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Cedar Lake Residents Can Share Comments on IURC Water-Rate Hike Proposal

Citizens of Cedar Lake are invited to submit public comments regarding the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission’s request for a hike in water-usage rates for town residents. The utility is seeking rate increases to manage higher operating costs and to offset the costs needed for new captial improvements, including a 250,000-gallon storage tank, mains, and a […]

Indiana Postpones “Stage 5” of COVID-19 Reopening Plan

Due to increasing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Indiana, Governor Eric Holcomb has announced the state will not advance to Stage 5 of the Back on Track Indiana Plan this weekend. The Governor says the state has also seen the rise in hot spots in certain areas around America and does not want to see […]

“Mask Up Hoosiers” Initiative Highlights COVID-19 Safety

The Indiana State Department of Health announced a statewide initiative to raise awareness of wearing masks in public as the novel coronavirus persists in Indiana and around the nation. The “Mask Up Hoosiers” initiative has launched, with videos and photos of state government leaders, celebrities, and Hoosiers from all walks of life sharing their heartfelt […]

Indiana Extends Prohibition on Evictions, Foreclosures and Utility Disconnections

There is relieving news for renters and homeowners in Indiana today. Governor Eric Holcomb has signed an Executive Order to extend the prohibition on evictions and foreclosures, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to create uncertainty for Hoosiers and Americans. The prohibition on evictions from rental properties and on filing foreclosures are both extended through July […]

Deep River Waterpark Announces Opening for 2020 Summer Season

In Lake County, Deep River Waterpark opens today, Tuesday, June 30th for its 25th season, however there will be a number of unique things this summer due to COVID-19. In compliance with State of Indiana and Department of Health regulations, the park says they will be selling all admission tickets online only at their website […]

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Indiana Hands-Free Device Law for Motorists to Take Effect

Indiana’s hands-free device law takes effect tomorrow (Wednesday July 1). The Governor’s Office says the law prohibits drivers on Indiana roads from having a mobile device in their hands while their vehicles are moving, with the exception of dialing 911 in an emergency. Officials say the law permits the use of voice-operated or hands-free technology […]

Heat and Humidity Persist This Week

Heat and humidity will be the main weather feature today, but isolated to scattered thunderstorms will once again be possible today as well. Gusty winds, small hail, and locally heavy rainfall leading to isolated instances of flooding will be possible. The National Weather Service in Chicago says the threat of thunderstorms should diminish as the […]

Local Franciscan Health Fitness Centers Reopen

In alignment with the governors’ COVID-19 orders, all three area Franciscan Health Fitness Centers – Schererville, Chesterton and Chicago Heights – have re-opened with phases for safety. The announcement says things look very different in the clubs, with various measures in place. That includes fill stations replacing water fountains; bottled water is also for sale. […]

Excel Center Currently Accepting Enrollment Applications for Next Term

The Excel Center is currently accepting enrollment applications for the next term at its Gary, Hammond and South Bend locations. All sites are following the COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines as set forth by Governor Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Education. The Excel Center is Goodwill LEADS’ free public high school offering students 18 […]

Solar Panel Installation on Downtown Valpo Development Marks First for Indiana

In Valparaiso, the solar array on the roof of the new Vale View development marks a first in Indiana. Chester Inc., the architect and contracting firm that designed and built the downtown Vale View property for Wayne Enterprises, said it’s the first commercial installation of this particular type of solar module in the state. Officials […]