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SSCVA wins video award

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has snagged a top distinction from the 2014 Videographer Awards.

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NWI home sales turn corner

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.

August 21, 2014 3:00 pm
Hammond station crux issue in South Shore rail expansion

Hammond station crux issue in South Shore rail expansion

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.

August 20, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Gary airport gets new manager

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.

August 20, 2014 1:00 pm

Northern Indiana BBB has new CEO

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.

August 18, 2014 11:30 am

Modernization charges irk consumer groups

In addition to improved electric and natural gas service, NIPSCO customers will get something else out of the utility's modernization plans: higher bills.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
$3 billion in NIPSCO projects to jolt economy

$3 billion in NIPSCO projects to jolt economy

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.

August 09, 2014 9:00 pm Video Photos

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NWI casino revenues wilt in summer

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.

August 08, 2014 6:00 pm

Gary airport settles in prime tenant's lawsuit

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.

August 07, 2014 11:30 pm

NWI can latch onto Chicagoland growth

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.

August 06, 2014 4:00 pm

Homebuilders popular home show will return

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.

August 06, 2014 2:31 pm
Workshop shines spotlight on solar power

Workshop shines spotlight on solar power

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.

August 05, 2014 1:48 pm Photos

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Environmental groups want prairie protected from Illiana

Environmental groups want prairie protected from Illiana

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.

August 04, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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NICTD wants more SS passengers to go electronic

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.

July 31, 2014 4:33 pm

Rooftop solar workshop scheduled

PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is hosting a rooftop solar training workshop on Aug. 5 at its headquarters at 6100 Southport Road.

July 30, 2014 3:00 pm
Gary airport approves borrowing up to $35 million

Gary airport approves borrowing up to $35 million

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.

July 28, 2014 3:30 pm

AvPorts wants Customs station, passengers at Gary

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.

July 28, 2014 3:19 pm
Poker makes comeback at Ameristar

Poker makes comeback at Ameristar

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.

July 25, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Milwaukee example held up for NWI

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.

July 23, 2014 5:45 pm
Ideas flow at Strong Cities forum

Ideas flow at Strong Cities forum

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.

July 23, 2014 3:24 pm Photos

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White House initiative swoops into Gary

White House initiative swoops into Gary

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.

July 22, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Home sales remain on even keel

Home sales remain on even keel

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.

July 22, 2014 9:30 am
Moline provides blueprint for NWI transportation

Moline provides blueprint for NWI transportation

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.

July 21, 2014 3:12 pm Photos

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Dump truck crash closes I-57, kills driver

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.

July 19, 2014 7:00 pm

State trooper nabs robbery suspects in Gary

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.

July 19, 2014 3:15 pm

Valpo eyes funding for major downtown transit development

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.

July 17, 2014 8:02 pm

Gary airport expansion delayed again

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.

July 17, 2014 4:30 pm

Bus will run to Lake County Fair

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.

July 16, 2014 7:00 pm

Everybody Counts files complaint about bus services

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.

July 16, 2014 5:27 pm
Gas line damages rise as summer construction surges

Gas line damages rise as summer construction surges

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.

July 05, 2014 6:00 am
GNIAR hires new COO

GNIAR hires new COO

The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors has hired long-time member Joe Wszolek as its new chief operating officer.

July 04, 2014 6:00 am
U.S. 30 opens ahead of schedule

U.S. 30 opens ahead of schedule

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.

July 03, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Gas prices won't deter Independence Day travelers

Gas prices won't deter Independence Day travelers

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.

July 03, 2014 5:26 pm Photos

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U.S. 30 'nightmare' averted: INDOT announces majority of road open

U.S. 30 'nightmare' averted: INDOT announces majority of road open

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.

July 03, 2014 2:48 am Related

Former RDA head to drive Purdue effort

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.

July 02, 2014 2:45 pm

Chicago company is finalist to operate Hoosier State

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.

June 30, 2014 2:45 pm

Fuel plant fuels airport development controversy

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.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
Teens get ride of lives at Porter County airport

Teens get ride of lives at Porter County 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.

June 28, 2014 7:30 pm Video Photos

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Energy conference looks to the future

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.

June 27, 2014 6:00 am
Gary airport authority violated Open Door Law

Gary airport authority violated Open Door Law

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.

June 26, 2014 5:00 pm Related
Gary airport lawyer responds to inquiry

Gary airport lawyer responds to inquiry

Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority lawyer Lee Lane responds May 15 to Indiana Public Access Counselor inquiry.

June 26, 2014 12:19 pm
Public Access Counselor advisory opinion

Public Access Counselor advisory opinion

Indiana Public Access Counselor Luke Britt's advisory opinion on Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority's public notice for April 23 executive session.

June 26, 2014 12:15 pm
Gary airport celebrates environmentally-friendly hangar

Gary airport celebrates environmentally-friendly hangar

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.

June 25, 2014 7:11 pm Photos

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Gary airport takes step toward borrowing $35 million

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.

June 23, 2014 4:15 pm

NWI home sales decline slows

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.

June 23, 2014 11:30 am

I-90/94 westbound traffic limited in Chicago

Interstate 90/94 westbound in Chicago at the Ontario Street Bridge will be closed for demolition of the bridge's final section this weekend.

June 20, 2014 6:55 pm

Illiana Expressway planners tap brakes

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.

June 19, 2014 4:09 pm

NIPSCO unions ratify 5-year contracts

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.

June 19, 2014 12:00 pm
Indiana monitors Toll Road operators' financial troubles

Indiana monitors Toll Road operators' financial troubles

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.

June 18, 2014 10:45 pm
Some summer utility help still available

Some summer utility help still available

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.

June 18, 2014 1:15 pm
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