Crash near 95th St. Closes the Outbound Dan Ryan


If you have a spouse, family member or friend you know who regularly commutes from Chicago via the Dan Ryan, you might want to tell them to take the Skyway home tonight instead. is reporting an EMS Plan 1...

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Transit Police Tresspass Citation Turns Physical

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A 23 year old Chicago man and his 18 year old girlfriend, formerly of Hobart, are in custody after the man fought with a NICTD officer Monday night. NICTD Transit Police report the man and his girlfriend were walking down...

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Severe Storms Possible Through Wednesday Evening

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Much of Indiana is at risk of seeing strong to severe thunderstorms through tomorrow evening, which is why the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging Hoosiers to be prepared and have a plan. The National Weather Service says the...

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ISP Announce New Twitter Initiative

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Indiana State Police announced today that 13 State Police Districts, including the Lowell Post, will now have a unique Twitter account to complement the existing statewide Twitter handle of @IndStatePolice. The local state police...

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Help Sought to Locate Man Charged with Explosive Device

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Authorities are seeking the public's help to locate a man charged for possession of an explosive device. The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office reports they were called to the 72-hundred block of County Road...

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Fighting Crime with SmartWater CSI

SmartWater CSI has arrived in the Midwest, here in the Region. From across the pond, the Porter County Sheriffs Department is only the second in the US, outside of Florida, to be part of this initiative developed in the...

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Brake and Clutch Supplier Consolidating to N Indiana

An industrial supplier that makes PTO, power take-off, clutches and brakes for lawn tractors, agricultural equipment and diesel engines is consolidating its operations in northern Illinois to northern Indiana, creating up to twenty new jobs by 2018. The Indiana Economic...

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Hurricanes with Female Names Deadlier

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According to a new article from a team of researchers at the University of Illinois, Hurricane Victor will strike more fear into the hearts of Americans than Hurricane Victoria. Hurricanes with feminine names are likely to cause significantly more deaths...

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Day of Service Benefits Local Parks

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Mother Nature was on the side of about 87 Indiana University Health La Porte and Starke colleagues on Friday, who teamed up for the annual Day of Service to improve parks. With sunny weather and temperatures in the 80s, the...

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Boating Mishap Claims Life of VU Law School Alumna

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A 26-year-old Chicago woman who died after a boating mishap on Lake Michigan was a 2012 graduate of the Valparaiso University School of Law, according to the Times today. Officials say Ashley Haws was found by the Coast Guard unconscious...

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