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Beemsterboer shuts down petcoke storage terminal in Chicago

Beemsterboer shuts down petcoke storage terminal in Chicago

Beemsterboer Slag Corp. has closed down its petcoke storage operation in Chicago and sold its Calumet Transload Facility at 2900 E. 106th St. after an ongoing crackdown.

September 25, 2014 5:00 pm
New bike trail leg bridges Munster, Hammond

New bike trail leg bridges Munster, Hammond

HAMMOND | A newly completed pedestrian and bike trail bridge symbolizes the benefits of cooperation between Hammond and Munster, officials of both municipalities said Wednesday.

July 23, 2014 5:36 am Photos

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Local historian recalls playing on U-505 as young boy

Local historian recalls playing on U-505 as young boy

On June 4, 1944, the U-505 German submarine was captured off the coast of West Africa in a dangerous mission by the U.S. Navy.

May 23, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Craft brewery fizzes out in Hammond

Craft brewery fizzes out in Hammond

HAMMOND | A popular craft brewery is no longer going to build a restaurant and production brewery at Interstate 80/94 and Kennedy Avenue in Hammond.

March 21, 2014 2:43 pm

U.S. Coast Guard ice breakers clear the way for commerce

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.

February 15, 2014 12:00 pm
Cars made here, but with a lot of foreign parts

Cars made here, but with a lot of foreign parts

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.

January 03, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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New State Line Energy owner envisions marina, homes with lakefront views

New State Line Energy owner envisions marina, homes with lakefront views

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.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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New owner buys Hammond's shuttered State Line Energy plant

New owner buys Hammond's shuttered State Line Energy plant

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.

December 01, 2013 3:30 pm

Petcoke class action lawsuit names BP, four other defendants

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.

November 25, 2013 7:30 pm
Restaurants, other businesses envisioned along Little Calumet River

Restaurants, other businesses envisioned along Little 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.

October 05, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Highland joins litigation over sewer rate dispute

HIGHLAND | Town officials are suing the Hammond Sanitary District to avoid having the community's sewer costs triple.

October 01, 2013 7:45 pm

Officials ID man who drowned in Calumet River

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.

June 12, 2013 4:45 pm

Man dies Tuesday in Calumet River

CHICAGO | A man drowned Tuesday in the Calumet River near the 13700 block of South Hoxie Avenue, officials said.

June 11, 2013 6:45 pm
The Story of Sophia: Something Very Bad Happened in Hammond

The Story of Sophia: Something Very Bad Happened in Hammond

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…

October 25, 2012 7:45 pm Photos

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Environmental activists want energy park instead of coal gasification plant

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 …

October 10, 2012 9:10 pm

Bill rider speeds timeline of invasive species study

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.

July 03, 2012 3:00 pm

Water district unsure whether to support proposal to prevent Asian carp influx

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.

April 22, 2012 11:20 pm

Hobart officials question flood control bill

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.

January 18, 2012 10:30 pm

What really happened to the Cline Avenue bridge?

Sad to say, but the closed bridge over the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal is becoming a symbol of the Calumet Region.

October 30, 2011 12:00 am
Invasive species, other issues at center of presentations for lawmakers, officials

Invasive species, other issues at center of presentations for lawmakers, officials

PORTAGE | Managing Asian carp was the top agenda item Thursday during a legislative panel discussion about environmental issues facing the state.

September 30, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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