Editor's note: In tribute to Times columnist Mark Kiesling, who passed away just over a year ago, we are sharing his Christmas Day 2011 column with our readers.
It's never easy to lose your mom, regardless of whether she is 45 or 105.
Fiscal problems detected in a recently-released audit are not limited to the Lake County Sheriff's Department.
You deposit a check dated February 2010, but your bank shows it posted in December 2009.
With a pair of indictments handed out Thursday by the U.S attorney in Hammond, the federal government has dealt what could be a devastating one-two punch to the Democratic power structure in Lake County.
Monday's overwhelming verdicts of guilt against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich does not change by one iota my earlier opinion that this trial was a waste of time and money.
Sometimes I wish the whole Indiana General Assembly would book rooms in Illinois and just stay there so they could avoid doing stupid things.
When it comes time to get your $111 share of Indiana's surplus, take the money and run.
We can get tougher on criminals, or we can get smarter in the way with which we deal with them.
The resignation of Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Sr. was pretty much telegraphed when it became clear he is under federal investigation.
Indiana Supreme Court justices will hear arguments this morning on whether the state's school voucher system is the turkey its detractors claim it is.
Lake County's little toe is in the pond of debt, and it makes me wonder how long it's going to be until the county starts going down for the third time.
Back at a time when Plymouth was still building Barracudas, there was a reason to fear going to school or to the mall.
How about just trying this? If you don't like it, I won't ever mention it again. Let's conduct a normal election in Illinois.
Is our economy doing better or worse? See recent changes in local employment, regional inflation and more in these regularly updated charts and maps.
"He was a smoker and a drinker and lived this long. It goes against all science."
Check out modern homes in new communities around Northwest Indiana
Read through the obituaries published today in The Times.
Storms that spawned possibly dozens of tornadoes have killed at least 18 people in the South and Midwest, including at a heavy metal concert in Illinois where the theater's roof collapsed. The dead included seven in McNairy County, Tennessee, four in the small town of Wynne, Arkansas, and three in Sullivan, Indiana. Other deaths were reported in Alabama, Illinois, Mississippi and the Little Rock area. Tens of thousands lost power because of the sprawling storm system that also brought wildfires to the southern Plains and blizzard conditions to the Upper Midwest and left high winds in its wake. A severe weather threat remained for parts of the Northeast.
In Belvidere, Illinois, a tornado collapsed the roof of the Apollo Theatre as 260 people attended a heavy metal concert, killing one person and injuring 28, officials said.
Authorities say one person was killed and 28 were injured when the roof collapsed Friday night during a concert at a northern Illinois theater.
A monster storm system has torn through the South and Midwest, spawning deadly weather including tornadoes that shredded homes and shopping centers in Arkansas, collapsed a theater roof during a heavy metal concert in Illinois and made a fatal sweep into rural Indiana. At least one person was killed and more than two dozen were hurt, some critically, in the Little Rock area during Friday’s storm. The town of Wynne in northeastern Arkansas also was devastated and officials reported two dead there, along with destroyed homes and people trapped in the debris. Authorities say a theater roof collapsed during a tornado in Belvidere, Illinois, killing one person and injuring 28. The emergency management director of Sullivan County, Indiana, says the storm has caused three fatalities there.
Content by Midwest Express Clinic. Check out these helpful tips to help keep you safe and healthy during your spring break trip.
Content by Midwest Express Clinic. This American Heart Month, boost your cardiovascular health with these three must-have heart health tips.
Content by Midwest Express Clinic. Learn the facts about cardiac arrest and see how to help prevent future heart issues.
Household items are a great way to help increase your productivity in 2023.
When the suspect asked the woman for money and she replied she had none, the man pulled out a knife, police said.
“Beginning yesterday afternoon and into the early morning hours was a difficult time in our city," Gary police Maj. Chief Jerry Williams said. "Not only were several people shot but two lost their lives to gun violence."
The U.S. Attorney charged Katie Mendez-Mera with possession of a kilogram of fentanyl.
Dwayne Crawford appeared Friday before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Andrew P. Rodovich.
"What we are doing in this piece of legislation is a direct violation of the 8th Amendment," said Senate Democratic Leader Greg Taylor of Indianapolis.
Monday is the deadline for Indiana residents planning to vote in the May 2 municipal primary election to register in advance to cast a ballot, as required by state law.
New county population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau peg the population of Lake County at 499,689 as of July 1, 2022.
"The investigation is still ongoing and no arrests have been made yet," police said.