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Indiana State Police Adds 33 New Troopers

Indiana-State-Police-Adds-33-New-Troopers-2017 Earlier this evening, October 19, 2017, the 77th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy completed their graduation ceremony in the Indiana State Capitol Rotunda.

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Indiana State Police Partners with the DEA for the 14th Drug Take Back Day

Indiana-State-Police-logoOn Saturday, October 28, 2017 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring the 14th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative. The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of prescription drugs.

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Deadline Approaching to Apply for 2017 Legacy Foundation Grants

Deadline-Approaching-to-Apply-for-Legacy-Foundation-Grants-2017Local not-for-profit agencies seeking funding for programs and services in Lake County, Indiana, should not miss this grant opportunity from the Legacy Foundation. November 1 is the deadline to apply for a Transform Lake County or Thriving Hobart Seniors grant. The Foundation awards annually approximately $800,000 from the two funds.

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St. John Police Officer and K9 Featured in Protecting K9 Heroes Calendar

St-John-Chamber-2018-Protecting-K9-Heroes-Fundraising-CalendarThe St John Police Department is excited to report that K9 Match and his handler/partner Officer Shane Adams are featured as the September duo in a new calendar just released for purchase. Protecting K9 Heroes just released their new 16 month calendar that includes K9 teams from Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan. Proceeds from the calendar sales are used by the organization to protect K9’s by supplying them with much needed Ballistic Vests, Narcan Kits, and K9 Medical First Aid Kits.

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Life in the Streets of Crown Point Highlights the Surging "Hub of Lake County"


Crown Point is known as the “Hub of Lake County” and that certainly showed as our latest “Life in the Streets” video featuring Crown Point was so packed, it needed two parts!

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Public Opinions Heard on Proposed South Shore Double Track for Northwest Indiana


The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) held its second Open House Public Hearing at the Blue Chip Casino concerning the proposed Double Track Northwest Indiana project (DT-NWI) on Thursday evening. The event’s purpose was to open the project up to the public so that anyone in the community who has questions about the proposal could ask them.

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Friends of the Crown Point Community Library Hold 2017 Meet and Greet

Friends-of-the-Crown-Point-Community-Library-Hold-2017-Meet-and-Greet_01The Friends of the Crown Point Community Library recently held a “Meet the Friends” social hour at the Winfield Branch Library to familiarize themselves with staff and introduce themselves to the patrons. They handed out information about their organization, upcoming events, refreshments and children received Halloween treats bag filled with goodies.

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Winter Heating Bills Forecasted to Remain Flat Compared to 2016

rot2Each year, NIPSCO and other energy providers across the nation provide a forecast for home heating bills during the upcoming five-month winter heating season. Based on current market price projections for natural gas and assuming normal winter weather, NIPSCO natural gas customers can expect relatively flat bills compared to last year during the same time.

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Federal Grant Announcement for the City of Gary to Support the Development of a National Civil Rights Hall of Fame

City-of-GaryWashington, DC - Congressman Visclosky and the City of Gary announced today that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) under the U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded a grant to the City of Gary to support the development of a National Civil Rights Hall of Fame facility.

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Indiana State Police Lt. Delmer Gross Graduates from FBI National Academy

Indiana-State-Police-Lt-Delmer-Gross-2017Two hundred and twenty-four law enforcement officers, including Indiana State Police Lt. Delmer Gross, graduated September 15, 2017 from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. The 269th Session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 48 states. Included in the class are members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 22 international countries, five military organizations, and six federal civilian organizations. Other officers attending from Indiana included Capt. Matthew A. Feller, Peru PD; Lt. Michael K. Horn, Marian University; and Lt. Michael P. Taylor, Fishers PD.

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Work begins on Wolf Lake Memorial Park Enhancement, Expansion and Connectivity Construction Project

Work-begins-on-Wolf-Lake-Memorial-Park-Enhancement-Expansion-and-Connectivity-Construction-Project-2017Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Port Authority are excited to announce the commencement of construction on the Wolf Lake Memorial Park Enhancement, Expansion, and Connectivity Construction Project.

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