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Paul H. Douglas Center

Paul H. Douglas Center

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education in Gary.

41 minutes ago
Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk

Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk

Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk is the newest addition to the federal park, opening in October 2008. It is owned by the National Park Service and managed by the City of Portage.

1 hour ago
Barret Jackman, Vincent Lecavalier

Barret Jackman, Vincent Lecavalier

St. Louis Blues defenseman Barret Jackman, here reaching for the puck in a game against the Flyers earlier this month, was with the Blues' practice team when St. Louis beat the Blackhawks in the playoffs in 2002. “It’s been a good rivalry in the regular season with these guys and I expect no…

16 hours ago
Joel Quenneville

Joel Quenneville

Blackhawks' coach Joel Quenneville has a familiar message for his players going into the first round of the NHL playoffs against the Blues: simplicity. "The simpler we play, the more committed to playing that type of game, can play in our favor."

17 hours ago
Joel Quenneville

Joel Quenneville

Blackhawks' coach Joel Quenneville has a familiar message for his players going into the first round of the NHL playoffs against the Blues: simplicity. "The simpler we play, the more committed to playing that type of game, can play in our favor."

17 hours ago
Joel Quenneville

Joel Quenneville

Blackhawks' coach Joel Quenneville has a familiar message for his players going into the first round of the NHL playoffs against the Blues: simplicity. "The simpler we play, the more committed to playing that type of game, can play in our favor."

17 hours ago
John Pigatti, SSC basketball coach

John Pigatti, SSC basketball coach

South Suburban College head coach John Pigatti reacts to a play on the court during the 2013-14 season.

21 hours ago
Niklas Hjalmarsson, Brenden Morrow

Niklas Hjalmarsson, Brenden Morrow

St. Louis Blues forward Brenden Morrow is separated from the Blackhawks' defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson during a game on April 6. Morrow and other key Blues players are coming back from injury in time for the first round of playoffs against the Blackhawks.    

April 15, 2014 8:11 pm
Tony Smith, Homewood-Flossmoor girls basketball

Tony Smith, Homewood-Flossmoor girls basketball

Homewood-Flossmoor girls basketball coach Tony Smith talks to his team during a practice at the school.

April 15, 2014 5:55 pm
Steve Kearney, Chesterton

Steve Kearney, Chesterton

Steve Kearney, right, will be retiring as Chesterton girls track coach after this season. Kearney is a Chesterton graduate and has spent his entire teaching and coaching career at the school.

April 15, 2014 2:23 pm
Jonathan Toews

Jonathan Toews

Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews will return to the lineup for the first round of playoffs against the Blues this week. He was hurt late in the regular season against the Penguins.

April 14, 2014 7:53 pm
Patrick Kane, Gabriel Bourque

Patrick Kane, Gabriel Bourque

Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane and Nashville Predators' Gabriel Bourque battle for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago last month. Kane said Monday that he's ready to return to the lineup for the playoffs after a late-season injury sidelined him.

April 14, 2014 7:46 pm
Ashtyn Kapovich, T.F. South softball

Ashtyn Kapovich, T.F. South softball

T.F. South's Ashtyn Kapovich, left, has moved from shortstop to second base this season. She is the Rebels' leading hitter.

April 14, 2014 7:37 pm
E'Twaun Moore, Orlando Magic

E'Twaun Moore, Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic guard and former E.C. Central and Purdue star E'Twaun Moore takes a shot during a game between the Magic and Washington Wizards on Friday.

April 14, 2014 7:32 pm
You can help over 50 local nonprofits in 24 hours on May 6

You can help over 50 local nonprofits in 24 hours on May 6

Following the success of GIVE Day in 2012and 2013, the Foundation is hosting Give Local Porter County on May 6, to raise funds for 52 local nonprofits. To give on this one-day only, visit givelocalportercounty.org. Pictured, Porter County Community Foundation Vice President Brenda Sheetz, se…

April 14, 2014 12:00 am
Las Vegas Showgirls of "Jubillee!" at Bally's Las Vegas Casino and Hotel

Las Vegas Showgirls of "Jubillee!" at Bally's Las Vegas Casino and Hotel

Las Vegas' answer to the famed Radio City Music Hall Rockettes are the Showgirls of "Jubillee!" at Bally's Las Vegas Casino and Hotel for 35 years of Sin City kicks.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am
Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of the social network service Facebook, speaks during a panel session at the 41st annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland. It's been a year since Sheryl Sandberg came out with "Lean In," her best-selling manifesto for wo…

April 13, 2014 7:30 am
Ray's take vegetables to Valpo food pantry

Ray's take vegetables to Valpo food pantry

Most beginner gardeners should be successful at growing hybrid tomato plants, some root vegetables and greens. Here, Audrey Carrillo, front, and sister Caroline of Chesterton collect vegetables and fruits from their home garden in Chesterton before taking them to the Valparaiso food pantry.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am
Martha Raye, center, with husband David Rose, left, and gossip columnist Jimmy Fidler and wife Kay

Martha Raye, center, with husband David Rose, left, and gossip columnist Jimmy Fidler and wife Kay

Martha Raye, center, and her second husband (of seven) David Rose, left, announce news of their wedding to gossip Columnist Jimmy Fidler and his wife, Kay, in 1938. Composer Rose left Ray in 1941 to marry Judy Garland.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am
Vegetables

Vegetables

Greens like lettuce and Swiss chard are fairly easy for beginner gardeners to plant from a seed and grow.

