asks some of our region athletes and coaches to recount their favorite holiday memories. Below are their responses.

December 24, 2013 2:45 pm Photos

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Chicago radio legend Larry Lujack dead at 73

Chicago radio legend Larry Lujack dead at 73

Larry Lujack, the self-proclaimed "superjock" who dominated Chicago radio airwaves for 20 years, has died.

December 19, 2013 11:45 am Photos

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Good Samaritan, teacher, struck and killed by traffic

Good Samaritan, teacher, struck and killed by traffic

CROWN POINT | Two people — a man who was married earlier in the day and a Hobart first-grade teacher — were struck and killed by traffic in Crown Point late Saturday night.

December 15, 2013 7:45 pm Photos

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Boyfriend charged in homicide of Lake Central grad

Boyfriend charged in homicide of Lake Central grad

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark. | The boyfriend of a one-time area woman who was killed nearly two years ago was charged in the homicide. 

November 25, 2013 5:15 pm Photos

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Free tribute concert for veterans on VU campus

The Times Media Co., Valparaiso University and One Region are co-sponsoring a free Veterans Day concert at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Center for the Arts on the Valparaiso University campus.

November 06, 2013 2:00 pm Related
South Holland family donates Chicago's official Christmas tree

South Holland family donates Chicago's official Christmas tree

CHICAGO | Chicago authorities say the city's official Christmas tree will be a 57-foot Colorado blue spruce from South Holland.

November 04, 2013 11:20 am

Chicago jail escapee pleads guilty

CHICAGO | A convicted bank robber has pleaded guilty to escaping from a high-rise Chicago lockup with a cellmate last year.

October 21, 2013 2:26 pm

CPSC honors its swimmers

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Swim Club finished 24th at the Age-Group State Championships and ninth at the Senior State Championships during the summer season, which saw the club set 30 meter individual team records and 13 yard individual team records.

October 04, 2013 10:00 pm

Crete Bulldogs take two from Panthers

The Crete Bulldogs youth football program took two out of the three scored games against the MidCrest Panthers on Sept. 21.

October 04, 2013 10:00 pm
C.P. Emergency Management vehicles will display new logo

C.P. Emergency Management vehicles will display new logo

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Emergency Management Department vehicles will display new logos after approval Wednesday by the Board of Public Works and Safety.

September 26, 2013 12:05 am
RailCats GM, Highland native leaves team

RailCats GM, Highland native leaves team

The RailCats are searching for a new general manager after Highland native Kevin Spudic announced his resignation from the team Monday.

September 23, 2013 5:12 pm

Retired Cal City cop’s son accused in Michigan state trooper slaying

The son of a retired Calumet City police officer faces a murder charge in connection with the shooting death of a Michigan State Police trooper.

September 13, 2013 8:30 pm
Coats urges clear goals, answers on Syria

Coats urges clear goals, answers on Syria

Hours before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 10-7 in support of a U.S. strike against Syria, U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., expressed his reservations about it.

September 04, 2013 5:30 pm Video

Third annual Pet Fest in the Park, from Wags to Whiskers

LAPORTE | LaPorte County Parks and the LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter have joined forces to host its third annual Pet Fest in the Park from Wags to Whiskers at Luhr County Park, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. This event is free.

August 14, 2013 12:47 pm

Marian picks former Lisle, Immaculate Conception coach Dan Murray for girls hoops position

With an eye on repeating as IHSA Class 4A state champions, Marian Catholic has hired former Immaculate Conception and Lisle High School head coach Dan Murray.

August 12, 2013 4:00 pm

Two die after being pulled from Lake Michigan on Saturday

MICHIGAN CITY | A Lafayette, Ind., man who was hospitalized in critical condition after being pulled from Lake Michigan near Beverly Shores died Saturday.

July 28, 2013 12:30 pm
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