| Jul 5, 2011
| 6:24 PM
Ever since the 2008 disappearance of 2-year-old Caylee Marie Anthony, Janice Seals-Mack has eaten up every sound bite she could find on the missing-person-turned-murder case.
So when she heard Tuesday that Caylee's mother, Casey Anthony, was found not...
| Jun 22, 2011
Strap yourself in, dear reader.
Tidbits of additional information about recent column topics have been trickling this way, and it's time to catch up on them.
First, a recent column criticized Lake County for spending about $8,000 to pave a parking lot...
| Jun 10, 2011
Plant sales offer splendid opportunities to buy a variety of plants – often unusual and/or heirloom varieties hard to find anywhere else, and a chance to talk shop with fellow gardeners.
Most sales are held rain or shine; each listing has contact...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 11:35 PM
Round 2: The coldest weather in two years.
After getting hit with its third-biggest snowstorm on record, the Chicago area is now under a wind chill advisory. Temperatures are expected to drop to 11-15 degrees below zero Wednesday night, with wind chills...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 4:33 PM
By Christine Show, Staff Writer HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS — Presidential candidate Herman Cain will make a stop in Lake County later this month. The former Godfather’s Pizza chief executive officer will speak at 8:30 a.m. Wed., Sept. 21 at the...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 5:24 PM
Funnel clouds were reported early tonight as a strong storm blew through south of Chicago from Illinois into Indiana.
About 6:50 p.m. a tornado warning was issued for southeastern Cook County, northern Lake County in Indiana as well as northwestern...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:23 PM
About 20,000 homes and businesses served by Commonwealth Edison Co. were without power this afternoon in the wake of severe thunderstorms that pelted the Chicago area with golf ball-size hailstones, disrupted Metra service for hours in the far northern...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 2:17 PM
An Indiana judge issued a gag order this afternoon in the case of a couple charged in the murder of a 13-year-old Gary boy who died allegedly after brutal abuse that included being kept in a dog cage.
The ruling came from Lake County Judge Diane...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 3:54 PM
A Chicago teenager who police believed accidentally killed another teen from Chicago during a fight at an Indiana beach turned himself in this afternoon to authorities in Laporte County, officials said.
Kevin Kennelly, 17, was pronounced dead just before...
| Oct 19, 2010
| 12:54 PM
Police in Northwest Indiana say officers who stopped a speeding driver found the body of a man he had fatally hit in the back of his pickup truck. Lake County court documents say an officer spotted blue jeans hanging from the truck's tailgate when he...
| Mar 6, 2011
| 7:37 PM
Two women were killed Sunday afternoon in a traffic crash in south suburban Crete Township near the Illinois-Indiana border, authorities said.
The one-vehicle crash occurred just after noon in the 3000 block of East Bemes Road, officials said.
| Mar 7, 2011
| 11:49 AM
It was a tragic scene in northwest Indiana as dozens of dogs were found living in squalor. The Lake County Sheriff's Department raided a home Saturday only to find 19 dogs living in feces more than a foot deep.
Deputies also found 15 other dead animals...