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Mayor Brings Up 'Unigov' in Times Roundtable

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About thirty years ago, the concept of a local 'Unigov' was bandied about, a single Lake County city called “Metrolake”, but the idea didn't have much staying power. However, just recently Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr sat down with The...

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Lake County Property Tax Bills Due May 12

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Lake County Treasurer John Petalas says property tax bills will be due May 12th , 2014, and can be paid through a variety of methods, including at the main office in Crown Point, satellite offices in Gary and Hammond, online...

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Indiana Graduation Rate Data Released

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State school officials say the overall graduation rate for 2013 is largely the same as the year before. But State School Superintendent Glenda Ritz says "when you dig into the data it becomes clear"...

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Lake Co Intersection Being Dedicated to Fallen Officer

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In south Lake County, officials from Lowell, the Lake County Sheriffs Department and Lake County Fraternal Order of Police will be among those gathering early month to dedicate an intersection on the western edge of Lowell to a Lake County...

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Indiana Company Makes Hovercraft Used in Rescue

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Hovercraft made by an Indiana company have been used in rescue and recovery efforts in the state of Washington following last month's deadly mudslide there. Neoteric Hovercraft is located in Terre Haute. The company says since the hovercraft fly nine inches...

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Lowell Commits Funds to South Shore Expansion

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The Lowell Town Council has narrowly approved pledging funds toward extending the South Shore line to south Lake County. The vote this week was three-to-two to commit 15-percent of the municipality's share of a new income tax in Lake County...

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German Auto Components Supplier Expanding in the Region

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A German auto components supplier has announced plans to expand in the Region, creating up to 52 new jobs by 2016.  Jaeger-Unitek in La Porte  serves Asian, European and American automakers, specializing in components used in window, door and sunroof...

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Interstate Closed for 14 Hours After Hazmat Crash

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Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post say a truck crash and the chemical spill that followed shut down I-65 in Jasper County for 14 hours. Monday night at approximately 9:39 p.m. (CST), officers from the Indiana State Police responded...

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Over 40 Region Schools on Four-Star List

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Three-hundred-eleven schools across Indiana have have made the Four-Star list for 2012-2013, including over forty in northwest Indiana.   Seven are part of Crown Point Community Schools, and seven are schools in the Diocese of Gary, six are Valparaiso Schools, and...

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Senators Urging to End Russian Defense Contracts

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Indiana Senator Dan Coats joined 10 other colleagues in writing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging to end Russian defense contracts.
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Senator Coats,(photo) a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says the letter also asks Secretary Kerry...

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Take a Healthy Walk with a Region Doctor

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Starting Thursday, April 17th, and every Thursday through May, area health-minded residents can take a walk in Hebron with a doctor from the Porter Health System.  According to Porter Regional, Family Medicine Physician Dr. Alex Alvarez will present a brief...

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First Lady Pence Passes on Gift of LOVE in Germany

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While Indiana Governor Mike Pence pursues jobs for Indiana on his Economic Development Tour in Germany, First Lady Karen Pence shared art at Indianapolis' sister city, Colonge, Germany.
“Today I was delighted to employ art as a shared language between...

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Reported Crime in East Chicago Drops Again

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After an 18 year low in total crime reported in 2013, the city of East Chicago is reporting another drop.  Mark Becker Chief of Police reports that the total number of reported violent and property crime occurrences in January, February...

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Head Basketball Coach Bryce Drew to Stay at VU

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Despite recent rumors of possibly being considered for a head coach position at Tulsa, Valparaiso University's head basketball coach Bryce Drew indicates that he is staying.  The Times is reporting that Drew, "took a moment to address the rumors" during...

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Indiana's Roadsides to be Tidied Up

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In conjunction with national Earth Day and to raise awareness of litter, the Indiana Department of Transportation's annual Trash Bash runs through April 27th.  
According to INDOT, last year more than 20,678 bags of trash were collected from alongside...

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German Company to Open Facility in S Bend

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence joined executives from NORRES, a German manufacturer of industrial hoses, today to announce the company’s plans to locate its first North American facility in South Bend, creating up to 32 new high-wage jobs by 2018.  The...

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UPDATE: NB 65 Right Lane, Shoulder Open

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11:43am CDT: From Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post: I-65 northbound at the 227 mm (that is three miles south of the Roselawn exit in Jasper County) has the right lane and shoulder open at this time. Crews are...

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Tips from US Postal Service on Tax Day

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With the 2014 tax filing deadline here (Tue Apr 15), the Postal Service is reminding last-minute tax filers in the Region to mail early in the day at their local Post Office and observe scheduled pick up times on local...

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Father, Two Children Killed in Jasper Co Crash

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Indiana State Police say a 45-year-old Rensselaer man and his young son and daughter were killed in a crash on I-65 shortly after 11:30 Monday night. Troopers say a preliminary investigation indicates the driver of an SUV failed to slow...

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Proposed New Academic Standards Released

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The Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana State Board of Education have released the proposed Indiana academic standards, which will be presented to the Education Roundtable for recommendation this Monday [April 21], and then go to the State Board...

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