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HAMMOND | United Neighborhoods Inc. will host a first-time homebuyer educational workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 19.
GARY | A former general manager at Gary Works is retiring amid a shake-up of executive management at U.S. Steel.
The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Thursday voted in favor of the Illiana Expressway by a 76-20 weighted vote, waving through a massive road building project that could get underway as soon as 2015.
DETROIT | New cars and trucks sold in the U.S. last year got an average of 23.6 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, a record that came mainly through improvements to engines and transmissions, according to the Environmental…
A later Thanksgiving holiday has created a shorter shipping season and less time to get gifts going to recipients.
WASHINGTON | The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic versions of the blockbuster antidepressant Cymbalta, offering lower-cost access to one of the most widely prescribed treatments for depression, anxiety and other disorders.
TCF National Bank will have just one remaining Indiana location after closing 37 branches inside supermarkets across the greater Chicago area.
NEW YORK | The stock market fell the most in more than a month as investors assessed weak earnings reports from several U.S. companies.
PORTAGE | Shenanigans, 6121 U.S. 20, is under new management and is hosting a promotional Christmas party Dec. 21.
GARY │The Indiana Department of Transportation and the state police are asking for public assistance to help catch metal scrapper thieves, who they say cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars and threaten the safety of drivers.
Steel giant ArcelorMittal is shuffling around management, and will run the company by region going forward.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. declared he will vote against the proposed Illiana Expressway when the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission takes its decisive vote on the expressway Thursday.
HAMMOND | Five “lead corporate donors” are being recognized by Purdue University Calumet for support of a planned athletic complex at Dowling Park.
The Gary Jet Center is suing the former Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority, alleging it schemed to give unfair competitive advantages to a prominent Chicago real estate firm and ultimately shortchange taxpayers.
GARY | A major trucking company is so in need of drivers that it is offering signing bonuses of at least $2,500.
DETROIT | General Motors picked Mary Barra, its product development chief and a 33-year company veteran, as its next CEO. She will become the first female head of a major U.S. car company.
Ingram Micro, the world largest technology distribution company, recognized a Chesterton-based consulting firm for its fast growth.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rose to 708,000 tons in the week that ended Saturday, according to an American Iron and Steel Institute estimate.
HIGHLAND | A longtime family-style diner is returning under the original management and a new name.
B. Coleman Aviation broke ground Monday on its 25,000-square-foot hangar/terminal facility at the Gary/Chicago International Airport.
Total Northwest Indiana casino revenues improved for only the second time this year in November, driven wholly by a markedly improved month at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.
HAMMOND | Local and state officials gathered in bone-chilling winds Monday to open the new bridge on Indianapolis Boulevard while remembering the former Nine-Span structure that once stood in its place.
Members of a public-private partnership committee at the authority's regular meeting Monday briefed members on a contract for airport development and another for airport operations.
WorkingWell and Franciscan Alliance ExpressCare will expand in Porter County in the new year.
The new entrance into the front of Miles Books is just one of the changes the almost 30-year-old business has undergone.
After first debuting in the time-honored New York City Macy's department store holiday windows in 2003, six animated displays depicting some of the most memorable moments from "A Christmas Story" were put into storage.
On Thursday, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission will hold a crucial vote on the Illiana Expressway.
Local businesses urge shoppers to think small for the holidays
Attorney Elizabeth Lucas Barnes, of Church Church Hittle & Antrim in Merrillville, presented "Special Education Laws Made Simple" at the Capital Conference Center in Indianapolis. Attorney Monica J. Conrad of Church Church Hittle & An…
Local officials from across the region are set to decide this week on a proposal to build the first new stretch of interstate expressway in the region in four decades.
Northwest Indiana hospitals continue to embrace electronic record keeping, but sharing that information among different hospitals is more than just a keystroke away.
A decade ago, Kim and Dave Stengel slept in a brother's South Chicago Heights basement for seven months and spent all their spare time on a home-building site in a rural subdivision just north of Lowell.
Retired Lake County Sheriff's Deputy George Domazet, owner of Charmed Tattoo Body Piercing, said his interest in tattoos began in 2000.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | With Boeing the king of U.S. aircraft manufacturing, more than a dozen states are groveling before the throne for a share of the riches to be made from the next-generation 777 jetliner.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority honored members of the hospitality and tourism industry leading professionals, attractions and events.
The AARP Tax-Aide program is offering an opportunity for individuals to help seniors and low-income taxpayers.
Before walking to school, a 7-year-old Highland boy used to scrub the maple floor of his father's restaurant every morning with lye soap made with cooking grease from the kitchen.
Being a leader involves constant growth, expanding your horizons and finding your passion.
MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Chamber of Commerce officials met with a Northwest Indiana business crowd Friday to tout progress made on a long-range economic development plan and to discuss next steps, including a legislative push to let employees f…
MERRILLVILLE | About 97 percent of online consumers research products and services online before buying, but 58 percent of small businesses in Indiana don’t have functioning websites.
MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Sens. Dan Coats and Mark Kirk are throwing their support behind the Illiana Expressway, the proposed $1.3 billion highway that would link Interstate 55 in Illinois with Interstate 65 in Indiana.
HOBART | A regional young professionals networking event is scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at County Line Orchard, 200 S. County Line Road.
LANSING | Pelcher's Shooters Supply and Range, 18149 Henry St., is hosting a grand re-opening this weekend of its new indoor shooting range.
KNOX | Craig Felty has been named interim administrator of Indiana University Health Starke Hospital, as Linda Satkoski prepares for retirement.
GARY | More than 55 years have passed since 88-year-old Albert Cohen opened the furniture store that remains a Washington Street fixture in the city’s otherwise bleak retail habitat.
PORTAGE | Contractors hired to do work at Northwest Indiana's steel mills, oil refinery and factories can minimize the risk of accidents by first sending workers to a new safety training center, where they can practice entering underground ta…
So far this year, the state has fined eight Northwest Indiana businesses for safety violations, a fourfold increase over 2012.
SCHERERVILLE | Hampton Inn & Suites marked its grand opening Thursday at 1904 U.S. 41.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Franciscan St. James Health has named Arnie Kimmel as its new chief executive officer, overseeing the Chicago-area arm of Mishawaka-based health care system Franciscan Alliance.
SCHERERVILLE | Boho Chic has recently opened at 1000 Eagle Ridge Drive, Suite E, in Schererville.
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