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St. John Bosco students tour region Civil War exhibit

St. John Bosco students tour region Civil War exhibit

Eight-grade history students from Hammond's St. John Bosco School tour the Region United, Nation Divided: Following Lincoln exhibit Tuesday at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

April 15, 2014 11:54 am
St. John Bosco students tour region Civil War exhibit

St. John Bosco students tour region Civil War exhibit

St. John Bosco School history teacher Jacob Biscan views photos and historical narratives regarding the 99th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, a 1,000-man Hoosier fighting regiment in which hundreds of men from Northwest Indiana served during the Civil War. Biscan and eighth-grade history students…

April 15, 2014 11:38 am
St. John Bosco students tour region Civil War exhibit

St. John Bosco students tour region Civil War exhibit

St. John Bosco School history teacher Linda Loera, far right, speaks with some of her eighth-grade students Tuesday about the route President Abraham Lincoln's funeral trail took through Northwest Indiana following the president's April 1865 assassination in Washington, D.C. A model of the f…

April 15, 2014 11:34 am

Politicians debate impact of FBI raid

GARY | Politicians love attention -- but not the kind Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin received Thursday from federal and state investigators.

March 28, 2014 6:30 pm
Feds raid Calumet Township trustee's office

Feds raid Calumet Township trustee's office

GARY | FBI and IRS agents raided the Calumet Township trustee's office Thursday, removing several boxes of evidence and at least one computer as part of a federal investigation of the office.

March 27, 2014 7:06 pm Video Photos

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Feds raid Calumet Township trustee's office

Feds raid Calumet Township trustee's office

FBI agents assist in loading evidence Thursday into a law enforcement van parked outside the Calumet Township trustee's office in Gary.

March 27, 2014 3:19 pm
FBI, history make trouble for some candidates

FBI, history make trouble for some candidates

Local political observers predict a visit by FBI agent to Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin's office will complicate her efforts to beat Democratic opponent Kimberly Robinson. But Ed Feigenbaum, publisher of Indiana Daily Insight, says Elgin might be able to portray it as something other t…

March 27, 2014 3:16 pm
Feds raid Calumet Township trustee's office

Feds raid Calumet Township trustee's office

An unmarked law enforcement car blocks off Sixth Avenue and Connecticut Street in Gary on Thursday as the FBI, Internal Revenue Service and Indiana State Police conduct an investigation of the Calumet Township trustee's office.

March 27, 2014 11:22 am
Feds raid Calumet Township trustee's office

Feds raid Calumet Township trustee's office

An Internal Revenue Service agent enters the Calumet Township trustee's office at 610 Connecticut St., Gary, on Thursday morning.

March 27, 2014 11:17 am
FBI, history make trouble for some candidates

FBI, history make trouble for some candidates

Local political observers say the FBI's visit to Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin's office on March 27 could complicate her efforts to beat Democratic opponent Kimberly Robinson. But Ed Feigenbaum, publisher of Indiana Daily Insight, says she can portray it as something other than a negat…

March 27, 2014 11:08 am
I.U.O.E. Local 150 picketing at Enbridge

I.U.O.E. Local 150 picketing at Enbridge

Members of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 picket near the Main Street intersection to Engridge's Griffith terminal Tuesday afternoon.

March 25, 2014 2:51 pm
Calumet Township trustee's take-home vehicle

Calumet Township trustee's take-home vehicle

A Calumet Township-owned Ford Explorer SUV, parked in the township's garage last week, is assigned to Trustee Mary Elgin as a take-home vehicle.

March 17, 2014 2:18 pm
Winfield Township trustee's take-home vehicle

Winfield Township trustee's take-home vehicle

A Winfield Township-owned Chevrolet Suburban is parked Friday in front of Township Trustee Roland Brauer's private business on Broadway in Crown Point. The vehicle, meant for township government business, is used by Brauer as a take-home car.

March 17, 2014 2:15 pm
Winfield Township trustee's take-home vehicle

Winfield Township trustee's take-home vehicle

A Winfield Township-owned Chevrolet Suburban (center vehicle) sits on the driveway of Township Trustee Roland Brauer's Winfield residence Monday. The vehicle, intended for township government business, is used by Brauer as a take-home vehicle.

