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Jerry Lynn Ross, a retired a U.S. Air Force officer and former NASA astronaut, will be inducted May 3 into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame near Orlando, Fla.
A proposed Town of Winfield Pedestrian and Bicycle Route Plan has been approved by the Town Council. Funding from the federal Creating Livable Communities program is being sought by the town to help pay for the creation of a more detailed plan.
Runners set off in last year's inaugural Tri Kappa Dash 5K Run/Walk. This year's race will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Lake Central High School Freshman Center in St. John.
Members of a regional construction trade group said Friday they hope their new training center serves as a sign that Northwest Indiana contractors will remain committed to making safety performan
Indiana journalism claim-to-fame Ernie Pyle, who wrote his column from field during World War II, was killed in the line of duty.
Design renderings for enhancements along the Erie Lackawanna bike trail in Crown Point show a red-roofed picnic shelter and decorative green space as well as a paved lot to replace existing parking on bare ground near the Summit Street entrance to the trail.
4-H Junior Leaders supervise cupcake decorating at the Mini 4-H Cabin Fever Party. Junior Leaders have a variety of responsibilities outside of regular 4-H tasks.
Bishop Noll junior Matt Sandoval knocks in the game-winning run over Wheeler on Saturday, May 26
FAITH IN FILM - - Ernest Borgnine, Louise Fletcher and Fred Thompson lead an all-star cast in the movie "The Genesis Code," which opened in late 2010 and is now available on DVD.
Orphius Waite, right, battles Michael Walker in a co-main event middleweight bout during the Radisson Rumble II held March 30 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza. The fight ended in a draw.
This map shows where registered sex offenders live in Porter County.
See where your favorite vendors are located at this year's Chicago Auto Show.
An earlier photo shows Abraham Sandler with his daughter, Beverly. Founded by Holocaust survivor, Abraham Sandler in February 1962, Sandler's Shoes in Lansing celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Abraham Sandler passed away in 2005.
A small, yet festively decorated dining room, was one of the favorite gathering places of families and friends celebrating the holidays in the Chicago Pullman Neighborhood. The 16th Annual Pullman Holiday Home tour offers a glimpse into the communities historical traditions. (Provided Image)
While machines have made chocolate faster to produce and cheaper to buy, cacao farming itself remains basically unaltered.
A rendering shows what Lake Central High School would look like after improvements. The building would undergo extensive demolition if the plan is approved.
Chef Michael Taus uses an elegant and creative flair for every course presentation at his popular restaurant Zealous in Chicago.
Ophiuchus is the 13th astrological symbol of horoscope signs, which was eliminated centuries ago by the ancient Babylonians in favor of a simpler 12 sign chart. The symbol, which can be traced to the star patterns in the sky, is represented by a man holding a serpent.
'No Two Alike: The Art and Obsession of Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley' features the magical world of snow crystals -- or snowflakes as they are more commonly known -- as captured by Wilson A. Bentley (1865-1931) in the Atrium Gallery at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road…
Indianapolis blogger Terry Burns created what he calls "Ballard Bucks" to poke at Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and what Burns considers Ballard's lack of ideas for increased economic growth.
"Disney Baby: Squeaky Clean" ($6.99 Disney Press)
Hyperion Books, $14.99, Ages 11 and older "Blue Bloods: Keys to the Repository" by Melissa De La Cruz
Disney Press, $14.99, Ages 3 and older "Disney Princesses: Dress-Up Sticker Activity Book" by Disney Editors
The ladies of the touring stage show 4 Girls 4, Rosemary Clooney (left), Rose Marie, Margaret Whiting and Helen O'Connell exchange barbs with comedian Jonathan Winters at the Huntington Hartford Theatre in Hollywood.
Actor Justin Brill, who is currently on national tour in the cast of "Wicked," will host a workshop in Gary on Jan. 23, the final date of the "Wicked" run in Chicago.
Times Columnist Philip Potempa (right), is shown with his parents Chester and Peggy in front of their farm display of custom birdhouses crafted by Chester and Peggy's homemade jams and pickles, at the Touch of Elegance charity luncheon hosted by St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart, held at Ava…
Model Adrianne Curry, who originally hails from Joliet, Ill. and who is married to actor Christopher Knight, will host Bridal Expo 2011 at Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, Ill. on Jan. 23, 2011.
The exclusive provider of Avantair private plane service is the Piaggio Avanti aircraft, noted for a whisper-soft engine and luxurious interior.
Comedian John Leguizamo is eager to unveil the latest of his one-man comedy shows in Chicago for a two-week trial with audiences prior to opening in previews on Broadway in New York on Feb. 21. He said he's turned down repeated offers to appear on ABC's “Dancing with the Stars.”
Comedian John Leguizamo will test out his new one-man show in Chicago during early February at the Royal George Theatre before it heads to Broadway for previews starting Feb. 21.
Actor Corey Feldman will visit Chicagoland this week to host a series of screenings of his most popular films at Hollywood Blvd. Cinema in Woodridge, Ill. and Hollywood Palms in Naperville, Ill.
The Feast of the Three Kings is called Epiphany and Mardi Gras menu traditions in New Orleans include a sweet pastry called King Cake that features a baked charm inside one of the cake slices.
Oprah Winfrey's new cable network OWN will feature all original programming, including the series "Breaking Down the Bars," airing this summer and chronicling the lives of women living in an Indiana prison.
DK Publishing, $12.99, Ages 5 to 17 "Tangled: The Essential Guide" by Disney Editors
Source Books, $4.99, Ages 7 and up "Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman" by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross
HIT Entertainment, $14.98, Ages 2 to 5 "Thomas & Friends: The Lion of Sodor" by Lionsgate
Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook is unveiling the regional premiere of "Monty Python's Spamalot," opening in previews this weekend and running through March 6.
Accord Publishing, $9.99, Ages 3 to 5 "Oliver's First Christmas" by Kristin Valiant
Accord Publishing, $9.99, Ages 3 to 5 "Hanukkah" by Andrews McMeel Publishing
An artist sketch shows a depiction of an American Mastodon, which sported thick fur, unlike today's modern day elephants, to assure warmth from the cold of the Ice Age.
"Monty Python's Spamalot" opens Dec. 30 and plays until March 6 at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook, Ill. Win tickets for dinner and the show by tuning in at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to the Lakeshore Drive radio show on 89.1 FM.
The Stretch Armstrong Toy was created by Kenner in 1976 and was an immediate Christmas season hit. A big screen 3-D movie by Universal Pictures starring actor Taylor Lautner in the title role is planned for a 2012 release.
Shoppers who purchase $52 or more of products from Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds perfume line during the 2010 holidays at Macy's receive a golden wristwatch with faux diamonds featuring Taylor's initials on the watch face.
Ken Varnes of Schererville is all smiles with his German friend Gitta Peragowitz of Arlington Heights, whose recipe for rum balls are an annual holiday gift.
"Santa's First Christmas" by Billie Upchurch $15 (AuthorHouse Publishing)
"Bob the Builder: The Golden Hammer" $9.98 HIT Entertainment
"The Night Before Christmas" by Clement C. Moore $12.95 (Sterling Publishing)
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