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Addiction begins easily; recovery takes effort

Addiction begins easily; recovery takes effort

It all started very innocently. She was 21 years old and just delivered her second child. After a particularly rough, natural birth, her docto…

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Social media driving region's tourism efforts

Social media driving region's tourism efforts

Tourism agencies are increasingly turning to social media to connect visitors with all that Lake and Porter counties have to offer.

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Public gaining online access to courts

Public gaining online access to courts

The push for electronic access to government services is stronger than ever, and big gains are being made in the courts.

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Nason's debuts new product mix during "Luck of the Irish" sales event

Change is afoot at Nason’s Appliance Co. in Crown Point, and there’s no better time to see what’s new than during their annual St. Patrick’s D…

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Tudor Carpet One Floor & Home: A foundation of expert customer service in the region

Tudor Carpet One Floor & Home: A foundation of expert customer service in the region

Tudor Carpet One Floor & Home’s staff offers real-world flooring experience and knowledge not often found in the large national chain stor…

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Maruszczak offers three generations of experience in household appliances

Maruszczak offers three generations of experience in household appliances

It all starts with service.

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A leader in the battery industry

Batteries Unlimited is a full service battery supplier with two locations in the Chicagoland area. The first location in Addison, Illinois ope…

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John's Pizzeria: A way to make dinner easy

John's Pizzeria: A way to make dinner easy

At John’s Pizzeria in Dyer, Owners Maria and Nik Mileusnic say that they are a great go to for a delicious meal. “As a mom and a business owne…

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Lake Station: Building a wonderful quality of life

Lake Station: Building a wonderful quality of life

Mayor Keith Soderquist and the administration, staff, and employees of the City of Lake Station, Indiana have been working hard to improve the…

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Hammond Port Authority offers activities and facilities for year-round fun

Hammond Port Authority offers activities and facilities for year-round fun

It is the mission of the Hammond Port Authority to provide maximum public recreational access to Lake Michigan waters, Wolf Lake waters, Georg…

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Family-run Hometown Appliance & Electronics provides personal quality services

Family-run Hometown Appliance & Electronics provides personal quality services

Hometown Appliance & Electronics has been committed to providing customers with the best possible prices while still providing them the cu…

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Popa Heating & Cooling remains committed to serving loyal customers

Popa Heating & Cooling remains committed to serving loyal customers

Located in Northwest Indiana’s very own ‘downtown Mayberry’, Popa Heating & Cooling in Highland attracts its share of passersby. Some stop…

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Taking care of you from heel to toe: Institute of Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery

Taking care of you from heel to toe: Institute of Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery

When it comes to choosing the right podiatrist it is easy to get lost in vast amount of information. Traditional research on search engines or…

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A proud past and a bright future distinguish the Town of Lowell

A proud past and a bright future distinguish the Town of Lowell

Although Lowell has expanded much since it was first platted in 1852, that growth has been measured with the same rural mindset upon which the…

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Calumet College of St. Joseph provides quality education to the Northwest Indiana region

Calumet College of St. Joseph provides quality education to the Northwest Indiana region

In 1951 the Calumet College of St. Joseph was established in the region with one purpose—to provide access to education. Originally built in E…

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Ciao Bella serves fine Italian cuisine in a beautiful setting

Ciao Bella serves fine Italian cuisine in a beautiful setting

When great food and award-winning wines are served in a beautiful setting, the experience is bound to be memorable. Guiseppe “Joe” Scalzo has …

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NIRPC is advancing the region through collaboration

NIRPC is advancing the region through collaboration

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) serves Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties in Northwest Indiana as a council of lo…

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Town of Chesterton provides vibrant living and Duneland charm

Town of Chesterton provides vibrant living and Duneland charm

Tucked into the shadow of Indiana Dunes yet a mere 45 minutes away from Chicago, Chesterton combines the hospitality and serenity of small tow…

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Living well and living wise at Hartsfield Village

Living well and living wise at Hartsfield Village

Hartsfield Village in Munster is a Continuing Care Retirement Community that celebrates the full continuum of life and promotes successful agi…

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Customers trust TLC Plumbing and Remodeling

Customers trust TLC Plumbing and Remodeling

TLC Remodeling, Inc. owner Terry Cheek has always appreciated the idea of hard work and helping his fellow man. It’s a philosophy he has based…

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Exceptional service, product and value: Doelling Decorating Center Inc

Exceptional service, product and value: Doelling Decorating Center Inc

Doelling Decorating Center proudly continues to serve the community for many decades. They offer Pratt & Lambert paints and stains, ML Cam…

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A season of Chicagoland premieres at Theatre at the Center

A season of Chicagoland premieres at Theatre at the Center

The Theatre at the Center is proud to offer four Chicagoland premiers this 2014 show season as well as one world premiere. The excitement begi…

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Meyers Heating and Cooling maintains customers' equipment and saves money

Meyers Heating and Cooling maintains customers' equipment and saves money

You probably know by now that Meyer’s Heating and Cooling has been bringing Northwest Indiana residents an attention to detail, product knowle…

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Cold weather advice for healing Spring from Lawn Doctor of West Lake County

Cold weather advice for healing Spring from Lawn Doctor of West Lake County

Nick Shaw, owner of Lawn Doctor, has heard from many of his customers this winter who are concerned about weather damage. After an especially …

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St. John: Open for Business and Planting Family Roots

St. John: Open for Business and Planting Family Roots

Over the last decade, St. John, Indiana has experienced rapid population growth. Located just outside Chicago, it’s become an oasis for urban …

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Donna Brum Dancers: A Tradition of Dance in the Region

Donna Brum Dancers: A Tradition of Dance in the Region

When Donna Brum was just three years old, her mother, Helen Trigg, had a dream for her. “She wanted me to be another Shirley Temple,” says Bru…

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Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning prides itself on quality and service

Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning prides itself on quality and service

For 27 years family owned and operated Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning has taken great pride in providing quality workmanship and super…

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The City of Griffith combines imagination with action

The City of Griffith combines imagination with action

Griffith, Indiana, is looking to the future, with many plans to continue its business growth and improve the quality of life for its residents.

