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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 68: World Trade Center Beam

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 68: World Trade Center Beam

Schererville 9/11 memorial, featuring a beam from the World Trade Center

September 11, 2014 12:00 am
Flooding rains slam region again

Flooding rains slam region again

Officials and residents navigate high waters in Schererville on Saturday afternoon after the area was hit with about 3.5 inches of rain in just about an hour.

August 23, 2014 6:46 pm
Top state doc calls it quits

Top state doc calls it quits

Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. William VanNess announced Friday he is resigning for personal reasons.

August 22, 2014 2:15 pm
Lemon Rice Soup

Lemon Rice Soup

Lemon rice soup has been a South Shore comfort food favorite since the first Greek restaurants opened in the area generations ago.

July 31, 2014 1:00 am
Man in custody after elderly woman stabbed to death at Methodist hospital

Man in custody after elderly woman stabbed to death at Methodist hospital

Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram speaks to reporters gathered at a news conference at The Methodist Hospitals' Southlake campus in Merrillville Friday morning. Joining him were The Methodist Hospitals' vice-president of operations Wright Alcorn (left), Merrillville Police Detective Robert Wiley…

July 11, 2014 7:07 am
IRS agents on 'official business' Friday at Munster office

IRS agents on 'official business' Friday at Munster office

Agents from the Chicago field office of the IRS Criminal Investigation unit on Friday morning were at a Munster office building at 9201 Calumet Ave.

June 27, 2014 12:35 pm
Dyer crews investigating smoke at restaurant

Dyer crews investigating smoke at restaurant

Smoke can be seen coming from the roof of Little Italy restaurant, 1155 Joliet St. in Dyer Friday morning.

June 13, 2014 10:13 am
Dyer crews investigating smoke at restaurant

Dyer crews investigating smoke at restaurant

Smoke pours from the roof of Little Italy restaurant in Dyer Friday morning.

June 13, 2014 10:17 am
Dyer crews investigating smoke at restaurant

Dyer crews investigating smoke at restaurant

Smoke pours from the roof of Little Italy restaurant Friday morning in Dyer. The eatery reopened Saturday.

June 13, 2014 10:17 am
St. James hospitals pulled off the market

St. James hospitals pulled off the market

Franciscan Alliance has pulled its Chicago Region properties, including Franciscan St. James Health hospitals in Chicago Heights, off the market. A financial turnaround is being credited for the decision.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am
St. James hospitals pulled off the market

St. James hospitals pulled off the market

Franciscan Alliance has pulled its Chicago Region properties, including Franciscan St. James Health hospitals in Chicago Heights, off the market. A financial turnaround is being credited for the decision.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am
St. James hospitals pulled off the market

St. James hospitals pulled off the market

Franciscan Alliance has pulled its Chicago Region properties, including Franciscan St. James Health hospitals in Chicago Heights, off the market. A financial turnaround is being credited for the decision.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am

Cost of not addressing poverty could surpass current cost

Millions of dollars in federal and township poor relief flood Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties every month, outpacing statewide rates, a Times computer-assisted analysis of state, federal and local data shows.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related
Pence outlines Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0

Pence outlines Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0

Gov. Mike Pence discusses details of his Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 on Thursday at Indiana University Northwest in Gary.

May 29, 2014 6:30 pm
Conservative group attacks Pence health plan

Conservative group attacks Pence health plan

Gov. Mike Pence discusses details of his Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 during a presentation in May at Indiana University Northwest in Gary.

May 29, 2014 6:30 pm
New digital advertising director to lead region to 'next stratosphere'

New digital advertising director to lead region to 'next stratosphere'

Joe Battistoni has been hired as the new digital advertising director for The Times Media Co.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
Lake-effect snow packing punch on move through region

Lake-effect snow packing punch on move through region

A car rests in a ditch Tuesday morning on Cline Avenue just north of 85th Avenue in Schererville. Lake-effect snow caused white-out conditions in portions of the region.

