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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.
The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority's inaugural executive director has been appointed to the post of director of the new Northwest Indiana Engagement Office for Purdue University.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has chosen Corridor Capital LLC, of Chicago, as the finalist for operating the Hoosier State passenger train between Chicago and Indianapolis.
Some people question why Gary/Chicago International Airport's new private developer was allowed to meet its first $10 million investment benchmark with a development that has nothing to do with aviation or the airport.
Allison Eades remembers the excitement of seeing the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds performing at air shows when she was just a tyke.
Affordable, reliable and clean sources of energy for Hoosier businesses will be the topic of this year's annual Indiana Conference on Energy Management to take place Aug. 12-13 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis.
The Gary/Chicago International Airport authority sought to fend off an inquiry into a possible violation of Indiana's Open Door law when it shut the public out of an April 23 meeting by arguing that no such meeting occurred.
Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority lawyer Lee Lane responds May 15 to Indiana Public Access Counselor inquiry.
Indiana Public Access Counselor Luke Britt's advisory opinion on Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority's public notice for April 23 executive session.
The Gary/Chicago International Airport soared into a sustainable future Wednesday night with the first certification of an environmentally green building within Gary city limits.
The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday took the first step toward borrowing $35 million to help pay for its $166 million runway expansion project.
Northwest Indiana single-family home sales declined 4.6 percent in May, which marks the smallest year-over-year decline in sales yet this year, according to the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.
Interstate 90/94 westbound in Chicago at the Ontario Street Bridge will be closed for demolition of the bridge's final section this weekend.
Just a few months ago, the Illiana Expressway appeared to be on a fast track to construction, but recent events have thrown some speed bumps in its way.
Members of USW locals representing operations and clerical workers at NIPSCO have ratified five-year contracts calling for raises averaging a little more than 3 percent per year.
The Indiana Finance Authority continues to monitor the financial difficulties of the Indiana Toll Road, where operators who hold the 75-year lease are struggling to meet a June debt payment.
Indiana has run out of money for a statewide program to help people with summer cooling bills, but some local agencies are stepping into the gap to provide other utility assistance.
The disability-rights agency Everybody Counts has asked Indiana Attorney Greg Zoeller to look into why the bulk of funds earned by a defunct bus service in Hammond were sent to other communities.
NiSource Inc. is transferring 20 jobs from its Merrillville headquarters to a new office complex recently built in the Arena District of Columbus, Ohio.
The automatic tip many restaurants tack on the bill for large groups is getting another look in light of new Internal Revenue Service rules on how to report those tips as wages.
Bicycle/pedestrian bridges on a grand scale are popping up across Northwest Indiana, changing the look and feel of a region best known in the past for big industrial plants belching smoke and not so much for healthy living.
It has been 8 years since Indiana leased the Indiana Toll Road to a foreign consortium for $3.8 billion. What do you think of it now?
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New jobs boosted the Northwest Indiana economy in March and April, with an index of region economic growth showing the economy here outperformed that of both the state and nation.
The toll for a car going the length of the Indiana Toll Road will rise to $10 on July 1, and tolls on the Northwest Indiana barrier system will go up 10 cents at five toll booths as the road's private operator implements its annual increase.
Final federal approval for the Illiana Expressway has been delayed by concerns about endangered species and habitat that may be affected by construction of the 47-mile bistate expressway.
The drop in Northwest Indiana casino revenues slowed further in May, with total revenues down just 3.6 percent at the five gaming boats as compared to May 2013, according to the Indiana Gaming Commission's monthly revenue report.
Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo said Friday his agency is promoting more pro-active safety programs for oil trains to prevent any incidents in the United States like the disaster in Lac-Megantic, Canada, that killed 47 people last July 6.
The disability-rights agency Everybody Counts is questioning why a local planning agency took $506,207 earned by a defunct bus system serving Hammond and distributed the bulk of it to bus providers in South Lake and Porter County.
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 has reached a tentative contract agreement with Superior Construction and union members were back on the job at construction sites Tuesday.
A "call before you dig" safety forum will be presented at 7 p.m. June 23, at the Indian Trail Grange Hall, 109 E. 181st Ave., on Ind. 2 east of Lowell.
Everybody Counts and the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission have reached a settlement that appears to end more than 16 years of litigation but that probably won't end the bitter disagreements between the two.
NIPSCO has filed a request with state regulators to continue several electric energy efficiency programs for customers, including the popular home energy assessment and weatherization programs.
Tentative 5-year contracts covering 2,000 NIPSCO union employees with raises averaging a little more than 3 percent per year have been reached after months of negotiations.
LAPORTE | The Indiana Department of Transportation will hold a job fair 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at its Northwest Indiana District Office, 315 E. Boyd Blvd., in LaPorte.
The South Shore became the first commuter railroad Friday in the greater Chicago region where passengers can buy and store their tickets on smart phones and mobile devices.
HAMMOND | Gov. Mike Pence, railroad and federal officials ceremoniously tapped the first rail spikes Thursday on the $71.4 million Indiana Gateway project that will help speed freight and passenger rail through Northwest Indiana.
CHESTERTON | Local officials getting their first preview of the South Shore's ambitious $1.16 billion improvement plan Thursday liked the idea of a better, faster train but not the idea of using new taxes to pay for it.
MERRILLVILLE | Railroad and development officials Wednesday rolled out a blueprint for a South Shore commuter rail extension to Dyer and big improvements on the existing line.
The long-delayed Indiana Gateway rail project will be kicked off by Gov. Mike Pence and other officials on Thursday, which will lead to $71.4 million in construction projects during the next two years.
The first local bus to run through Hammond and vicinity in more than two years attracted more gawkers than riders on its first day of service Tuesday.
Construction work will begin as early as next week on the extensive rehabilitation of the Salt Creek Bridge on the Indiana Toll Road at milepost 26.5, just east of Portage.
Single-family home sales in Northwest Indiana in April dropped for the fourth straight month this year, marking a slow start to 2014 after strong sales in 2013.
Memorial Day weekend travel is set to hit a post-recession high and those traveling by automobile will get a break on gas prices in Chicago and Northwest Indiana.
Local bus service is scheduled to return to Hammond on May 27, the day after Memorial Day, when Gary Public Transportation Corp. unveils its new Lakeshore South route.
Demolition and reconstruction of another ramp at the Indiana Toll Road interchange with the Borman Expressway in Lake Station will begin next week, further restricting traffic between the two roads.
While high-profile negotiations were underway with private investors to take over operations at Gary/Chicago International Airport last year, much quieter talks between the city and state agencies were taking place behind the scenes.
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