Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of columns based on interviews with Northwest Indiana leaders.
Brandi Sims just graduated from Merrillville High School this spring, but already has a plan for the next few years of her life mapped out.
In addition to improved electric and natural gas service, NIPSCO customers will get something else out of the utility's modernization plans: higher bills.
NIPSCO construction projects now revving up across northern Indiana promise to be second in scale only to the $3.8 billion BP Whiting refinery expansion completed last year.
NIPSCO's Mike Hooper gave The Times a tour of one of its electric modernization projects, which will upgrade its grid and improve reliability.
Building professionals peered at solar panels, poked at wires and peeked in breaker boxes at solar power installations across the region Tuesday to figure how how they can profit from the next big thing.
GARY | A 5K walk/run at Marquette Beach Saturday was a fundraiser to help a new multidiscipline initiative curb teen violence in Gary and Northwest Indiana.
GARY | Thieves got away with 1,000 feet of live electrical wires spanning six NIPSCO poles early Wednesday in Gary, police and NIPSCO representatives said.
MERRILLVILLE | Revenue growth across the board drove NiSource Inc. net income up 9.1 percent in the second quarter, following on a strong first quarter where revenues leaped due to the severe winter weather.
GARY | Eddie Melton said his two young sons especially inspire him to make a difference in the lives of African-American men and boys in Indiana.
ST. JOHN | LeBron James won't be coming to play basketball in St. John, but, if he were, the Sahi home on Winding Trail might be the court fit for the NBA star.
HOBART | Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, and that's a good sign for the employees of the TradeWinds sign shop.
CROWN POINT | The snipping of scissors mixed with the hissing of the spray from mosquito repellent cans as the city's Redevelopment Commission met at the new trailhead on Summit Street for both a dedication ceremony and business session.
GARY | The city of Gary, Ivy Tech Community College Northwest, Methodist Hospitals and NIPSCO are holding weekly wellness-oriented events called Fitness Fridays.
A big shout out to all the linemen at NIPSCO. They were out there working day and night to restore our power.
GARY | The utility bills at Gary Roosevelt, where school has not been in session since late June, amount to about $1 million.
CROWN POINT | When the echoes of fireworks have faded into memory and city residents are looking for one last blast for the holiday weekend, they can head to the Lake County Fairgrounds today for the annual citywide picnic.
A summer rise in homeowners and builders striking natural gas lines and other underground facilities is underway, with utilities urging people to always call Indiana 811, a free service that will mark all underground utilities.
As of late Friday, fewer than 100 NIPSCO customers in Northwest Indiana were reported still without power from Monday's storms.
HAMMOND | Police are warning residents to beware of anyone claiming to be a NIPSCO employee and seeking to enter homes.
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