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The Room Is Crooked: NW Indiana Activist Group Breaks Ground With Racism Panel

Shaan Michael Wade | Posted 07.31.2013 | Queer Voices
Shaan Michael Wade

At the church entrance, a table with rainbow cloth draped over it was the home of various MCC-related pamphlets, business cards, and a bowl of condoms. (Clearly I attended the wrong churches as a child.)

Stepmom Of Caged Boy Pleads Guilty To Neglect In His Death

Posted 05.03.2012 | Chicago

The stepmother of Christian Choate, who died while locked in a cage after a brutal beating in his Indiana home, pleaded guilty to neglect of a depende...

Edward Luce's Unraveling American Dream

Robert Teitelman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

The world is becoming increasingly multipolar, not unlike the late 19th century. This is not outside the American experience.

In Their Own Words: 4 Artists Talk About Their Natural-Born Hooker

Tomas Mournian | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tomas Mournian

Gary Indiana, Lizzie Borden, John Burdett, and Lee Houck -- I chose the four aforementioned artists and asked them to talk about why (or why not) a "natural-born hooker" was the central character in their films and novels.

Organs Of 2-Year-Old Gunshot Victim To Be Donated

Posted 01.17.2012 | Chicago

The family of a 2-year-old girl who was fatally wounded in an accidental shooting Saturday in Gary, Ind. has decided to donate the child's organs. ...

Boy, 7, Shot During Christmas Gathering

Posted 12.26.2011 | Chicago

A 7-year-old boy was listed in critical condition Sunday after being shot in the head while attending a Christmas gathering in Gary, Ind. Leonard ...

Gary Elects Its First Female Mayor, State's First Black Female Mayor

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

Former Indiana Attorney General Karen Freeman-Wilson proved the third time, indeed, is often the charm as she was elected as Gary, Ind.'s first female...

Christian Choate's Father's Bail Dismissed Pending Charges Filed In Separate Case

Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago

New charges filed in Kentucky against Riley Choate, the man charged along with his estranged wife Kimberly Kubina in the tragic, disturbing death of h...

Couple Accused Of Locking Boy In Cage, Murdering Him File For Divorce In Jail

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

The Indiana couple accused of severely abusing and murdering 13-year-old Christian Choate is filing for divorce, and will head to court for a hearing ...

Man Tells Judge Why He Drove Without A License: 'I'm Blind'

Posted 09.12.2011 | Chicago

Richard Bombain appeared before a Gary City Court judge on Monday to explain while he was driving without a license, and he apparently thought he had ...

Gag Order Issued In Case Of Boy Locked In Cage, Beaten To Death

Posted 08.31.2011 | Chicago

A judge has apparently issued a gag order in the case of Christian Choate's alleged murder, as a press conference on the case was cancelled Thursday a...

Locked In A Cage, Beaten To Death: Disturbing New Letters Found

Posted 08.26.2011 | Chicago

Records of the Indiana Department of Child Services reveal that Christian Choate, a boy who authorities claim lived locked in a cage and died from sav...

Bad Trips: Wonderful Essays About Awful Travel Experiences | Posted 08.14.2011 | Books

Vacations are sacred, especially in America, where we work longer hours than our counterparts in Europe and still aren’t legally entitled to a singl...

Boy Found Buried In Concrete Died While Locked In A Cage, Sister Says

Posted 07.10.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: Christian Choate's father Riley and his stepmother Kimberly Kubina were charged Tuesday with murder, battery, criminal confinement, and neg...

Two Bodies Found Buried In Manure On Gary Horse Farm

Posted 06.25.2011 | Chicago

Police in Gary, Indiana are waiting for autopsy results to determine how two people found buried in a pile of horse manure Sunday were killed. Two...

Gary Mayor Seeks Bailout To Avoid Cutting Already Decimated Budget

WBEZ | Posted 06.13.2011 | Chicago

Officials in Gary, Indiana are awaiting a decision from the state on whether it can avoid making painful cuts to its already bare-bones budget. Ind...

Due To Illness, Gary Mayor Won't Run Again

WBEZ | Posted 06.08.2011 | Chicago

Rudy Clay announced Friday morning that he is suspending his re-election bid due to continued treatments for prostate cancer. "I owe it to my famil...

Indiana Woman Helped Get Dr. King His Day

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Today, many will celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday -- reflecting on history and civil rights and participating in service projects ...

Gary, Indiana: Unbroken Spirit Amid The Ruins Of The 20th Century

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I'd been to Gary, Indiana before. In April 2009, when the Obama fiscal stimulus had just begun, the city's mayor had told me that all the city needed ...

'Overwhelmed' Postal Worker Dumps Mail

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Woo hoo! A beautiful weekend is ahead. We wish we could dump the Friday workload and start the weekend early. Well, that's exactly what one mail ca...

Who is: Deon Taylor?

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

Los Angeles, CA--Deon Taylor walked into the Sofitel on Beverly carrying a backpack. A sign of the success his efforts have produced, the Louis Vuitto...

Gary Police: Boy's Beating 'Worst Thing I've Ever Seen'

Indiana Post-Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

GARY -- The newest marks on young Leon Walker's body covered dozens of deep, dark scars from the back of his head to the back of knees. Hours after...

Majestic Star Casino May Owe $27 Million In Back Taxes

Indiana Post-Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CROWN POINT -- Gary officials and Lake County Councilman Larry Blanchard are calling for more scrutiny on back taxes they claim are due on property ow...

High Electric Bill Leads Indiana Police To 500 Marijuana Plants

WBBM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

GARY, Ind. (STMW) -- A tip from NIPSCO led federal officials to discover almost 500 marijuana plants and arrest three Gary men. According to a comp...

Chicago-Area Bishops Spent Money Fighting Maine Gay Marriage

Chicago Catholic News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Maine voters decided this past week to overturn their state's controversial same-sex marriage law, they had a little help from several Chicago-area...