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WILLIAM NANGLE: Region needs cooperation, compromise

WILLIAM NANGLE: Region needs cooperation, compromise

Twice last week the message of cooperation and compromise could be heard across the region.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Tourists come to Indiana despite, not because of, state efforts

Tourists come to Indiana despite, not because of, state efforts

A recent news story made it appear Indiana is gaining more tourists by spending less, but region tourism leaders say the article virtually ignored how much is spent at the local level to make up for the lack of state dollars.

August 26, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

INDIANAPOLIS | A man whose name is synonymous with Northwest Indiana's travel and hospitality industry was awarded the state's highest tourism honor Friday.

August 15, 2014 3:16 pm
Rokita demands medical exams for all entering U.S.

Rokita demands medical exams for all entering U.S.

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, endorsed mandatory government medical examinations for all people entering the United States to protect the country from Ebola and "prevent an outbreak of any type of disease inside our borders."

August 05, 2014 5:25 pm
Waves of experience: Chicago's First Lady and Mercury Skyline cruises showcase wonders on the water

Waves of experience: Chicago's First Lady and Mercury Skyline cruises showcase wonders on the water

Desirée Rogers is used to a whirlwind of parties and social etiquette.

July 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New Lincoln exhibit opens in South Holland

New Lincoln exhibit opens in South Holland

SOUTH HOLLAND | A new exhibit promoting the life of Abraham Lincoln and his Springfield-based museum and library opened Monday at the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis over Interstate 80/294.

July 28, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Abraham Lincoln exhibit at Lincoln Oasis

Abraham Lincoln exhibit at Lincoln Oasis

Abraham Lincoln presenter Vernon Risty of Arlington Heights looks out on passing traffic during a celebration press conference at the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis in South Holland on July 28. The Illinois Office of Tourism made a stop at the oasis on its annual state-wide tour to celebrat…

July 28, 2014 2:50 pm
Abraham Lincoln exhibit at Lincoln Oasis

Abraham Lincoln exhibit at Lincoln Oasis

Officials and visitors mingle during a celebration press conference at the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis in South Holland on July 28, 2014. The Illinois Office of Tourism made a stop at the oasis on its annual state-wide tour to celebrate travel industry numbers. The oasis also officially …

July 28, 2014 2:50 pm
New Lincoln exhibit opens in South Holland

New Lincoln exhibit opens in South Holland

South Holland Village President Don De Graff speaks during a celebration news conference Monday at the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis in South Holland. The Illinois Office of Tourism made a stop at the oasis on its annual statewide tour to celebrate travel industry numbers. The oasis also o…

July 28, 2014 2:44 pm
New Lincoln exhibit opens in South Holland

New Lincoln exhibit opens in South Holland

Abraham Lincoln presenter Vernon Risty holds scissors just after the ribbon-cutting with, from left, South Holland Village President Don De Graff, Kristi Lafleur, executive director of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, Amy Martin, director of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agenc…

July 28, 2014 2:44 pm
Abraham Lincoln exhibit at Lincoln Oasis

Abraham Lincoln exhibit at Lincoln Oasis

Jen Hoelzle, director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, speaks during a celebration press conference at the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis in South Holland on July 28. The Illinois Office of Tourism made a stop at the oasis on its annual statewide tour to celebrate travel industry numbers.…

July 28, 2014 2:44 pm
Abraham Lincoln exhibit at Lincoln Oasis

Abraham Lincoln exhibit at Lincoln Oasis

Officials mingle during a celebration press conference at the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis in South Holland on July 28. The Illinois Office of Tourism made a stop at the oasis on its annual statewide tour to celebrate travel industry numbers. The oasis also officially opened the "Abraham …

July 28, 2014 2:44 pm
New Lincoln exhibit opens in South Holland

New Lincoln exhibit opens in South Holland

Abraham Lincoln presenter Vernon Risty, of Arlington Heights, talks with Cathy Kloss, director of development and special projects for Prairie State College, during a celebration news conference on Monday at the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis in South Holland. The Illinois Office of Tourism…

July 28, 2014 2:46 pm
Appeals court denies LaPorte tourism bureau claim to web address

Appeals court denies LaPorte tourism bureau claim to web address

INDIANAPOLIS | A six-year battle over a website address between a LaPorte resort and the LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau appears headed for the Indiana Supreme Court.

July 16, 2014 4:30 pm Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Stop finger pointing over South Shore Air Show

GUEST COMMENTARY: Stop finger pointing over South Shore Air Show

July is not the same without the South Shore Air Show, looking, pointing, applauding and craning my neck for the next twist and turn. Funny, there's no air show, but I have seen a lot of finger-pointing this month.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

Starved Rock makes great escape from city

From time to time, we city dwellers need to find little escapes. Luckily Illinois offers many beautiful outposts for adventurous day trips.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana Tourism Association working to boost tourism

CHESTERTON | Indiana tourism is a multibillion dollar industry, and Carrie Lambert, executive director of Indiana Tourism Association, traveled from Indianapolis to talk about it Wednesday. 

July 02, 2014 11:06 am
Valparaiso honors 'legend' Bill Wellman at Test Drive and Taste

Valparaiso honors 'legend' Bill Wellman at Test Drive and Taste

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso will give local legend Bill Wellman a special 90th birthday celebration Saturday afternoon during the Test Drive and Taste festival. 

June 25, 2014 10:15 am

Grand Prix brings $1.5 million to LaPorte

LAPORTE | The amount of money this year's Maple City Grand Prix rained down on LaPorte was up 50 percent over 2013.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am

Tourism agency board OKs air show management contract

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors on Thursday approved an $85,000 contract with Midwest Air Shows to manage the South Shore Air Show, scheduled for July 11-13 at Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks.

June 20, 2014 3:30 pm
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