No Print Week Encouraged

Pause before hitting print – as part of Earth Day and Earth Week events, leaders in Illinois are asking state employees and other residents to make it ‘No Print Week,’ to help reduce unnecessary paper use. Mike Claffey with the...

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East Chicago Schools Discuss Consolidation Plans

Additional public meetings are coming up tonight (Thursday April 24) and Monday (April 28) on realignment and consolidation plans being discussed in the School City of East Chicago Proposals include closing Washington Elementary and redrawing boundaries. The East Chicago School...

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East Chicago to Discuss South Shore Expansion Funds

The City of East Chicago is planning to discuss at a workshop meeting today whether or not to pledge funds to extending the South Shore line eight miles south, from Hammond to Dyer. East Chicago is the largest city in...

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New Orthodox Cemetery Planned in Merrillville

In Merrillville, the town's Board of Zoning Appeals has granted a special exception needed for a new Orthodox cemetery and the request next goes before the Town Council. St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church is proposing to establish the new cemetery...

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Former School Official to Plead Guilty

A former business manager for the Lake Ridge Schools in Lake County is scheduled to plead guilty in Hammond Federal Court to charges of theft and tax evasion after being accused of embezzling more than 134-thousand dollars from the school...

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Canadian RR Depot Moving to Porter Co Career/Tech Center


A May 1st press conference is scheduled to kick off the public fund raising campaign to secure funds to restore and renovate the old three-thousand square-foot Canadian National Railroad Depot in Valparaiso, which is anticipated to moved this summer onto...

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$20 Million Loan Approved for Lake Co E-911 Service


In Lake County, commissioners today unanimously approved borrowing 20-million dollars to cover the launch of the state-mandated consolidation of E-911. The funds will be used for construction and equipment cost, which includes putting together the primary call center in Crown...

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Semi Rolls Over Blocking Toll Road Ramp

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(Photos Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)

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The ramp from I-80 eastbound to the Indiana Toll Road was closed for about two-hours this afternoon due to a rolled over semi. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports a preliminary investigation...

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Indianapolis Blvd Lift Bridge in EC Now Open


In East Chicago, INDOT reports the Indianapolis Boulevard lift bridge is now open to traffic. The bridge had been closed since Tuesday evening to replace downed power lines that were knocked down by a barge....

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AUDIO: Abate of Porter Co Highway Clean Up

There is a highway cleanup event taing place this Saturday so be alert for volunteers wearing safety vests along State Road 49.  To hear Mike Summers interview Cathy Szymanski of Abate Porter County, click News Audio On Demand at

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