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South Bend, Elkhart area firms offer bonuses, better benefits
Companies are competing for workers in tight labor market
Sunday, January 22, 2017
MIBOR opposes Carmel's short-term rental restriction
Friday, January 20, 2017
$3.6 trillion needed for U.S. infrastructure by 2020, civil engineers say
Annually that amounts to $3,400 for an average family or $9 per day, official says
Friday, January 20, 2017
EDITORIAL: Holcomb should hit reset on lead-crisis response
Friday, January 20, 2017
Goshen teacher accepted to fellowship program, will help craft state policy
She will be working with 19 other participants from around the state
Friday, January 20, 2017
Redevelopment commission gives final approval to new 46-acre Gary TIF district
Friday, January 20, 2017
Pence disaster relief denial leaves legislators scrambling to help East Chicago
Seek financial aid for cleanup and testing efforts; and better assist residents being forced to relocate because of contamination at the U.S.S. Lead Superfund site
Thursday, January 19, 2017
RDA OKs $3.5 million grant for Warsaw's Buffalo St. Project
Thursday, January 19, 2017
New orthopedic company is being launch in Kosciusko County
Thursday, January 19, 2017
President made Elkhart County part of his economic recovery plan, Democrat leader says
About $140 million in funding that was awarded to the county through the Obama administration during the recession
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Annual Mennonite canning tradition continues next week in Daviess County
30,000 pounds of chicken or turkey will be processed to feed hungry locally and abroad
Thursday, January 19, 2017
State Sen. Blake Doriot, Elkhart County sheriff back bill legalizing hemp oil
Indiana is now in a minority of states that prohibit all forms of medical marijuana
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Munster looks to restrict chains, franchises
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Indiana lawmakers eye higher standards for railroad use of eminent domain
Bill inspired by the largely negative Region reaction to the plan by Great Lakes Basin Transportation for freight line around Chicago
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Judge Robert Rucker to retire from Indiana Supreme Court
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
COMMENTARY: 'Fake news' complaints prompt Valparaiso YMCA to change the channel
No more national news networks such as CNN, C-Span, MSNBC or FOX News will be aired inside the Y for members
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Shipshewana event center wins $3.84 million in Regional Cities Initiative funding
$19.2 million project one of three to win approval from Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Goshen seeking coordinator for arts market, new arts and culture database
Local artists that there isn't an affordable space with regular hours where they can sell their work
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Three projects approved by Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Porter County legislator aims to raise the speed limit for trucks on rural interstates
Indiana is one of five states that require trucks on rural interstates to travel at slower speeds than cars
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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
Study to guide development in upper floors of Goshen's downtown buildings
Monday, January 16, 2017
Forest River set to launch new luxury shuttle bus line at Elkhart factory
Sunday, January 15, 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
Artist proposes 'Beautiful' art project for Michigan City
Friday, January 13, 2017
Schools Without Walls growing in Elkhart, helping to keep students in class
The program is online-based and requires students to complete at least five credits a semester
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Mishawaka cops buy their own body cameras
City allows officer to make such purchases, with guidelines
Thursday, January 12, 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
Michigan City's Vanair Manufacturing acquires Minnesota firm
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Porter County employees doing more than work online and told to stop it
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Park survey gives Porter County glimpse into future decisions
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
Michigan City eyes new city website
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Riverside Tool in Elkhart acquires Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Elkhart police suspending use of body cameras indefinitely due to high failure rate
About 25 percent of 80 sent back to manufacturer for repairs
Tuesday, January 10, 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
Want to sell? Farmers offered land deals for power line near New Carlisle
Sunday, January 8, 2017
No rush by other cities to duplicate South Bend's newly instituted smoking ban
New casino will be exempt from city's smoke-free workplace rule
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Elkhart's deadly year: 16 homicides in 2016 is highest total in at least 3 decades
Anecdotal evidence and court testimony in some cases point to a combination of drugs, gangs, Chicago spillover and random incidents as cause
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Indiana RV sales tax law costing dealers millions
Newly introduced bills could change that
Saturday, January 7, 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
Econ head out after La Porte County Commissioners vote
Thursday, January 5, 2017
La Porte Kmart to close
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Indiana locals hoping for a share of road money
Gasoline tax may increase from 18 cents to 28 cents a gallon
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Officials express concern over LaPorte Hospital's new for-profit owner
Community Health Systems is $15 billion in debt
Wednesday, January 4, 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
Michigan City getting $20 million assisted living facility
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
425 jobs coming: Forest River announces major expansion in LaGrange County
Three of the facilities, which have sat empty for over eight years, are currently undergoing renovations.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Expansion, acquisitions grow northeast Indiana's RV hold
Indiana has 49 percent, or 111 of the nation’s 228 RV manufacturer plants, according to “RVs Move America.”
Monday, January 2, 2017
Milwaukee-based REV Group purchases Renegade RV in Bristol
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Hobart finds ton of ways to promote natural areas
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Groups working to get naloxone in hands of addict's closest circle
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
Agribusiness grows in northeast Indiana region, despite low commodity prices
More than 13,000 farms in operation in the sector
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
RV recalls increasing along with shipment numbers, worrying some
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
See why gasoline prices increased before Christmas; likely will remain higher in 2017
Tuesday, December 27, 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
Tribune Showprint mixes history, creativity in Muncie
For nearly 130 years the business in one form or another has been printing in Indiana, creating showcards for politicians, carnivals, auctions and more
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Goshen plans to continue eliminating vaults beneath sidewalks another year
Monday, December 26, 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
In 2016 RV industry experiences best November on record
Friday, December 23, 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






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