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Youth help clean up parks

Youth help clean up parks

Participants from the Illinois Youth Recreation Corps spread mulch at Burnham Park in Burnham. The Calumet Memorial Park District serves Calumet City and Burnham and neighborhoods in Dolton and South Holland.

6 hours ago
Cal City cop given state award for heroism

Cal City cop given state award for heroism

Calumet City Officer Adam Zieminski is pictured with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn at an awards ceremony Friday where Zieminski received the Line of Duty Heroism award from the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police for saving a baby from a house fire in May.

16 hours ago
Lansing Public Library to host digital bookmobile national tour event, share book experience

Lansing Public Library to host digital bookmobile national tour event, share book experience

On July 29 the Digital Bookmobile will visit the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., to teach patrons about the library's digital offerings.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
Let's Ride For Paws to benefit three animal groups

Let's Ride For Paws to benefit three animal groups

Pictured are Cheryl Plomann, Best Buddies Pet Pantry; Cathy Nolan with Gibby, Giant Paw Prints Rescue and Don Lococo Leroy's Hot Stuff.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
Pair from Pines Village reach new heights

Pair from Pines Village reach new heights

Jill Silhavy and Ken Holt enjoy a hot air balloon ride.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
Steamboats on the Kankakee River

Steamboats on the Kankakee River

Pictured is a boat towing logs on the Kankakee River.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
Event commemorates life of fallen Marine

Event commemorates life of fallen Marine

Pictured at the 2012 Martini Foundation Fundraiser are Laurie Framke, the mother of a U.S. Marine, and Ryan Hensley, a friend who enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps with Philip Martini.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
T.F. South stuidents offer 1965 class gift

T.F. South stuidents offer 1965 class gift

Pictured are the Thornton Fractional South High School Class of 1965 officers with the class gift of Civil War memorabilia. In 1965, it was the centennial of the Civil War. The officers from left are Bob Tisconcik, Dale Boroviak, Jim Brown and Karen Hollis.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

The Times is celebrating our region's rich history. Check out our gallery on nwi.com and share historic photos with us today by emailing Celebrate@nwi.com. Shown is a squad of the Valparaiso Blues, August 1889. There are quite a few notable citizens in this group: James McGill, Mark Dickover…

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
Highland Little League at Indiana State Finals

Highland Little League at Indiana State Finals

Provided Ben Strode of Highland connects on a pitch during the Indiana Little League State Championships that were held in Plainfield.

July 23, 2014 4:07 pm
Al Whitaker

Al Whitaker

Al Whitaker is taken with emotion as he experiences his son Freddie's name on the Vietnam Wall Memorial in Washington D.C. on July 2, 2014.

July 23, 2014 1:12 pm
Al Whitaker

Al Whitaker

WWII U.S. Navy Gunner Al Whitaker of Highland, IN.

July 23, 2014 1:00 pm
Al Whitaker

Al Whitaker

Al Whitaker gets a Hero's Welcome at O'Hare Airport upon his return from Chicago's Honor Flight on July 2, 2014.

July 23, 2014 1:02 pm
Annual car show set for Saturday

Annual car show set for Saturday

Pictured is a car on display during last year’s car show.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Hospital announces new board officers

Hospital announces new board officers

Mamon Powers Jr.

July 22, 2014 2:15 pm
Hospital announces new board officers

Hospital announces new board officers

Frances Taylor

July 22, 2014 2:15 pm
Hospital announces new board officers

Hospital announces new board officers

John Lowenstine

July 22, 2014 2:15 pm
Hospital announces new board officers

Hospital announces new board officers

Scott Ribordy

July 22, 2014 2:15 pm
Brad Hindsley of Spire Catering and Event Planning

Brad Hindsley of Spire Catering and Event Planning

Brad Hindsley of Spire Catering and Event Planning as well as Spire Farm to Fork Cuisine restaurant in LaPorte waits to accept his Young Entrepreneur award during the 2013 E-Day.

July 21, 2014 4:19 pm
Margaret Harding

Margaret Harding

Margaret Harding competes in the Royal International Miss Pageant in Orlando, Florida.

July 21, 2014 11:36 am
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EC Libray015

George Foreman grills, t-shirts, books, water bottles and much more are some of the prizes that will be raffled off at the Adult Summer Reading Club closing event.

July 21, 2014 11:33 am
Prairie State College police officers accept water challenge, donate to charity

Prairie State College police officers accept water challenge, donate to charity

All the PSC police officers who participated joined in at the end of the water challenge.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
Prairie State College police officers accept water challenge, donate to charity

Prairie State College police officers accept water challenge, donate to charity

Police Chief John Murphy received a dousing from his fellow officers Tuesday at Prairie State College as part of a charity event.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
Prairie State College police officers accept water challenge, donate to charity

Prairie State College police officers accept water challenge, donate to charity

Executive Director of Human Resources David Cronan dumps ice water on police Officer Daniel Vaci at the water challenge Tuesday at Prairie State College. PSC officers donated money to the Police Officer Down Memorial Page in exchange for getting soaked with water.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
Henderson receives Eagle Scout rank

