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Iron ore arrives at Gary Works

Iron ore arrives at Gary Works

A shipment of iron ore has made its way across the ice-choked Great Lakes to the Gary Works steel mill, where production will resume, although to a limited extent.

April 07, 2014 11:15 am
Malfunction at BP Whiting Refinery sends oil into Lake Michigan

Malfunction at BP Whiting Refinery sends oil into Lake Michigan

WHITING | Hazmat-suited crews worked Tuesday to clean up an oil spill that spread across 5,000 square feet of Lake Michigan after a Monday afternoon discharge from the BP Whiting Refinery.

March 25, 2014 6:56 pm Video Photos

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Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Northwest Indiana has a reputation for poor air quality from heavy industry and auto emissions, but studies show the the region's emissions are improving.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Midwestern Steel Fabricators destroyed by fire

Midwestern Steel Fabricators destroyed by fire

HAMMOND | Midwestern Steel Fabricators was destroyed by a stubborn fire Monday night that had firefighters at the scene putting out hot spots some 12 hours later.

December 17, 2013 8:12 am

Dredging and removing Indiana Harbor sediment to take decades

HAMMOND │ Dredging and disposing sediment from the Indiana Harbor and Canal is slated to continue for decades, according to a Tuesday presentation by the Purdue Water Institute and Department of Mechanical Engineering.

November 05, 2013 8:10 pm

Strong workforce and volunteerism will help NWI, and Detroit, thrive

A friend asked me a few years ago where I picked up my political and social views. I told him that was easy, I generally changed the radio station or TV channel when someone started to give his or her opinion.

October 27, 2013 12:00 am

IDEM: Region air toxics better than expected

PORTAGE | Health risks caused by air pollution are not as bad as once believed, state officials said Thursday. 

August 01, 2013 1:24 pm
Fire tears through Hammond trucking company

Fire tears through Hammond trucking company

HAMMOND | A flash fire at a Hammond trucking company Saturday destroyed buildings and equipment and sent black smoke billowing, darkening the skies of Hammond and East Chicago.

July 27, 2013 9:45 pm Video Photos

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Relief expected at pump as BP project winds down

Relief expected at pump as BP project winds down

HAMMOND | Motorists should see some relief at the gas pumps when the massive $4.2 billion modernization project at the BP Whiting Refinery is completed by the end of the year.

June 20, 2013 6:20 pm Photos

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Worldwide energy consumption slowing down

Worldwide energy consumption slowing down

HAMMOND | Global energy consumption slowed significantly last year because of sluggish economic growth worldwide, but gas prices still remained at record highs.

June 20, 2013 9:30 am Photos

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State narrows in on substance that closed beaches

State narrows in on substance that closed beaches

PORTER | State officials said Tuesday they think they know the source of the substance found floating in Lake Michigan on Monday that closed beaches in Porter.

June 18, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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History of asbestos in McLean County

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. | Ron Thacker only worked at Bloomington's UNARCO plant for a couple of years as a young man in the early 1950s, but it left an indelible imprint on his life — and his lungs.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am

Cars, utilities lift U.S. industrial output in March

WASHINGTON | U.S. industrial output rose in March as cold weather kept utilities busy generating heat and a surge in auto production helped offset broader weakness in manufacturing.

April 16, 2013 3:23 pm
Russian steelmakers to focus on reducing costs

Russian steelmakers to focus on reducing costs

An observation point in the center of Magnitogorsk, Russia, provides a breathtaking view of the Ural River, with gray and orange smoke rising above the rows of pipes on the opposite bank.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Activists band together to bolster SE Side environment

CHICAGO | Members of assorted activist groups from across the city’s Southeast Side have decided they can be more successful in trying to protect the area’s environment if they work together.

April 04, 2013 11:24 am

Ind. nonfatal workplace injuries flat in 2011

Despite an uptick in the rate workers in the agricultural and health care sectors got sick or hurt on the job last year, the Indiana Department of Labor said Thursday the average for all industries around the state was flat from 2010.

October 25, 2012 12:45 pm

Quinn vetoes coal gasification bill

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn used his veto power Friday to reject a bill that would have required utility companies to purchase a synthetic natural gas to be made at a proposed plant that was to be built in the East Side neighborhood.

August 10, 2012 10:45 pm

NIPSCO marks 100 years of powering up

NIPSCO is planning a number of community service events across northern Indiana to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

July 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Actor Paul Newman is shown in the 1969 film "Winning."

July 02, 2012 8:04 pm
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