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Tony Smith, Homewood-Flossmoor girls basketball

Tony Smith, Homewood-Flossmoor girls basketball

Homewood-Flossmoor girls basketball coach Tony Smith talks to his team during a practice at the school.

April 15, 2014 5:55 pm
You can help over 50 local nonprofits in 24 hours on May 6

You can help over 50 local nonprofits in 24 hours on May 6

Following the success of GIVE Day in 2012and 2013, the Foundation is hosting Give Local Porter County on May 6, to raise funds for 52 local nonprofits. To give on this one-day only, visit givelocalportercounty.org. Pictured, Porter County Community Foundation Vice President Brenda Sheetz, se…

April 14, 2014 12:00 am
Marko Boricich shuts down Neuqua Valley in 2013 Class 4A semiifinal

Marko Boricich shuts down Neuqua Valley in 2013 Class 4A semiifinal

Mount Carmel pitcher Marko Boricich celebrates his 8-0 shutout over Neuqua Valley in a 2013 IHSA Class 4A semifinal at Silver Cross Field in Joliet. Boricich, a Penn State recruit, is one of the top returning players for coach Brian Hurry.

April 01, 2014 5:35 pm
STEVE HANLON: Some Leftovertures from last Saturday night

STEVE HANLON: Some Leftovertures from last Saturday night

Lake Central's Tyler Wideman gets a rebound against Indianapolis Tech's Trey Lyles in Tech's 63-59 win in the Class 4A state championship game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis last Saturday.

March 29, 2014 10:20 pm
Lake Central's Wideman is The Times Player of the Year

Lake Central's Wideman is The Times Player of the Year

Lake Central's Tyler Wideman is The Times Player of the Year in boys basketball. The 6-foot-7 Butler-bound post averaged 15.7 points with 6.9 rebounds in leading the Indians to the Class 4A state championship game. He had 19 points and 12 rebounds against Indianapolis Tech.

March 29, 2014 9:58 pm
Lake Central's Wilburn added to HBM's Top 60 workout

Lake Central's Wilburn added to HBM's Top 60 workout

Lake Central's Tye Wilburn shoots against Indianapolis Tech's Trey Lyles in last Saturday's the IHSAA Class 4A state championship game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Wilburn scored 20 points with four assists and three steals. Consequently, Wilburn was added to the Top 60 workou…

March 29, 2014 8:33 pm
STEVE HANLON: Did the Region get jobbed again?

STEVE HANLON: Did the Region get jobbed again?

Lake Central's Tye Wilburn shoots against Indianapolis Tech's Trey Lyles in the Class 4A state championship game. Despite being one of the Indian's top players, Wilburn was not selected for the Indiana All-Star team.

March 29, 2014 8:33 pm
STEVE HANLON: Some Leftovertures from last Saturday night

STEVE HANLON: Some Leftovertures from last Saturday night

Bowman's Justin King is called for a block against Greensburg's Sean Sellers in Bowman's 89-76 loss to Greensburg in the Class 3A state championship game last Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

March 29, 2014 7:56 pm
Live coverage: State titles at stake

Live coverage: State titles at stake

Bowman Academy players celebrate last year's Class 2A boys basketball state championship win over Linton-Stockton at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Bowman looks to win a Class 3A title today as it goes up against Greensburg.

March 28, 2014 3:37 pm
NICTD signals it's all in with South Shore expansion

NICTD signals it's all in with South Shore expansion

A westbound train arrives at the South Shore Line East Chicago station.

March 28, 2014 1:36 pm
T.F. South baseball

T.F. South baseball

T.F. South will play at downstate Jacksonville tonight. Like local teams, T.F. South has been hindered by the weather.

March 19, 2014 7:29 pm
U.S. Steel Gary Works

U.S. Steel Gary Works

A sheet of metal runs through a hot rolling mill at U.S. Steel Gary Works in Gary, which is now running at about half capacity. U.S. Steel was forced to curtail production at Gary Works because icy conditions kept it from getting enough iron ore. The raw material gets shipped over the Great …

March 18, 2014 4:01 am
U.S. Steel Gary Works

U.S. Steel Gary Works

A sheet of metal runs through a hot rolling mill at U.S. Steel Gary Works in Gary, which is still running at reduced capacity. U.S. Steel was forced to curtail production at Gary Works about three weeks ago because icy conditions kept it from getting enough iron ore. The raw material gets sh…

March 18, 2014 4:01 am
Tyler Ulis at McDipper

Tyler Ulis at McDipper

Marian Catholic's Tyler Ulis, right, is averaging 23.3 points, 6.8 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game for the 28-2 Spartans. They play Edwardsville tonight in the Class 4A Illinois State Super-Sectional at Redbird Arena.

