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Portage schools threaten legal action against city in safety squabble
At issue is the assignment of Portage police officers at the schools
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Report: Lead poisoning rates nearly three-times higher for many children in East Chicago Superfund site
Housing complex built in the early 1970s on top of a former lead smelter
Saturday, August 18, 2018
State commission approves $20.7 million Lake Station water plant sale to Indiana American Water
Saturday, August 18, 2018
EDITORIAL: Congress must keep pushing for Dunes national park designation
Friday, August 17, 2018
NIRPC OKs move of federal funds for Gary
Friday, August 17, 2018
Lakeshore PBS remains off-air after suspected vandalism
Friday, August 17, 2018
2018 Great Lakes shipping on pace with last year
Friday, August 17, 2018
LaPorte County senator planning to lead push for bias crime law at the Statehouse
Indiana is among just five states, including Arkansas, Georgia, South Carolina and Wyoming, without a bias-motivated or hate crime law on the books
Friday, August 17, 2018
Closed Selmer music instrument factory becomes apartments for Elhart seniors
Friday, August 17, 2018
Officials discuss new tax, challenges for potential Lake County convention center
Study predicts that a convention center could bring nearly $400 million in direct spending to the area over a 20-year period
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Trump administration opposes establishing Indiana Dunes as national park
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Valparaiso expanding bike share program; adding stations, 10 bikes
Thursday, August 16, 2018
U.S. Steel to invest at least $750 million to upgrade Gary Works plant
The city put together an incentive package of roughly $35 million for 25 years
Thursday, August 16, 2018
La Porte, Starke County hospitals come under single ownership
Thursday, August 16, 2018
North Central Indiana Regional Planning Council study identifies gaps, opportunities
Shows a billion dollars of leakage between manufacturing and agribusiness sectors in six-county area
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
After HQ2 loss, NWI apparently misses out on another Amazon warehouse
As it expands, it's entirely bypassed Northwest Indiana, sometimes billed as "the crossroads of America," thus far
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Indiana University Northwest creates School of the Arts
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Fewer fatal drug overdoses recorded in Porter County for first time since 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
In wake of Noblesville shooting, local schools warned to be ready for "combat injuries"
Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter warned the commission members Tuesday against relying too heavily on technology or a quick fix
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Looking to improve on voter turnout in La Porte County
LWV, Better Government study group want meeting to discuss options after 16 percent turnout
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
'Superfund' sites sprang from emergency declaration in late 1970s
Monday, August 13, 2018
Toxic priorities: 39 locations in Indiana among EPA's top 'Superfund' cleanup sites
Cleanups costs often exceed the coffers of even some of the state’s most profitable businesses
Monday, August 13, 2018
New Granger hospital follows trend: Smaller facilities offer speed and convenience
“The whole focus is on the consumer,” says Beacon Helth chief strategy and growth officer
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Leaders pursue signed connector for Panhandle Pathway and Nickel Plate Trail
Would like paths going through four counties
Saturday, August 11, 2018
EDITORIAL: Time to drop beachfront lawsuit
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Battle over lakeshore access escalates in Long Beach despite Indiana Supreme Court ruling
Said Lake Michigan shoreline, up to the point where the beach becomes soil, is unquestionably owned by the state and public has right to be on it
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Northwest Indiana casino revenue dips in July 2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018
$1.5 million customs facility at Gary airport called 'game changing'
Since the airport completed its runway expansion from 7,000 to 8,859 feet in 2015, operations increased 15 percent, official says
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Input sought on rural needs for 10 counties: Network forms to boost web access
$38.9 million Lilly Endowment grant was awarded to WHIN for its regional economic development initiative
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Michigan City schools votes against plan to test all kindergarteners for lead
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Grand design: Goshen artist enters final stretch for treatment plant mural
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Event center to open in downtown Elkhart
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Four have drowned this season in Northwest Indiana lakes and ponds
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Site selector consultants get close-up look at Michigan City and Northwest Indiana
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Environmental group sounds alarm about EPA's coal ash rule rollback
NIPSCO says its plans won't chang
Monday, August 6, 2018
Highland police seek to create video surveillance database to help with investigations
Monday, August 6, 2018
Goshen College teaching license program boosts local English Learner's efforts
Can ensure teachers help students understand content regardless of their knowledge of English
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Classic Hudson collection being auctioned
Once housed at Shipshewana museum, 69 vehicles will be sold Saturday
Friday, August 3, 2018
Indiana Fiber Network has more in mind for northeast Indiana region's broadband
Has invested $63 million in area broadband infrastructure, including 1,200 route miles of fiber
Friday, August 3, 2018
CTS shuts down last Elkhart operations, eliminating 103 jobs
