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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Traffic / Region

Indiana 49 closed north of US 20 by green, foul smelling ooze from asphalt

Police

Porter County deputy prosecutor fired after not sharing victim's falsehood

Porter County

Porter County mulls having townships take over ambulance services

Town of Chesterton

Replacing LEL brick road pavers with asphalt would be involved process

Minimally invasive trenchless sewer repair comes to the Chesterton Utility

BZA hearings Thursday include signs at former bowling alley

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council waits for bank terms before funding $165K truck buy

Business

US Steel posts improved results in 2Q

NIPSCO installs electric vehicle charging station at NIRPC offices

Community / Sports

Duneland Y Announces Youth Sports Schedule

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072716 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Appeal of James & Joyce Lambert.pdf

Legal Notices/072716 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Appeal of Izaak Walton.pdf

Legal Notices/072716 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Additions and Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/072716 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Interior Finishes .pdf

 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Environment / Weather

Air pollution alert issued for Wednesday

Porter County

Board favors lower stormwater fee for protected nonprofit lands

Town of Chesterton

Generator malfunction at treatment plant leads to bypass during blackout

Sewage treatment plant running under 50 percent capacity as improvements pay off

Ton: Ind. 49 stoplight timing temporarily adjusted by INDOT

S. Calumet RR crossing to reopen Wednesday

Town Council okays 12 percent stormwater rate hike

Business / Economy

ArcelorMittal names new North American CEO

Jobless rate drops statewide in June, starting to swell again in NWI

USS settles with OSHA in injury reporting case; 3 Steelworkers paid back wages

Police / County Fair

PCSP: Bunny stolen from County Fair returned to owner

Elections / Indiana

Indiana GOP panel backs Gov Pence's preferred successor Holcomb

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072616 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Petition of The Villages of Sand Creek.pdf

Legal Notices/072616 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Von Tobel Corporation.pdf

 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Elections / Schools

Candidate filing for Duneland School Board seats begins on Wednesday

Town of Chesterton

Von Tobel Corporation looking to add condo homes near Sand Creek

Police

Police: Agressive driving sends four to hospital from I-94 crash

Porter firefighters respond to US 12 motorcycle crash

Two die in Lake Michigan boat crash near East Chicago

Sports

Six Trojans compete in USA Wrestling National Championships

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Radojka Rada Gasic

Services Wednesday for Daniel Bach, age 50

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/072516 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Asbestos Abatement Memorial Elementary School.pdf

 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Environment / Weather

Air pollution warning issued for Saturday

Police

CPD: Man robbed at gunpoint in his home

CPD: Man's hospitality taken advantage of

Town of Chesterton

Special plan commission meeting sought for assisted living facility

Indiana

Indiana court tosses woman's feticide conviction

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Dunes Action fundraiser draws crowd of 160-plus

Dunes Action group to meet Monday at Library Service Center

Business

State of the Chamber: Board Chair Laura Gerhardt reports to members at awards luncheon

Frontline's Amber Hensell-Hicks is Chambers Distinguished Woman

Bob Capehart wins Chamber's Golden Achievement Award

Chamber awards: Dan Amling and Kelly Shikany Volunteers of the Year

1st Source Bank posts 2Q earnings

Region / Local History

Sen. Donnelly's staff hosting Veterans History Project event July 28 in Gary

Sports / Community

Andrew Ramsey headed to Motocross National Championships

Obituary

Services Sunday for Donna L. Veden, age 60

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/072216 Town of Burns Harbor Public Auction at Burns Harbor Street Dept..pdf

 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Regional cooperation celebrated at DunesKankakee trail ceremony

Porter County

County BZA approve variances for horse riding clinic and Family Express signs

Town of Porter

Wagner Road to close next week; Porter paving work continues

Community

Registration open now for YMCA Early Learning Center

Environment / Weather

Keep your pets safe in the heat

Salvation Army South Haven HQ a cooling shelter

NICTD warning that high heat may cause South Shore delays

Indiana

Indiana panel divided over replacement standardized test

Elections

Federal judge blocks Michigan ban on straight party voting

Appeals court Texas voter ID law discriminates; orders fix

Obituary

Services Saturday for Dale Mark Digger Logmann

 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Natural Resources Commission begins rule changing process to allow alcohol at Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion and banquet c...

