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HOBART | It's not IKEA, but a hugely popular Swedish retailer is coming to Northwest Indiana.
Unemployment rates fell significantly in Northwest Indiana last month after more people found work or stopped looking.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region inched up by 4,000 tons as the industry saw a spike in production last week.
The Courts of Northwest of Northwest Indiana, an indoor youth basketball and sports complex, is planning an open house Sunday.
Pilot lights have been burning at the refinery in Whiting since roads were still traveled by horses, decades before the Model T started rolling off of Henry Ford's assembly lines.
Indiana's unemployment remained unchanged last month, while the joblessness rate fell in Illinois for the fifth straight month.
CROWN POINT | Northwestern Mutual, a 160-year-old financial services company, is having a blood drive Thursday to mark the opening of a new office.
CHESTERTON | Conventional grocery stores offer customers aisle after aisle of mass-produced goods that are often larded with preservatives, trucked across time zones and raised with the help of growth hormones and synthetic fertilizers.
Captain America, Batman, Wonder Women, and the United Way aren't the latest superhero team to hit cineplexes, but they all took honors at the 2014 Canstruction Northwest Indiana contest.
GARY | Lt. j.g. Phil Harper, administrative officer of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, used to head to the beach with his parents to watch the Chicago Air and Water Show as a kid, but cared more about the cotton candy and ice cream than the daredevil tricks the planes did.
PORTAGE | A bustling steel trade has driven a 25 percent increase in tonnage handled at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor.
GARY | Pratt Industries may hire up to 30 workers by 2016 to man a new warehouse in Gary.
SCHERERVILLE | Discovery Clothing Company has expanded its Schererville location, adding a 5,000-square-foot deluxe shoe room.
A newly formed trade association will help promote agritourism destinations, such as Fair Oaks Farm in Northwest Indiana.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region dropped back to 675,000 tons, exactly what it was two weeks earlier.
HAMMOND | Do you know any legends who changed the world and will be remembered by posterity?
Business owners will get several opportunities this month to learn about how to reach customers online.
HAMMOND | A river of mostly Polish Catholic pilgrims, including priests in ankle-length cassocks and baseball caps, flowed down Hohman Avenue Saturday afternoon.
GARY | A woman was discovered fatally shot in an alley behind a residential block in Gary's Glen Park neighborhood, the Lake County coroner reported Saturday.
GARY | Sinister, a Double India Pale Ale brewed with seven different types of hops, established 18th Street Brewery's reputation back when Drew Fox was still a gypsy brewer making the rounds around the Chicago beer scene.
MICHIGAN CITY | A traffic sweep over the Independence Day weekend resulted in 12 arrests and 195 tickets in LaPorte County, according to the Michigan City Police Department.
HOBART | Region residents are used to ducking into the corner liquor store to grab a six pack, but a new superstore near Southlake Mall aims to revolutionize the way Northwest Indiana buys alcohol.
GARY | People used to dress up in heels or starched button-down shirts before heading to downtown Gary in 1955, when Albert Cohen opened his furniture store, Union United Corp.
HIGHLAND | The intersection of Main Street and Indianapolis Boulevard at the border of Highland and Schererville has grown into a destination for grocery shopping.
A new Plato's Closet has opened in Valparaiso.
HOBART | Cable giant Comcast plans to open its first Xfinity retail store in Hobart later this year.
More than 40 employers, including Monosol and Alcoa, want job applicants at an upcoming job fair in Michigan City.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region shot up to 693,000 last week.
A mortgage company has opened a new retail office in St. John.
CHESTERTON | A popular restaurant in Porter County reopened a week after a small fire.
The biggest blast furnace in the Western Hemisphere is coming back online after a lengthy outage this summer.
Think about agriculture, and a Gary streetscape with boarded-up storefronts and vacant buildings is probably one of the last backdrops that comes to mind.
The manufacturing sector continues to rebound, but still has not gotten back to its pre-recession employment level in Northwest Indiana or statewide.
GARY | Business owners often view others in their sector as competitors.
GARY | A well-known economist who's known for his humor will address the Gary Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 11.
First Midwest Bancorp Inc. is buying out a south suburban bank in a deal valued at $58 million.
Good reads can be found in two Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce publications, according to a national trade group.
U.S. Steel brightened its outlook after narrowing its loss in the second quarter despite the toll harsh winter weather took on its local flat-rolled operations.
Business owners who can see a golf course in Florida on the horizon can learn how to keep the company going after their retirement.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region dropped to 675,000 last week.
HAMMOND | An immigrant saloon-keeper who had the neighborhood's only safe in his dance hall founded Peoples Bank in East Chicago in 1910, when the shining new steel mills brought in thousands of new residents, mostly from eastern and southern Europe.
MUNSTER | Northwest Indiana Bancorp, the parent company of Munster-based Peoples Bank, posted a 14.2 percent bump in profits after completing its acquisition with Hammond-based First Federal.
CHESTERTON | A popular Chesterton restaurant may be closed for about a week after a small kitchen fire Saturday night.
GARY | Long-awaited demolition has begun on the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Gary nearly three decades after the last guest checked out.
Northwest Indiana's steel industry, which once drew immigrants from the world over and put bread on many tables for generations, has lost a third of its jobs since 2000.
EAST CHICAGO | An 18-year Hammond man was gunned down in a volley of bullets outside an apartment building in East Chicago early Saturday morning.
HIGHLAND | Ever since the Blue Top Drive-In's once neon, now LED sign started lighting up the night sky again, a caravan of curious motorists has slowed down to cruise by the iconic drive-in on Indianapolis Boulevard.
SCHERERVILLE | The fast-growing Whole Foods Market will open a Schererville store next year, and has Valparaiso on its radar for a future location.
Anyone who's familiar with an excellent entrepreneur can let the whole world know.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rose to 683,000 last week, and continued to exceed last year's pace.
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