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Police deliver Easter to children following family tragedy

Police deliver Easter to children following family tragedy

Hammond firefighter Christine Graf places bunny rabbit ears on 7-year-old Victor Marquez as the community helped his family with Easter. His mother was killed in late March in what authorities described as domestic violence.

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Police deliver Easter to children following family tragedy

Police deliver Easter to children following family tragedy

On Easter, Hammond police and firefighters deliver Easter baskets, gifts and dinner to the family of Renata Garcia Marquez after a late-March tragedy involving her at her Hammond home.

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Police deliver Easter to children following family tragedy

Police deliver Easter to children following family tragedy

On Easter Sunday, the family of Renata Garcia Marquez get aboard Canadian National's Little Obie — a small train car — for a ride around the neighborhood. Garcia Marquez was killed in late March in what authorities deemed an act of domestic violence.

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Celebrating Easter

Celebrating Easter

St. Ann parishioners, from left, Mary Louise Mackenzie and Helen Ann Torres looks at the Risen Christ presentation in the church on Easter Sunday.

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Celebrating Easter

Celebrating Easter

St. Ann servers lead the procession into the early Easter Sunday Mass in Lansing.

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Lansing Culver's offers eggs to go

Lansing Culver's offers eggs to go

One-year-old Aiden Jackson colors as Kim Jackson looks on at the Culver's of Lansing restaurant's first Easter egg hunt on Saturday morning.

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Lansing Culver's offers eggs to go

Lansing Culver's offers eggs to go

Three-year-old Adrian Mercado picks up more eggs with Culver's mascot  Scoopie watching at the Easter egg hunt on Saturday morning sponsored by the Lansing restaurant.

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Kids enjoy games on day off

Kids enjoy games on day off

Kay Lagreene, left, and Aneiya Kyle turn the jump rope for Miko Robertson at the Calumet Memorial Park District program School's Out Fun Day on Friday morning in the gymnasium of the Sandridge Community Center in Calumet City.

April 19, 2014 12:00 am
Kids enjoy games on day off

Kids enjoy games on day off

Calumet Memorial Park District hosted School's Out Fun Day on Friday at The Sandridge Community Center. Recreational leader Raynaldo Watkins tosses the ball to one of 17 kids formed in a circle in the game called, "Catch It, Don't Catch It." If you don't catch the ball on the called "catch i…

April 19, 2014 12:00 am
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Fitness instructor Martha Sosa, right, announces that Lincoln Elementary School fifth-grader Pearl Westerlund was chosen as a grand prize winner of a national art contest promoting healthy eating. The announcement was during an assembly Monday at the school.

April 14, 2014 12:13 pm
Expo offers day of adventure, innovation

Expo offers day of adventure, innovation

Kids get ready to dig for nickels in a pile of sand dumped by an Ozinga truck Saturday at the 2014 Northwest Indiana Innovation Expo at the Jean Shepherd Community Center in Hammond.

April 12, 2014 5:22 pm
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Sara Young (from right) and Sherri Stutzman scrape and paint a white picket fence outside the Faith, Family, Future Center on Saturday morning in South Holland.

April 12, 2014 5:08 pm
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Volunteers (from left) Elizabeth Hart, Sara Young, Sherri Stutzman and Diane Hart scrape and paint a white picket fence outside the Faith, Family, Future Center on Saturday morning in South Holland.

April 12, 2014 5:08 pm
Whiting hosts Easter parade, bonnet contest

Whiting hosts Easter parade, bonnet contest

Bernice Hurd, far right, helps 8-year-old Jina Taus with her bonnet Saturday at the Whiting Easter parade and bonnet contest.

April 12, 2014 5:10 pm
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Six-year-old Alan Herrera decides which egg to pick up Saturday at the Calumet Memorial Park District Easter egg hunt.

April 12, 2014 5:07 pm
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Kids ages 3 to 9 years old dash for eggs Saturday at the Memorial Park Easter egg hunt. Calumet Memorial Park District hosted an Easter egg hunt Saturday at Memorial Park, Veterans Park, Sandridge Center and Burnham Park.

April 12, 2014 5:07 pm
T.F. South left fielder Justin Flores falls after a fly ball eludes her in the sixth inning against Tinley Park on Friday afternoon.

T.F. South left fielder Justin Flores falls after a fly ball eludes her in the sixth inning against Tinley Park on Friday afternoon.

T.F. South left fielder Justin Flores falls after a fly ball eludes her in the sixth inning against Tinley Park on Friday afternoon.