April 11, 2014 8:30 pm
Lawmakers question auto insurance rate factors

Lawmakers question auto insurance rate factors

A 2014 Subaru Forester goes through a crash test conducted to test safety in small sport utility vehicles. The Forester was highly rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The state of New York is questioning what leads to some high auto insurance rates.

April 11, 2014 5:57 pm
Illini won't name QB, but eyes are on Lunt

Illini won't name QB, but eyes are on Lunt

Quarterback Wes Lunt brings a skill set and a pedigree that Illinois hasn't seen in a while. The tall, strong-armed quarterback sat out last season after transferring from Oklahoma State.

April 11, 2014 5:07 pm
Golson eager to return to field for spring game

Golson eager to return to field for spring game

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson admits to being a bit jittery at the first day of spring practice last month after being suspended from school last fall for academic impropriety.

April 11, 2014 3:28 pm
Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny

Adelyn Miller, 4, of Cedar Lake, gets a hug from the Easter Bunny during  a past Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in Lowell. Appearances by the Easter Bunny are often on the agenda for various Easter brunches.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am
Schererville hosts final fundraiser for Perry Ferrini Dog Park

Schererville hosts final fundraiser for Perry Ferrini Dog Park

Evan Mitchell and Stephanie Ferrini, foreground, are led by their caped crusader Checkers on a Halloween dog walk fundraiser at Perry Ferrini Dog Park. Perry Ferrini, a former councilman and Town Council president, was active in many civic organizations. He died in 2009 at age 52. A final fu…

April 09, 2014 12:00 am
Ill. House OKs Chicago pension overhaul

Ill. House OKs Chicago pension overhaul

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel testifies in May 2012 during the House Committee Hearing on Personnel and Pensions at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am
Bob Padjen, T.F. South defensive coordinator

Bob Padjen, T.F. South defensive coordinator

T.F. South defensive coordinator Bob Padjen, center, will be inducted into the Illinois Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Saturday.

April 08, 2014 10:57 pm
Jordan Lynch, Dae'Shaun Hurley

Jordan Lynch, Dae'Shaun Hurley

Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch, left, runs over Ball State safety Dae'Shaun Hurley for a 16-yard touchdown during the second half of a Nov. 13, 2013 game in DeKalb. Lynch has a workout with the bears on April 18.

April 08, 2014 10:17 pm
Jeanne Colin, T.f. South badminton player and exchange student

Jeanne Colin, T.f. South badminton player and exchange student

T.F. South badminton player Jeanne Colin watches her return of an opponent's serve as doubles partner Brittany Arreola looks on at the Shepard Invitational. Colin is an exchange student from Dijon, France and played tennis in the fall.

April 08, 2014 9:16 pm
Chris Colabello, Kurt Suzuki

Chris Colabello, Kurt Suzuki

Minnesota Twins' Chris Colabello is congratulated by Kurt Suzuki after Colabello scored on a single by Jason Kubel in the third inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Colabello leads the American League in RBIs.

April 08, 2014 7:55 pm

Chris Colabello

Minnesota Twins' Chris Colabello runs the bases after hitting a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar during the first inning of a recent game. Colabello leads the American League in RBIs through seven games.

April 08, 2014 7:57 pm
Chris Colabello

Chris Colabello

Minnesota Twins' Chris Colabello bats against Cleveland last Sunday. Colabello leads the American League in RBIs through seven games.

April 08, 2014 7:52 pm
Teuvo Teravainen

Teuvo Teravainen

Blackhawks rookie Teuvo Teravainen skates during the first period of a game against the Dallas Stars last month. Teravainen has spent the last three games on the bench as Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville pushes for points as playoffs approach.

April 07, 2014 8:08 pm
NCAA Championship Final Four Maryland Notre Dame Basketball

NCAA Championship Final Four Maryland Notre Dame Basketball

Notre Dame guard Kayla McBride celebrates a goal against Maryland during the semifinal game against Maryland in the Final Four of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament on Sunday. Once benched for poor academic performance, McBride has helped to lead the Irish to tonight's NCAA title…

April 07, 2014 7:32 pm
Britain Obit Kate O'Mara

Britain Obit Kate O'Mara

British actress Kate O'Mara, best known for her role in the 1980s soap opera "Dynasty," has died at the age of 74. She died Sunday, March 30, 2014, in a nursing home in southern England after a short illness.

