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Land-based casino, Gary lakefront development plans go to full Senate
One bill permits the second casino license to be moved to Vigo County, likely in the city of Terre Haute
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Jasper County Council approves 1st step for solar farm abatement
Orion Renewables is looking at a $300 million project, official says
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Kankakee Valley School Corp plans solar farm
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Jasper County EDC hosts county-wide Community Engagement workshops
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Bygone businesses, last of their type, still wanted by Northwest Indiana residents
Clock, typewriter repair shop owners, blacksmith hard to find, but still in demand
Thursday, February 21, 2019
BP forecasts renewable energy will be largest source of power by 2040
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Two Lake County schools schedule tax referendums for spring 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Tax breaks for Hammond data center win overwhelming Indiana House approval
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court stands with conservation groups in Lake Michigan beach access case
Ruling says state holds this portion between ordinary high and low water marks of the shoreline in “public trust” for the benefits of its citizens
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Vibrant Communities Initiative part of La Porte County economic development strategy
Described as a "bottom up" form of community placemaking and inventorying of assets/listing of goals, rather than 'top down" centralized governmental planning
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Hoosier State fans hold out hope as Amtrak line cut from state budget plan
Passenger rail line would lose $3 million a year under a state budget plan released Tuesday. Greater Lafayette leaders hold out hope to save it
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Fulton County jail population dropping and some think it's due to new initiatives
Local judges: Use of alternative programs may contribute
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Bayer, which once employed more than 3,300, will close last Michiana facility
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Indiana companies received 916 exemptions to Section 232 steel tariffs
About 75 percent of the companies across the U.S. requesting tariff waivers get them, AP study reveals

Sunday, February 17, 2019
Goshen's millrace at the center of three new multi-million dollar projects
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Gary leaders seeking greater city role in Buffington Harbor development compact
Want to make sure the are equal partner in effort to develop area into a logistic center bypassing crowded Chicago railyards
Friday, February 15, 2019
Portage City Hall locks changed, portrait removed after mayor's felony conviction
Friday, February 15, 2019
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore now is America's newest national park
15,000-acre area that runs for 15 miles along Lake Michigan becomes nation's 61st and state's 1st with that designation
Friday, February 15, 2019
Northeast Indiana Partnership unveils 'Make It Your Own' brand to attract talent
CEO says strong brand awareness is key to area remaining competitive in the global marketplace and will encourage residents to embrace feelings of pride for their home and share it with others
Friday, February 15, 2019
Report: A million plus might gamble in Terre Haute if it gets casino
A state analysis puts estimates higher than 2017's projections
Thursday, February 14, 2019
EDITORIAL: Give other NWI Region cities with casinos an equal bite at land-based apple
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Indiana Toll Road, tourism bureaus partner on marketing Indiana attractions
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Data center tax incentives for Hammond lakeshore development headed to full Indiana House
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Toyota acquires East Chicago-based Hoist Liftruck
Thursday, February 14, 2019
East Chicago mayor speaks and EPA listens: West Calumet to return as residential site
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Federal audit: Munster's Community Hospital overbilled Medicare by $22 million
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Jury finds Portage mayor guilty of bribery, obstructing the IRS
Thursday, February 14, 2019
La Porte County to study internet connectivity in rural areas
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Bill could allow one Gary casino to move anywhere in state, not just Terre Haute
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Nearly 300-unit housing development in Valparaiso proposed
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
New state-city entity could oversee Gary lakeshore development following casino move
To create a single entity responsible for the overall development of alternative facilities to the crowded Chicago rail yards that could lure businesses to instead transfer, warehouse and ship their products at Gary
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
House unanimously OKs plan to ensure Chicago hospital access for sick NWI Region children
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Senators crafting list of permitted recreational activities along state-owned Lake Michigan shoreline
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
La Porte foundation begins Partners in Prevention initiative with $2.8 million
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Historic downtown theaters in South Bend, Goshen and Niles face very different futures
1921 State Theater in South Bend is for sale, while 1905 venue in Goshen is well on its way to restoration
