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Workshop shines spotlight on solar power

Workshop shines spotlight on solar power

Building professionals peered at solar panels, poked at wires and peeked in breaker boxes at solar power installations across the region Tuesday to figure how how they can profit from the next big thing.

August 05, 2014 1:48 pm Photos


Union's plan for wind turbine flies with M'ville officials

MERRILLVILLE | A local electrical union on Tuesday obtained clearance to install an electricity-generating wind turbine on its property near the intersection of 73rd Avenue and Mississippi Street in Merrillville.

April 24, 2013 6:15 pm

Merrillville BZA approves wind turbine request

MERRILLVILLE | The town's Board of Zoning Appeals is supporting a proposed wind turbine at an electrical union's Merrillville headquarters although some Hobart residents have concerns about the project.

April 06, 2013 5:42 pm

Union collecting supplies for downstate tornado victims

Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 697 are collecting supplies to deliver to Indiana families impacted by the tornadoes earlier this month.

March 09, 2012 6:15 pm
March for Babies walk draws 1,500 in Highland

March for Babies walk draws 1,500 in Highland

HIGHLAND | Some 1,500 people walked, marched, were pushed in strollers and pulled in wagons during Sunday's annual March of Dimes' March for Babies at Highland High School's football stadium.

May 01, 2011 8:30 pm Photos


Electrical union showcases new facility

Electrical union showcases new facility

MERRILLVILLE | The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 697 showcased its new training and administrative facility Friday as the union nears its 100-year anniversary.

April 09, 2011 12:00 am Photos


Unions picket contractors for Menards work

Representatives from three Northwest Indiana labor unions led a picket Monday against contractors in Merrillville amid concerns that the companies don't pay what the unions describe as the area's standard wage.

December 21, 2010 12:00 am
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