Trees Being Removed, Replaced at Wicker Park

A Region golf course known for its tree-lined holes is losing hundreds of those trees to an exotic beetle. In Highland, an estimated 550 ash trees at Wicker Park have been infested by the Emerald Ash Borer. About a-hundred trees...

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Council Ends Work-Release to Fund Jail Mandate

The Lake County Council has voted to end the Lake County Sheriff's work-release program and lay off its nearly thirty employees, so the county can fund a federal Department of Justice mandate that requires hiring 24 additional corrections officers and...

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Car Sale Event to Benefit Region Boys Girls Clubs


Region residents who purchase a new or used vehicle this weekend will also be helping the Boys and Girls Clubs across the region.  Participating dealers of the Northwest Indiana Auto Trade Association are having their annual "Spring Sale" fundraiser event...

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48th Annual IU Northwest Commencement in Gary

IU Northwest

Indiana University Northwest will be holding their 48 thAnnual Commencement tomorrow at the Genesis Center in Gary. The ceremony begins at 4pm and is expected to last about two-hours. Tickets are not required to attend the Commencement. University officials...

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Valparaiso PD Holds Memorial Service for Police Week

Mayor at Valpo PD Memorial

(Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas at Wednesday Police Memorial)

The Valparaiso Police Department Honor Guard presented the colors at the start of this afternoon's Memorial Service ceremony which was hasten by a constant rain that fell when the program started around...

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Fatal Crash on 231 in Jasper County

Jasper Co Sheriff Dept

A 40 year old Rensselaer woman died as the result of injuries sustained Tuesday evening in a multiple vehicle crash on US 231, about ten miles north of Rensselaer. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office reports an investigation revealed a Camaro...

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Portage Twp Food Pantry Blessed by Girl Scout Donation


(Photo Courtesy of the Portage Twp Food Pantry. Front: Judy Mollway,
Pantry Board President; Colleen Reister, and Krysten Rebeck. Back:
Amelia Lara, Director of Pantry Volunteers; and Jane Reister.)

The Portage Food Pantry is thanking a local Girl Scout troop...

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Pence to Announce Plan to Cover Uninsured on Thursday

Gov Mike Pence

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is scheduled tomorrow to announce the state's plan to expand the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) as an alternative to Medicaid to cover uninsured individuals. Governor Pence has been seeking approval from the federal government to expand...

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New ICD Trial for Use in MRI's at Porter Regional Hospital


Porter Regional Hospital today announced they are the first hospital in northwest Indiana/Chicagoland and one of only 35 sites chosen in the US to participate in a trial to implant the new Iforia implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, for use...

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Free VITA Tax Filing Sets New Record

United Way of Porter County

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program or VITA, hosted by the United Way of Porter County, achieved a new record of 538 returns completed for the 2013 tax year, a 76 percent increase from the previous year. George Kuebler, VITA...

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