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South Shore Line’s Kids Ride Free Program Makes Holiday Travel Even More Affordable

South-Shore-kids-ride-free-holiday-v3-2018Tis the season for free rides! To say Happy Holidays and to let riders know it has been a pleasure serving them throughout 2018, South Shore Line (SSL) has expanded its Kids Ride Free program to ALL trains and train times.

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Holladay Properties Partners with City of Whiting to Build New Illiana Building


Residents of Whiting or those interested in relocating to Whiting will soon have more options to consider for housing, as the construction of the new Illiana Building is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2019. The new five-story commercial and apartment building will be the answer for many looking to put down roots in Whiting, all while boosting the economy and improving Whiting’s sustainability.

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Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction Showcases Young Artists


America Recycles Day took place last month and Porter County Recycling celebrated with their 2018 Billboard Contest. Young artists from schools across Porter County, such as Portage High School, Washington Township, and Chesterton Middle School, submitted unique pieces of art highlighting the importance of recycling and how it helps save the planet.

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Valpo Resident Earns Master Recycler Certification

Valpo-Resident-Earns-Master-Recycler-Certification-2018Catherine Gingrich received her certificate and badge to become the newest Certified Master Recycler.

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City of Gary Uses Smart Technology to Enhance Public Safety

rot6The City of Gary is programming a smarter city and enhancing its public safety efforts – made possible by a public safety grant from NIPSCO – with the installation of Databouy’s ShotPoint gunfire detection system in two of the city’s priority neighborhoods focused on reducing gun violence.

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CCSJ Dept. of Education and NWI Teachers Create Interactive Activities for Mascot Hall of Fame


With the Mascot Hall of Fame opening its doors to Whiting soon, Northwest Indiana prepares to add another entertainment destination to its ever-growing list of attributes. With a mission to honor great mascot performers, performance, and programs that have inspired tradition and positively influenced the world of sports for years, the Mascot Hall of Fame makes for an innovative, one of a kind experience.

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Valpo Compost Site to Open Saturdays for Christmas Tree, Electronics Recycling

Valpo-Compost-Site-to-Open-Saturdays-for-Christmas-Tree-Electronics-RecyclingPorter County residents have a place to properly dispose of their organic holiday decorations and unwanted electronics after the New Year.

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Gov. Holcomb Outlines 2019 Next Level Agenda With Emphasis on Workforce, Health

2018GovHolcomb Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced his 2019 agenda, which continues his focus on jobs, economic growth, health, infrastructure and government service.

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Interested in Impacting Your Community? AmeriCorps Can Help


Every year, AmeriCorps offers 80,000 service opportunities for adults of all ages and walks of life through a vast national network of partnerships with non-profit organizations. In Northwest Indiana, there is no doubt that AmeriCorps members have the ability to change lives while fulfilling vital roles in the community. Maddie Grimm, United Way AmeriCorps Program Director, is a master at connecting people to passionate efforts that surround their skill sets. She believes that everyone has something to bring to the table when it comes to supporting community.

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Jean Shepherd Community Center Opens Warming Center

city-of-hammondBeginning Monday, November 26, 2018 to Wednesday, November 28, 2018, the Jean Shepherd Community Center, located at 3031 J. F. Mahoney Drive, will open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., to provide warmth and shelter from inclement weather.

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United Way of Porter County Seeks Volunteers to Help Porter County Residents File Their 2018 Federal and State Income Taxes

United-Way-Porter-County United Way of Porter County seeks volunteers to help Porter County residents file their 2018 federal and state income taxes this coming tax season.

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