STORY OF THE WEEK

2013-10-13T00:00:00Z STORY OF THE WEEK nwitimes.com
October 13, 2013 12:00 am

NIPSCO wants to update infrastructure, raise rates

NIPSCO plans a $713 million upgrade of its natural gas delivery system and is requesting annual rate hikes that would total more than 10 percent by 2020.

Health law glitches: fatal or fleeting?

The glitch-ridden rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law has opponents crowing: "Told you so!" and insisting it should be paused, if not scrapped.

Mass layoffs to hit Citizens Financial Bank

A mass layoff is coming after Muncie-based First Merchants Corp. bought Citizens Financial Bank. More than 80 former Citizens Financial Bank employees will lose their jobs, starting in December. That's about a third of the workforce of the Munster-based bank, which now employs 260 workers at locations throughout Northwest Indiana and south suburban Illinois.

More than 1,500 attend job fair

More than 1,500 people attended the inaugural Second Congressional District Job Fair on Friday, hosted by U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly at South Suburban College. More than 50 employers are on hand to interview job-seekers for a variety of positions in an array of industries, including banking, healthcare, retail, government and transportation. Participating employers included BMO Harris Bank, Metra, Prudential, CSX Railroads and Comcast.

There's no Place Like Home

We all rely on others for daily help. We typically need assistance to repair or maintain our homes and vehicles, to complete projects at work, with legal guidance or financial planning, to cut our hair, or with watching our children.

Manufacturing Day aims to show industry no longer involves dirty, back-breaking work

Bring up manufacturing, and it might conjure mental images of shuttered factories or grimy, soot-smudged workers filing out of mill after a long shift. Today is the second annual Manufacturing Day and also the fifth annual Steel Day, which are both nationwide events aimed at changing public perception. Factories and steel mills across the country will open their doors to the public, and give busloads of schoolchildren and high school students tours.

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