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Enviro-Friendly Rain Barrels Coming to Valparaiso

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They not only save residents money by providing "free" water for plants, rain barrels also help cut down on the amount of stormwater runoff that taxes storm sewers.  And now the City of Valparaiso is offering a limited number of...
 

IYI to Host Forum on Child Well-Being in Lake County

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According to the Indiana Youth Institute's "Kids Count in Indiana Data Book", child poverty in lake County is higher than the state's average.  Lake County Parents and guardians who may be concerned with child well-being and finding resources to help...
 

Police Respond to a Fatal Traffic Accident in Whiting

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A 12 year-old Whiting boy, who witnesses say was attempting to cross a busy Whiting street, was reportedly struck and killed by a semi truck.  Indiana State Police at the request of the Whiting Chief of Police are investigating the...

 

Lake County Jail Receives Healthcare Accreditation

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Any doubts about the medical and mental health conditions and treatment improvements at the Lake County Jail can be put to rest as the jail has just received healthcare accreditation.  Sheriff John Buncich says he's proud of the accomplishment and...
 

Sobriety Checkpoint in Lake County this Weekend


The Lake County Indiana DUI Taskforce announces that they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the Hobart area sometime over the Easter Holiday weekend.  According to the Taskforce, the goal of these checkpoints are to remove impaired drivers from...
 

Pitt Bull Attack in East Chicago Puts Boy in Hospital


East Chicago police are investigating an incident where two pit bulls attacked and put a nine year-old East Chicago boy in the hospital.  Mark Becker East Chicago Chief of Police says officers responded to a report of a dog bite...
 

Late Winter Could Lead to Harsh Allergy Season

It is probably safe to say that warmer weekends are in sight in Northwest Indiana.  Though, unfortunately for allergy sufferers the late, winter delayed start to the pollen season could mean a harsh allergy season.  That's because both trees and...
 

Purdue Calumet Professor to Talk on Russia Ukraine

Concerned about recent events in the Crimea concerning Russia?  A professor at Purdue Calumet will discuss the implications during a presentaion next week.  The presentation titled, "Russia and Ukraine:  Shades of the Cold War of Brave New World?" to be...
 

Hospital Offers Healthy Fun Approach to Breast Health

Most women dread what has become a routine chapter in their lives--going in for a Mammogram.  But now one region hospital is turning it into a party.
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Indiana University Health Starke Hospital says next month they'll be hosting what...

 

Prescribed Fire Planned Thursday in Gary Area

Residents and motorists passing through the area may see smoke from the Indiana Tollroad, I-65 and I-94 in Gary on Thursday, April 17, 2014, due to a prescribed fire.  The fire staff of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore says they...
 

Mayor Brings Up 'Unigov' in Times Roundtable

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About thirty years ago, the concept of a local 'Unigov' was bandied about, a single Lake County city called “Metrolake”, but the idea didn't have much staying power. However, just recently Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr sat down with The...

   

Lake County Property Tax Bills Due May 12

Lake County Treasurer John Petalas says property tax bills will be due May 12th , 2014, and can be paid through a variety of methods, including at the main office in Crown Point, satellite offices in Gary and Hammond, online...
   

Indiana Graduation Rate Data Released

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State school officials say the overall graduation rate for 2013 is largely the same as the year before. But State School Superintendent Glenda Ritz says "when you dig into the data it becomes clear"...
   

Lake Co Intersection Being Dedicated to Fallen Officer

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In south Lake County, officials from Lowell, the Lake County Sheriffs Department and Lake County Fraternal Order of Police will be among those gathering early month to dedicate an intersection on the western edge of Lowell to a Lake County...
   

Indiana Company Makes Hovercraft Used in Rescue

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Hovercraft made by an Indiana company have been used in rescue and recovery efforts in the state of Washington following last month's deadly mudslide there. Neoteric Hovercraft is located in Terre Haute. The company says since the hovercraft fly nine inches...

   

Lowell Commits Funds to South Shore Expansion

The Lowell Town Council has narrowly approved pledging funds toward extending the South Shore line to south Lake County. The vote this week was three-to-two to commit 15-percent of the municipality's share of a new income tax in Lake County...
   

German Auto Components Supplier Expanding in the Region

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A German auto components supplier has announced plans to expand in the Region, creating up to 52 new jobs by 2016.  Jaeger-Unitek in La Porte  serves Asian, European and American automakers, specializing in components used in window, door and sunroof...
   

Interstate Closed for 14 Hours After Hazmat Crash

Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post say a truck crash and the chemical spill that followed shut down I-65 in Jasper County for 14 hours. Monday night at approximately 9:39 p.m. (CST), officers from the Indiana State Police responded...

   

Over 40 Region Schools on Four-Star List

Three-hundred-eleven schools across Indiana have have made the Four-Star list for 2012-2013, including over forty in northwest Indiana.   Seven are part of Crown Point Community Schools, and seven are schools in the Diocese of Gary, six are Valparaiso Schools, and...
   

Senators Urging to End Russian Defense Contracts

Indiana Senator Dan Coats joined 10 other colleagues in writing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging to end Russian defense contracts.
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Senator Coats,(photo) a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says the letter also asks Secretary Kerry...
   

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