Water Main Break in Valparaiso Closes Road


8:20 am CDT – In Valparaiso this morning, city officials report a water main break has Washington Street closed between Chicago and Erie Streets. That one block is expected to be closed until about 3 this afternoon....

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Major Resurfacing Ahead for Winfield's Main Road

In Winfield, town officials expect to begin taking bids this summer for a major road project on the community's main thoroughfare. About four miles of 109 thAvenue will be resurfaced in both directions. It was already in need of...

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Mississippi Street to Get Temporary Fix

Crews could begin soon making temporary repairs along a rough stretch of Mississippi Street south of US 30 in Merrillville. A surface coat of asphalt to smooth out the rutted surface may be finished by the Fourth of July, according...

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Town Council Approves New Orthodox Cemetery

In Merrillville, the town council has approved a special zoning exception needed for a new Orthodox cemetery. St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church plans to establish the new cemetery on fifteen acres of church property on Mississippi Street near 89th Avenue....

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Participants Vote on ValpoNEXT Ideas


Nearly 250 people attended a community summit at Valparaiso University's Harre Union Wednesday night to talk about the community initiative known as ValpoNEXT – and specifically to give feedback on and prioritize ideas gleaned from over 12-hundred suggestions collected from...

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South Shore Unveils 20-Year Plan


Local officials have unveiled a new roadmap to guide the next two decades of local, state and federal investment into the South Shore. The 20-year Strategic Business Plan, commissioned about a year ago by NICTD and the Northwest Indiana RDA,...

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Korean Pharmaceutical Firm Considers Merrillville

There's word that a Korean pharmaceutical company could open a production facility in Merrillville, its first in the United States. The town's Redevelopment Commission is considering purchasing a building at Ameriplex at the Crossroads, which would be leased by, and...

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Portage PD to Equip Officers with Heroin Antidote

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The Portage Police Department will be the first in the Region to have officers carry kits containing a drug known to reverse the effects of heroin overdoses. A similar pilot program began in Indianapolis in March, and this week New...

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Dog and Cat People Do Have Different Personalities

A new study says "dog people" and "cat people" really do have different personalities. ABC News reports that when it comes down to it...people who make commercials figured this out a long time ago. Dog lovers are more energetic and...

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Chesterton PD Dispatch Switches Over to Porter PD

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In Chesterton, police have announced the department's communications center has moved to Porter. The Times reports personnel will still be available at the Chesterton Police Department most weekdays, from 9am-to-5pm, to accept walk-in traffic, requests for police services, background checks...

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