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WINFIELD | A successful general obligation bond issue will provide extra funding for street repairs over the next two years, Clerk-Treasurer Rick Anderson told the Town Council on Tuesday.
MUNSTER | Financial matters on Monday occupied the Munster Town Council and the Munster Redevelopment Commission.
Being a leader involves constant growth, expanding your horizons and finding your passion.
MERRILLVILLE | About 97 percent of online consumers research products and services online before buying, but 58 percent of small businesses in Indiana don’t have functioning websites.
WINFIELD | A comprehensive new law will soon keep peddlers, solicitors and fundraising groups off the town’s streets, and anyone violating this new ordinance faces up to a $2,500 fine.
MUNSTER | Following a recent public hearing with no remonstrators, the Munster Town Council approved a seven-year tax abatement for Carl Buddig & Co., the second lunch meat producer to move part of its operation from Illinois to the town.
As the construction season nears an end, this year’s flood protection projects along the Little Calumet River are being completed in rapid order.
MUNSTER | Construction of the new Columbia Avenue Bridge remains “right on schedule” and the bridge could reopen soon — perhaps as early as Monday — according to a Lake County Highway Department official.
ST. JOHN | Photos of a family’s beloved canine member, wooden ornaments hand-painted by Cub Scouts with messages of gratitude and bottles of detergent adorn some of the dozens of Christmas trees at Prairie West Park.
MUNSTER | In mid-December, the town will sell more than $2.45 million in economic development revenue bonds to provide a $2 million incentive to Land O’Frost for relocating its corporate headquarters from Lansing.
It hasn’t happened since 1918 and won’t occur again until 2070.
MUNSTER | With music, scripture and prayer, Christians and Jews came together Sunday at South Side Christian Church to renew the tradition of an interfaith Thanksgiving service.
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WINFIELD | The Town Council has approved two 2014 budgets that will provide services to residents and businesses throughout the coming year.
GARY | Ivy Tech Community College unveiled a unique emergency responder training site during a gala reception Friday at the Gary Chicago International Airport.
HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. provided more details Thursday night on how he hopes the city’s College Bound scholarship program can be funded without casino revenues.
HAMMOND | After a one-year hiatus, the South Shore Air Show will take to the skies again in 2014 with Fair Oaks Farms in Newton County as the backdrop.
HIGHLAND | Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson urged senior citizens on Wednesday to teach younger people, especially their grandchildren, about how to handle money, credit and investments so they don’t become victims of scams.
HOBART | The Affordable Care Act is the law.
Single-family home sales in Northwest Indiana continued to grow in October compared to one year ago, although at a slower pace of 6.1 percent, according to the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.
VALPARAISO | Cardiologist Dr. John T. Scully, 89, is being remembered as a distinguished physician, a dedicated teacher and mentor and a devoted family man.
MUNSTER | Major proposed changes in the interlocal agreement for the consolidated E-911 system were introduced during Monday’s Town Council study session.
ST. JOHN | When Santa comes to town this holiday season, he will have a newly renovated pavilion to greet youngsters and their families.
GARY | Youngsters from toddlers to teens brought their energy and enthusiasm to the new John Will Anderson Boys & Girls Club at the former Tolleston Middle/High School during the community open house Saturday.
ST. JOHN | Budgets for 2014 have been approved by the Town Council in accordance with state statute.
GARY | Festivities Friday and Saturday will mark the grand opening of the new John Will Anderson Boys & Girls Club at the former Tolleston Middle/High School.
MUNSTER | Carl Buddig & Co. is relocating its warehousing and distribution center for its finished lunch meat products from its South Holland processing plant to space recently vacated by Dawn Foods on West 45th Street.
GARY | The Hoosier Lottery supports economic development, contributes millions annually to public employees’ retirement funds and helps reduce the motor vehicle excise tax Indiana drivers pay.
GARY | More than $11.6 million in additional appropriations for the Gary Chicago International Airport’s cumulative building fund was approved unanimously Tuesday by the Airport Authority board.
From the battlefields of the American Revolution to relief efforts being staged today by U.S. Marines in the typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands, military service requires sacrifices for the men and women in uniform and their families.
ST. JOHN | Awards and accolades keep coming for the Lake Central Theatre Company as the thespian program prepares to expand to middle school students, according to one of its directors.
ST. JOHN | The Lake Central School Board last week approved the issuance of $1.93 million in 2013 general obligation bonds to cover the cost of various upgrades at district schools.
GARY | Strong winds swept across the tarmac at the Gary/Chicago International Airport on Saturday as 15 students from Chicago’s Air Force Academy High School boarded small airplanes.
More than 100 years ago, the city was built by a network of small business entrepreneurs, and the 21st century offers opportunities in self-employment for those who will be tomorrow's professionals.
HAMMOND | “Let’s do this!” exclaimed Rich AmRhein, of Valparaiso, as he helped pull down the curtains covering a new window scene for “A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center on Thursday.
Colin Aburto’s engaging smile lights up a room, even as the 9-year-old boy's life is filled with rounds of monthly blood transfusions, trips to doctors and the hope for a bone marrow transplant.
Woman who fell from apartment window remains hospitalized
GARY | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is updating and integrating the Marquette Plan that was organized in two phases in 2005 and 2008.
HAMMOND | Laughter, smiles and tears mingled Sunday during a memorial service for a former Morton High School teacher and his wife who were killed last month.
MUNSTER | The Munster Town Council authorized an emergency expenditure of up to $25,000 to relocate a previously unmapped water main in the Twin Creeks subdivision.
WINFIELD | Crime Watch volunteers are needed as the town forms a unit to combat criminal activity in subdivisions and rural areas.
GARY | The kindness of strangers continues to honor the memory of Christian Eriks Choate, a 13-year-old boy whose short life was consumed by the agony of his father’s extreme cruelty.
MUNSTER | The Town Council has approved the 2014 municipal budget of nearly $20 million.
Two Lake County high school marching bands take to the field Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to compete in the 40th Indiana State School Music Association state finals.
GARY | Poverty reaches across Northwest Indiana into communities not traditionally considered areas of low incomes, and creating solutions will involve a regional partnership to stimulate economic growth and educational opportunities.
GARY | The fundraising goal has been reached and the doors to the new John Will Anderson Boys & Girls Club will swing wide open Nov. 16 at the former Tolleston Middle/High School for a community celebration.
HAMMOND | Flick getting his tongue stuck on a freezing metal flag pole at Warren G. Harding Elementary School remains a symbol of growing up in Northwest Indiana thanks to the 1983 movie “A Christmas Story."
In 1863, Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel founded the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in Olpe, Germany, to care for the sick and poor, and the sisters nursed those who needed help in their own homes.
A mission of educating and providing health care for the poor and underserved that began in Germany in 1863 arrived in Northwest Indiana on Feb. 2, 1898, when Sisters Alphonsia, Richardis and Edwarda, of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, stepped from a train in Hammond.
GRIFFITH | “All as God wishes. He leads. I follow.”
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