January 21, 2014 9:07 am
Lake-effect snow packing punch on move through region

Lake-effect snow packing punch on move through region

A snow plow moves through heavy lake-effect snow Tuesday morning near Cline and 85th avenues in Schererville.

January 21, 2014 9:05 am
The top business stories of 2013

The top business stories of 2013

NWI housing market goes on a roll in 2013

December 28, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

Photos

Griffith police mark 50 years since officer's death

Griffith police mark 50 years since officer's death

Lt. Texas O. Minter is honored Friday at Ridgelawn Cemetery on the 50th anniversary of his death. He is the only member of the Griffith Police Department to die in the line of duty.

December 20, 2013 6:51 pm
Griffith police mark 50 years since officer's death

Griffith police mark 50 years since officer's death

Lt. Texas O. Minter is honored Friday at Ridgelawn Cemetery on the 50th anniversary of his death. He is the only member of the Griffith Police Department to die in the line of duty.

December 20, 2013 6:45 pm
Griffith police mark 50 years since officer's death

Griffith police mark 50 years since officer's death

Griffith police and town officials are joined by relatives of Lt. Texas O. Minter on Friday at Ridgelawn Cemetery as the Rev. Theodore Mens leads the group in a gravesite memorial service. Minter died 50 years ago while on duty.

December 20, 2013 6:47 pm
Green thinking puts tree farms in the black

Green thinking puts tree farms in the black

Maria Juarez and Lesly Valdovinos, of East Chicago, watch as Hector Cruz, also of East Chicago, saws through the trunk of a tree Sunday at Luers Christmas Tree Farm in Schererville.

December 16, 2013 3:30 pm
Thinking green puts tree farms in the black

Thinking green puts tree farms in the black

The live Christmas tree industry is expecting a surge in sales this season, partly because of environmental concerns. Local tree farms, such as Luers Christmas Tree Farm, shown here, will benefit.

December 16, 2013 3:30 pm
Thinking green puts tree farms in the black

Thinking green puts tree farms in the black

A Christmas tree is fed through a bundling machine Sunday at Luers Christmas Tree Farm in Schererville.

December 16, 2013 3:30 pm
Gary man dies from blunt force trauma

Gary man dies from blunt force trauma

Officials with the Lake County coroner's office, Gary police and Lake County Sheriff's Department respond Saturday to 102 E. 53rd Ave. in Gary, where a 75-year-old man was found dead in his apartment. The man died in an apparent homicide, the coroner's office said.

December 14, 2013 10:45 pm
Consumer complaints filed against Gary abortion doctor

Consumer complaints filed against Gary abortion doctor

Lynne Scherschel, front, board member of the anti-abortion group Lake County Right to Life, is joined by other organization members and some of the women who filed complaints Tuesday against a Gary abortion doctor.

December 03, 2013 6:00 pm
State, excise police raid abruptly closes La Carreta restaurants

State, excise police raid abruptly closes La Carreta restaurants

The popular La Carreta restaurants in Merrillville and Schererville abruptly closed after they were raided by the Indiana State Police and Indiana Excise Police on Monday

November 20, 2013 1:04 pm
State, excise police raid abruptly closes La Carreta restaurants

State, excise police raid abruptly closes La Carreta restaurants

The La Carreta restaurants in Merrillville and Schererville abruptly closed Tuesday after a raid by state police and state excise police. The Merrillville location opened Wednesday afternoon and the Schererville location is expected to open Thursday.

November 20, 2013 1:02 pm
Hobart girl honored at Bears game

Hobart girl honored at Bears game

CHICAGO | It's not the red carpet at the Academy Awards, but a walk on the Soldier Field playing surface before 60,000 cheering fans is a joyous lifetime memory for most people.

October 10, 2013 10:00 pm Video Photos

Photos

Shooting in Black Oak

Shooting in Black Oak

Gary police respond to the scene of a possible shooting that occurred Saturday afternoon. 

September 21, 2013 4:28 pm
High-tech care for teeth

High-tech care for teeth

Munster dentist Dr. Eric Compton demonstrates how to manipulate a virtual image of a crown for a tooth, using dental reconstruction technology.

