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Frisbee golf course volunteer developers issue concerns

PORTAGE | Volunteer developers of a disc golf course at Countryside Park are raising concerns about a trail being constructed at the park they fear may interfere with the game.

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Elvis Fest returns to Portage Oct. 10-12

PORTAGE | The 22nd annual Elvis Fantasy Fest returns to Portage, Oct. 10-12 with the theme, "Red, Hot and Blue."

September 29, 2014 12:00 am
Catering for homeless, indigent Gary citizens

Catering for homeless, indigent Gary citizens

GARY | After being fed spiritually through Bible study, more than 40 of the city’s indigent and homeless experienced the street food popular in Mediterranean countries during a specially catered meal.

September 17, 2014 2:48 pm Photos

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Work connecting Portage Lakefront to South Shore nears completion

Work connecting Portage Lakefront to South Shore nears completion

PORTAGE | In just a couple of months, someone riding the South Shore will be able to stop at the Portage station and walk to Lake Michigan.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm
RICH JAMES: Pence should be all in on land-based casinos

RICH JAMES: Pence should be all in on land-based casinos

When the first of five Northwest Indiana casinos opened in Gary in 1996, there were those who thought it would result in the revitalization of Northwest Indiana.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart's Lakefront Festival highlights weekend activities

HOBART | Live music, food, fireworks shows and a variety of activities are all featured during the city’s 23rd annual Lakefront Festival, slated to run through Sunday.

August 14, 2014 7:26 pm
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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