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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 is accused by the U.S. attorney's office of using public employees and equipment to do political work.
Using expanded polystyrene, workers construct a new bridge at the Gary/Chicago International Airport. Gov. Mike Pence on Friday also signed Senate Bill 585, thawing the Lake County property tax levy freeze, setting qualifications for Gary airport board members and providing for studies of re…
Mt. Carmel practices for an October game with Catholic League Blue rival St. Rita. The IHSA recently put limits on preseason practices.
Andrean coach Carson Cunningham led his 59ers to the Class 3A northern semistate. Cunningham, who will lose nine seniors to graduation, is interviewing for the head coaching job at Carroll College in Montana, an NAIA program.
Merrillville football coach Zac Wells was inducted into the St. Joseph’s College Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Thornton Fractional's Nicole Vega, left, has 43 goals this season for the United.
Water's Edge Gift & Garden Pond Center foreman Mike Wisniewski, left, helps Kerry Highsmith and Melissa Foss-Brown with their questions at the 2011 Garden and Pond Expo at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
An elaborate lighted pond display at the 2012 Waterscape Weekend Garden and Pond Expo at the Lake County Fairgrounds. This year's expo is set for April 27 and 28.
Jasper Williams with Jataryan Dejareaux in a Class 4A Sectional semifinal game between in March. Williams retired after 1- yuears and 27 people have applied for his job.
Chicago Marathon executive race director Carey Pinkowski, a Hammond High grad.
Tanner, left, and Emmitt Mitsch, of Lowell, are enthralled with an elaborate lighted pond display at last year's Waterscape Weekend Garden and Pond Expo at the Lake County Fairgrounds. This year's expo is set for April 27 and 28.
The Northwest Family Services day care facility in Hammond recently appealed revocation of its child care center license. The Indiana Bureau of Child Care revoked Northwest Family Services' license in March after state inspectors found 117 violations, state records show.
Portage's Kiley Jones is 4-2 overall with a 1.11 ERA. She has 41 strikeouts in 38 innings this season.
Portage's Kiley Jones gets congratulated for a home run against Chesterton this season, the first of the Indians sophomore's career.
Chesterton's Mallory McKee, right, hits a leadoff home run against Portage on Tuesday.
Bowman coach Marvin Rea holds the state Class A championship trophy after the 2010 finals. His Eagles are making their third trip to state this Saturday and will play for the 2A finals.
Cristina Calvillo from Tricoco University of Beauty Culture helps 7-year-old Alexa Regalada pick out feathers for her hair at the Midwest Zest Fest last September.
Andrean's Skyler Moss pulls down a rebound over Plymouth's Kyser McCrammer in Saturday's Class 3A Plymouth Regional championship game. The 59ers won in overtime and will take their tough-minded game to Huntington North today to play Fort Wayne Concordia in the Northern Semistate.
Andrean's Collin Wojcik had great sophomore and junior seasons before having a shooting slump for most of this regular season. But since the playoffs began, Wojcik has been on a tear, shooting 17-of-24 from the 3-point line during sectional and regional play. Wojcik leads Andrean into Saturd…
Andrean's Collin Wojcik struggled for much of the regular season, unable to hit a shot from beyond the 3-point line. But since the postseason began the senior has shot 17-of-24 from beyond the arc. He leads the 59ers into Saturday's Class 3A Northern Semistate at Huntington North.
Valparaiso's Kevin Van Wijk tries to score during last Tuesday's Horizon League tournament championship.
Merrillville's Jelani Pruitt guards Munster's Adam Ostoich during the regular season. The two teams will battle today in the semifinal of the Class 4A Michigan City Regional.
Merrillville's Jelani Pruitt shoots over Munster's Nate Bubash during the regular season game. The two teams will battle in the semifinal of today's Class 4A Michigan City Regional.
Water is poured onto a building destroyed by a fire in January at the corner of Sheridan Avenue and 119th Street in Whiting. Investigators believe the fire may have been set intentionally.
Valparaiso University President Mark A. Heckler addresses the Martin Luther King commemoration ceremony in January at Valparaiso University.
