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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HAMMOND | This summer, watch for more than $25 million in new construction off an interstate exit in Hammond.
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.
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.
A popular family restaurant chain that has fed region residents for decades is growing, and looking into more locations.
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.
MUNSTER | The forthcoming closure of The Charley Horse Restaurant in Munster may cramp some people's plans for dining or watching the Blackhawks.
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.
ST. JOHN | Northwoods Hearty Home Cookin' & Saloon, a popular Tri-Town restaurant and nightclub, has shuttered its rustic wooden doors.
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.
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.
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.
LAKE STATION | St. Francis Xavier Church, 2447 Putnam St., hosts Oktoberfest from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
There's almond butter, gluten-free bread, craft beer and blinking electronic price labels on the shelves.
LAKE STATION | A Halloween Benefit Bash starts at 6 p.m. Saturday for Edison High School math teacher Cindy McKnight.
HOBART | The Hobart Education Foundation will host a Taste of Autumn from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Avalon Manor on U.S. 30.
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