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People: Region becoming more diverse in race and how residents live
People: Region becoming more diverse in race and how residents live

In 2004, experts said Northwest Indiana's Achilles' heel was its division of racial groups.

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Government: Inefficiency, corruption plague NWI government
Government: Inefficiency, corruption plague NWI government

Sparse evidence of government reform, inefficient use of dwindling resources and a pall of public corruption continue to inhibit Northwest Ind…

October 09, 2012 11:00 am
Health: Health care continues to decline in region
Health: Health care continues to decline in region

The state of health in Northwest Indiana is on the decline, with unemployment, poverty and lack of insurance among the barriers preventing man…

October 09, 2012 12:00 am
Juvenile offenders help clean Gary properties
Juvenile offenders help clean Gary properties

GARY | The city’s parks got a little bit cleaner Wednesday thanks to the Northwest Indiana Green Vision Project, a partnership between The Tim…

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Mayors: Collaboration needed to improve tri-state region
Mayors: Collaboration needed to improve tri-state region

CHICAGO | The mayors of Gary and Milwaukee pledged to join a partnership Wednesday that would develop an action plan for economic growth and i…

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Lake County works hard, plays harder
Lake County works hard, plays harder

Steel, artisan beer, and energy of both the petroleum and human variety are among Lake County's exports to the nation. This 499 square miles o…

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Lake County rises on broad back of industry
Lake County rises on broad back of industry

Steelmakers, the BP refinery, the Indiana Department of Transportation and local communities boosted by the Northwest Indiana Regional Develop…

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Superintendents grapple with changes affecting K-12 education
Superintendents grapple with changes affecting K-12 education

Last year was pivotal for K-12 education in Indiana with a number of hot button issues including collective bargaining, vouchers, teacher eval…

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PAUL MULLANEY: Don't fly under the radar; it's time to care
PAUL MULLANEY: Don't fly under the radar; it's time to care

If you follow the news of Northwest Indiana by reading The Times, nwi.com or one of our mobile outlets, you've followed the mix of good and bad.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am
Schneider, Shelby invite a slower pace
Schneider, Shelby invite a slower pace

SCHNEIDER/SHELBY | Removed from the sounds of urban living, the quiet streets of Lake County's southernmost communities invite a slower pace a…

February 26, 2012 12:00 am
Dyer working to retain that small-town feel
Dyer working to retain that small-town feel

DYER | The town began its life as a small farming community, but is now a town of neighborhoods and local businesses "living in the shadow of …

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Munster unlocking economic opportunities
Munster unlocking economic opportunities

MUNSTER | Economic development continues to unlock opportunities in Munster.

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Lowell holding on to small-town charm
Lowell holding on to small-town charm

LOWELL | Nicely nestled against the gentle curves of Ind. 2 as it travels between U.S. 41 and Interstate 65, this south Lake County town is ma…

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Griffith focusing on business
Griffith focusing on business

Bolstering existing businesses and attracting new enterprises remain major focuses for Griffith. So does transforming the downtown into a walk…

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Whiting works to improve lakefront living
Whiting works to improve lakefront living

WHITING | Years of preparation to establish Whiting as Lake County's premier lakefront destination community are paying off as many long-range…

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St. John's finances on uspwing
St. John's finances on uspwing

ST. JOHN | Despite the announced closing of the Kmart along U.S. 41 in late December, St. John officials point to other encouraging economic n…

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Highland concentrating on redevelopment
Highland concentrating on redevelopment

HIGHLAND | A topnotch business climate, along with new recreational and municipal facilities, heads the list of current developments around town.

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Crown Point building on historic downtown with new amenities
Crown Point building on historic downtown with new amenities

CROWN POINT | Grounded by its historic downtown, the city is adding amenities officials hope will position it for future economic growth.

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Cedar Lake business community keeps growing
Cedar Lake business community keeps growing

CEDAR LAKE | In the end, it all comes back to the lake.

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Big projects will revitalize, beautify Gary
Big projects will revitalize, beautify Gary

GARY | The historic election of the city's first black female mayor is expected to energize the ongoing effort to revive the Steel City.

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Hammond may boost revenue stream
Hammond may boost revenue stream

HAMMOND | City officials are counting on something that keeps people alive to help sustain the city.

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Longtime resident sees life in Lake Station improving
Longtime resident sees life in Lake Station improving

LAKE STATION | Life in Lake Station continues to only get better for longtime resident Edward Grinder.

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New plant boosts Merrillville prospects
New plant boosts Merrillville prospects

MERRILLVILLE | Even through a slow economy, Merrillville continues to attract businesses, Clerk-Treasurer Eugene Guernsey said.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am
East Chicago addressing long-standing challenges
East Chicago addressing long-standing challenges

EAST CHICAGO | After a year of "rolling up our sleeves and getting to work," East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland, now with a four-year mandate…

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New Chicago president likes small-town friendliness
New Chicago president likes small-town friendliness

NEW CHICAGO | Town Council President Laurie Robbins loves her tiny town.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am
Home building increases in Winfield
Home building increases in Winfield

WINFIELD | While Winfield continues to experience residential growth, the community still holds on to its small-town feel, Town Council Presid…

February 26, 2012 12:00 am
What is the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board (NWIWB)?