Environment / Weather

Central US braces for 'heat dome'; heat indexes to top 100

Porter Health warns parents about dangers of hot cars

Duneland Y open as community cooling center

El Nino is gone but Earth's record heat is sticking around

Politics / Elections

Republicans here may apprise Chuck Williams of their gubernatorial preference

Pence Indiana record more complicated than campaign claims

Town of Chesterton

Senior housing projects to get public hearings by Chesterton Planners

Stormwater Management Board endorses rate hike of 12 percent

Police

Vandalism forces Courthouse closure

Indiana / Education / Religion

School voucher supporters and foes disagree on financial impact

Community / Business

1st Source Bank supports Porter County Community Foundation campaign

Obituary

Iris Pratt Celebration of Life is Sunday, July 24

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/072016 Notice of Public Hearing Effie Erb Variance Request (1).pdf

 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Business / Economy / Region

NIPSCO 6 percent electric rate hike to take effect in October

Seaway season off to slow start; cargo numbers down; imported steel up

Porter County

County BZA agenda includes horse riding clinic in Jackson Township

Elections

GOP lobbying to succeed Pence shifts to Cleveland convention

Pence seeks to reassure conservatives about Trump

Gregg gets $500K from Democratic Governors Association

Community

Stop, Drop and Run 5K to benefit Porter Volunteer Fire Department

Environment

National Lakeshore reopens Central Avenue Beach in Beverly Shores

DNR Conservation officers tracking black bear in southern Indiana

 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Environment / Community

Public invited to dedication of DunesKankakee Trail Wednesday

DNR: State parks a great place to play Pokemon Go, but be careful obey rules

Article about the new Dunes State Park bathroom in the Chesterton Tribune needs clarification

Local History

Wisconsin RR museum now operating South Shore Car No. 33 donated by NPS

Business / Region

Horizon Bank acquires LaPorte bank; latter's Chesterton branch to close

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor RDC looks to push Westport food trucks for fall season

Police / Chesterton

CPD officer John Carnahan promoted

Township Library

Library Board eyes long term lease for Brown Mansion

Lake Michigan

Report finds increase in Lake Michigan drownings

Region

Chicago O'Hare airport plans include more gates and amenities

Indiana

66 Indiana children died from abuse and neglect in 2014

 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Indiana / Nation / Elections

Trump announces Pence VP choice on Twitter

Trump and Pence differ on trade, immigration and social policy

Three vying to replace Pence on GOP ballot

Duneland Community

RePurpose Place volunteer luncheon celebrates hard work for a cause

Dunes Action to hold Community Fellowship Dinner Wednesday, July 20

Police

Judge Chidester prevails in legal flap with Gensel over police reports

ISP: Merrillville man airlifted from I-65 crash

Trucker whose tire shot out by Michigan trooper faces charge here

Porter man gets six months in handgun case

Education

Duneland School Board hires new teachers for 2016-17 year

Town of Chesterton

Public hearing Monday on proposed 12 percent stormwater rate hike

Town of Burns Harbor

Town may condemn house in Village fire; BH Council to pay off plow loan

Obituaries

Memorial Services Sunday for Jean Nelson age 84

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071516 IDEM Notice of 30-Days for Public Comment Findings for SMS Mill Services.pdf

Legal Notices/071516 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Mark Good.pdf

Legal Notices/071516 Porter County Notice to Taxpayers Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Duneland School Board

Window now open for parents to request ISTEP rescores

Environment / Indiana Dunes / Lake Michigan

Pavilion Partners, not DNR, has job of maintaining beach restrooms

Grassroots Long Beach group claims victory in Lake Michigan seawall flap

Porter County

Porter County Parks Foundation reaches out to County Commissioners

Elections

Daniels won't try to replace Pence if he's Trump VP pick

Town of Burns Harbor / Steel

Burns Harbor Town Council approves tax abatement for ArcelorMittal power house

Town of Porter

Paving underway in downtown Porter

Police

ISP seeks public's help in fatal crash investigation

State Attorney General warns phishing scams targeting firms

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky testifies before ITC today on steel imports

Community

United Way Field Day and Picnic July 16 at Sunset Hill Farm Park

Environment

DNR ups bonus anterless deer quota in Porter County

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071416 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Gregory Hetrick.pdf

Legal Notices/071416 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Donald A. Morgenroth.pdf

