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Report: Trib to buy Post-Tribune, other suburban papers

Report: Trib to buy Post-Tribune, other suburban papers

In a tectonic shift in the local media landscape, Chicago's leading media observer is reporting the parent company of the Sun-Times plans to sell to rival Chicago Tribune all its suburban newspapers, including the Post-Tribune and the Southto…

October 21, 2014 4:00 pm

Indiana unemployment rate falls again

Indiana unemployment rate falls again

A surge in manufacturing jobs led to a 0.1 percent drop in Indiana's unemployment rate last month.

October 21, 2014 2:30 pm

Times sweeps investigative reporting category in annual newspaper contest

CHICAGO | The Times of Northwest Indiana took the top three places for investigative reporting in the annual Inland Press Association Newsroom and Digital Journalism contest.

October 21, 2014 10:29 am

Gas prices dip below $3 a gallon

Gas prices dip below $3 a gallon

You don't need to drive a DeLorean like in "Back to the Future" to enjoy retro gas prices.

October 20, 2014 5:00 pm

Pence, Rokita demand Ebola travel ban

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence insists Indiana health officials are prepared should a Hoosier be infected by Ebola, but nevertheless wants the federal government to bar travelers from West Africa from entering the United States.

October 20, 2014 12:14 pm Related

Women’s volunteer service group to convene in Merrillville

Women’s volunteer service group to convene in Merrillville

The Central Area of the Links will gather at the Radisson Hotel Star Plaza in Merrillville for the 2014 Central Area Leadership Summit. In addition to providing hands-on leadership training and transformational program opportunities to Links …

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Highland's Town Theatre to anchor arts and culture district

Highland's Town Theatre to anchor arts and culture district

Fond memories of first dates with future spouses, nights out on the town, and quaint intermissions with cake and coffee inspired people from across Northwest Indiana to rally to save the historic Town Theatre.

October 17, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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COMING SUNDAY: Illinois' Rauner eyes the Indiana model

As the campaign for Illinois governor heats up, pick up The Times on Sunday to find out how Republican challenger Bruce Rauner is getting support across the border from Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and what that means for the economic competition …

October 17, 2014 2:56 pm

Scholarships awarded to medical career hopefuls

Scholarships awarded to medical career hopefuls

October 17, 2014 12:00 am

Family show promises to touch the heart

Family show promises to touch the heart

CEDAR LAKE | L'arc en Ciel Theatre Group directors Angie Lowe and Paul W. Lowe have created a scenic mountain cabin setting for the LCTG production of "Foxfire," written by Hume Cronyn and Susan Cooper.

October 17, 2014 12:00 am

Getting high school students interested in steel industry

Getting high school students interested in steel industry

Editor's Note: This is part two of a two-part series on the Steelworker for the Future program.

October 15, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Steelworker for the Future grads getting hired on at mills

Steelworker for the Future grads getting hired on at mills

Editor's Note: This is part one of a two-part series on the Steelworker for the Future program.

October 14, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Enjoy brews, games and live entertainment at Munster Ale Fest

Enjoy brews, games and live entertainment at Munster Ale Fest

Join the Town of Munster on Saturday for the inaugural Munster Ale Fest at Centennial Park.

October 13, 2014 12:00 am

Enjoy brews, games and live entertainment at Munster Ale Fest

Enjoy brews, games and live entertainment at Munster Ale Fest

Join the Town of Munster on Saturday for the inaugural Munster Ale Fest at Centennial Park.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Volunteers sew drain pouches for patients at workshop

Volunteers sew drain pouches for patients at workshop

CROWN POINT - Nurse Navigator Joan Filipowski of the Burrell Cancer Center walked into the Sew Thoughtful Workshop and was delightfully surprised.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Coming Sunday: Flooding beyond the 'flood zones'

Hammond and Munster officials have worked with other government agencies to remove thousands of properties from flood zones, but that doesn't mean that property owners can't continue to protect themselves from flooding.

October 10, 2014 6:00 pm

Employers can learn about value of interns

Local universities and the Valparaiso-based Center for Workforce Innovations are encouraging area employers to consider internship programs. Ancilla College, Calumet College of St. Joseph, St.  Joseph's College in Rensselaer and Valparaiso Un…

October 08, 2014 1:30 pm

Farmers hope to defeat regulation

Farmers hope to defeat regulation

Steve Wunderlink, of Lowell, is among farmers in the region and nationwide concerned about a proposal that could lead to greater federal oversight of agricultural lands and higher food producing costs.

