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Sen Coats Tweets a Top 10 After Russia Ban

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Indiana US Senator Dan Coats continued his tongue-in-cheek response to being banned from Russia in the volley of sanctions between the US and Russia last week.  "In the spirit of Hoosier native @Letterman, here are the top 10 things I...
 

Signals Being Removed from Part of Broadway

Through a partnership with the city of Gary, the Indiana Department of Transportation is removing traffic signals from six intersections on Broadway -- at 16th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Avenues, a stretch of lights just north of where...
 

Feedback Sought on SShore Ext and Triangle Svc

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There was a public meeting at Munster Town Hall over the weekend, and three others are scheduled, all in LaPorte County and all this Wednesday (March 26 th ), on two high-profile transit-related topics in the Region. Northwestern Indiana Regional...
 

Duneland Chamber Names New President

The Duneland Chamber of Commerce has named their new President. Maura Durham, current Membership Marketing Coordinator for the organization, will step into the Chamber's leadership role at the end of this month, according to an announcement from the Duneland Chamber....
 

Over 30 Hurt in CTA Derailment

In Chicago early this morning, a CTA Blue Line train derailed, injuring over thirty people. It happened around 3 am.  The injuries did not appear to be life-threatening according to the latest reports.  Officials say the train jumped a bumping...
 

Gary Police Officer Injured in Crash

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Authorities say a Gary Police officer was injured when a pick-up pulling a small trailer lost control and hit the officer’s squad car. Indiana State Police say a preliminary investigation revealed that just before 8:30 Sunday morning a  motorist who...
 

Work on New Roundabout May Begin Spring 2015

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In Crown Point, it looks like work is about a year away to begin constructing a roundabout that would replace an L-shaped intersection on the north side of the Lake County Government Complex, west of Main Street. A new trailhead...
 

Vigil Held for Slain Lansing Child

In Lansing, a candlelight vigil was held Sunday night to remember a two-year-old girl pronounced dead inside a home in the 179-hundred block of Wildwood Avenue last week. The Cook County Medical Examiners office ruled the death a homicide saying...
 

Sen Donnelly on Bipartisan Delegation Overseas

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Indiana Democratic US Senator Joe Donnelly, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, is on a bipartisan mission in Afghanistan as part of a congressional delegation that also includes stops in Ukraine and Israel. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and...
 

Schererville to Discuss Rail Extension Request

  In Schererville, the Town Council has announced a special meeting scheduled for 5 pm this Wednesday, March 26th, to discuss a request to set aside funds for the proposed South Shore rail expansion. Congressman Pete Visclosky has been asking...
 

Tri-Creek School Projects Moving Ahead

Building projects for Lowell-area schools are progressing.  The Tri-Creek School Board has announced plans to build a three-classroom addition onto Lake Prairie Elementary School and a new transportation center for the south Lake County district. The current facility at Lowell...
   

Lake County Native Star of Dr Oakley: Yukon Vet

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A veterinarian and native of Lake County is the star of a new reality series on the National Geographic Channel. Dr. Michelle Oakley, a 1987 graduate of Munster High School, earned her undergraduate degree in zoology at the University of...
   

MI Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down, 1st License Issued

A federal judge in Michigan has declared the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Michigan residents voted to ban same-sex marriage 10 years ago. The ruling follows a two-week trial that primarily focused on how same-sex parenting affected children. After the...
   

Locate Important Documents Before Storms Hit

As part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security advises Hoosiers to locate important documents before disaster strikes. Having access to these documents can expedite the recovery process.
According to a 2013 survey of Hoosiers, more...
   

Teen Taken Into Custody on Train, Hospitalized

A local teenager was hospitalized after being taken into custody on a South Shore train in Lake County Friday morning. Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation Police Chief Robert Byrd reports shortly before 10 am, passengers alerted the conductor to a person...
   

Public Meeting in Munster on Transit Projects

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There's a public meeting at Munster Town Hall this morning (Sat Mar 22), from 10am to noon, to gather comments on transit-related topics in the Region... including the new LaPorte County “Triangle” service and funding for the Tier II  Environmental...
   

Bishop Ford Ramp to Close for Interchange Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced that weather permitting, repairs to the outbound ramp to 103rd Street and Stony Island Avenue from I-94 (Bishop Ford) will begin Saturday, April 5, 2014.
The work is part of the on-going...
   

Chicago Man Charged in Merrillville Bank Robbery

  A Chicago man has been charged in federal court in connection with a bank robbery in Merrillville Thursday. Court documents say Dexter Howard left the bank in the 84-hundred block of Broadway with just over 28-hundred dollars. The man...

   

Winter's Over, Pothole Problems Continue

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Potholes continue to be a problem in the Region.  Early this morning we received word of serious potholes on Cline Avenue, north and southbound, before the mills, where three to four cars were reportedly pulled over, changing tires.  We also...
   

Ex-Pastor Seeks Shorter Sentence

The former leader of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Jack Schaap is acting as his own attorney as he attempts to get his sentence overturned. The ex-pastor of the megachurch is serving a 12 year sentence in federal prison after...
   

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