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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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Bishop Noll Institute Senior Named San Damiano Scholar at Marian University

Bishop-Noll-Institute-Senior-Named-San-Damiano-Scholar-at-Marian-UniversityFor her inquisitive mind, openness to God and commitment to servant leadership, Bishop Noll senior Jalynn Edwards has been named a San Damiano Scholar at Marian University in Indianapolis.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s East Chicago Katherine House Club Receives Resiliency Investment from ArcelorMittal

Boys-and-Girls-Clubs-of-Greater-Northwest-IndianaBoys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana has been selected to receive a grant from ArcelorMittal in the second year of its special community investment initiative, “Building Resilience: Investing in Nonprofit Sustainability.” Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana is part of a cohort of 14 nonprofit organizations in the Calumet region (Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana), Ohio, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Alabama that were awarded a total of $325,000.

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St. Jude House Purple Purse Campaign Raises Nearly $6,000 To Help Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence


St. Jude House is an essential organization in Crown Point, providing shelter and support to survivors of domestic violence. This past October, they participated in the 2018 Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge and successfully raised $5,850 to help them continue providing safe shelter, food, support groups, and empowerment programs for survivors of domestic violence.

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Shedd Aquarium: 2019 Resolutions

Shedd-Aquarium-2019-ResolutionsRing in the new year with new resolutions that benefit both humans and the planet we live on! Whether it's spending more time outdoors, reaching out to government officials to speak up for our planet’s wildlife or reducing your use of single-use plastic, Shedd Aquarium’s conservation experts are offering a few resolutions you can take on in 2019.

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Purdue Northwest Alumna Fulfills Father’s Wish to Publish Children’s Christmas Book

PNW-Alumna-Fulfills-Fathers-Wish-to-Publish-Childrens-Christmas-Book_01 When Heather Zivkovich completed her academic journey at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) 12 years ago, she never could have guessed that someday she would publish a children’s Christmas book.

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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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Purdue Northwest Closes the Chapter on a Poetic 2018

Purdue-Northwest-Closes-the-Chapter-on-a-Poetic-2018Regarding new years, Nobel Prize winning poet T.S. Eliot was quoted saying, “To make an end is to make a beginning.”

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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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Simply Amazing Market Serves Sweet Treats to Businesses to Support an Inclusive Northwest Indiana


As gift recipients ripped open holiday packages and unwrapped presents, some received sweet treats that had an even sweeter story behind them. For those receiving gourmet treats by Simply Amazing Market, their present not only tasted delicious, it also helped to support programs that work to maximize self-sufficiency and enrich the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.

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She Can Tech Introduces K-12 Girls to Technology

NCWIT-AspireIT“She Can Tech” is inspiring more women to pursue technology by teaching 20 Northwest Indiana girls computing concepts with fun, interactive activities through NCWIT AspireIT – a technology outreach program for K-12 girls, supported by Intel, Northrop Grumman, and Google.

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