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Commuter trains power development, revive downtowns

Commuter trains power development, revive downtowns

Passengers board a Metra train at Orland Park's 143rd Street station, where the village has embarked on a transit-oriented development effort to attract new residents to the community.

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Visclosky: NWI is the state's next great economic engine

Visclosky: NWI is the state's next great economic engine

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., listens to testimony at the Congressional Steel Caucus hearing.

4 hours ago
iCube allows children to explore as way to learn

iCube allows children to explore as way to learn

Seven-year-old Raghu Subramanian gets some help from Darshna Patel at iCube, a new STEM after-school tutoring business in Highland.

20 hours ago
iCube allows children to explore as way to learn

iCube allows children to explore as way to learn

iCube is a new STEM after-school tutoring business in Highland. Instructor Deepali Bidwai works with 8-year-old Ristan Tomich.

20 hours ago
iCube allows children to explore as way to learn

iCube allows children to explore as way to learn

Makarand "Jay" Bidwai, let, and Niru Patel are co-owners of iCube, a new STEM after-school tutoring business in Highland.

20 hours ago
iCube allows children to explore as way to learn

iCube allows children to explore as way to learn

Aditi Bidwai, 6, works on her own at iCube, a new STEM after-school tutoring business in Highland.

20 hours ago
iCube allows children to explore as way to learn

iCube allows children to explore as way to learn

iCube is a new STEM after-school tutoring business in Highland. Instructor Darshna Patel works with 7-year-old Milan Tomich.

20 hours ago
iCube allows children to explore as way to learn

iCube allows children to explore as way to learn

Makarand "Jay" Bidwai, left, and Niru Patel are co-owners of iCube, a new STEM after-school tutoring business in Highland.

20 hours ago

Portage company acquired by information management firm

PORTAGE | Diversified Research and Development LLC, the Portage-based records and information management services company, has been acquired by Access Information Management.

20 hours ago

'Lakeshore Report' wins Best in Indiana Journalism award

MERRILLVILLE | "Lakeshore Report" has won two Best in Indiana Journalism awards from the Indiana Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

20 hours ago
iCube allows children to explore as way to learn

iCube allows children to explore as way to learn

Instructor Ravneet Girn works with Aditi Bidwai, 6, and Aryan Patel, 7, at iCube, a new STEM after-school tutoring business in Highland.

20 hours ago
iCube allows children to explore as way to learn

iCube allows children to explore as way to learn

HIGHLAND | “The best way to learn is to explore.”

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First Midwest Bank launches equipment financing business

Itasca-based First Midwest Bank, which has a major presence in Northwest Indiana and Chicago's south suburbs, announced the launch of a new equipment financing arm, which is an established business with a new name.

20 hours ago
USW Local 1066 elects new officers

USW Local 1066 elects new officers

GARY | A union elected new officers, including a new president, shortly before contract negotiations will begin this summer.

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Chicago company to bring 300 jobs to Gary

Chicago company to bring 300 jobs to Gary

GARY | Edsal Manufacturing of Chicago will create up to 300 jobs in Gary in coming months as it expands its production of steel shelving and similar products.

April 16, 2015 5:00 pm Related

Frederick's of Hollywood closes at the Southlake Mall

HOBART | Sex sells better online than in the Southlake Mall or anywhere else, a risque lingerie retailer decided.

April 16, 2015 1:50 pm

Mexican official says NWI is ideal trading partner

More than just quesadillas and tequila — an official from Mexico’s Chicago consulate touted the region’s potential as a trading partner with the Hoosier state.

April 16, 2015 12:00 am

Former NWI steel mill manager promoted as ex-Gary Works boss retires

GARY | A former Gary Works manager will soon take over as general manager of U.S. Steel's Mon Valley Works, the company announced Wednesday.

April 16, 2015 12:00 am
Local union workers tell Washington no more steel layoffs

Local union workers tell Washington no more steel layoffs

EAST CHICAGO | U.S. Steel's East Chicago Tin plant employed around 369 hourly workers, running 10 lines around the clock to make metal for canned soup, aerosol cans and paint buckets.

April 15, 2015 11:00 pm Photos

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Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers

Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers

NEW YORK | The Fight for $15 campaign that began with fast-food workers expanded in size and scope Wednesday to include a range of workers who say their meager pay is a form of economic injustice.

April 15, 2015 2:30 pm Photos

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Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers

Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers

Protesters, including college students, fast-food restaurant employees and other workers, display placards and chant slogans as they march Tuesday in Boston. Organizers of the event are calling for the nation's lowest paid workers to earn at least $15 per hour. 

April 15, 2015 11:34 am

Economic development workshops slated for April 23

Three entities specializing in economic development are offering a free educational workshop to all those charged with attracting businesses to Northwest Indiana.

April 15, 2015 12:00 am

IUN Business Speakers Series Luncheon is April 30 at Radisson

MERRILLVILLE | Motivational speaker Tim Shurr, of Shurr Success Inc., is the keynote speaker for the 2015 Business Speakers Series Luncheon set for April 30 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st Ave.

April 15, 2015 12:00 am
Tax day is here

Tax day is here

People are lined up at the Schererville post office at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, the day before income taxes are due.

April 15, 2015 12:00 am

Union Electric Steel to hire 35 workers in Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Union Electric Steel plans to hire 35 more workers in an expansion of its Valparaiso plant.