Henderson receives Eagle Scout rank

Lars Henderson is pictured with Joe Kingsbury, VP of equipment for the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum and project mentor for Lars.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
Porter County Community Foundation awards Community Grant to Frontline

Porter County Community Foundation awards Community Grant to Frontline

From left are Amber Hensell-Hicks, Frontline executive director; Allen Grecula, Frontline director of clinical services; Bill Higbie, Porter County Community Foundation vice president of development, and Derek Frazier, Frontline development director.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
Two basketball camps feature Rob Hummel

Two basketball camps feature Rob Hummel

Robbie Hummel watches young participants at last year's basketball camp at the Valparaiso Family YMCA.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
D.148 leaders honored for efforts to prevent underage drinking

D.148 leaders honored for efforts to prevent underage drinking

Dolton West Elementary District 148 Superintendent Jayne E. Purcell, at right, poses with Family Guidance Centers Inc./Southland Prevention Coalition representatives Tula Beene and Robert Thompson. Purcell was honored for her support of the Coalition's efforts to prevent underage drinking.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
D.148 leaders honored for efforts to prevent underage drinking

D.148 leaders honored for efforts to prevent underage drinking

Southland Prevention Coalition Vice President Robert Thompson presented Superintendent Jayne E. Purcell with a Community Service Award in appreciation for her outstanding dedication and service "above and beyond the call of duty."

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
D.148 leaders honored for efforts to prevent underage drinking

D.148 leaders honored for efforts to prevent underage drinking

Southland Prevention Coalition Vice President Robert Thompson also presented School Board Secretary James E. Bendell with a Community Service Award for his service to and support of the Southland Prevention Coalition.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
Chester Czubala

Chester Czubala

Funeral services for Chester Czubala were held July 10 at Anthony & Dziadowicz Funeral Home in Hammond, with cremation following.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
Summer camp registration ongoing in Calumet City

Summer camp registration ongoing in Calumet City

Alex Scott, age 8 of Calumet City, carefully removes a piece in a game of Jumbo Jenga, during the Calumet Memorial Park District's Youth Camp.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
Crete library lets youth experience the wonder of bubbles

Crete library lets youth experience the wonder of bubbles

Geoff Akins Hannah, the bubble performer, uses magic and comedy to explain the science of bubbles to children at the Crete Public Library for its recent Bubble Wonders program.

July 19, 2014 12:00 am
Crete library lets youth experience the wonder of bubbles

Crete library lets youth experience the wonder of bubbles

Bubble performer Geoff Akins Hannah shows off his bubble-making skills during a recent program at the Crete Public Library.

July 19, 2014 12:00 am
'Cinderella' waltzes into Crete-Monee High School

'Cinderella' waltzes into Crete-Monee High School

Pictured is Eric Rehm, seated, music director for the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Cinderella" with, from left, Rebecca Thompson, Ashley Randle, Taylor Cole, Julia Albrecht and Joshua Houchins.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
'Cinderella' waltzes into Crete-Monee High School

'Cinderella' waltzes into Crete-Monee High School

Jessica Hale and Joshua Houchins learn to waltz for the production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Cinderella" that will run at 7 p.m. July 23 to 26. Hale will be playing the Evil Stepmother and Houchins is starring as the Prince.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
Anniversary celebration includes festival

Anniversary celebration includes festival

Sunset Hill Farm County Park will hold a festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 26.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
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071914-nws-TRIBUTE.AYDELOTTE.jpg

Services for Chester Aydelotte, Jr., were June 28 at Evangelical Covenant Church of Portage. Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, handled arrangements.

July 17, 2014 5:44 pm
Anita Beezhold, Leon Simon named winners of Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest

Anita Beezhold, Leon Simon named winners of Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest

Anita Beezhold, of Lansing, is one of the winners of the NWI Communities Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest.

July 17, 2014 1:39 pm
Anita Beezhold, Leon Simon named winners of Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest

Anita Beezhold, Leon Simon named winners of Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest

Leon Simon, of Schererville, is one of the winner of the NWI Communities Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest.

July 17, 2014 1:36 pm
Terrion and Donel Smith

Terrion and Donel Smith

Terrion Smith, left, and Donel Smith

July 17, 2014 11:00 am
elly may

elly may

Elly May played by Summer Smart.

July 17, 2014 1:50 am
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jethro

Jethro played by John Stenberg.

July 17, 2014 1:51 am
Remembering the old days in Lansing

Remembering the old days in Lansing

Two Dutch boys stand in the area where the Lansing post office is now and the pasture is covering the area that is now Fox Pointe. In the background on the left is the Krumm family home and the original Lansing Village Hall is on the right, which is now the Visible Music College. It is not k…

July 17, 2014 12:00 am
Crete Day Camp taking registration

Crete Day Camp taking registration

David Johnson,left, and Noah Bazil show off the frog they found in Crete Park, with Lekesha Cooper trying to take a peek over their shoulders.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

The Times is celebrating our region's rich history. Check out our gallery on nwi.com and share historic photos with us today by emailing Celebrate@nwi.com Pictured is the interior of the Valparaiso Phone Company building. June 1915.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am
Three-day workshop offered at art center

Three-day workshop offered at art center

Shown is what the students will be recreating in the workshop.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am
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