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Gary homicides reaching alarming rate

Gary homicides reaching alarming rate

Abandoned buildings like this one in Flint, Mich., in June 2011 can be havens for crime. Flint led the nation in 2012 with the highest homicide rate for a city over 100,000 residents.

October 26, 2013 10:45 pm
Ill health forces Lake assessor to resign

Ill health forces Lake assessor to resign

Hank Adams speaks at a Republican election night party at Buddy & Pals Bar and Grill in Crown Point in 2010.

October 01, 2013 5:07 pm
Cole Midgett, Lowell

Cole Midgett, Lowell

Lowell wide receiver, Cole Midgett, left, was a standout before graduating. The St. Xavier standout was almost killed this summer in a car accident. He was at the Lowell-Crown Point game on Friday night and spoke about the experience for the first time.

August 23, 2013 9:01 pm
1014solar - solar in the home

1014solar - solar in the home

Solar panels can boost a home's energy rating and make it more attractive for resale.

May 02, 2013 2:46 pm
Chesterton's Margaret Shinn

Chesterton's Margaret Shinn

Chesterton's Margaret Shinn played No. 1 doubles in the regular season and No. 3 singles in the postseason as a junior.

March 27, 2013 12:43 pm
061012_BBH_3A_STATE_CHAMP Baseball Il state championship

061012_BBH_3A_STATE_CHAMP Baseball Il state championship

Marian Catholic pours gatorade on head coach Phil Wail following its Class 3A state championship in June.

March 25, 2013 6:40 pm
S'ville attracting new homes, businesses

S'ville attracting new homes, businesses

Schererville officials participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking last August for the new community center at Scherwood Park. The new building could open as soon as this spring.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am
Top-tier entertainment a bargain across NWI

Top-tier entertainment a bargain across NWI

The Northwest Indiana Symphony orchestra performs a free concert at the park grounds in Cedar Lake July 21.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am
Top-tier entertainment a bargain across NWI

Top-tier entertainment a bargain across NWI

Conductor Kirk Muspratt leads the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra in a free concert at the park grounds in Cedar Lake in July.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am
EC superintendent: Support kids through intervention

EC superintendent: Support kids through intervention

Beatrice Herrera looks for family and friends Sunday during the East Chicago Central High School commencement.

July 01, 2012 4:17 pm
Highland's Aby Madrigal

Highland's Aby Madrigal

Highland's Abigail Madrigal, pictured, and twin sister Vani have advanced to today's IHSAA quarterfinal round of the state doubles finals.

June 07, 2012 6:14 pm
2011 Crown Point Corn Roast

2011 Crown Point Corn Roast

Libby Brown, 2, of Crown Point, enjoys corn during the 2011 Crown Point Corn Roast in downtown Crown Point.

June 06, 2012 12:00 am
Yogi Ferrell

Yogi Ferrell

March 21, 2012 7:17 pm
Dancing with the Local Stars 2011

Dancing with the Local Stars 2011

Joel Palascha, coordinator for community affairs for U.S. Steel-Gary Works and partner Beth Coberg compete in the Dancing with the Local Stars event at the Merrillville Radisson in this Feb 24, 2011, file photo.

February 17, 2012 12:00 am
Randy Maksimik

Randy Maksimik

Randy Maksimik didn't score until Lake Central got to state last season. However, the defender does have a background as an offensive-minded player. He manned the forward position up until his freshman year, when coach Jereme Rainwater switched him to defense.

August 14, 2011 6:16 pm
football basketball

football basketball

Because of the NFL lockout, Antwaan Randle El, of the Pittsburgh Steelers, has returned home to Chicago often during the offseason, including in April for Coca-Cola McLegends game at Thornton High School.

July 07, 2011 2:29 pm
Newest national trail sends in the marine

Newest national trail sends in the marine

Erik Sprenne with the Northwest Indiana Paddlers Association speaks to people on a canoe after leading a May 21 paddling tour down the Little Calumet River to raise awareness of local paddling spots. The new Lake Michigan National Recreation Trail, dedicated last weekend, adds to their options.

June 10, 2011 12:00 am
No relief

No relief

Willy Love, of South Bend, cools off on June 7 at Deep River Water Park.

June 07, 2011 4:40 pm
Guarding and honoring our heroes

Guarding and honoring our heroes

Gavit graduate and Marine Corps. Captain Anthony Doukas is welcomed home by Indiana Patriot Guard member Darrel "Slick" Sills outside of Petros Restaurant in Hammond in this Feb 17, 2011, file photo. Doukas had just returned from a 7-month tour in Afghanistan.

