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Friday, July 31, 2015

Town Elections

Miller resigns from Burns Harbor Town Council; County Democrat chair names Eric Hull without public input

Burns Harbor and Beverly Shore Dems to hold caucus; final filing day Monday

Business / Steel

WTO rules against China in specialty steel trade dispute

Business / Health

Lawsuit accuses CVS of overcharging for generics


Indiana convention CEO calls for broader LGBT protections

Indiana clears Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing after videos

8 rescued after Indy Zoo Skyline ride malfunctions

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1990 seeks classmates


CHS' Davison a two time National Champion in wrestling


Memorial service Monday for Stephen M. Jandura


Thursday, July 30, 2015


Pavilion Partners on NICTD agenda Friday for parking shuttle discussion

NICTD tells train schedule and alcohol restrictions during Lollapalooza

Porter County

County Council rips Commissioners for lack of action to build new animal shelter


ISP: Michigan City policeman charged with misconduct and drug possession

Indiana State Trooper injured on I-80 near Lake Station


Charlotte and Herb Read honored by national Izaak Walton League

Wandering black bear returns to Indiana after Michigan visit

Judge: Land owners can't keep public off Lake Michigan beach

Business / Economy

Health care spending to accelerate, US report says


Pence picks prominent Democrat as development agency chief

Indiana closes investigation into Planned Parenthood

State Police: Bus in fatal crash hadn't registered for trip


Louis F. Boness, Jr. dies at age 88


Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Franciscan Alliance to build new hospital at I 94 and US 421

US Steel reports big loss in 2nd quarter


Chesterton Art Fair this weekend at Hawthorne Park

Porter County

Porter County Council votes 7-0 to retain hospital tax abatement

Porter County saving on insurance plan; prep starts for 2016 budgets

Town of Porter

Porter dogs on beach ordinance tabled; support for ban heard

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton RDC mulls worker training programs with TIF funds


Police: Driver in deadly church bus crash had suspended license

One injured in Indiana 49 crash


Charlotte and Herb Read honored by national Izaak Walton League

Court orders EPA to redo air pollution limits in 13 states

Wildlife Federation starts process to sue US agency over pipeline plans


Pence touts Indiana charter school expansion


Services Saturday for Gladys Parker, age 91

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072915 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission Aug 12 Bev Permit hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/072915 Town of Beverly Shores Adoption CCD Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/072915 Town of Chesterton Petition to Vacate Public Way Scott.pdf


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Two Republican elected officials weigh in on Dunes State Park pavilion project:

Guest Commentary: County Council member State Park pavilion project makes no sense

Jim Ton raps DNR response to Town Council questions on Pavilion project

Town of Chesterton

Town of Chesterton looking to find tourism board nominee; Paul Tharp resigns from RDC


New Carlisle man hurt in motorcycle accident on I-94

Schererville resident injured after malfunction at gun range


Treasure and Bake Sale at Porter Methodist Church Friday and Saturday

Letter to the Editor: Modern day abolitionists continue unfinished fight against world slavery

Dinner and Dementia program offered by Rittenhouse


Pence signs Moseley bill to stop trespassing and illegal hunting

Nation / World

Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders

Scientists warn of arms race in artificial intelligence


George Howard Bush dies at age 72


Monday, July 27, 2015

Porter County

County Council to decide if hospital job cuts endanger tax abatement

Porter County Fair

High stepping at Porter County Fair

4-H offers projects for everyone; see them at the County Fair

Town of Porter

Porter meetings Tuesday: Council to give dog ordinance second reading


Sunset Hill Farm Park to be a Day of Caring site

YMCA seeks gently used kids clothing for garage sale

Business / Safety

Feds: Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back 500,000 pickups

Lake Michigan

Coast Guard urges safety after boat hits Chicago breakwall


21 abandoned schools add to Gary's urban decay

NWI Regional Cities Initiative sets public comment opportunities

Indiana / Weather / Environment

Deluge pushes Indy to wettest month on record


Indiana panel recommends state stop licensing engineers

Thousands of scooters registered under new Indiana law

Indiana Dunes / Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Opposition to pavilion project has energized voters

More letters to the editor oppose pavilion project

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072715 Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Notice of Realty Action.pdf


Friday, July 24, 2015

Town of Chesterton

Cell tower at Lutheran church continued by BZA after protests

Porter Avenue project continues: Bridging the gap (Photo)


