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Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

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Men take children to school for Million Father March
Men take children to school for Million Father March

LANSING | Fathers and other male role models took their children to school on Thursday in Lansing as part of the Million Father March.

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Chalk artists take to the sidewalks in Whiting

WHITING | Artists and chocolate lovers will converge as the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce hosts its second annual Chalk A Lot festiv…

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STEVE HANLON: There's just something 'bout those Friday night lights
STEVE HANLON: There's just something 'bout those Friday night lights

CEDAR LAKE | They've heard about it. Like some tasty spice from the Orient that fires up a plate.

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Merrillville awaits word on Old Mill
Merrillville awaits word on Old Mill

MERRILLVILLE | Town officials could soon learn if the former Old Mill building is fit for remodeling or if it will face a wrecking ball.

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IDOT to inspect bridge over I-80 in Lansing

LANSING | The Illinois Department of Transportation will conduct a routine bridge inspection on Torrence Avenue over the westbound lanes of In…

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Learn to save on utility bills at free Sept. 10 workshop in Lansing

LANSING | Experts with the Citizens Utility Board will host a free presentation  at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., to help ele…

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Guide for the novice Kankakee River hunter
Guide for the novice Kankakee River hunter

Major Samuel L. McFadin was a prolific writer about the Kankakee River. Much of the source material I have comes from his pen.

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Compassionate care earns staffers top peer awards
Compassionate care earns staffers top peer awards

MUNSTER | Community Hospital’s celebration of Nurses Week culminated with a ceremony to recognize the most outstanding nurse and top patient c…

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Pet oxygen masks donated to fire department
Pet oxygen masks donated to fire department

CROWN POINT | Re/Max Pace donated three sets of pet oxygen masks to the Crown Point Fire Department this summer to help save animals’ lives du…

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Men take children to school for Million Father March
Men take children to school for Million Father March

LANSING | Fathers and other male role models took their children to school on Thursday in Lansing as part of the Million Father March.

Chalk artists take to the sidewalks in Whiting

WHITING | Artists and chocolate lovers will converge as the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce hosts its second annual Chalk A Lot festiv…

STEVE HANLON: There's just something 'bout those Friday night lights
STEVE HANLON: There's just something 'bout those Friday night lights

CEDAR LAKE | They've heard about it. Like some tasty spice from the Orient that fires up a plate.

Merrillville awaits word on Old Mill
Merrillville awaits word on Old Mill

MERRILLVILLE | Town officials could soon learn if the former Old Mill building is fit for remodeling or if it will face a wrecking ball.

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IDOT to inspect bridge over I-80 in Lansing

LANSING | The Illinois Department of Transportation will conduct a routine bridge inspection on Torrence Avenue over the westbound lanes of In…

Learn to save on utility bills at free Sept. 10 workshop in Lansing

LANSING | Experts with the Citizens Utility Board will host a free presentation  at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., to help ele…

Guide for the novice Kankakee River hunter
Guide for the novice Kankakee River hunter

Major Samuel L. McFadin was a prolific writer about the Kankakee River. Much of the source material I have comes from his pen.

Compassionate care earns staffers top peer awards
Compassionate care earns staffers top peer awards

MUNSTER | Community Hospital’s celebration of Nurses Week culminated with a ceremony to recognize the most outstanding nurse and top patient c…

Pet oxygen masks donated to fire department
Pet oxygen masks donated to fire department

CROWN POINT | Re/Max Pace donated three sets of pet oxygen masks to the Crown Point Fire Department this summer to help save animals’ lives du…

Porter County Board positions to be filled in October

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has board positions that need to be filled in October.

Leadership award nominations sought

GARY | Nominations are due by Monday for the 2014 Commonweal Leadership Awards presented by Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living. The agency …

Girl Scouts go bronze as leaders
Girl Scouts go bronze as leaders

HAMMOND | Girl Scout troops 10029 and 10261 from Montessori Children's Schoolhouse earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award earlier this year. The B…

Medical school graduate heads to osteopathic internship in Virginia
Medical school graduate heads to osteopathic internship in Virginia

Christine (Wilk) Sickles, of Lansing, Ill. is excited to gain valuable experience when she begins a year-long osteopathic internship in Virginia.

Music helps cancer patients heal on a positive note
Music helps cancer patients heal on a positive note

MUNSTER | If you listen closely, you may hear the sounds of pickin’, strummin’ and hummin’ coming from the Cancer Resource Centre thanks to be…

Audition set for youth ballet's production of Nutcracker

SCHERERVILLE | Auditions for Indiana Youth Ballet’s annual production of Nutcracker will be held Sunday at the St. John Township Community Cen…

Historical group hosts annual Family Fun Fest

CEDAR LAKE | Join the Cedar Lake Historical Association at its second annual Family Fun Fest at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lake f the Red Cedars …

Term-limit backers seek state Supreme Court ruling

CHICAGO | Republican Bruce Rauner and other supporters of political term limits asked the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday to jump into the deb…

Kelly pays tribute to Freedom Summer

CHICAGO | It has been 50 years since Freedom Summer — the effort in Mississippi to ensure that the newly-enacted Civil Rights Act was properly…

Cubs win suspended game, lose nightcap
Cubs win suspended game, lose nightcap

CHICAGO | Buster Posey went 4 for 4 with his 14th homer, leading Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants to a 5-3 victory over the Cubs…

Pullman park supporters want Obama's help

CHICAGO | U.S. presidents have the authority to create national parks without congressional approval, and backers of a proposal to turn the on…

Illinois gets $300M in Bank of America settlement
Illinois gets $300M in Bank of America settlement

CHICAGO | Illinois will receive $300 million of a national $16.65 billion settlement between the government and Bank of America over the bank'…

Lake Central sweeps Andrean in volleyball opener
Lake Central sweeps Andrean in volleyball opener

MERRILLVILLE | Lake Central opened its volleyball season in impressive fashion Thursday night.

Valpo schools seek $61.2 million budget in 2015

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Schools employees will get a 1.5 percent raise if the School Board's 2015 budget is approved as presented to the state.

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 48: Brickie Bowl
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 48: Brickie Bowl

"All my life, I want to be a Brickie. Work. Work. Work." Or so says the motto of Hobart High School.