The NWIWB is a board of business, education, labor, community, faith-based and economic development leaders responsible for the strategic visi…

February 26, 2012 12:00 am
Northwest Indiana Workforce Board (NWIWB) Members

1. Gerry Scheff, Chair - Emerson Power Transmission

February 26, 2012 12:00 am
FIRST STOP….WorkOne

When it comes to job search or re-employment services, there are 12 WorkOne sites in the region that can provide assistance. People will gener…

February 26, 2012 12:00 am
Help Wanted: High School Champions

The Center of Workforce Innovations (CWI) is currently looking for partners to assist in expanding the pipeline of talent entering the advance…

February 26, 2012 12:00 am
Hobart great place with great people, council chief says
Hobart great place with great people, council chief says

HOBART | City Council President David Vinzant calls Hobart "a great community with great people."

February 26, 2012 12:00 am
Schererville to welcome several new businesses
Schererville to welcome several new businesses

SCHERERVILLE | The new year brings new development to Schererville and the resurrection of an old idea.

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N.Y. pastor urges residents, clergy to work around barriers to 'transformational' progress
N.Y. pastor urges residents, clergy to work around barriers to 'transformational' progress

GARY | The lessons Floyd Flake said he gives to other ministers from the pulpit aren't very different from what distressed urban cities need t…

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Clay: Gary triumphed over 'giant' challenges
Clay: Gary triumphed over 'giant' challenges

GARY | Outgoing Mayor Rudy Clay said Tuesday that Gary has become adept at tackling giants — especially financial ones — in his tenure leading…

December 14, 2011 12:00 am
Residents share their thoughts on Gary's future
Residents share their thoughts on Gary's future

Many region residents who attended Tuesday's City of Promise event shared their experiences and impressions of Gary and their recommendations …

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Education chief warns Indiana schools not up to par
Education chief warns Indiana schools not up to par

MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan brought a sobering, oft-repeated message to Northwest Indiana saying that Northwest Ind…

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'An island of excellence'
'An island of excellence'

"The battle for education, as I saw today at Calumet High School, is being fought and won in America's classrooms," U.S. Undersecretary of Edu…

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Eight who serve others receive honors

MERRILLVILLE | Eight people whose lives reflect the philosophy that service to others improves life for everyone were honored Thursday at the …

September 08, 2011 7:30 pm
Arne Duncan keynote speaker at One Region, One Vision event
Arne Duncan keynote speaker at One Region, One Vision event

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Northwest Indiana, delivering keynote remarks at the Northwest Indiana Forum quarterly meet…

August 09, 2011 12:50 pm
Quality of Life Council accepting nominations

The Northwest Indiana Quality of Life Council will honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the region's quality of life a…

July 26, 2011 4:01 am
One Region, One Vision, Ouality of Life Council explore joint action

MERRILLVILLE | The One Region, One Vision grassroots initiative launched by The Times in 2008 and the long-established Quality of Life Council…

May 06, 2011 7:45 pm
Lake County is a diverse workplace and playground
Lake County is a diverse workplace and playground

Lake County has a broad enough expanse to contain the blast furnaces of Gary Works, the bayous of the Grand Kankakee Marsh, the cat crackers o…

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Lake County schools provide opportunities for academic success
Lake County schools provide opportunities for academic success

If you want to talk about what's good in public education, you have only to look around to see the best of the best.

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Lake County developing north and south
Lake County developing north and south

Development in Lake County is beginning to pick up steam, with blueprints placed on the shelf during the recession now working their way throu…

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Revitalizing the region
Revitalizing the region

It's no secret that Gary has had its share of challenges over the years, but a group of stakeholders hopes it can help make changes there that…

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Water plays dual roles in Cedar Lake
Water plays dual roles in Cedar Lake

CEDAR LAKE | Once wrapped snugly around the shores of the lake after which it was named, this south Lake County town has kept growing, and muc…

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Projects open opportunities for improvement
Projects open opportunities for improvement

EAST CHICAGO | The expected completion of a pair of high-profile public works projects this summer in East Chicago marks the beginning of an i…

February 27, 2011 12:00 am
Dyer officials see green
Dyer officials see green

DYER | From achieving status as a Tree City U.S.A., to constructing a grass-covered soccer field parking lot that drains water better than an …

February 27, 2011 12:00 am
Retail seeds sown in '10 start to sprout in Hammond
Retail seeds sown in '10 start to sprout in Hammond

HAMMOND | A downtrodden national economy hasn't stopped Hammond from attracting major retail development.

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