Tippecanoe County- Lafayette (1884-)

My dad never missed an opportunity to provide me one of his most pertinent pieces of parental advice: “Anything worth doing is worth doing to excess.” It was a lesson always close at hand during the time we spent together, exhibited in such disparate circumstances as building an eight-foot tall trebuchet in his backyard, buying […]

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Lake County- Gary (1929-)

Big parts of Lake County aren’t very welcoming places right now, mainly in Gary. Though it’s made big strides to overcome its reputation over the past few years, the city has lots of work ahead yet. Its continued status as the nation’s third leader in annual murders per 10,000 residents doesn’t help its welcoming status […]

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