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Groundbreaking for Peotone Airport Could be 2016

A south suburban airport in Peotone is moving closer to reality. The secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation speaking before the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation Friday said they hope to break ground in 2016. Illinois has already purchased...

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Trail Networks Growing in the Region

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[Mitch Barloga, NIRPC]
As more and more Region residents hit the trails of northwest Indiana, work continues to connect these paths... connecting communities...and the lakefront counties of Lake, Porter and LaPorte. Mitch Barloga, Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) Transportation...

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Seven Names Suggested for New Region Purdue

Seven names are being considered for what to call the new unified Purdue in northwest Indiana, however the list reportedly isn't final yet. Purdue Calumet in Hammond and Purdue North Central in Westville are undergoing an administrative merger meant to...

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Public Meetings Planned for Valpo Schools Input

At least three public meetings are being planned to get input from the community on what's needed for a 21st Century Education for Valparaiso grade schoolers and high school students. A few weeks ago School Superintendent Michael Berta was asked...

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Munster Police Traffic Advisory

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The Munster Police Department says with the Three Floyds annual event happening today (Saturday April 26) from 9 am to 11 pm, heavy traffic is expected at Three Floyds as well as the area of Calumet Avenue near Centennial Park. ...

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Two-Week Road Closure for RR Crossing Repair

The Town of Griffith reports a two-week road closure is planned for railroad crossing repair.  Town officials say effective 7am Monday April 28th through Sunday May 11th, the Canadian National Railroad crossing at Colfax Avenue will be closed to all...

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Visclosky Announces $1.3 Million for HealthLinc, Inc

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Congressman Pete Visclosky today announced Valparaiso-based HealthLinc will receive over one-point-three million dollars from the US Department of Health and Human Services. The funding will allow HealthLinc to continue providing affordable primary care to their patients, including medical, dental, behavioral...

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Oil Spill Response Training Takes Place Next Week

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On April 28 and 29, Save the Dunes, in partnership with Enbridge, will host a 24-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Training for Wildlife Response led by Focus Wildlife International. The training and coursework will fulfill the OSHA...

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WX Sirens In Kouts Out Until Further Notice

The weather sirens in Kouts are not working due to technical difficulties. Russell Shirely, Director of Porter County's Emergency Management, says the hope is to have them repaired by either Monday or Tuesday.  In case bad weather is expected in...

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Gary Police Officer Injured in Fiery Crash

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A Gary police officer was injured after his vehicle was allegedly involved in a fiery crash on southbound Burr Street overpass Thursday night. The Times reports Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram says the incident occurred...

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