Beer tourists soon will start pouring off buses and into local craft breweries in Crown Point, Gary and Michigan City.
Joliet resident Doug Walling, a bearded guy who will tell you straight off his two great passions in life are beer and baseball, often finds himself more than 30 miles from home, sipping different craft brews in the Calumet Region.
Highland Fresh Produce tried to make a go of it in a strip mall off a busy street selling a variety of healthy fare, including acorn squash, aloe leaves and papaya.
Highland's landmark Blue Top Drive-In could have gone from a brightly lit beacon for classic muscle cars to a place to rinse off the family sedan while ticking off the weekend errands.
The entrance to the Pullman factory at 610 111th St. in Chicago. Tours are offered twice a month and the last tour of the season will be at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 3. George Pullman opened the factory in 1881 as the Pullman Palace Car Co. The last rail sleeper car was built in 1983, when it closed.
George Pullman built the Hotel Florence, named after his favorite daughter, for tourists who visited the Pullman community from all over the world. It is across 111th Street at Cottage Grove Avenue from the Pullman factory. It is currently under renovation and plans are for it to open as a m…
CHICAGO | Environmental activists and cultural heritage organizations are backing a plan to designate the region from the Pullman State Historic Site to the Indiana Dunes as a Calumet Heritage Area.
CHICAGO | Illinois is spending more than $730,000 on environmental education projects along Lake Michigan.
CHICAGO | People might picture steel mills as dirty, smoke-belching factories, but that's not the modern-day reality.
Northwest Indiana's economy picked up for the ninth straight month, but posted only a slight gain in the July NWI Index.
HAMMOND | The Unilever plant in Hammond has had its own Cal Ripken Jr., a reliable workhorse who toughed it out day after day, a guy as sturdy as the 83-year-old factory's brick facade.
CHICAGO | The Illinois Department of Natural Resources and partners in the Millennium Reserve: Calumet Core region will celebrate National Urban Biodiversity Week on May 13-19 with a variety of conservation activities and outdoors tours in the Calumet Region of Chicago and Cook County.
CROWN POINT | The unlikely pair of a Crown Point artist and excavator have teamed up to produce one of the major displays for a special region Civil War historical exhibition opening in April.
The recent approval by Porter County officials of a feasibility study to analyze possible renovations to the county's Expo Center and fairgrounds signals an important opportunity that tourism officials from the entire region should grasp.
HAMMOND | Carolyn Curiel and Dale Pupillo have ties to the White House in their careers.
His family's lesson of courage and values are at the core of former Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez's success.
Earlier this week I had an interesting experience attending the expansion of the East Chicago Hall of Fame. Once again, I thought, every town in the Calumet Region should have such a hall.
HAMMOND | Regional environmental challenges will be discussed to kick off a forum series that will start April 17.
The latest permanent exhibit at The Field Museum really isn't new at all.
There are several reasons why the history of the Calumet Region is so rich and colorful. One is that the stories about the past often perform the function of entertainment.
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