Police: 5 dead in chain reaction crash on I-65

Monday: SWAT officers to hold active shooter drill at CMS

Business / Community

Urschel Labs, AJs, Lakeside Wealth, Precision Dental honored by Chamber

Laurie Wehner-Evans Chamber Woman of the Year

Jerry Ruge honored for Golden Achievement; Lori St. Pierre as Humanitarian


Porter County Parks announce programs for all ages


New law ensures continued funding for RDA but makes it more accountable


Chicago marks 100 years since Eastland Disaster; 844 died


Indiana State Fair bans Confederate flags

Indiana gains 3-year waiver from federal education law

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072415 Porter County Commissioners Adoption Cumulative Bridge.pdf

Legal Notices/072415 VCS Hearing Amendment to Lease.pdf


Thursday, July 23, 2015


The late Judy Chaplin of Shady Lawn Florist honored by Duneland Chamber

Duneland Chamber Party in the Park coming August 15

Environment / Indiana Dunes / Porter County

Pavilion project opponents respond to alcohol ruling


Woman dies of suspected heroin OD; Sheriff's OD Response Team activated

CPD: Motorist injured in pickup vs. semi on Indiana 49


Discovery Charter School budget looking good for next year; school starts August 19

Politics / Police

Blagojevich ruling draws line on what is and isn't corruption


Jobless rate in June improves statewide, in the region and locally

Social Security disability fund projected to run dry in 2016


Memorial Service Friday for Robbin Carter, age 52

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/072315 NICTD Competitive Proposals Boarding Count.pdf


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes / Porter County

State sends Pavilion Partners alcohol petition back to local ABC

Porter County

County RDC looks beyond TIF to spur economic development

Unanimously, Porter County Commissioners vote to fortify cumulative bridge fund

Town of Chesterton

Stormwater board hears of pooling problem on Washington and Creita

Utility set to close on State Revolving Fund loan for Fox Chase Farms July 27

500-700 blocks of 21st Street, Get ready for sewer work


South Shore to bus between Dune Park and Carroll Avenue stations July 28-August 28

Sports / Community

Chesterton's Kaitlyn Kogal has success in mountain racing


Larry Westergren dies at age 73


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Police / Fire / Emergency

Jim Bonfield, Duneland Schools bus chief, dies in crash, wife injured

Armed robbery at Chesterton's Broadway Speedy Mart

Man charged with sexual battery of mentally disabled women at church

Chesterton firefighters: Semi hit passenger vehicle at Indiana 49 Toll Road

ISP: Cyber Crime section has new area commander


Babapaloosa Music Festival at Sunset Hill Farm August 2

Duneland Exchange Club collecting school supplies

Let's Ride for Paws is July 26 to benefit Best Buddies Pet Pantry


Reader opinion: County Tourism Board: We need to make a change


National report ranks Indiana 32nd for child well being


DNR may tranquilize bear that's becoming more brazen (updated)

Lawmakers want programs to curb Great Lakes farm pollution

Another month another global heat record broken -- by far


Monday, July 20, 2015

Police / Fire / Emergency

Fire destroys lake house in Dune Acres Saturday

Storms pack one two punch over weekend

Town of Chesterton

Upscale rental community eyed for acreage east of Kelle Drive

Public hearing slated for Easton Park subdivision on far east side of town

Porter County

Commissioners eye raising bridge fund; public hearing Tuesday


Duneland Y and BoysGirls Club field teams in the Canstruction competition


National Guard soldiers in Indiana to carry handguns


Rhonda Wysong Helt dies at age 55

Services Thursday for Jacquelyn Kaye Givens

Services Wednesday for Carol LaTour, age 72

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/072015 Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Notice of Realty Action.pdf


Friday, July 17, 2015

Environment / Community / Porter County

PCCRVC backs pavilion banquet center 7-1; opposition fills Porter County Opera House

Pavilion Partner principal Kaiafas drops out

Town of Chesterton

Morgans Corner oldtimers object to look and price of Olthof LLC homes

The 'Calumet Connection': Town eyes revamp of historic South Calumet neighborhood

Environment / Wildlife

DNR sets trap for Region's black bear, plans to return him to Michigan


PCSP officers use naloxone kits to save lives of two OD victims this week


Services Monday for Jeanette M. Sibbrell

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071715 IURC Cause No 44646.pdf

Legal Notices/071715 Porter County Addl Approps July 28.pdf

Legal Notices/071715 Porter County Cumulative Bridge Fund.pdf


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