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The new owner of the shuttered State Line Energy plant in Hammond says he is not planning an industrial use for the lakefront site and is instead picturing boats, homes and bike paths.
Lake County Surveyor George Van Til takes a call from Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist as he watches the election returns come in during the 2012 general election. Van Til agreed to plead guilty Monday to federal charges of using his office's employees and resourced for political purposes.
After playing sparingly his first three years on Broadway, Andrean's Donovan Chandler has stepped up big time as a senior. Heading into today's Class 3A state championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium against Indianapolis Brebeuf, Chandler 41 receptions for 858 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Andrean quarterback Matt DeSomer has brought a lot of memories of 2004 state champion QB Tommy Finn. He wears the same number and will lead the 59ers to Friday's state championship game against Indianapolis Brebeuf. Finn led Andrean to a win over Heritage Hills in the '04 3A final.
Tyler WidemanSchool Lake CentralGrade:Sr.Height:6-7Stats: 15.1 ppg., 8.5 rpg., 2.1 bspg., 2.1 apg.Position: F/CNickname: Big CatColleges recruiting me: Committed to ButlerMy favorite basketball player, why: Kevin Durant, he's so smoothMy favorite pro/college team: Butler/OKCMy dream job: NBA…
Drew HackettSchool: MunsterGrade: Sr.Height: 6-2Stats: 12.5 ppg., 3.5 rpg., 2 apg., 2 spg.Position: GNickname: LennyColleges recruiting me: Committed to UICMy favorite basketball player, why: Stephen Curry because I like his style of playMy favorite pro/college team: Golden State Warriors/Du…
Larry CrislerSchool Bishop NollGrade:12Height:6'3Stats: 19.1 ppg., 8.7 rpg., 3.1 spg.Position:GNickname: Lar BearColleges recruiting me: Committed to Indiana for baseballMy favorite basketball player, why: Dirk Nowitzki: He did not have to join forces with another superstar to win a champion…
Arnold WilsonSchool: West SideGrade: Sr.Height: 6-2Stats: 18 ppg., 10 rpg.Position: GNickname: ManColleges recruiting me: IPFW, Wright StateMy favorite basketball player, why: LeBron James because he's an animalMy favorite pro/college team: SyracuseMy dream job: NBAMy No. 1 goal this season:…
A $17 million RDA matching grant for the Waterfront Revitalization Initiative in East Chicago will help fund the first phase of the work, which includes improvements at Jeorse Park Beach and the East Chicago Marina, shown here, as well as street and overpass work and demolition of vacant properties.
Bowman Academy coach Marvin Rea cheers his team on to victory in the 2010 IHSAA Class A State Championship.
E.C. Central's Daniel Flores kicks the game-winning extra point against New Prairie last Friday night in the Class 4A regional. The native of Mexico City helped his Cardinals advance to the Northern Semistate against Fort Wayne Dwenger today.
Munster's Nick Powell plays tight end but has the biggest impact at outside linebacker, where he is tied for second in total tackles among team leaders.
Andrean's Trevor Berg eludes Calumet defenders in a Class 3A sectional game. Beg has 20 touchdowns for the 59ers as they head into the regional against Jimtown.
Andrean's Matt DeSomer passes against Calumet in postseason. The 59ers will play their final game this season in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Name: Trina ColemanSchool: Morgan TownshipGrade: SeniorPosition: PGNickname: TreeColleges recruiting me: The University of Saint FrancisMy favorite basketball player, why: Kobe Bryant, he's incredibly athletic and dominates whoever he's up against.My favorite pro team: L.A. LakersMy No. 1 go…
Victoria GainesSchool: MerrillvilleGrade: JuniorPosition: G/FNickname: CoCoColleges recruiting me/where I've committed: committed to Michigan StateMy favorite basketball player, why: Ella Delle DonneMy favorite pro/college team: Women’s Michigan StateMy dream job: Athletic trainer/physical t…
Citlali LopezSchool: WhitingGrade: SeniorPosition: GNickname: CiCiColleges recruiting me/where I've committed: not yetMy favorite basketball player, why: Skylar Diggins, she works hard to be the best and that she plays phenomenal basketball, she works even harder, she's competitive and shows…
Brianna BlackwellSchool: WhitingGrade: SeniorPosition: PGNickname: Bri, Brizzzle, Breezy WeezyColleges recruiting me/where I've committed: Committed to IUSBMy favorite basketball player, why: Derrick Rose, because he is so humble and such a good leaderMy favorite pro/college team: BullsMy dr…
Munster's Zack Pickett runs against Morton during the regular season. With last Friday's bye in Class 5A Sectional 9, Pickett was able to see his father's Griffith team win its sectional opener. Jim Pickett only sees his son play one game a year, when Munster plays his Panthers.
Bowman Academy's James Taylor is in his third season as the Eagles' running back. He had a big game in Bowman's win over River Forest in the Class 2A sectional opener on Friday.
Illinois-Chicago's Hayden Humes, a Valparaiso High School grad, left, is playing his final collegiate season.
T.F. South's Maggie Sloan makes a shot on the first hole at the Class AA Homewood-Flossmoor Sectional on Monday. Sloan is making her second straight trip to the state finals.
