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NIPSCO Encourages Local Nonprofits to Apply for Environmental Action Grant


rot1NIPSCO is accepting applications for its environmental action grant to support local nonprofit organizations with environmental initiatives. In its fourth year, NIPSCO’s Environmental Action Grant aims to provide funding for restoration and education projects throughout northern Indiana.

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Applications Accepted for St. Patrick’s Day Parade Entries and Food Vendors


City-of-Crown-PointMayor Uran’s Office of Special Events is planning for the biggest event of the year on March 17, 2019. The 12th annual nighttime St. Patrick’s Day Parade will commence; featuring emergency vehicles, lit entries, Lake County Pipes and Drums, Grand Marshall Mayor David D. F. Uran, the Junior Grand Marshall Event Logo Contest Winner and much more.

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NIPSCO Announces Addition of Three Indiana-Grown Wind Projects


rot2NIPSCO, a subsidiary of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), today announced the first phase of its plans to transition to lower-cost renewable energy resources, with the addition of three new wind farms that will be based in Indiana and tied into NIPSCO’s electric system serving nearly 500,000 electric customers.

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The Lakes of Valparaiso round up 2018 events, look towards 2019

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True to their “luxury living” credo, the Lakes of Valparaiso community kept a packed calendar of resident events as 2018 drew to a close.

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Michigan City Makes Last Payment on New Police Department Building


my-michigan-city-coverMayor Ron Meer is happy to announce that on January 19, 2019, the city made their final 2-million-dollar BAN (Bond Anticipatory Note) payment on the new Michigan City Police Station. Soon after taking office in 2012, Mayor Meer and his administration began discussions regarding the construction of a new state of the art police department building on the site of the previous Eastport School.

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City of Hammond: Warming Centers


city-of-hammondHammond Mayor Thomas McDermott has announced that due to the extreme cold expected today and into next week, the City of Hammond has mobilized and identified several buildings as warming centers, including: The Jean Shepherd Center, the Lost Marsh Golf Course Clubhouse and Hammond Civic Center.

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The Alzheimer's Association Offers Valparaiso Community Forum

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Grappling with the devastation of a life-altering health issue can be a daunting task for anyone, especially when it comes to the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease. There is no denying that Alzheimer’s takes a hard toll on countless individuals and their families, particularly if those involved have no prior experience with its implications. But help is available for those afflicted by Alzheimer’s disease and those going through this journey with them.

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Ride the Rails and Learn Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana History


Ride-the-Rails-and-Learn-Chicagoland-and-Northwest-Indiana-HistoryNow that the holidays are over and winter's grip is settling in even more, families all over Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana are looking for something fun to do on the weekends. How about a ride on the South Shore Line with the Midwest Rail Rangers? Our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization presents on-board educational programs on the South Shore two to three weekends per month year-round... including during the winter. Ride the train between Downtown Chicago and South Bend, while learning about the people, places, and history passing by outside your window from Interpretive Guides.

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Safety-Kleen Joins the 100-year Celebration of East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club


Safety-Kleen-Joins-the-100-year-Celebration-of-East-Chicago-Katherine-House-BGCIn celebration of the impending 100-year birthday of the Katherine House in East Chicago, Safety-Kleen joins the celebration by giving a $20,000 donation for the capital campaign/renovation project of this long-standing community asset.

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NIPSCO to Upgrade Energy Infrastructure in Valparaiso


rot1Starting Tuesday, January 2, NIPSCO and contracted crews from Kent Powers will be replacing static wire on existing electrical lattice towers located on the top most position of the towers with new Optical Ground Wire (OPGW). A small low-flying helicopter will be used to replace and string new wires, which will help shield the electrical conductors from lightening while providing a telecommunications path for internal communications.

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Urban League of Northwest Indiana Elects Purdue Northwest’s Chancellor to Chair Board in 2019-2020


Urban-League-of-Northwest-Indiana-Elects-Purdue-Northwests-Chancellor-to-Chair-Board-in-2019-2020The Urban League of Northwest Indiana elected Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Chancellor Thomas L. Keon as chairman of the Board of Directors for a two-year term.

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