I guess that's my way of being cute and saying, it's time NW Indiana, or Chicago Southshore if you will, steps up and starts engaging in 2.0 type debate and interaction. No, the nwi message board is not the place! I think only 15 people with about 45 pseudonymns ever even get on that board these days. That was old news.
While the Times and Post are trying to figure out how to engage their readers, and still sell advertising.
I did come across some more active dialogue at Northwest Indiana Quality of Life Council blog, with some real debate for once. Site is a bit touchy since all the posts don't appear on the title page for some reason so you have to dig for articles and then comment once you find them.