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Dangerous Swimming Conditions Expected

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service offices in Chicago and Northern Indiana say dangerous swimming conditions are expected in Lake Michigan through Thursday morning.  High waves, possibly up to eleven feet in some areas, and strong rip currents and structural...

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Filing Opens for Tri-Creek School Board Elections

The Tri-Creek School Corporation in Lowell announces the filing period for those interested in running for Tri-Creek School Corporation's Board of School Trustees in the upcoming election opens today (Wednesday, July 23, 2014) and continues through 12 noon Friday, August...

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Driver on Bishop Ford Freeway Dies After Tire Hits Car

Illinois State Police say a woman driving on the inbound Bishop Ford Freeway died after a tire flew off a vehicle from the outbound side of the highway and struck her car. Authorities say the accident happened at about 6-o'clock...

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Accident on Inbound Bishop Ford

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An accident, with a serious injury reported, is causing lengthy delays for Indiana motorists trying to commute to downtown Chicago via I-94.  The accident scene, located just after the steel bridge on the inbound Bishop Ford Freeway, was blocking the...

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Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative in Gary

More than two-hundred community leaders gathered at the Genesis Convention Center in downtown Gary Tuesday for first day of the two-day Strong Cities, Strong Communities, Strong Northwest Indiana symposium. Gary was chosen in a competitive selection process to be one...

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Dillinger Museum Closes, Readies for Move

 Tuesday was the last day for the John Dillinger Museum at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. As the museum is being readied for its move to the old historic Lake County Courthouse on the square in downtown Crown...

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'Kids Count' Report Shows Improvement in Indiana

New data finds Indiana children are making strides in education, but high rates of child poverty continue to persist.

An annual state-by-state snapshot of child well-being, the 2014 Kids Count Data Book ranks Indiana 27th nationally, up three spots from...

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Field Agents Conducting Cyclical Reassessments

Representatives from county and township assessor's offices are out physically inspecting parcels as part of the four-year Cyclical Reassessment mandated by Indiana state law. Assessment Specialist with the Porter County Assessor's Office, Sheila Paxson, told the Region News Team the...

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1st Babies at New Community Hospital Birthing Center

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(Photos Courtesy of Munster Community Hospital.
Above: Joyce McNeal, Tim and Kamryn Zlotkowski.
Below: Dan, Megan and Logan Omarrah.)

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Munster Community Hospital opened its new addition earlier this month, a 34-million dollar expansion called Parkview Tower that features a family birthing...

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New Study Finds Beef Production Harmful to the Earth

A new study says beef production is much more harmful to the earth than the production of other animal proteins. ABC News reports the study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that compared to pork,...

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