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Lake Surveyor Van Til speaking to Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist

Lake Surveyor Van Til speaking to Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist

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 resigned from his public office earlier this year after pleading guilty to public corruption charges. In an unrelated…

April 19, 2014 12:45 pm
Marian boys volleyball vs. H-F

Marian boys volleyball vs. H-F

Homewood-Flossmoor's Marques Robinson tips the ball as Marian Catholic's Zak Piekarski, right, attempts a block. Marian won one match last year, but has won four this season.

April 15, 2014 11:50 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
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
Winter, age add stress to water pipes

Winter, age add stress to water pipes

Workers from Hasse Construction repair a broken East Chicago water main in December 2011. The break was at Columbus Drive and Alder Street, but it affected a much larger area.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
STEVE HANLON: Like father, like son, for Lake Central's Milausnic

STEVE HANLON: Like father, like son, for Lake Central's Milausnic

Lake Central coach Dave Milausnic yells orders during Saturday's Class 4A Lafayette Jeff Semistate win over Homestead. His father, Mickey Milausnic, was on the bench in 1977 when E.C. Washington played in the state championship game. Tonight, the son will follow in his father's footsteps.

March 22, 2014 6:41 pm
STEVE HANLON: 'How bad do you want to survive?'

STEVE HANLON: 'How bad do you want to survive?'

Marquette coach Donovan Garletts talks to his team after the Blazers defeated Liberty Christian for the Class A Northern Semistate. Marquette won the state title the next week. Assistant coach Fred Mooney, right in white shirt, gave several pregame speeches on the way to Indianapolis to insp…

March 22, 2014 2:27 pm
Where's the beef? A lot of it is in Brazil

Where's the beef? A lot of it is in Brazil

Meat cutter Dennis Kazmierczak restocks the ground beef cooler at the new Ultra location in Merrillville.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Where's the beef? A lot of it is in Brazil

Where's the beef? A lot of it is in Brazil

Janny Kleine checks on dairy cows at the Kleine Dairy Farm near Cedar Lake.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
King corn gives Indiana an earful

King corn gives Indiana an earful

Corn emerges last spring on Martin Kroll's land in Lowell in southwest Lake County.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Drones could soon be used for agriculture

Drones could soon be used for agriculture

Tyler Weidenbach, 8, of Valparaiso, checks out a large John Deere farm tractor at the Touch a Truck event last December in Valparaiso.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Work together to benefit future generations

Work together to benefit future generations

Residents examine a large map of the proposed Illiana Expressway last April at an open public meeting in Lowell.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Marian Catholic's Ashton Millender is the Times Illinois Player of the Year.

Marian Catholic's Ashton Millender is the Times Illinois Player of the Year.

Marian Catholic's Ashton Millender goes to the basket against Oak Lawn in the Class 4A Bloom Township Sectional final. Millender had 12 overtime points to lead the Spartans to the win.

March 13, 2014 6:44 pm
Marian Catholic's Ashton Millender is the Times Illinois Player of the Year.

Marian Catholic's Ashton Millender is the Times Illinois Player of the Year.

Marian Catholic's Ashton Millender is the Times Player of the Year. She goes up for a basket against Oak Lawn.

March 13, 2014 6:44 pm
Marian's Dajhae Mullins

Marian's Dajhae Mullins

Marian Catholic's Dajhae Mullins is averaging 6.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Mullins missed most of last season with a micro fracture and torn meniscus in his left knee.

March 04, 2014 10:20 pm
Teniya Page, Marian Catholic

Teniya Page, Marian Catholic

Marian Catholic's Teniya Page is averaging 14.4 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. She is a three-year starter at point guard.

February 28, 2014 10:54 pm
The Times evolves, shows commitment to NWI

The Times evolves, shows commitment to NWI

The Times Media Co. serves Northwest Indiana and Chicago's southeast suburbs in Illinois. The company publishes The Times, nwi.com and specialty publications such as Shore and BusINess magazines.

