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.
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.
Republic Services official James Metros, a former Crown Point mayor, talks about the gas-to-energy operation at the Newton County Landfill.
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.
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.
Trucks loaded with trash are weighed at the entrance to the Newton County Landfill.
A new cell for trash is being excavated at the Newton County Landfill.
Trucks line up with trash-filled trailers while a "tipper" dumps a trailer load in the background at the Newton County Landfill.
A "tipper" lifts a truck trailer to dump its contents at the Newton County Landfill, owned and operated by Republic Services.
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.
The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor is seeking public comment on two proposed water rate hikes, one in Merrillville.
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.
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.
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.
The blizzard that began dumping snow across the region Tuesday afternoon currently ranks as the third worst in Chicago history, officials said.
Nearly a year after being named to the position on an interim basis, the Northwest Indiana Forum confirmed Mark Maassel as president and chief executive of the organization.
Nasty weather glazed roads, tore down power lines and draped a haze of white across the region Sunday that contributed to dozens of car accidents.
The Northwest Indiana Forum's board of directors voted to expand the group's service territory to Jasper, Newton and Pulaski counties.
The snow that began falling in the early morning hours caused numerous crashes, slide offs and spin outs on area roads Saturday, but police reported no major accidents.
The National Weather Service has expanded a tornado watch into the Chicago and Northwest Indiana areas.
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