SR 2 and US 231 Closures for Chip/Fog Seal Work

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)  says road work next week will have some well-known local roadways closed for a few days.  INDOT says the planned closures of State Road 2, between Valparaiso and Hebron, and U.S. 231, between Hebron...

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Valparaiso Road Closure


Valparaiso city officials announcing an emergency road closure this morning:  One block of Elmhurst Avenue between Chestnut Street and Prospect Avenue is closed through 3:30 this afternoon (Thursday August 7) for emergency water service replacement.  The official detour is one...

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Rush Named First Female Chief Justice of Indiana


The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission on Wednesday unanimously chose Justice Loretta Rush as the next Chief Justice of Indiana. Rush, the first female to be named Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, is expected to take office later this...

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McDermott Announces Plans to Run for 4th Term

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Democrat Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr has announced plans to run for a fourth term. At the same time, the Times today reports McDermott didn't rule out running for governor if former Governor Evan Bayh ultimately decides not to.  There's...

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Applications Accepted for Community Projects


The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) is accepting applications for Innovative Community Collaboration projects. The program will provide up to $100,000 in total funding to one or more grant applications featuring partnerships between a community action agency and...

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Community Mourns Fallen New Carlisle Firefighter


The New Carlisle Fire Department together with family members, friends and community are mourning the death of New Carlisle Assistant Fire Chief , 41-year-old Jamie Middlebrook. LaPorte County Coroner John Sullivan told the Region News Team that Middlebrook's body was...

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NW Ind Symphony Orchestra to Perform at Central Pk Plaza


VALPARAISO -The public is invited to “Symphony Under the Stars”, a free concert featuring the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., August 7, at Central Park Plaza, 64 Lafayette St. in Valparaiso.  Under the direction of Kirk Muspratt –...

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Kouts PD, Community Working for Common Goals

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Recently the Kouts Police Department assigned one of their part-time officers to be a Public Relations Officer. During a recent Region News Makers interview, Kouts Police Chief Jim Smith told the Region News Team Corp....

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Walgreen's Decides to Stay in the USA

Walgreen's has decided to stay in the U.S. as many companies consider a more profitable tax inversion. ABC News reports Illinois Senator Dick Durbin applauded Walgreen's decision, and hopes it's model to other companies considering moving their headquarters overseas. Durbin...

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HEC Releases Study on Environmental Injustices in NWI

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The Hoosier Environmental Council today released a study on environmental injustices facing northwest Indiana, focusing on the communities of East Chicago, Gary and Hammond, showing serious inequities, new on-the-ground concerns and little recourse for citizens.

According to the report these...

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