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EDITORIAL: State agency should anchor ports plan

The Ports of Indiana Commission is pumping $1.7 million into its Portage facility to improve the rail and sewer infrastructure. That's important work to keep the deepwater facility viable.

September 08, 2013 12:00 am
E.C., Gary launch competing ports proposals

E.C., Gary launch competing ports proposals

East Chicago is vigorously 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.

August 27, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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New launch of Majestic Star Casino's Steakhouse a tasteful transformation

New launch of Majestic Star Casino's Steakhouse a tasteful transformation

When casino claim-to-fames Donald Trump and Don Barden opened their adjacent gaming properties in Gary along Buffington Harbor in June 1996, the two agreed their shared spaces, connected by a common pavilion, need a steakhouse as a shining jewel of dining.

August 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Go intermodal, but don't forget access

Ever since the Marquette Plan was implemented in 2005, the mayors of lakefront communities have supported its mission of reclaiming the Lake Michigan shoreline for public use, just as Chicago has done.

July 25, 2012 12:00 am

Mayor: Gary's harbor plan should focus on industries, not parks

Buffington Harbor should be used by industries, not as a recreational area, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson told a regional planning commission on Thursday.

July 19, 2012 10:00 pm
Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

Dozens of ships, from barges to schooners, ferries to sloops, have met their fate on Lake Michigan's waters.

April 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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East Chicago addressing long-standing challenges

East Chicago addressing long-standing challenges

EAST CHICAGO | After a year of "rolling up our sleeves and getting to work," East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland, now with a four-year mandate from voters, said 2012 will be "a year of purpose" in addressing the city's long-standing challenges.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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