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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

South sweeps the North on first day of IHSBCA All-Star weekend

A total of 14 Division I players and air-tight pitching was a key for the South in Saturday's IHSBCA North-South All-Star weekend at Wabash College.

July 13, 2013 8:30 pm
RAILCATS: Reliever Clay Zavada's contract purchased by Padres

RAILCATS: Reliever Clay Zavada's contract purchased by Padres

The contract of RailCats closer Clay Zavada was purchased by the San Diego Padres on Tuesday and he will report to their double-A affiliate in San Antonio, the team said in a release.

July 03, 2013 9:36 am
Man Thrives in OE’s OutSource Solutions Program

Man Thrives in OE’s OutSource Solutions Program

VALPARAISO | David Evans began working at Opportunity Enterprises in the Outsource Solutions industrial services division in May, 2012, and currently works five days a week assembling piece work. Evans also participates in enrichment programs at OE including Community Integration and Assisti…

July 01, 2013 12:00 am
Ford recalls vehicles made at Chicago Assembly plant

Ford recalls vehicles made at Chicago Assembly plant

Ford is recalling just more than 13,000 Explorer, Taurus and Lincoln MKS cars and SUVs because the child safety locks might not work on the rear doors.

June 28, 2013 11:17 am Photos

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PNC class collects school supplies to take to Peru

PNC class collects school supplies to take to Peru

WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central students, along with students from Yost Elementary School in Porter, are donating a variety of school supplies to children in Chotuna, Peru.

May 30, 2013 12:00 am

ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: deSales' Hunt has monster day in regional opener

St. Francis deSales' Jensen Hunt had a big day in the Class A Morgan Park Academy Regional opener as the Pioneers pounded Holy Trinity 15-4 on Monday.

May 13, 2013 10:15 pm
RAILCATS: Former Japanese pitcher joins roster

RAILCATS: Former Japanese pitcher joins roster

The RailCats will be the first American home to right-handed pitcher Takahiro Matsuka, a reliever with Japanese Major League experience.

April 16, 2013 4:00 pm
Spring Kids Closet sale planned

Spring Kids Closet sale planned

VALPARAISO | The Porter County chapter of Mothers & More will again offer the public a chance to buy and sell gently used children's clothing, toys, and gear. This year’s spring Kids Closet sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon April 13 at the Butterfield Pavilion, corner of Evans and Calumet…

April 01, 2013 12:00 am

PNC rolls out an on-line degree-audit system for students

WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central now offers students another tool to help ensure their academic success - Degree Works. This is one of the student-centered programs PNC has available through its "Student Success the Purdue Way" initiative.

March 29, 2013 12:00 am
RailCats host May 2 open tryout, $50 fee

RailCats host May 2 open tryout, $50 fee

The RailCats will host their annual Open Player Tryout at U. S. Steel Yard on Thursday, May 2. The tryout costs $50, which must be paid in cash only on the day of the tryout. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. for position players and 11:30 a.m. for pitchers.

March 28, 2013 3:16 pm

WEDNESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Ill. lawmaker pushes IHSA to adopt tackle limits

A bill that would have required high school football teams to limit tackling in practices to one day a week didn't make it through the Illinois General Assembly. But its sponsor hopes the state's prep sports governing body adopts the measure aimed at concussion prevention.

March 27, 2013 10:00 pm
Valparaiso Family YMCA summer camp enrolling now

Valparaiso Family YMCA summer camp enrolling now

VALPARAISO | Get ready for a summer filled with field trips, swimming, sports and fitness, cooking, crafts and more. Registration is now open for preschool and school-age camp at the Valparaiso Family YMCA.

March 25, 2013 12:00 am
Warm Hearts = Warm Socks

Warm Hearts = Warm Socks

March 21, 2013 12:00 am

Kiwanis Easter Bunny Breakfast and Real Life Church Easter Egg Hunt planned

Since I’ve been writing this column some 11 years now I’ve met some very interesting people along the way. There are so many things I’ve discovered that go on behind the scenes in this great city by many faceless and nameless people. So many people volunteer their time, it’s hard to keep track.

March 20, 2013 12:00 am
CHS Japanese Olympiad teams win state championship

CHS Japanese Olympiad teams win state championship

CHESTERTON | Chesterton High School won the state championship in the second-year and third-year divisions and was runner-up in the fourth-year division at the Japanese Olympiad of Indiana on Saturday at Ball State University in Muncie.

March 16, 2013 5:30 pm
Pantry receives donation from Sons of the American Legion

Pantry receives donation from Sons of the American Legion

Members of the Portage Food Pantry Board wish to express their appreciation for the $1,000 donation from the Sons of the American Legion. In accepting the money, board members expressed that it was given at a much-needed time. With high gas, energy, and food costs, coupled with the impending…

March 13, 2013 12:00 am
Moretton becomes Eagle Scout

Moretton becomes Eagle Scout

VALPARAISO | Alan Moretton became an Eagle Scout in 2012 from Troop 907 based in Valparaiso.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am

'Let's get Crackin' today

VALPARAISO | Dr. Brian Hold is holding a Cracking Bones for Leanne fundraiser today from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 3 to 6:30 p.m. at Hoosier Chiropractor, 705 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso.

March 08, 2013 12:00 am
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