October 08, 2014 5:00 am

5-year-old injured after grandfather let him steer ATV

DEMOTTE | A 5-year-old Jasper County boy was air-lifted to a Chicago hospital Sunday after an ATV accident near DeMotte.

October 06, 2014 5:37 am

Head to Munster for Pumpkins, Witches and Hayrides, Oh My!

Head to Munster for Pumpkins, Witches and Hayrides, Oh My!

Join the Town of Munster for Pumpkins, Witches and Hayrides, Oh My! from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Park, 1005 Centennial Park Drive. Participate in a costume parade, win prizes for best costumes, play games and trick-or-treat w…

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

New online tool makes region crime data available to all

New online tool makes region crime data available to all

An innovative crime mapping tool used by law enforcement agencies across Northwest Indiana to track and solve everything from car break-ins to homicides now can be accessed by anyone using their home computer or mobile device.

October 04, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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Legacy of American Eagle Flight 4184 endures

Legacy of American Eagle Flight 4184 endures

MERRILLVILLE | Almost 20 years ago, American Eagle Flight 4184 slammed into a rural Roselawn field, killing 64 passengers and four crew members on board.

October 03, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Coming Sunday: A closer look at waste district spending

In the wake of controversial spending that led to the contract termination of Lake County Solid Waste Management District Director Jeff Langbehn, The Times takes a closer look at the district's expense reports.

October 03, 2014 5:26 pm

Time Out For Reading set for 10 a.m. Friday

Time Out For Reading set for 10 a.m. Friday

Everyone in Northwest Indiana is welcome to join thousands of children and adults in Lake, Porter, Jasper, LaPorte, Newton, Pulaski and Starke counties at 10 a.m. Friday and put their noses in a book during the 12th annual Time Out for Readin…

October 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Family seeks justice in fatal crash through online petition

Family seeks justice in fatal crash through online petition

Friends and strangers from as far away as Kenya are rallying behind Gerald Williams Sr. as he seeks justice for his seven family members killed in a fiery crash last year.

September 30, 2014 6:00 pm Related

How ‘moos and oinks’ drive NWI’s economy

SCHERERVILLE | The next Lake County Advancement Committee monthly luncheon meeting focuses on how modern livestock production continues to influence Northwest Indiana’s economy.

September 30, 2014 9:45 am

Using the 'Buddy' system to raise awareness about Down syndrome

CROWN POINT | A petting zoo, bounce house, face painting, balloon launch and much more await participants in Sunday’s 10th annual Buddy Walk sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

September 29, 2014 7:20 pm

Lawmakers find simplifying taxes difficult

Lawmakers find simplifying taxes difficult

INDIANAPOLIS | A panel of Hoosier lawmakers has discovered that supporting tax simplification is a lot easier than actually simplifying Indiana's tax code.

September 29, 2014 3:30 pm Related

Crossing the Line -- Income Tax

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Income tax.

September 28, 2014 12:05 am

Oktoberfest returns to Crown Point's downtown square

Oktoberfest returns to Crown Point's downtown square

Enjoy live entertainment, a chili cook-off, a pie eating contest, a bean bag tournament and more during Crown Point’s Oktoberfest. The annual festival will take over the square from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Coming Sunday: Census reveals migration trends in the region

The latest census figures show the region's population continuing its migration to the south and east.

September 26, 2014 5:26 pm

Suspect in beating, robbery found hiding at rural DeMotte crime scene

DEMOTTE | A DeMotte man was arrested on felony charges Tuesday after a man told officers the suspect beat him and took his wallet, sheriff's police said.

September 25, 2014 8:15 pm

Summer's over: Farewell high gas prices

Summer's over: Farewell high gas prices

Average gas prices have fallen to an average of $3.39 a gallon after the BP Whiting Refinery and other refineries stopped making the more expensive summer blend gasoline.

September 25, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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New additions create atmosphere that's more than a Touch of Dutch

New additions create atmosphere that's more than a Touch of Dutch

DE MOTTE | The 2014 Touch of Dutch festival proved that small changes are capable of creating a big impact.

