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Building a green workforce one house at a time

EAST CHICAGO | Residents in Lake County's northern cities can get up to $5,000 in free weatherization work that will keep their homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, and cut their utility bills year-round. 

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Evan Bayh to keynote One Region luncheon

MERRILLVILLE | The One Region annual luncheon is usually a hot ticket, but seats are in even stronger demand this year.

August 26, 2014 3:56 pm

Great Lakes steel production rises by 12,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rose to 691,000 tons as the domestic industry saw a boost in production last week.

August 26, 2014 12:00 pm
Lauerman to helm Lake County IN Economic Alliance

Lauerman to helm Lake County IN Economic Alliance

MERRILLVILLE  |Lake County's new economic development agency will have experienced leadership as it tries to coordinate previously Balkanized efforts to lure new businesses.

August 25, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Great Lakes Plant Services invests $450,000 in new location

GARY | Planned redevelopment around the Gary/Chicago International Airport sparked a lot of interested in the 8,000-square-foot building industrial cleaning company Great Lakes Plant Services had been leasing on Airport Road.

August 25, 2014 4:00 pm
Berlin Metals named best U.S. service center

Berlin Metals named best U.S. service center

HAMMOND | A Hammond-based steel service center won a major national award, and a few other steel companies with local ties also picked up top honors.

August 23, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Counselors, teachers can learn about career pathways

An upcoming READY NWI program will provide teachers, counselors and principals with information about where their students can find work after graduation.

August 23, 2014 12:00 pm
Domestic steel industry wins big in trade case

Domestic steel industry wins big in trade case

U.S. Steel, Chicago-based JMC Steel Group and seven other companies have pressed the case for more than a year that they have not been able to reap the benefits of the booming U.S. shale oil and gas sector because of a flood of heavily subsidized imports.

August 22, 2014 2:06 pm

Public help needed to identify dead man found in Gary

Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey asked for the public's help in identifying a man found dead in Gary on Thursday.

August 22, 2014 1:26 pm
United Auto Workers authorize Lear strike

United Auto Workers authorize Lear strike

HAMMOND | United Auto Workers Local 2235 has voted to authorize a strike at the Lear Corp. seat factory if a new contract cannot be reached.

August 21, 2014 5:00 am
Construction kicks off on Monosol's new plant

Construction kicks off on Monosol's new plant

PORTAGE| Construction crossed a major milestone on MonoSol's $95 million expansion in Portage, which is expected to result in 157 new jobs by the end of the decade.

August 21, 2014 5:00 am
H&M coming to Southlake Mall

H&M coming to Southlake Mall

HOBART | It's not IKEA, but a hugely popular Swedish retailer is coming to Northwest Indiana.

August 20, 2014 6:00 am

Great Lakes steel production ticks up by 4,000 tons

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.

August 19, 2014 12:00 pm

Hoops complex to have open house

The Courts of Northwest of Northwest Indiana, an indoor youth basketball and sports complex, is planning an open house Sunday.

August 19, 2014 10:00 am

Northwest Mutual plans blood drive for new office

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. 

August 18, 2014 12:00 pm
LOAF brings fresh produce to Chesterton

LOAF brings fresh produce to Chesterton

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.

August 17, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Unemployment stays steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Unemployment stays steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Indiana's unemployment remained unchanged last month, while the joblessness rate fell in Illinois for the fifth straight month.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am
Unemployment drops in Northwest Indiana

Unemployment drops in Northwest Indiana

Unemployment rates fell significantly in Northwest Indiana last month after more people found work or stopped looking.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Captain America, food banks among Canstruction winners

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.

August 15, 2014 5:02 pm
Military jets will fly high again at air show

Military jets will fly high again at air show

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.

August 14, 2014 6:15 pm Video Photos

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Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor shipments up 25 percent

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor shipments up 25 percent

PORTAGE | A bustling steel trade has driven a 25 percent increase in tonnage handled at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor.

August 13, 2014 5:00 pm
Pratt to open Gary warehouse

Pratt to open Gary warehouse

GARY | Pratt Industries may hire up to 30 workers by 2016 to man a new warehouse in Gary.

August 13, 2014 5:00 am

Discovery Clothing Company expands in Schererville

SCHERERVILLE | Discovery Clothing Company has expanded its Schererville location, adding a 5,000-square-foot deluxe shoe room. 

