By Tori Krzyston / October 1, 2023

Now that the spookiest month of the year is here, don’t miss out on any Halloween festivities- check out our October Guide for things to do this month!   October 1 Shoreline Sunday Music Series 3-7pm at Shoreline Brewery & Restaurant Elvis Night Starring Ronnie B. Elvis 4-7pm in Griffith Robert Rolfe Feddersen at Off … Read more

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3 Ways to Dominate Your 4th of July Party

By Alan Myszkowski / June 29, 2023

It’s summer time, the grill is fired up, but you’re looking for something unique – something that sets you apart from the rest of the basic grillers. Grilled Pizza: Put your meat aside and grab some pizza essentials (S&T Too is the perfect place to grab all your ingredients) and throw that dough on the … Read more

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By Tori Krzyston / June 22, 2023

Looking for 4th of July plans? The staff here at Local219 did all the work so you don’t have to. Here’s a list of 4th of July events across the region: FRIDAY JUNE 30: *Friday, June 30-Tuesday, July 4th: Cedar Lake SummerFest & Highland 4th of July Festival *Friday, June 30-Sunday July 2: La Porte Red … Read more

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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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Slater Got Engaged!

By Alan Myszkowski / April 21, 2023

ACCORDING TO ALAN: On today’s episode we take a deep dive into Slater’s proposal to his girlfriend Gabs, and explore the mindset of getting engaged and what was going through his head. In a surprise turn of events, Gab also joins us via phone to shed some light on what she was thinking too. LISTEN … 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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Staff Advice for Best Man and Maid of Honor Speeches

By Alan Myszkowski / April 11, 2023

ACCORDING TO ALAN: This week staffers Mark Pishkur and Mike Krzyston joined Alan in the studio for a full investigation into what makes a good or bad Best Man or Maid of Honor speech. LISTEN HERE:

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Alan Talks To Jack Pearson (A Brit)

By Alan Myszkowski / April 4, 2023

ACCORDING TO ALAN: In the studio this week was Jack Pearson, who is not only the General Manager of South Shore Jaguar and Land Rover but he’s also British. We chat about his path to the states, his professional soccer career, and what it’s like being in the car industry. LISTEN HERE:

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According To Alan – We Catch up With Spike Albrecht

By Alan Myszkowski / March 22, 2023

ACCORDING TO ALAN: In the studio this week is former Michigan/Purdue great (don’t tell him we called him that) to chat about his experience in college basketball and his new endeavors like running a new coffee company and franchisee sales. LISTEN HERE:

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According To Alan – Alan Talks To Justin Skains with Lean Kitchen

By Alan Myszkowski / March 16, 2023

ACCORDING TO ALAN: This week Justin Skains joined Alan and Mark Pishkur in the studio to give us an overview of Lean Kitchen, ways to maximize health, and to figure out how much protein you should really have every day. LISTEN HERE:

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