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Gary airport pollution headed to Newton County landfill

Gary airport pollution headed to Newton County landfill

GARY | Pollution at the Gary/Chicago International Airport will end up in a landfill in Newton County, after a massive undertaking that will require a fleet of trucks to make three round trips a day. Sixty trucks soon will haul off the worse-than-anticipated ground pollution that has delaye…

August 12, 2013 11:55 am Photos

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Gary airport project delayed until September 2014

Gary airport project delayed until September 2014

GARY | Worse-than-expected ground contamination must be cleaned up before the Gary/Chicago International Airport can complete its $166 million runway expansion, which will be delayed until late next year.

July 02, 2013 3:30 pm Photos

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Winter Salt Treat Road Concerns

Winter Salt Treat Road Concerns

Blends of salt and chemical combinations create better options today for not only keeping winter roads safe, but also to prevent harm to vehicles and vegetation.

January 24, 2013 12:00 am
Grafted veggies are next season's celebrity seeds

Grafted veggies are next season's celebrity seeds

In many of the seed catalogs arriving soon in mailboxes, the headliners will be grafted vegetables, in which one or more different varieties grow from a single rootstock. Tomatoes seem to be the grafted transplants most frequently offered, providing greater disease tolerance, bigger harvests…

December 20, 2012 12:00 am

Healthy hair the natural way

In recent years, most Americans have made healthier food choices a part of their every day lives. But what about the products we put on our bodies?

December 19, 2012 12:00 am
Chronic cough or cold could be COPD

Chronic cough or cold could be COPD

COPD, short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a serious lung disease that over time makes it hard to breathe.

December 14, 2012 9:00 am
The ripple effect: Swimming pools a popular landscape statement for a backyard oasis of summer fun

The ripple effect: Swimming pools a popular landscape statement for a backyard oasis of summer fun

Aleksandar and Sharon Desancic of Munster spent Wednesday uncovering their inground swimming pool and testing and preparing the water for the first time this season.

May 31, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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KATHY LUTHER: Use chemicals with care to reduce harmful effects

KATHY LUTHER: Use chemicals with care to reduce harmful effects

You probably already know that many of the common household products used for cleaning, home improvement, pest control or other purposes need to be handled with care. Yet despite label language such as "Danger," "Caution," "Warning" or "Toxic," we can get so used to household chemicals that …

February 16, 2012 12:00 am
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