March 17, 2014 2:16 pm
Civil War re-enactors offer glimpse at history

Civil War re-enactors offer glimpse at history

Civil War re-enactors Mike Kaptian, of Dyer, and Tre Manchester, of Lakes of the Four Seasons, both in the foreground, tell the history of the 20th Indiana Infantry to John and Merri Loker, both of Valparaiso, and their 8-year-old grandson Andrew Christman. The re-enactors, who portray an ac…

March 08, 2014 7:36 pm
Civil War re-enactors offer glimpse at history

Civil War re-enactors offer glimpse at history

Mike Kapitan, of Dyer, left, and Tre Manchester, of Lakes of the Four Seasons, tell the history of the 20th Indiana Infantry to spectators Saturday at the Region United, Nation Divided: Following Lincoln Civil War exhibit. The exhibit at Hammond's Indiana Welcome Center commemorates Northwes…

March 08, 2014 7:36 pm
Region Civil War trail to be featured on South Shore poster

Region Civil War trail to be featured on South Shore poster

Michael Miller, left, who portrays Crown Point's Civil War Col. John Wheeler for a Lake County-based re-enactment group, and Charlie Wheeler, the great-great-grandson of Col. Wheeler, pose behind a Civil War veteran headstone in July at Historic Maplewood Cemetery, Crown Point. Photos of the…

February 27, 2014 5:45 pm
Region United, Nation Divided: Following Lincoln icon

Region United, Nation Divided: Following Lincoln icon

The Region United, Nation Divided: Following Lincoln exhibit is scheduled for display through April 30 at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

February 25, 2014 1:07 pm
Marsha Moore

Marsha Moore

Marsha Moore, 42, of Portage, holds a photo and U.S. Army scrapbook that belonged to her stepfather, Raymond Moore. He died of Alzheimer's disease in 2008 after a five-year struggle with the brain-degenerative disease.

February 18, 2014 3:22 pm
Carrie Skripac

Carrie Skripac

Carrie Skripac, 37, of Hobart, holds a photo her father, Donald Koppers, of Crown Point. The photo was taken of Koppers — posing with his grandson and his prized Chevelle — shortly before he died of lung cancer in 2005. Koppers was 52.

February 12, 2014 1:30 pm
Karl Rove at the 2014 Lake County Lincoln Day Dinner

Karl Rove at the 2014 Lake County Lincoln Day Dinner

Karl Rove, right, shakes hands with Lake County Republican Party member Rebecca Holwerda on Saturday during a reception at the Halls of St. George in Schererville. Holwerda and her husband, Steve, center, were among about 400 people who attended the Lake County GOP's annual Lincoln Day Dinne…

February 08, 2014 9:21 pm
Karl Rove at the 2014 Lake County Lincoln Day Dinner

Karl Rove at the 2014 Lake County Lincoln Day Dinner

Cindy Dernulc, left, and her daughter, Lauren Kotynski, of Highland, speak Saturday night with Republican political strategist and former presidential adviser Karl Rove at the Halls of St. George in Schererville. Dernulc and Kotynski were among about 400 people who attended the Lake County R…

February 08, 2014 9:17 pm
Mom-and-pop Valpo business a beacon of economic survival

Mom-and-pop Valpo business a beacon of economic survival

Valparaiso Hobby owner Joe Henley tends to his downtown store Tuesday as store clerk Andrea Bambrick, 36, of Wanatah, helps customer Charlie Hicks, 64, of Valparaiso, with a Christmas Eve purchase. Joe and his wife, Sharon plan to retire within the next few months after nearly a half-century…

December 25, 2013 4:00 pm
Mom-and-pop Valpo business a beacon of economic survival

Mom-and-pop Valpo business a beacon of economic survival

Employee Andrea Bambrick, 36, of Wanatah, and owner Joe Henley, of Valparaiso, tend to Christmas Eve shoppers at Valparaiso Hobby, 18 N. Washington Street.

December 25, 2013 2:08 pm
Mom-and-pop Valpo business a beacon of economic survival

Mom-and-pop Valpo business a beacon of economic survival

Model ships, vehicles, paints and other hobby kits line the shelves of the 6,000-square-foot downtown storefront of Valparaiso Hobby at 18 N. Washington St. Owners Joe and Sharon Henley plan to retire within the next few months after about 46 years in business.