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Family-run Blink Appliances inspires confidence

Family-run Blink Appliances inspires confidence

What makes a customer confident that a business is reliable, providing excellent customer service and top-quality appliances? A family-owned b…

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Langer & Langer brings client care back to the community

Langer & Langer brings client care back to the community

Langer & Langer provides legal services for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, including Medical Malpractice cases for surgical, hospital…

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Round the Clock offers cozy family dining, fresh made-from-scratch food

Round the Clock offers cozy family dining, fresh made-from-scratch food

Round the Clock Family Restaurants are family-owned establishments that focus on people, including both their customers and their employees, a…

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Lakeshore Public Media connects people, ideas and information in the region

Lakeshore Public Media connects people, ideas and information in the region

Lakeshore Public Media has grown since its inception in the mid-1980s, but the mission has never changed. Today more than ever, Lakeshore Publ…

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Dental checkups at Compton Dental lead to overall better health

Dental checkups at Compton Dental lead to overall better health

At Compton Dental Center the goal of Dr. Eric Compton and his professional staff is helping their patients prevent gum disease, keep their bea…

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House of Pizza's fresh pizza and family atmosphere are a region favorite

House of Pizza's fresh pizza and family atmosphere are a region favorite

When it comes to pizza, House of Pizza in Hammond has made it their family’s business for six decades to serve the freshest and tastiest pizza…

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Drenth's Highway Garage brings family service to auto repair

Drenth's Highway Garage brings family service to auto repair

Drenth’s Highway Garage is a local family-owned, full-service auto and light truck repair facility that prides itself on top quality dependabl…

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Heel Pain Relief Goes Hi-Tech at Friendly Foot Care

Heel Pain Relief Goes Hi-Tech at Friendly Foot Care

Podiatrists Dr. Michael Nirenberg and Dr. Michael Lacey are now using a hi-tech treatment to help alleviate heel pain.

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Seattle Sutton meals make healthy weight loss manageable

Seattle Sutton meals make healthy weight loss manageable

Seattle Sutton is helping people lose weight steadily and sensibly, the kind of healthful eating that sheds pounds and keeps them off.

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Higgins Overhead Door brings quick and quality service to customers

Higgins Overhead Door brings quick and quality service to customers

Why should customers use Higgins Overhead Door for their door needs? Here are just a few reasons:

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Community HealthNet offers comprehensive healthcare for all

Community HealthNet offers comprehensive healthcare for all

Community HealthNet Health Centers is committed to offering comprehensive healthcare to adults and children. CHN provides a range of acute, ch…

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"No One Should Die With Their Teeth In A Glass" Dental implants and new teeth in one day

"No One Should Die With Their Teeth In A Glass" Dental implants and new teeth in one day

In 1960 life expectancy was 70 years. Today life expectancy is 78 years of age and getting higher. People are living longer, and this relates …

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Hospice of the Calumet Area helps patients and families fulfill promises

Hospice of the Calumet Area helps patients and families fulfill promises

For many people, a promise made must be a promise that’s kept. This rings especially true for hospice patients and their families at end-of-li…

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Blue Skies Hospice continues mission of service despite setbacks

Blue Skies Hospice continues mission of service despite setbacks

Oncology nurse and nurse practitioner Lisa Guzman established and opened Blue Skies Hospice in Hammond, Ind., in 2002. Her mission was to prov…

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Franciscan Medical Specialists and Franciscan Hammond Clinic: Providing More Services for More Patients

Franciscan Medical Specialists and Franciscan Hammond Clinic: Providing More Services for More Patients

Patients understand that top-quality health care is essential. But they also know that when travel and extra time are necessary, an appointmen…

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Franciscan Alliance: Patient care always at the forefront

Franciscan Alliance: Patient care always at the forefront

Franciscan Alliance, University of Chicago Medicine form partnership

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Welch's Stop and Shop offers open flame grill catering

Welch's Stop and Shop offers open flame grill catering

Since 1953, Welch’s Stop and Shop has offered customers the finest quality meats, prepared dishes, side dishes, groceries, produce, and fresh …

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Rich, hearty dishes served at family-owned Giovanni’s

Rich, hearty dishes served at family-owned Giovanni’s

The aromas from the Italian cuisine at Giovanni’s are tantalizing, promising dishes sure to satisfy everyone. That’s because family-owned Giov…

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Checking NWI's pulse takes months of work

Checking NWI's pulse takes months of work

Checking the pulse in a human is easy. Just count the number of beats in 15 seconds, multiply by four, and you have the number of heart beats …

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CHRIS WHITE: Work together to benefit future generations

CHRIS WHITE: Work together to benefit future generations

It is indeed an exciting time to be a part of Northwest Indiana, a thriving region with great prospects for growth and a promise of a brighter…

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WILLIAM NANGLE: We're pushing for positive changes in region

WILLIAM NANGLE: We're pushing for positive changes in region

Northwest Indiana stands on the threshold of positive change. The winds of change are clearly at work as we enter 2014. Many a progressive pro…

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