August 12, 2014 12:30 pm
Fair Oaks Farms helps set up trade association

Fair Oaks Farms helps set up trade association

A newly formed trade association will help promote agritourism destinations, such as Fair Oaks Farm in Northwest Indiana.

August 12, 2014 12:00 pm

Great Lakes steel production falls by 18,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region dropped back to 675,000 tons, exactly what it was two weeks earlier.

August 12, 2014 12:00 pm

Who will join the Wall of Legends?

HAMMOND | Do you know any legends who changed the world and will be remembered by posterity?

August 11, 2014 2:33 pm

Seminars will teach business owners about digital marketing

Business owners will get several opportunities this month to learn about how to reach customers online.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
Polish Catholic pilgrims march across Northwest Indiana

Polish Catholic pilgrims march across Northwest Indiana

HAMMOND | A river of mostly Polish Catholic pilgrims, including priests in ankle-length cassocks and baseball caps, flowed down Hohman Avenue Saturday afternoon.

August 09, 2014 9:10 pm Photos

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Coroner: Woman found fatally shot in Gary alley

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.

August 09, 2014 9:00 pm
18th Street Brewery has major expansion on tap

18th Street Brewery has major expansion on tap

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. 

August 09, 2014 6:00 pm Video Photos

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Traffic sweep nets 12 arrests, 195 tickets

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.

August 09, 2014 2:30 pm
Wise Guys to open megastore in Hobart

Wise Guys to open megastore in Hobart

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.

August 08, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Octogenarian furniture store owner never gave up on Gary

Octogenarian furniture store owner never gave up on Gary

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.

August 07, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Gordon Food Service to anchor new development

HIGHLAND | The intersection of Main Street and Indianapolis Boulevard at the border of Highland and Schererville has grown into a destination for grocery shopping.

August 07, 2014 6:00 pm

New Plato's Closet opens in Valparaisio

A new Plato's Closet has opened in Valparaiso.

August 06, 2014 4:30 pm

Xfinity retail store will open in Hobart

HOBART | Cable giant Comcast plans to open its first Xfinity retail store in Hobart later this year.

August 05, 2014 5:38 pm

Businesses seeking employees at Michigan City job fair

More than 40 employers, including Monosol and Alcoa, want job applicants at an upcoming job fair in Michigan City.

August 05, 2014 4:41 pm

Great Lakes steel production rises by 18,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region shot up to 693,000 last week.

August 05, 2014 12:00 pm

Mortgage office opens in St. John

A mortgage company has opened a new retail office in St. John.

August 04, 2014 7:00 pm

Third Coast Spice Cafe has reopened

CHESTERTON | A popular restaurant in Porter County reopened a week after a small fire.

August 04, 2014 4:00 pm
ArcelorMittal completes $70 million project on nation's largest blast furnace

ArcelorMittal completes $70 million project on nation's largest blast furnace

The biggest blast furnace in the Western Hemisphere is coming back online after a lengthy outage this summer.

August 04, 2014 3:00 pm
A farm in an abandoned Gary warehouse?

A farm in an abandoned Gary warehouse?

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.

August 02, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Indiana leads nation in manufacturing jobs gains

The manufacturing sector continues to rebound, but still has not gotten back to its pre-recession employment level in Northwest Indiana or statewide.

August 02, 2014 6:30 pm
Conference highlights business opportunities

Conference highlights business opportunities

GARY | Business owners often view others in their sector as competitors.

August 01, 2014 1:16 pm Photos

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Morton Marcus to talk with Gary chamber

GARY | A well-known economist who's known for his humor will address the Gary Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 11.

July 31, 2014 10:00 am
First Midwest to buy out Great Lakes Bank

First Midwest to buy out Great Lakes Bank

First Midwest Bancorp Inc. is buying out a south suburban bank in a deal valued at $58 million.

July 30, 2014 12:00 pm

Valpo chamber pubs earn national honors

Good reads can be found in two Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce publications, according to a national trade group.

July 30, 2014 12:00 pm
U.S. Steel shrinks loss despite weather woes

U.S. Steel shrinks loss despite weather woes

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.

July 29, 2014 3:22 pm

Business succession planning seminar coming up

Business owners who can see a golf course in Florida on the horizon can learn how to keep the company going after their retirement.

July 29, 2014 12:39 pm

Great Lakes steel production falls by 8,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region dropped to 675,000 last week.

July 29, 2014 12:00 pm
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