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No Print Week Encouraged

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Pause before hitting print – as part of Earth Day and Earth Week events, leaders in Illinois are asking state employees and other residents to make it ‘No Print Week,’ to help reduce unnecessary paper use. Mike Claffey with the...

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East Chicago Schools Discuss Consolidation Plans

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Additional public meetings are coming up tonight (Thursday April 24) and Monday (April 28) on realignment and consolidation plans being discussed in the School City of East Chicago Proposals include closing Washington Elementary and redrawing boundaries. The East Chicago School...

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East Chicago to Discuss South Shore Expansion Funds

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The City of East Chicago is planning to discuss at a workshop meeting today whether or not to pledge funds to extending the South Shore line eight miles south, from Hammond to Dyer. East Chicago is the largest city in...

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New Orthodox Cemetery Planned in Merrillville

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In Merrillville, the town's Board of Zoning Appeals has granted a special exception needed for a new Orthodox cemetery and the request next goes before the Town Council. St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church is proposing to establish the new cemetery...

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Former School Official to Plead Guilty

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A former business manager for the Lake Ridge Schools in Lake County is scheduled to plead guilty in Hammond Federal Court to charges of theft and tax evasion after being accused of embezzling more than 134-thousand dollars from the school...

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Canadian RR Depot Moving to Porter Co Career/Tech Center

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A May 1st press conference is scheduled to kick off the public fund raising campaign to secure funds to restore and renovate the old three-thousand square-foot Canadian National Railroad Depot in Valparaiso, which is anticipated to moved this summer onto...

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$20 Million Loan Approved for Lake Co E-911 Service

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In Lake County, commissioners today unanimously approved borrowing 20-million dollars to cover the launch of the state-mandated consolidation of E-911. The funds will be used for construction and equipment cost, which includes putting together the primary call center in Crown...

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Semi Rolls Over Blocking Toll Road Ramp

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The ramp from I-80 eastbound to the Indiana Toll Road was closed for about two-hours this afternoon due to a rolled over semi. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports a preliminary investigation...

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Indianapolis Blvd Lift Bridge in EC Now Open

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In East Chicago, INDOT reports the Indianapolis Boulevard lift bridge is now open to traffic. The bridge had been closed since Tuesday evening to replace downed power lines that were knocked down by a barge....

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AUDIO: Abate of Porter Co Highway Clean Up

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There is a highway cleanup event taing place this Saturday so be alert for volunteers wearing safety vests along State Road 49.  To hear Mike Summers interview Cathy Szymanski of Abate Porter County, click News Audio On Demand at http://regionnewsteam.com/ ...

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No Injures in 2nd Floor Residential Apt Fire in Valpo

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The cause and origin of a second floor residential apartment fire in Valparaiso is under investigation. Valparaiso Fire Department Battalion Chief Mark Bottorff told the Region News Team they received the call just before noon today and spent about an...

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Family Displaced After Mobile Home Fire in Portage

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No one was injured but the family dog lost its life after a fire this morning at the only mobile home left in the Evergreen Mobile Home Park in Portage. Portage Assistant Fire Chief Dan...

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Two Lake Co Residents Charged with Armed Robbery

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The second of two people wanted for robbing a Lafayette man last month at gunpoint was arrested last week in Hammond by the US Marshals Service and Hammond Police. Indiana State Police...

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Controlled Burn at Hoosier Prairie

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A controlled burn is taking place this afternoon in Hoosier Prairie. An Indiana DNR Spokesperson told the Region News Team the controlled burn began about 11:30am will continue for the next couple of hours, depending on the weather conditions, so...

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New Editor Named at Times Media Company

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Bob Heisse; William Nangle
A veteran media industry manager has been named editor of The Times Media Company. Bob Heisse, executive editor of The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Illinois, will begin his new role May 12th. He replaces longtime executive...

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Traffic Slow on Interstate 94 Porter County

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Slow-moving traffic on Interstate 94 during the midday hours in Porter County today.  The Indiana Department of Transportation reports between Exit 19: IN 249 (Portage) and Exit 26: IN 49 (Chesterton) look out for emergency maintenance activities. Look out for...

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Strack and Van Til Celebrates Environmental Honor

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A well-known name in the Region grocery store industry held a special celebration on Earth Day to mark an environmental milestone for the company. The new Strack and Van Til in Cedar Lake has been awarded LEED Silver Certification from...

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Work Continues on Valpo Central Park Expansion

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City officials are hoping construction can begin this fall to expand Central Park Plaza in downtown Valparaiso. According to preliminary plans, Lafayette Street between the current park area and a new ice skating rink and activities center will remain open...

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Winfield Discusses Details for Town Marshal Position

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The town of Winfield continues to work out the details for eventually having their first Town Marshal. In February, council members established the position, and this week, gave preliminary approval to an ordinance that specifies duties, powers and job qualifications....

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Credit Cards Stolen from Purse in Hobart

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In Hobart, police are asking Region residents to be alert to their surroundings after someone's credit cards were stolen from her purse while it was hanging on the back of a chair at a restaurant near Southlake Mall earlier this...

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