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2008-12-01 17:08:00

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) today has completed the previously announced sale of Northern Utilities Inc. and Granite State Gas Transmission Inc. to Unitil Corporation for $160 million plus $41.6 million for working capital, including approximately $33.9 million of natural gas storage inventory. "The successful sale of these assets puts NiSource into a position to focus even more closely on our long-term growth plan," NiSource...

2008-10-06 21:00:17

By Scott Richardson Dominick "Big Knobs" Culjan, a premiere Illinois River fishing guide and good friend, died last year after he fell from a tree stand. With archery season underway, please be careful. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released these tips for deer hunters: - Always wear a safety belt and harness while climbing and sitting in a stand. Remember, 85 percent of tree stand accidents happen when the hunter is climbing or descending the tree; - Maintain a short tether...

2008-08-10 00:00:19

The Canadian National Railway said it will pursue legal action against the Surface Transportation Board so that it can complete a $300 million deal with U.S. Steel Corp. to buy a 200-mile section of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Co. in suburban Chicago. The Canadian railway said it would take legal action to get the transportation board to finish its review by Dec. 31. The Canadian railway said U.S. Steel will not extend the agreement past this year. The rail line serves U.S....

2008-08-04 15:00:28

By Robert Mitchum, Chicago Tribune Aug. 4--Authorities resumed their search Monday morning for a 13-year-old Chicago boy who presumably drowned Saturday while swimming at a Lake Michigan beach in Indiana. Indiana State Police and officers from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources searched the area of Porter Beach, near Indiana Dunes State Park, where Raphael Palomar disappeared Saturday afternoon, said IDNR Lt. Jerry Shepherd. Though severe weather delayed the search, officials...

2008-07-20 06:00:24

By Lauren Viera, Chicago Tribune Jul. 20--1. BIRDING Loons, vultures, sandpipers, herons, cranes, hawks, grebes ... they all make their home in various pockets of the Lakeshore. Some are here by accident; others come to breed and fly south for the winter. For serious ornithophiles, there's a thorough Birds of the Indiana Dunes checklist on hand at the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center, located in the center of the Lakeshore, which is worth a visit anyhow. 2. BEACHING There are...

2008-07-10 18:00:46

By Susan Erler, The Times, Munster, Ind. Jul. 10--Four area hospitals have joined an exchange system for delivering lab reports and other information online, bypassing traditional mail or courier delivery. The Sisters of St. Francis-affiliated St. Anthony hospitals in Crown Point and Michigan City and St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers in Hammond and Dyer this month became part of the Indiana Health Information Exchange. The central-Indiana based nonprofit corporation's...

2008-07-09 09:01:01

The Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) today announced that Saint Anthony Medical Center, Saint Anthony Memorial and Saint Margaret Mercy are now using its results delivery / clinical messaging service, called the DOCS4DOCS(R) service. These hospitals serve patients in northwest Indiana and make up the Northern Indiana Region of the Sisters of Saint Francis Health Services, Inc. (SSFHS) health system, a charter member of IHIE. Saint Anthony Memorial is located in Michigan...

2008-07-02 09:00:55

BP Alternative Energy has acquired the Whiting Clean Energy facility, a 525MW natural-gas fired combined-cycle cogeneration power plant located in Whiting, Indiana, for $210 million from NiSource. The Whiting Clean Energy facility reportedly provides an efficient and consistent source of steam for BP's Whiting refinery. The acquisition also offers BP the opportunity to sell low-carbon power into the local power market. BP has received all necessary approvals from regulatory authorities...