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South Shore 25-mile, double track project gets state support
Speeding up trains between Gary and Michigan City expect to cost $290 million
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Gary seeks developer for University Park East area
Monday, January 16, 2017
Indiana lawmakers looking to entice developers near South Shore line
House Bill 1144 would create a Sales Tax Increment Financing, or STIF, district within a half-mile of the tracks of the current South Shore, running from Hammond to South Bend
Monday, January 16, 2017
New administration and Congress leadership renews target on Planned Parenthood funding
Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-1st, said the furor over defunding the organization is based on a false premise
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Northwest Indiana real estate market ends 2016 with growth in new homes, sales
10,970 houses were sold in seven-county region at a median selling price of $147,000 last year
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Rail Cats makes concessions to stay in Gary
Friday, January 13, 2017
Holcomb budget maintains surplus, funds South Shore project
Declare his support for a 20-year road funding plan sought by many in the General Assembly
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Lake County Council's vice president vote is shameful
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Lawmaker proposes $5 million to help East Chicago schools deal with loss of students
The district will end up losing state tuition funding for 275 students because of lead crisis
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Hammond City Council votes to close city court
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Justice delayed in OWI cases in Lake State City Court
LaPorte County Prosecutor John Espar, who oversaw a state police investigation, called it a "general and widespread failure" of the court's legal duty
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Overall number of homicides down in Northwest Indiana
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Middle class shrinking across Northwest Indiana, state
Michigan City-LaPorte and Fort Wayne metro areas post 11 percent declines 2000-2014
Saturday, January 7, 2017
EDITORIAL: 3 dead children a call to action, outrage in Gary
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Preschool advocates urge 'aggressive' action from lukewarm lawmakers
Want $50 million spent annually on pre-K, which Bosma calls a “difficult lift” this session
Friday, January 6, 2017
South Shore expansion project to Dyer would mean a move for many
Friday, January 6, 2017
NWI region losing hundreds of jobs as Sears Hardware, Carson's, Kmarts close
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Homicides down, overdoses up, say Lake, Porter coroners
"...if we as a community all work on prevention, education and treatment, we have a fighting chance against this epidemic," says Porter County coroner
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Few Indiana court cases resolved by jury trial, report says
53 percent statewide decline over the past decadem says Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Holcomb says he will focus on jobs, business growth as Indiana's 51st governor
He also states Indiana must "kill the drug epidemic that our state is grappling with"
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Hobart finds ton of ways to promote natural areas
Sunday, January 1, 2017
EDITORIAL: Resolve to push out corruption, promote civility in Northwest Indiana
Sunday, January 1, 2017
East Chicago can't use rate hike for removal of estimated 4,000 lead service lines
A report recently issued by the Indiana Finance Authority found Indiana's aging water utilities need $2.3 billion for immediate repairs
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Indiana uninsured rate falls considerably under Obamacare
More than 20 million Americans have picked up health coverage, reducing the U.S. uninsured rate to the lowest point on record
Friday, December 30, 2016
State eco-devo agency inked fewer incentive deals in 2016 and says that's positive
IEDC claims decline in deals is a reflection of the strength of Indiana’s economy right now
Thursday, December 29, 2016
No guarantee for South Shore train grants
Rep. Pete Visclosky says working methodically to meet federal milestones and demonstrating community support are key
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Gary to close three schools; superintendent gets new contract
Monday, December 26, 2016
Northwest Indiana leaders optimistic about drug task force's recommendations
"Until we start making treatment available to those that can't afford it that are willing to go through with it, then we're spinning our wheels"
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Study reveals NWI's greatest health needs
They include reducing diabetes and obesity and increasing treatment for substance abuse and mental health
Friday, December 23, 2016
South Shore to expand bike program
Friday, December 23, 2016
Latest Census figures show Indiana growing less than half as fast as during the 1990s
Illinois was one of six states nationally to lose population
Thursday, December 22, 2016
NWI home sales surge in November 2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Steel capacity utilization continues to increase in Great Lakes region
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Gary schools social media presence fades as $400,000 contract ends
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Chicago-Fort Wayne-Columbus passenger rail study gets federal approval
A 2013 feasibility study projected 2.1 million riders would use the route in 2020, many of them students
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Fort Wayne passenger rail line to Chicago closer to reality
Feds, state give OK for further study which includes further service to Columbus, Ohio
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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