Showing: 1-50 of 1910

Search / Found (1910)

Three escape as fire strikes Schererville home

SCHERERVILLE | Three people escaped from an accidental fire started by a candle that engulfed the front of their home at 1301 Kennedy Ave. Thursday night.

April 18, 2014 9:20 pm

RDA wants to contribute $3.3 million to grow jobs

The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority voted Thursday contribute $3.3 million to help close deals for two companies that want to create 285 jobs in the region.

April 17, 2014 1:15 pm

RDA failed to properly notice closed session

The Indiana Public Access counselor has issued an advisory opinion that the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority improperly noticed a closed meeting and technically violated the state's Open Door Law.

April 16, 2014 4:00 pm

Gary airport staff interviewing for their jobs

GARY | Gary/Chicago International Airport's new private operator AvPorts will begin interviews of all airport staff this week in preparation for decisions on hiring to be made in the coming weeks.

April 14, 2014 2:00 pm
Trains roll on in region

Trains roll on in region

A Times analysis of Canadian National operating reports for February shows blockages of 10 minutes or more have tripled during the past two years

April 12, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

Photos

Related

Gary mayor opposes water rate increase

A Thursday night hearing on a 17.2 percent rate hike for Indiana American Water featured the first stand against a utility rate increase by the administration of Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.

April 10, 2014 2:51 pm
More traffic tie-ups, fewer horns are rail deal's legacy

More traffic tie-ups, fewer horns are rail deal's legacy

GRIFFITH | Sometimes people will dash out of their cars and run into Eric Gutridge's gunsmith shop on Broad Street and ask if he can blue a barrel or work on a gun sight.

April 10, 2014 11:52 am Photos

Photos

Dunes Toursim to honor excellent hosts

Indiana Dunes Tourism is accepting nominations for its annual Recognition of Service Excellence (ROSE) awards in advance of its ROSE awards luncheon.

April 10, 2014 10:30 am

IURC taking public comment on energy efficiency revamp

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is launching a public comment period on energy efficiency programs following the passage of legislation pulling the plug on them at the end of this year.

April 09, 2014 2:32 pm
Former NIPSCO exec to get post-retirement payments

Former NIPSCO exec to get post-retirement payments

Former NIPSCO CEO Jimmy Staton's pay at parent company NiSource Inc. dropped to $2.85 million in 2013,  but he will pick up $3.4 million during the next year for not competing with the company.

April 08, 2014 5:00 am Photos

Photos

NIRPC committee OKs South Shore study

A Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission committee Tuesday approved $3 million in spending on a South Shore extension study as communities continue to pledge money to the project.

April 07, 2014 3:58 pm
NWI casinos hope worst is over

NWI casinos hope worst is over

Total revenues at Northwest Indiana's five casinos dropped 8.9 percent in March as compared to the year-ago-month, marking the third straight monthly drop this year.

April 07, 2014 3:56 pm

Contractors line up for Illiana Expressway jobs

TINLEY PARK | Some of the largest contractors on the planet told local small businesses Thursday how they can get their own piece of the $1.5 billion Illiana Expressway project.

April 03, 2014 5:00 pm

Gary Jet Center wins round in lawsuit

The Gary Jet Center's lawsuit against the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority took a step forward on Wednesday when a federal judge rejected all motions to dismiss the case and ordered it expedited.

April 03, 2014 10:00 am

INDOT takes stab at privatizing Amtrak route

The Indiana Department of Transportation has put out an open-ended request for proposals to privatize all or part of Amtrak's Hoosier State train service between Chicago and Indianapolis.

April 02, 2014 9:00 am

Visclosky commends localities for funding South Shore

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky is praising 11 communities and Lake County for pledging money to the South Shore expansion and urging the remaining eight to get on board.

April 01, 2014 11:39 am Related

Local businesses expansions to create 28 jobs

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has announced two business expansions in Northwest Indiana that will create 28 new jobs by 2016.

