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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.

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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

Everybody Counts files complaint about bus services

With federal court oversight of Lake County bus agencies ending just two months ago, a disability-rights agency claims it has spotted evidence Porter County agencies are not providing rides as required by law.

July 16, 2014 5:27 pm

FIAT ups the retro factor: Special 1957 Edition gives car a classic Italian makeover

FIAT ups the retro factor: Special 1957 Edition gives car a classic Italian makeover

Ever since it was introduced to America in 2010, the FIAT 500 has been a throwback car designed to evoke fond memories of yesterday’s Italian coupes.

July 16, 2014 1:39 pm Photos

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Practically Affordable: Here’s a dozen 2014 cars and crossovers that have it all for families

Practically Affordable: Here’s a dozen 2014 cars and crossovers that have it all for families

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

July 15, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Volkswagen Golf GTI brings 'hot hatch' excitement

Volkswagen Golf GTI brings 'hot hatch' excitement

Nearly 30 years after it first appeared in America, the Volkswagen GTI continues to set the standard in “hot hatch” driving excitement. The award-winning formula is thrilling enthusiasts today as it was in the early 1980s; an exciting, dynami…

July 12, 2014 4:52 pm Photos

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All-new Subaru Forester adds function to award-winning design

All-new Subaru Forester adds function to award-winning design

Subaru of America has announced pricing on the carmaker’s award winning crossover, the 2015 Subaru Forester. The Forester is a two-time winner of the coveted Motor Trend Sport/Utility Vehicle of the Year award.

July 11, 2014 4:05 pm

Lincoln MKC inspires with unique design

Lincoln MKC inspires with unique design

The Lincoln Motor Company’s reinvention takes a major step forward with the unveiling of the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC small premium utility vehicle.

July 10, 2014 3:54 pm Photos

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Schepel Cadillac delivers Mary Kay pink 2014 Cadillac SRX crossover to local consultant

Schepel Cadillac delivers Mary Kay pink 2014 Cadillac SRX crossover to local consultant

Mary Kay Independent Sales Force Member Cathy Huhta received the keys to a new 2014 Cadillac SRX - in customary Mary Kay Pink – in recognition for having achieved Mary Kay’s “Cadillac Level” sales award.

July 10, 2014 11:47 am Photos

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Fast Fact: Expensive Lights

Fast Fact: Expensive Lights

$392.49

July 09, 2014 11:00 am

Major traffic woes ahead for U.S. 30

PORTAGE | Major traffic tie-ups along U.S. 30 on both sides of the state line are expected to occur later this month.

July 08, 2014 5:40 pm

Jeep Cherokee returns to 40-year trail

Jeep Cherokee returns to 40-year trail

Jeep is the Swiss Army Knife of Fiat’s Chrysler Group.

July 06, 2014 5:02 pm Photos

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Fiat 500L offers a larger version of tiny road favorite

Fiat 500L offers a larger version of tiny road favorite

Expanding on the style, efficiency and driving enjoyment that has made the Fiat 500 an icon for more than 55 years, the all-new 2014 Fiat 500L expands the Cinquecento’s appeal by offering 42 percent extra interior space with comfortable seati…

July 05, 2014 3:11 pm

Gas line damages rise as summer construction surges

Gas line damages rise as summer construction surges

A summer rise in homeowners and builders striking natural gas lines and other underground facilities is underway, with utilities urging people to always call Indiana 811, a free service that will mark all underground utilities.

July 05, 2014 6:00 am

Light on fuel, not fun: Redesigned Mazda3 among best new small cars

Light on fuel, not fun: Redesigned Mazda3 among best new small cars

Mazda must be dabbling in black magic.

July 04, 2014 3:04 pm

GNIAR hires new COO

GNIAR hires new COO

The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors has hired long-time member Joe Wszolek as its new chief operating officer.

July 04, 2014 6:00 am

U.S. 30 opens ahead of schedule

U.S. 30 opens ahead of schedule

A 12-hour emergency closure on a 9-mile stretch of U.S. 30 that was expected to snarl traffic during the morning rush Thursday was nearly complete in just 2 1/2 hours.

July 03, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Gas prices won't deter Independence Day travelers

Gas prices won't deter Independence Day travelers

Americans taking to the roads this Fourth of July holiday weekend will be paying the highest gasoline prices since 2008, as a break on prices expected in June never materialized.

July 03, 2014 5:26 pm Photos

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Fast Fact: Don’t Drink and Drive

Fast Fact: Don’t Drink and Drive

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July 03, 2014 11:00 am

Brains and Brawn: Hot New Pickups

Brains and Brawn: Hot New Pickups

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

July 03, 2014 6:00 am

Riding in Cars with Boys and Girls: With summer travel season in high gear, it’s a good idea to ensure the family’s next road trip will be memorable, and for all the right reasons

Riding in Cars with Boys and Girls: With summer travel season in high gear, it’s a good idea to ensure the family’s next road trip will be memorable, and for all the right reasons

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

July 03, 2014 6:00 am

U.S. 30 'nightmare' averted: INDOT announces majority of road open

U.S. 30 'nightmare' averted: INDOT announces majority of road open

Two and a half hours after the emergency closure of a 9-mile stretch of U.S. 30 was to begin, INDOT announced work was almost complete. The work was expected to take about 12 hours and affect the morning rush hour.

July 03, 2014 2:48 am Related

Former RDA head to drive Purdue effort

The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority's inaugural executive director has been appointed to the post of director of the new Northwest Indiana Engagement Office for Purdue University.

July 02, 2014 2:45 pm

A sharper Lexus RX

A sharper Lexus RX

Ever since the Lexus RX was launched 15 years ago, it’s followed a three-part formula that buyers seem to like.