December 24, 2013 2:05 pm
Mom-and-pop Valpo business a beacon of economic survival

Mom-and-pop Valpo business a beacon of economic survival

Model trains and airplanes are a staple at Valparaiso Hobby, 18 N. Washington St. Owners Joe and Sharon Henley plan to retire within the next few months after nearly a half-century in business.

December 24, 2013 2:06 pm
Casinos decline, remain a winning hand for local governments

Casinos decline, remain a winning hand for local governments

Lake County government bodies have walked away from the tables with $1.1 billion since the county's four casinos opened 17 years ago.

December 21, 2013 11:50 pm Related
Reviewing Hammond road projects funded by casinos

Reviewing Hammond road projects funded by casinos

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., right, and city engineer Stan Dostatni review maps containing hundreds of city road projects, many of which have been funded by municipal casino revenues. Dostatni said between 55 percent and 60 percent of Hammond municipal streets have been rebuilt since …

December 21, 2013 2:39 pm
St. John police search for multiple suspects in alleged home invasion

St. John police search for multiple suspects in alleged home invasion

St. John police officers search for suspects in an alleged home invasion Tuesday near the 12300 block of Second Avenue in St. John.

December 03, 2013 2:54 pm
Lake County GOP claims foothold getting stronger

Lake County GOP claims foothold getting stronger

Indiana Federation of Young Republicans Chairman Michael Neal, of Schererville, listens to speakers at last weekend's Reagan Breakfast at Merrillville's Croatian Center.

October 11, 2013 11:06 am
Lake County GOP claims foothold getting stronger

Lake County GOP claims foothold getting stronger

Lake County Republican Party Chairman Dan Dernulc, center, speaks with Jim Kaspar, left, and the Rev. Rick Holy, of Knox, and formerly of Munster's St. Thomas More Church, during last weekend's Reagan Breakfast at Merrillville's Croatian Center.

October 11, 2013 11:02 am
Lake GOP Reagan Breakfast

Lake GOP Reagan Breakfast

Indiana Republican Party Chairman Tim Berry addresses a gathering of the Lake County GOP at last weekend's Reagan Breakfast at Merrillville's Croatian Center.

October 11, 2013 11:00 am
Lake County GOP claims foothold getting stronger

Lake County GOP claims foothold getting stronger

Lake County Republican Party Treasurer Andy Qunell, of Munster, left, Indiana House Rep. Hal Slager, R-Schererville, and Indiana Republican Party Chairman Tim Berry converse during the Lake County Republican's Reagan Breakfast fundraiser last weekend at the Croatian Center in Merrillville.

October 11, 2013 10:38 am
Eagle Scout provides soaring example of cooperation

Eagle Scout provides soaring example of cooperation

U.S. House Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., left, congratulates Lansing Boy Scout Kyle Bergfors on his Eagle Scout service project prior to a special ceremony Saturday at Hammond's Oak Hill Cemetery. Visclosky presented Bergfors with a U.S. flag, which once flew over the U.S. Capitol in Washingt…

September 15, 2013 1:55 pm
Eagle Scout provides soaring example of cooperation

Eagle Scout provides soaring example of cooperation

Boy Scout Troop 276 members line up Saturday for a special flag ceremony dedicating a refurbished flagpole and new landscaping at Hammond's Oak Hill Cemetery.

September 15, 2013 12:00 am
Eagle Scout provides soaring example of cooperation

Eagle Scout provides soaring example of cooperation

Lansing Boy Scout Kyle Bergfors, 15, prepares to raise a new flag Saturday during a special ceremony at Hammond's Oak Hill Cemetery on Hohman Avenue. The ceremony commemorated Bergfors Eagle Scout service project. Bergfors led other scouts in cosmetic landscaping around the cemetery's flagpo…

September 15, 2013 12:00 am
Eagle Scout provides soaring example of cooperation

Eagle Scout provides soaring example of cooperation

Boys Scouts of Lansing's Troop 276 post the colors Saturday in a special ceremony celebrating the refurbished flagpole and fresh landscaping at Hammond's Oak Hill Cemetery. Scout Kyle Bergfors, of Lansing, led the project as part of his work toward and Eagle Scout Award. The flag, which once…

September 15, 2013 12:00 am
Region Civil War trail to be featured on South Shore poster