May 29, 2011 12:00 am
Riley Choate admits to horrific acts in death of 13-year-old son

Riley Choate admits to horrific acts in death of 13-year-old son

Lake County sheriff's officers escort Riley Choate, a former tenant of a mobile home park in Gary's Black Oak neighborhood, into a police car after finding human remains under a shed behind Choate's former home in 2011.

May 09, 2011 8:00 pm
Mike Tilley, Kankakee Valley

Mike Tilley, Kankakee Valley

Kankakee Valley's second baseman Mike Tilley, trying to cut off Andrean's Tyler Ochi during a conference game this season, has played all four of his seasons of Kougars baseball on the varsity squad.

May 06, 2011 8:40 pm
Riley Choate admits to horrific acts in death of 13-year-old son

Riley Choate admits to horrific acts in death of 13-year-old son

Lake County sheriff's officers escort Riley Choate, a former tenant of a mobile home park in Gary's Black Oak neighborhood, into a police car Wednesday after finding human remains under a shed behind Choate's former home in 2011. The remains were those of his son Christian.

May 04, 2011 9:10 pm
Lake County works hard, plays harder

Lake County works hard, plays harder

Bert Pass distributes the ultra special barrel aged varieties of Dark Lord to winning customers in April during the annual Dark Lord Day at the Three Floyds Brewery in Munster.

April 30, 2011 3:20 pm
Hammond, PotashCorp continue talks

Hammond, PotashCorp continue talks

Land was being cleared in March in north Hammond in hopes of landing a deal with Canadian fertilizer giant PotashCorp. The city continues to negotiate with PotashCorp to locate a $100 million transfer facility at Gibson Yard, according to Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.

March 31, 2011 2:55 pm
Homeless given flu shots

Homeless given flu shots

Pharmacist V.J. Damasius prepares to administer flu shots to the needy in March at the First Baptist Church homeless shelter in Hammond.

March 09, 2011 6:15 pm
Major construction projects are major bright spots

Major construction projects are major bright spots

A train carrying molten iron passes in front of Blast Furnace No. 7 at ArcelorMittal in East Chicago.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am
ArcelorMittal posts $780M loss in 4Q

ArcelorMittal posts $780M loss in 4Q

A train carrying molten iron passes in front of Blast Furnace No. 7 at ArcelorMittal in East Chicago. The world's largest steelmaker still is recovering from the recession and a collapse in demand for its steel used in buildings, bridges and cars. (Tim Hunt, file | The Times)

February 08, 2011 1:41 pm
POTW Jan 30-Feb 5 - Blizzard

POTW Jan 30-Feb 5 - Blizzard

Lake County Highway Department driver Roger Ohlenkamp walks through deep snow to prepare a chain to tow his snowplow out of a ditch in Crown Point on Feb. 2. The truck ended up in a ditch due to another driver who would not move.

February 04, 2011 2:11 pm
Roof collapses onto future Special Olympics training center site

Roof collapses onto future Special Olympics training center site

The roof of a future Special Olympics training center in Crown Point lies in a mangled heap Thursday. Snow from this week's blizzard did the damage.

February 03, 2011 3:35 pm
Princess German, Preseason All-Area

Princess German, Preseason All-Area

Princess German, Bowman Academy, poses for a photograph for The Times girls basketball preseason all-area photo shoot.

January 31, 2011 5:23 pm
NWI.NOW

NWI.NOW

Tracy Hall explains his photovoltaic system, which converts DC power from his roof mounted solar panels into usable AC power, at his Munster home on Oct. 2, 2010. Hall's home was part of a region wide tour to display solar energy homes.

January 30, 2011 3:26 pm
1226_BEARS_MOORE Bears Jets Game

1226_BEARS_MOORE Bears Jets Game

Jets guard Brandon Moore puts on a hat on the sidelines of Soldier Field during a game against the Bears on Dec 26, 2010, at Soldier Field.

December 26, 2010 1:55 pm
Morton's Jerry Watson

Morton's Jerry Watson

Morton wide receiver Jerry Watson, right, and Hobart linebacker Julian Collazo scramble for the ball after Watson fumbled a pass on Oct 8.

November 10, 2010 4:56 pm
Local task force, industry collaborate on security

Local task force, industry collaborate on security

A train carrying molten iron passes in front of Blast Furnace No. 7 at ArcelorMittal in East Chicago. The blast furnace will be used for an energy efficient-project that involves installing a new 550-ton boiler.

October 28, 2010 3:30 pm
Blackhawks home opener

Blackhawks home opener

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews enters the United Center on a red carpet before the first home game of the 2010-11 season.

October 09, 2010 9:07 pm
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