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Beyonce, Jay Z rock legendary Soldier Field

Beyonce, Jay Z rock legendary Soldier Field

There was an electricity in the air at Soldier Field on Thursday night and it wasn't for the Monsters of the Midway.

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Region native provides local students with inspiring visit

Region native provides local students with inspiring visit

Region native and multi-instrumentalist Crystal Taliefero has two passions in life -- music and mentoring.

July 17, 2014 8:30 pm Video Photos

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Cultural pageant about self esteem, talent secondary

EAST CHICAGO | When community leaders Margaret Gomez and Rosa Rodriguez put their heads together in an effort to spark a younger enthusiasm for their culture, the result was the Union Benefica Mexicana's first Tiny King/Queen Pageant.

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Rosalyn Weems Memorial Scholarship honors legacy and educational excellence

Rosalyn Weems Memorial Scholarship honors legacy and educational excellence

EAST CHICAGO | When 22 year-old Rosalyn L. Weems passed in 1995, her parents Captoria and George vowed to keep her legacy alive.

June 30, 2014 10:47 am
Legacy of Amanda Bach lives in work of Amanda Forum

Legacy of Amanda Bach lives in work of Amanda Forum

VALPARAISO | The tragic death of their daughter Amanda will always be a nightmare for the Bach family. But there is bittersweet comfort in knowing that her legacy will live in the hearts and minds of those who cared and continue to care for her.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bodybuilding way of life for many for various reasons

Bodybuilding way of life for many for various reasons

MERRILLIVILLE | For some at body builders at Universal Fitness, working out is a way of life for those dedicated to health and fitness, for others it was a way to stay off the streets.

June 15, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Baseball card store helps feed needy with autograph session

Baseball card store helps feed needy with autograph session

SCHERERVILLE | Cedar Lake resident James Miller beamed with pride as he told his 10-year-old grandson and namesake that he saw Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas pitch in person and witnessed his no-hitter on television.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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NWI Communities' Father's Day Contest

NWI Communities' Father's Day Contest

The term hero is thrown around quite easily these days.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am Related
Times looking for photos celebrating history

Times looking for photos celebrating history

MUNSTER | Do you have an historic photo of your downtown, an old school that still resonates passion in your heart, a favorite place you loved as a child or a picture with your favorite athlete/celebrity that visited the region? 

May 28, 2014 8:38 am
E.C. hero provided with $10,000 surprise on Ellen DeGeneres Show

E.C. hero provided with $10,000 surprise on Ellen DeGeneres Show

EAST CHICAGO | Community hero Keon Kendall Brown has had quite the past couple months and appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show today with a huge surprise.

May 27, 2014 3:30 pm Video Photos

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Holocaust survivor's story touches Lake Central students

Holocaust survivor's story touches Lake Central students

ST. JOHN | Ernest Fruehauf lights up when he talks about his first recollections of growing up in Bavaria, Germany. That is until 1938, when his life was turned upside down when his family’s café was destroyed and his father was ripped away and taken to the Dachau Concentration Camp.

May 23, 2014 8:00 pm Video Photos

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Hobart Schools collaborate to help students succeed

Hobart Schools collaborate to help students succeed

HOBART | Making the transition from middle to high school can be a daunting experience. New surroundings, kids, teachers and subjects can cause a bit of anxiety for incoming freshman.

May 16, 2014 4:53 pm
Times hosts tours for community schools, organizations

Times hosts tours for community schools, organizations

MUNSTER | Times tour director Nicole Certa has hosted dozens of community schools, organizations, clubs, etc., in the past couple months.

May 15, 2014 1:23 pm Photos

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Warren Elementary School celebrates Special Person Day

Warren Elementary School celebrates Special Person Day

HIGHLAND | Hundreds of loved ones filled the gymnasium and halls of Warren Elementary School on Friday, May 9 to celebrate Special Person's Day.

May 09, 2014 2:36 pm Photos

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Region native shares her journey with the arts, reaches out to aspiring students

Region native shares her journey with the arts, reaches out to aspiring students

WATERBURY, CT | As multi-instrumentalist, Rock N' Roll aficionado, and Region native Crystal Taliefero gazed into the crowd of 3,000 youth at the legendary Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT, her message was clear-"Don't be afraid to fail, but most importantly don't be afraid to succeed."

May 07, 2014 5:38 pm Video Photos

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Early Learning Center celebrates their students

Early Learning Center celebrates their students

HOBART | The Early Learning Center celebrated the National Association for the Education of the Young Child's (NAEYC) month of April, coined as the Month of the Young Child.

May 01, 2014 11:06 am Photos

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Salvation Army celebrates volunteers with ice cream social

Salvation Army celebrates volunteers with ice cream social

SCHERERVILLE | Lake County Coordinator captain Rebecca Simmons touted the efforts of volunteers Thursday during the Salvation Army's first ice cream social.

April 26, 2014 3:03 pm Photos

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Special needs students treated to perfect prom

Special needs students treated to perfect prom

CROWN POINT | The girls didn't worry about who looked better in their dresses and none of them would've been devastated if someone had the same one.

