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Lake County (Indiana)

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  • Cicada nymphs can wait no longer

    Like a scene from a science-fiction movie, red-eyed insects are popping up now in freshly turned gardens, squirming beneath logs and stones and digging tunnels as they plot their escape. After a 17-year wait, a few cicadas are making an early break...
  • Readers show off their ZIP appeal

    Readers show off their ZIP appeal
    After we published "Alternate ZIPs," describing some less-well-known but robust neighborhoods and suburbs (Real Estate, Jan. 20), it was our readers' turn. They offered lively descriptions of their areas—their alternate ZIPs as it were. North,...
  • Cabernet Franc wines from France, Napa and Columbia Valley

    SOMETIMES the gallery of Bordeaux varieties resembles a dynamic trio of comic-book heroes: Cabernet Sauvignon is the beefy, muscle-bound brute -- Lord of the Medoc, as well as of Napa Valley and points beyond. Merlot is rather willowy by comparison but...
  • Chicago's One Seed choice and plant sales

    Let's grow together! This year's One Seed Chicago plant is ... beans. All you need to do to participate is to, well, grow some beans. Any kind. Plant sales Lots and lots of plant sales this year. Don't have space to list them all; I've squeezed in...
  • 4 Bodies Found In Vacant Ind. Funeral Home

    (WGN-AM)- Dead bodies in a funeral home aren't unusual, unless they're in a funeral home which has been vacant –possibly for years. The discovery occured when leaders of the Northlake Church of Christ visited a former funeral home they recently bought in...
  • Four Bodies Found at Closed Gary Funeral Home

    (WGN-AM) - The former owner of a funeral home in Gary, where four apparently abandoned bodies were discovered last week, had his license revoked in 2001 while at a South Side funeral home he owned. No charges have been filed in the Indiana case, but...
  • California Man Sentenced for 1984 Murder in Gary

    (WGN-AM) - A California man who admitted raping and murdering an Indiana woman 25 years ago has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. In February, 48-year-old Mark Erler pleaded guilty but mentally ill to murder in the perpetration of rape in the death...
  • Central Florida's best hikes: Disney Wilderness Preserve

    Don't let the Disney name discourage you. Mickey Mouse won't be taking this hike anytime soon. If he does, he likely would become dinner for a red-shouldered hawk. There is nothing touristy about it. The Disney Wilderness Preserve is a 12,000-acre...
  • Central Florida's best hikes: Little Big Econ

    Aggravating a big banana spider by walking unknowingly face-first through his intricate web might be a little unsettling, but don't let that stop a hike through the picturesque Little Big Econ State Forest. Just take a friend along -- and ask him to...
  • Central Florida's best hikes: Wekiwa

    This is the hike with a perfect ending. Along with the sunscreen, bug repellent and drinking water, make sure to pack a bathing suit, or at least a change of clothing, to take advantage of an invigorating plunge into the always-72 degree fresh-water...
  • Central Florida's best hikes: Seminole State Forest

    This is not the hike to wear that goofy camouflage hat with the Christmas-style reindeer antlers. At least not this time of year. And if the sound of distant gunfire makes you nervous, wear one of those orange reflector vests -- or just delay this hike...
  • Classmates Charged In Connection With Burglaries

    (WGN-AM)- Bail was set Monday for three men -- two of whom were classmates at Crete-Monee High School -- who authorities believe were part of a seven-member burglary ring that scored $20,000 worth of valuables from homes and businesses in the Crete, Monee...