Two to three weeks ago, our area received a couple heavy rainfall events of 2 to 3 inches in a few hours. This resulted in soil erosion in many area fields. Several trips through the countryside revealed soil losses and visible gullies. Soil was washed from the hillsides and deposited on the flatland downhill, further reducing the productivity of these hillsides. Soil deposited in ditches and non-farm areas was lost for now. Also, a large amount of prime farmland topsoil was suspended in the millions of gallons of dark brown water that left the area and is lost permanently.
Here's a look at futures prices on commodities that impact Southern Illinois and the rest of the Midwest.
Recently opened Kitaro Surf & Turf & Sushi aims to bring a downtown Chicago-like dining experience to the new Centennial Village development in Munster.
One boutique departed downtown Griffith, and another moved right in.
Romano’s, the Region legend known as "The Home of the Hoagie," will soon make its triumphant return at a new location in Griffith.
Valparaiso residents will soon be able to venture to Xfinity and beyond, or at least have someone to complain to when their internet router keeps cutting out.
Boz left a hot dog-shaped hole in downtown Griffith's heart when it closed in 2013 after 27 years, when its owners decided it was time to finally retire.
A corporate refugee who wanted to strike out on her own started Sweet Home Indiana Home Decor and Gifts, which opens on April 28 at 8251 Wicker Ave. in St. John.
Throw an Irish wake for Ryan's Irish Pub in downtown Michigan City, which recently closed.
Shops on Main in Schererville is newer and more buzzed-about.
Buona is opening its first Italian Beef restaurant outside of Illinois at 24 U.S. 41 in Schererville March 27, when it will be giving out Italian Beef sandwiches to anyone who's in line before 10 a.m.
Oooh Wee Candy and Cereal Bar serves up dozens of cereals and old school candy by the piece at the food court in River Oaks Center in Calumet City, and plans to open a location in the Southlake Mall in Hobart on April 20.
Anticipation has been mounting for Provecho Latin Provisions since Tequila Restaurante closed on the courthouse square in downtown Crown Point last year.
Dairy Belle, a walk-up ice cream stand in Hammond since 1950, has been called the best ice cream in the Region.
In one of the more famous, oft-quoted lines of dialogue in "Pulp Fiction," an exchange that helped cement Quentin Tarantino as a virtuoso screenwriter and cinematic auteur, the hitmen Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield talked about Vincent's recent trip to Paris.
The That's So Region panel discusses 3 Floyd's expansion plans in Munster (1:04), an 'unprecedented' development proposed in Crown Point (8:35) and allegations of a phony Facebook account smearing Lake County public officials (15:33).
CROWN POINT — An "unprecedented and groundbreaking" commercial retail center is being planned in the city.
Buona plans to open its "Original Italian Beef" restaurant on March 27 at 24 U.S. 41 in Schererville and will open Feb. 28 at 19801 Crawford Ave. in Flossmoor.
It's often a long wait for a table if you want to eat at 3 Floyds' brewpub in Munster.
CROWN POINT — Lake County officials are calling on state police to investigate whether political attacks launched through an alleged fake Facebook account are a felony violation of state law.
McAlister’s Deli, a chain deli with a southern twist, opened its long-awaited Schererville restaurant Friday.
Munster native Tricia Schmeuser had the day off because of frozen plumbing at work Tuesday, when it was minus 11 degrees Fahrenheit in her home city of Indianapolis with a real feel of minus 24.
The That's So Region panel makes a few resolutions for the Region in 2018, including a request for some long-awaited stores (3:55), the end of NWI public corruption (13:11) and a canal that runs through Valparaiso (21:02).
For years, people have wondered how Schererville can sustain so many mattress stores.
A family owned jewelry store that's been a staple in downtown Valparaiso is closing after more than four decades of helping couples get engaged and celebrate anniversaries.
The owners of the longtime downtown Highland landmark Hoosier Highlander are long past retirement age and looking to sell off the 71-year-old business, which is one of the few independent frame shops left in Lake County.
The first vacancies — Gordmans and Firehouse Subs — have opened up in Schererville's Shops on Main shopping center since construction began in 2013.
Crowds swarm the malls and big-box stores on Black Friday and — increasingly — on the Thanksgiving holiday, but the mom-and-pop shops and small local businesses hope their neighbors also will keep them in mind for their holiday shopping.
After the turkey’s been torn apart and the leftovers are stuffed in the fridge, Region residents will again hit the malls as the holiday shopping season kicks off.
A line of shoppers looking to take advantage of a liquidation sale wrapped around the interior of Tuesday Morning in the Highland Grove shopping center Friday.
Cook County's much-maligned tax on sweetened beverages proved so unpopular and politically toxic that it will be repealed Dec. 1.
Meijer has rolled out home delivery service across Northwest Indiana, an increasingly common offering in the competitive supermarket sector.
At the beginning of 2017, Ultra Foods had 16 stores throughout Northwest Indiana and the Chicago area.
Lynn's Furniture & Mattress is putting to rest its store at 709 U.S. 41 in Schererville.
Northwest Indiana has lost a slew of big-box stores over the last several months as part of a national retail apocalypse that's seen many national chains shuttered in rapid succession.
Angel “El Diablo” Manfredy was one of the most successful boxers to emerge from the Region.
Northwest Indiana is known for making things: steel, gasoline, soap, turbine castings, lift trucks, robotic welding machines, car parts, cardboard boxes, lunch meat, you name it.