Munster coach Leroy Marsh started coaching in Indiana in 1973, the first year of the state tournament, which had 12 total teams in three classes. Marsh is excited as the 41st tournament's pairings were announced, with a sixth class being added and his Mustangs now in the more competitive Class 5A.
David M. Limardi leads a Shared Ethics Advisory Commission supervisor training session in April at Centennial Park in Munster. "Create models and implement them to reform and improve local government" tied for seventh place on the One Region list of priorities, with 3 percent of participants…
As Brytnie Jones, right, looks on, Jackie Carter helps her daughter Angelnet Byrom, 6, pick out a book at at Gary's Night Out Against Crime on Aug. 6. "Improve reality and perception of public safety through community involvement and other crime prevention programs" ranked third on the One R…
An Allegiant Airlines' flight out of Gary/Chicago International Airport is backed away from the terminal in August. "Expand the Gary/Chicago International Airport" tied for seventh place on the One Region list of priorities, with 3 percent of participants in a recent summit voting for it.
Elliott Dickinson assists fourth-grader Destiny Gonzalez with a math problem at Central Elementary School in Portage during a lull in ISTEP testing April 30. "Refocus the direction of school improvement" ranked 10th on the One Region list of priorities, with less than 1 percent of participan…
Young children play and learn at the Geminus Head Start St. Mark's Site in Gary. "Advocate and fund early education" was atop the One Region list of priorities, with 25 percent of participants in a recent summit voting for it.
An Allegiant Airlines' flight out of Gary/Chicago International Airport is backed away from the terminal in August.
Three-year-old Tyler Todd was born with a rare congenital defect where his heart was outside his chest. He is seen watching a movie with his mother, Chandra, in 2003 following delicate operations.
Tyler Todd, 3, watches "Finding Nemo" in New Chicago with is mother in 2003. After surviving numerous surgeries for his heart, Tyler died unexpectently on Thursday at his home in Tennessee. He was 13.
Three-year-old Tyler Todd was born with a rare congenital defect where his heart was outside his chest. He died Thursday at the age of 13.
Munster's Alex Del Rio bats during the Crossroads Series this summer at U.S. Steel Yard. Del Rio will take his talents to Missouri after he graduates in the spring.
Frank Podkul celebrates the career of former Bishop Noll football coach Jerry Vlasic as emcee at a special tribute Sept. 28, 2012, at Noll. Podkul, an assistant coach on Noll's 1989 Class 3A state championship football team, became the athletic director at Andrean, where he won two state sof…
Illiana's Nick Fiene finished first at the Crown Point Invitational in August. Most recently, was fifth at the First to the Finish Invitational in Peoria.
Valparaiso's Grace Withrow heads the ball down the field during a match with Withrow is the Times 2013 Player of the Year.
Although vaccines may seem like a routine concept, physicians worry that they are losing their importance in the mind of parents. Keeping children up-to-date with vaccines is still important now more than ever.
Six-year-old Dylan Thomas of Villa Park, IL gets to know his new buddy "Tallulah" at the Porter County Animal Shelter Be Kind to Animals event at the Porter County Expo Center. Children can get involved with giving back in ways they understand like helping out at animal shelters.
Portage's Chris Klenk bats for Team Indiana against Ohio in the Crossroads Series this summer at U.S. Steel Yard. Klenk , who timed 6.46 in the 60-yard dash in the skills portion of the event, has verbally committed to play for the University of Cincinnati.
Portage's Chris Klenk dives back to first base in a game against Lake Central last season. Klenk, who helped Portage win its first sectional title since 1995, has verbally committed to play for the University of Cincinnati.
The city of East Chicago is vigorously pursuing its proposal for a new $400 million shipping port on Lake Michigan. The port would be located on the east side of the peninsula jutting out into Lake Michigan, where many of ArcelorMittal's steel-making facilities are located.
New homes are shown under construction in August at The Gates of St. John. Housing and construction market is also on a comeback and the acceleration is continuing, said Jeff Korzenik, chief investment strategist at Fifth Third Bank.
West Side's Lonnie Johnson verbally committed to play football at Ohio State. He has been a shining example of what can happen for an inner city football program in a sport dominated by the suburbs. But this summer two of Johnson's friends were shot and killed in the mean streets of his home…
Colin Richter hopes to lead the Mustangs to their state-leading 33rd consecutive sectional championship and ninth straight regional title this season.
The first guests arrive for a tour of Schererville's new community center in June. The new community center will allow expanded programming at the town's parks.
Allegiant Airlines' last flight out of Gary/Chicago International Airport is backed away from the terminal in August. Airport consultant John Clark's efforts to expand Allegiant airline's Gary service by adding St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport as a destination yielded no resul…
The U.S. Steel Yard is shown from an aerial view in 2011.
Kathy Cortopassi demonstrates captioning for a business networking event last year in Merrillville. Cortopassi is president of Voice to Print Captioning LLC, a business that provides instant and verbatim real-time closed captioning, post-production captioning, in-person captioning, remote ca…
Kathy Cortopassi, president of Voice to Print Captioning LLC, is competing against four others for a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Fastest Court Reporter.
Stores are stocking up on school supplies for the coming year. A close look at students' school supply list will help parents make sure their children are fully prepared for the new year.
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