A U.S. Coast Guard cutter made its way south on Lake Michigan this week to break up ice in Burns Harbor, to ensure lake freighters and barges can continue to come into the port.
Region residents might see the people who make Ford Explorers and Tauruses in the next pew at church, a few barstools over, or out shoveling their driveways.
The new owner of the shuttered State Line Energy plant in Hammond says he is not planning another industrial use for the lakefront site, but picturing boats, homes and bike paths.
A new owner has bought a large chunk of the former State Line Energy plant property in Hammond, including the historic Art Deco generating station where workers burned coal to produce electricity for more than eight decades.
A Chicago law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against BP, Hammond-based Beemsterboer Slag Corp. and three other companies over the petroleum coke that has been stored along the Calumet River.
Many people used to see the Little Calumet River as little more than a murky polluted ditch prone to nasty flooding, but now it is increasingly being looked at as a potential backdrop for restaurants and other businesses.
HIGHLAND | Town officials are suing the Hammond Sanitary District to avoid having the community's sewer costs triple.
CHICAGO | The Cook County medical examiner’s office determined Wednesday the drowning death of a man in the Calumet River was both alcohol-related and accidental.
CHICAGO | A man drowned Tuesday in the Calumet River near the 13700 block of South Hoxie Avenue, officials said.
The taxi driver was startled when a woman in white waved him down as he was driving into Hammond. Still, a fare was a fare. As he pulled up, he realized her fancy gown was, in fact, a wedding dress. The style was old-fashioned, but it looked good on her. She was young, with long blond hair a…
CHICAGO | The environmental activists who opposed development of a coal gasification plant at the one-time site of Republic Steel on the city's Southeast Side said Wednesday they support development of an “energy park” to convert existing silos along the Calumet River into a renewable clean …
The federal transportation bill Congress approved Friday affects how authorities will respond to the threat invasive species such as Asian carp pose to the Great Lakes.
LANSING | Officials with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago haven't decided whether to support cutting off the Chicago River in an effort to prevent the possible encroachment of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.
HOBART| The City Council on Wednesday voiced concerns but took no action in response to a Lake County flood control bill being considered by the Indiana General Assembly.
Sad to say, but the closed bridge over the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal is becoming a symbol of the Calumet Region.
PORTAGE | Managing Asian carp was the top agenda item Thursday during a legislative panel discussion about environmental issues facing the state.
CHICAGO | The reconstruction of the historic Torrence Avenue bridge over the Calumet River is under way, with work expected to be complete in fall of 2012.
CHESTERTON | Hikers walked across a new bridge Saturday morning to easily gain access to the newest preserve managed by the Shirley Heinze Land Trust.
GARY | The City Council voted 7-1 to make Gary the first municipality to commit to a proposed conservancy district charged with upkeep of Little Calumet River levees.
PORTAGE | The Portage City Council unanimously rejected the idea of creating a conservancy district to support projects along the Little Calumet River.
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