Many states, including Indiana, have extensively or totally eliminated COVID-19 restrictions.
Keeping the doors open at this local favorite is becoming more difficult.
I hate being right. I really do. It’s a painful burden to carry on my shoulders, this crystal ball that sees so clearly into the future. But, yet again, here we are at a moment in which I must say, “I told you so.”
The continual spread of a global pandemic happens when managers are placed in leadership positions. Peter Drucker, known management consultant, has a quote about the difference between the two that will become the contextual backdrop of this column ; “Management is doing things right; leader…
This year’s U.S. presidential election has come and gone, yet the country is in a quandary as to what really happened.
The second wave of COVID-19 has arrived with a vengeance. For the first time, the United States reported over 170,000 new cases in a single day. The seven-day rolling average now exceeds 136,000.
Recently, I visited a favorite jack pine tree in the Indiana Dunes National Park at West Beach. Considered rare in Indiana, it lives more abundantly further north. It’s a beautiful evergreen that stands out because of its irregular shape, but also because it is unexpectantly growing in the d…
INDIANAPOLIS — When new Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston walked out of the Indiana House of Representatives on March 11 with the COVID-19 pandemic just beginning to get a death grip on his state, he recalled, “I remember leaving this chamber believing something historic could be taking shape.”
As a physician and former state public health official, I’m troubled. I never imagined that political pressure would ever drastically influence the decisions of the Federal Food and Drug Administration or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These agencies are traditionally very i…
This just is not going to go away. We keep hearing about the "surge" in cases, the records being "shattered" or the massive "spike" in the positivity rate.
To understand how school-funding changes over the last decade have made Indiana’s public education spending less equitable, let us introduce you to Adonnis. He attends a public charter school in Gary, where violence has taken a devastating toll.
COVID-19 has revealed the ugly inequities of America’s health care system.
While strong human capital is necessary for maintaining a business-friendly reputation, it is also in our own best interest.
It is not just the communities with stations along the rail lines that will have opportunities to flourish with the advent of the rail projects, but nearby communities will also be able to leverage this investment through the establishment of feeder bus routes to and from the train.
NextEra Energy plans to invest $300 million to $350 million for a 200-megawatt facility. That’s the equivalent of powering about 65,000 homes, NextEra’s Matthew Johnson told Valpo Chamber members Thursday at a breakfast meeting.
Our weekly round-up of letters published in the Times.
The Rush University System for Health just opened its first outpatient center outside of Illinois in Munster, bringing nationally ranked care to the Region.
Authorities say a fire at the historic Haley Mansion in Joliet caused $1.25 million in damage. WGN-TV reports that the fire broke out Wednesday. The cause is still under investigation, but the Joliet Fire Department says the fire was accidental and began on the mansion's third floor. No one was in the mansion at the time, and no one was hurt. The first and second floors sustained water damage but should be able to be repaired. Patrick Columbus Haley and his wife, Mary Anastasia Darcy, built the mansion in in 1891. Construction took around two years.
Ford will return to Formula One as the engine provider for Red Bull Racing in a partnership announced Friday that begins with immediate technical support this season and engines in 2026. Red Bull powertrains and Ford will partner on the development of a hybrid power unit that will supply engines to both Red Bull and AlphaTauri when new F1 regulations begin in 2026. The American automaker dominated F1 in the late 1960s and 1970s as an engine manufacturer with Cosworth and Ford is the third most successful engine maker in F1 history with 10 constructors’ championships and 13 drivers’ championships.
Officials have identified the pilot who was killed when his plane crashed on the south side of Indianapolis last month. WXIN-TV reported Friday that the Marion County Coroner's Office identified the pilot on Thursday as 20-year-old Shane Pennington II. National Transportation Safety Board findings released Friday identified Pennington's plane as a Cirrus SR20. An examination of the plane revealed no mechanical problems. The plane crashed near some railroad tracks in a residential area on the afternoon of Jan. 24 after leaving the Indianapolis Executive Airport. Pennington was the lone occupant.
In the South Dakota Senate, a group of far-right Republican lawmakers are looking to challenge the establishment by pushing for hardline stands on social issues. Most recently, one state senator was suspended, then reinstated and censured, after she allegedly harassed an aide because the aide had vaccinated her child. Senate leaders have called that situation a personnel issue and have said little about it. But it's a sign of growing tensions within the GOP. Nationally, the Republican Party has been plagued with similar strains of controversy.
U.S. District Court Judge Philip P Simon imposed a two-year period of probation Thursday on 31-year-old Deanna Washington.
"Dispatch further stated they heard additional shots be fired while on the phone with the caller," police said.
Police said the customer had visible injuries to her face, including the start of a black eye, a small cut bleeding under her right eye and a scrape on the bridge of her nose.
"A lot can change between now and the election."
At that time, Gary schools were running an annual $21.5 million operating deficit, racked up $103 million in debt and frequently struggled to make payroll.
The Indiana Senate wants the executive and legislative branches of Lake County government to continue operating as they have for at least the past four decades.
The remote accessible ballot marking tool will allow voters with print disabilities to sign all ballots and forms electronically without the assistance of another person.