March 17, 2014 5:57 pm
Growing a crop of farmers

Growing a crop of farmers

Greg Kleine, 21, walks to the milking parlor on the family farm in Cedar Lake. Young farmers are generally raised on a farm, rather than coming from  urban areas.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
New technologies, data advancing Asian carp fight

New technologies, data advancing Asian carp fight

Vic Santucci, of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, carries a mounted Asian carp as he walks to catch a train in downtown Chicago in 2011. The mounted fish was used in a news conference about the spread of the species in Chicago area waters.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Lake County communities on the move

Lake County communities on the move

Highland now owns the closed Town Theatre, shown last summer, and is planning to resume entertainment at the site.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
National, state parks showcase history, nature

National, state parks showcase history, nature

The dunes at Central Beach of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore invite hikers to a sandy stroll.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Dunes, conventions attract visitors to region lodging

Dunes, conventions attract visitors to region lodging

Housekeeper Felicia McGee makes a bed at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville. The hotel's major remodeling project was completed last year.

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

Drones could soon be used for agriculture

Kerri Wunderink , 23, a fourth generation farmer, harvests soybeans at her family's farm in Lowell. Today's farm equipment is much more sophisticated than in the past.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Lake Central fans celebrate first regional championship since 1984

Lake Central fans celebrate first regional championship since 1984

Lake Central fans celebrate after the Indians won the Class 4A Michigan City Regional on Saturday night against Penn, 57-55. On Sunday the IHSAA put L.C. at Lafayette Jeff on Saturday, where it will play Homestead in the Class 4A Northern Semistate.

March 15, 2014 10:00 pm
Joe Bannister, Lake Central

Joe Bannister, Lake Central

Lake Central's Joe Bannister and teammates celebrate Saturday night's 57-55 win over Penn in the Class 4A Michigan City Regional final. On Sunday the IHSAA put the Indians' semifinal game against Homestead at Lafayette Jeff, which will be played on Saturday.

March 15, 2014 9:53 pm
Matt Meneghetti, Lake Central

Matt Meneghetti, Lake Central

Lake Central's Matt Meneghetti shoots a 3-pointer against Penn at the Class 4A Michigan City Regional final. The Indians won and will play Homestead in today's Northern Semistate game at Lafayette Jeff.

March 15, 2014 8:26 pm
Steve Breshock, 2013-14 Times Illinois Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

Steve Breshock, 2013-14 Times Illinois Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

T.F. South coach Steve Breshock works with Ninah Bertrand during a practice. In eight years, Breshock is 132-74.

March 14, 2014 10:48 pm
Cory Dickelman, Lake Central

Cory Dickelman, Lake Central

Lake Central's Cory Dickelman blocks a shot by E.C. Central's Jalen Blackmon in the sectional semifinal. Dickelman's defense is so strong and versatile that he's guarded a 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the Indians run to Saturday's state championship game in Indianapolis against Tech.

March 07, 2014 8:24 pm
South Shore

South Shore

A westbound train arrives at the South Shore Line East Chicago station. On March 10 at 6 p.m., Emerging Leaders of Northwest Indiana, is hosting “Laying Tracks for the Future,” an informational event  in support of rail expansion.

March 02, 2014 9:15 am
Hammond lab to expand diagnostic offerings

Hammond lab to expand diagnostic offerings

A PCL Alverno medical technologist prepares bacteria samples to be identified by a laser target method in May at the Hammond lab.

February 27, 2014 5:30 pm
Joey Cifelli, Marian Catholic

Joey Cifelli, Marian Catholic

Marian Catholic diver Joey Cifelli broke his goal of scoring over 500 points on a dive. He had 552 in winning the event at the Homewood-Flossmoor Sectional. He is looking to win the diving at this weekend's IHSA state meet in Evanston.

February 24, 2014 10:31 pm
Claude Garrett, South Alabama football

Claude Garrett, South Alabama football

T.F. North grad  Claude Garrett signed to play football for South Alabama. He was attending North Dakota State College of Science.

February 11, 2014 10:54 pm
Ashton MIllender, Marian

Ashton MIllender, Marian

Marian Catholic's Ashton Millender draws the foul on Rolling Meadows' Allie Kemph in McDonald's Shootout in January. Millender has been a leader for the Class 4A No. 6 and Times No. 2 Spartans.

February 10, 2014 9:01 pm
Lawmakers look at new ways to fund future, existing roads

Lawmakers look at new ways to fund future, existing roads

Traffic is reduced to two lanes on eastbound Interstate 94 for construction on the bridge over Beam Street in Porter. State gas taxes and other vehicle fees bring in about $515 million a year. Hoosier lawmakers agreed in 2013 to supplement that with an additional $210 million a year by diver…

February 10, 2014 11:33 am
Paul Labovitz named new National Lakeshore superintendent

Paul Labovitz named new National Lakeshore superintendent

Paul Labovitz, shown during his eight-week stint as acting superintendent in September 2013, was named the new superintendent at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Monday. He begins his new role on May 18.