April 15, 2015 12:00 am
Tax day is here

Tax day is here

Spring is in the air, and tax returns better be in the mail — or, more likely, on their electronic way — to the Internal Revenue Service and state revenue agencies.

April 15, 2015 12:00 am Related

Weekly steel production falls again

Raw steel production in the Great Lakes region declined again to 585,000 tons in the Great Lakes region last week

April 15, 2015 12:00 am

Al's Supermarket greenlighted for energy-efficiency

MICHIGAN CITY | A Northwest Indiana supermarket is going green.

April 14, 2015 12:00 am
Pig iron casting plant could be built at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor

Pig iron casting plant could be built at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor

EAST CHICAGO | A contractor filed plans to build a pig iron casting plant at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor at a time when steelmakers are generally cutting back on operations.

April 13, 2015 1:36 pm
U.S. Steel CEO named Steelmaker of the Year

U.S. Steel CEO named Steelmaker of the Year

The Association for Iron & Steel Technology named U.S. Steel President and Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi the 2015 AIST Steelmaker of the Year.

April 13, 2015 11:40 am

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April 13, 2015 12:00 am
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience, Highland

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience, Highland

Cheryl Dornberg, of Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience, at the cooking class presentation counter. The business has moved to the Porte De L'eau plaza in Highland to a larger location after 19 years in business.

April 12, 2015 12:00 am
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience, Highland

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience, Highland

Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience has moved to a larger location in the Porte D'Leau plaza in Highland.

April 12, 2015 12:00 am
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience, Highland

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience, Highland

Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience has moved to a larger location in the Porte D'Leau plaza in Highland. Pictured are prep tables in the kitchen for culinary classes.

April 12, 2015 12:00 am
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience, Highland

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience, Highland

Cheryl Dornberg has been in business with Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience for 19 years.

April 12, 2015 12:00 am
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience, Highland

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience, Highland

Sampling tables at Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience in Highland.

April 12, 2015 12:00 am
Jon Laramore

Jon Laramore

Jon Laramore

April 12, 2015 12:00 am
Financial health stems from knowledge

Financial health stems from knowledge

James Muhammad, president and CEO Lakeshore Public Meida, awards iPads to the winners of the Money Smart Week Kids Video Contest winners, Mija Chang-Stroman, leftt, a sixth-grader at Taft Middle School in Crown Point, and Olivia Stevens, an eighth-grader at Merrillville's Pierce Middle Schoo…

April 12, 2015 12:00 am
Financial health stems from knowledge

Financial health stems from knowledge

Alejo Torres, senior outreach program manager, Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago, speaks Thursday at IU Northwest during a news conference to kick off the annual Money Smart Week that runs from April 18-25.

April 12, 2015 12:00 am
Financial health stems from knowledge

Financial health stems from knowledge

Over a dozen people attended a news conference Thursday at Indiana University Northwest in Gary to kick off the annual Money Smart Week that runs from April 18-25.

April 12, 2015 12:00 am
Financial health stems from knowledge

Financial health stems from knowledge

Dave Capp, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, speaks about identity theft Thursday at Indiana University Northwest during a news conference to kick off the annual Money Smart Week that runs April 18-25.

April 12, 2015 12:00 am
Professionals on the Move

Professionals on the Move

McColly Real Estate announces the addition of Dominic Pampalone to the McColly Real Estate Schererville office. Pampalone is a 13-year veteran on the Northwest Indiana real estate scene. A lifelong Northwest Indiana resident, he is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington, past president…

April 12, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience, Highland

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience, Highland

Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience has moved to a larger location in the Porte D'Leau plaza. Cheryl Dornberg offers cooking classes for all levels of chefs.

April 12, 2015 12:00 am
Lillian Vega

Lillian Vega

Lillian Vega

April 12, 2015 12:00 am
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience, Highland

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience, Highland

After 19 years in business, Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience has moved to a larger space in Highland's Porte De L'eau plaza to accommodate the growing demand for their culinary classes.

April 12, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Contractors: Construction wage repeal will kill jobs, cause bankruptcies

Contractors: Construction wage repeal will kill jobs, cause bankruptcies

Business and labor leaders fear repealing Indiana's common construction wage law will kill local jobs, slash income and drive some contractors into bankruptcy.

April 11, 2015 7:30 pm
Saint John Malt Brothers bottling craft beer, planning special release

Saint John Malt Brothers bottling craft beer, planning special release

ST. JOHN | Another Northwest Indiana craft brewer is making its beer available at local retailers, a step up above only serving it on-site at a taproom.

April 11, 2015 12:00 am

50 emerging entrepreneurs chosen for The Big Sell

MERRILLVILLE | Emerging entrepreneurs from the Calumet Region, across the United States and around the world answered the call to bring their innovative ideas to The Big Sell competition from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st Ave.

April 10, 2015 6:00 pm
Ice cutters clear way for NWI-bound lake freighters

Ice cutters clear way for NWI-bound lake freighters

The U. S. Coast Guard cutter Katmai Bay works on March 27 in thick ice to open a channel near Neebish Island on St. Mary's River. The shipping season began three days earlier, but heavy ice in the river below Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., meant a fleet of icebreakers worked to open shipping channels.

April 10, 2015 3:12 pm
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