April 01, 2014 9:30 am

Lake County traffic sweep issues hundreds of tickets

Police from 12 agencies participating in a four-week Operation Pull Over blitz in Lake County issued hundreds of tickets and made a number of felony arrests.

April 01, 2014 8:05 am

Gary mayor backs South Shore expansion

Gary is expected to become the biggest Lake County city to help foot the bill for the South Shore extension.

March 31, 2014 10:45 pm
Reports: Indiana Toll Road again facing debt problems

Reports: Indiana Toll Road again facing debt problems

The Wall Street Journal is reporting the Indiana Toll Road is again facing pressure from bondholders, with its controlling partners facing a possible debt restructuring, perhaps in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

March 31, 2014 4:00 pm

NIRPC kicking off application process for trails

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission plans to start taking applications at the end of this week from localities that want to add to Northwest Indiana's network of hike and bike trails.

March 31, 2014 1:30 pm

Gary Chamber to host state treasurer

Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock will give an overview of how Indiana's funds are invested at the Gary Chamber of Commerce's general membership luncheon at noon, April 14, at Majestic Star Casinos.

March 31, 2014 11:45 am

Cities on board with South Shore Line extension

Ten communities have pledged a total of $3.2 million annually to build the South Shore Line extension, but the three largest potential contributors have yet to plunk money into the fare box..

March 29, 2014 6:00 pm
NICTD signals it's all in with South Shore expansion

NICTD signals it's all in with South Shore expansion

The South Shore Line's operator on Friday took a major step toward applying for federal aid to build a $571 million extension by voting unanimously to hire AECOM, of Los Angeles, to develop a draft environmental impact study.

March 28, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

Photos

Bill help is available for NIPSCO customers

Bill help is available for NIPSCO customers

NIPSCO is reminding customers that financial help with utility bills is still available after brutal winter weather stretched home heating budgets in households across northern Indiana.

March 27, 2014 6:00 pm

Some businesses revolt over pulling plug on energy efficiency

A long list of companies, some of them among Indiana's most prominent employers, have written to Pence expressing opposition to the bill.

March 27, 2014 2:30 pm

Appraisals start for Illiana Expressway land purchases

Illinois home and landowners within the projected right of way of the proposed Illiana Expressway have begun receiving letters from appraisers asking for permission to do on-site inspections.

March 26, 2014 6:45 pm
AvPorts hires interim manager for Gary airport

AvPorts hires interim manager for Gary airport

The former executive director of the Waukegan Port District has been hired as interim manager for Gary/Chicago International Airport.

March 24, 2014 4:00 pm

NIRPC gets earful on South Shore extension

MUNSTER | A hearing on funding for a $3 million environmental impact study of the South Shore commuter rail extension Saturday turned into a wide-ranging discussion on the extension and other topics.

March 22, 2014 8:17 pm
Father arrested in Lansing 2-year-old's death

Father arrested in Lansing 2-year-old's death

LANSING | The father of Jakariah Patterson, 2, was charged Saturday with her murder following a police investigation of her Wednesday death.

March 22, 2014 7:12 pm Photos

Photos

Munster fire sends man to hospital with burns

Munster fire sends man to hospital with burns

MUNSTER | A local man was seriously burned in a house fire that started in a garage Saturday afternoon in Munster.

March 22, 2014 7:03 pm Photos

Photos

INDOT to remove six Broadway stoplights

Six stoplights on Broadway will be removed next week in a move the Indiana Department of Transportation says will make the road safer and allow for more efficient travel.

March 20, 2014 5:47 pm

NWI home sales fall for second straight month

Single-family home sales in Northwest Indiana fell 10 percent in February as compared to February 2013, marking the second month in a row home sales have fallen after 30 straight months of increases.

March 20, 2014 4:00 pm
Cline Avenue repaving set to start in April

Cline Avenue repaving set to start in April

A much-anticipated repaving project for pothole-strewn Cline Avenue will begin in April, following an emergency closure for one weekend in January and frantic efforts to temporarily fill its cratered surface.

