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.
Photos by Brandon Clair, 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 | Like any other day at the Lake County Fair, visitors received friendly greetings as they arrived Sunday.
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.
"Needless to say, not everybody had my ambition for a life outside the Region. In fast most of my extended family have happily lived there their entire lives and I go back whenever I can because it's home and I feel a connection."
Read through the obituaries published today in The Times.
Lake County leads as the Indiana county with the second-highest amount of reported COVID-19 cases since the pandemic's start, with a total of 108,660.
The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Hobart is just one of many groups and communities nationwide demonstrating Saturday as a part of the "Bans Off Our Bodies" movement.
A Chicago musician is hoping for the return of a violin made in 1758 that was stolen from her family’s home while they were sleeping. Minghaun Xu said the instrument was made by renowned Italian violin-maker and was lent to her by a private sponsor 20 years ago. Xu says losing the violin is like losing her own voice. Xu is a music faculty member at Roosevelt University and performs with a University of Chicago ensemble. Xu said she didn’t believe her home was targeted for the early Wednesday burglary because of her instrument. She says the violin is insured but it is irreplaceable with a sentimental value beyond its price.
A beloved, endangered shorebird in Chicago named Monty the Piping Plover has died. Chicago Park District spokeswoman Irene Tostado says, "It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of Monty, one of the Montrose Beach Piping Plovers.” Monty was taken to Lincoln Park Zoo, where he will be tested. Results are expected in about a week. Tamima Itani of the Chicago Piping Plovers _ a collaboration among the Chicago Audubon Society, the Chicago Ornithological Society and the Illinois Ornithological Society _ says “Monty will be very sorely missed.”
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a measure into law making it easier to pursue those who engage in the rapidly growing crime of organized retail theft. Large-scale smash-and-grab crime exploded to the top of the legislative priority list with high-profile cases in Chicago, various California locales and Minneapolis. Gangs enter stores and in a coordinated fashion, break display cases, sweep up merchandise and run. Stolen goods are often sold to finance guns, human trafficking and more. The law creates a separate crime called organized retail crime which carries felony penalties. It eliminates a roadblock to prosecution by allowing one prosecutor to files charges on all parts of the crime even if some elements occurred elsewhere.
Hill may be the only person in the history of American jurisprudence who has had two convictions for separate crimes set aside because prosecutors failed to turn over potentially exculpatory evidence.
Autopsy and toxicology reports are pending.
Robert E. Simms, 34, has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the homicides of 29-year-old Nicholas Kowalski, of Park Forest, and 38-year-old Glynon Nelson, of Crown Point, last year in Gary.
Jack Schaap was leader for 11 years to a fundamentalist church, which Outreach Magazine had once ranked as among the top 20 largest in the nation.
Young voted against the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would have codified the Roe v. Wade precedent.
Pro-choice protesters gathered at the Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion Thursday night to express their views outside a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind.
The five-member election board agreed to add about three dozen provisional in-person and mail-in ballots to the 46,267 valid votes already tallied. None changed the outcome of any election contests.
Hard Rock in April was the highest earning casino in the Hoosier State for a seventh consecutive month — once again surpassing the former earnings leader, Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.