July 01, 2014 2:01 pm Photos

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Chicago company is finalist to operate Hoosier State

The Indiana Department of Transportation has chosen Corridor Capital LLC, of Chicago, as the finalist for operating the Hoosier State passenger train between Chicago and Indianapolis.

June 30, 2014 2:45 pm

Soul is still stylin’: All-new version of popular Kia remains funky, enjoyable

Soul is still stylin’: All-new version of popular Kia remains funky, enjoyable

If there was an award for the vehicle that offers the most style per dollar, this car — the Kia Soul — would be a top contender.

June 29, 2014 6:04 pm

Fuel plant fuels airport development controversy

Some people question why Gary/Chicago International Airport's new private developer was allowed to meet its first $10 million investment benchmark with a development that has nothing to do with aviation or the airport.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

4-Runner's rugged capability pleases drivers

4-Runner's rugged capability pleases drivers

For nearly three decades, the Toyota 4Runner mid-size SUV has been a stalwart for off-roading enthusiasts seeking a SUV with rugged, go-anywhere capability. Currently in its fifth-generation, 4Runner continues as one of the few fully capable …

June 28, 2014 12:44 pm

Altima getting more popular: Nissan’s mid-size sedan sees sales jump after 2013 redesign

Altima getting more popular: Nissan’s mid-size sedan sees sales jump after 2013 redesign

It takes a lot for a four-door car to stand out in today’s world, but the new-generation Nissan Altima seems to have found the right recipe.

June 27, 2014 12:31 pm Photos

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Schepel Buick GMC continues award-winning ways

Schepel Buick GMC continues award-winning ways

Around the time when General Motors prepares to announce its dealers of the year, Tom VanProoyen, the vice president and general manager of Schepel Buick GMC, can’t help but hold his breath before winning dealers are announced.

June 27, 2014 5:15 am Photos

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Gary airport authority violated Open Door Law

Gary airport authority violated Open Door Law

The Gary/Chicago International Airport authority sought to fend off an inquiry into a possible violation of Indiana's Open Door law when it shut the public out of an April 23 meeting by arguing that no such meeting occurred.

June 26, 2014 5:00 pm Related

Gary airport celebrates environmentally-friendly hangar

Gary airport celebrates environmentally-friendly hangar

The Gary/Chicago International Airport soared into a sustainable future Wednesday night with the first certification of an environmentally green building within Gary city limits.

June 25, 2014 7:11 pm Photos

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Honda Crosstour offers crossover practicality with driveability

Honda Crosstour offers crossover practicality with driveability

The 2014 Honda Crosstour offers a unique combination of crossover practicality, sedan-like drivability and premium features.

June 25, 2014 1:29 pm

Fast Fact: No Child Left Behind

Fast Fact: No Child Left Behind

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June 25, 2014 11:00 am

Time to Tow on Vacation: Know your vehicle’s tow limit and proceed with caution for the safest summer adventure possible

Time to Tow on Vacation: Know your vehicle’s tow limit and proceed with caution for the safest summer adventure possible

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

June 25, 2014 6:00 am

Ford looks beyond steel but says it's still a big customer

Ford looks beyond steel but says it's still a big customer

Ford has come up with a new Lightweight Concept car that makes greater use of aluminum and other alternative metals, but company officials say the automaker isn't giving up on steel.

June 23, 2014 5:42 pm Photos

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Gary airport takes step toward borrowing $35 million

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday took the first step toward borrowing $35 million to help pay for its $166 million runway expansion project.

June 23, 2014 4:15 pm

VW on par with next-gen Golf

VW on par with next-gen Golf

Birth of an automotive icon is measured in generations driven by the test of time.

June 22, 2014 5:02 pm

Tremor shakes things up: Ford builds sport-truck model to send off current F-150 platform

Tremor shakes things up: Ford builds sport-truck model to send off current F-150 platform

Sport trucks can be an awful lot of fun. And fun is the whole point of the Ford Tremor, a special version of the F-150 designed to go fast and look good, not necessarily to do actual work.

June 21, 2014 2:26 pm Photos

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I-90/94 westbound traffic limited in Chicago

Interstate 90/94 westbound in Chicago at the Ontario Street Bridge will be closed for demolition of the bridge's final section this weekend.

June 20, 2014 6:55 pm

Lincoln Navigator blends luxury and performance

Lincoln Navigator blends luxury and performance

Seldom have seven passengers traveled so well. The 2014 Lincoln Navigator, boasting a blend of luxury and performance that sets the full-size SUV standard, arrives in showrooms designed to maintain that best-in-class reputation.

June 20, 2014 2:06 pm

Illiana Expressway planners tap brakes

Just a few months ago, the Illiana Expressway appeared to be on a fast track to construction, but recent events have thrown some speed bumps in its way.

June 19, 2014 4:09 pm

Fast Fact: 100K Club

Fast Fact: 100K Club

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June 19, 2014 11:00 am

Raging Recalls: The auto industry recalled more cars than it sold in the U.S. last year. Here’s what to do if you own a vehicle that’s being recalled

Raging Recalls: The auto industry recalled more cars than it sold in the U.S. last year. Here’s what to do if you own a vehicle that’s being recalled

Automotive recalls have dominated the headlines in recent months, with some of the nation’s largest carmakers, particularly General Motors and Toyota, embroiled in extensive campaigns that affect hundreds of thousands of vehicles.

June 19, 2014 6:00 am

Indiana monitors Toll Road operators' financial troubles

Indiana monitors Toll Road operators' financial troubles

The Indiana Finance Authority continues to monitor the financial difficulties of the Indiana Toll Road, where operators who hold the 75-year lease are struggling to meet a June debt payment.

June 18, 2014 10:45 pm
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