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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…
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.
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.
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.
Region residents bugged by mosquitoes won't see relief for a couple more weeks.
A home brewer of beers for several years, Justin Arthur's appreciation for those he met at craft brewing shows and his desire to be part of the growing industry have sent him into the field, literally.
Join the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana on the Purdue University Calumet campus in Hammond at 9 a.m. Sept. 21 for the Space Race 5K Run/2K Walk. Participants will be able to vote for their favorite school or organization to r…
You won't want to miss Sunday's edition of The Times, where we kick off a special report looking at how the Kenosha, Wis., area, similarly situated near Chicago along Lake Michigan, is outpacing Northwest Indiana in economic development.
RENSSELAER | The Little Cousin Jasper Festival will bring three days of family fun, food and entertainment to Rensselaer’s historic courthouse and grounds today through Sunday.
INDIANAPOLIS | The five justices of the Indiana Supreme Court struggled during oral arguments Thursday to pin down precisely how the state's right-to-work law is unconstitutional.
HOBART | First Trust Advisors Deputy Chief Economist Robert Stein will talk about the economy at a free upcoming event.
WHEATFIELD | The Wheatfield Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for the 10th annual Sandhill Crane Festival & Car Show, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 in downtown Wheatfield. According to Dianne Cochran, chamber vice preside…
Explore arts and crafts, a car and motorcycle show, kids’ games and art activities, the Stuff-a-Palooza Garage Sale and more during the Downtown Hammond Council’s ninth annual Bizarre Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at historic Harriso…
As people prepare to fire up the grills and head to the beach for one last summer hurrah this Labor Day weekend, thoughts of colder days ahead come to mind.
In Sunday's edition of The Times, we take the pulse of the local economy by talking to those who know it best: the members of The Times Board of Economists.
The dream of owning a business and working for oneself, an aspiration nearly half of all Americans have according to a recent survey, is becoming more of a rarity in Indiana.
It has been a long, but successful, racing season for Lake Village’s Jamie Lomax.
Lightning caused at least one fire Monday afternoon as a line of storms brought rain and cooler temperatures to the region.
County Line Orchard will open for the season Sept. 6. Visitors can enjoy numerous attractions, including apple and pumpkin U-pick fields, corn mazes, a kids’ farm, the County Line Orchard Kitchen and bakery. Visit www.countylineorchard.com.
A strong, slow-moving thunderstorm hit western Lake County on Saturday afternoon, closing U.S. 30 in both directions near U.S. 41 and stranding some motorists in floodwaters.
SOUTH HAVEN | After nearly 6 inches of rain early Friday caused flooding, evacuations and road closures around Porter County, residents and elected officials are looking for solutions before future weather threatens with more of the same.
RENSSELAER | The Jasper County Fall Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at the Jasper County Fairgrounds, Ind. 114, two miles east of Interstate 65. The festival offers three days of live entertainment, craft, antique and home décor v…
DE MOTTE | Nineteen years after Faith Lutheran Church invited Laborers For Christ to build its current DeMotte facility, congregants invited them back this spring to tackle a expansion project. And while the names of the men and women have ch…
Experience the Jasper County Fall Festival this Friday through Aug. 24 at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Rensselaer and enjoy numerous events and activities. Entertainment includes live music, a demo derby, mud drags and tractor pulls. Atte…
Indiana's unemployment remained unchanged last month, while the joblessness rate fell in Illinois for the fifth straight month.
Unemployment rates fell significantly in Northwest Indiana last month after more people found work or stopped looking.
It's been a year since Gerald Williams Sr. lost seven of his family members in a fiery crash on Interstate 65 in Jasper County.
A newly formed trade association will help promote agritourism destinations, such as Fair Oaks Farm in Northwest Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS | More than 700,000 Hoosier voter registration records are set to be marked "inactive," after a second attempt by Secretary of State Connie Lawson failed to confirm registration data.
Explore two-dimensional art, fine craft, jewelry, photography, sculptural objects and wearable art during the Lubeznik Center for the Arts Lakefront Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17 at Washington Park…
DEMOTTE | As children grow into adulthood and the pressures of the real world, they often daydream about a simpler time when life was about play and discovery.
MERRILLVILLE | A local car dealership joined more than 60 others in the Chicago area Saturday in hosting a barbecue to benefit the USO.
Be sure to pick up Sunday's edition of The Times for a special report on NIPSCO's massive project to modernize the region's electric and natural gas equipment.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana is in good shape when it comes to water supplies, but other areas of the state may face shortages in the next half-century without planning and managing Indiana's water resources.
DE MOTTE | The DeMotte Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Touch of Dutch Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Spencer Park, 112 Carnation St. SE.
GARY | Purdue University Calumet will host its third annual Stand Down from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Indiana National Guard Limited Army Aviation Support Facility, 6289 Industrial Highway.
VALPARAISO | Funnel clouds spotted Tuesday night near Kouts and Wanatah looked ominous, but posed no significant danger, a meteorologist said.
INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., suggested Monday that immigrant children from Central America could be carrying the Ebola virus that has killed some 800 people this year in West Africa.
South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is accepting nominations for the annual ROSE Awards through Aug. 28.
CROWN POINT | Several Purdue Master Gardener volunteers will staff a booth between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily through Aug. 10 in the Flower Building near Gate 2 at the Lake County Fair, 889 S. Court St.
Pick up Sunday's edition to find out how a change in the interest rate the state will pay in the pension annuities for public employees is prompting local officials, staff members and teachers to file their retirement papers.
Paint the Parks, a traveling exhibit highlighting U.S.A.’s national parks through art, will open at the Indiana Welcome Center on Friday, and run through Sept. 26. During the exhibit, visitors will see approximately 100 paintings of landscape…
Be sure to pick up Sunday's edition of The Times to read Marc Chase's column about the forgiving spirit of St. John resident Bill Marvel, who, though his son lost his ability to walk in 1987 due to a drunk driver, and his wife, Sandra, died i…
DE MOTTE | The DeMotte Chamber of Commerce is seeking food and craft vendors for the annual Touch of Dutch festival, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9 at Spencer Park.
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.
DEMOTTE | A former exchange student at Kankakee Valley High School who was killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine was remembered Sunday as a friend to all who knew him.
The three-day Pierogi Fest will take over downtown Whiting’s 119th Street on Friday through July 27. Enjoy a weekend full of delicious pierogi, five stages of entertainment, the International Polka Parade, a pierog toss, a pierog eating conte…
Indiana's unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percentage points to 5.9 percent, despite a gain of 10,000 private-sector jobs in June, because more people returned to the workforce.
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