The sediment on the bottom of the Grand Calumet River in Northwest Indiana provides a toxic record of the region’s history going back more than a century.It is full of chemicals, heavy metals and other contaminants from steel-making, oil refining, waste incineration, smelting and other heavy i
The show hits the road and broadcasts live from WBEZ's new Northwest Indiana bureau. We speak with the mayor of Hammond, Tom McDermott and later hear the latest from the Front and Center series. Finally, Rick talks to sports columnist Mike Hutton and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.
Former Indiana Congresswoman Katie Hall died on Monday at the age of 73. For many, she’ll be remembered for marking a significant milestone in American history, but for others, she’ll be remembered for leaving political office in a cloud of shame.Hall’s long political career in Northwest Indian
Some students at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana were outraged by one of their professors, Maurice Eisenstein, who teaches political science at the Northwest Indiana university.He came under fire for comments made in lectures and online which many considered anti-Muslim.Eisenstein was
Illinois was still several months away from its primaries but across the state line in Indiana it was a different story. On Tuesday, Hoosiers will go to the polls to pick local candidates and vote on referenda.