February 10, 2014 8:30 am
T.F. North and T.F. South

T.F. North and T.F. South

T.F. South player David Stinson shoots against T.F. South players Nick Wood and Marquis Todd in North's 47-45 win last year. The two meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Calumet City.

February 06, 2014 6:04 pm
South Shore CVA debuts Brewery Trail

South Shore CVA debuts Brewery Trail

Crown Brewing in Crown Point, pictured here, is among nine craft breweries in the region featured on the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority's South Shore Brewery trail.

February 06, 2014 9:20 am
Corey Cross, T.F. South

Corey Cross, T.F. South

T.F. South's Corey Cross, left, wrestles with partner Jake Tisza during practice at the school.

February 05, 2014 6:49 pm
T.F. South's Corey Cross

T.F. South's Corey Cross

T.F. South's Corey Cross is looking to make a good showing in the postseason.

February 05, 2014 6:49 pm
Major expansion brewing at Three Floyds

Major expansion brewing at Three Floyds

Three Floyds Brewing Co. brewer Andrew Mason inspects a tank at the brewery in Munster. 

February 01, 2014 12:00 am
E.C. Central's Hyron Edwards scores against West Side's Christian Jacobs on Thursday.

E.C. Central's Hyron Edwards scores against West Side's Christian Jacobs on Thursday.

E.C. Central's Hyron Edwards, shown here against West Side, scored a career-high 32 points against Lake Central this week. 

January 30, 2014 8:51 pm
Taveon Roberson, T.F. South

Taveon Roberson, T.F. South

T.F. South senior bowler Taveon Roberson will compete in this weekend's state meet in O'Fallon.

January 30, 2014 5:48 pm
Philpot is out of prison, in re-entry program

Philpot is out of prison, in re-entry program

Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot leaves the U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in Hammond on Monday Aug. 20, 2012 after his federal trial began. Philpot recently transferred from a federal prison to the Chicago Residential Re-entry Management Program.

January 30, 2014 11:35 am
Taveon Roberson, T.F. South

Taveon Roberson, T.F. South

T.F. South's Taveon Roberson advanced from the Andrew Sectional and will compete in this weekend's state meet in O'Fallon.

January 28, 2014 10:32 pm
Donald Stone, T.F. South

Donald Stone, T.F. South

T.F. South's Donald Stone said the weather has made players change their routine and try to get workouts in on their own.

January 28, 2014 10:16 pm
Josh Barajas, Andrean

Josh Barajas, Andrean

Andrean's Josh Barajas, right, breaks up a pass intended for Indianapolis Brebeuf's LeVante' Bellamy in Andrean's 35-27 win over Indianapolis Brebeuf in the Class 3A State Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Barajas has received scholarship offers from Purdue and Illinois so f…

January 23, 2014 8:06 pm
Jake Tisza, T.F. South wrestler

Jake Tisza, T.F. South wrestler

T.F. South's Jake Tisza puts a move on T.F. North's Tamari Williams. Tisza is one of the favorites in the 138-pound class at Saturday's South Suburban Conference meet.

January 21, 2014 9:52 pm
Lizzie Seymour, Lake Central

Lizzie Seymour, Lake Central

Lake Central's Lizzie Seymour, left, is one of three Division I softball players on the Indians' roster. But the school district has received a Civil Rights grievance in part because L.C. does not offer freshman softball but does offer freshman baseball. The district is now conducting a surv…

January 16, 2014 8:23 pm
Trauma center efforts advance

Trauma center efforts advance

Northwest Indiana remains without a trauma care center, but several local hospitals are applying this year for a trauma center designation.

January 15, 2014 11:37 pm
Lake Central vs. West Side

Lake Central vs. West Side

Lake Central's Gina Rubino and West Side's Amari Ferguson play in a game in St. John earlier this season. Lake Central beat West Side on Jan. 15 and in last season's sectional opener. With the draw announced Sunday, the Indians and Cougars — both the top-rated teams in the Lowell Sectional —…

January 15, 2014 9:26 pm
Mike Pence

Mike Pence

Gov. Mike Pence

January 11, 2014 12:00 pm
Aaron Hamm, Lowell

Aaron Hamm, Lowell

Hanover Central's Nick Myszkowski and Lowell's Aaron Hamm fight for a loose ball in the season opener. Hamm has built a reputation of doing all the little things for the Red Devils. He helped Lowell winn the Caston Holiday Tournament on Saturday night, the program's first in-season champions…

January 09, 2014 5:15 pm
Homewood-Flossmoor girls basketball

Homewood-Flossmoor girls basketball

Homewood-Flossmoor girls basketball coach Tony Smith talks to his team during a November practice. Smith and the Vikings play at Bolingbrook on Tuesday. Smith and a few H-F players were at Bolingbrook last year.

January 07, 2014 9:08 pm
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