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Bluffton-based Pretzels Inc. celebrates Plymouth plant opening
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Gary, Hammond, Northwest Indiana make bids for Amazon's second headquarters, up to 50,000 jobs
Hammond mayor: "It doesn't hurt to try, even though we realize our chances are a long shot"
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Former LaPorte university site to get historical marker
1840s institution was Indiana’s first medical school
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
OPINION: Local assets key the future
Eye on the pie
Monday, October 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: Hammond wisely invests in quality of life
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Successful Seward Johnson sculpture display will soon end in Elkhart County
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Can Elkhart County attract workers from hurricane-hit areas?
EDC to launch campaign in Texas and Florida seeking employees for local manufacturers
Sunday, October 15, 2017
EPA begins study of contamination at former East Chicago factory site
Agreement noted that possible off-site groundwater contamination is coming from the facility
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Gary schools' emergency manager gets two-year, $6.2 million contract
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Lake County agrees to fund paternity leave for its workers
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Installation of 'sound sculptures' nearly complete in La Porte
Friday, October 13, 2017
Northwest Indiana casinos post solid September 2017 growth
The five casinos had five months of declining year-over-yer revenues, and four months of growth this year
Friday, October 13, 2017
New city of Goshen arts website set to launch in November 2017
Mayor's Arts Council also will begin fundraising campaign aimed at supporting the group’s current and future initiatives
Friday, October 13, 2017
Northwest Indiana region parks, parkways to lose hundreds of trees
Through fiscal year 2016, the federal government has spent $310 million battling emerald ash borer and almost $700 million on  Asian long-horned beetle
Thursday, October 12, 2017
South Shore rail improvement plan backed at Gary public hearing
Biggest impact on local traffic would be felt in Michigan City, where 13 streets that now cross tracks along 10th and 11th streets would be closed
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Shuttered St. Joseph's College apologizes for selling hall of fame plaques
'We’re here to own up,’ after being called out for selling them to raise money to revive the liberal arts college
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Community Church, Pax Center to create new community green space in La Porte
An Education Resource Center will provide a place of learning with electric and plumbing and gardening programs
Thursday, October 12, 2017
EDITORIAL: Electronic court filing moves state forward
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
U.S. Steel remains nation's 2nd largest steelmaker
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Steel industry getting more sustainable and safer, study finds
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
NWI Regional Planning Agency seeks $24 million grant to finish Marquette Greenway
Plans call for the Marquette Greenway to run from south Chicago to New Buffalo, Michigan
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Hammond looks to take control of another downtown building
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Highland council takes stance against Charlottesville violence
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Rural utility offers customers option to buy green power
Initiative allows members to buy up to half of the electricity they use annually from solar energy sources without having to install solar panels
Monday, October 9, 2017
Anti-tax group targets Rep. Soliday for leading Indiana's road funding effort
His road funding legislation was approved 69-29 by the Republican-controlled House and 37-12 in the Republican-controlled Senate
Monday, October 9, 2017
Self-expression, personality on display at Elkhart Central High School
Monday, October 9, 2017
Merrillville preparing to replace bridge over I-65
Hopes such projects will attract business
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Plans drafted for 'economic development corridor' through La Porte
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Northwest Indiana launches Amazon bid teams
More than 100 cities across the United States have rushed to pitch themselves
Friday, October 6, 2017
More than 35,000 Lake County residents commute to Illinois for work
Increasingly becoming a bedrood community for young Chicagoans
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Lake County Council members debate the cost of an Amazon bid
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Purdue scientists push forward to learn more about the universe
First comes knowledge, then applications
Thursday, October 5, 2017
COMMENTARY: Lilly Endowment counseling grant spurs innovations for student success
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Temporary federal funding halt shouldn't impact Hoosier children's health insurance
CHIP spending proposals got put on hold while Republican lawmakers repeatedly attempted to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Emergency manager outlines improvement plans for two failing Gary elementary schools
Says root causes of failure includes a lack of effective teaching, outdated instructional resources, and inadequate professional development
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Pre-k voucher program comes to St. Joe, Elkhart, Marshall, Kosciusko counties
Are among the 10 counties that will participate in a "soft rollout" of the program in January 2018
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Justices say e-filing is transforming Indiana's court system
Over the past 15 months, courts in 55 of the state's 92 counties, as well as Indiana's appellate division, move to electronic system
Monday, October 2, 2017
ArcelorMittal to invest $1 billion in Mexico over next three years
The investment would create 800 new jobs in Mexico
Monday, October 2, 2017
Northwest Indiana public school educators to Betsy DeVos: Visit our schools
"I think we are labeled as resistant to change and archaic, and I think that is a fallacy," public high school principal says
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Purdue Northwest fights declining enrollment
Enrollment at Purdue Northwest's Hammond and Westville campuses has fallen to 12,071 from 15,286 in 2016
Friday, September 29, 2017
Portage moves to foreclose on Sport Resort property
Friday, September 29, 2017
Goshen multi-purpose pavilion plan, cost presented
Friday, September 29, 2017
Hammond school leaders pitch referendums to the business community, residents
District is asking for a $70 million general fund referendum to boost the operating budget
Thursday, September 28, 2017
U.S. Steel, Japanese steelmaking investing $400 million in new Ohio plant
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
LaPorte County looking at quality-of-life plan
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
NIPSCO seeks 20 percent natural gas delivery rate hike
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Sen. Young asks Trump to support federal funding for South Shore Line
Railroad hopes to receive $333 million for the West Lake extension and another $156 million for double-tracking
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Valparaiso City Council unanimously condemns hate groups including Neo-Nazis, KKK
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Howard County to launch new court aimed at helping local veterans
Veterans facing criminal charges would receive treatment rather than go to jail
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Northwest Indiana making a Regionwide bid for Amazon's second headquarters
City of Gary took out an ad in Monday's New York Times business section addressed directly to "Mr. Jeff Bezos, Chief Executive Officer - Amazon"
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Central Grocers' exit 'has left a big gaping hole' in NWI grocery market
Monday, September 25, 2017
Lincoln Amphitheatre: Theater of History in Spencer County
Diversity is what actors, staff and volunteers hope will continue to attract visitors to the largest covered amphitheater east of the Mississippi River
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Indiana Dunes hoping for 'Dark Sky' designation
Only 55 parks across the world have been labeled a dark sky park, says association
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Goshen named Indiana Chamber Community of the Year
Wednesday, September 20, 2017






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


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