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East Chicago mayor seeks disaster declaration from Pence for lead-contaminated neighborhood
The resources of city are strained to the "point of breaking," Anthony Copeland writes governor
Saturday, December 10, 2016
EDITORIAL: Let's not be Illinois; invest in water infrastructure now
Hoosier water infrastructure needs about $2.3 billion worth of repairs and then an estimated $815 million a year in additional maintenance, report says
Friday, December 9, 2016
Ameristar leads NWI casinos in November 2016 revenue
Friday, December 9, 2016
Munster may tighten control over festivals in effort to prevent violence
Friday, December 9, 2016
Porter County's foundation exceeding expectations in growing initial $147 million
Friday, December 9, 2016
At lead-tainted East Chicago housing complex, inaction and missed warnings
For more than three decades, government and industry officials received repeated warnings that pollution and dust from nearby plants posed a serious health risk
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Elkhart agrees to ACLU settlement, doesn't discuss social media policy
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Lilly to lay off hundreds after failure of Alzheimer's drug
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan could spur steel demand
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Court finds Hoosiers have right to walk near Lake Michigan
Waterfront properties extend to the ordinary low water mark, subject to the public's right to use the shore area between that point and the ordinary high water mark
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
With dissent, Gary approves TIF district plan
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
La Porte tpo require carbon monoxide detectors in new construction
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Northwest Indiana luring Illinois companies, but why so few?
Hasn't lured more partly because of its own reputation for political dysfunction and a lack of attention from the state government, IUN economist says
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Rail projects seen as transformational for Northwest Indiana region
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Norfolk Southern says count us out on Chicago rail bypass
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Indiana Governor-elect meets with Mittal in London
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Porter County spending $6 million to upgrade 911
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor welcomes 200th ship of year
Friday, December 2, 2016
Standing Rock protests leave impact on communities, including in Indiana
About a dozen officers from Northwest Indiana were sent to North Dakota in late October as part of a Homeland Security agreement that allows to them to help a state in need
Friday, December 2, 2016
Great Lakes Basin asks feds to suspend environmental portion of rail study
But GLBT doesn't expect that to delay the 160-mile proposed line around Chicago
Friday, December 2, 2016
Zip line adventure park, new water slide coming to Deep River in Hobart
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Great Lakes Basin explains key parts of $8 billion rail plan around Chicago
Says end-to-end travel time along 260-mile route would be a maximum of 12 hours
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Seeking to improve Kosciusko County community, 'Conversation' draws crowd
The need to diversify the economy beyond orthopedics was mentioned as was the need to further “brand” the community
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Keystone RV adding 2 plants, up to 300 jobs in Goshen
Thursday, December 1, 2016
ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor completes $24.4 million project
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Valparaiso University forum examines questions of any local racial bias, policing
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Residents frustrated about alcohol at Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion
Change in state law allows DNR to apply for liquor permits to the state's Alcohol and Tobacco Commission for its state parks without public comment
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Northwest Indiana housing prices, sales stayed strong in October 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Indiana child abuse cases nearly double in decade
Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush says state still does not have enough drug treatment centers and even is short of volunteer advocates to assist abused children at court hearings
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Unit restart at BP Whiting Refinery could lower gasoline prices
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
RV shipments up 14.5% in October, 2016 compared to those in 2015
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Bloomington has escaped the worst effects of property tax caps
0ther communities not so lucky, particularly those with a heavy manufacturing base
Monday, November 28, 2016
Nappanee resident designs award-winning Indiana bicentennial quilt
Sunday, November 27, 2016
EDITORIAL: Buncich, Snyder, Downs must resign
Sunday, November 27, 2016
NWI hospital systems embrace population health management
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Financial plan for Gary industrial park plan questioned by council members
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Hotel building boom sweeping Northwest Indiana
Developers have announced more than $73 million in investment in new hotels and more than 1,200 new rooms across the Region
Sunday, November 27, 2016
