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Porter County Property Tax Bills Mailed Out

In Porter County, property tax bills are in the mail. They were sent out this week, marking the fifth year in a row they went out on time. Property taxes in Porter County are due May 12th and November 10th...
 

Indiana Leads US in SpendingTransparency

A newly-released report says Indiana's state government website is the best in the country where transparency is concerned. According to the US Public Interest Research Group, Indiana's online transparency portal leads the nation for posting detailed information on state expenditures,...
 

IN Dept of Revenue Offers Tax Tips Before Deadline

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Hoosiers who have not yet filed their tax returns have only a few more days to do so before the April 15 th deadline. Indiana Department of Revenue Spokesperson Chetrice (Shah-treece) Mosley told the Region News Team the best way...
 

Food Bank of NWI to Receive an Egg-Cellent Donation

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In advance of the Easter holiday, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana on Wednesday, April 16 th , will be receiving a special delivery of over 68-hundred dozen eggs. The donation is being made possible by America's Egg Farmers in...
 

US 35 Closing Monday North of Winamac

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Part of US 35, north of Winamac, will be closed for two weeks starting on Monday. INDOT reports US 35 will be closed, between County Road 800 South and County Road 900 South, about two-miles south of State Road 10....
 

Wanted LaPorte Co Sex Offender Surrenders Himself

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A 31 year old wanted sex offender who was wanted for failing to register and who had not been seen or heard from since he last registered in mid-February is now in...
 

Tax Fraud Gets Schererville Doctor One Year in Prison

An ear, nose and throat surgeon in Schererville will spend one year and a day in prison and must pay over 540-thousand dollars in restitution to the IRS after being sentenced for not collecting and paying employment taxes. The Times...
 

Lake Co Salvation Army: Wills/Estate Planning Critical

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The Salvation Army of Lake County is reminding residents of the importance of wills and estate planning. On Tuesday, local Estate Planing Attorney and Salvation Army Advisory Board Member, Gary Bonk,...

 

Gov Pence Trade Mission to Germany

Indiana Governor Mike Pence, First Lady Karen Pence and state officials are getting raedy to travel to Germany on Saturday on an economic development mission. The Governor's office says the trip is meant to bring jobs and investment to Indiana. ...
 

Anniversary of Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak

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On a balmy day nearly fifty years ago the Hoosier state was part of one of the worst tornado outbreaks ever to hit the Midwest. Palm Sunday, forty-nine years ago today, April 11, 1965, 47 tornadoes, all during the late...
 

Tech Firm Plans Expansion in Indiana

A tech firm in the "Internet of Things" (IoT) industry has announced plans to expand its operations near Indianapolis, creating up to forty new jobs by 2017.  Mesh Systems in Carmel plans to hire software engineers, IT professionals, project managers...
   

Ruling Doesn't Affect Other Gay Marriage Lawsuits

A federal judge in Evansville Thursday ruled 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 terminally ill, passes away. Officials say the decision...
   

Ribbon Cutting for The Conduit Center

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A one-of-kind community center in Chesterton that is destined to become a safe haven for those dealing with alcohol or drug abuse is having a ribbon cutting/open house hosted by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce today (Fri Apr 11).  Frontline...
   

Gary Mayor Against Water Rate Increase

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson was among speaking out against a proposed water rate hike that would mean an increase of about 17-percent for Northwest Indiana customers. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission held a public field hearing at Gary City Hall...
   

East Chicago High Schooler a Hero

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A Lake County high schooler is being hailed as a hero. Class president and East Chicago High School football captain Keon Kendall Brown not only got his siblings to safety, his brother and sister, but also helped rescue a five-year-old...
   

Firm to Study Sports Complex Idea for Former Sears

In Calumet City, the city council has voted to hire a firm to study the idea of turning a now-vacant well-known department store building into an indoor community sports complex. There's been recent discussion on possibly putting indoor soccer or...
   

Chair’ish the Children Contest Exhibit Now on Display

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There are always plenty of things to see at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond just be careful not to sit on one of the recently unveiled exhibits.  To help raise awareness for National Child Abuse Prevention month the Welcome...
   

Second Man Killed in Late March Crash in Gary Identified

The Lake County Coroner's Office today identified the second of two men pronounced dead at the scene of a fiery crash on 5 th Avenue/ US 12-20 at Calhoun Street in Gary last month. On March 27 th , the...
   

Volunteers Present $91,300 Check to St. Margaret Health

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On Wednesday, Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Dyer and Hammond Volunteer Services President Deby Stevenson presented hospital president Thomas Gryzbek a check for 91-thousand-300-dollars during an annual volunteers' recognition luncheon in Schererville. Volunteers raised the...
   

Air Force to Donnelly: Spike in Military Suicides

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Indiana US Senator Joe Donnelly today, during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, questioned Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh and Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James about military mental health...
   

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