Legal Notices/071416 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Jason Briese.pdf

Legal Notices/071416 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Keith & Diane Lawrence.pdf

Legal Notices/071416 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Kenny Lewis.pdf

Legal Notices/071416 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of William Dykstra.pdf

 

 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Town Council expands Coffee Creek 'riverfront' alcohol district to Toll Road

Porter County

New plan would keep rail line out of Porter County

Duneland Schools

Registration dates for Duneland Schools set

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council ready for more paving; OKs new health plan

Town of Porter approves five year funding plan for tractor and mower

Community

Parents As Teachers Touch a Truck coming Saturday, July 23

Porter County Izaak Walton League will host booth at Porter County 4H Fair

Elections / Indiana

Evan Bayh says he will seek Indiana Senate seat again

Trump and family meet with Pence and other VP finalists

Police

Lake County officer faces charges after crash

Portage man gets 14 years for child porn

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Richard A. Westergren

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071316 NICTD Request for Proposals Purchase of Production Tamper.pdf

Legal Notices/071316 Porter County Appeal of Storm Water Fee Donald Dixon.pdf

Legal Notices/071316 Porter County Appeal of Storm Water Fee Mark Dickinson.pdf

Legal Notices/071316 Porter County Appeal of Storm Water Fee Michael Hodge.pdf

Legal Notices/071316 Porter County Appeal of Storm Water Fee Ravinia HOA.pdf

Legal Notices/071316 Porter County Appeal of Storm Water Fee Shirley Heinze Land Trust .pdf

Legal Notices/071316 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Virgil A. DiBase.pdf

Legal Notices/071316 Town of Porter Notice Will Resume Paving July 13th.pdf

 

 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Environment / Indiana / Community

Alcohol expansion in state parks on NRC agenda July 19 in Indianapolis

Police

Teresa Lawhead of Chesterton dies following motorcycle crash

Cops Cycling for Survivors bike ride to pass through area on Friday July 15

Town of Chesterton

Calumet Road rail crossing to close

Water company still hasn't finished main work

Duneland Schools / Community

School Board meets Wednesday to discuss YMCA lease

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Council to talk tax abatements and budget meetings

Burns Harbor RDC to talk food truck square updates

Community

County Fair Open Class home economic exhibits for accepted Sunday

Obituaries

Memorial Mass Friday for Mildred Harding, age 93

Service visitation Monday, July 11 for Donald L. Cope

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071216 Porter County Minor Subdivision Legal Notice Aaron Freyenberger.pdf

Legal Notices/071216 Town of Chesterton Notice to Bidders Dogwood Park Restroom Prefabrication.pdf

 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Elections

Baron Hill drops off Democratic ticket; Evan Bayh expected to run for Senate

Pence: I'll campaign for Trump anywhere anytime

Police

ISP: Lake County police officer charged with OWI, leaving scene of accident

CPD: Woman on motorcycle seriously injured in 1100N

Porter County

Commissioners to discuss alternative route for proposed freight line

Porter County Stormwater Board to review appeals

Police / Region

Two Gary men indicted on bank robbery charges

Two Gary residents accused of income tax fraud

Lake County official to plead guilty to tax assessment shakedown

Police / Emergency / Lake Michigan

Men who drowned in Lake Michigan were trying to save child

Body of missing kayaker recovered from Lake Michigan

DNR / Region / Emergency

DNR: Near drowning in Stone Lake in LaPorte

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Deer reduction hunt set for Indiana Dunes State Park

 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Police / Nation

Deadliest day for police since 9/11

Environment

National Park Service seeks comment on Little Calumet River plan

Environment / Weather

Hot, wet and wild 2016 weather as US has warmest June

Region

South Shore offers extra trains for this weekend's Taste of Chicago

Local History

Bailly Homestead artifact from 1821 on display at Westchester Township Museum

Police / Traffic

SUV rolls on US 20 near Tremont Road

Porter County

Assessment notices to be mailed August 5

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor planners to discuss allowing chickens

Business / Safety

Harley/Davidson motorcycles investigated for brake failure

Obituaries

Service visitation Monday, July 11 for Donald L. Cope

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070816 NICTD Request for Bidders Purchase of Tie Crane.pdf

Legal Notices/070816 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Angelcrest.pdf

Legal Notices/070816 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Paul Forney.pdf