February 26, 2014 4:32 pm
Davon Dillard, Bowman Academy

Davon Dillard, Bowman Academy

Bowman Academy's Davon Dillard tries to drive on E.C. Central's Jalen Blackmon during a regular-season game. Dillard will lead the Eagles into Saturday's Class 3A state championship game on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Dillard was a star in last year's win in the Class 2A state final…

February 25, 2014 8:44 pm
LaPorte's Jaclyn Heath averaged 13.1 points, 7.4 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 steals for the Slicers this season.

LaPorte's Jaclyn Heath averaged 13.1 points, 7.4 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 steals for the Slicers this season.

LaPorte's Jaclyn Heath, right, averaged 13.1 points, 7.4 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 steals for the Slicers this season.

February 11, 2014 8:54 pm
Ashton Millender vs. Marist

Ashton Millender vs. Marist

Ashton Millender gets a hug from her father Coby after last year's Class 4A Mother McAuely sectional final. She hit a game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give the Spartans the win over Marist.

February 10, 2014 8:57 pm
Building

Building

This winter’s unusually disruptive weather forced people to not only stay close to home but also indoors – impeding progress on building sites that weren’t already under roof and delaying homebuyers from looking at homes or making offers.

February 08, 2014 11:45 am
Former Mayor Daley taken to ICU

Former Mayor Daley taken to ICU

Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley speaks on Sept. 25, 2013 at the One Region annual luncheon in Merrillville. Daley was taken to the ICU at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, officials said Saturday.

February 01, 2014 2:00 pm
Retired E.C. police dog to be euthanized today

Retired E.C. police dog to be euthanized today

Former East Chicago Police K-9 Officer Darrell Shaffer and bomb dog Eddy search for explosives in 2011 during training at the old Oak Hill Elementary School in Lowell. Eddy, 11, is scheduled to be euthanized today.

January 26, 2014 9:20 am
South Central's Riley Popplewell scores over Westville's Stephanie Popp during Tuesday's PCC tourney

South Central's Riley Popplewell scores over Westville's Stephanie Popp during Tuesday's PCC tourney

South Central's Riley Popplewell, left, and the Satellites face a tall task with Class A No. 1 Oregon-Davis in their sectional field.

January 21, 2014 7:45 pm
Darrion Riddle, Bowman Academy

Darrion Riddle, Bowman Academy

Bowman Academy's Darrion Riddle has a career-high of 12 points in a single game. On a team of superstars, he is easily overlooked. But his coach, Marvin Rea, calls Riddle "The Glue" of the program. His defense and floor leadership from the point guard position has the Eagles flying high into…

January 14, 2014 8:32 pm
LaPorte's Josh Fleming; Lake Central's Tye Wilburn

LaPorte's Josh Fleming; Lake Central's Tye Wilburn

LaPorte's Josh Fleming, right, defends Lake Central's Tye Wilburn during the teams' regular-season meeting, won by the Indians. Fleming ranks first in steals, third in assists and sixth in points all-time at LaPorte.

January 10, 2014 9:00 pm
Davon Dillard, Bowman Academy

Davon Dillard, Bowman Academy

Bowman Academy junior Davon Dillard was part of a fight that took place during a practice on Nov. 21. He hit teammate Anthony Cole during the dispute, according to a police report. 

January 10, 2014 3:46 pm
Ford assembly plant

Ford assembly plant

Workers check and adjust cars for final fit at the Ford assembly plant in Chicago.

January 03, 2014 4:23 pm
Valparaiso's Alec Peters tries to drive on Illinois-Chicago's Ahman Fells on Thursday night.

Valparaiso's Alec Peters tries to drive on Illinois-Chicago's Ahman Fells on Thursday night.

Valparaiso's Alec Peters tries to drive on Illinois-Chicago's Ahman Fells earlier this season. Teams have keyed on the freshman, putting him into a scoring slump. 

January 02, 2014 8:26 pm
Brianna Blackwell, Whiting

Brianna Blackwell, Whiting

Whiting senior Bri Blackwell scored 75 points in three games at the Hanover Central Shootout. She is now 31 points from breaking the 1,000-point mark for her career.

January 02, 2014 8:17 pm
Dantrell Hurt, 21st Century

Dantrell Hurt, 21st Century

21st Century's Dantrell Hurt arrived in Gary from Memphis as an eighth-grader. He did not play basketball his freshman and sophomore years at West Side. This year he is leading the Cougars in scoring at 19.8 point a game.