Region Civil War trail to be featured on South Shore poster

Michael Miller, left, who portrays Crown Point's Civil War Col. John Wheeler for a Lake County-based re-enactment group, and Charlie Wheeler, the great-great-grandson of Col. Wheeler, pose behind a Civil War veteran headstone Wednesday at Historic Maplewood Cemetery, Crown Point. Photos of t…

July 24, 2013 5:45 pm
Inflatable rats don't bring home the bacon

Inflatable rats don't bring home the bacon

Union workers picket outside a Crown Point construction site on Broadway last week. Large inflatable rats have become staples at labor union picketing sites. Unions commonly refer to those who work -- or provide workers -- during strikes as rats.

July 23, 2013 12:57 pm
Lutheran Theological Seminary -- Gettysburg

Lutheran Theological Seminary -- Gettysburg

From the bell tower of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa., Union Amy Cavalry Gen. John Buford overlooked the fighting of the first day, nervously waiting for reinforcements. This building eventually fell into Confederate hands by the end of July 1, 1863.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am
Father William Corby photo -- Gettysburg

Father William Corby photo -- Gettysburg

This statue of Father William Corby, a Union Army chaplain, stands in the Gettysburg National Military Park where the actual priest delivered a famous sermon to the Union's Irish Brigade prior to the second day's fighting. After the Civil War, Corby became the president of Notre Dame Univers…

July 07, 2013 12:00 am
Little Round Top -- Gettysburg

Little Round Top -- Gettysburg

Union Army cannons overlook the fields of fighting at Little Round Top in the Gettysburg National Military Park.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am
Picket's Charge -- Gettysburg

Picket's Charge -- Gettysburg

In an April 2013 historical training exercise, U.S. Army recruits walked the historic Gettysburg field that was central to the third day of fighting. On July 3, 1863, after two days of brutal fighting, the Confederate army began at the tree line in the back and marched across this field over…

July 07, 2013 12:00 am
Residents, officials surveying damage in wake of Wednesday night storms

Residents, officials surveying damage in wake of Wednesday night storms

A utility pole rests against a fence in Crown Point Thursday morning following Wednesday night's storms.

June 13, 2013 11:11 am
Two-vehicle crash sends two people to hospital, knocks out power south of square

Two-vehicle crash sends two people to hospital, knocks out power south of square

CROWN POINT | Police were investigating a two-vehicle crash south of the square Tuesday that sheared off a power pole and exposed live wires around lunch time.

June 11, 2013 7:10 pm Photos

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RAW VIDEO: Two vehicle crash in Crown Point

RAW VIDEO: Two vehicle crash in Crown Point

Crown Point emergency crews work to free a woman from a two-vehicle accident that sheared off a power pole

June 11, 2013 2:13 pm
Re-enactment group teaches passers-by about Civil War history

Re-enactment group teaches passers-by about Civil War history

The 20th Indiana Infantry Company B re-enactment group performs a drill on the Crown Point square. The group is based on an actual Civil War regiment and company that originated from Lake County.

May 26, 2013 6:40 am
Re-enactment group teaches passers-by about Civil War history

Re-enactment group teaches passers-by about Civil War history

Members of the 20th Indiana Infantry Company B re-enactment group perform Civil War military drills on the Old Lake County Courthouse lawn. The re-enactors have been camping out on the square during the Memorial Day weekend in replica Civil War-era tents, performing drills and answering ques…

May 26, 2013 6:36 am
New display, travel author highlight Memorial Day weekend at region Civil War exhibit

New display, travel author highlight Memorial Day weekend at region Civil War exhibit

Jeff Harris and Stacy Klingler, of the Indiana Historical Society's Local History Services division, affix a replica Civil War-era handgun to the "Faces of the Civil War" historical display Friday at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. The display was added to the existing Region United, …

May 24, 2013 3:06 pm
New display, travel author highlight Memorial Day weekend at region Civil War exhibit

New display, travel author highlight Memorial Day weekend at region Civil War exhibit

Jeff Harris, director of the Indiana Historical Society's Local History Services division, sets up an old-fashioned checkerboard and wooden checkers as part of the "Faces of the Civil War" traveling display. The display, which illustrates Indiana's contributions during the Civil War, was add…

May 24, 2013 2:58 pm
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