September 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Kankakee River panel OKs $100K for river bank repairs

The Kankakee River Basin Commission is banking on needing no more than $100,000  to fix the deteriorating south banks of the river just west of Interstate 65.

September 24, 2014 7:30 pm

Unemployment dips slightly in Northwest Indiana

Unemployment dropped slightly in Northwest Indiana last month, though jobless rates bounced around in different communities.

September 23, 2014 5:00 am

Covered Bridge Harvest Fest offers all things pumpkin, family fun

Covered Bridge Harvest Fest offers all things pumpkin, family fun

Enjoy all things pumpkin, including pumpkin decorating, pumpkin bowling and pumpkin putt-putt golf; hay rides; a car show; live entertainment; food, arts and crafts vendors; and living history presentations by Company B 20th Regiment Indiana …

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 77: Sandhill cranes

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 77: Sandhill cranes

There's a national bird — the eagle. There's an Indiana state bird — the cardinal. There's no official Northwest Indiana bird, but it likely would be the sandhill crane.

September 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Coming Sunday: Meet the region's super fans

Think you're a loyal Bears, Colts or Packers fan? See how you compare to some the region's most die-hard football faithful. You might doubt your allegiance after reading Sunday's Lifestyle cover story.

September 19, 2014 6:00 pm

Indiana unemployment rate ticks down

Indiana unemployment rate ticks down

Indiana's seasonally adjusted employment rate fell to 5.8 percent in August, even though the state lost private-sector jobs.

September 19, 2014 11:00 am

Indiana University honors Ukraine crash victim

Indiana University honors Ukraine crash victim

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. | A posthumous doctoral degree has been given to the family of an Indiana University student who was among those killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine.

September 18, 2014 6:25 pm

Time out For Reading events asks everyone to put their nose in a book

Time out For Reading events asks everyone to put their nose in a book

MERRILLVILLE | Top-flight athletes are not the only ones to hear a recruiting speech.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show set for Saturday

WHEATFIELD | The Wheatfield Chamber of Commerce’s annual Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show will take over the community's downtown area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Key lawmakers divided on more business tax cuts

INDIANAPOLIS | A split appears to be developing between two powerful Republican state senators over whether Indiana businesses need more tax cuts.

September 15, 2014 5:40 pm

Exceptional service celebrated during R.O.S.E. Awards

Exceptional service celebrated during R.O.S.E. Awards

Celebrate exceptional guest service on Sept. 24 at the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s annual Recognition of Service Excellence (R.O.S.E.) Awards dinner. The dinner, hosted at Avalon Manor in Hobart, will honor 12 R.O.S.E. Awa…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

WorkingWell site welcomed in Rensselaer

WorkingWell site welcomed in Rensselaer

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

HAMMOND | Hundreds of workers demanding higher wages walked off the job Saturday at the Lear Corp. plant in Hammond that makes automotive seats, beginning a strike that may affect a major Ford assembly plant in Chicago.

September 13, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Flash flood watch in effect throughout region

The National Weather Service on Wednesday warned of possible agricultural land flooding along part of the Kankakee River and dangerous swimming conditions in Lake Michigan.

September 10, 2014 10:20 pm

Region under flash flood watch until Wednesday afternoon

Heavy rain predicted early Wednesday prompted the National Weather Service to issued a flash flood watch for the south suburbs and much of Northwest Indiana.

September 09, 2014 9:45 pm

This bites: Emerging breed of mosquito is more aggressive

This bites: Emerging breed of mosquito is more aggressive

Region residents bugged by mosquitoes won't see relief for a couple more weeks.

September 08, 2014 8:45 pm

Report: Trib to buy Post-Tribune, other suburban papers

Report: Trib to buy Post-Tribune, other suburban papers

In a tectonic shift in the local media landscape, Chicago's leading media observer is reporting the parent company of the Sun-Times plans to s…

October 21, 2014 4:00 pm

Indiana unemployment rate falls again

Indiana unemployment rate falls again

A surge in manufacturing jobs led to a 0.1 percent drop in Indiana's unemployment rate last month.

October 21, 2014 2:30 pm
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