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Mayor Brings Up 'Unigov' in Times Roundtable

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About thirty years ago, the concept of a local 'Unigov' was bandied about, a single Lake County city called “Metrolake”, but the idea didn't have much staying power. However, just recently Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr sat down with The...

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Lake County Property Tax Bills Due May 12

Lake County Treasurer John Petalas says property tax bills will be due May 12th , 2014, and can be paid through a variety of methods, including at the main office in Crown Point, satellite offices in Gary and Hammond, online...

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Indiana Graduation Rate Data Released

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State school officials say the overall graduation rate for 2013 is largely the same as the year before. But State School Superintendent Glenda Ritz says "when you dig into the data it becomes clear"...

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Lake Co Intersection Being Dedicated to Fallen Officer

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In south Lake County, officials from Lowell, the Lake County Sheriffs Department and Lake County Fraternal Order of Police will be among those gathering early next month to dedicate an intersection on the western edge of Lowell to a Lake...

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Indiana Company Makes Hovercraft Used in Rescue

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Hovercraft made by an Indiana company have been used in rescue and recovery efforts in the state of Washington following last month's deadly mudslide there. Neoteric Hovercraft is located in Terre Haute. The company says since the hovercraft fly nine...

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Lowell Commits Funds to South Shore Expansion

The Lowell Town Council has narrowly approved pledging funds toward extending the South Shore line to south Lake County. The vote this week was three-to-two to commit 15-percent of the municipality's share of a new income tax in Lake County...

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German Auto Components Supplier Expanding in the Region

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A German auto components supplier has announced plans to expand in the Region, creating up to 52 new jobs by 2016.  Jaeger-Unitek in La Porte  serves Asian, European and American automakers, specializing in components used in window, door and sunroof...

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Interstate Closed for 14 Hours After Hazmat Crash

Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post say a truck crash and the chemical spill that followed shut down I-65 in Jasper County for 14 hours. Monday night at approximately 9:39 p.m. (CST), officers from the Indiana State Police responded

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Over 40 Region Schools on Four-Star List

Three-hundred-eleven schools across Indiana have have made the Four-Star list for 2012-2013, including over forty in northwest Indiana.   Seven are part of Crown Point Community Schools, and seven are schools in the Diocese of Gary, six are Valparaiso Schools, and...

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Tens of Thousands Lose Power in Winter Storm

Approximately 34-thousand customers across Northern Indiana Public Service Company's territory were without power early today, as heavy, wet snow and high winds packed a punch in the latest winter storm to hit Northwest Indiana. As of 10 am that number...

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