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EAST CHICAGO | Residents near 145th Street and Baring Avenue were evacuated for four hours Monday during the city’s latest gas leak.
Ted Erceg, left, of Valparaiso, and Joe Pupillo, of Dyer, listen to a presentation during the Hartsfield Village Veterans Day luncheon in Munster. The veterans, who were chilhood friends in Gary, were the guests of honor at the event.
Joe Pupillo, of Dyer, addresses veterans gathered for the Hartsfield Village Veterans Day luncheon in Munster. Pupillo and Ted Erceg, of Valparaiso, were the guests of honor.
Lake County CLerk Mike Brown, left, speaks at a town hall forum hosted by All Nations Church of God in Christ Church Saturday in Gary. Fourth District Gary Councilwoman Carolyn Rogers, center, and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, right, also participated in the event.
Patricia Johnson, left, speaks with Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson after a town hall forum at All Nations Church of God in Christ Church Saturday.
Evan Merz, 22, of Valparaiso holds Kickr, the portable, electric longboard skateboard motor he invented with friend Joe Carabetta at Purdue University.
GARY | A 39-year-old man was gunned down in a car Tuesday morning, marking the city's 40th homicide this year.
GARY | Wednesday seemed like an ordinary day for Lew Wallace STEM Academy freshman Diquan Thomas.
LOWELL | Inspectors searched rubble of a Lowell home Tuesday that exploded Monday night, killing a neighbor who apparently was investigating something suspicious.
GARY | Police on Monday continued searching for suspects in the fatal shooting of a south suburban man who was working his brother's shift at their family's Gary convenience store.
These weapons were seized from a home in the 4000 block of Jackson Street in Gary Wednesday as part of a Lake County Sheriff's Department tactical unit effort to curb gang violence in the city.
Lake County Sheriff's police on Friday displayed guns and drugs seized in a raid in the 4000 block of Jackson Street in Gary this week. The raid was one of many being conducted in an effort to curb gang violence in the city.
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich looks over tables full of guns and drugs seized in two raids on homes in Gary this week. The raids are part of increased efforts to address gang violence in the city.
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich on Friday demonstrates a BB gun taken from a teen designed to look like a 9 mm handgun. The guns are legal, he said, but present a safety risk to officers.
FLOSSMOOR | The athletic director for Homewood-Flossmoor High School died Wednesday night at the school, officials said.
East Chicago Assistant Fire Chief Arturo Vazquez talks about a fire Tuesday in the 4900 block of Tod Avenue as firefighters work to stop the blaze behind him. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
An East Chicago firefighter emerges from a hole cut in the roof of a home in the 4900 block of Tod Avenue on Tuesday as his colleagues work outside. A fire at the home displaced a family of six, including three children.
East Chicago firefighters work to extinguish a blaze Tuesday at a home in the 4900 block of Tod Avenue. A family of six, including three children, were displaced by the fire.
Emergency personnel inspect the wreckage of a sports utility vehicle that drove into the front of a house in the 200 block of Cline Avenue in Griffith on Friday morning.
Lakes of the Four Seasons firefighters pour water on a blaze Sunday morning at Kauffman Chiropractic, 7620 E. 109th Ave. in Winfield.
Firefighters use an ax to ventilate the roof Sunday while battling a blaze at Kauffman Chiropractic in Winfield.
Lakes of the Four Seasons firefighters battle a blaze Sunday morning at Kauffman Chiropractic on 109th Avenue in Winfield. The fire was contained to the attic, but the inside of the building was damaged by water and work done by firefighters.
GARY | Anthony Green Sr. raised his voice and began praying yards from the body of his 24-year-old son, who was gunned down Thursday night.
The Rev. Janis Byrd, left, pastor of "I Am's" Holiness Church in Gary talks outside the church van Tuesday with Brenda Moore, an elder at the church. The pair spent time Tuesday remembering the life of Andrew Wilkins, church handyman and member, who was slain in front of his home in Gary ear…
Danny Bolda, of Griffith, stands on the train platform at the East Chicago South Shore station Friday morning holding a replica of the Stanley Cup he created. Bolda was going to the Blackhawks victory parade and rally in Chicago with his family.
Brian Gereg, of Hammond, holds his 8-month-old daughter, Brooklyn, while waiting to board a South Shore train in East Chicago on Friday morning. Gereg and his family were traveling to the Blackhawks victory rally in Chicago.
Blackhawks fans crowd onto a South Shore train at the East Chicago station Friday morning en route to a victory parade and rally in Chicago.
