As the school year gets underway, thousands of buses carrying tens of thousands of students will begin flooding the streets of Northwest Indiana and south suburban Chicago.
MUNSTER | The public works department will be closing sections of Columbia Avenue beginning Monday for sewer main replacement.
LANSING | On Monday night, Paul Schultz continued what has become a 30-year tradition of leading the Lansing Historical Walk down Ridge Road. With cars going by and tidbits flying, a large group of attendees surrounded Schultz as he told stories of Lansing families throughout the years. The …
GARY | A 22-year-old man was reportedly robbed Sunday afternoon in the area of Ridge Road and Georgia Street.
A few years ago, I took a class called Environmental Science. In the yearlong class, students learned how the region was formed. Later, the students learned about the formation of the Florida Keys.
LANSING | For the first time in 120 years, a historic Lansing building will not be occupied by a village department or organization. The building at 3404 Lake St., just off of Ridge Road in downtown Lansing is now Visible Music College, a full-accredited four-year Christian music school whic…
Over the last few weeks, mail carriers have swaddled themselves in layers, clutched hand-warmers and donned boots with at least 2 inches of tread.
The Indiana Department of Transportation fired an employee for posting a video on the social media about Cline Avenue's potholed surface earlier this month.
SCHERERVILLE | A popular chocolate shop and ice cream parlor has closed its Schererville location.
Before walking to school, a 7-year-old Highland boy used to scrub the maple floor of his father's restaurant every morning with lye soap made with cooking grease from the kitchen.
HOBART | A nearly completed concrete median that's part of Hobart's new Festival Park gateway concerns resident Larry Brown.
Jim Fitzer, of Portage's Economic Development Corp., stands near a new Family Express store under construction along Ridge Road near Willowcreek. Portage has been successfully attracting new businesses to its area.
Jim Fitzer, of Portage's Economic Development Corp., stands near a new Family Express store under construction along Ridge Road near Willowcreek.
The temporary closure of U.S. 30 in Dyer earlier this month got me to thinking.
HIGHLAND | The bright neon lights have dimmed at Johnsen's Blue Top Drive-In, a landmark Highland restaurant where carhops served up big burgers and homemade root beer for nearly eight decades.
Costs are mounting for the Gary/Chicago International Airport's expansion and initiative to lure private investors.
I recently attended Lansing’s 120th birthday celebration that provided a glimpse of the village’s rich and sometimes colorful past. A lot has changed from those early days.
GRIFFITH | In 2008, Griffith began planning a renaissance of its downtown to bolster existing businesses and attract new enterprises.
The current funding debate regarding the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority and the transition in leadership at the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission makes me think anew of regional approaches to governance.
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