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Pews fill up so much for Easter the faithful have to show up earlier than usual to find a parking space, and some churches even tack on extra services to accommodate the crowds.
RENSSELAER | By the flickering light of candles, members of this small tight-knit community came together on Good Friday evening to remember three of their own lost in a tragic vehicle accident Monday morning.
JASPER COUNTY | The two children killed Monday night in an Interstate 65 crash were identified Thursday.
“Seeing the Light,” an exhibit of 32 works of art by 18 members of the Lubeznik Center's Area Artists Association, will be presented by the Prairie Arts Council in their Lilian Fendig Gallery, 301 N. Van Rensselaer St., Rensselaer.
A Rensselaer doctor and two of his children were killed Monday night in one of several crashes that plagued the region as snow hit the area.
Winning a new van could change Dawn Zubrenic’s life.
More than 40 local schools received a four-star school designation for the 2012-13 school year from the Indiana Department of Education.
ROSELAWN | Troopers temporarily closed a portion of Interstate 65 on Monday night after a semitruck rolled over and spilled nitric acid across the road, police said.
The first April snow in the Chicago region in three years is expected to fall by the Monday evening rush.
The price of pork has been pushed up by a virus that has killed millions of baby pigs nationwide over the winter.
Students working toward a master's degree in social work at Indiana University Northwest in Gary have a new internship option.
DEMOTTE | A truck driver who called police because of a medical emergency Monday has been cited for possession of cocaine, authorities said.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is poised to move up two spots on a widely watched ranking of state business tax climates, thanks to the corporate income tax cut and business personal property tax reforms signed into law last month by Gov. Mike Pence.
In terms of demographic trends, Northwest Indiana is a tale of two counties.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state seed commissioner is wasting no time in trying to win federal approval for Hoosier farmers to grow hemp for industrial purposes.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected Gov. Mike Pence's request for funds to cover a portion of the snow removal and public safety expenses incurred by 49 Indiana counties — including Lake, LaPorte, Newton and Ja…
PORTER COUNTY | The Ind. 49 bridge over the Kankakee River will be closed Saturday through early October for repairs, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.
LOWELL | Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter promoted Senior Trooper Mike Jones and Trooper Carl Hall to the rank of corporal to serve as district duty officers of the Indiana State Police Lowell District. Jones and Hall were s…
GREENWOOD, Ind. | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law a package of business tax cuts Tuesday that's smaller than he originally sought, but which he believes still will lure companies to Indiana and help existing Hoosier employers grow.
An Ohio man was killed and three vehicles he was hauling were catapulted off a trailer Tuesday when he rear-ended a semi on Interstate 65 south of the Rensselaer exit, police said.
DEMOTTE | Three people were arrested after police found a methamphetamine lab in the 800 block of Begonia Street, police said.
HOBART | Hunters of deer, alligators, snapping turtles and bargains crowded this weekend into the newly reimagined Gander Mountain Store at Southlake Mall.
The Purdue Alumni Club of Northwest Indiana has applications for two club scholarships available, a Book Scholarship and a Purdue Scholar Award.
As Northwest Indiana residents scramble to fill out a bracket, some might want to pause before adding money to the mix.
INDIANAPOLIS | When the Indiana General Assembly convened 10 weeks ago, no one expected region lawmakers would return with $4 million to help the local match to obtain federal funds for the South Shore Line extension to Dyer.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled General Assembly approved a package of business tax cuts, during its final meeting of the year Thursday, that supporters believe will create jobs by making Indiana stand out as a low-tax haven for companies.
Slushy snowmelt that froze on local streets Wednesday night caused some problems for motorists Thursday morning.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence signed a measure expanding veteran access to a state relief fund into law Thursday, the first proposal -- out of an expected 200 or so -- he will act on in the next few weeks.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and Fair Oaks Farms are seeking vendors for the 2014 South Shore Air Show.
Ethan Shields’ intellect and longtime interest in science earned him a seat at the three-day Congress of Future Medical Leaders program.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly is planning to adjourn for the year Thursday, but lawmakers still are negotiating the final texts of some four dozen legislative proposals — including a business tax cut, whether to permit guns in s…
The latest snowfall left thousands without power for most of Wednesday and caused numerous crashes.
GRIFFITH | Blake Loudenber is a game changer.
The National Weather Service is warning of blizzard-like conditions late Tuesday night through Wednesday morning, with 8 inches of accumulation possible by the time it's all over.
For 20 years, Bill and Kim Walz lived in the DeMotte area and worked in "up north" restaurants.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has requested federal grants to cover a portion of the local snow removal and public safety expenses incurred by 49 Indiana counties — including Lake, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper — during the Jan. 5-9 severe wint…
Emily Halgrimson's dog, Penny, is a happy, 40-pound beagle whose name suits her bright coppery color.
CHICAGO | Same-gender couples from the Southeast Side, surrounding suburbs and Northwest Indiana were among the 258 couples who were issued marriage licenses during the first week the Cook County clerk’s office could issue them.
A new leader will take the reins at the Northwest Indiana Forum, a privately funded economic development agency.
Like an unwanted guest overstaying their welcome, winter showed no sign of leaving Sunday morning with Northwest Indiana residents digging out from 6 inches or more of fresh snow.
MERRILLVILLE | In conjunction with the U.S. Federal Reserve’s 8th annual Money Smart Week, Lakeshore Public Media, Junior Achievement and the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana are sponsoring the Money Smart Kid Contest with…
Indiana is looking for few good businesses.
Some parts of the region are in for another shot of below-zero wind chills Thursday.
Winter isn't ready to ease its grip on the region just yet.
INDIANAPOLIS | This election year could find more politicians and their supporters visiting residents of gated communities and other neighborhoods that usually restrict door-to-door solicitors.
Scrap Metal Services LLC has bought auto parts scrap yards in Gary, Lake Station, Westville and DeMotte.
Single-family homes sales in Northwest Indiana decreased 5.8 percent in January, breaking a streak of 30 straight months of year-over-year increases, according to sales figures from the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.
Lower temperatures caused black ice on some area roadways Friday morning, keeping area police busy responding to slide-off and spin-out crashes.
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