Transportation and health are two sectors that merit immediate attention in Northwest Indiana. Both saw the quality of life decline, as reported in the 2012 Quality of Life Indicators Report released Tuesday by One Region.
As the region struggles to recover from the worst economy since the Great Depression, there are some intriguing signs of growth. Planting urban gardens is among them.
With so much emphasis on fighting obesity in the United States, it seems counterintuitive that thousands of people in Northwest Indiana and the south suburbs live in food deserts. It's a serious problem, though.
For thousands of people living in Northwest Indiana and Chicago's south suburbs, restricted access to nutritious, high-quality food is prevalent.
Ryan Richardson believes providing healthy, affordable food for a family is a matter of getting back to basics.
Ashley Bradley, with her 2-year-old son Kareem Marcus in tow, couldn't help but shake her head while walking past the food store closest to her home.
About 200 people wait in line to receive food late last month at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana's mobile food pantry at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland.
People wait in line to receive food late last month at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana's mobile food pantry at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland. The mobile food pantry is sponsored by McDonald's Pantry on the Go. The proliferation of "food deserts" locally and across the nation concerns h…
Radishes were among the fresh food given away by the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana's mobile food pantry late last month at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland.
Nita Sharp, right, of Hammond, receives hard-boiled eggs from volunteer Maria Villagomez late last month at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana's mobile food pantry at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland.
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