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Primary Election Day in Illinois

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The Illinois primary is underway, featuring a a high-profile GOP race with four candidates vying to challenge incumbent Governor Democrat Pat Quinn this fall – businessman Bruce Rauner, Illinois State Senators Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady, and Illinois State Treasurer Dan...

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Michigan City Spring Clean-Up to Begin

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The annual Spring Clean-Up for Michigan City begins this Monday (March 24 th ). Here are the specifics:
REFUSE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN-UP FOR 2014
The City of Michigan City, Refuse Department will conduct its Annual Spring Clean-Up starting March...

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Police Investigate Report of Merrillville Robbery

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In Merrillville, police are investigating the report of a strong-arm robbery at the Family Express at 101st and Broadway Sunday night. Police say shortly after 9;30, a man implying he had a weapon demanded money and fled in an unknown...

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River Forest Schools Dealing with Deficit

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In Hobart Township, the River Forest School District is said to facing a deficit of more than 700-thousand dollars this year. Personnel and program cuts are anticipated, but those discussions are still underway. Changes set to begin this fall that...

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Hammond Police Chief Miller Retiring April 1

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In Hammond, Police Chief Brian Miller is retiring at the end of the month after more than two decades in local law enforcement. The 53-year-old Miller, a graduate of Highland High School, served as a military policeman for three years...

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Hammond Resident Composes Song For St. Jude's

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Everyone has a super hero and for Hammond resident Eliezer Hernandez it's the kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. With the help of others in the community, he has composed an original song to raise money called “My Favorite...

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ValpoNEXT Seeks Input from Businesses

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ValpoNEXT is looking to hear from businesses next. There's a survey now available that the Valparaiso business community is encouraged to take. The process of developing this blueprint for Valpo's future began in February with a series of “Big Idea”...

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Gary Schools Labeled 'High Risk'

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Gary schools are officially considered "high risk" by the state. The designation for the Gary Community School Corporation was issued by the Indiana Department of Education and accepted, on a four-to-three vote, by Gary School Board members during a special...

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Police Investigate Gary Homicide

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In Gary, police are investigating a shooting death this morning in the Miller section of the city. The Lake County Coroners office says an investigative team from their office was dispatched to the emergency room at Methodist Northlake hospital where...

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New Law Protects Hoosier Veterans from Job Discrimination

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A measure which provides protection for veterans facing employment discrimination was signed into law last week. House Enrolled Act 1242 makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate or refuse to employ against a perspective employee on the basis that...

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McDonald's/Food Bank of NWI 2014 HOPE Scholarship

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For the second year, the Northwest Indiana McDonald's (NIMO) and the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is offering the HOPE Scholarship to local high school students. 
 
According to a press release, the scholarship program is open to graduating high...

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Public Hearing Set on IN American Water Rate Case

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The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, or OUCC, continues to encourage written comments on Indiana American Water Company's request for a rate increase. The proposal would raise the average monthly water bill for customers using five-thousand gallons per month...

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Data Analytics Tool Announced to Increase Efficiency

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today announced the state is developing a data analytics tool for use by state agencies that will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the state, especially on issues that involve multiple agencies such as infant mortality...

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Coats to Hold Roundtable with NW Indiana Forum

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Indiana US Senator Dan Coats is scheduled to be in northwest Indiana this week to discuss his efforts to help Hoosier job creators. Senator Coats announced today that on Wednesday, at 8:15am, he will hold a roundtable with the Northwest...

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Illiana Corridor Achieves Key Financing Milestone

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A financing milestone was announced today regarding the Illiana Corridor. The US Department of Transportation has declared the project eligible to apply for a low-cost federal loan that could finance up to a third of the cost of construction.
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Care Program for Sexual Assault Victims Expanded

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A program to provide care for victims of sexual assault has been expanded in northwest Indiana. Franciscan Alliance recently announced the Centers of Hope program, which was developed in 2002 at Franciscan St. Margaret, has been expanded to its sister...

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Dog Attack Prompts Police Shooting in LaPorte

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A pit bull mix was killed by police on Saturday evening because it would not stop attacking another dog. LaPorte Police report when officers arrived in the 16-hundred block of K Street, they discovered the pit bull mix in the...

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Authorities in CO Searching for Missing Chesterton Native

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Authorities in Colorado are searching for an Indiana Doctor who went missing on Friday during a hiking trip. The Times reports 39 year old Dr. James McGrogan, a Chesterton native, went ahead of his group on Friday afternoon near Vail,...

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New Recall of GM Cars

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A new recall of General Motors cars. ABC News reports more than a million GM SUVs are being recalled over a wiring problem that could affect air bags. It's separate from the recent recall over a faulty ignition switch but...

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US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Tommie Lee Smith

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A 25 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for rape, robbery and criminal confinement is the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force “Fugitive of the Week”. Tommie...

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