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Bond issue proceeds despite warnings of cost

PORTAGE | Both the Redevelopment Authority and Redevelopment Commission took steps moving forward a bond issue Thursday, despite warnings of its financial impact.

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Obama has reduced deficit, despite Congress

I am responding to Charles Feller's Sept. 14 letter. The deficit is a yearly amount of money: government expenses less income. The debt is the money that piles up if expenses exceed income.

October 02, 2014 12:05 am

Senator: Indiana protected in Toll Road bankruptcy

INDIANAPOLIS | A top Hoosier lawmaker believes the state will suffer no harm if the operator of the Indiana Toll Road declares bankruptcy and sells its 75-year lease to run the highway after just eight years in business.

September 15, 2014 4:00 pm

Some Portage officials worried city getting too deep in debt

PORTAGE | Some city officials here are worried the city is getting itself too deep into debt.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Lee Enterprises grows digital revenue

MUNSTER | Lee Enterprises, parent company of the Times Media Co., grew its digital revenue 17.4 percent in the third quarter, thanks in part to a new full-access subscription model.

August 07, 2014 2:26 pm

Republicans must cooperate to fix Washington

Republicans in Congress have done nothing but disrupt everything. The Tea Party controls everything, and a few billionaires control them. The establishment Republicans have to start compromising with Democrats on creating jobs, welfare reform, tax reform, immigration reform and many other things.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana monitors Toll Road operators' financial troubles

Indiana monitors Toll Road operators' financial troubles

The Indiana Finance Authority continues to monitor the financial difficulties of the Indiana Toll Road, where operators who hold the 75-year lease are struggling to meet a June debt payment.

June 18, 2014 10:45 pm Photos

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Governor appoints nine from region to state boards

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence recently appointed several Northwest Indiana residents to various state boards and commissions.

June 07, 2014 7:30 pm

There is no money tree in nation's capital

Our national debt is now more than $17 trillion, which is owed by each man, woman and child in the United States.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am
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March 17, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Lowell reader wants update about actor Burt Reynolds

OFFBEAT: Lowell reader wants update about actor Burt Reynolds

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 29, 2014 12:00 am
Clear plan, budget needed for South Shore to advance at Statehouse

Clear plan, budget needed for South Shore to advance at Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS | No single person at the Statehouse is standing in the way of South Shore expansion, because outside the 21-member Northwest Indiana legislative delegation, few of the 129 other state senators and representatives have even heard of it.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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December 09, 2013 12:00 am

Ask Congress to pay this law for Americans

Our leaders debate over the austerity level inflicted upon us. Yet a simple piece of legislation:

November 06, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Congress owes it to raise debt ceiling

As the standoff in Washington inches closer to default, it's up to citizens to put pressure on the House and Senate to finally compromise from their rigid positions. The nation must not fail to pay its bills.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Gary has nowhere near the debt of bankrupt Detroit

Gary has nowhere near the debt of bankrupt Detroit

When Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, it called up recent memories of Gary going before the Distressed Unit Appeals Board year after year.

August 08, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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July 08, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Student loans shouldn't be school of hard knocks

The high load of student debt — almost 1 in 5 adults in the United States owes money on student loans — should concern everyone.

June 14, 2013 12:00 am
Indebted college grads working to bypass default settings

Indebted college grads working to bypass default settings

Caitlin Perry, 22, recently graduated from Illinois State University with an English degree and about $25,000 in student loan debt. She poses for a portrait in her room at her parent's home in Steger.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am
Indebted college grads working to bypass default settings

Indebted college grads working to bypass default settings

Newly minted college alumni have happily graduated from their textbooks and cares about rising student loan interest rates.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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