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City of Gary Independence Day Winners

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Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson hosted a brief meet and greet at City Hall Wednesday to announce the City of Gary’s 2014 Independence Day Parade winners.
The Parade winners are as follows:
Best Floats:
First Place:          The Methodist Hospitals
Second Place:    Gary...

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Polish Pilgrimage March Arriving in Munster

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Munster Police have issued a traffic advisory regarding the Polish Pilgrimage March: The march will be arriving in Munster approximately 430pm on Saturday, 8/9/14 at Hohman/River. There will be approximately 5000 people and 10 support vehicles, including medical personnnel as...

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Indiana State Parks Celebrate S'mores This Weekend

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Indiana's state parks and reservoirs -- which include Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton --  have a sweet deal for people who love s’mores, the well-known campfire treat. Visitors this month can participate in two s’mores-related social media campaigns for...

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Valpo PD Investigate Suspicious Incident Outside Daycare

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Valparaiso Police say they're investigating a suspicious incident Wednesday afternoon outside Growing Kids Learning Center in the 34-hundred block of Campbell Street. Police were called to the area for a suspicious male subject standing near the fenced area while children...

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SR 2 and US 231 Closures for Chip/Fog Seal Work

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)  says road work next week will have some well-known local roadways closed for a few days.  INDOT says the planned closures of State Road 2, between Valparaiso and Hebron, and U.S. 231, between Hebron...

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Valparaiso Road Closure

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Valparaiso city officials announcing an emergency road closure this morning:  One block of Elmhurst Avenue between Chestnut Street and Prospect Avenue is closed through 3:30 this afternoon (Thursday August 7) for emergency water service replacement.  The official detour is one...

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Rush Named First Female Chief Justice of Indiana

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The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission on Wednesday unanimously chose Justice Loretta Rush as the next Chief Justice of Indiana. Rush, the first female to be named Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, is expected to take office later this...

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McDermott Announces Plans to Run for 4th Term

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Democrat Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr has announced plans to run for a fourth term. At the same time, the Times today reports McDermott didn't rule out running for governor if former Governor Evan Bayh ultimately decides not to.  There's...

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Applications Accepted for Community Projects

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The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) is accepting applications for Innovative Community Collaboration projects. The program will provide up to $100,000 in total funding to one or more grant applications featuring partnerships between a community action agency and...

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Community Mourns Fallen New Carlisle Firefighter

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The New Carlisle Fire Department together with family members, friends and community are mourning the death of New Carlisle Assistant Fire Chief , 41-year-old Jamie Middlebrook. LaPorte County Coroner John Sullivan told the Region News Team that Middlebrook's body was...

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NW Ind Symphony Orchestra to Perform at Central Pk Plaza

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VALPARAISO -The public is invited to “Symphony Under the Stars”, a free concert featuring the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., August 7, at Central Park Plaza, 64 Lafayette St. in Valparaiso.  Under the direction of Kirk Muspratt –...

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Kouts PD, Community Working for Common Goals

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Recently the Kouts Police Department assigned one of their part-time officers to be a Public Relations Officer. During a recent Region News Makers interview, Kouts Police Chief Jim Smith told the Region News Team Corp....

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Walgreen's Decides to Stay in the USA

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Walgreen's has decided to stay in the U.S. as many companies consider a more profitable tax inversion. ABC News reports Illinois Senator Dick Durbin applauded Walgreen's decision, and hopes it's model to other companies considering moving their headquarters overseas. Durbin...

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HEC Releases Study on Environmental Injustices in NWI

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The Hoosier Environmental Council today released a study on environmental injustices facing northwest Indiana, focusing on the communities of East Chicago, Gary and Hammond, showing serious inequities, new on-the-ground concerns and little recourse for citizens.
According to the report these...

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Rush Unanimously Selected as New Chief Justice

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The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission today unanimously selected Justice Loretta Rush as the new Chief Justice of Indiana. Rush becomes the first female Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court and succeeds Chief Justice and Hobart native Brent Dickson, who...

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Officials Tour Possible Sites for W Lake Corridor Expansion

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The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority and NICTD this week hosted representatives from the Federal Transit Administration's Region 5 office, touring possible sites for the 571-million dollar West Lake Corridor extension. Officials with...

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Indiana, 41 states, Reach Settlement with Pfizer

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Indiana is set to receive 720-thousand dollars as a result of a 35 million dollar multi-state consumer settlement entered into with Pfizer Inc, a parent company of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, that resolves allegations that Wyeth unlawfully promoted Rapamune, an immunosuppressive drug...

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Portion of Ransom Road in Valpo Closed Thursday

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Officials in Valparaiso report a portion of Ransom Road will be closed tomorrow for road repair. Ransom Road, from Goodrich to Lake Meadow, is scheduled to be closed from 7am-to-5pm. Motorists are asked to use Goodrich to County Road 550...

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Changing Internet Passwords Should Be on Your to do List

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Time to change your passwords again: Internet security experts in Milwaukee say Russian hackers have access 1-point-2 billion user names and passwords. Privacy expert Adam Levin ... founder of "Identity Theft 911" ... says passwords need to be long and...

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What's In a Name? The Key to Social and Economic Success

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There's a good reason parents struggle to come up with the right baby name. New research shows it can have a powerful impact on their lives. ABC News reports a new study confirms what anyone who's ever been to high...

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