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Bobb Auto Group supports Wounded Warrior Project

Bobb Auto Group supports Wounded Warrior Project

As the parent of a son serving in the U.S. Air Force, Art Georgian knows the importance of supporting this country’s servicemen and women, including those who have been wounded and have long roads to recovery.

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Cadenza expands Kia line

Cadenza expands Kia line

As the most powerful and technologically-advanced vehicle Kia has ever introduced in North America, the Cadenza expands Kia’s long list of award-winning vehicles while moving the brand up-market with an impressive selection of premium standar…

5 hours ago

United Auto Workers authorize Lear strike

United Auto Workers authorize Lear strike

HAMMOND | United Auto Workers Local 2235 has voted to authorize a strike at the Lear Corp. seat factory if a new contract cannot be reached.

13 hours ago

Hammond station crux issue in South Shore rail expansion

Hammond station crux issue in South Shore rail expansion

New maps of the proposed South Shore West Lake extension show five potential station sites along its 8-mile route, including an option for a Hammond gateway station deemed "essential" by Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.

August 20, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Not-So-Sober Cyclists

Not-So-Sober Cyclists

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August 20, 2014 1:39 pm

Big SUVs are back in a big way

Big SUVs are back in a big way

Originally engineered for tradespeople and outdoor enthusiasts, full-size truck-based SUVs became the darlings of driveways across America throughout the 1990s for their rugged go-anywhere personas.

August 20, 2014 1:23 pm

Gary airport gets new manager

Former Detroit City Airport director Delbert Brown has been selected as airport manager for Gary/Chicago International Airport pending approval by the airport authority next week.

August 20, 2014 1:00 pm

Outback rolls 20-year milestone: Utility defines 2015 Subaru wagon

Outback rolls 20-year milestone: Utility defines 2015 Subaru wagon

Subaru Outback enters its fifth-generation to celebrate 20 years on-and off-pavement across America’s landscape.  

August 17, 2014 2:25 pm

Dodge Durango hits its stride with new technology

Dodge Durango hits its stride with new technology

The Dodge brand is upping the ante in the fast-growing full-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV) and crossover segments, introducing the new 2014 Dodge Durango at the 2013 New York International Auto Show.

August 16, 2014 2:18 pm

Fast Fact: Tiny Hues

Fast Fact: Tiny Hues

Tiny Hues

August 15, 2014 12:21 pm

Where Comfort is King: The 2014 Buick LaCrosse sedan delivers amenable all-around performance and treats passengers to a truly quiet and comfortable interior

Where Comfort is King: The 2014 Buick LaCrosse sedan delivers amenable all-around performance and treats passengers to a truly quiet and comfortable interior

Among those who face the most grueling rush hour commutes, we’d bet comfort trumps performance by a large margin, and with good reason. Owning a car that can make a lightning fast leap to 60 mph and careen around the corners like a go-kart is…

August 15, 2014 12:11 pm

Hyundai Equus boasts impressive horsepower

Hyundai Equus boasts impressive horsepower

Hyundai Motor America recently introduced the redesigned 2014 Equus premium luxury sedan with enhancements to exterior and interior design, vehicle dynamics, material selection, driver technology displays and advanced safety features. Equus h…

August 14, 2014 3:12 pm

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor shipments up 25 percent

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor shipments up 25 percent

PORTAGE | A bustling steel trade has driven a 25 percent increase in tonnage handled at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor.

August 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Mercedes CLA class shows rebel style

Mercedes CLA class shows rebel style

Mercedes-Benz is expanding its lineup with the all-new 2014 CLA-Class. The new four-door coupe is a style rebel that takes its design cues from the CLS, whose design concept has inspired more than its fair share of imitators since its debut i…

August 13, 2014 3:06 pm

Civic has no weaknesses: Honda compact car gets better cabin, side-view camera

Civic has no weaknesses: Honda compact car gets better cabin, side-view camera

In recent years I’ve found myself longing for Hondas of the past, when newfangled VTEC engines and space-age cockpit lighting made them seem more like weird Japanese science projects than ordinary commuter cars.

August 10, 2014 2:53 pm Photos

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Modernization charges irk consumer groups

In addition to improved electric and natural gas service, NIPSCO customers will get something else out of the utility's modernization plans: higher bills.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Buick Encore takes the compact SUV to a new level

Buick Encore takes the compact SUV to a new level

The Buick Encore returns for 2014 with new safety features that complement the luxury amenities, refinement and signature Buick style for this unique crossover. The new features include Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert.

