Chris Zervos


By Chris Zervos / May 10, 2023

  PORTAGE INDIANA- May 4th, 2023 The Portage City Council made history this week, passing an ordinance allowing for non-commercial personal ownership of chickens within city limits. The prohibition of the practice, thought to date back to local pagan beliefs regarding the chicken as a sacred animal, was brutally enforced by devastating fines, imprisonment, and … Read more

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Top 5 Reasons Crown Point is Never Getting a Trader Joe’s

By Chris Zervos / April 12, 2023

Crown Point social media users regularly state that Trader Joe’s, (the popular grocery chain founded in 1958 in Pasadena California,) would be one of the most desirable additions to their local economy. With 569 current freestanding locations including 17 in the Chicago region alone, we were naturally curious as to why Lake County had not … Read more

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MegaMayoCom²Plex nears completion at 109th and I-65

By Chris Zervos / February 18, 2023

      CROWN POINT- After eight months of construction, the Mega Mayonnaise Commercial Complex is set to finally open for business in Crown Point in just a few weeks. The 130,000 square foot facility, which will be used as a film production studio for mayonnaise commercials, is set to be a hub of economic … Read more

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Downstate Mayor Holds Ceremony Pardoning Turkey, Arsonist

By Chris Zervos / November 23, 2022

    Downstate Mayor Holds Ceremony Pardoning Turkey, Arsonist BURMA, INDIANA– Joining U.S. Presidents dating back to President Lincoln himself as well as countless state governors, Mayor Anderson Tomassi held a ceremony Tuesday night to announce the official pardoning of a turkey in celebration of Thanksgiving, as well as convicted arsonist Douglass Cranberry who has … Read more

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NWI “Hobo Catch and Release” Program Remains Controversial

By Chris Zervos / October 12, 2022

  NWI “Hobo Catch and Release” Program Remains Controversial   LAKE COUNTY- As Autumn brings colder nights and the threat of frost, Indiana A&M teams have resumed the state’s Hobo Migration Assistance and Monitoring (HMAM) program. A joint project between the state’s Department of Fish and Game and Indiana A&M’s Sociology and Public Health departments, … Read more

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Unbearable Sexual Tension Relieved by Opening of New Popeyes

By Chris Zervos / September 28, 2022

Unbearable Sexual Tension Relieved by Opening of New Popeyes   CROWN POINT- Nearly two years after news reports emerged that a Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen was planning to open at Summit and Broadway, the people of Crown Point can finally be said to have ready access to legs, thighs, and sweet sweet honey covered southern style … Read more

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Rejected Auto Dealership Billboards

By Chris Zervos / September 14, 2022

  “McLovin.” “Save Ferris.” “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” A rash of movie nostalgia themed highway billboards plugging local auto dealerships seems to have swept over NorthWest Indiana in the past few months. But advertising isn’t something that just happens effortlessly. For every billboard you see, someone in a local advertising agency had to … Read more

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Uneasy Peace falls on Crown Point as Burger King Reopens

By Chris Zervos / August 24, 2022

  CROWN POINT- After nearly two years of civil unrest, open defiance of the law, and disruption of daily life in the wake of the Burger King location on Crown Point’s Main Street closure due to a kitchen fire, local authorities report that a fragile semblance of normalcy has returned to the Northwest Indiana town. … Read more

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Brit News Giant Seeks Local 219 Buyout

By Chris Zervos / August 10, 2022

MOGDEN ON THAMES- Seeking to expand its already massive media holdings within the English-Speaking world, tabloid publisher Pelican House Newspaper Group, publisher of London’s Daily Wireless, has announced its intent to acquire the Local 219 Media Company in an attempt to throw its hat into the Chicago media market at a reasonable price. Speaking on … Read more

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Craft Malt Liquor Microbrewery Coming to Crown Point’s Square

By Chris Zervos / July 27, 2022

CROWN POINT- Milosh Cassavettes’ family has owned and operated restaurants in Northwest Indiana since the 1930s, but his newest venture is the family’s first foray into the world of craft beverages. After decades managing The Pythagorean, a family restaurant in Hammond his parents owned along with his aunt and uncle, Cassavettes has set his sight … Read more

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