Monday, February 11, 2019
ArcelorMittal turned a $5.1 billion profit, U.S. operations, best year since 2007
Sunday, February 10, 2019
State economic development leader hopes for growth regionally with mini grants
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Northwest Indiana casino revenue cold in January 2019
Sunday, February 10, 2019
'We need action': Indiana schools chief lists legislative priorities
The superintendent warned against complacency and encouraged educators to organize, send emails to legislators and contact the General Assembly
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Applying in Indiana for township assistance could become online pilot program
The online process could reduce misconduct, proponents suggest
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Hoosier State train route could derail without state cash
The line’s ridership is the smallest of Amtrak’s state-supported routes, and its ridership has declined over the past five years
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Ex-U.S. attorney who led Nassar probe chosen by mayor to investigate Elkhart police
Saturday, February 9, 2019
New horse-and-buggy lanes coming to Elkhart County
Home to the third-largest Amish settlement in the United States, the county recrorded 18 crashes in 2018 between cars and buggies
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Appeals court tosses Elkhart conviction over concealed hypnosis of sole eyewitness
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Sports wagering, casino bill clears first Indiana legislative hurdle
Would allow two casinos in Gary to relocate, accelerate when horse-track casinos could begin offering live table games from 2021 to this year and legalize sports gambling
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Former Elkhart police detective involved in wrongful convictions dies in apparent suicide
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
EDITORIAL: NWI justice system soft on abusers of women
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Northwest Indiana Home sales make annual advance despite sluggish December 2018
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
South Shore eyes new rail cars, other upgrades in capital plans
The money for the new rolling stock is included in a 2019-2024 capital plan that tops $1.3 billion
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
BP broadening reporting on climate change strategy, but critics want to see the details
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Crown Point's $100 million complex a beacon for development
Officials say construction is moving forward and attracting the attention of national restaurant and hotel chains
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
To be seen and heard: Eastridge works on Jasper County economic visibility
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Research explains how cities like Terre Haute may see more automated jobs than other places
Indiana tops the list in its percentage of jobs with automation potential according to Brookings study
Sunday, February 3, 2019
OrthoWorx diversity series continues as Kosciusko County population changes
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Renewable energy: New wind farms coming to four northwestern Indiana counties
NIPSCO and several partner companies are planning almost 300 more turbines in White, Montgomery, Benton and Warren counties
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Planned Parenthood merges Indiana and Kentucky affiliate with four western states
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Hammond Mayor McDermott says he's working to bring convention center to Highland
Claims 70,000-square-foot facility could be built without using any taxpayer money
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Indiana legislators, industry experts bet on successful sports betting law
Senate Bill 552 would also move one Gary license to Vigo County, allow bets to be made on mobile devices and allow live table games at racinos this year
Friday, February 1, 2019
Enrollment at Bloomington IU campus sees 1st drop in 5 years, down less than 1%
The numbers reflect national demographic and economic trends, school trustees told
Friday, February 1, 2019
Fair Oaks Farms opens barn-shaped hotel with custom suites
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Indiana public broadcast stations adding staff, expanding news programming
News gathering and reporting will ramp up over the next several months, IPB officials said, thanks to grants
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Ports of Indiana posts best year in its 58-year history
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
IDEM approves permit for Newton County organic dairy
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Biology lab dissections of live animals could change in Hoosier public schools
Virtual animal dissection in Indiana soon could be available
Monday, January 28, 2019
Plan to reduce infant mortality clears Indiana House, 99-0
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Local governments, schools prepare for 2020 fiscal cliff in St. Joseph and Lake Counties
Since they took effect roughly a decade ago, tax caps have taken a toll each year on taxing bodies across the counties
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Vacation rentals planned for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
DNPA hopes to start renting at the beginning of summer 2020 at weekly rates ranging from $4,800 to $1,800
Thursday, January 24, 2019
NWI lawmakers working to ensure premature babies and sick children can get care close to home
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Rensselar's Talbert Manufacturing gets $360.2 million U.S. Army contract
Wednesday, January 23, 2019






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