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NWI Forum Names Ennis New President, CEO

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The Northwest Indiana Forum today announced Heather Ennis will be the new President and CEO of the regional economic development organization. Ennis, Executive Director of the Duneland Chamber of Commerce, will be the first woman to lead the group and...
 

Sen Coats Staff Mobile Office Hours in Lake Co

Indiana U.S. Senator Dan Coats today announced that a member of his staff will visit Lake County 10:00 a.m to noon Region Time this Friday, March 7 to meet with local residents and assist Hoosiers experiencing problems with a federal...
 

Extreme Winter Impacts Region Sap

The extreme winter is even having an impact on sap. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Supervisory Park Ranger and Public Information Officer Bruce Rowe says Maple Sugar Time at the National Lakeshore's Chellberg Farm this past weekend was pretty much “frozen...
 

New Critical Care Transport Team Formed

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In Munster, there's a new system in place providing care to critically ill patients as they're being moved to and from facilities. The Adult and Neonatal Critical Care Transport Team was developed by Community Hospital and Prompt Ambulance. Transport team...
 

Work to Build Lake E-911 Network Continues

With four communities yet to sign on and a year-end deadline to meet, worries remain about getting Lake County's E-911 services consolidated as mandated by a state law approved a few years ago. If it doesn't happen by the end...
 

Man Hurt in Snowmobile Crash

In Griffith, a 39-year-old Merrillville man was injured in a snowmobile crash shortly after 6-o'clock Sunday night. Indiana Conservation Officers say the man was operating a snowmobile at a high rate of speed on a local bike trail, before colliding...
 

Renovations Planned for Field Street

In Hammond, the Board of Public Works and Safety has approved the hiring of an engineering firm to design renovations for Field Street on the northwest side of the city. The stretch before Reverend Ar Burns Drive and Tapper Avenue...
 

Crown Point Eyes Comprehensive Bike-Hike Plan

In Crown Point, city officials are working to put together a comprehensive blueprint for bike and hike trails. They've authorized funds for the development of a master plan that will incorporate existing routes, like the Erie-Lackawanna bike trail, into a...
 

Munster Wants to Sync Traffic Lights

The town of Munster is looking at how to best synchronize traffic lights to improve traffic flow on busy Calumet Avenue. The town has commissioned a study to provide data they can use to try to prevent backups, especially north...
 

Police Investigate Homicide

In Gary, police are investigating the shooting death of a 35-year-old Gary man. The Lake County Coroners Office says Paul B. Johnson III sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the 400 block of Marshall Street and was pronounced dead at 4:46...
 

IU Health Starke Hospital Names President

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In Knox, Indiana University Health Starke Hospital has named Craig Felty the new President of the organization.  Felty was previously named Interim Administrator after former Executive Linda Satkoski retired this past December. Prior, Felty served as Executive Director of Patient...
   

Lake Effect Affecting Lake County

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530a -- Lake effect snow along the Indiana Toll Road, US 12/20 in north Lake County this morning.  Slick conditions being reported....
   

New Civil War Exhibit Opens in the Region

The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail’s exhibit, Region United, Nation Divided: Following Lincoln, opened at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond this week and runs through April 30. The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority says the exhibit showcases...
   

NIRPC Panel: For Rail Expansion, Against SB 367

Region planners are moving toward taking a stand against legislation earmarking four-million dollars for the Northwest Indiana RDA to put toward extending the South Shore line to Dyer. Senate Bill 367 closes a tax loophole that makes it possible for...
   

Woman Charged in Infant Son's Death

A 19-year-old Gary woman has been charged in connection with the death of her five-month-old son. Authorities say Siarra Morgan faces eight felony counts. Reports say the child, Syrus Morgan, allegedly suffered severe head injuries and was on life support...
   

Icy Conditions in Northwest Indiana

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We're getting word of icy conditions in northwest Indiana this morning.  The Indiana Department of Transportation reports multiple lane closures on both sides of the Borman Expressway near Burr Street in Gary due to crashes.  [Image/INDOT]...
   

Crash Victim Killed on Same Road as Twin Sister

A Dyer woman killed in a motor-vehicle accident near Crete Thursday morning lost her life on the same roadway her twin sister and friends were fatally struck in a hit-and-run accident eighteen years ago, according to a story in the...
   

Donnelly Welcomes Propane Extension

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Indiana US Senator Joe Donnelly welcomed the announcement that a state of emergency in Indiana has been extended until March 15 to allow propane deliveries to continue without limitations or disruptions.  “As extremely cold weather continues to cause shortages and...
   

4 Teams Selected to Compete to Build IN Portion of Illiana

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The Indiana Finance Authority and INDOT today announced four teams have been selected to compete to design, build, finance, operate and maintain Indiana's portion of the Illiana Corridor and I-65 expansion in Lake County. The four finalists were selected from...
   

Crown Point Woman Honored as Distinguished Hoosier

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O’Day (right) with Indiana Department of Homeland Security Executive Director John Hill.)
A Crown Point woman was recently honored by the Office of Governor Mike Pence as a “Distinguished Hoosier” for...
   

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