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National Manufacturing Day to shine light on sector

Students often overlook manufacturing as a career path, but Manufacturing Day hopes to make them more aware of the option.

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Modern Forge ramping up production, staff in Merrillville

Modern Forge ramping up production, staff in Merrillville

Third-generation family-owned Modern Forge has moved from a rambling complex of 50 buildings in Blue Island to a new state-of-the-art facility surrounded by corn stalks and cattails on the southern outskirts of Merrillville.

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Northwest Indiana population shifting south, east

Northwest Indiana population shifting south, east

Most Northwest Indiana cities and towns lost residents last year as the region's population continued to migrate south and east.

September 27, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Northwest Indiana industrial market heating up

Northwest Indiana industrial market heating up

After a slight setback this winter, Northwest Indiana's industrial real estate market has surged back to its highest point in years.

September 26, 2014 6:06 pm Photos

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Explosion reported at ArcelorMittal Riverdale

RIVERDALE | An explosion rattled ArcelorMittal Riverdale Thursday night.

September 26, 2014 12:00 pm
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 83: Fish Fries

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 83: Fish Fries

Northwest Indiana does fish fries right.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am
Summer's over: Farewell high gas prices

Summer's over: Farewell high gas prices

Average gas prices have fallen to an average of $3.39 a gallon after the BP Whiting Refinery and other refineries stopped making the more expensive summer blend gasoline.

September 25, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Startup culture focus of NWI Tech Foundry

Startup culture focus of NWI Tech Foundry

Companies in the inaugural class of NWI Tech Foundry, a new startup accelerator in downtown Valparaiso, aim to create a job website for adjunct professors, protect the mobile devices of school-age children, and send high-altitude balloons up to the cusp of outer space.

September 25, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Beemsterboer shuts down petcoke storage terminal in Chicago

Beemsterboer shuts down petcoke storage terminal in Chicago

Beemsterboer Slag Corp. has closed down its petcoke storage operation in Chicago and sold its Calumet Transload Facility at 2900 E. 106th St. after an ongoing crackdown.

September 25, 2014 5:00 pm
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 82: Proud union home sign

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 82: Proud union home sign

You see them in Hammond, in Hobart, in Highland and Gary and Griffith and Portage, and all across the region.

September 25, 2014 12:05 am

Bagger Dave's to open upscale burger restaurant in S'ville

SCHERERVILLE | An upscale burger restaurant is opening its first Northwest Indiana location in Schererville, but two more will follow soon.

September 25, 2014 12:00 am

Great Lakes steel production dips by 2,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region ticked down to 687,000 tons, while the overall domestic industry rose slightly last week.

September 23, 2014 12:00 pm

Unemployment dips slightly in Northwest Indiana

Unemployment dropped slightly in Northwest Indiana last month, though jobless rates bounced around in different communities.

September 23, 2014 5:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 80: Downtown Highland sign

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 80: Downtown Highland sign

The vintage mid-century modern sign, brightly blue and red, beckons to drivers heading east on Ridge Road.

September 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lear contract a union victory over tier system

Lear contract a union victory over tier system

HAMMOND | Rochelle Weathersby landed a job at Lear Corp.'s seat-making factory in Hammond three years ago.

September 22, 2014 3:00 pm

Employee benefits firm merges with insurance company

SCHERERVILLE | Two longtime Northwest Indiana businesses have merged to form the Meyers Glaros Group, a one-stop shop for insurance and employee benefits.

September 21, 2014 6:30 am
Cincy a Queen City for the arts

Cincy a Queen City for the arts

Today, Cincy is perhaps better known for its nine Fortune 500 headquarters, its well-regarded universities, its divisive chili, its much celebrated Great American Ballpark and more.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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ArcelorMittal cuts weight out of pickups

ArcelorMittal cuts weight out of pickups

ArcelorMittal has proven there's more than one way to put a pickup truck on a diet.

September 20, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Culver's to donate to fallen officer fund

Grab a burger and fries, for a cause.

September 19, 2014 12:30 pm
Indiana unemployment rate ticks down

Indiana unemployment rate ticks down

Indiana's seasonally adjusted employment rate fell to 5.8 percent in August, even though the state lost private-sector jobs.

September 19, 2014 11:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 76: You Are Beautiful sign

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 76: You Are Beautiful sign

Who wouldn't want to hear that they're beautiful?

September 19, 2014 12:00 am

Community health centers land $986,190 in federal grants

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $986,190 to community health centers in Northwest Indiana.

September 18, 2014 3:20 pm

Drenth's Highway Garage to hold open house

SCHERERVILLE | Drenth's Highway Garage, a tire dealer and an auto repair shop, will celebrate its first anniversary with an open house Saturday.

September 18, 2014 11:00 am
Devil's Trumpet Brewing Co. blossoms in Hobart

Devil's Trumpet Brewing Co. blossoms in Hobart

One of Northwest Indiana's newest craft breweries boasts several creatively named beers.

September 18, 2014 5:00 am Video Photos

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Top Fuel CrossFit to open in Highland

HIGHLAND | Top Fuel CrossFit plans a grand opening of its new Highland gym at 3150 45th Ave.

September 17, 2014 4:56 pm

Great Lakes steel production shoots up by 24,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rebounded to 689,000 tons, while the overall domestic industry dripped slightly last week.

