Local Sarcasm


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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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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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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Local Insights: Horoscopes for July 13 to Mid-August 2022

By Chris Zervos / July 13, 2022

GEMINI  (May 21–June 21) An emphasis on romantic partnerships, money, and travel will have Gemini tempted to pin a lot of hopes on their partners in the coming month, but pinning an AirTag on them is probably a better idea. CANCER  (June 22–July 22) Cancer are represented by the sign of the crab, and as … Read more

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NWI Residents Demand Action on Karate Dojo Rivalries

By Chris Zervos / May 11, 2022

LAKE COUNTY- Northwest Indiana residents are voicing impatience with escalating tensions between Karate dojos in the area as the recently announced South Shore World-Invitational Karate Grand Tournament approaches. The frequency with which displays of discipline, physical conditioning, and combat readiness have been happening in public spaces with cinematic qualities has led to calls for police … Read more

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Meklin Season Comes Early to Lake Michigan’s South Shore

By Chris Zervos / April 28, 2022

LAKE COUNTY, INDIANA- Rarely seen before Mother’s Day, warmer river waters in the Northern portion of Indiana have brought the annual emergence of meklins weeks earlier than expected. Known throughout the Great Lakes region as the first, dreaded sign of spring, the meklin season is a unique challenge for hoosiers living in the northern portion … Read more

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Portage Kohl’s Shopper Finds iPhone in Dressing Room, Informs Facebook Group She “Doesn’t Trust” Customer Service to Return It.

By Chris Zervos / April 14, 2022

PORTAGE, IN– Members of the “Portage Indiana Shopping with Friends / Bargains” Facebook group found themselves frustrated and without a clear course of action early last Tuesday following a series of group posts by group member Kimberly “Ice” Schiller. The initial post to the group, a picture of Schiller’s smiling Facebook avatar with the message … Read more

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