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Nicolini to Resign as Cedar Lake Town Manager

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Cedar Lake Town Manager Ian Nicolini announced today that he is resigning. Nicolini told the Region News Team that he has accepted the position of Town Manager in Speedway, Indiana, in Marion County. Nicolini says the opportunity offers him the...
 

Obamacare May Have Lowered Other Insurance Costs

Love it or hate it - the Affordable Care Act may have lead to lower costs for other forms of insurance. ABC News reports the cost of auto insurance, workers' comp, business liability insurance and several other forms of coverage...
 

Authorites Seek Help to Locate Wanted Sex Offender

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Authorities in LaPorte County are seeking assistance from the public to help locate a wanted sex offender. The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office reports 31 year old James Adams is wanted for failing...
 

McClung Road Reconstruction Beginning in LaPorte

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In LaPorte, officials report the reconstruction of McClung Road is beginning. The project is anticipated to take seven-to-eight months to complete and the road will be totally closed to thru-traffic during construction. The reconstruction will allow improved drainage on McClung...
 

CBS Names Colbert to Replace Retiring Letterman

Speculate no more! David Letterman just announced a week ago that he's going to retire next year and CBS has already found a replacement. ABC News reports Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," has been named as...
 

IN American Water Rate Hike Public Hearing in Gary

A public hearing is scheduled for this evening in Gary on Indiana American Water Company's pending rate case. The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor invites customers to provide written comments or speak at the public field hearing, which will...
 

Judge Grants Request for Munster Same-Sex Couple

A federal judge in Evansville today issued a ruling in favor of a request from a Lake County couple seeking to have their same-sex marriage recognized in Indiana before one of them, who is battling cancer, passes away. U.S. District...
 

IU Raises Its Minimum Wage

While debate continues to rage over whether or not to raise the minimum wage, Indiana University today announced that it is increasing the minimum wage paid to university employees by one-dollar, to $8.25 an hour, effective with the start of...
 

Mixed Reaction to New Teacher Evaluations

One member of the Indiana State Board of Education says the state has to “find a new way to get accurate results” for teachers to continue to improve what's in the classroom, after newly-released teacher evaluations put the vast majority...
 

Tulsa Report Suggests Drew a Possible 'Candidate'

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Is someone eyeing Valpo U head basketball coach Bryce Drew for a new job?  A published report in Oklahoma today, citing unnamed sources, speculates that Valparaiso University head mens basketball coach Bryce Drew may have emerged as a possible candidate...
 

Priest Comments on Griffith Statue

A Catholic priest in Northwest Indiana says we must look for a natural explanation first, like melting snow, in response to what some say looks like a tear-stained cheek on a statue of Mary outside St. Mary Catholic Church in...
   

Ind Dunes Natl Lakeshore Conducts First Spring Burn

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After a brief delay due to a shift in wind direction, the National Park Service on Wednesday conducted the first of six prescribed fires planned this Spring at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Yesterday's Dune Ridge Trail burn involved about 260...
   

Traffic Restrictions Near Valpo Shopping Area

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In Valparaiso, city officials say traffic restrictions will continue for traffic signal upgrades and pedestrian crossing improvements at a busy retail area on the east side of the city.  Work will be concentrated on Harmel Drive on both the north...
   

Hearing Scheduled on Gay Marriage Ban

There's a hearing in federal court downstate today regarding a Lake County couple seeking to have their same-sex marriage recognized in Indiana before one of them, who is battling cancer, passes away. The 37-year-old women, who live in Munster, recently...
   

Michigan City Seeks Input on Lakefront Gateway Plan

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The public is invited to attend an open house on the redevelopment of Michigan City's Lake Michigan lakefront.  City officials say they want to re-establish the city as a pre-eminent lakefront destination community, capitalizing on the diamond-shaped lakefront gateway study...
   

What's Next for ValpoNEXT


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Here's what's next for 'ValpoNEXT'... the city's visioning initiative is inviting the community to continue submitting ideas online at the ValpoNEXT website and Facebook page through this Friday (April 11), with an eye toward the Community Summit event planned for...
   

Inmates Assist in Highway Cleanup

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The Indiana Department of Transportation's annual Spring clean-up event known as Trash Bash is underway and continues through April 27, coinciding with Earth Day. Last year more than 20-thousand bags of trash were collected by INDOT crews, work crews from...
   

NIPSCO Says Call 811 Before You Dig

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With April marking National Safe Digging Month and the start of many outdoor projects, Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) is urging Region residents and businesses to help protect the public from serious risk or injury by calling 811 two...
   

Crash Shutting Down US 35 in Pulaski County

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7am CDT: Region News Team has gotten word of a crash shutting down both directions US 35 just north of Winamac, in the area of County Road 200 North.  Authorities in Pulaski County say a medical helicopter is enroute....
   

Michigan Educators Visit Merrillville

In Merrillville, a group of educators from Michigan are in town. The Michigan Department of Education requested an on-site visit after a recent keynote address delivered by Merrillville school leaders at the Michigan Principals Academy. They visited Salk Elementary on...
   

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