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Pews fill up so much for Easter the faithful have to show up earlier than usual to find a parking space, and some churches even tack on extra services to accommodate the crowds.
A redevelopment project that would bring a Centier Bank branch to downtown Gary has gained ground.
HAMMOND | Warehouse workers who objected to working in minus 15 degree Fahrenheit weather this winter filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board this week.
WHITING | Production units were shut down and non-essential employees were evacuated from the BP Whiting Refinery on Thursday.
PORTAGE | Beaufort force 9 gales battered the Federal Nakagawa, a Hong Kong-flagged ship with a hold full of steel coil, causing it to pitch and roll as it crossed the Atlantic Ocean.
ArcelorMittal is being showered with honors for its work with automakers.
GARY | The nation's largest steel mill is still running at reduced capacity, and iron ore sourcing problems persist because of the worst winter for Great Lakes shipping in decades.
MERRILLVILLE | Tech startups can get a deep discount on office space at the Purdue Technology Center in Merrillville if they are commercializing patented innovations from any university in Indiana or Illinois.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region inched up slightly to 569,000 tons, and overall U.S. output rose by 1.3 percent in the week that ended Saturday, according to an American Iron and Steel Institute estimate.
PORTAGE | A trio of brothers from Downers Grove have bought the Sears Outlet Store in Portage. Brothers Mike, Rick and Dan Gilbert acquired the outlet store – which sells overstock and discontinued items at discounted prices – at 6169 U.S. 6. Sears has been franchising more than 1,200 of i…
Elected officials and the president of Calumet College of St. Joseph will take part in a panel discussion this week on inner-city poverty.
U.S. construction recently hit its highest point in five years, and was up 9.3 percent in January as the sector rebounds at a faster pace.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Clad in a black suit, cowboy hat, bolo tie and snakeskin boots, Steven Bloom hunched intently over a bin of CDs Saturday morning, flipping through them in search of any good rockabilly or vintage country records.
PORTAGE | A monthlong investigation led to the arrest of a Portage man on a count of child pornography, police said Saturday.
EAST CHICAGO | Firefighters spent nearly 12 hours Saturday battling a blaze near a petroleum pipeline at Allied Waste Co. in East Chicago.
MERRILLVILLE | A 24-year-old Cedar Lake woman died early Saturday after a car crash in Merrillville.
GARY | A $2.5 million project aimed at bringing a bank back to downtown Gary faced a setback last week, but is still going forward.
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet's new Commercialization Center will be home to the popular local radio station WJOB next month, and a manufacturing center later this year.
The mayors of the Steel City, the Windy City and the other Steel City came together Wednesday for a meeting of the minds.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region plunged to 565,000 tons, and overall U.S. output declined by 3.1 percent in the week that ended Saturday, according to an American Iron and Steel Institute estimate.
LANSING | A new owner has reached an agreement to buy the Lansing Cinema 8 multiplex, and plans to transform it from a movie theater to a destination that regularly shows live sports, opera and other special events.
GARY | Two women who worked at a local steel mill hid a secret from their co-workers – they lived together and were romantically involved.
A shipment of iron ore has made its way across the ice-choked Great Lakes to the Gary Works steel mill, where production will resume, although to a limited extent.
MICHIGAN CITY | A wire rope and cable business will get about a third bigger after an upcoming expansion.
In terms of demographic trends, Northwest Indiana is a tale of two counties.
Achievement took center stage at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza on Friday when five local business legends were enshrined in the Northwest Indiana Business and Industry Hall of Fame.
Gov. Mike Pence took shots at Illinois while touting Indiana's business climate and encouraging business leaders to go forth and sell the state.
Thousands of local Ford workers will soon be able to plug in electric or hybrid cars during their shifts, and drive home with a full charge.
The winter from hell has caused the shutdown of blast furnaces that normally burn around the clock at U.S. Steel Gary Works.
PORTAGE | A strike ended after seven weeks when workers reached an agreement with Neo Industries.
HAMMOND| In a decade, Northwest Indiana could have a lakefront lined with a high-rises, a convention center and a restaurant with sweeping views.
Two longtime Northwest Indiana community banks have officially merged.
Northwest Indiana's first Startup Weekend will teach tech entrepreneurs how to take their business ideas from concept to launch.
EAST CHICAGO | A massive $68.5 million project will transform the vacant, debris-littered Union Tank Car Co. site in East Chicago into a major business park with more than 1 million square feet of space.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region nosedived to 606,000 tons, and overall U.S. output declined by 3.4 percent in the week that ended Saturday, according to an American Iron and Steel Institute estimate.
The Great Lakes shipping season has kicked off after the iciest winter in 35 years.
Ford has replaced steel with aluminum in the body of the top-selling F-150, and now General Motors is looking to follow suit by putting more of the lighter and costlier metal in its own pickups.
Indiana appropriated Chicago's longtime The City that Works slogan for its A State that Works campaign, and now is going after Windy City businesses as well.
In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.
Strack & Van Til, the largest local grocery chain, is pursuing a major multimillion-dollar renovation of its Munster supermarket.
MICHIGAN CITY | A Northwest Indiana bank's small-business lending nearly doubled last year.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region surged to 672,000 tons, and overall U.S. output rose by 3.1 percent in the week that ended Saturday, according to an American Iron and Steel Institute estimate.
GARY | A state investigation has found a Gary company committed a serious safety violation in an accident that killed an ironworker and injured two others in November.
An ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor steelworker has died from injuries suffered when he fell into scalding water at the mill in February.
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PORTAGE | A local development and commercial construction firm has picked up three national awards. The Ross Group won a Top 10 Builders of the Year Award, a Volume Award for 2013 and an Accumulated Volume Award for sales over the past few years from Mississippi-based Ceco Building Systems.…
A new president has been appointed to oversee I/N Tek and I/N Kote, a joint venture between ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel Sumitomo Metal Corp. in New Carlisle.
Indiana continued its three-decade-long run as the nation's top steel-producing state last year.
Indiana Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith will headline The Rail Summit 2014, which returns to Chicago this summer.
Northwest Indiana was forged largely on steel, and its lunch-pail identity is welded to the metal made in the blaze of the mills that loom over the lakeshore. But today's new jobs are more likely to be found in suburban business parks and health care facilities.
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