Community Healthcare System COO John Gorski addresses the ribbon cutting ceremony in January of the new Valparaiso Health Center.
Marian Catholic celebrates its win over Marist in the Class 4A Mother McAuley Sectional final. The Spartans won the Illinois Wesleyan Supersectional and face Whitney Young at 8:15 p.m. today in one state semifinal.
Skvara, 65, of Valparaiso, who died Feb. 19, was president of an Indiana Chapter of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees, also known as SOAR, and also served on the group’s district executive board.
Jim Staton from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and Frank Termini from Horizon Financial Management look over plans for the company's proposal to expand its operations in Merrillville.
Elena Sanchez takes her third-graders through a reading lesson at Lincoln Elementary School in East Chicago.
The new Oil City Stadium in Whiting is the centerpiece of the big Lakefront Park redevelopment project.
Erick Cunningham, dressed as Spider-Man, holds his 5-month-old son Lawson, dressed as Captain America, as they wait for Dyer's 12th annual Halloween Parade last fall.
Portage's Jacob Bearss is sandwiched between Merrillville's B.J. Jenkins and Jake Raspopovich during the regular season. Both Pirates were tough-nosed football players in the fall. Merrillville is one of three region basketball teams playing in semistates today. All three, Andrean and Bowman…
Munster coach Mike Hackett has the No. 1 team in the state of Indiana. The Mustangs got a tough draw on Sunday in the 103rd IHSAA state tournament. The Mustangs would like have to beat E.C. Central, West Side and Lake Central to cut down the nets.
Gary/Chicago International Airport is spending about $26.5 million to rebuild a rail line from north of the airport to this sugar plant. It will also build a new rail connection and spur to the plant.
Lake County and Munster police investigate the apparent homicide of a woman in Munster.
Valparaiso's Justin Osburn, left, is congratulated by teammate Jacob Hamer after hitting a half-court shot earlier this season.
Valparaiso's Justin Osburn is guarded by Crown Point's Alex Nickla in a game earlier this season. The Vikings junior is averaging 7.8 points per game coming off the bench.
The Lake Central High School band prepares for state competition this in Indianapolis last fall. The high school, one of the largest in Indiana, is rebuilding the school in a major construction project.
Seton Academy's Tiffany Ellis will help lead the Sting into one semifinal of the Class 2A Seton Academy Sectional tonight. Seton lays Collins academy at 6 p.m.
Revenues at Northwest Indiana casinos dropped 8.8 percent in February, the second steep monthly drop in a row for the five boats. Horseshoe Casino, in Hammond, had the smallest drop at 2.6 percent. The state's largest grossing casino had a stronger finish to the month and a good first week o…
Seton Academy's Ebony Bailey is one of the reasons the Sting has eyes on a berth in the Class 2A state finals.
Lake Village resident Cindi Szany, here with her daughter Kelly Szany, lost her 1-1/2-year-old grandson, Anthony Mogen, after he died in October 2008 following a beating. Szany thinks the boy's doctor and DCS could have done more to help keep him from being abused.
T.F. South's David Stinson drives past Eisenhower's Shelby Hendrix in an early-season game. Stinson is averaging 8.3 points per game.
South Central's Riley Popplewell, right, is one of two freshman starters for the youthful Satellites squad. S.C. will meet Culver Community in the opening round of the Class A Oregon-Davis Sectional.
Kelly Bennett conducts environmental science class at the Charter School of the Dunes in Gary.
The Blues Mobile was the winner in this heat of the Great Cedar Lake Cardboard Boat Race on July 4. It was piloted by Camerron Gembala, left, Brandon Dobe, Tim Zebleckis and Rodney Shipe, all of Cedar Lake. The lake is the center of life in the town.
Lake County Surveyor George Van Til takes the oath of office from Highland Clerk-Treasurer Michael Griffin as Chief Deputy Lake County Surveyor Gregory Sanchez looks on in December at the Lake County Government Complex in Crown Point.
Griffith's Emma Blackard, right, is listed at 5-foot-6, but has been called on to guard some of the top post players in the area this season.
Blayr Poston set Hanover Central's school scoring record last week, a goal she's had since her freshman year as a varsity starter.
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