Search / Found (271)
Before walking to school, a 7-year-old Highland boy used to scrub the maple floor of his father's restaurant every morning with lye soap made with cooking grease from the kitchen.
MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Chamber of Commerce officials met with a Northwest Indiana business crowd Friday to tout progress made on a long-range economic development plan and to discuss next steps, including a legislative push to let employees factor smoking into hiring decisions and health ins…
MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Sens. Dan Coats and Mark Kirk are throwing their support behind the Illiana Expressway, the proposed $1.3 billion highway that would link Interstate 55 in Illinois with Interstate 65 in Indiana.
PORTAGE | Contractors hired to do work at Northwest Indiana's steel mills, oil refinery and factories can minimize the risk of accidents by first sending workers to a new safety training center, where they can practice entering underground tanks and climbing up scaffolding.
So far this year, the state has fined eight Northwest Indiana businesses for safety violations, a fourfold increase over 2012.
ST. JOHN | Northwoods Hearty Home Cookin' & Saloon, a popular Tri-Town restaurant and nightclub, has shuttered its rustic wooden doors.
The new owner of the shuttered State Line Energy plant in Hammond says he is not planning another industrial use for the lakefront site, but picturing boats, homes and bike paths.
1st Source Bank was founded in 1863 when the Civil War was raging.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rose to 692,000 tons in the week that ended Saturday, according to an American Iron and Steel Institute estimate.
Steel giant ArcelorMittal already makes an estimated 40 percent of the steel that is used by U.S. automakers, and will soon take over a plant that was designed to supply the growing number of auto factories in the south.
Short span bridges traditionally are cast in concrete -- and plastic usually forms the fuel tanks in a car's undercarriage.
Centier provides its employees with free physician visits, prescription drugs and consultants who can help them figure out how to take care of elderly relatives.
CALUMET CITY | A San Fransisco Bay-based private equity firm has bought out a longtime local wallpaper manufacturer and installed new management.
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.
A Calumet City-based company has added two production lines to its North Carolina plant, in order to ramp up the manufacture of more sophisticated products, such as antibacterial plastic treatments and microscopic anti-counterfeiting markers.
DYER | A dispute over the aroma of soup and fresh baked bread escalated into a legal battle that went all the way to the Indiana Court of Appeals in Indianapolis.
ArcelorMittal has partnered with two other companies to buy a steel finishing facility in Alabama for nearly $1.6 billion.
HOBART | Kelvin Stanford only dropped by the Menards in Schererville on Friday morning in search a few items: $9.99 pliers, a $3 toaster so he could enjoy toast with his coffee at work and $1.44 fleece throw blankets for his Chihuahua to crawl under.
The lunch meat industry is starting to cluster in Munster, after a second cold cut company is moving an operation from Illinois to the town.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rose to 676,000 tons in the week that ended Saturday, according to an American Iron and Steel Institute estimate.
A Chicago law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against BP, Hammond-based Beemsterboer Slag Corp. and three other companies over the petroleum coke that has been stored along the Calumet River.
More than 30 workers will lose their jobs after a steel service center closes.
HIGHLAND | Scammers are continuing to steal from Highland homeowners, and police ask residents to be on the alert.
Beer tourists soon will start pouring off buses and into local craft breweries in Crown Point, Gary and Michigan City.
Joliet resident Doug Walling, a bearded guy who will tell you straight off his two great passions in life are beer and baseball, often finds himself more than 30 miles from home, sipping different craft brews in the Calumet Region.
MICHIGAN CITY | A gun-wielding man who attempted to rob a 60-year-old shopper and a 20-year-old employee in the parking lot of Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets has been taken into custody, according to police.
GARY| A 21-year-old Gary man who did not want to go to jail is now being hunted by police and looking at potential prison time for the assault of two police officers, according to authorities.
Indiana's jobless rate plunged to a five-year low of 7.5 percent last month, and dipped to 8.3 percent in the Gary metropolitan area.
SCHERERVILLE | The popular La Carreta restaurants in Merrillville and Schererville abruptly closed after they were raided Monday by the Indiana State Police and Indiana Excise Police.
MERRILLVILLE | Going from Saturn to Infiniti might sound like the plot of a science fiction potboiler, but it's what happened when a new dealer took over an old dealership on a busy Merrillville highway.
MERRILLVILLE | About 30 hard hat-clad work crews have been mucking through mud throughout Northwest Indiana over the past few months while installing a $1.5 billion pipeline that will carry crude oil from Canada and the Dakotas to Midwestern refineries, including the BP facility in Whiting.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region dipped slightly to 668,000 tons in the week that ended Saturday, according to an American Iron and Steel Institute estimate.
HOBART | The Southlake Mall in Hobart officially has a new owner who is looking to bring fresh ideas to its expanding portfolio of shopping centers.
HAMMOND | A half-century-old Hammond steakhouse has hired a reality television chef who came close to winning Gordon Ramsay's hit show "Hell's Kitchen" and asked her to bring more flair to the menu.
A state-sponsored entrepreneurial initiative is touting a $33.2 million economic impact in Northwest Indiana.
Shipments rose 16 percent at the Port of Indiana Burn Harbor in October, the sixth straight month tonnage has increased.
Lake County farmland sold at auction for $10.4 million this week, a signal that demand remains high in spite of rising prices.
EAST CHICAGO | Two contractors who were injured during a fatal accident at an East Chicago steel mill remain hospitalized.
SCHERERVILLE | Northwest Indiana's economy should continue down a path of slow growth next year, when the state's unemployment rate is project to shrink to 6.5 percent.
A Gary-based energy company has bought a power plant in New York.
A Muncie-based bank has completed its $140 million acquisition of Citizens Financial Bank, which has been making loans and taking deposits in Northwest Indiana since 1934.
A Valparaiso man who was working as a contractor at the ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor West steel mill in East Chicago was killed in an accident Wednesday morning. Two other contractors were injured.
MICHIGAN CITY | Horizon Bancorp, the parent company of Michigan City-based Horizon Bank, will grow its footprint in Michigan after buying the smaller Summit Community Bank through a stock and cash merger.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rose to 673,000 tons in the week that ended Saturday, according to an American Iron and Steel Institute estimate.
A local steelmaker has been recognized for an ongoing environmental initiative that has helped restore wetlands and control native species in Northwest Indiana.
GARY | Forget long lines and halted pre-orders – the latest smartphone was so hot it almost never made it to store shelves.
MERRILLVILLE | More and more people are using single-load detergent packets when washing their dishes or doing their laundry -- instead of measuring out the cleaning agent and maybe spilling some in the process.
Ready-mix concrete maker Ozinga Bros. has been saving a significant amount of money by fueling its distinctive candy-striped trucks with natural gas, and is making the alternative fuel more accessible to the general public.
Many restaurants and businesses honor military service with freebies on Veterans Day, including free steak dinners. Veterans typically need to provide proof of service, such as a military ID card or a DD 214 form. Here's a partial rundown of the free meals and discounts being offered to veterans:
Highland Fresh Produce tried to make a go of it in a strip mall off a busy street selling a variety of healthy fare, including acorn squash, aloe leaves and papaya.
Follow The Times
Not to be applied toward account balances or dental services a…
Jack & Vernon's Septic Service is here for all your septic…
This includes a uniform and belt, 2 classes per week, and one …
The Bad News, You Need A Crown. The Good News, We Can Do It In One Appointment. Call Dr. Jeffrey Bona @ 219-322-7670 Today
We are Schererville's Same Day Crown Experts
Contact Dealer for details (219) 922-3100 BosakHonda.com
Should Lake County and its municipalities create a shared capital projects fund?