September 17, 2014 12:00 pm
Northwest Indiana's top innovators nominated for awards

Northwest Indiana's top innovators nominated for awards

GARY | The region's top innovators have figured out how to get feed to flow well in a feed bin, curb all light pollution in a community and make gummy bears that don't freeze in ice cream.

September 17, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Craft cocktail plant coming to Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | A new facility in Michigan City will bottle prepared cocktails crafted by famed Aviary mixologist Charles Joly, who just won best bartender in the world last month.

September 16, 2014 8:15 pm
U.S. Steel scraps coke alternative at Gary Works

U.S. Steel scraps coke alternative at Gary Works

GARY | The largest steel mill in Northwest Indiana has abandoned a longtime plan to make a cheaper, more-reliably priced alternative to a raw material needed for steelmaking.

September 16, 2014 7:30 pm

Estee Lauder exec to headline Professional Women's Conference

Lakeshore Public Media is sponsoring the third annual upcoming Professional Women's Conference  from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville.

September 16, 2014 1:15 pm
Lear contract would raise pay up to $21.58 an hour

Lear contract would raise pay up to $21.58 an hour

Lear Corp. workers in Hammond will be able to earn up to $21.58 an hour under a tentative contract that eliminates a two-tier pay scale that locked newer workers into lower wages.

September 15, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Construction Advancement Foundation lands $154K grant for worker training

PORTAGE | The Construction Advancement Foundation, a regional trade association based in Portage, landed a $154,124 federal grant for worker training.

September 15, 2014 10:01 am

Union ends strike after reaching agreement with Lear

HAMMOND | A tentative agreement has ended a strike at the Lear Corp. automotive seat factory in Hammond, a day after workers walked off the job.

September 14, 2014 11:00 pm
Ford Explorer posts best month since Chicago production started

Ford Explorer posts best month since Chicago production started

CHICAGO | Ford Explorer sales rose 25 percent in August, the best month it's had since it was first made in Chicago in 2010.

September 14, 2014 5:00 am
East Chicago R&D center helps develop new steels

East Chicago R&D center helps develop new steels

EAST CHICAGO | Work done in the region is having a global impact.

September 13, 2014 11:12 am
Lear, UAW contract talks 'coming to a head'

Lear, UAW contract talks 'coming to a head'

HAMMOND | A local union says its negotiations with Lear Corp. are "coming to a head," and a potential walk-out could result in a massive disruption for the local automotive industry. 

September 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Indiana Toll Road operator weighs bankruptcy, sale

Indiana Toll Road operator weighs bankruptcy, sale

The Indiana Toll Road operators are looking at filing for bankruptcy to get out from under $6 billion in debt and selling the right to operate the road, according to media reports.

September 12, 2014 3:30 pm

Chef to speak at 'Inspiring Women' luncheon

MICHIGAN CITY | Brenda Hitchens rose from a part-time gig cleaning up at a local bakery to becoming an award-winning executive chef at a major Las Vegas casino.

September 12, 2014 12:00 pm
Gaucho's Brazilian Steakhouse to return

Gaucho's Brazilian Steakhouse to return

HOBART | Two once-popular restaurants on U.S. 30 have closed, but one should reopen within the next two or three months.

September 11, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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TrueWealth Advising Group opens in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | A new financial services firm has opened in Crown Point.

September 11, 2014 12:30 pm
Forever 21 coming to Southlake Mall

Forever 21 coming to Southlake Mall

HOBART | Another big new store is coming to Southlake Mall in Hobart.

September 11, 2014 5:00 am
One Region honors people who made NWI better

One Region honors people who made NWI better

MERRILLVILLE | A few of Northwest Indiana's most distinguished residents were recognized for making the region better, including supporting the arts, providing hundreds of college scholarships and taking high school students on campus tours.

September 10, 2014 6:36 pm Photos

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ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor gets its own South Shore poster

ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor gets its own South Shore poster

BURNS HARBOR | ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor – at first the Bethlehem Steel Corp. steel mill – rolled out its first 160" plate in 1964.

September 09, 2014 3:45 pm Photos

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Great Lakes steel production plummets by 29,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region plunged to 665,000 tons, though the overall domestic industry slumped slightly last week.

September 09, 2014 12:00 pm
NWI casino revenues fall by 5.2 percent in August

NWI casino revenues fall by 5.2 percent in August

Revenues at Northwest Indiana's  casinos dropped 5.2 percent in August, the ninth straight straight month of year-over-year declines in their total take.

September 09, 2014 12:00 pm

BBB to host shredding day in Whiting

WHITING | Residents can destroy sensitive documents securely at a upcoming Better Business Bureau event. 

September 08, 2014 3:30 pm
Times Media Co. names new VP

Times Media Co. names new VP

MUNSTER | The Times Media Co. has promoted Deb Anselm to general manager and vice president, sales and marketing.

September 06, 2014 12:33 pm

Crossroads Chamber launches Rock the Region membership drive

Northwest Indiana business owners, are you ready to rock?

September 05, 2014 3:16 pm
Treasurer candidate wants to do business with Indiana banks

Treasurer candidate wants to do business with Indiana banks

MUNSTER | A candidate for Indiana State Treasurer wants to steer more business to state banks, increase the tax credit for college savings and offer low-interest loan to women, minority and veteran entrepreneurs.

September 05, 2014 10:53 am
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