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Goshen City Council fronts $850,000 forgivable renovation loan to Goshen Theater
Nonprofit has raised more than $5 million in recent capital campaign
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Tax incentives for Hammond data center clear another Statehouse hurdle
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Economic climate healthy in Merrillville, official says
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Lake County to buy $340,000 armored vehicle
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Fulton County group seeks to bring makerspace to Rochester
The idea is to provide a physical location for the group’s members to come and create using tools and equipment to which they might not normally have access
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
U.S. Steel, ArcelorMittal land U.S. Department of Energy grants for supercomputing
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Gary bus service grew in 2018
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Hanover, River Forest schools asking voters to fund capital projects, avoid transportation cuts
Monday, March 18, 2019
Patients should stay in NWI for their neurology, oncology, cardiovascular care, hospitals say
Monday, March 18, 2019
Trumps's 2020 budget proposal criticized by Great Lakes environmentalists
Offers $30 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative — a 90 percent drop from the $300 million it has gotten most years
Monday, March 18, 2019
Indiana's Sunday alcohol sales cause some Michigan stores to move or shutter
Monday, March 18, 2019
Gary seeks private redevelopment at Lake Street Beach on Lake Michigan
Sunday, March 17, 2019
State grant to build connectivity in LaPorte
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Duneland schools looks to continue its $41 million 2012 referendum in vote this spring
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Hobart OKs firearms ordinance banning public from carrying guns in public buildings
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Granger mom starts foundation to carry on son's goal of helping others fight addiction
“I couldn’t save my son’s life,” Debbie Campiti says, “but if I could save one life, it’s worth it.”
Sunday, March 17, 2019
2018 Indiana, South Bend area overdose deaths down after record high previous year
Officials attributed some of the decline in overdose deaths to a growing understanding of the dangers of opioids as well as an increasing number of pill drops in the area
Sunday, March 17, 2019
GOOGLE SPREADS SOME GOODWILL: Program lends tech experts to local training center
Volunteers spending a month at 10 Goodwill locations across the country with the purpose of improving the efficiency and ultimately the job-training capabilities of the organization
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Indiana is less taxing than Illinois
Friday, March 15, 2019
COMMENTARY: The problem with Indiana Toll Road's new tourism campaign?
There are not enough tourist attractions in Lake County
Friday, March 15, 2019
School voucher growth in Northwest Indiana continues to slow, report says
In Lake and Porter counties, around 3,380 students use state vouchers to attend private schools, compared to just under 3,200 two years ago
Friday, March 15, 2019
Gary Works, Indiana Harbor steel mills big reasons Indiana third worst in toxic chemical releases
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer touts success, sees work ahead in his State Of City
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
InSite to develop townhomes along Goshen millrace
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
INseparable project explores Indiana's urban-rural dynamic
Designed to help people in small towns understand economic and social changes
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Rail crossing task force shifts focus to Congress to prevent train blockage

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Fulton County agrees to purchase of $308,000, 15.4-acre property for new jail
Monday, March 11, 2019
Indiana led nation in steel production in 2018
Monday, March 11, 2019
Lake Michigan casino revenue holds in February 2019
Monday, March 11, 2019
Rail projects top infrastructure investments in Northwest Indiana
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Northwest Indiana drug overdose deaths were down in 2018
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Valparaiso residents invited to learn the ins and outs of city government
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Improvements highlighted at La Porte's State of City
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Indiana Gaming Commission approves Spectacle's acquisition of Gary casinos
Decision could bode well for Terre Haute's casino effort
Friday, March 8, 2019
Pedestrian fatalities climb nationally; smartphone use a reason
Although Indiana law gives walkers legal right of way in crosswalk, many drivers may not understand that, city councilwoman says
Friday, March 8, 2019
Two Indiana bills could affect your access to Lake Michigan beaches
“A lot of our economy is activated because of our access to Lake Michigan," says Michigan City mayor
Friday, March 8, 2019
NWI Region communities submit one-fifth of requests for state's Next Level Trails grants
42 of Indiana's 92 counties seek nearly $144 million to develop more than 240 miles of hiking, biking and riding trails
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Kosciusko County planners approve solar permit moratorium extension
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Logansport officials looking at multiple quality-of-life options for the city
Wabash Heartland Innovation Network suggests the 10-counties in group collaborate on interconnectivity among them
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Jasper County Commissioners talk solar power, state grant
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
EPA: Lake, Porter counties record highest number of toxic releases since 2003
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Sales of existing homes down in January 2019 in Northwest Indiana
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Full agenda awaits Hoosier lawmakers as second half of session starts today at Statehouse
House will begin considering Senate-approved legislation, and the Senate will evaluate proposed new laws endorsed by the House
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
New Michigan City commission would focus on clean energy, green space, recycling
Councilman says studies show that when families are looking to relocate to new cities, they look at available jobs, schools and green spaces
Monday, March 4, 2019
Tonnage dips at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor but remain above 10-year average
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Strategic defeats may help NWI Region legislative priorities succeed at Statehouse
Look at $3 million to pay of East Chicago school loan caused by student decline because of lead contamination
Sunday, March 3, 2019
South Shore Line to offer substitute bus service in frigid weather
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Schererville Republican family rolls dice to win Gary's casinos
Larry Bird trusts also named as investor
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Northeast Indiana region, counties take the Road to One Million at own pace
Each of the 11-member counties was tasked with growing its population
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Griffith getting more than $10 million in biz investment
Friday, March 1, 2019
With the Portage lakefront threatened by erosion, a coalition is lobbying for solutions
“Erosion has continued and no meaningful solution has taken place,” says chair of Ogden Dune beach committee
Friday, March 1, 2019
Michigan City Public Art Committee reflects on successful 2018 activities
Inviting 'conversation and wonderment'
Friday, March 1, 2019
New skyscraper will supplant White Lodging's JW Marriott as tallest hotel in state
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
NICTD approves new pact with Metra for rail use into Chicago
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Indiana Senate approves sports betting, casino moves
Allows mobile sports wagering after an individual signs up in person at a casino or off-track betting facility
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Indiana Senate to vote today on casino, sports gambling bills
'Hold harmless' provision would protect gambling income for Evansville, French Lick, Hammond, East Chicago and Michigan City caused by license move
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Experts: Kokomo highly susceptible to automation, but not time to panic
With routine jobs at risk, workers urged to get training, education
Monday, February 25, 2019
NWI Regional Planning Council seeks more money from Lake, Porter, LaPorte counties
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Wait just a second: Is Indiana Dunes the state's first national park?
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Gary mayor details 'recovery plan' from $17 million deficit in State of the City
"You can't just cut your way out of a deficit. We're going to grow our way out," Freeman-Wilson says as she seeks third term
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Lee Enterprises acquires content management business, begins stock repurchase program
Saturday, February 23, 2019
When one is better than two La Porte Chamber, GLEDC join forces in new alliance
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Indiana GOP lawmakers unmoved by CAFO critic's cry for help
"Instead of sound science being presented, I see a lot of subjective science, opinionated science, and not sound science backed up with data," says farm owner and state Rep. Aylesworth
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Upgrades to U.S. Steel Yard ballpark approved in Gary
Friday, February 22, 2019
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






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