April 22, 2014 6:25 pm Video Photos

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Gary civil rights forum focuses on access, equity

Gary civil rights forum focuses on access, equity

GARY | Speakers at a forum Friday on civil rights focused on access and equity, as well as creating a permanent structure where such issues can be discussed and debated.

April 04, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Region native appears with Jimmy Fallon tonight

Region native appears with Jimmy Fallon tonight

HAMMOND | Region native Crystal Taliefero appears tonight with her boss/mentor Billy Joel on "The Tonight Show" starring Jimmy Fallon.

March 20, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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The Rascals' Felix Cavaliere shares the good, the bad and the truth

The Rascals' Felix Cavaliere shares the good, the bad and the truth

If there's one thing The Rascals' founder Felix Cavaliere wants people to know, it's that the band was founded for one purpose - to unite people with their music.

November 12, 2013 1:45 pm Photos

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Lake Area United Way campaign raises nearly $5 million

Lake Area United Way campaign raises nearly $5 million

Lake Area United Way's 2012-13 Annual Community Campaign exceeded organizers' expectations by raising $4.973 million. More than 300 companies raised money in contributing campaigns and 7,500 people gave to the Annual Community Campaign.

May 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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John and Veronica Quinn-Where are they now story on John Quinn

John and Veronica Quinn-Where are they now story on John Quinn

John Quinn, right, and his wife Veronica now live at the Resurrection Retirement Community in Chicago. Quinn's 1973 Gavit football team qualified for the first-ever IHSAA playoffs. The couple have three children and seven grandchildren.

June 04, 2011 10:00 pm
TFS INVITATIONAL GIRLS TRACK  MEET

TFS INVITATIONAL GIRLS TRACK MEET

Lansing-TFS Sheryl McFarland competes in the triple jump at TFS at 18501 S. Burnham, Lansing, IL on Wednesday 4/20/11 during the TFS Girls Track Invitational.

April 20, 2011 8:35 pm
TFS INVITATIONAL GIRLS TRACK  MEET

TFS INVITATIONAL GIRLS TRACK MEET

Illiana Christian's Lauren Brink finishes the anchor leg of the 3200 relay ahead of Crete Monee's Meghann Goodwin at TFS at 18501 S. Burnham Ave, Lansing, IL on Wednesday afternoon, 4/21/11.

April 20, 2011 8:35 pm
TFS INVITATIONAL GIRLS TRACK  MEET

TFS INVITATIONAL GIRLS TRACK MEET

Lansing- Emily Dykstra of Illiana Christian HS competes in the triple jump at the TFS Girls Invitational Track and Field Meet on Wednesday afternoon 4/20/11 at TFS at 18501 S. Burnham in Lansing, IL.

April 20, 2011 8:35 pm
TFS INVITATIONAL GIRLS TRACK  MEET

TFS INVITATIONAL GIRLS TRACK MEET

Lansing-Illiana Christian's Oceana Shipp competes in the 110 meter hurdles at the TFS Girls Invitational Track and Field meet at TFS at 18501 S. Burnham, Lansing, IL on Wednesday 4/20/11.

April 20, 2011 8:35 pm
TFS INVITATIONAL GIRLS TRACK  MEET

TFS INVITATIONAL GIRLS TRACK MEET

Lansing- East Chicago Central Alicia Jackson runs the anchor led on the 4x100 relay during the TFS Girls Invitational Track & Field meet at TFS on Wednesday afternoon 4/20/11 at 18501 S. Burnham, Lansing, IL.

April 20, 2011 8:35 pm
TFS INVITATIONAL GIRLS TRACK  MEET

TFS INVITATIONAL GIRLS TRACK MEET

Lansing- Crete Monee track coach Willie Cole tracks his runners during the TFS Girls Track Invitational on Wednesday afternoon 4/20/11 at TFS at 18501 S. Burnham, Lansing, IL.

April 20, 2011 8:35 pm
TFS INVITATIONAL GIRLS TRACK  MEET

TFS INVITATIONAL GIRLS TRACK MEET

Lansing-Meghann Goodwin of Crete Monee runs the anchor leg of the 3200 relay at the TFS Girls Track and Field Invitational on Wednesday afternoon at TFS at 185001 S. Burnham, Lansing, IL on 4/20/11.

April 20, 2011 8:35 pm
SETON VS. ST. FRANCIS DE SALES GBK

SETON VS. ST. FRANCIS DE SALES GBK

Seton # 10 Deanna Wellere guards St. Francis De Sales # 33 Isis Mance in the championship game of the class 2A girls basketball regionals at Chicago Christian HS in Palos Hts, IL on Thursday evening 2/10/11.

February 10, 2011 10:40 pm
SETON VS. ST. FRANCIS DE SALES GBBK

SETON VS. ST. FRANCIS DE SALES GBBK

Seton # 10 Deanna Wellere tries to keep the ball inbound while guarded by St. Francis De Sales # 33 Isis Mance in the championship game of the Class 2A girl's BBK regional at Chicago Christian HS on Thursday evening, 2/10/11 in Palos Hts. IL

February 10, 2011 10:40 pm
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES WINS 2A REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OVER SETON ACADEMY

ST. FRANCIS DE SALES WINS 2A REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OVER SETON ACADEMY

The St. Francis De Sales girls varsity basketball team celebrates thei 2A regional championship win over rival Seton Academy at Chicago Christian HS on Thursday evening 2/10/11 in Palos Hts, IL. The final score was 52-38.

