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DCS reform plans approved by House, Senate committees

DCS reform plans approved by House, Senate committees

INDIANAPOLIS | The Department of Child Services would get additional employees and be obligated to investigate more abuse claims under legislation approved Wednesday by Indiana House and Senate committees.

January 23, 2013 1:25 pm Photos

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Look for safety traps that put kids at risk

Look for safety traps that put kids at risk

Our homes are full of safety traps that put our kids at risk, and here are some ways to find, fix and avoid traps to keep your kids safe.

May 21, 2012 9:00 am
Deck the halls, and childproof them, too

Deck the halls, and childproof them, too

With the holidays around the corner, you might be stocking up on silver bells and tree trimmings. But if you're going to have little ones running around the household, you'll want to add childproofing to this season's to-do list.

December 05, 2011 2:00 pm
Deck the halls, and childproof them, too

Deck the halls, and childproof them, too

With the holidays around the corner, you might be stocking up on silver bells and tree trimmings. Consider the kind that don't break and can't be swallowed.

November 30, 2011 6:00 pm

Deck the halls and childproof them, too

With the holidays around the corner, you might be stocking up on silver bells and tree trimmings. If you're going to have little ones in the house, consider the kind that don't break and can't be swallowed.

November 27, 2011 12:00 am
Chief Becker: Exercise Your Right

Chief Becker: Exercise Your Right

PORTAGE | Portage Police Chief Mark Becker sends out his newsletter from in order to connect with Portage community members. Chief Becker has agreed to share his insights exclusively with www.PortageCommunity.com

November 03, 2011 1:40 pm

Parents encouraged to get child safety seats properly installed

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White encouraged parents and caregivers to make sure children are properly secured in appropriate child safety seats, including booster seats, as studies show the vast majority are improperly installed.

September 21, 2011 12:00 am
Sleeping with parents proves deadly for babies

Sleeping with parents proves deadly for babies

VALPARAISO | After four children suffocated in Porter County earlier this year as a result of sleeping with their parents, Cheryl Polarek and other child abuse prevention advocates jumped into action.

November 26, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Peanut sales fuel the charitable cause supported by Kiwanis

At a recent Hobart Kiwanis Club meeting, Peanut Sales Committee chairpersons Jim and Kay Moody served members several delicious recipes containing peanuts as a tasty way to encourage the sale of Kiwanis peanuts.

September 15, 2010 12:00 am

Help clothe the children by attending wine tasting & auction

In the past six years, the "Clothing Our Children" campaign has touched the lives of more than 1,700 children in the Crown Point, Merrillville, Hobart, Lake Station and River Forest school systems.

September 09, 2010 12:00 am
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