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Local Sculptor’s ‘Birds of Paradise’ to be Found Around Downtown Valpo

The City of Valparaiso says their Birds of Paradise sculpture event took flight with a kickoff at the Rotary Library Garden, complete with the artists, sponsors, crafts and entertainment. The activity features 10 sculptures of native birds hidden throughout Valparaiso’s downtown. “Bird on the street is that this sculpture scavenger hunt will have people of […]

Gary 7th Avenue Temporary Closure for Double Track NWI Project

In Gary, Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) says 7th Avenue will be temporarily closed and detoured between Floyd and Lake Street in Miller for the next six weeks starting tomorrow Thursday May 19 for sewer work. The detour is expected to run through June 30, but could extend to July 19 depending on construction […]

Purdue Expert Says ‘Smart’ Roads Can Help Motorists and the Environment

In West Lafayette, a Purdue professor says roadways need a “digital transformation”. Luna Lu at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and director of the Center for Intelligent Infrastructure at Purdue is an expert in innovating concrete to improve roads. She says fewer repairs would mean fewer construction delays, also noting that ‘smarter’ roads could […]

Hobart Receives Community Recycling Grant

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) today announced recipients of the agency’s Community Recycling Grant Program. IDEM awarded just over $465-thousand dollars across 18 applicants, including City of Hobart. “The Community Recycling Grant Program helps to fund recycling and waste-reduction projects at the local level,” said IDEM Commissioner Brian Rockensuess. “These projects will result […]

Elevated Fire Danger in the Region

The National Weather Service Chicago office says there will be an elevated fire danger in the Region today. A Special Weather Statement issued this morning says warm, dry and breezy conditions are in the forecast with relative humidities dropping to about mid 20-percent combined with near 30-mile-per-hour wind gusts, resulting in an increased threat of […]


Indiana Flags at Half-Staff in Remembrance of One-Million U.S. Lives Lost to COVID

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is directing flags in the state to be flown at half-staff in remembrance of the one million American lives lost to COVID-19. Per President Biden’s order, flags should be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Monday, May 16. Gov. Holcomb is also asking businesses and residents in Indiana to lower […]

City Kicks Off Second ‘All In Gary!’ Cleanup Campaign

In Gary, Mayor Jerome Prince Thursday hosted an event to kick off the second All In Gary! cleanup campaign. Mayor Prince operated an excavator and led a city demolition crew in tearing down an abandoned building near the center of Gary at 25th and Broadway. The All In Gary! two-day campaign begins this morning, Friday […]

Record High Temp Wednesday, Record Cold Same Date 2021

A record-breaking day of hot weather in the Region yesterday, and one year ago on the same date we saw a record low. According to National Weather Service data, the temperature reached 90-degrees in Valparaiso Wednesday, breaking the previous record high of 89-degrees for May 11th set in 2006 and 2011. In contrast, last year […]

Valparaiso Introduces “Birds of Paradise”

In Valparaiso, the city says a new activity takes flight this spring that highlights the work of local artists. “Birds of Paradise” features ten steel sculptures depicting native birds hidden in key locations throughout downtown Valparaiso. Each is an original by sculptor Chad Copeland and clues are in a coloring book of original bird illustrations […]

Temporary US 12 Closure Near Michigan City for Double Track NWI Project

The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) will temporarily close and detour Route 12 and Porter/LaPorte County Line Road just west of Michigan City today/ Thursday May 12. The work is necessary for the South Shore Commuter line Double Track Northwest Indiana construction project, which is adding a second track between Gary and Michigan City. […]