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Protective Coating on Glass Floor of Willis Tower Cracks

Scary moments for some visitors at the Willis Tower in Chicago. ABC News reports the suspended glass floor started to crack 103 floors up. A spokesman for the Willis Tower says what cracked was a protective coating on the glass...

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Pence Keynotes Lakeshore Chamber Luncheon

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence was the keynote speaker today at the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Hammond. Earlier today, Governor Pence joined executives from Alcoa, a global aerospace manufacturer, to announce the company's plans...

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Three Charged with Felony Child Neglect

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Three Portage residents were arrested on Wednesday and charged with felony child neglect and maintaining a common nuisance. Portage Police report they were called to a trailer in the two-hundred block of Wade Place, just after 2pm, to assist the...

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Alcoa Announces Expansion and Hundreds of New Jobs

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence and LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo today joined executives from Alcoa, a global aerospace manufacturer, to announce the company's plans to expand its operations in LaPorte, creating up to 329 new jobs by 2019. Alcoa will invest...

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Man Charged With Assault on Gary-Hobart Bike Path

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An 18 year old Gary man has been charged with attacking a woman on a bike path near the Gary-Hobart border earlier this month. Gary Police report the victim viewed a photographic display and positively identified a photograph of Devonta...

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Chicago Native to Announce Run for Mayor of Gary

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The founder of National Block Club University, a Chicago-based non-profit, is planning on running for mayor of Gary in 2015. The Times reports Syron “Sy” Smith, a native of Chicago, will announce his run on Sunday afternoon in Gary. According...

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Obesity Numbers World-Wide Growing Dramatically

Obesity isn't just an American problem. A new study says the numbers are surging around the world. ABC News reports the world is now home to 2.1 billion overweight and obese people - a number that's grown dramatically over the...

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Water Main Break in Valparaiso Closes Road

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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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