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Behavioral health workers vote to unionize

An overwhelming majority of the 130 behavioral health workers at Regional Mental Health Center Southlake campus voted last week to unionize.

April 14, 2014 11:00 am

Unionizing athletes keeps more lawyers employed

Unionizing college athletes will accomplish only one thing: Keeping about a half-million lawyers on someone's payroll.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Past region 'rebel' provides contemporary lesson

MARC CHASE: Past region 'rebel' provides contemporary lesson

Northwest Indiana loves the grit of folks who go against the grain.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MARC CHASE: Come meet your history, Regionites

MARC CHASE: Come meet your history, Regionites

Get the chip off your shoulder, Region Rats. Many of you sorely underestimate the meaningful roles your forefathers played in one of our nation's most pivotal eras.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am
Steel center workers striking in Portage

Steel center workers striking in Portage

PORTAGE | Workers have gone on strike at a steel service center in Portage.

February 12, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Coats seeks to unite federal Commerce, Labor departments

Coats seeks to unite federal Commerce, Labor departments

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., believes it's time to reunite the U.S. Department of Commerce and Department of Labor into a single federal agency 100 years after they were separated.

December 22, 2013 9:45 pm
Legislative preview: Lots to do, little time

Legislative preview: Lots to do, little time

The Indianapolis 500 always will be the fastest race in the state, but in even-numbered years the legislative sprint by the Indiana General Assembly runs a close second.

November 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Right On Track: Chicago premiere of 'Pullman Porter Blues' story of hope and dreams of equality for southside train fame neighborhood

Right On Track: Chicago premiere of 'Pullman Porter Blues' story of hope and dreams of equality for southside train fame neighborhood

Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith is surprised by how few people know the really detailed history of Chicago's Pullman neighborhood on the city's South Side, off the Bishop Ford Expressway at 115th St. and Cottage Grove Avenue.

September 24, 2013 1:00 pm Photos

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Zoeller asks Supreme Court to review Lake right-to-work decision

Zoeller asks Supreme Court to review Lake right-to-work decision

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed documents with the Indiana Supreme Court Thursday appealing a Sept. 5 Lake County judge's ruling that the state's right-to-work law is unconstitutional.

September 12, 2013 12:05 pm Related
Pelath pessimistic judge's right-to-work ruling will be upheld

Pelath pessimistic judge's right-to-work ruling will be upheld

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, believes the Indiana Supreme Court likely will overturn a Lake County judge's finding that Indiana's right-to-work law is unconstitutional, and he wants the General Assembly to repeal the law.

September 10, 2013 11:20 am Related
Right On Track: Chicago premiere of 'Pullman Porter Blues' story of hope and dreams of equality for southside train fame neighborhood

Right On Track: Chicago premiere of 'Pullman Porter Blues' story of hope and dreams of equality for southside train fame neighborhood

Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith is surprised by how few people know the really detailed history of Chicago's Pullman neighborhood on the city's South Side, off the Bishop Ford Expressway at 115th St. and Cottage Grove Avenue.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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S'ville firefighters, council meet about proposed contract

S'ville firefighters, council meet about proposed contract

SCHERERVILLE | Schererville firefighters say they are continuing efforts to establish a working contract with the town.

August 20, 2013 4:39 pm
NWI casinos drop in May

NWI casinos drop in May

May revenues at Majestic Star's two casinos in Gary dropped a combined 6.4 percent from the previous year, according to the revenue report of the Indiana Gaming Commission.

June 10, 2013 11:30 am
CEO: Majestic Star focusing on Gary

CEO: Majestic Star focusing on Gary

The CEO of Majestic Star casinos made it clear Monday he wants to do his part to help Gary prosper and that a land-based casino remains part of that plan.

June 10, 2013 11:30 am

East Chicago school paraprofessionals join union, draft first contract

EAST CHICAGO | A party spirit filled Club Ki-Yowga on Friday as more than 100 East Chicago public school paraprofessionals and their well-wishers celebrated new union membership and the draft of their first contract.

May 24, 2013 8:30 pm

No union bust in region

Union membership in Northwest Indiana is holding steady despite membership rates at their lowest level in decades in the rest of the state and the country as a whole.

May 04, 2013 2:32 pm

Schererville firefighters seek agreement

SCHERERVILLE | Schererville firefighters want to establish a working agreement with the town.

April 20, 2013 7:52 pm
Region United, Nation Divided Civil War exhibit opens today in Hammond

Region United, Nation Divided Civil War exhibit opens today in Hammond

HAMMOND | The century-and-a-half-old stories of Northwest Indiana's Civil War soldiers are getting new life in a Hammond exhibit opening today.

April 04, 2013 6:48 pm Photos

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United Steelworkers Union, Jupiter Aluminum

United Steelworkers Union, Jupiter Aluminum

United Steelworkers Local 2003 members rally Wednesday outside Jupiter Aluminum Corp. in Hammond. The steelworkers are in contract negotiations with the company.

April 03, 2013 3:15 pm
Jupiter steelworkers rally for better contract

Jupiter steelworkers rally for better contract

United Steelworkers Local 2003 members, from left, Eddie Medina, of Scehererville, Jake Cole, of Hobart, and Nick Young, of Knox, rally Wednesday outside Jupiter Aluminum Corp. in Hammond.

April 03, 2013 3:15 pm
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