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2 Chicago casino options threaten NWI jobs, tax revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for either of his plans to expand gaming in Chicago.

April 16, 2014 7:15 pm
OFFBEAT: Caesars Entertainment, both at Horseshoe and Sin City, paying off

OFFBEAT: Caesars Entertainment, both at Horseshoe and Sin City, paying off

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Dunes Toursim to honor excellent hosts

Indiana Dunes Tourism is accepting nominations for its annual Recognition of Service Excellence (ROSE) awards in advance of its ROSE awards luncheon.

April 10, 2014 10:30 am
OFFBEAT: Napoleon's socks, Madonna, cabbage and Diana Canada round-up

OFFBEAT: Napoleon's socks, Madonna, cabbage and Diana Canada round-up

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Legislature wraps session with busy final day

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly adjourned for the year late Thursday night, ending a 10-week session dominated initially by the marriage amendment, but concluding with proposals to significantly improve the state's roads, preschool education, criminal code and other matters.

March 13, 2014 9:00 pm

EDITORIAL: First step toward regional tourism agency

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, based in Hammond, has been operating well beyond the Lake County border, bringing business to all of Northwest Indiana.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am
Restoration work underway at Lincoln Tomb

Restoration work underway at Lincoln Tomb

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A $700,000 restoration project at the temporarily closed Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield is expected to finish in April.

March 01, 2014 12:00 am
Restoration work underway at Lincoln Tomb

Restoration work underway at Lincoln Tomb

Ed Magee marks off a grid pattern on the ceiling of the entrance foyer of the Abraham Lincoln tomb at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Ill. The grid will guide Magee when he applies paladium leaf to the surface. The tomb is undergoing a $700,000 interior restoration that is expected to…

March 01, 2014 12:00 am

Brown effort may give Lake Council control of tourism spending

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, has proven once again that anything is possible at the Indiana General Assembly until the moment the annual legislative session is gaveled closed.

February 28, 2014 4:45 pm

South Shore CVA and Jasper Co. team up

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s board of directors has approved a contract with the Jasper County Tourism Commission to provide tourism promotion in an area well-known for its outdoor recreation.

February 21, 2014 3:00 pm
RICH JAMES: 'Honest to Goodness' slogan is honestly awful

RICH JAMES: 'Honest to Goodness' slogan is honestly awful

“Honest to Goodness Indiana” is the state’s new pitch for travel and tourism?

February 16, 2014 12:00 am

Batistatos revs up engines for air show, convention center

SCHERERVILLE | South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Speros Batistatos offered a strong defense of moving the South Shore Air Show to Fair Oaks Farms before the Lake County Advancement Committee on Friday.

February 14, 2014 4:00 pm
Travelers seeking 'Honest to Goodness' fun invited to Indiana

Travelers seeking 'Honest to Goodness' fun invited to Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS | State tourism officials hope Americans are longing for some "Honest to Goodness Indiana" on their next vacation.

February 12, 2014 12:10 pm
South Shore CVA debuts Brewery Trail

South Shore CVA debuts Brewery Trail

Visitors and natives now have a new tool for finding local craft breweries, courtesy of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority.

February 06, 2014 9:02 am

Batistatos headlines LCAC event

SCHERERVILLE | The Lake County Advancement Committee's Feb. 14 luncheon at Teibel's Restaurant will feature a presentation by South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Speros Batistatos.

February 05, 2014 9:00 am
Lake County Council won't get say on tourism spending

Lake County Council won't get say on tourism spending

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal to require the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority have its budget approved by the Lake County Council will not advance out of a House committee prior to Tuesday's deadline.

January 25, 2014 6:00 pm Related

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South Shore CVA to host partnership summit

HOBART | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will host its 2014 Partnership Summit on Thursday morning at County Line Orchard.

January 25, 2014 12:00 am

South Shore CVA to host partnership summit

HOBART | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will host its 2014 Partnership Summit at County Line Orchard on Jan. 30.

January 21, 2014 10:43 am

Indiana Dunes Tourism earns DMAP reaccreditation

Indiana Dunes Tourism has earned reaccreditation from Destination Marketing Association International’s accreditation program.

December 28, 2013 1:11 pm
Tourism agency to begin negotiations with Fair Oaks for air show

Tourism agency to begin negotiations with Fair Oaks for air show

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors voted to begin negotiations on a contract with Fair Oaks Farms for the 2014 South Shore Air Show.

December 19, 2013 2:30 pm Video Photos

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