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INDOT Public Information Meeting on US 30 Study

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says it is hosting seven public information meetings this month as it continues the Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL) studies along the U.S. 30 and U.S. 31 corridors in northern Indiana. The ProPEL studies span 180 miles across 12 counties and include U.S. 30 from Valparaiso to the Indiana/Ohio […]

Northwest Indiana, Much of State Considered Abnormally Dry

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor Map released Thursday June 1, 2023, now shows all of Northwest Indiana and much of the state as Abnormally Dry. The only counties in the Hoosier state not classified in any drought category at this time are in eastern and southwestern Indiana. In Illinois, a large portion of Cook County […]

Fire Department: Homeowner Alerted by CO Detector

In Porter County, Liberty Township Volunteer Fire says a late-night call last week for a carbon monoxide alarm sent a person to the hospital after high levels of toxic gas were detected inside the residence. The news release said firefighters also rescued a dog who was still inside. While on scene investigating, firefighters say they […]

Valparaiso to Host Neighborhood Workshop

In Valparaiso, the city is hosting a workshop in June to promote neighborhood engagement. A release from the city says neighborhood workshops provide an opportunity for neighborhood representatives to connect, learn from each other and become more familiar with available neighborhood services. The June agenda includes an introduction to Police Chief Andrew McIntyre and a […]

Valparaiso Shares Downtown Project Plan

In Valparaiso, the city is sharing staging details on major upcoming downtown projects and related infrastructure improvements to enhance sidewalks, streetscape and underground utilities. “We are excited to see these projects begin and have worked hard to ensure their designs complement the existing character of downtown. We’ve also planned thoughtfully to minimize disruption during the […]


Volunteers Sought to Help Place Flags at Military Gravesites Ahead of Memorial Day

In Hobart, American Legion Post 54 is looking for volunteers to help place flags on military veterans graves at Evergreen Cemetery ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. Dress casual and bring gloves if you have them, and, if anyone has extra screwdrivers to bring those, too, to poke a starter hole in the ground to […]

Safety Message from Porter County Bomb Squad

The Porter County Sheriffs Office has issued a news release advising residents to call the local jurisdiction if a citizen finds anything that resembles a military ordnance. Sheriffs Police say there has been a recent increase of calls for service of citizens locating explosives in the past few years, whether by accident or intentionally, for […]

State Road 2 Closure Between Valparaiso and Westville

In Porter County, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says a stretch of State Road 2 between Valparaiso and Westville will be closed through early August starting next week for a structure replacement at West Branch Crooked Creek. The closure between County Roads East 400 North and North 575 East is scheduled to begin on […]

Crown Point Fire Rescue Wraps Up Third Annual Dive Week

With summer approaching, Crown Point Fire Rescue on Friday wrapped up its third annual Dive Week, which brought together several agencies, including Cedar Lake, Hobart, and Merrillville Fire departments, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and Indiana District 1 MABAS 207 USAR/Technical Rescue. The training kicked off at Crown Point High School on Monday, where […]

Food Bank of NWI Unveils New Freezer at Merrillville Facility

In Merrillville, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana expanded their facility on Broadway recently with a new freezer that can hold an additional three truckloads of product, or over 100,000 pounds of food. Donors, board members, staff and community partners cheered as Nigel Jefferson, Lead Receiver at the Food Bank, drove in the first pallet […]