Legal Notices/070816 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Virgil A. DiBiase.pdf

Legal Notices/070816 Town of Burns Harbor Public Auction at Burns Harbor Street Dept..pdf

Legal Notices/070816 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Proposed Rates and Charges.pdf

Legal Notices/070816 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Milk Products.pdf

 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Environment / Community

Hannell exhibit, quilts at Chesterton Art Center to celebrate Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 50th

Elections / Indiana

Pence and Gregg raise combined $7 million in governor race

Traffic

US 12 to be closed next week from Miller to Ogden Dunes

AAA auto club says not all gasoline is the same

Police

Teen charged with OWI after crash into house here

Man charged with accepting counterfeit money at Portage Wal-Mart

Business / Police

Wendy's: More than 1,000 restaurants hit by hack

Indiana

Indiana sued over ultrasound 18 hours before abortion rule

Indy mayor's son arrested on drug charges

Obituaries

Service visitation Monday, July 11 for Donald L. Cope

Celebration of Life Saturday for Louis Ralph Pinkerton

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070716 Alcohal and Tobacco Commission Notice of Public Hearing Alcoholic Beverage Permit Weddings Events.pdf

Legal Notices/070716 Alcohal and Tobacco Commission Notice of Public Hearing Alcoholic Beverage Permit Lutheran University.pd...

Legal Notices/070716 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Porter Hospital.pdf

 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Police / Fire / Emergency

Fireworks believed to be cause of house fire in Burns Harbor

ISP: Hobart man crashes car on I-65 and then jumps off bridge

Dunes Acres death believed to be drug related

Community / Environment

Old fashioned fun at Chellberg Farm Saturday

Household hazardous waste collection event scheduled at WIS on Saturday

Elections

Pence can't run for governor if selected as Trump VP

Gregg takes in $2.8M but has less cash on hand than Pence

Indiana

Indiana governor and lawmakers agree to preschool expansion

Court OKs new judge in IBM vs. Indiana case

Sports / Community / Region

ICGSA to sponsor Girls Softball Camp in Gary, needs help

Obituaries

Services Friday for Charles 'Charlie' Carpenter

Services Friday for Jeffrey S. Johnson, age 71

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070616 IDEM Notice of 30-Days for Public Comment Worthington Steel .pdf

Legal Notices/070616 NICTD Request for Proposals Purchase of Production Tamper.pdf

Legal Notices/070616 Town of Chesterton Request for Proposals for Chesterton Fiber Optic Network Operator.pdf

 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sports / CHS / Community

Blake Pieroni makes CHS history with Olympic swim team spot

Elections

GOP finds no opponent for Blaney in County Commissioner race

Trump tweet: Very impressed by Pence

Police

ISP: Motorcyclist dies after striking patrol car on I-90 near Portage

PCSP: Liberty Township man faces charge of intimidation

100 ticketed in 1st year of Indiana highway slowpokes law

Lake Michigan

Police make at least two dozen arrests ahead of Lake Michigan fireworks

Indiana

Indiana Beach amusement park making a comeback under new owners

Indiana man loses hand lighting found firework

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070516 IDEM Notice of 30 Days for Public Comment Air Permit for Bailey Generating Station.pdf

Legal Notices/070516 Town of Chesterton Notice to Bidders Dogwood Park Restroom Prefabrication.pdf

 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Indiana / Elections

Indiana Governor Pence to meet Trump amid talk about vice president slot

Region

South Shore line fare hike in effect today; July 4 schedule told

Community

Michael Boo arrangements celebrate Indiana Bicentennial through music

Pedal Power to rent bikes at Visitor Center beginning July 15

Environment

Indiana Heritage Trust renamed and restructured

Bringing Nature Home awards program applications due July 25

Police

Valpo man gets 50 years for child porn

Judge frees man held 3 years after molesting acquittals

Valparaiso Police investigate early morning shooting

Indiana

New Indiana law allows virtual doctor visits

Sports

Blake Pieroni waits to hear on Olympic swim team spot

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Michael Sofiak

Antoinette 'Nina' Rhoda passes away at age 70

Marjorie M. Gerometta passes away in Texas

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070116 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Milk Products.pdf

Legal Notices/070116 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals for Training Program.pdf

Legal Notices/070116 NICTD Request for Bidders Purchase of Tie Crane.pdf

 

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