March 20, 2014 12:15 pm Related
Visclosky says it's time for action on South Shore extension

Visclosky says it's time for action on South Shore extension

EAST CHICAGO | U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky told more than 200 business people Wednesday he is serious about his end-of-March deadline for raising money from local communities for the South Shore extension to Dyer.

March 19, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

Photos

NiSource hires new chief accounting officer

Merrillville-based NiSource Inc. has hired Joseph Mulpas to lead its corporate financial reporting and accounting functions.

March 19, 2014 11:45 am

Gary privatization critics bash airport deal

GARY | Church groups on Tuesday night broadened the scope of their push to reserve some jobs on Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority projects for people from the region's most disadvantaged neighborhoods.

March 18, 2014 8:30 pm
Cline Avenue Bridge still in planning stage

Cline Avenue Bridge still in planning stage

Owners of the former Cline Avenue Bridge right of way say construction of a new bridge will start this year, even though important steps such as raising up to $250 million are not yet complete.

March 18, 2014 4:40 pm

NWI water rate increase will get hearing in Gary

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission will conduct a public hearing on Indiana American Water Co.'s request for a rate hike at 6 p.m. April 10 in Common Council Chambers, Gary City Hall, 401 Broadway.

March 18, 2014 8:00 am

Illiana Expressway eligible for federal loan

The Illiana Expressway is eligible for a federal loan to allow the states to wrest a better deal from private investors and reduce the overall financing cost of the $1.5 billion project.

March 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Businesses on board with South Shore extension

Businesses on board with South Shore extension

Cathy Cameron does a steady lunch business at her Foodie's Marketcafe in Dyer, but she can't imagine what her evening crowd might be like if a new South Shore Line station for thousands of commuters is built somewhere up the street.

March 16, 2014 10:00 pm
Cities and towns pledge South Shore extension support

Cities and towns pledge South Shore extension support

Lake County municipalities are starting to ante up for the South Shore Line extension to Dyer, with four already setting aside their first annual payment for a combined total of $669,623.

March 16, 2014 6:00 pm
Illiana Expressway turns corner toward reality

Illiana Expressway turns corner toward reality

The region turned a corner on a bi-state expressway talked about for decades when the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission approved the Illiana Expressway in December.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

South Shore commuter rail headed for big changes

South Shore commuter rail headed for big changes

The South Shore commuter railroad from South Bend to Chicago is riding  on the cusp of some of the biggest changes in its 106-year history.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Gary/Chicago International has new flight path

Gary/Chicago International has new flight path

Gary/Chicago International Airport set a new flight path for itself in January when airport officials entered into a 40-year, public-private partnership with Aviation Facilities Company Inc. to manage its real estate and operate the airport.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

NIPSCO powers up for the future

NIPSCO powers up for the future

Northwest Indiana's lead energy supplier continues to focus on upgrades to build a sustainable future for region industry and homeowners.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

NWI bus transit powering up

NWI bus transit powering up

Bus service in the region continues to expand, with bus agencies and communities making a renewed push to better connect residents with jobs, shopping and services.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Gary airport privatization to get close look

The Northwest Indiana Federation of Interfaith Organizations will sponsor a panel that will examine recent privatizations including the recent 40-year deal for Gary/Chicago International Airport.

March 14, 2014 2:13 pm

South Shore extension study moving forward

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is taking public comment on funding for an environmental impact study for the expansion of the South Shore commuter railroad to Dyer until April 10.

March 12, 2014 1:45 pm

Consumer advocate challenges NIPSCO charges

Indiana's utility consumer advocate has challenged state regulators' Feb. 17 order giving NIPSCO the right to raise rates a cumulative 6 percent by 2020 to pay for electric system improvements.

March 11, 2014 4:00 pm
Follow The Times

Latest Local Offers

Featured Businesses

Poll

Loading…

Should school boards restrict public comment at meetings?

View Results

National Video