A plaque on the pedestal of a replica of the Statue of Liberty standing at East Fourth Avenue and Broadway in Gary explains the historic significance of the piece. The statue went missing for nearly four years and was returned this spring.
One of 200 Lady Liberty's Little Sisters statues stands at the corner of E. Fourth Avenue and Broadway in Gary Thursday afternoon after a four-year hiatus. The statue was purchased in 1950 as part of The Boy Scouts of America's 40th anniversary fundraising efforts and went missing.
Thurman Johnson, left, superintendent of the Lake County building in Gary stands with Lake County Commissioner Roosevelt Allen, D-Gary, Thursday at the corner of E. Fourth Avenue and Broadway. The pair were part of a group that worked to find and replace the historic replica Statue of Liberty.
Pieces of siding and gutters are seen in a tree and the parking lot of a building holding multiple businesses Thursdays morning in the 10700 block of Randolph Street. The damage occurred in the Wednesday night storms.
The broken remains of the Wiseway sign stands at 109th and Randolph streets in Winfield Thursday morning. The sign was damaged in Wednesday night's storms.
An overhang dangles in front of Stephano's Pizzeria in Winfield Thursday morning. The business suffered minor water damage in Wednesday's storms as well.
An uprooted tree rests in the parking lot of a strip mall on 109th Street in Winfield Thursday morning following strong storms Wednesday night. The National Weather Service believes winds exceeded 70 mph at the peak of the storm.
Jeremy Zilinger, an employee of Doubletree Lake Estates, gathers debris Thursday morning from a Goodwill collection box destroyed in Wednesday night's storms. The box is located behind the Winfield municipal complex on Randolph Street.
A man accused in crimes at two local restaurants allegedly injured an elderly woman while taking her purse, knocked the woman's husband to the ground and later crashed a car during a chase with Merrillville police.
Burnham Village President Robert Polk stands outside of village hall Thursday morning. On Wednesday, the Village Hall closed temporarily while FBI agents raided the main administrative offices and removed documents as part of an ongoing investigation.
Burnham's Village Hall briefly closed Wednesday while FBI agents searched through records while executing a search warrant there.
FBI agents executed a search warrant at Burnham Village Hall Wednesday. Mayor Robert Polk said agents removed some records from the village's main administrative offices.
Wild lupine stand in the foreground of a swale in the Ivanhoe Dune and Swale in Gary. The property, managed by The Nature Conservancy, is a prime example of the region's rich biodiversity.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, addresses leaders gathered Tuesday for the Calumet Summit at the Marquette Park Pavilion in Gary.
Workers with Tonn and Blank Construction secure a new, 3,000-pound steel cross on the bell tower at St. Thomas More Church in Munster on Wednesday. The old cross was destroyed by high winds in November.
Representatives from Tonn and Blank Construction watch as crews lift a 3,000-pound cross into place Wednesday on the bell tower at St. Thomas More Church in Munster. The old cross was destroyed by high winds in November.
Hammond Chief Fire Inspector Michael Opinker, left, and EMT Bernie Grisolia hand out fliers Friday in the 800 block of Sibley Street asking for the public's help in arson investigations. Five buildings, including the one at 855 Sibley St. seen in the photo, have been hit by arson in the neig…
Dave Crane, left, of Cedar Lake and Steve Batey of Hammond explain gear carried by Civil War soldiers Saturday at the Indiana Welcome Center. Crane and Batey portray local soldiers with the Indiana Regiment Volunteer Infantry Company B re-enactment group.
Dave Crane, left, of Cedar Lake, discusses Civil War-era pieces with Nora Joan McDonagh, 7, Seamus McDonagh, 6, and J.J. Grealy, 8, all of Chicago, at the Indiana Welcome Center as part of the Region United, Nation Divided: Civil War in the South Shore exhibit. Crane portrays Capt. Charles B…
Indiana Department of Environmental Management Commissioner Thomas Easterly talks Thursday about the state's lawsuit against the U.S. EPA. The suit over Lake and Porter counties being deemed out of compliance for ozone pollution could take years to resolve, he told the Northwestern Indiana R…
Susan MiHalo, left, conservation coordinator for The Nature Conservancy, shares a laugh with Indiana Department of Environmental Management Commissioner Thomas Easterly on Thursday at the Northwestern Indiana Planning Commission office in Portage.
Charred boards are all that remain of the side of a Calumet Township home that caught fire Monday night with champion show dogs inside.
Vee Gallagher stands in front of the charred remains of the Calumet Township home where she raised her daughter. The daughter lived there with her champion show dogs for the last three years.
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