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Developer charged with stealing Riverdale funds

CHICAGO | A Chicago real estate developer who was a key government witness in corruption cases is facing federal charges after authorities say he stole $370,000 from Riverdale.

April 19, 2014 12:00 am

Crown Point woman sentenced for embezzling

HAMMOND | A Crown Point woman was sentenced Friday to eight months of home detention and was ordered to pay a $4,000 fine and $17,000 in restitution for embezzling money from a region bank.

April 18, 2014 6:00 pm

Information session scheduled for Certified Production Technician Program

PORTAGE | A free information session has been scheduled for anyone interested in learning about the Certified Production Technician Program.

April 18, 2014 10:14 am
Construction is picking up, projected to grow

Construction is picking up, projected to grow

U.S. construction recently hit its highest point in five years, and was up 9.3 percent in January as the sector rebounds at a faster pace.

April 13, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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MARC CHASE: Let's grow local jobs, not just ship workers elsewhere

MARC CHASE: Let's grow local jobs, not just ship workers elsewhere

It's become an all-to-common scene in Lake County: Box-laden dollies being tugged up the metal ramps of moving trucks as folks seek greener pastures elsewhere.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am

Portage's University Center to be 're-missioned'

PORTAGE | The University Center will soon no longer be the University Center.

April 05, 2014 7:58 pm

MonoSol officials: Portage deal wasn't best offered

PORTAGE | Even though the City Council went through a couple of battle rounds Tuesday night before deciding 6-1 to grant an abatement to MonoSol LLC, there's still no guarantee the company will locate here.

April 02, 2014 5:11 pm
Steelmakers accelerating after 'slow start' in race for lighter vehicles

Steelmakers accelerating after 'slow start' in race for lighter vehicles

Ford has replaced steel with aluminum in the body of the top-selling F-150, and now General Motors is looking to follow suit by putting more of the lighter and costlier metal in its own pickups.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am

'Stillinnoyed' ads exhort businesses to move to Indiana

Indiana appropriated Chicago's longtime The City that Works slogan for its A State that Works campaign, and now is going after Windy City businesses as well.

March 28, 2014 7:00 pm
Steel execs go to Washington to protect jobs

Steel execs go to Washington to protect jobs

Top steel executives visited Washington, D.C., to call on Congress to help make the industry more globally competitive.

March 28, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Horizon Bank's small-business lending nearly doubled last year

MICHIGAN CITY | A Northwest Indiana bank's small-business lending nearly doubled last year.

March 28, 2014 12:00 am
BP says majority of surface oil recovered after spill

BP says majority of surface oil recovered after spill

WHITING | After the second day of cleanup, crews have removed the "vast majority" of surface oil floating in a Lake Michigan cove after BP Whiting Refinery discharged as much as 756 gallons of crude into the Great Lake.

March 26, 2014 8:00 pm
New president named for New Carlisle steel plants

New president named for New Carlisle steel plants

A new president has been appointed to oversee I/N Tek and I/N Kote, a joint venture between ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel Sumitomo Metal Corp. in New Carlisle.

March 24, 2014 3:45 pm
Indiana leads nation in steel production again

Indiana leads nation in steel production again

Indiana continued its three-decade-long run as the nation's top steel-producing state last year.

March 23, 2014 6:30 am

The Rail Summit 2014 to take place in June

Indiana Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith will headline The Rail Summit 2014, which returns to Chicago this summer.

March 22, 2014 10:21 pm
Manufacturing a future: Region's economy has been evolving

Manufacturing a future: Region's economy has been evolving

Northwest Indiana was forged largely on steel, and its lunch-pail identity is welded to the metal made in the blaze of the mills that loom over the lakeshore. But today's new jobs are more likely to be found in suburban business parks and health care facilities.

March 22, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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U.S. Steel holding off on coke alternative, taking blast furnace offline

U.S. Steel holding off on coke alternative, taking blast furnace offline

United States Steel Corp. is taking another look at plans to switch to a coke alternative in the steelmaking process, and replacing a blast furnace at a southern mill with a lower-cost electric arc furnace.

March 22, 2014 6:42 pm
New paper recycling mill is 'job creation on steroids'

New paper recycling mill is 'job creation on steroids'

VALPARAISO | Pratt Industries is investing close to a third of a billion dollars — believed to be the largest business investment in city history — to build the world's most technologically advanced recycled paper mill.

March 18, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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UGN chooses Ohio over Indiana

VALPARAISO | Indiana lost out on a new plant that an auto parts maker plans to build in Ohio.

March 18, 2014 12:00 pm
Manufacturers looking forward to improving conditions

Manufacturers looking forward to improving conditions

If the economy were a poker table, Northwest Indiana would be all in for manufacturing.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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