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The Michigan City Street Department and Sanitary District Have Begun Fall Leaf Pickup

my-michigan-city-cover The Street Department and the Sanitary District have begun the fall leaf pickup process. These departments will be covering all areas of the city on a daily basis, Monday through Saturday, until all of the leaves are picked up. All residents are encouraged to rake, blow, and/or place their leaves near the street curb along the front of their property. In addition, compost will be picked up along with the leaves.

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Public Opinions Heard on Proposed South Shore Double Track for Northwest Indiana


The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) held its second Open House Public Hearing at the Blue Chip Casino concerning the proposed Double Track Northwest Indiana project (DT-NWI) on Thursday evening. The event’s purpose was to open the project up to the public so that anyone in the community who has questions about the proposal could ask them.

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Winter Heating Bills Forecasted to Remain Flat Compared to 2016

rot2Each year, NIPSCO and other energy providers across the nation provide a forecast for home heating bills during the upcoming five-month winter heating season. Based on current market price projections for natural gas and assuming normal winter weather, NIPSCO natural gas customers can expect relatively flat bills compared to last year during the same time.

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La Porte Fire Department Opens Its Doors to Community for Annual Open House Awareness Event


The La Porte Fire Department hosted their annual open house, raising awareness to communities about fire safety while having some fun at the same time. On this beautiful Saturday, community fun began with fire station tours, extrication demonstrations, firetruck ladder tours overlooking the city, and a survival life house.

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The Michigan City Police Department Received 30 Portable Breath Test Units from an Indiana Criminal Justice Institute


The Michigan City Police Department received thirty (30) Intoximeters, Inc, Alco-Sensor FST (Portable Breath Test) units from an Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) grant, that Det./Sgt. Ken Havlin applied for. Each Portable Breath Test unit came with 200 breath tubes and other supplies for the units.

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Mark Harbin Enjoys Working With the City of Whiting and Seeing it Develop Over Time

City-of-Whiting-Mark-HarbinIn every city, there are dedicated employees working each day to provide the best experiences for their residents. The City of Whiting is lucky enough to have Mark Harbin, a dedicated public servant, who currently works as the Director of Special Events.

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Work Begins on Calumet Avenue Bridge Project

rot5Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Port Authority are excited to announce the commencement of construction on the Calumet Avenue Bridge.

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Thomas Owens Named the Next Chief of Police for the City of La Porte


Mayor Mark Krentz announced today that Thomas E. Owns will be the next Chief of Police for the City of La Porte. Owens, most recently served as Captain of the midnight shift, Chief Owens has twenty-six (26) years of experience with the La Porte Police.

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South Shore Line Adds to Train Schedule and Increases Capacity for 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

SouthShoreNICTDFor both runners and observers, the South Shore Line invites you to leave your vehicle at one of our convenient stations in Indiana, and take the South Shore Line to Chicago for all Bank of America Chicago Marathon events for near door-to-door service.

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Michigan City Police Department Offers Useful Tips for Trick-or-Treating

Michigan-City-Trick-or-Treat-2016Mayor Ron Meer and Chief Mark Swistek are happy to announce Trick-or-Treating in Michigan City will be Monday, October 31st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Unity Foundation Awards “Power for Good” Grants to Benefit La Porte County Nonprofits

unity-foundation-lpc-2016At its Annual Update Luncheon on September 13, Unity Foundation of La Porte County supported more than 80 local nonprofit projects by awarding more than $137,000 in grant funding.

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