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TRANSPORTATION: Rail moving nation into recovery

The South Shore commuter railroad appears to be turning the corner on ridership declines, with peak weekday and weekend ridership both besting last year's for several months in a row.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Stalled airport expansion may get back in gear

Gary airport officials appear confident they may finally be close to solving the railroad riddle that has bedeviled their $174.1 million runway expansion project for years.

August 25, 2014 6:00 pm

SSCVA wins video award

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has snagged a top distinction from the 2014 Videographer Awards.

August 22, 2014 12:29 pm

NWI home sales turn corner

Northwest Indiana single-family home sales notched their first year-over-year increase of the year in July, with an 8.5 percent increase in sales as compared to July 2013, according to the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.

August 21, 2014 3:00 pm
Hammond station crux issue in South Shore rail expansion

Hammond station crux issue in South Shore rail expansion

New maps of the proposed South Shore West Lake extension show five potential station sites along its 8-mile route, including an option for a Hammond gateway station deemed "essential" by Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.

August 20, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Gary airport gets new manager

Former Detroit City Airport director Delbert Brown has been selected as airport manager for Gary/Chicago International Airport pending approval by the airport authority next week.

August 20, 2014 1:00 pm

Northern Indiana BBB has new CEO

The Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Indiana has named Marjorie Stephens as its new Chief Executive Officer to oversee its operations across 23 counties in the northern tier of the state.

August 18, 2014 11:30 am

Man found dead in tent

BROOK | Brook police and the Newton County coroner are investigating the death of a man who was found in a tent outside a residence Saturday morning.

August 16, 2014 6:00 pm

Modernization charges irk consumer groups

In addition to improved electric and natural gas service, NIPSCO customers will get something else out of the utility's modernization plans: higher bills.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
$3 billion in NIPSCO projects to jolt economy

$3 billion in NIPSCO projects to jolt economy

NIPSCO construction projects now revving up across northern Indiana promise to be second in scale only to the $3.8 billion BP Whiting refinery expansion completed last year.

August 09, 2014 9:00 pm Video Photos



NWI casino revenues wilt in summer

Revenues at Northwest Indiana's five casinos dropped 10.1 percent in July, marking the eighth straight month of year-over-year declines in their total take.

August 08, 2014 6:00 pm

Gary airport settles in prime tenant's lawsuit

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority settled a lawsuit accusing previous members of favoring a real estate baron's new business over a longtime airport tenant.

August 07, 2014 11:30 pm

NWI can latch onto Chicagoland growth

MERRILLVILLE | A nationally recognized site selector told the Northwest Indiana Forum on Wednesday the region has many advantages when it comes to attracting business, but a lack of big, ready-to-move-into buildings is holding it back.

August 06, 2014 4:00 pm

Homebuilders popular home show will return

The Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana sees enough improvement in home sales that it is bringing back its popular single-site Parade of Homes for 2015.

August 06, 2014 2:31 pm
Workshop shines spotlight on solar power

Workshop shines spotlight on solar power

Building professionals peered at solar panels, poked at wires and peeked in breaker boxes at solar power installations across the region Tuesday to figure how how they can profit from the next big thing.

August 05, 2014 1:48 pm Photos


Environmental groups want prairie protected from Illiana

Environmental groups want prairie protected from Illiana

The 19,000-acre Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has emerged as the chief roadblock to the planned Illiana Expressway, with environmental groups and federal officials raising concerns.

August 04, 2014 7:30 pm Photos


NICTD wants more SS passengers to go electronic

South Shore train commuters who pay cash for tickets on board may feel the full brunt of the railroad's next fare increase, while those buying tickets electronically via ticket machine or mobile app would get discounts.

July 31, 2014 4:33 pm
NiSource notches second strong quarter

NiSource notches second strong quarter

MERRILLVILLE | Revenue growth across the board drove NiSource Inc. net income up 9.1 percent in the second quarter, following on a strong first quarter where revenues leaped due to the severe winter weather.

July 31, 2014 10:00 am

Rooftop solar workshop scheduled

PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is hosting a rooftop solar training workshop on Aug. 5 at its headquarters at 6100 Southport Road.

July 30, 2014 3:00 pm
Gary airport approves borrowing up to $35 million

Gary airport approves borrowing up to $35 million

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday voted 5-0 to borrow up to $35 million, which financial advisers say will close the last funding gap in its runway expansion project.

July 28, 2014 3:30 pm

AvPorts wants Customs station, passengers at Gary

Gary/Chicago International Airport's new private operator wants to land a U.S. Customs station and is emphasizing the airport remains in the game for commercial airlines and charters.

July 28, 2014 3:19 pm
Poker makes comeback at Ameristar

Poker makes comeback at Ameristar

Live poker returned to Ameristar Casino on Friday with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland as employees toasted the event with champagne flutes.

July 25, 2014 2:30 pm Photos


Milwaukee example held up for NWI

A decade and a half ago, the Menomonee Valley in the heart of Milwaukee looked strikingly similar to the abandoned industrial landscapes that haunt Northwest Indiana cities.

July 23, 2014 5:45 pm
Ideas flow at Strong Cities forum

Ideas flow at Strong Cities forum

A top congressional aide told the closing session of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities symposium Wednesday that the steel industry, educational institutions and environmental cleanups are all laying the foundation for Northwest Indiana's growth.

July 23, 2014 3:24 pm Photos


White House initiative swoops into Gary

White House initiative swoops into Gary

GARY | The local kickoff of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative in Gary took place at the Genesis Convention Center on Tuesday, with its initial speaker telling more than 200 community leaders that opportunity and talent are the keys to success.

July 22, 2014 3:30 pm Photos


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