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150 motorcycles ride to honor firefighter

150 motorcycles ride to honor firefighter

LaPORTE | Nobody was more choked up, perhaps, than Blake Johnson who was shown the ropes of firefighting by fallen New Carlisle firefighter Jamie Middlebrook.

August 09, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Going hog wild at Lake County Fair

Going hog wild at Lake County Fair

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.

August 01, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Illinois governor hopeful pledges $1M of fortune

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.

August 01, 2014 7:00 pm
Lake County Fair gives taste of fest for preview night

Lake County Fair gives taste of fest for preview night

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.

July 31, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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22 families displaced by stubborn fire at Highland apartment building

22 families displaced by stubborn fire at Highland apartment building

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.

July 31, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Cops: Woman left baby in car at strip club

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.

July 31, 2014 6:45 pm
Bears fans pumped up at training camp in Bourbonnais

Bears fans pumped up at training camp in Bourbonnais

BOURBONNAIS | You've seen the Packers' silly cheesehead hats, their fans' badge of honor.

July 26, 2014 5:30 pm
Puzzle solution excluded

Puzzle solution excluded

In Monday's edition, the solution to Sunday's Sudoka puzzle was excluded. The correction solution appears here. The Times regrets the error.

July 22, 2014 4:21 pm

Officials present plan to renovate Town Theatre

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.

July 21, 2014 10:00 pm
Man in custody after standoff in East Chicago

Man in custody after standoff in East Chicago

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.

July 21, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Joint commissioner council meeting hears advice on hospital proceeds

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.

July 21, 2014 9:00 pm
Hundreds of girls take part in parade celebrating start of softball series

Hundreds of girls take part in parade celebrating start of softball series

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.

July 21, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Woman loved her family

A loving mother and grandmother, Traute Navikas was a kind-hearted woman who always put others first.

July 19, 2014 11:21 pm

Lansing OKs comprehensive plan

LANSING | Officials approved a comprehensive plan for the future of Lansing Tuesday which includes hopes for a vibrant downtown and a more robust airport.

July 15, 2014 11:30 pm
Man was center of family

Man was center of family

Argelio Trevino Sr., was a caring father to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, said his daughter, Maria Callas.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
MIKE NIETO: T.F. North's Price knows Shriner's Game more than a contest

MIKE NIETO: T.F. North's Price knows Shriner's Game more than a contest

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.

July 10, 2014 7:00 pm
Nativity Fest opens in Portage

Nativity Fest opens in Portage

July 10, 2014 6:02 pm Photos

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Workshop explores schools' role with LGBTQ youth

VALPARAISO | Area professionals learned Tuesday about creating a healthy and supportive climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in schools.

July 08, 2014 9:00 pm

Porter Council: Backyard chicken idea is for the birds

PORTER | Members of the Porter Town Council discussed backyard chickens during Tuesday's meeting after a resident requested to change the ordinance in May.

July 08, 2014 9:00 pm

LaPorte names new superintendent

LAPORTE | The new schools superintendent in LaPorte wants to focus on elevating the corporation from "good to great."

July 07, 2014 9:00 pm

Valparaiso man dies after car wreck late Friday

VALPARAISO | A 47-year-old Valparaiso man died Friday after he crashed the car he was driving, according to Valparaiso police.

July 07, 2014 8:30 pm
Camp FUNset keeps kids busy

Camp FUNset keeps kids busy

July 07, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Watkins' condition improves

HAMMOND | The condition of Hammond Schools Superintendent Walter Watkins has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, a hospital spokesman said.

July 05, 2014 8:00 pm
Lansing celebrates Grand Ole Fourth

Lansing celebrates Grand Ole Fourth

July 04, 2014 10:45 pm Photos

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Portage parade brings out thousands

Portage parade brings out thousands

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.

July 04, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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