Culver’s Restaurant Hosting Fundraisers This Month For Humane Indiana
Region News Team – January 9, 2018 | 3:39 pm Several Lake County Culver’s locations will be holding fundraisers for Humane Indiana on select days this month. Lisa Carpenter, Chief Development Officer for Humane Indiana, told the Region News Team the public can participate every Wednesday this month, starting tomorrow at Culver’s Merrillville location, by […]
Reversing the Illinois exodus
Monday brings a new year but not a clean slate for Illinois. The problems that bedevil this state persist and worsen. None is more troubling than this: People are fleeing Illinois in record numbers. For four years running, this state has bled population. In 2017, Illinois lost a net 33,703 residents, dropping the state to […]
Toys for Tots makes Christmas merry for Region families
VALPARAISO — As a single mom of five children, Lois Smith finds it difficult to make ends meet, especially at Christmas. Unfortunately, 2017 brought Smith her share of disappointments and setbacks. “Right now I’m going through a divorce,” Smith said. “Because of that, my vehicle got repossessed and I had to find a new one. […]
Have a condo? Pay attention to percentage ownership
If you own a condominium, or plan to, read closely. You might not own exactly what you think. When his association levied a special assessment, a reader of this column was unhappy to learn he was charged 20 percent more than his upstairs neighbors. How could this be? It turned out his unit came with […]
Northwest Indiana: 'Right-to-work zone'
Photo by Thinkstock Northwest Indiana: ‘Right-to-work zone’ Illinois’ leaders need to accept that right-to-work laws won’t go away and that Illinois is surrounded by right-to-work states—a losing prospect for large new manufacturing plants. Illinois won’t become a right-to-work state, and I’m not arguing it should. There is, however, opportunity for manufacturing plants that demand […]
Northwest Indiana making a Regionwide bid for Amazon's Second Headquarters
Like a Powerball jackpot of hundreds of millions of dollars, the tantalizing prospect of landing the Amazon second headquarters could mean 50,000 six-figure corporate jobs and $5 billion in investment has made communities across the country undeterred by long odds. Gary took out an advertisement in Monday’s New York Times appealing directly to Amazon CEO […]
New Crown Point Eatery Nears Finish Line
CROWN POINT — Work continues in the downtown square on a new upscale casual restaurant that is Latin American in concept. Provecho is scheduled to open in November at the former site of Tequila Restaurante, 110 S. Main St. Chef/owner Chris Pappas has been overseeing major renovations occurring at the space that include a new […]
NWI Fall Festival Season is Underway!
Written by: Philip Potempa August 31st, 2017 Jean-Ann Morton and her daughter Jaimie of Westville consider the fall their favorite time of year for strolling festivals in Northwest Indiana. “When the weather is cooler, and with the changing of the seasons, it’s an entirely different experience,” said Jean-Ann, who rates her own community’s festival […]
What's so great about the Hoosier state? It's not Illinois.
A politician smiling for the cameras at a groundbreaking ceremony always makes for a silly image. But when Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb showed up in Gary recently wearing a hard hat and holding a shovel, he was doing two important things: welcoming a trucking company from south suburban Chicago Ridge, and taking a dig […]
U.S. Steel Makes $261 Million Profit in Dramatic Swing From Disastrous First Quarter
What a difference a quarter can make. U.S. Steel’s fortunes changed after a disastrous first quarter in which the beleaguered steelmaker lost $180 million despite rising steel prices, leading to a massive sellout that slashed the company’s market value by 26 percent in a day. Then came the abrupt retirement of Chief Executive Officer Mario […]