STORY OF THE WEEK

2013-12-22T00:00:00Z STORY OF THE WEEK nwitimes.com
December 22, 2013 12:00 am

Ingalls marks 90-year anniversary

It's been 90 years since a two-story brick building rose up from prairie grasses to serve the health needs of people in Chicago's south suburbs. Named after its founder Frederick Ingalls, Ingalls Memorial Hospital marked its anniversary last month with a celebration and cake with the first baby born there, 90-year-old Jeannette Landowski.

Symposium aims to help Illiana vegetable growers increase business

The Purdue University and University of Illinois Extension are hosting a symposium Jan. 7 aimed at helping Illiana vegetable growers improve their business. The Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Teibel's Restaurant, 1175 U.S. 41, Schererville.

Hegewisch plant making a more fuel-efficient version of police cruiser

Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant in Hegewisch is making a new fuel-efficient version of its popular Police Interceptor sedan for officers who are not likely to get into high-speed chases.

Compressed calendar shortens holiday shipping season

The compressed period between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year affects the shipping season because people will not be able to procrastinate shipping out a holiday item. There are six fewer shipping days than last year,” said Christine Coughlin, who owns US 30 Postal Express along with family members.

Radisson welcomes new GM, renovations

Schererville resident Erin Bertollini is the new general manager of the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville. It’s sort of a homecoming for Bertollini, who served as the Radisson’s director of operations from 2009 to 2011 before becoming general manager of another White Lodging Services Corp. hotel, the Marriot Midway in Chicago.

Northwest Indiana projected to grow faster than nation

Northwest Indiana should outperform the state and nation economically next year, but job growth and uncertainty remain major concerns, an economist said.

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