August 09, 2014 2:46 pm

Toyota Camry adds bold design to reliability

Toyota Camry adds bold design to reliability

The Toyota Camry has been America’s best-selling car for 15of the past 16 years by virtue of providing customers with the ideal combination of spaciousness, value, safety, performance, comfort and reliability in the midsize segment. The new-g…

August 08, 2014 2:31 pm

Gary airport settles in prime tenant's lawsuit

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority settled a lawsuit accusing previous members of favoring a real estate baron's new business over a longtime airport tenant.

August 07, 2014 11:30 pm

Freshman Class of 2015: From family-minded crossovers to racy sports cars, say hello to eight brand new auto nameplates debuting for the 2015 model year

Freshman Class of 2015: From family-minded crossovers to racy sports cars, say hello to eight brand new auto nameplates debuting for the 2015 model year

Like parents sending their kids off to college for the first time, automakers ship an array of all-new models to dealers’ showrooms each fall they hope will become successful down the road. Here’s a quick look at eight never-before-seen model…

August 07, 2014 4:54 pm

Unsafe Online

Unsafe Online

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August 07, 2014 4:33 pm

Cadillac SRX combines culture and utility

Cadillac SRX combines culture and utility

Cadillac SRX offers a roomy interior, with seating for five and a large cargo area. Its design is classic Cadillac, with luxury that touches every aspect of the vehicle, from the technology-drenched dashboard and high-performance powertrain t…

August 06, 2014 3:43 pm

Environmental groups want prairie protected from Illiana

Environmental groups want prairie protected from Illiana

The 19,000-acre Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has emerged as the chief roadblock to the planned Illiana Expressway, with environmental groups and federal officials raising concerns.

August 04, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Dodge flexes factory-built muscle car

Dodge flexes factory-built muscle car

Those who missed the first Muscle Car Era from the 1960s are in luck - history is repeating itself.

August 03, 2014 1:12 pm

Nothing cute about it: Ford F-250 is built for work, with looks and driving feel to match

Nothing cute about it: Ford F-250 is built for work, with looks and driving feel to match

When you’re behind the wheel of a Ford Super Duty, you actually feel like you’re driving a truck.

August 02, 2014 4:01 pm Photos

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All-new Subaru Legacy features refined design

All-new Subaru Legacy features refined design

The Subaru Legacy has been completely re-designed for 2015 to deliver a more compelling blend of standout design, interior refinement, safety technology and higher fuel efficiency. The Legacy now features the largest interior passenger volume…

July 31, 2014 5:25 pm

NICTD wants more SS passengers to go electronic

South Shore train commuters who pay cash for tickets on board may feel the full brunt of the railroad's next fare increase, while those buying tickets electronically via ticket machine or mobile app would get discounts.

July 31, 2014 4:33 pm

VW Beetle races back to the 70s with GSR

VW Beetle races back to the 70s with GSR

Forty years ago, the sportiest version of the classic Volkswagen Beetle made its debut. Called the GSR (Gelb Schwarzer Renner or “Yellow Black Racer”), the vehicle was based on a 1303S and was instantly recognizable by its color scheme. Just …

July 31, 2014 2:32 pm

Rooftop solar workshop scheduled

PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is hosting a rooftop solar training workshop on Aug. 5 at its headquarters at 6100 Southport Road.

July 30, 2014 3:00 pm

Fast Fact: No LOL

Fast Fact: No LOL

No LOL

July 30, 2014 1:19 pm

Choosing the safest vehicles

Choosing the safest vehicles

Auto safety has long been a hot-button issue among new car shoppers, and for good reason. Advances in auto design and occupant protection (along with tougher traffic laws) are credited with helping reduce the number of highway fatalities dram…

July 30, 2014 1:06 pm

Gary airport approves borrowing up to $35 million

Gary airport approves borrowing up to $35 million

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday voted 5-0 to borrow up to $35 million, which financial advisers say will close the last funding gap in its runway expansion project.

July 28, 2014 3:30 pm

AvPorts wants Customs station, passengers at Gary

Gary/Chicago International Airport's new private operator wants to land a U.S. Customs station and is emphasizing the airport remains in the game for commercial airlines and charters.

