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East Chicago seeks to reinvent itself with better quality of life
Heeds residents requests in becoming greener, more playful place, with upgraded parks, marina
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
OPINION: School referenda show the significance of local government
Recent examples reinforce the simple notions of loal governance
Monday, May 21, 2018
EDITORIAL: Embrace sports betting or be left behind
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Two Indiana school districts approve personnel carrying firearms on campus
Jay School Corp. in Portland joins North White School Corp. in Monon in allowing trained personnel to carry guns
Sunday, May 20, 2018
With declining enrollment continuing, Union Township schools is opening doors
Superintendent says seeking new students is essential to the Porter County district
Saturday, May 19, 2018
South Shore fares to increase 5 percent beginning July 1, 2018
$100 million PTC system is being installed on South Shore cars and along the line
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Shuttered St. Joseph's College calls on Mike Ditka for help
Saturday, May 19, 2018
New trail plan details NWI Region's Greenways and Blueways
Three-county area has  160 miles of trails and the variety of waterways that have been designated for recreational use
Friday, May 18, 2018
Valparaiso embraces dark fiber network as it eyes business growth
“Fiber is the new information highway so the more exits we have, the more connectivity, the better,” says CEO of NWI Forum
Friday, May 18, 2018
Pottawattomie Park to merge with Michigan City? Issue may be on ballot in November
Thursday, May 17, 2018
After Supreme Court decision on betting, it's up to states to legalize
Caesars is in position in Indiana to benefit
Thursday, May 17, 2018
EDITORIAL: LaPorte County creates template for battling opioid abuse
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Indiana GOP supermajority passes bills during 2018 special legislative session
Legislation to provide $40 million for school safety
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Indiana House, Senate OK Ball State takeover of Muncie schools
University will appoint a newly created seven-member school board to replace the current elected five-member school board
Monday, May 14, 2018
Holcomb's Israel trip brings hopes for collaboration on agriculture, medicine, business
Announced plans to host the inaugural Cybertech Midwest event in Indiana this fall
Monday, May 14, 2018
Proton therapy may be linchpin for Elkhart development
City and county officials are taking the final steps to get the project underway
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Two-story office building proposed for Elkhart's Civic Plaza
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Elkhart County Council split on $12,000 contribution to regional partnership
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Federal funds in place for railroad overpass project in Dunlap
Elkhart County roads to be widened to better accomodate buggy lanes
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Fairfield parents concerned about sex ed after social media posts went viral
Definitions of sex and reference to abortion have both been removed from new curriculum, superintendent says
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Nickel Plate Trail to be extended through Peru
In March, crews installed a new $2 million pedestrian bridge over Indiana 931 connecting it to downtown Kokomo
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Michigan-based distillery to expand into Valparaiso's former Anco plant
Part of what’s expected to be an additional $78 million investment in an array of housing and other amenities in the downtown
Friday, May 11, 2018
56 reports allege sexual misconduct by IU employees
Friday, May 11, 2018
Indiana General Assembly special session: Four critical bills, one day - May 14
They deal with state takeover of financially distressed schools systems, school safety funding and tax rules
Friday, May 11, 2018
Ex-E.C. councilman behind Maya Energy project in Gary has another deal on the table
Wants to put a biofuel processing plant in Lake Station
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Hoosier farmers reap benefits of cover crops with better soil
Now the third-most planted crop in the state, next to corn and soybeans, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Groups protest detention of undocumented immigrants in Indiana's only ICE facility
20-year U.S. resident housed in Clay County is focus of event
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Beacon Health System to build Hospital in Granger, increasing it's area footprint
Bremen hospital also will join system’s network
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Indiana sees largest year-over-year gasoline price hike of 30 percent
Lake County average cost of self-serve regular unleaded up 34 cents per gallon in a year
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Future in the making: Public contributes ideas to redoing Goshen's Main Street
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
EPA discovers another lead-contaminated neighborhood near East Chicago
Near an abandoned smelter that churned lead, arsenic and other heavy metals into the air during most of the last century
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Indiana House legislative council approves school takeover bill
Muncie schools likely to be governed by BSU-appointed board
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Sinking a boat, intentionally: Volunteers establish fish habitat in Griffith lake
Monday, May 7, 2018
Opioid crisis: Knowing Narcan is half the battle
“It is not a substitute for medical care,” said Brooke Marshall, an addiction therapist at Oaklawn; “This is to buy us time”
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Nappanee Art Path to open soon
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Once lights get turned on at Crown Theater, surrounding businesses hope for sales
Saturday, May 5, 2018
General Assembly special session: Testimony to be allowed on school bill
There will be 90 minutes for public testimony on May 7 on House Bill 1315
Friday, May 4, 2018
Porter County, Valparaiso police unveil plan to deputize home and business cameras in solving crimes
Thursday, May 3, 2018
More NWI schools provide police with building fobs to speed up emergency response times
"We proposed (to the schools) that we need to have immediate access to every entry point that they have," say Crown Point police chief
Thursday, May 3, 2018
St. Joseph County pledges $56,000 for regional development plan
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Lake Station to install ADA-accessible kayak, canoe launch
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Auto industry-related manufacturer to bring 160-200 jobs to Portage
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
3 county prosecutors concede Indiana's new abortion reporting law is unconstitutional
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Northwest Indiana must confront troubling healthcare statistics, forum panel says
State’s opioid crisis was deeply impacting an already strained social service and foster care system, says IYI vice president
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
La Porte County sees spike in emergency detention transports to non-local mental health facilities
To as far away as Terre Haute and Evansville
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
5 proposals to be considered at May 14 General Assembly special session now online
They will begin in the Indiana House
Monday, April 30, 2018
Cedar Lake continues to reshape, reimagine Town Center development
Monday, April 30, 2018
Purdue study measures Indiana county educational attainment trends
Hoosiers failed to keep pace with other U.S. states between 1990 and 2015 in the share of adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher level of education
Monday, April 30, 2018
COMMENTARY: Inaugural Idea Week's success is just the beginning
There hasn’t been a festival like this before in northern Indiana
Monday, April 30, 2018
Final plans for Elkhart's River District unveiled
Mayor believes it will be a “game-changer” by addressing the city’s need for housing
Monday, April 30, 2018
Northwest Indiana schools praise 'proactive' state lead testing program
Monday, April 30, 2018
Embracing the new norm: NWI districts ask voters to approve additional funding
There have been 164 referendums in the state over the past 10 years since the law was passed in 2008; nearly 60 percent have passed
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Because of tight finances, Gary grounds 2018 air show, looks to 2019
Friday, April 27, 2018
Artist takes his work to the people of Valparaiso with art car
Friday, April 27, 2018
Entrepreneurship starts early in 8 high schools in South Bend-Elkhart area
City on the Rise event celebrates region’s growth
Friday, April 27, 2018
NWI Forum wants public input on Region's future
Thursday, April 26, 2018
NWI home sales down in March 2018, prices up on tight inventory
Thursday, April 26, 2018
RV shipments set new monthly record in March 2018; another big year projected
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Is gun violence a public health problem?
Some Madison County law enforcement officials think, like some in Elkhart County, gun violence needs more research
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Hoosier Environmental Council cautions against proposed changes to EPA coal ash rule
Coal Combustion Residual Rule that EPA established in 2015 requires utilities to check groundwater under coal ash sites and issue public report
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Crown Point schools asking voters to keep $35 million, 7-year referendum
Last year, five Northwest Indiana school districts asked voters for a funding increase through property taxes
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Michigan City Council grants nearly $1 million in abatements
Monday, April 23, 2018






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