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New owner buys Hammond's shuttered State Line Energy plant

New owner buys Hammond's shuttered State Line Energy plant

A new owner has bought a large chunk of the former State Line Energy plant property in Hammond, including the historic Art Deco generating station where workers burned coal to produce electricity for more than eight decades.

December 01, 2013 3:30 pm
Maintenance project planned at Whiting Refinery next year

Maintenance project planned at Whiting Refinery next year

Work on the $3.8 billion modernization of BP's Whiting Refinery will wind down this year, but a big maintenance project on a gasoline-producing unit is slated for early next year.

August 10, 2013 4:00 pm
Lollapalooza brings Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, and more to Chicago

Lollapalooza brings Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, and more to Chicago

Drawing a sold out crowd, Lollapalooza features everyone from Jack White to Hailey Reinhart to AVICCI during its three-day festival in Grant Park.

August 02, 2012 8:00 am
Pierogi Fest celebrates food, entertainment, and Eastern European culture

Pierogi Fest celebrates food, entertainment, and Eastern European culture

The Pierogi Fest is an excellent way for the people of Whiting, Indiana to celebrate their Polish heritage while poking a little fun at themselves at the same time.

July 25, 2012 12:00 am

Whiting slaying suspect now faces seperate home invasion charges

WHITING| DNA evidence recovered at the scene of a March home invasion led to new felony charges Thursday against a Whiting man accused of gunning down a romantic rival in May, police said.

July 12, 2012 8:30 pm
EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER

Last summer, looking at possible cover photos is what got us thinking about patriotism, beautiful days and holidays. Counting on a big election year, the Olympics and summertime staples like air shows, county fairs, baseball, music festivals and events that call for a display of our flag, we…

June 10, 2012 9:39 pm
Revitalizing Whiting's Lakefront Park

Revitalizing Whiting's Lakefront Park

Imagine succumbing to the sizzling heat and wading into cool sparkling waters, diving in like a mermaid, the waves rolling your body back and forth under a clear blue sky, your joy and laughter echoing into the air.

April 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Music and gridiron greats owe a debt to passionate leaders

The growth of the Calumet Region has depended on the output of individuals passionate about what they do.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am
Lake County is a diverse workplace and playground

Lake County is a diverse workplace and playground

Lake County has a broad enough expanse to contain the blast furnaces of Gary Works, the bayous of the Grand Kankakee Marsh, the cat crackers of BP Whiting Refinery and the gaming floors of Hammond's Horseshoe Casino.

February 27, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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DOUG ROSS: What if Egypt's unrest freezes our oil supplies?

DOUG ROSS: What if Egypt's unrest freezes our oil supplies?

It's difficult to think of the desert when you're in the deep freeze, surrounded by massive piles of snow and ice, but you should. Unfortunately, what's happening in and near Egypt's desert isn't going to give you warm thoughts, although BP's Whiting Refinery might.

February 04, 2011 12:00 am
Asking for some quiet

Asking for some quiet

When your neighbor throws a party that gets a little loud, a simple phone call to the police should quiet them down. The same applies to barking dogs and animal control. However, when it's a multibillion-dollar company causing the disturbance, things aren't quite so simple.

January 30, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Police suspect arrested man carried out several robberies

WHITING | A Whiting man arrested in an alleged weekend business robbery admitted he previously robbed the same store three times, police said.

December 13, 2010 2:41 pm

WorkOne Access Point open house set at Whiting Library

WHITING | The Whiting Public Library, 1735 Oliver St., will have an open house from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday to introduce its on-site WorkOne Access Point.

October 30, 2010 12:00 am
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