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Census counts boost liquor license quotas for 11 communities

Census counts boost liquor license quotas for 11 communities

Thanks to the 2010 census, alcohol will be flowing more freely in 11 region communities. The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission uses population figures to apportion liquor licenses to each municipality.

January 29, 2012 11:00 pm Photos

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Census counts boost liquor license quotas for 11 communities

Census counts boost liquor license quotas for 11 communities

Alcohol will be flowing more freely in 11 region communities thanks to the 2010 census.

January 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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South Shore ridership ends year on upswing

South Shore ridership ends year on upswing

Evening commuters exit a South Shore Line train from Chicago at the East Chicago station in 2011. The South Shore commuter railroad ended 2011 with five straight months of year-over-year ridership increases, according to year-end data.

January 13, 2012 11:56 am
Legislative preview: transportation

Legislative preview: transportation

Evening commuters exit a South Shore Line train from Chicago at the East Chicago station. Northwest Indiana lawmakers likely will propose measures to extend the South Shore Line to Lowell and Valparaiso, prompted by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, who has promised federal funding f…

January 13, 2012 11:56 am
South Shore ridership drops in 2013

South Shore ridership drops in 2013

Evening commuters exit a South Shore Line train from Chicago at the East Chicago station in 2011. The South Shore boarded 3.61 million passengers in 2013 between South Bend and Chicago, as compared to 3.67 million in 2012.

January 13, 2012 11:56 am
Region residents hurt by glut of vacant homes

Region residents hurt by glut of vacant homes

Home vacancy rates are rising in the wake of mortgage foreclosures, job losses and limited economic opportunities. In 10 years, all but one municipality in Northwest Indiana and Illinois' south suburbs experienced a vacancy increase.

June 05, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Region residents hurt by glut of vacant homes

Region residents hurt by glut of vacant homes

Forty years ago, Lucy Hazelett's well-kept home wouldn't have looked any different from others that lined either side of Delaware Street in Gary. Today, her property's colorful flowers and trimmed grass are a stark contrast to the crumbling structures and empty, overgrown lots surrounding it.

June 05, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Region residents hurt by a glut of vacant homes in their neighborhoods

Region residents hurt by a glut of vacant homes in their neighborhoods

A vacant home is seen in a reflection in the front door of the home of Laney LeVine, 5, on Maple Street in Crown Point.

June 02, 2011 5:51 pm
Region residents hurt by glut of vacant homes in their neighborhoods

Region residents hurt by glut of vacant homes in their neighborhoods

Lucy Hazelett arrives at her home on Delaware Street in Gary. To the right of Hazelett's home are two vacant houses.

June 02, 2011 5:43 pm
Region residents hurt by glut of vacant homes in their neighborhoods

Region residents hurt by glut of vacant homes in their neighborhoods

Dandelions crowd the front yard of a vacant home in the 300 block of Maple Street in Crown Point.

June 02, 2011 5:31 pm

Census: E.C. has highest percentage of renter-occupied housing in region

East Chicago has the highest percentage of renter-occupied housing in the region, census figures released Thursday show.

May 26, 2011 5:45 pm
Region residents hurt by glut of vacant homes in their neighborhoods

Region residents hurt by glut of vacant homes in their neighborhoods

Arthur Clark mows the yard of a vacant home on his street in the Glen Park section of Gary. Clark does what he can to keep the block looking nice, but he wishes the city would tear down some of the vacant homes. Gary, where one in five homes is vacant citywide, has received millions of dolla…

May 25, 2011 6:05 pm
Region residents hurt by glut of vacant homes in their neighborhoods

Region residents hurt by glut of vacant homes in their neighborhoods

A row of homes sits vacant on Delaware Street in Gary's Emerson neighborhood.

May 25, 2011 6:05 pm
Region residents hurt by glut of vacant homes in their neighborhoods

Region residents hurt by glut of vacant homes in their neighborhoods

Lucy Hazelett poses for a portrait outside her home on Delaware Street in Gary. Behind Hazelett are two vacant homes across the street. New census figures show home vacancies swelled in the past decade as the region felt the weight of the recession and mortgage foreclosure crisis. The Emerso…

May 25, 2011 6:05 pm
The Handbuilt City strives to rebuild Gary, house by house

The Handbuilt City strives to rebuild Gary, house by house

A row of homes, photographed in 2011, sits vacant on Delaware Street in Gary's Emerson neighborhood. The Handbuilt City cooperative is buying often abandoned homes in Gary out of Lake County tax sales, and rehabilitating them with the help of small local investors.

May 25, 2011 6:05 pm

House redistricting fight flares ahead of map release

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana House Republicans will reveal their plans for new Congressional and legislative districts Monday, but House Democrats already are crying foul.

April 10, 2011 9:30 pm
POTW March 27-April 2 - SEGREGATE_10

POTW March 27-April 2 - SEGREGATE_10

Evening commuters exit a South Shore Line train from Chicago at the East Chicago station on Wednesday. Recent census figures show an increase of minority populations in northwest Indiana towns, yet most communities remain fairly segregated.

April 04, 2011 11:14 am
Region racial divide blurring -- slowly

Region racial divide blurring -- slowly

Karen Pulliam, president of the Gary branch of the NAACP, poses for a portrait at the First Baptist Church of Gary, where she is a member. Pulliam has seen the migration of blacks from Gary to the suburbs. But she sees many of them return for church on Sundays, leading her to question how we…

April 01, 2011 5:12 pm

Councilman pushes to rescind two-week old law

HAMMOND | Hammond City Councilman Homero "Chico" Hinojosa tried to roll back an ordinance at Monday's meeting that he said targets the growing Hispanic population in the city's 1st Council District.

March 31, 2011 8:45 pm
Region racial divide blurring -- slowly

Region racial divide blurring -- slowly

Evening commuters exit a South Shore Line train from Chicago at the East Chicago station.

March 31, 2011 9:45 am
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