February 10, 2011 10:40 pm
SETON VS. ST. FRANCIS DE SALES GBK

SETON VS. ST. FRANCIS DE SALES GBK

Seton # 10 Deanna Wellere and St. Francis De Sales # 33 Isis Mance chase the ball in first half action of the 2A regional championship game at Chicago Christian in Palos Hts Il on Thursday 2/10/11. St. Francis De Sales won 52-38. Deanna Wellere scored 15 of Seton's points and Mance scored 2…

February 10, 2011 10:40 pm
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Seton # 10 Deanna Wellere has the ball stripped by St. Francis De Sales # 13 Tyler Henderson in the class 2A regional championship at Chicago Christian HS on Thursday evening 2/10/11 in Palos Hts. IL.

February 10, 2011 10:40 pm
SETON VS. ST. FRANCIS DE SALES GBK

SETON VS. ST. FRANCIS DE SALES GBK

Seton # 23 Ariana Jackson is guarded by St. Francis De Sales # 13 Tyler Henderson in first half action of the 2A regional championship game at Chicago Christian in Palos Hts, IL on Thursday 2/10/11. St. Francis won over Seton 52-38,

February 10, 2011 10:40 pm
SETON VS. ST. FRANCIS DE SALES GBK

SETON VS. ST. FRANCIS DE SALES GBK

Seton Academy # 10 Deanna Wellere shoots while guarded by St. Francis De Sales # 13 Tyler Henderson in first half action of the 2A regional championship on Thursday evening 2/10/11 at Chicago Christian in Palos Hts IL. Deanna Wellere scored 15 points in the game. St. Francis De Sales won 52-38

February 10, 2011 10:40 pm
Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez, Public Safety

Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez, Public Safety

Public Safety, Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez, Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Council

January 24, 2011 1:45 pm
Charlie Blum, Entertainment

Charlie Blum, Entertainment

Entertainment, Charlie Blum, Star Plaza Theatre

January 24, 2011 1:45 pm
Michael Schrage, Finance

Michael Schrage, Finance

Finance, Michael Schrage, Centier Bank

January 24, 2011 1:45 pm
Comparing 1958 incomes

Comparing 1958 incomes

In February 1958, when Denise (Hazi) Musch was 6 years old, her dad Louis, mom Bernice, 5-year-old brother Dennis, and 1-year-old sister Darlene, were part of Pageant magazine's story "$7,500 a year - What can it buy you?" In fact the story's cover photo is her family gathered around their k…

January 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Severe storms pound region, zap power

Severe storms pound region, zap power

JOHN LUKE | THE TIMES Workers cut branches from a tree that fell onto power lines Friday in Lake Station. Power was out to many homes and businesses in the area after high winds and rain pounded the region.

June 19, 2010 12:05 am

Today's Celebrity Birthday for Thursday, June 17, 2010

Columnist Philip Potempa's daily listing of notable name birthdays.

June 16, 2010 2:06 pm
Tony-winning actress Katie Finneran called Calumet City home

Tony-winning actress Katie Finneran called Calumet City home

Like so many readers, I watched the telecast of the 61st Annual Tony Awards on Sunday. This event, honoring the best in live performance, is one of the best ways to get a sneak preview of shows and talents likely to visit Chicago thanks to the thriving theater district.

June 16, 2010 12:00 am Related
Today's Celebrity Birthdays for June 16, 2010

Today's Celebrity Birthdays for June 16, 2010

Our daily listing of notable name birthdays.

June 15, 2010 3:14 pm
'Guardian angel' woke up tenants

'Guardian angel' woke up tenants

JOHN LUKE | THE TIMES A resident of the Cressmoor Arms Apartments carries some of her belongings Tuesday from her second-floor apartment. A fire ripped through the Hobart apartment complex's southwesternmost building Sunday night, destroying the roof and the third floor.

June 02, 2010 12:05 am
'Guardian angel' woke up tenants

'Guardian angel' woke up tenants

JOHN LUKE | THE TIMES Robin Keller, a resident at Hobart's Cressmoor Arms Apartments, is credited with running through an apartment building that caught fire Sunday and waking up sleeping tenants by "screaming at the top of my lungs," she said. She lives in an adjacent building and was readi…

June 02, 2010 12:05 am
Police: Alcohol involved in fatal crash

Police: Alcohol involved in fatal crash

JOHN LUKE | THE TIMES Students visit the scene of a weekend crash that killed Taylor Cavinder, 16, of Wheatfield, and Eric Sims, 17, of DeMotte, both Kankakee Valley High School students. Some wrote messages where the car struck the tree, knocking bark from the trunk, while others examined t…

May 25, 2010 12:05 am
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