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Porter County joined Text to 911

VALPARAISO | Porter County added its name to the list of Indiana counties that accepts incoming text messages to 911. 

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: St. John 'extremists' force E-911 compromise

MARC CHASE: St. John 'extremists' force E-911 compromise

Take care who you dub an extremist. Sometimes seemingly extreme political positions bring about the middle-of-the-road compromises most of us desire.

December 05, 2013 12:00 am
Gary accepts keys to 3 ambulances donated by Calumet Township

Gary accepts keys to 3 ambulances donated by Calumet Township

GARY | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin on Thursday handed over the keys of three ambulances from the township's retired fleet to Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.

October 25, 2012 6:00 pm Photos


Lake County puts E-911 referendum proposal on hold

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is delaying a public hearing on whether to ask voters for permission to borrow as much as $30 million to create a consolidated 911 emergency communications system.

June 12, 2012 11:56 am

E.C. seeks proposals to privatize emergency medical services

EAST CHICAGO | City officials launched plans Wednesday to fast-track privatization of the city's ambulance services. Hopefuls received just a week to submit offers to take over duties for emergency medical care.

March 14, 2012 10:45 pm

Chicago Heights agrees to provide emergency services to Olympia Fields

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Chicago Heights will provide emergency paramedic and fire suppression services for the village of Olympia Fields, provided that Olympia Fields this week approves its part of an intergovernmental agreement between the two municipalities.

December 16, 2011 6:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Add EMS to debate on services

As the Indiana General Assembly considers proposals to streamline local government, it should look at not just how to deliver fire protection in rural areas — a township responsibility — but also how to deliver Emergency Medical Service in those areas.

October 24, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Go for real government reform, not half measures

EDITORIAL: Go for real government reform, not half measures

Griffith's efforts to withdraw from Calumet Township because of its high costs should be instructive not just for Griffith's plight but for local government reform efforts in Indiana.

August 14, 2011 12:00 am Related

Sauk Village builds database for disasters

SAUK VILLAGE | Two years of severe storms and floods gave Sauk Village Deputy Fire Chief Rich Atwood a different take on the state of readiness in the village.

April 18, 2011 9:35 pm
Firefighters lauded for saving life

Firefighters lauded for saving life

PORTAGE | Three Portage firefighter/paramedics were recognized this week for saving the life of a Portage resident.

March 03, 2011 12:00 am

Thornton to settle board member's lawsuit

THORNTON | A settlement has been reached in Trustee Paul Tomasik's lawsuit against the village.

March 01, 2011 11:39 am
In a Heart Attack, Minutes Matter

In a Heart Attack, Minutes Matter

The Chest Pain Centers at both Saint Margaret Mercy’s Hammond and Dyer campuses were the first accredited centers in Northwest Indiana and only two of 20 in the state.

December 14, 2010 12:00 am

Thornton faces open-government lawsuit

THORNTON | In pursuit of information about emergency medical billings, Village Trustee Paul Tomasik has enlisted the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Center for Open Government, which has filed suit against the village.

July 16, 2010 12:00 am

Thornton hires collection agency for EMS bills

THORNTON | Those who use ambulance services in the village no longer will be able to get out of paying the cost of a ride to the hospital.

July 12, 2010 12:01 am

State buying new disaster command center vehicles

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois taxpayers are about to become the owners of a pair of special mobile command centers worth nearly $1 million.

June 23, 2010 12:00 am
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