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ArcelorMittal wins heap of automotive awards

ArcelorMittal is being showered with honors for its work with automakers.

April 17, 2014 12:00 pm

Just a walk around "the Harbor" provided plenty of excitement

Some young adults seem to have difficulty getting their days started. One effect has people kicking and lurching their way out of bed.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am

E.C. approves grant program for North Harbor Business District

EAST CHICAGO | The City Council approved a resolution to establish a facade, sign and awning grant program for the North Harbor Business District.

November 17, 2013 8:00 pm

Visclosky warns shutdown threatens steel industry

A trade commission hearing on illegal steel dumping was cancelled because of the federal government shutdown, and U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky warned it could have ominous repercussions for the local steel industry.

October 03, 2013 4:02 pm

Indiana Harbor had athletic fields, a band shell – and a zoo

We had a variety of diversions in my hometown of Indiana Harbor. The most obvious was our zoo.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am

Coast Guard rescues 2 men from boat in Lake Michigan

HAMMOND | Two people were rescued Monday morning from a boat in Lake Michigan northeast of Indiana Harbor.

September 09, 2013 7:00 pm

Steelmaker, coke producer extend contract

EAST CHICAGO | An Indiana Harbor-based coke plant will continue to furnish the world's largest steelmaker with a raw material it needs to forge metal in East Chicago.

September 09, 2013 11:57 am

Youngsters pushed the limits with surfboards and abandoned cars

One of the practices common in the 1930s was the dumping of abandoned vehicles in empty lots. Naturally, this represented an invitation to youngsters who used those lots for recreation to gravitate toward the vehicles.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
Blast furnace back in action at Indiana Harbor

Blast furnace back in action at Indiana Harbor

A blast furnace is smelting molten metal again after a glitch earlier this month at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, where the Luxembourg-based steelmaker operates two mills.

August 29, 2013 5:40 pm
E.C., Gary launch competing ports proposals

E.C., Gary launch competing ports proposals

East Chicago is vigorously pursuing its proposal for a new $400 million shipping port on Lake Michigan, just as Gary hopes to get a hearing its own proposal for Buffington Harbor.

August 27, 2013 6:00 pm Photos


Neighborhood holes were an invitation to digging and pitching

Holes. Much of the Calumet Region’s history can be found in holes. Such daubs of history, however, would be evanescent. Much of it would be whimsical.

August 18, 2013 12:00 am
ArcelorMittal blast furnace in East Chicago goes down

ArcelorMittal blast furnace in East Chicago goes down

A blast furnace has gone down at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, the largest steelmaking complex in North America.

August 16, 2013 12:10 pm

It all depends on how you look at things

It’s strange how a single event, however small, can change your entire life.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am

I'd know a Calumet Region native anywhere — if I can hear them

You all know people who grew up in Indiana Harbor, perhaps a next door neighbor, perhaps a sidekick at work, perhaps a fellow churchgoer. And you would know that person in a totally strange atmosphere. I’ve heard people say that if they ran into a regionite abroad, they would know their root…

June 30, 2013 12:00 am
Boiler project to ease bottom line pressures at ArcelorMittal

Boiler project to ease bottom line pressures at ArcelorMittal

EAST CHICAGO | The startup of equipment at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor to recycle blast furnace gas for electricity production was lauded Monday at the integrating steelmaking complex as a tribute to partnerships between the public and private sector.

December 17, 2012 5:00 pm Photos


Winter strolls led to adventures in Indiana Harbor

’Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la, la la.

December 16, 2012 12:00 am
Sausage guru Bruce Aidells' new cookbook is a carnivore's delight

Sausage guru Bruce Aidells' new cookbook is a carnivore's delight

When I moved from East Chicago to attend Indiana University in Bloomington, my first foray at the grocery store showed me I was in an alien land. Back home my mother and I bought such Italian sausages as mortadella and sopressata, and Serbian links like sremska kobasica at DeRosa Imports, a …

October 09, 2012 6:30 pm Photos


Bridges often do more than span a body of water

One of the strongest-running local news story has to do with the bridge over the Indiana Harbor ship canal. Despite all these stories, I’m not sure that any of us are any the wiser about why the bridge failed. However, I’m inclined to think it has something to do with our obsession with bridges.

September 23, 2012 12:00 am

Army Corps meeting Thursday reviews E.C. dredging project

EAST CHICAGO | A public meeting is planned for Thursday in East Chicago to provide information about upcoming dredging at Indiana Harbor.

September 09, 2012 12:00 am

Immigrants staked their claim to neighborhoods and churches

In reflecting on the history of the Calumet Region, a great difficulty is that a piece of the territory might change not just once, but several times.

August 12, 2012 12:00 am
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