The new owner of the shuttered State Line Energy plant in Hammond says he is not planning an industrial use for the lakefront site and is instead picturing boats, homes and bike paths.
A $17 million RDA matching grant for the Waterfront Revitalization Initiative in East Chicago will help fund the first phase of the work, which includes improvements at Jeorse Park Beach and the East Chicago Marina, shown here, as well as street and overpass work and demolition of vacant properties.
East Chicago is pursuing its proposal for a new $400 million shipping port on Lake Michigan, just as Gary hopes to get a hearing its own proposal for Buffington Harbor, shown at the lower middle portion of this photo. The East Chicago port would be located on the east side of the peninsula j…
The city of East Chicago is vigorously pursuing its proposal for a new $400 million shipping port on Lake Michigan. The port would be located on the east side of the peninsula jutting out into Lake Michigan, where many of ArcelorMittal's steel-making facilities are located.
The U.S. Steel Yard is shown from an aerial view in 2011.
ArcelorMittal's East Chicago facility is shown last fall. ArcelorMittal posted a loss of $780 million over the last three months, the fourth straight quarter that the world's largest steelmaker has lost money.
U.S. Steel's Gary Works facility is shown. U.S. Steel is launching Project Carnegie, an attempt to find savings and grow revenue. Teams at all U.S. Steel facilities, including at East Chicago, Gary and Portage, are looking to identify cost-cutting measures and other ways the company can impr…
Workers at U.S. Steel's Gary Works have sued for overtime in a case that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 4.
The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk, shown during calm waters last September, is a popular spot during high winds, when waves are spectacular.
Shipping is a vital part of Northwest Indiana's economy, as this September photo of the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal shows.
A portion of the BP expansion project at Whiting Refinery is shown in this September aerial photo. The BP project is the largest in Indiana history.
A portion of the BP expansion project at Whiting Refinery is shown in this September aerial photo. The BP project is the largest in Indiana history. BP announced Tuesday that the coker would be completed in November, and would reach full production capacity early next year.
Marquette Park in Gary
ArcelorMittal in East Chicago
The Lake Michigan shoreline along Marquette Park in Gary.
BP's Whiting Refinery expansion has pumped billions of dollars in the economy, boosting its Whiting's economic prospects.
The $3.8 billion BP Whiting refinery project is on schedule to wrap up in the second half of this year, with attendant layoffs of construction workers expected to affect employment in that sector.
The $3.8 billion BP Whiting refinery project is on schedule to wrap up by the end of the year. The project is now about 95 percent complete.
An aerial view of BP's Whiting Refinery is shown. BP revealed Tuesday that it made a net profit of $5.5 billion in the third quarter, more than offsetting the $1.34 billion loss reported in the previous three months when the company wrote down the value of some assets. It was also 5 percent …
Work is under way at the BP Whiting Refinery to finish the process of replacing the largest of three crude distillation units as part of the facility's modernization project.
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