April 07, 2014 11:02 am
Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney, seen here in this May 1987 file photo, died April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood home. He was 93.

April 07, 2014 10:36 am
Final leg of Enbridge reconstruction project to resume in May

Final leg of Enbridge reconstruction project to resume in May

The final leg of the Enbridge Line 6B reconstruction project is set to resume in Michigan in May. The Indiana portion of the reconstructed line which runs from the Griffith facility, seen here, to Sarnia, Ontario in Canada, is already complete.

April 07, 2014 7:59 am
Wrigley Field opens 100th anniversary season

Wrigley Field opens 100th anniversary season

Wrigley Field in Chnicago sports large numerals celebrating the iconic park's 100th anniversary The season long celebration of the anniversary begins with a visit from an old friend. Former Cubs first baseman Ryne Sandberg, now a manager, brings his Philadelphia Phillies to take on the Cubs today.

April 03, 2014 6:22 pm
Breanna Stewart

Breanna Stewart

Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart was selected to The Associated Press women's basketball All-America team, released Tuesday.

April 03, 2014 6:12 pm
Sawyer Garden Fertilizer

Sawyer Garden Fertilizer

There are many fertilizers and other lawn and garden care treatment options from which to choose. Local experts recommend organic gardening materials that are plant or animal based and are safer for pets and children.

April 03, 2014 9:30 am
Cooking Class

Cooking Class

Alexander Yadron, 8, of Crown Point cuts green pepper with help from chef Jason Delgado during a Lil Chef's Cooking Class at the Crown Point Civic Center. Getting kids involved in the kitchen may help them be more flexible with trying new foods.

April 03, 2014 8:00 am
Teaching Garden

Teaching Garden

Milka Atchley, from ArcelorMittal's Burns Harbor, plants celery with South Haven Elementary School kindergarten student, Hunter Reid, 6, last spring as part of the school's Teaching Garden.

April 03, 2014 7:30 am
Beecher wounded Warrior

Beecher wounded Warrior

Beecher girls soccer players along with current and former military members and their families are shown at last year's "Shoot for the Troops" game. Beecher will host its third annual fundraiser on April 17 when it plays Wilmington. All proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Fund.

April 01, 2014 6:45 pm
Marc-Andre Fleury, Olli Maatta, Patrick Sharp

Marc-Andre Fleury, Olli Maatta, Patrick Sharp

Penguins' Olli Maatta clears a loose puck from in front of goalie Marc-Andre Fleury before Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp can get his stick on it in the third period of Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh. Though his scoring has dropped off recently, Sharp has 30 goals on the season, his fourth 3…

April 01, 2014 6:02 pm
Marko Boricich shuts down Neuqua Valley in 2013 Class 4A semiifinal

Marko Boricich shuts down Neuqua Valley in 2013 Class 4A semiifinal

Mount Carmel pitcher Marko Boricich celebrates his 8-0 shutout over Neuqua Valley in a 2013 IHSA Class 4A semifinal at Silver Cross Field in Joliet. Boricich, a Penn State recruit, is one of the top returning players for coach Brian Hurry.

April 01, 2014 5:35 pm
Dying Munster woman asking court to recognize her same-sex marriage

Dying Munster woman asking court to recognize her same-sex marriage

Munster resident Niki Quasney speaks in May about her ongoing battle with ovarian cancer as her partner Amy Sandler and daughter Asher stand nearby. Quasney and Sandler are asking a federal judge to compel Indiana to recognize their marriage before Quasney dies.

March 31, 2014 3:41 pm
GM, safety agency face Congress over recalls

GM, safety agency face Congress over recalls

File-This photo taken Jan. 23, 2014, shows General Motors CEO Mary Barra addressing the media during a roundtable meeting with journalists in Detroit. Barra will be asked by two Congressional subcommittees why it took GM a decade to recall cars with faulty ignition switches that the company …

March 31, 2014 6:53 am
FDA Antibiotics

FDA Antibiotics

Poults raised without the use of antibiotics are seen at David Martin's turkey farm, in Lebanon, Pa. Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday, Ma…

March 30, 2014 8:00 am
Etiquette Expert Amy Vanderbilt at Tea Time 1956

Etiquette Expert Amy Vanderbilt at Tea Time 1956

Amy Vanderbilt pouring "a proper cup" of tea in 1956.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Winter, age add stress to water pipes

Winter, age add stress to water pipes

A 2011 water main break at Columbus Drive and Alder Street in East Chicago left the entire city without water service.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
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