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Michigan City Redevelopment Commission announces expansion of Façade Improvement Program and Upper Story Residential Incentive Program into Midtown area

Michigan-City-Redevelopment-Commission-announces-expansion-of-Facade-Improvement-Program-and-Upper-Story-Residential-Incentive-Program-into-Midtown-areaAt the April 8, 2019 Meeting, the Michigan City Redevelopment Commission approved the expansion of the Façade Improvement Program and Upper Story Residential Incentive Program. The original program established in 2013 was limited to areas within the North Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District bounded by 11th Street to the south, 4th Street to the north, Pine Street to the east and Wabash Street to the west.

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Visclosky Announces Two LWCF Grant Awards in Northwest Indiana

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Visclosky announced today that the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) under the National Park Service has awarded two grants in Northwest Indiana.

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Safe Digging Month Stresses Importance of Calling 811 Before You Dig

811 In recognition of National Safe Digging Month, NIPSCO urges customers and contractors to call 811 at least two business days prior to starting any digging project.

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Electric, water, gas, and the 4th utility: compressed air


Water, gas, and electricity. Three utilities familiar to any home or business owner. They are the fundamental elements that allow a house or business serve its purpose. However, if you shift away from homes and toward businesses, specifically manufacturing or industry, the field of utilities widens to create space for one more utility: compressed air.

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NICTD to Hold Vendor/contractor Open House for West Lake Corridor and Double Track Northwest Indiana Projects, Other Capital Projects

SouthShoreNICTD The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) is holding a Vendor/Contractor Open House on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 10:00 a.m until 11:30 a.m. at the Hammond Sportsplex and Community Center at 6630 Indianapolis Blvd. in Hammond, Indiana.

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Izaak Walton Goes to Bat for Bats

Izaak-Walton-Goes-to-Bat-for-Bats_01The Porter County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America recently installed specially designed roosting structures on a local conservation property to help several species of endangered bats. They were assisted by the Kankakee Valley Rural Electric Membership Cooperative, (KV REMC) an electric utility cooperative serving over 18,500 member-consumers in Starke, LaPorte, Porter, Lake, St. Joseph, Pulaski and Marshall Counties.

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South Shore Line Bikes on Trains Program Returns April 1st, 2019

SouthShoreNICTD It’s that time of year again when riding your bike to work is made possible with the South Shore Line’s (SSL) Bikes on Trains program. This program is offered on two morning and two evening rush-hour weekday trains in addition to select weekend trains. Bike cars will be available on these select trains from April through October. Not only can you bike to work during the week, but you can also explore the bike trails along the South Shore Line on the weekends.

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Ivy Tech Valparaiso Hosts Free Opioid Awareness & Wellness Seminar


If you ask Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds what his community’s number one problem is, he easily replies, “Drugs.” Heroin, an opioid, is chief among his concerns as it takes dozens of lives each year. On Thursday, Ivy Tech Valparaiso gathered medical, law enforcement, and other experts for a free Opioid Awareness & Wellness Seminar where they analyzed the epidemic and possible solutions.

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United Way of Porter County Announces Todd Leeth as Their Newest Campaign Chair for 2019-2020

United-Way-of-Porter-County-Announces-Todd-Leeth-as-Their-Newest-Campaign-Chair-for-2019-2020United Way of Porter County is excited to announce Todd Leeth as the 2019-2020 Campaign Chair for the organization. “There is no better way to financially support charitable organizations in Porter County than doing so through the United Way,” says Todd Leeth. Mr. Leeth is an attorney and partner with Hoeppner, Wagner, and Evans, located in Valparaiso and Merrillville where he practices real estate and land use law.

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2019 Michigan City Annual Spring Clean-up

Michigan-City-Annual-Spring-Clean-up-2019The Michigan City, Refuse Department will conduct its Annual Spring Clean-Up beginning on March 25, 2019. The Refuse Department requests that all residents separate the debris that is to be discarded into the following three (3) categories:

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NWI Nephrology offers kidney care close to home in Gary


Physicians have been seeing patients for about three months at the brand new NWI Nephrology office in Gary, but everything there is still shiny new as the practice continues to grow.

The new 1,500-square-foot facility at 1705 W. 25th Ave., Suite 201 in Gary opened to patients in January, offering an important specialty-care service near residential neighborhoods with easy access off I-94 at Grant Street.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide close-to-home care for our chronic kidney disease and dialysis patients,” said Jane Lloyd, practice operations manager for NWI Nephrology. Previously, patients in that area had to travel to their Hammond or Whiting location for care. “It is a great state-of-the-art facility geared toward patient comfort and convenience,” Lloyd said.

Nephrology is the medical specialty for kidneys. The clinic’s...

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