Friday, August 3, 2018
Lakeshore PBS repairs to take 6-8 weeks following July 16 storm damage
Thursday, August 2, 2018
St. Joseph's College sued for defrauding Sodexo of $1.35 million
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
33 shuttered schools are for sale in Gary; one bid has been received so far
“We can’t afford to maintain these properties,” district's emergency manager says
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Young professionals targeted for $30 million project near downtown LaPorte
Taps into nationwide trend of people moving from suburbs back to cities to take advantage of shops, trails and other more conveniently offered amenities, developer says
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Crown Point Plan Commission denies new 200-plus home subdivision
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Portage officials: State tying hands over control of fireworks
Cities and town can enact ordinance more restrictive that Indiana law, says city attorney
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
COMMENTARY: Indiana governor breaks with lawmakers in call for hate crimes bill
It doesn’t take much to instigate hate in someone who’s already infected by it
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Midwest is seeing more Monarch butterflies in summer of 2018, but that could change
But they still need your nectar-rich flowers
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
EDITORIAL: Gary violence is epidemic, not 'aberration'
Monday, July 30, 2018
Steel trade association trying to raise funds for lawsuit against tariffs
Monday, July 30, 2018
Rochester artist creates bicycle sculpture for Nickel Plate Trail
Monday, July 30, 2018
Bulldog Park complex rises on former brownfield site off of Crown Point's downtown square
Includes 16,000-square-foot, two-story multifunction event center, an Olympic-sized ice rink, splash pads and an amphitheater/band shell that can accommodate 1,500 people for concerts and theater performances
Sunday, July 29, 2018
State's first free mobile healthcare clinic to take place in Valparaiso
The nonprofit organization, which relies on volunteers and contributions, has staged a total of 950 clinics (72 last year), most in the United States
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Cases of hepatitis A increase in Lawrence County
The state typically averages 20 cases in a year
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Survey: South Shore riders satisfied with rail service, but want better wifi
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Will the city of Gary always have a hospital?
In January, merger talks between Methodist Hospitals and Northwest Indiana's second-largest hospital system broke down
Saturday, July 28, 2018
After more than 25 years city-operated Elkhart youth center closes
Comes after city council halted funding after a recent audit raised concerns about the center’s financial management
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Bus line to Chicago airports loses Valparaiso stop
Friday, July 27, 2018
Elkhart's violent summer: Police chief: 'It's a community problem'
Over the past month police have recovered more than 250 shell casings from 20 shootings that have injured nine people
Friday, July 27, 2018
Slow growth in sales, quicker growth in prices for NWI homes in first half of 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
South Bend-area farmers happy for part of $12 billion in support in tariff battle with China
Wyatt  farmer estimated that he already had lost about $23,000 on the value of the corn and soybeans he plants on 700 acres
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Universal Trailer sells to new group to be headquartered in Elkhart
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
In June 2018, RV shipments slipped for second consecutive month
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
More than 94 percent of Indiana public school districts want metal detectors
Total of 3,228 devices were requested by 369 school districts, charter schools or private schools, governor's office says
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Recycling company to move into shuttered Stanrail plant, create 60 Gary jobs
Monday, July 23, 2018
CIVIC PRIDE: New Notre Dame center hopes to build on local programs
One of founder's hopes to see the new center grow into a vehicle for growth and redevelopment throughout the region bearing fruit in Elkhart County
Monday, July 23, 2018
Highland lands grant to expand downtown art and mural walk
Sunday, July 22, 2018
$4 million bond to fund infrastructure work at AmeriPlex
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Gary passes ordinance permitting use of golf carts on city streets
Golf carts are already driven in and around Lake Michigan beaches in the city
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Advisory group for Grand Calumet River restoration to resume public meetings
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Local officials optimistic about Merrillville's Broadway corridor
Saturday, July 21, 2018
South Shore vote keeps West Lake on track
If state approves, IFA can now sell bonds for the West Lake Corridor and Double Track projects, together representing a capital investment of about $1 billion
Saturday, July 21, 2018
These are the five proposed sites for a Lake County convention center
Include the former Radisson/Star Plaza property and Century Mall, both in Merrillville, Silverstone in Hobart, Kennedy Avenue and Interstate 80/94 in Hammond and Majestic Star in Gary
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Hammond brings libraries to local parks
Friday, July 20, 2018
Drug-related deaths down so far this year in Porter County
Group calls for more treatment facilities, community involvement
Friday, July 20, 2018
EPA announces $26.6 million cleanup at former DuPont site in East Chicago
Cleanups at former DuPont site and the nearby USS Lead Superfund site are closely entwined
Friday, July 20, 2018
North Central Indiana YWCA shelters are over capacity
Increased awareness leads to increased demand in South Bend and Elkhart
Friday, July 20, 2018






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