CROWN POINT — The Lake County Fair was again jam-packed with activities Wednesday with woodworking demonstrations, flower displays and a swine show among programs drawing attention.
CROWN POINT — Parker Monix, 6, wore a bright orange T-shirt with the message: Keep calm and pedal on.
Photos by Kale Wilk, Times Correspondent.
CROWN POINT | Attendance at this year’s Lake County Fair dropped by nearly 16,000 visitors over the previous two years.
CROWN POINT | Some 300 motocross riders and quad riders raced the circuit at the Martin Xtreme Racing and Motorcross Promotions Supercross Series at the Lake County Fair.
CROWN POINT | Crust, filling and fruit were flung into the air Thursday as contestants buried their faces into pies bigger than their heads during the pie-eating contest at the Lake County Fair.
CROWN POINT | Youngsters (and even those not so young) can try being a Farmer for a Day at this year's Lake County Fair, and learn how from someone who does it year-round.
Read through the obituaries published today in The Times.
Indiana American Water Company completed construction of an $8 million disinfection treatment facility at its Borman Park water treatment plant in Gary.
St. Mary Medical Center will host a Stroke Symposium next month on the fifth leading cause death in the United States.
A former suburban Chicago mayor in failing health is set to be released from federal prison just three months into a one-year sentence for taking $5,000 to help a red-light camera company. U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin on Thursday ordered former Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta’s release from Federal Medical Center-Kentucky in Lexington. A petition from Presta’s lawyers said his already poor health had declined rapidly since reporting to prison in late June. Presta, who is in his early 70s, will be under home confinement supervised by federal probation officers for the remainder of his sentence and must repay $70,000 in restitution. Presta pleaded guilty last November to official misconduct and other crimes.
Mark Souder, a Republican who represented northeastern Indiana in Congress for more than 15 years, has died. He was 72. Souder disclosed in January that he had inoperable pancreatic cancer. Republican Sen. Todd Young of Indiana noted Souder’s death Monday during remarks on the floor of the Senate on Thursday. Souder described himself as an “ultraconservative” and had been running for a ninth term in the U.S. House when he abruptly resigned in May 2010 after admitting to an extramarital affair with a woman who worked in his congressional office. Throughout his congressional tenure, Souder made evangelical Christianity a centerpiece of his public persona.
Parts of the Mississippi River are so low from weeks of drought that barge traffic is being limited at the worst possible time — as crop harvests begin. Some Mississippi River communities between St. Louis and New Orleans may see record low water levels in the coming days, including Caruthersville, Missouri, and Osceola, Arkansas. Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say that normally, tows are able to move 36 barges at a time. With the water level so low, shippers have voluntarily agreed to cut that to 25 barges. Corn and soybeans harvested in the early fall need to be moved, and barges are vital in getting the commodities from one place to another.
A Wednesday night pursuit ended in the retrieval of a stolen vehicle and the arrest of an Illinois man.
Two Lake County men are pleading guilty to felony racketeering charges as former leaders for the Sin City Deciples Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.
U.S. District Court Judge Theresa L. Springmann ruled Thursday police saw enough indications of animal mistreatment to justify their investigation.
Former Lake County Clerk Lorenzo Arredondo was recognized Thursday by some of the people who know him best.
The Porter plaintiffs insist their property deeds include a private beach on Lake Michigan and the loss of their ability to exclude others from "their" beach is unlawful without just compensation.
The Republican chief executive announced Wednesday he's chosen IDOC Deputy Commissioner Christina Reagle to succeed Rob Carter as commissioner.