Monday October 22 10:32 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan


UPDATED Indiana State Police Accepts Lip Sync Challenge at the Great Indiana State Fair


We didn't mean to, but we crashed Google Drive! Thanks to everyone that tried to download the 2018 ISP Lip Sync at the Indiana State Fair. The new link to view the video is here on the ISP YouTube Channel:



Beloved best-selling novelist Judy Blume (“Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret,” “Summer Sisters,” the “Fudge” series) and astrophysicist and “Nova” host Neil deGrasse Tyson (“Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour,” “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry”) will receive the 2018 Carl Sandburg Literary Award from Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner on Tuesday, October 9, at 5:30 p.m. at The UIC Dorin Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Road).

Bicycling mag praises Brown County SP mountain bike trails


Bicycling Magazine’s website has named Brown County State Park among the “Top 6 Secret Mountain Bike Destinations in the U.S.”

Indiana NRC approves two nature preserves


The Natural Resources Commission approved two nature preserves at its bi-monthly meeting today in Indianapolis. The action increases to 287 the number of state-designated sites protected by the Nature Preserves Act.

The two new nature preserves are Dewey Hickman Nature Preserve in Harrison County and Mary Gray Nature Preserve in Fayette County.

Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum season opens Sept. 9

Former FBI Director James Comey opens the Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Sinai Forum’s 65th season Sunday, Sept. 9. The Forum announced four other notable speakers joining this fall’s schedule, including a legendary college football coach, a national non-profit leader, an internationally known photographer and a national political reporter.

The Schrage Family & Centier Bank Commit to $250,000 Founder-Level Partnership with Mascot Hall of Fame Museum


Known as a “founding family of Whiting,” the Schrage Family and Centier Bank have committed to a $250,000 Founding Partner sponsorship to the City of Whiting’s Mascot Hall of Fame, set to open later this year.

Munster Police Seeking Donations Towards a New Dual-Purpose Comfort & Narcotics-Detecting K-9

The Munster Police Department is currently seeking monetary donations towards the purchase of a dualpurpose K-9 that would be trained to both provide comfort to residents but which can also detect the presence of drugs.

UNIQLO to Open Second Store in Greater Chicago Area at Woodfield Mall this Fall


Global apparel retailer UNIQLO will open a new store this fall at Woodfield Mall, located in Schaumburg, Illinois. The 9,500 square-foot store will be UNIQLO’s second store in the greater Chicago area, following the opening of its flagship store on North Michigan Avenue in the fall of 2015, and will offer LifeWear for men, women, and kids. LifeWear is the UNIQLO commitment to creating perfect clothing that meets the needs of everyone’s daily lifestyles. High quality, functional, affordable and constantly being improved, LifeWear is available in a variety of colors and designs for people of all ages.