LaPORTE | Nobody was more choked up, perhaps, than Blake Johnson who was shown the ropes of firefighting by fallen New Carlisle firefighter Jamie Middlebrook.
CROWN POINT | Hooves kicking up dust, the Loin Ranger and Swillery Rodham Clinton raced ham to ham around the U-shaped track for the ultimate pig racing prize: an Oreo.
CHICAGO | The wealthy Republican running for Illinois governor is catching heat for pledging $1 million of his personal fortune to a credit union on Chicago's South Side for loans to small African-American businesses.
CROWN POINT | While the line for discounted wristbands was long, lines for the rides themselves were short and sweet. Food vendors were just heating up grills and preparing deep fryers for the long haul.
HIGHLAND | A stubborn three-alarm fire Thursday at the Porte De L'eau apartment complex in Highland heavily damaged a building and displaced 22 families, officials said.
GARY | A Chesterton woman was charged with neglect of a dependent after police allege she left her 7-month-old child in a car for hours while she was intoxicated inside a strip club.
BOURBONNAIS | You've seen the Packers' silly cheesehead hats, their fans' badge of honor.
In Monday's edition, the solution to Sunday's Sudoka puzzle was excluded. The correction solution appears here. The Times regrets the error.
HIGHLAND | The Town Council and Redevelopment Commission scored a box office hit Monday with more than 100 residents showing up for a presentation to renovate the historic Town Theatre in Highland.
EAST CHICAGO | A 25-year-old man who poured gasoline in his home and threatened to shoot police if they entered was arrested Monday night after a three-hour standoff with authorities in East Chicago.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Board of Commissioners and the County Council met during a joint session Monday to hear from attorney Brian Burdick to gain insight on how to best deal with the $160 million in proceeds from the sale of Porter Hospital.
CROWN POINT | Thousands of softball players and their families packed the downtown square on a steamy Monday evening to celebrate the opening of the 2014 National Softball Association Girls Fast Pitch “B” North-Central World Series.
A loving mother and grandmother, Traute Navikas was a kind-hearted woman who always put others first.
LANSING | Officials approved a comprehensive plan for the future of Lansing Tuesday which includes hopes for a vibrant downtown and a more robust airport.
Argelio Trevino Sr., was a caring father to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, said his daughter, Maria Callas.
A.J. Price knows college scouts will be in the crowd at Tucci Stadium on Saturday night at the 40th annual Illinois High School Shrine Game on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus.
VALPARAISO | Area professionals learned Tuesday about creating a healthy and supportive climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in schools.
PORTER | Members of the Porter Town Council discussed backyard chickens during Tuesday's meeting after a resident requested to change the ordinance in May.
LAPORTE | The new schools superintendent in LaPorte wants to focus on elevating the corporation from "good to great."
VALPARAISO | A 47-year-old Valparaiso man died Friday after he crashed the car he was driving, according to Valparaiso police.
HAMMOND | The condition of Hammond Schools Superintendent Walter Watkins has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, a hospital spokesman said.
PORTAGE | Sydney Morris, 7, of Valparaiso, sat on a blanket with her mother, Maria Lance Morris and friends, waiting for the start of the annual Fourth of July parade along Willowcreek in Portage.
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