April 11, 2014 7:15 pm
T.F. South pitcher Devin Pieper, right, watches her teammates bat against Tinley Park on Friday afternoon.

T.F. South pitcher Devin Pieper, right, watches her teammates bat against Tinley Park on Friday afternoon.

T.F. South pitcher Devin Pieper, right, watches her teammates bat against Tinley Park on Friday afternoon.

April 11, 2014 7:14 pm
Tinley Park's Lexxi Lux is tagged out at third by T.F. South third baseman Sydney Harrison on Friday afternoon.

Tinley Park's Lexxi Lux is tagged out at third by T.F. South third baseman Sydney Harrison on Friday afternoon.

Tinley Park's Lexxi Lux is tagged out at third by T.F. South third baseman Sydney Harrison on Friday afternoon.

April 11, 2014 7:14 pm
T.F. South first baseman Sarah Kessler is jammed on a pitch by Tinley Park's Annalise Scott in the first inning Friday.

T.F. South first baseman Sarah Kessler is jammed on a pitch by Tinley Park's Annalise Scott in the first inning Friday.

T.F. South first baseman Sarah Kessler is jammed on a pitch by Tinley Park's Annalise Scott in the first inning Friday.

April 11, 2014 7:14 pm
T.F. South pitcher Devin Pieper delivers against Tinley Park on Friday afternoon.

T.F. South pitcher Devin Pieper delivers against Tinley Park on Friday afternoon.

T.F. South pitcher Devin Pieper delivers against Tinley Park on Friday afternoon.

April 11, 2014 7:13 pm
T.F. South pitcher Devin Pieper throws against Tinley Park on Friday afternoon.

T.F. South pitcher Devin Pieper throws against Tinley Park on Friday afternoon.

T.F. South pitcher Devin Pieper throws against Tinley Park on Friday afternoon.

April 11, 2014 7:13 pm
Back to business for Cal City Library

Back to business for Cal City Library

Emily Kenny, of ME4E, or Multidisciplinary Education for the Environment, leads children in making spring thunder noises while reading about what happens in spring Thursday in the reopened Youth Services area of the Calumet City Public Library.

April 05, 2014 12:00 am
Back to business for Cal City Library

Back to business for Cal City Library

Emily Kenny, of the Multidisciplinary Education for the Environment, lists the "things of spring" for children Thursday in the newly renovated Youth Services area at the Calumet City Public Library.

April 05, 2014 12:00 am
St. Ann students host 'Mini Mall' to learn about retail

St. Ann students host 'Mini Mall' to learn about retail

Saint Ann 5th-grader Ben Youich mans his Adopt a Rock booth at the Mini Mall event Thursday as shopper Murphy Barnun eyes an item called "Amar, the rock that likes to make silly faces."

April 03, 2014 4:24 pm
St. Ann students host 'Mini Mall' to learn about retail

St. Ann students host 'Mini Mall' to learn about retail

Saint Ann School 4th-grader Kiernan McSwiffan sets up her retail display, Kiernan and Murphy's Muffin Cones, at the Mini Mall Thursday. The Muffin Cones were filled with candy.

April 03, 2014 4:24 pm
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Cafe Borgia, located across from Centennial Park in Munster, serves authentic, upscale Italian food.

April 02, 2014 2:46 pm
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T.F. United defender Elizabeth Ramirez (4) kicks the ball against Tinley Park during a South Suburban Blue game on Tuesday afternoon.

April 01, 2014 6:59 pm
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T.F. United soccer midfielder Evelyn Salas plays against Tinley Park High School soccer defender Jenna Rivera on Tuesday afternoon.

April 01, 2014 6:59 pm
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T.F. United soccer midfielder Monica Munoz (6) plays against Tinley Park midfielder Stephanie Nichols during Tuesday's South Suburban Blue opener for both schools. Tinley Park won 2-0.

April 01, 2014 7:00 pm
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T.F. United soccer midfielder Monica Munoz (6) completes a header against Tinley Park High School soccer defense player Jenna Rivera on Tuesday afternoon.

April 01, 2014 7:00 pm
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T.F. United soccer midfielder Alexis Gonzalez (8) vies for the ball against Tinley Park midfielder Stephanie Nichols during the South Suburban Blue opener for both teams on Tuesday.

April 01, 2014 6:59 pm
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T.F. United midfielder Evelyn Salas (21) kicks the ball away from Tinley Park defender Jenna Rivera during Tuesday afternoon's South Suburban Blue opener for both teams.

