INDIANAPOLIS | The Senate passed several House-approved legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers Tuesday that are now headed to Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto. They include:
ONEKAMA, Mich. (AP) — For more than a century, easy access to Lake Michigan has made Onekama a popular place for summer visitors and a refuge for boaters fleeing dangerous storms. Now the community itself needs a rescue, from slumping lake levels that threaten its precious link to open water.
Hammond Port Authority employee Phillip Schillaci paints railings May 18 at the Hammond Marina. Most marinas are reporting the same or slightly higher slip occupancy rates compared to previous years.
Tim Chrzanowski helps guide his family's boat into the water May 18 at the Hammond Marina. It was the Chrzanowski family's first day out on the water for the season.
Several slips remain empty May 18 at the Hammond Marina. The marina, with 916 slips available for rent, expects half of those to be occupied this season, which is on target to raise the $1.2 million in income the marina budgeted for this year.
Monica Rachanski and her dog Max enjoy the weather May 18 at the Hammond Marina.
Don Pitrowski, from left, his wife, Mar Pitrowski, and Bob Schuenemann start their weekend May 18 at the Hammond Marina. Both families rent a slip there. The marina, with 916 slips available for rent, expects half of those to be occupied this season, which is on target to raise the $1.2 mill…
PORTAGE | Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris is seeking help identifying a man whose decomposed body was found in a boat at a Portage marina Friday.
Bob Mehok, of Munster, prepares to dock a boat May 18 at the Portage Public Marina.
Portage resident Les Karafta washes his boat May 18 at the Portage Public Marina. The 200-slip Portage Public Marina has 194 of its 200 slips occupied with the rest left for transient boaters, Harbormaster Allen Ekdahl said. Ekdahl said he expects the marina is popular because of its proximi…
Bob Mehok, of Munster, secures a boat to a trailer May 18 at the Portage Public Marina.
A man cleans a boat May 18 at the Portage Public Marina.
The Portage Public Marina is already at full capacity this boating season.
Les Karafta, of Portage, scrubs his boat May 18 at the Portage Public Marina.
Matey the dog looks across the Portage Public Marina on its owner Norman Fawley's boat May 18. Gas prices at local marinas ranged from $4.37 to $4.56 for regular and $4 to $4.20 for diesel before the Memorial Day weekend, and boaters at Hammond and Portage Public marinas expect the cost stil…
Boats sit docked May 18 at the Portage Public Marina.
Linda Woloshansky, CEO Center of Workforce Innovations, speaks at a recent meeting on the importance of Work Readiness Skills in the workplace.
Audrey Russo, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Technology Council, speaks Dec. 1 at the East Chicago Marina as part of the Gary and Region Investment Project Urban Exchange series.
Dockworker Brian Gaal makes sure chains anchoring a winterized boat are tight during a check Tuesday at the Hammond Marina.
Dockworkers Brian Gaal, left, and Tony Stinnett check an air compressor that keeps water and pipes from freezing around a dock at the Hammond Marina.
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