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Bouncing basketballs, splashing water and the swoosh of blades on ice are the sounds of economic development in Kenosha County, Wis.
The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is now taking public comment on its draft public participation plan. The plan is intended to allow the public to participate in the formation of transportation and other plans for the region.
Economic development in booming Kenosha County, Wis., involves local government from the get-go, avoiding some of the ugly rifts that have typified the effort in Northwest Indiana.
Economic developers in Wisconsin's Kenosha County like to boast about their region's proximity to Chicago and O'Hare airport, its major interstate expressway, and the state's business-friendly climate.
The public can comment on the update of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan at a series of meetings scheduled through the end of October. The first two meetings are scheduled next week in Westville and Michigan City.
People calling to schedule a trip on North Township's dial-a-ride bus service now have their calls answered 24 hours a day by live operators thanks to a new contract between the township and Prompt Ambulance.
Small retail owners are still cautious in this uneven economic recovery, even when it comes to stocking up for the busy holiday season.
The fast-changing U.S. gaming market is forcing everyone to take a hard look at an industry that has helped struggling communities and fattened state tax coffers for almost two decades in Indiana.
The United States' energy boom is benefiting all sectors of the economy, helping fuel an economic recovery that is finally producing jobs at a healthy clip and bringing down unemployment.
Four years of steady improvement have kept construction workers on the job and low price inflation on materials is making life a little easier for for owners and customers.
Obamacare mandates, minimum wage proposals, hikes in food prices and high gasoline prices are all challenging restauranteurs.
Businesses are feeling confident again and looking to reach more customers through radio on both the airwaves and its digital platforms.
An easing of tight credit, better appraisals and an improving economy have bolstered home sales in 2013, with July sales increasing 8.5 percent as compared to the year-ago month.
The United State's energy mix continues to change in the face of environmental regulations, the shale gas boom and market requirements.
The South Shore commuter railroad appears to be turning the corner on ridership declines, with peak weekday and weekend ridership both besting last year's for several months in a row.
Gary airport officials appear confident they may finally be close to solving the railroad riddle that has bedeviled their $174.1 million runway expansion project for years.
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has snagged a top distinction from the 2014 Videographer Awards.
Northwest Indiana single-family home sales notched their first year-over-year increase of the year in July, with an 8.5 percent increase in sales as compared to July 2013, according to the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.
New maps of the proposed South Shore West Lake extension show five potential station sites along its 8-mile route, including an option for a Hammond gateway station deemed "essential" by Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.
Former Detroit City Airport director Delbert Brown has been selected as airport manager for Gary/Chicago International Airport pending approval by the airport authority next week.
The Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Indiana has named Marjorie Stephens as its new Chief Executive Officer to oversee its operations across 23 counties in the northern tier of the state.
In addition to improved electric and natural gas service, NIPSCO customers will get something else out of the utility's modernization plans: higher bills.
NIPSCO construction projects now revving up across northern Indiana promise to be second in scale only to the $3.8 billion BP Whiting refinery expansion completed last year.
Revenues at Northwest Indiana's five casinos dropped 10.1 percent in July, marking the eighth straight month of year-over-year declines in their total take.
The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority settled a lawsuit accusing previous members of favoring a real estate baron's new business over a longtime airport tenant.
MERRILLVILLE | A nationally recognized site selector told the Northwest Indiana Forum on Wednesday the region has many advantages when it comes to attracting business, but a lack of big, ready-to-move-into buildings is holding it back.
The Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana sees enough improvement in home sales that it is bringing back its popular single-site Parade of Homes for 2015.
Building professionals peered at solar panels, poked at wires and peeked in breaker boxes at solar power installations across the region Tuesday to figure how how they can profit from the next big thing.
The 19,000-acre Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has emerged as the chief roadblock to the planned Illiana Expressway, with environmental groups and federal officials raising concerns.
South Shore train commuters who pay cash for tickets on board may feel the full brunt of the railroad's next fare increase, while those buying tickets electronically via ticket machine or mobile app would get discounts.
PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is hosting a rooftop solar training workshop on Aug. 5 at its headquarters at 6100 Southport Road.
The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday voted 5-0 to borrow up to $35 million, which financial advisers say will close the last funding gap in its runway expansion project.
Gary/Chicago International Airport's new private operator wants to land a U.S. Customs station and is emphasizing the airport remains in the game for commercial airlines and charters.
Live poker returned to Ameristar Casino on Friday with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland as employees toasted the event with champagne flutes.
A decade and a half ago, the Menomonee Valley in the heart of Milwaukee looked strikingly similar to the abandoned industrial landscapes that haunt Northwest Indiana cities.
A top congressional aide told the closing session of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities symposium Wednesday that the steel industry, educational institutions and environmental cleanups are all laying the foundation for Northwest Indiana's growth.
GARY | The local kickoff of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative in Gary took place at the Genesis Convention Center on Tuesday, with its initial speaker telling more than 200 community leaders that opportunity and talent are the keys to success.
Northwest Indiana single-family home sales in June were on a par with the robust sales of last summer, with overall sales dropping a slight 3.1 percent as compared to June 2013, according to the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.
The Strong Cities, Strong Communities symposium closed its Tuesday session by learning how Moline, Ill., has solved many of the mass transit problems that have bedeviled Northwest Indiana.
A dump truck rolled over and burst into flames on Interstate 57 in Markham on Saturday morning, killing the 75-year-old driver and closing the southbound lanes for almost six hours.
An Indiana State Trooper apprehended two robbery suspects in Gary Friday morning after spotting a vehicle reported to have been involved in an armed robbery.
The Northwest Indiana RDA on Thursday accepted for consideration a transit-oriented development plan for downtown Valparaiso that city officials believe will set a standard for Northwest Indiana.
Gary/Chicago International Airport's expansion project will again miss a deadline for completion, with construction of the runway extension now projected to stretch into next year.
For the second year in a row, bus agencies have teamed up with Everybody Counts and other community groups to offer rides to the Lake County Fair.
With federal court oversight of Lake County bus agencies ending just two months ago, a disability-rights agency claims it has spotted evidence Porter County agencies are not providing rides as required by law.
A summer rise in homeowners and builders striking natural gas lines and other underground facilities is underway, with utilities urging people to always call Indiana 811, a free service that will mark all underground utilities.
The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors has hired long-time member Joe Wszolek as its new chief operating officer.
A 12-hour emergency closure on a 9-mile stretch of U.S. 30 that was expected to snarl traffic during the morning rush Thursday was nearly complete in just 2 1/2 hours.
Americans taking to the roads this Fourth of July holiday weekend will be paying the highest gasoline prices since 2008, as a break on prices expected in June never materialized.
Two and a half hours after the emergency closure of a 9-mile stretch of U.S. 30 was to begin, INDOT announced work was almost complete. The work was expected to take about 12 hours and affect the morning rush hour.
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