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MERRILLVILLE | A few of Northwest Indiana's most distinguished residents were recognized for making the region better, including supporting the arts, providing hundreds of college scholarships and taking high school students on campus tours.

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A new report finds Northwest Indiana "a region in transition" and declares that urgent, thoughtful action is needed to prevent decline and instead propel the area's residents, communities and institutions toward greatness.

Sparse evidence of government reform, inefficient use of dwindling resources and a pall of public corruption continue to inhibit Northwest Indiana local government in 2012, according to a new regional report.

The state of health in Northwest Indiana is on the decline, with unemployment, poverty and lack of insurance among the barriers preventing many residents from getting health care and health education, according to a report released today.

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GARY | The city’s parks got a little bit cleaner Wednesday thanks to the Northwest Indiana Green Vision Project, a partnership between The Times Media Co. and Lake County Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura.

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CHICAGO | The mayors of Gary and Milwaukee pledged to join a partnership Wednesday that would develop an action plan for economic growth and improve collaboration within the tri-state Chicago region.

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When Chris Jones graduated from college and joined his father's business, he knew that family was a critical component of the company's success. And now, over 30 years later, the President and CEO of Tire Barn has not only kept family at the center of the business, but expanded the concept t…

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Incorporated as a town in 1904, the Town of Griffith was originally developed because of its proximity to the railroads, like so many other municipalities in Northwest Indiana. Today, Griffith has grown to be a thriving residential and business community and in the past two years, town offic…

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Students at East Chicago Central High School are preparing to succeed in college and gain experience in a variety of careers through the College and Career Preparation Program. This program includes the Early and Middle College initiative, launched by the high school during the 2010-2011 sch…

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Cosmetic Dentistry of Lake County provides comprehensive general and cosmetic dental services to patients of all ages. The compassionate and experienced staff helps their patients reach optimum dental health with the cosmetic results they desire.

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