July 28, 2014 3:19 pm

Mercedes B-Class Electric boasts dynamic design

Mercedes B-Class Electric boasts dynamic design

The all-new 2014 model year Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive made its world debut at the New York International Auto Show.

July 27, 2014 6:41 pm

A6 TDI offers impressive combo: Efficiency, power, German luxury and style

A6 TDI offers impressive combo: Efficiency, power, German luxury and style

Cars that make 428 pound-feet of torque aren’t usually designed for good gas mileage.

July 26, 2014 1:55 pm Photos

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Mike Anderson Chevy hits grand slam for area youth baseball

Mike Anderson Chevy hits grand slam for area youth baseball

Mike Anderson Chevy, one of 59 Chevrolet dealers from the Chicago area that partnered with local youth baseball leagues for the 2014 baseball program, has concluded a successful season with Crown Point Babe Ruth. Mike Anderson Chevy provided …

July 25, 2014 12:27 pm Photos

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Customizable Dart makes personal comfort easy

Customizable Dart makes personal comfort easy

The 2014 Dodge Dart – the leading compact car in total quality, according to Strategic Vision’s Total Quality Index – arrives in dealer showrooms with a fresh model lineup driven by customer feedback from its first year in the marketplace.

July 24, 2014 2:01 pm

Ideas flow at Strong Cities forum

Ideas flow at Strong Cities forum

A top congressional aide told the closing session of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities symposium Wednesday that the steel industry, educational institutions and environmental cleanups are all laying the foundation for Northwest Indiana's growth.

July 23, 2014 3:24 pm Photos

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Fast Fact: Monthly Payments

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July 23, 2014 11:00 am

Driving a 'greener' car

Driving a 'greener' car

Smaller and taller is apparently the way the auto industry is headed these days.

July 23, 2014 6:00 am

White House initiative swoops into Gary

White House initiative swoops into Gary

GARY | The local kickoff of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative in Gary took place at the Genesis Convention Center on Tuesday, with its initial speaker telling more than 200 community leaders that opportunity and talent are the …

July 22, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Home sales remain on even keel

Home sales remain on even keel

Northwest Indiana single-family home sales in June were on a par with the robust sales of last summer, with overall sales dropping a slight 3.1 percent as compared to June 2013, according to the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.

July 22, 2014 9:30 am

Moline provides blueprint for NWI transportation

Moline provides blueprint for NWI transportation

The Strong Cities, Strong Communities symposium closed its Tuesday session by learning how Moline, Ill., has solved many of the mass transit problems that have bedeviled Northwest Indiana.

July 21, 2014 3:12 pm Photos

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Port of Indiana shipments are up 40 percent

Port of Indiana shipments are up 40 percent

Shipments at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor have risen 40 percent at the shipping season's midway point, largely because steel cargoes have more than doubled so far this year to feed the thriving automotive sector.

July 21, 2014 3:00 pm

British-built Jaguar stays the course

British-built Jaguar stays the course

British automaker Jaguar completes its classic two-seat sports car model line with that arrival of the 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe.

July 20, 2014 1:12 pm

Tuscon offers stylish performance and crossover function

Tuscon offers stylish performance and crossover function

The Hyundai Tucson, known for its combination of style and function, adds even more value in 2014 with advanced 2.0-liter Nu and 2.4-liter Theta II Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines, enhancing torque and engine responsiveness. With GDI …

July 19, 2014 1:31 pm Photos

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Valpo eyes funding for major downtown transit development

The Northwest Indiana RDA on Thursday accepted for consideration a transit-oriented development plan for downtown Valparaiso that city officials believe will set a standard for Northwest Indiana.

July 17, 2014 8:02 pm

Gary airport expansion delayed again

Gary/Chicago International Airport's expansion project will again miss a deadline for completion, with construction of the runway extension now projected to stretch into next year.

July 17, 2014 4:30 pm

A Jeep for the racetrack: Strange combination proves crazy can also be wonderful

A Jeep for the racetrack: Strange combination proves crazy can also be wonderful

An off-road SUV that feels at home on the racetrack? It goes against the laws of nature, but that hasn’t stopped Jeep from giving it a try.

July 17, 2014 1:47 pm Photos

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Bus will run to Lake County Fair

For the second year in a row, bus agencies have teamed up with Everybody Counts and other community groups to offer rides to the Lake County Fair.

July 16, 2014 7:00 pm
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