EDITORIAL: East Chicago needs a champion
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Following the $42 million in northeast Indiana Regional Cities Initiative money
The projects recommended thus far represent a total investment of $108 million, of which more than 66 percent is private investment
Saturday, November 26, 2016
New development coming to Crown Point's Sportsplex
Saturday, November 26, 2016
DirectBuy in Merrillville looks to a digital future
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Notre Dame, Indiana and Goshen among universities backing DACA
Saturday, November 26, 2016
New 4-story hotel in the works for Elkhart north of Indiana Toll Road
Friday, November 25, 2016
Food and Beverage Tax in Elkhart County? Not likely anytime soon
Even though Goshen mayor says city looks to lose an estimated $5.3 million in property tax revenue in 2017 due to property tax caps.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Goals for NewPorte Landing discussed at joint meeting
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
COMMENTARY: 9 of 10 school referenda passing was a Nov. 8 election surprise
Only Gary Community Schools' referendum lost 51 percent to 49 percent
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
U.S. Steel to pay $2.2 million fine, clean up Gary pollution
Agrees to remove tires it dumped in Gary, and to remove and dispose PCB-contaminated lights at Gary schools
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Indiana lawmakers ready to do the people's business in 2017
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Elkhart rescinds snow shoveling law, relies on 'partnerships, not enforcement'
Mayor Tim Neese has said the requirement was not legally enforceable since it required private citizens to maintain public right-of-way, sidewalks
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Welch Packaging completes installation of $16 million production line, creating 118 jobs
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Mayor, school superintendent write about Goshen residents' post-election worries
Calling on the community to come together in the wake of the presidential election that has left some students and residents feeling worried about their future
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Dining A La King: Northern Indiana serves up famous fried chicken
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Lake County sheriff shelters behind his badge for now
Monday, November 21, 2016
GLEDC director discusses efforts to attract international business
Monday, November 21, 2016
Double Track's twist - LaPorte County's role in South Shore expansion
Construction cost is projected to be $265 million to $275 million
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Warsaw veteran learns he'll be given a $320,000 home
First home to be provided in Indiana by Operation Finally Home
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Why a small LaPorte County town flipped big for Trump
Hoosier precinct defies its Democratic vote history
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Third parties made a silent surge in Hoosier presidential race
“This was an election looking for change,” says Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University Purdue University in Fort Wayne
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Drug epidemic leads to heightened need for foster parents in Indiana
Parental drug abuse cited as a factor 32 percent of the 2015 cases in which a child was removed from the home.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Feds: Lake County sheriff, Portage mayor indicted on corruption charges
Cases involve alleged soliciting and accepting money from tow company operators
Friday, November 18, 2016
Syracuse Town Council establishes new riverfront district
Thursday, November 17, 2016
250 residents plan lawsuits against East Chicago officials over lead contamination
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Significant layoffs hit BP Whiting Refinery for first time in 17 years
Global oil slump blamed for impending loss of up to 80 salaried employees
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Elkhart County Latinos, immigrants jittery after Trump's election
Many are left nervously wondering what comes next – whether they should be fearful
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Elkhart terminal will allow Moran to add jobs, ramp up trucking service
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Plans for rock climbing gym and tech center in South Bend get Regional Cities money
Funds also allocated for downtown Elkhart mixed-use development with retail, commercial, market-rate housing and a boutique hotel
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Lake County Council calls for state referendum on medical marijuana
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Trump could lift, or sink, Northwest Indiana economy
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Employers in Michiana rush to meet deadline for new overtime pay rule
Employers look at salary hikes, options before Dec. 1, 2016
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Optum to add 105 jobs in Jeffersonville
Customer service representative and pharmacy technician jobs available
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Pretzel maker readies for move into Plymouth facility
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Elkhart County Exit 92 campaign leads to more Indiana Toll Road visitors
Targets the 65 million travelers estimated to utilize the hughway every year
Friday, November 11, 2016






Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR


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