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Chicago metro leads nation in major business investments

Chicago metro leads nation in major business investments

Businesses are choosing to invest in the Chicago metro area more than anywhere else in the United States.

March 16, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Jack and Karen Callahan

Jack and Karen Callahan

Former professional boxer Jack Callahan and wife Karen have put together the first "911 Slugfest" pitting local firemen against policemen in the ring, with proceeds going to the Make A Wish Foundation.

January 17, 2014 3:46 pm

Local law firms earn U.S. News & World Report rankings

A few local law firms made U.S. News & World Report's list of the Best Law Firms of 2014.

December 26, 2013 4:00 pm
'Where Pigs Fly'

'Where Pigs Fly'

Speros Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, left, and Fair Oaks Farm CEO Gary Corbett announce the move of the South Shore Air Show to the farm during a news conference Thursday at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

November 21, 2013 5:30 pm

Northwest Indiana Workforce Board members announced

The Northwest Indiana Workforce Board has announced its 2013-14 slate of members.

August 20, 2013 6:00 am
Michigan City economic leader to lead regional efforts

Michigan City economic leader to lead regional efforts

Kevin Kieft hopes to spread his success with job creation in Michigan City to throughout Northwest Indiana.

May 30, 2013 1:46 pm
Not your grandfather's landfills

Not your grandfather's landfills

Tony Schroeder, division manager for Republic Services at the Newton County Landfill, shows one of several liners used at the the facility to form an impervious layer against pollution.

March 24, 2013 5:04 pm
The power of waste

The power of waste

The methane-to-energy conversion plant at the Newton County Landfill produces enough gas to power about 10 small manufacturing facilities and currently pipes its gas to an egg carton manufacturing business bordering the landfill.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
The power of waste

The power of waste

Republic Services official James Metros, a former Crown Point mayor, talks about the gas-to-energy operation at the Newton County Landfill.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
The power of waste

The power of waste

A pump system removes methane from the Newton County Landfill, funneling it into a conversion plant. The gas is cooled and sent to the customer. The landfill powers a small egg carton manufacturing plant next door.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
Not your grandfather's landfills

Not your grandfather's landfills

A "tipper" lifts a truck trailer to dump its contents at the Newton County Landfill, owned and operated by Republic Services. The landfill covers more than 400 acres just south of Indiana 114 and west of Interstate 65.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
Not your grandfather's landfills

Not your grandfather's landfills

Trucks loaded with trash are weighed at the entrance to the Newton County Landfill.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
Not your grandfather's landfills

Not your grandfather's landfills

A new cell for trash is being excavated at the Newton County Landfill.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
Not your grandfather's landfills

Not your grandfather's landfills

Trucks line up with trash-filled trailers while a "tipper" dumps a trailer load in the background at the Newton County Landfill.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
Not your grandfather's landfills

Not your grandfather's landfills

A "tipper" lifts a truck trailer to dump its contents at the Newton County Landfill, owned and operated by Republic Services.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am

Troopers cite 437 motorists in impaired driving crackdown

Indiana State Police issued more than 430 traffic citations locally over the weekend as part of a statewide initiative to enforce laws against impaired driving.

September 18, 2012 12:00 am

Utility advocate wants public comment on water rate hikes

The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor is seeking public comment on two proposed water rate hikes, one in Merrillville.

February 16, 2012 3:45 pm

Chicagoland Chamber leads report to determine economic impact of tri-state area

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is leading an effort with an internationally recognized firm across state lines to analyze the region's combined economic impact.

June 20, 2011 7:00 pm

Snowfall on edge of breaking record

Up to 5 inches of snow were expected by this morning in the Chicago area and Northwest Indiana, with 6 inches or more forecast for areas to the south.

February 24, 2011 6:39 am

Planning commission to receive $166,884 from feds

WASHINGTON | The Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission received $166,884 to establish an economic development plan. The award from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce was announced Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind.

February 08, 2011 1:30 pm
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