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Valparaiso Shares Downtown Project Plan

In Valparaiso, the city is sharing staging details on major upcoming downtown projects and related infrastructure improvements to enhance sidewalks, streetscape and underground utilities. “We are excited to see these projects begin and have worked hard to ensure their designs complement the existing character of downtown. We’ve also planned thoughtfully to minimize disruption during the […]

Volunteers Sought to Help Place Flags at Military Gravesites Ahead of Memorial Day

In Hobart, American Legion Post 54 is looking for volunteers to help place flags on military veterans graves at Evergreen Cemetery ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. Dress casual and bring gloves if you have them, and, if anyone has extra screwdrivers to bring those, too, to poke a starter hole in the ground to […]

Safety Message from Porter County Bomb Squad

The Porter County Sheriffs Office has issued a news release advising residents to call the local jurisdiction if a citizen finds anything that resembles a military ordnance. Sheriffs Police say there has been a recent increase of calls for service of citizens locating explosives in the past few years, whether by accident or intentionally, for […]

State Road 2 Closure Between Valparaiso and Westville

In Porter County, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says a stretch of State Road 2 between Valparaiso and Westville will be closed through early August starting next week for a structure replacement at West Branch Crooked Creek. The closure between County Roads East 400 North and North 575 East is scheduled to begin on […]

Crown Point Fire Rescue Wraps Up Third Annual Dive Week

With summer approaching, Crown Point Fire Rescue on Friday wrapped up its third annual Dive Week, which brought together several agencies, including Cedar Lake, Hobart, and Merrillville Fire departments, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and Indiana District 1 MABAS 207 USAR/Technical Rescue. The training kicked off at Crown Point High School on Monday, where […]


Food Bank of NWI Unveils New Freezer at Merrillville Facility

In Merrillville, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana expanded their facility on Broadway recently with a new freezer that can hold an additional three truckloads of product, or over 100,000 pounds of food. Donors, board members, staff and community partners cheered as Nigel Jefferson, Lead Receiver at the Food Bank, drove in the first pallet […]

Northwest Indiana Partners for Clean Air 2023 Awards Luncheon

Northwest Indiana Partners for Clean Air recently presented their annual awards honoring voluntary efforts to improve air quality in the Region. “On behalf of Partners for Clean Air, we congratulate all of the recipients on your awards and scholarships,” said Cathy Csatari, director of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Northwest Regional Office. “By their […]

Indiana Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box Retiring, Dr. Lindsay Weaver Appointed to the Role

Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box is retiring at the end of the month, and Governor Holcomb today also announced he has appointed the state department of health’s chief medical officer Dr. Lindsay Weaver to that role. The governor’s office says Dr. Box, who was appointed state health commissioner in October 2017, led the […]

Arson K-9 Joins Crown Point Fire Rescue

Crown Point Fire Rescue announces the arrival of K-9 Sophie, the first arson dog in the department’s history and currently the only active accelerant detection canine in Northwest Indiana. K-9 Sophie and her handler Fire Investigator Todd Bennett spent four weeks in Maine with the State Farm Arson Dog Program training, and the two will […]

Update: Overnight Closures Scheduled for Southbound I-65 at I-94

Update: A tweet from INDOT Northwest today said the closures for southbound I-65 at I-94 are being pushed to overnight Saturday, May 13, 2023, due to weather and the configuration for I-65 southbound starts May 14. INDOT also said the ramps at Ridge Road will reopen when the new configuration is in place. In Lake […]