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Railroad Safety Grant for LaPorte County

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a grant through their Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program that will improve railroad safety in LaPorte County.

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Shirley Heinze Land Trust Raises Funds to Support Mission at Annual Spring Benefit

2019-heinzeShirley Heinze Land Trust held its annual Spring Benefit on Saturday, May 18th, 2019, at Purdue University Northwest’s Westville campus, with more than 320 supporters and guests in attendance. The event raised funds to support the Trust’s mission to expand and connect natural lands throughout northwestern Indiana, build resiliency for tomorrow's challenges, and increase public access to local nature preserves for inspiration, recreation, and enjoyment.

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St. Catherine Hospital offers family birthing center tours

St. Catherine Hospital offers Family Birthing Center tours for expectant mothers to view our spacious labor and delivery suites, meet the staff and ask questions regarding their stay. Tours are available at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 8 & 29, at the Family Birthing Center, 4321 Fir St., East Chicago. Call 219-703-2020 to schedule your FREE tour. For information on the tours or other health related programs offered by Community Healthcare System, please visit our website at

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Purdue Northwest first in state to offer banking concentration

pnw2019pressreleaseThis fall, Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) College of Business launches a new banking concentration for undergraduate students majoring in Finance. Through a partnership with the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA), the concentration is the first of its kind in Indiana.

PNW and IBA leaders worked for nearly a year on the initiative, which culminated in a $135,000 donation from the IBA. The donation supports a three-year startup of the concentration beginning Fall 2019; at the end of which PNW leaders project the concentration will be self-sustaining.

College of Business Dean Jane Mutchler said with over 100 students already majoring in Finance, the banking concentration will make PNW’s business college a standout statewide.

“Of the 23 institutions in Indiana that offer a bachelor’s degree in finance, none provide...

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La Porte County Public Library offers summer lunches and snacks

Lunch at the Library is out of this world! The La Porte County Public Library’s mission is to be the center of community life with a focus on reading, lifelong learning, and public involvement. With this mission in mind, we are collaborating with La Porte Community School Corporation to nourish young minds and bodies with a Universe of Stories during the Summer Reading Program, and fill empty bellies with nutritious food that will nourish their minds and bodies with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) summer meal program.

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Festival of the Lakes Carnival Mega Pass Now On Sale!


Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks & Recreation and Modern Midways are pleased to announce the return of the carnival Mega Pass for use at the 16th Annual Festival of the Lakes. The Mega Pass is on sale now for $50 each, in person at the Hammond Civic Center Business Office, 5825 S. Sohl Ave., Monday – Friday from 8:30 am. - 4:30 p.m. Pay via cash, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Carnival Mega Passes can also be purchased online at Carnival Mega Passes will also be available on site at the Modern Midways Ticket Booth at Wolf Lake Memorial Park for $60 each. So be sure to purchase your tickets now to take advantage of the $10 savings!

Purchasing a Mega Pass allows unlimited carnival rides during the Festival of the Lakes, July 17-21 from open...

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Downtown Hammond Plans Urban Makeover With Renowned Designers


Jeff Speck, the nationally acclaimed urban designer and author of the 2012 book “Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time,” sees lot of potential in downtown Hammond.

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Indiana State Troopers Reunite Man with Family

Indiana-State-Police-logoTroopers Alissa Partyka and John Landowski were able to reunite a man with family yesterday evening after they had reported him missing on May 13th.

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Community Healthcare System's Stroke & Diabetes Awareness Fair highlights local innovation and healthy living


On Tuesday, nearly 80 booths packed The Center for Visual and Performing Arts for Community Healthcare System’s Stroke and Diabetes Awareness Fair. Participants at the event, sponsored by Community Hospital of Munster and St. Catherine Hospital of East Chicago, enjoyed free screenings that checked blood pressure, pulmonary function, balance, and evaluated stroke risk. 

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Contract for phase I of the Singing Sands Trail awarded by INDOT

my-michigan-city-cover The City of Michigan City is happy to announce that the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has awarded the construction contract for phase I of the long-awaited Singing Sands Trail in Michigan City.

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South Shore Line offers free shuttle service to the beach for another season

SouthShoreNICTD In partnership with the National Park Service and the Dunes Learning Center, the South Shore Line’s (SSL) free shuttle bus service to Miller beaches will resume Memorial Day weekend.

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