January 02, 2014 1:33 pm
Workforce Summit 2013

Workforce Summit 2013

Linda Woloshansky, President and CEO of the Center of Workforce Innovations, addresses the Workforce Summit 2013 in Hobart.

December 29, 2013 8:00 am
College and Career Acceleration Summer Institute

College and Career Acceleration Summer Institute

Dr. Vince Bertram speaks to local secondary school educators and leaders at the College and Career Acceleration Summer Institute at Hobart High School presented by READY NWI, the Center of Workforce Innovations and the College Acceleration Network.

December 29, 2013 8:00 am
Training mentors for 21st Century Scholars

Training mentors for 21st Century Scholars

NIPSCO employee Eddie Melton conducts a training session in May 2011. NIPSCO has launched a partnership with a few nonprofit groups to train its employees to serve as mentors to high school students. File photo.

December 25, 2013 7:10 pm
Workforce development community fair sponsored by the Holistic Community Coalition

Workforce development community fair sponsored by the Holistic Community Coalition

Russ Taylor, center, executive director of the Foundations of East Chicago, talks about the partnership between UPS and the Holistic Community Coalition. UPS representative Gregg Glotzbach, left, presented $10,000 earlier this summer to Pastor Darnell Johnson, right, from the Holistic Commun…

December 22, 2013 3:29 pm
Hope for the Holidays food giveaway

Hope for the Holidays food giveaway

Volunteers pass out food at the Hope for the Holidays food giveaway last year sponsored by the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

December 18, 2013 6:00 am
Merrillville's Riana Todd

Merrillville's Riana Todd

Merrillville's Riana Todd shoots in a game this season against LaPorte. The senior forward is a few percentage points away from passing the school record for the best field-goal percentage.

December 13, 2013 8:41 pm
LaPorte's Jaclyn Heath averaged 13.1 points, 7.4 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 steals this season.

LaPorte's Jaclyn Heath averaged 13.1 points, 7.4 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 steals this season.

LaPorte's Jaclyn Heath averaged 13.1 points, 7.4 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 steals this season.

December 13, 2013 8:41 pm
Chesterton's Caroline Puntillo

Chesterton's Caroline Puntillo

Chesterton's Caroline Puntillo, right, is seventh in the school record books in scoring, and will end her basketball career with the Trojans, opting not to play sports in college.

December 03, 2013 8:57 pm
New State Line Energy owner envisions marina, homes with lakefront views

New State Line Energy owner envisions marina, homes with lakefront views

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.

December 03, 2013 3:19 pm
Lake Surveyor Van Til pleads guilty

Lake Surveyor Van Til pleads guilty

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.

December 02, 2013 12:45 pm
Donovan Chandler, Andrean

Donovan Chandler, Andrean

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.

November 28, 2013 8:02 pm
Matt DeSomer, Andrean

Matt DeSomer, Andrean

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.

November 26, 2013 9:29 pm
Region remains a top priority for state transportation agency

Region remains a top priority for state transportation agency

Traffic is shown on the Borman Expressway in Gary. Northwest Indiana is second only to the Indianapolis area for the amount of INDOT money spent on road projects since 2006 – $450 million.

November 26, 2013 2:15 pm
Tyler Wideman, Lake Central

Tyler Wideman, Lake Central

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…

November 23, 2013 12:00 am
Drew Hackett, Munster

Drew Hackett, Munster

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…

November 23, 2013 12:00 am
Larry Crisler, Bishop Noll

Larry Crisler, Bishop Noll

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…

November 23, 2013 12:00 am
Arnold Wilson, West Side

Arnold Wilson, West Side

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:…

November 23, 2013 12:00 am
Southlake mall sign

Southlake mall sign

Workers change the sign back to Southlake Mall outside the Hobart retail center. Private investment firm Starwood Capital Group closed in November on a $1.64 billion deal to buy a majority interest in seven Westfield malls, including the nearly 1.4 million-square-foot, two-story super-region…

November 20, 2013 3:01 pm
East Chicago Marina

East Chicago Marina

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.

November 19, 2013 3:03 pm
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