August 21, 2013 12:00 am
High-tech care for teeth

High-tech care for teeth

Rows of various colored porcelain cubes sit in a tray, ready to be milled into crowns, veneers, bridges and implants.

August 21, 2013 12:00 am
High-tech care for teeth

High-tech care for teeth

A block of porcelain is milled into a desired shape, based on data sent via computer. Patients can receive crowns in less than two hours at Compton Dental Center, because the Munster practice uses on-site technology to create dental pieces.

August 21, 2013 12:00 am
Health Commissioner: Indiana infant mortality rate is 'horrible'

Health Commissioner: Indiana infant mortality rate is 'horrible'

Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. William C. VanNess II discusses the Indiana infant mortality rate during a meeting Tuesday at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago.

August 07, 2013 12:00 am
In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

Pan Gadson, Jacksonville, Fla."I haven't followed it too much. I think we need something."

July 27, 2013 12:00 am
In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

Amanda Putz, Morgan Township""How are they going to decipher which candidates are optimal for certain medical procedures?"

July 27, 2013 12:00 am
In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

Diana Sanchez, Griffith"We shouldn't have to be going on a guessing game."

July 27, 2013 12:00 am
In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

Janis Thompson, East Chicago"I need to do more research on my own."

July 27, 2013 12:00 am
In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

David Salazar, Hammond"I understand the rules and regulations are thousands of pages long. Who's going to read that?"

July 27, 2013 12:00 am
Man dies after competing in Mudathlon

Man dies after competing in Mudathlon

VALPARAISO | A longtime local journalist died Saturday after finishing a mud-drenched three-mile race rife with obstacles, including a climbing wall, slide and mud pit.

July 20, 2013 8:15 pm
Siblings shown in old photo tell their stories

Siblings shown in old photo tell their stories

A farm plat directory from 1968 shows a parcel of land belonging to John and Ruth Zoeteman.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am
Bob Volkmann

Bob Volkmann

Bob Volkmann is Schererville's town manager.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am
Cal City Sears store slated for June closure

Cal City Sears store slated for June closure

The nearly 50-year-old Sears store in Calumet City's River Oaks Center is closing in early June, the company confirmed Friday.

February 22, 2013 11:37 am
Addition helps new mothers

Addition helps new mothers

The open concept living space in the new facility for the St. Monica Home Parenting Program allows new mothers learn life skills.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am
School nurse focuses on diabetes education

School nurse focuses on diabetes education

Tracy Tucker, a nurse for the School City of Hammond, and Joan Culver, supervisor of nursing and health services for the School City of Hammond, pose with a stuffed pancreas prop and Rufus, the teddy bear with diabetes. The pancreas and bear are some of the tools used in educating children a…

October 30, 2012 12:00 am
Woman crashes car into Griffith restaurant

Woman crashes car into Griffith restaurant

Barricades surround the crushed facade of Niko's Steak and Seafood, 216 S. Broad St., after a woman experienced a medical problem and crashed into the building early Sunday. No one was injured in the accident.

September 17, 2012 11:12 am
Hospitals embrace spa amenities in calming trend

Hospitals embrace spa amenities in calming trend

Pictured is an operating room at Franciscan Point Surgery Center. Hospital officials said the Crown Point facility was designed to ease patients' nerves by incorporating certain elements, such as natural light in the hallways and procedure rooms.

August 26, 2012 12:00 am
Moving day: Valpo hospital to close, new one to open

Moving day: Valpo hospital to close, new one to open

Prompt Ambulance Service employees Tim Karagias, a field supervisor, and Shannon Gollnick, operations manager, prepare oxygen tanks Friday in advance of Saturday's hospital move.

August 25, 2012 12:00 am
New C.P. surgical center designed to calm nerves

New C.P. surgical center designed to calm nerves

Judy DeMario, nurse manager for Franciscan Point Surgery Center, leads a tour at Wednesday's dedication and blessing of the outpatient surgery center in Crown Point. The $11.6 million facility will welcome its first patients Thursday.

May 23, 2012 7:52 pm
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