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Discovery Cottage Celebrates Earth Day

Group photo with tree

(Photo Courtesy of the Valparaiso Parks Department)

Discovery Cottage, a Valpo Parks Department facility, celebrated Earth Day by having the youth who attend programs there plant a tree. Park Horticulturist Julia Plumb assisted the kids in learning about the tree,...

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NRA Blasts Opponents at Convention in Indy

The National Rifle Association says it's fighting back against the liberal media ... pro gun-control politicians ... and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. At the annual NRA convention ... taking place in Indianapolis today ... NRA Vice President Wayne...

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Erie Lackawanna Trailhead at Summit St to Close Monday

Beginning on Monday the Erie Lackawanna trail-head at the Summit Street location will be closed through Wednesday, April 30 th, and weather permitting, would reopen again on May 1 st. City of Crown Point Parks Director Jennie Burgess...

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Northwestern Football Players Votes Sealed

We won't know how Northwestern University's football players voted on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes ... for a while. Alan Cubbage, Vice President, Northwestern University Relations, says the ballot boxes will be sealed for weeks...

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Fatal West Lafayette Apt Fire Under Investigation

An apartment fire in West Lafayette early Thursday that resulted in one fatality remains under investigation. City of West Lafayette Fire Chief Timothy Heath says the fire is not considered to be suspicious. The identity of the...

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South Bend Airport Becoming International

St. Joseph County Airport Authority Board President Tom Botkin announced this week that South Bend Airport is becoming South Bend International. The Airport team, in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is working to build two distinct facilities; a...

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Power Outage in Valparaiso

There's a power outage in Valparaiso this morning.  Northern Indiana Public Service Company is reporting about 15-hundred customers without electricity at this hour, with the first reported outage shortly after 7:30 am.  No word at this time on the cause. ...

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Region Police Taking Part in Drug Take Back Day

 Law enforcement around the Region, including the Indiana State Police Lowell Post, Valparaiso, Michigan City, Portage Police and LaPorte County Sheriffs Department are taking part in the eighth nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative tomorrow, Saturday April 26th, 10...

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East Chicago May Pledge 5 Percent to S Shore Expansion

The City of East Chicago is contemplating pledging five-percent of its share of a new Lake County income tax toward extending the South Shore line eight miles south, from Hammond to Dyer. After discussion at a workshop meeting Thursday, a...

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Illinois Residents Rate Their State as Worst Place to Live

One in four Illinois residents (25%) say the state is the worst place to live, followed by 17% each in Rhode Island and Connecticut, according to a newly-released Gallup Poll.   When asked to rate their state as a place to...

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