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New bike trail leg bridges Munster, Hammond

New bike trail leg bridges Munster, Hammond

HAMMOND | A newly completed pedestrian and bike trail bridge symbolizes the benefits of cooperation between Hammond and Munster, officials of both municipalities said Wednesday.

July 23, 2014 5:36 am Photos

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Teams bring favorite foods with them to Brazil

SAO PAULO | Italy packed Parmesan, olive oil and prosciutto. The U.S. brought oatmeal, Cheerios, peanut butter and A1 Steak Sauce.

June 16, 2014 5:00 pm
Gordmans opens at Shops on Main in Schererville

Gordmans opens at Shops on Main in Schererville

Munster resident Linda Brady was impressed with the wide selection of clothes and home decor when she visited a Gordmans store in Valparaiso.

March 20, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Consumer spending picks up as new stores open

Consumer spending picks up as new stores open

Consumer spending has been making a comeback, and big stores have been cropping up lately in Northwest Indiana's retail sector.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Casino revenues fall again in February

Casino revenues fall again in February

Arctic winter weather continue to chill the gambling business in Northwest Indiana, with overall revenues at the five gaming boats falling 12.1 percent last month, according to the February revenue report from the Indiana Gaming Commission.

March 10, 2014 3:15 pm

New owner plans major renovation at downtown Gary tower

GARY | A new owner is planning a $2.5 million renovation to a century-old tower to bring a bank back to downtown Gary for the first time in six years.

March 07, 2014 5:30 am
New South Shore Line poster depicts region's Civil War history

New South Shore Line poster depicts region's Civil War history

HAMMOND | The newest South Shore Line poster connects the region's rich Civil War past with present and future generations seeking to learn its lessons, the artist who painted it says.

February 27, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Red meat rift: 'Hell's Kitchen' celebrity chef leaves Freddy's Steakhouse

Red meat rift: 'Hell's Kitchen' celebrity chef leaves Freddy's Steakhouse

HAMMOND | A relationship between one of Northwest Indiana's best-known steakhouses and a celebrity chef ended on the eve of Valentine's Day, after 11 weeks.

February 17, 2014 1:45 pm
Flat Rock Tap goes smoke-free

Flat Rock Tap goes smoke-free

Business owners often grumble after the imposition of smoking bans, such as when the state forbade lighting up in restaurants and most other workplaces in 2012.

February 02, 2014 6:00 am

Buffalo Wild Wings, Hampton Inn coming to Hammond's Oxbow Landing

HAMMOND | This summer, watch for more than $25 million in new construction off an interstate exit in Hammond.

January 27, 2014 4:00 pm
Brewer plans to bring Bavarian flavor to Griffith

Brewer plans to bring Bavarian flavor to Griffith

GRIFFITH | Dan Lehnerer, the owner of the forthcoming New Oberpfalz Brewing, was living on the seventh floor of a 1,000-square-foot West Loop condo when he first started homebrewing, so he set up his equipment outside on the balcony over the bustle of the city.

January 22, 2014 6:00 am
Statue of Flick's Lick from 'A Christmas Story' may get company

Statue of Flick's Lick from 'A Christmas Story' may get company

The bronze statue of Flick from "A Christmas Story" getting his tongue "stuck, stuck, STUUUCK" to a flagpole outside the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond turned out to be a big hit that made international headlines.

January 16, 2014 3:45 pm

Popular Round the Clock diner chain is cooking up growth

A popular family restaurant chain that has fed region residents for decades is growing, and looking into more locations.

January 05, 2014 5:30 am
Free pizza at the gym? Planet Fitness to deliver at new Schererville location

Free pizza at the gym? Planet Fitness to deliver at new Schererville location

SCHERERVILLE | A fast-growing fitness chain that targets people who do not belong to gyms will put its first Northwest Indiana health club in a former big-box store in Schererville.

December 31, 2013 5:05 pm Photos

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The Charley Horse Restaurant to ride off into sunset

The Charley Horse Restaurant to ride off into sunset

MUNSTER | The forthcoming closure of The Charley Horse Restaurant in Munster may cramp some people's plans for dining or watching the Blackhawks.

December 30, 2013 3:00 pm

Lake Station library offering nutrition class, recipes Friday

LAKE STATION | There will be a family nutrition event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Lake Station-New Chicago branch of the Lake Public Library, 2007 Central Ave.

December 11, 2013 12:05 am
Northwoods in St. John closes

Northwoods in St. John closes

ST. JOHN | Northwoods Hearty Home Cookin' & Saloon, a popular Tri-Town restaurant and nightclub, has shuttered its rustic wooden doors.

December 04, 2013 6:00 am Photos

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Hobart hosts Santa Run Dec. 7 at Community Center

HOBART | The city is hosting a non-timed Santa Walk and Run starting at 9 a.m. Dec. 7 at Festival Park Community Center, 111 E. Old Ridge Road.

November 15, 2013 12:00 am

Civil War trail among region recipients of top state history honors

A historical preservation and tourism initiative honoring region Civil War veterans is among three Northwest Indiana entities capturing top honors from the Indiana Historical Society this year.

November 06, 2013 5:30 pm

Input sought on LaPorte trail development

LAPORTE | There's a vision in LaPorte of trails for bicyclists and walkers who would then get off the path and patronize the downtown businesses.

October 27, 2013 6:30 pm
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