Portillo's Coming to Schererville

Jul 9, 2021

SCHERERVILLE - Portillo's is coming to Schererville.

The beloved Chicagoland Iconic chain will be located on Indianapolis Boulevard.

Town Council member Kevin Connelly is cited in the "Times" saying that the town manager informed him that the company submitted an application to build a small footprint restaurant with a drive-thru.

Luke Family of Brands Development is building out the Oak District Development at 317 U.S. 41 on vacant land between Franciscan Health Fitness Center and Lowe's.


INDIANA - The Indiana Department of Transportation is hosting hiring fairs at ten locations across the state and one of the locations is in Gary.  The events are being held on Thursday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Starting pay is $19 dollars per hour.

INDOT has more than 100 open positions in a variety of careers, but the greatest need is for skilled trade positions. INDOT recently increased starting pay for highway technicians and several other positions to $19 per hour, with opportunities to move up to $20 per hour with a valid commercial driver's license (CDL).

Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte talks NWI financial advisor Greg Hammer about Hammer about how several provisions in the CARES Act Stimulus package impact anyone with a retirement account. 

Indiana jobless claims surged to 120,000 last week

Apr 1, 2020
Brandon Smith / IPB News

INDIANAPOLIS (The Times) — The state reports initial unemployment insurance claims surged to 120,331 in Indiana last week.

When Kary Wayson walked through empty Seattle streets last week, she didn't realize she was heading to her last shift at work.

"It seemed like all of a sudden Seattle itself took a nosedive," she says.

Her city had become an epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. Parking lots, typically jammed, were deserted. Shop fronts had handwritten "Closed" signs on their windows.

The restaurant where Wayson had been a waitress for almost 16 years tried limiting the menu and cutting back hours.

Photo by: Sharon Jackson / Chef Nick's Eatery

The Coronavirus is already having negative effects on small mom and pop eating establishments around the Region.

Steak 'n Shake Locations To Shift To Countertop Service

Mar 2, 2020

RV Industry Reports First Growth In More Than A Year

Oct 29, 2019

Kevin Comerford, host of "Building Norhtwest Indiana," talks with Ty Warner, Executive Director of the Northwest Indiana Planning Commission.

Indiana UAW Workers Go On Strike Against GM

Sep 15, 2019

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on Portage Assessor Jon Snyder, a former Gary technology chief  has been sentenced for computer thefts, Samantha Horton has details on General Motors investing millions of dollars in Fort Wayne, Hammond City Councilman Robert Markovich has been granted permission to contest his four-vote loss in the May 7 Democratic primary and Chris Nolte has a conversation Chris Nolte with Amari Victoria and Elisabeth Menning, organizers of the first annual NWI Pride event at the Lincoln Center in Highland.