April 01, 2014 7:00 pm
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T.F. United soccer defender Brianna Martin (17) battles for the ball with Tinley Park player Jenna Rivera on Tuesday afternoon. Tinley Park won the South Suburban Blue opener for both teams, 2-0.

April 01, 2014 7:00 pm
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T.F. United soccer midfielder Alexis Gonzalez vies for the soccer ball against Tinley Park's Jenna Rivera on Tuesday afternoon.

April 01, 2014 7:00 pm
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Randy Lynn Shea knits a pink vest for a stuffed brown bear Sunday at the Amvets Post No. 43 spring craft fair in Burnham.

March 30, 2014 5:43 pm
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Rosemary Blavin shows Nancy Gomez how she will place a dinosaur pin to a headband Sunday at the Amvets Post No. 43 spring craft fair in Burnham.

March 30, 2014 5:43 pm
Read to Me fans

Read to Me fans

Brittney Hillard, 8, places a corresponding paper picture of the animal as read by Vickey Arrigo, a FedEx volunteer, at the Hammond Public Library during the 1-2-3 Read to Me Story Time. The Lake Area United Way literacy program for Hammond students in kindergarten through third grade was fo…

March 29, 2014 3:49 pm
Lauren Chapin visits region to help support Israel

Lauren Chapin visits region to help support Israel

Lauren Chapin, who played the role of Kitten in the 1950s TV series "Father Knows Best," chats with members of the Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana. Chapin was in the region last weekend to help kick off a campaign to raise money to support Israel.

March 28, 2014 3:06 pm
Proponents of Southeast Metra line say project still on track

Proponents of Southeast Metra line say project still on track

Gov. Pat Quinn in 2011 signs into law House Bill 1644, establishing the Southeast Commuter Rail Transit District. Quinn, with 25 pens, started the signing of the bill at the South Holland Community Center surrounded by other South Suburban officials. Three years later, proponents of the Sout…

March 26, 2014 1:36 pm
Visible Music College prepares for opening in Lansing

Visible Music College prepares for opening in Lansing

Visible Music College, 3404 Lake Street in Lansing, is set to open in August in the former Village Hall building.

March 24, 2014 3:13 pm
Visible Music College prepares for opening in Lansing

Visible Music College prepares for opening in Lansing

Bill Snodgrass, director of operations for Visible Music College, points out a jail door that dates back to 1888. The building, once occupied by Lansing's first village hall, is being renovated to house the music school.

March 24, 2014 3:09 pm
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Christine Buik continues her Animals in Winter program on Saturday at the Calumet City Library with the showing of an iguana that has to stay warm (90 degrees) by keeping it wrapped in a blanket during her shows.

March 22, 2014 5:01 pm
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Using a coyote puppet, Christine Buik tells a Native American story in her Animals in Winter program on Saturday at the Calumet City library.

March 22, 2014 5:01 pm
South Shore Arts Party

South Shore Arts Party

Guests view the exhibit It's Only Rock and Roll, But I Like It, at South Shore Arts main exhibit hall in Munster in 2012.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Calumet Fisheries

Calumet Fisheries

Calumet Fisheries, co-owned by Mark Kotlick, is at the base of the 95th Street Bridge on Chicago's Southeast Side.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am
Tots learn ballet at Calumet Memorial Park District class

Tots learn ballet at Calumet Memorial Park District class

Candice Phelin places Kindle Kemple's foot to the second ballet position while Lakendra Frazier looks on Saturday during a Tot Ballet class at the Sandridge Community Center in Calumet City.

March 08, 2014 11:43 am
Tots learn ballet at Calumet Memorial Park District class

Tots learn ballet at Calumet Memorial Park District class

Candice Phelin leads Kindle Kemple, 3, left, and Lakendra Frazier, 4, in warmup exercises Saturday at the Sandridge Community Center. The Calumet Memorial Park District offers ballet classes for kids ages 3 and 4 from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Saturdays through April 5 at the Sandridge Community Center.

March 08, 2014 11:43 am
Event helps citizens enroll in health insurance

Event helps citizens enroll in health insurance

The Get Covered Illinois Road 2 Coverage statewide mobile tour made a stop at state Rep. Thaddeus Jones' office on Friday afternoon in Calumet City.

March 08, 2014 12:00 am
Event helps citizens enroll in health insurance

Event helps citizens enroll in health insurance

A local businessman, Tom Finch, left, talks with state Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, and Tiffany Hill, regional outreach coordinator for Get Covered Illinois Road 2 Coverage, next to the mobile tour van on Friday afternoon in Calumet City.

March 08, 2014 12:00 am
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