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.
Alcohol will be flowing more freely in 11 region communities thanks to the 2010 census.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lucy Hazelett arrives at her home on Delaware Street in Gary. To the right of Hazelett's home are two vacant houses.
Dandelions crowd the front yard of a vacant home in the 300 block of Maple Street in Crown Point.
East Chicago has the highest percentage of renter-occupied housing in the region, census figures released Thursday show.
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…
A row of homes sits vacant on Delaware Street in Gary's Emerson neighborhood.
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…
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana House Republicans will reveal their plans for new Congressional and legislative districts Monday, but House Democrats already are crying foul.
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.
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…
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.
Evening commuters exit a South Shore Line train from Chicago at the East Chicago station.
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