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South Shore Line Bikes on Trains Program Returns April 1st, 2019

SouthShoreNICTD It’s that time of year again when riding your bike to work is made possible with the South Shore Line’s (SSL) Bikes on Trains program. This program is offered on two morning and two evening rush-hour weekday trains in addition to select weekend trains. Bike cars will be available on these select trains from April through October. Not only can you bike to work during the week, but you can also explore the bike trails along the South Shore Line on the weekends.

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Ivy Tech Valparaiso Hosts Free Opioid Awareness & Wellness Seminar


If you ask Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds what his community’s number one problem is, he easily replies, “Drugs.” Heroin, an opioid, is chief among his concerns as it takes dozens of lives each year. On Thursday, Ivy Tech Valparaiso gathered medical, law enforcement, and other experts for a free Opioid Awareness & Wellness Seminar where they analyzed the epidemic and possible solutions.

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United Way of Porter County Announces Todd Leeth as Their Newest Campaign Chair for 2019-2020

United-Way-of-Porter-County-Announces-Todd-Leeth-as-Their-Newest-Campaign-Chair-for-2019-2020United Way of Porter County is excited to announce Todd Leeth as the 2019-2020 Campaign Chair for the organization. “There is no better way to financially support charitable organizations in Porter County than doing so through the United Way,” says Todd Leeth. Mr. Leeth is an attorney and partner with Hoeppner, Wagner, and Evans, located in Valparaiso and Merrillville where he practices real estate and land use law.

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2019 Michigan City Annual Spring Clean-up

Michigan-City-Annual-Spring-Clean-up-2019The Michigan City, Refuse Department will conduct its Annual Spring Clean-Up beginning on March 25, 2019. The Refuse Department requests that all residents separate the debris that is to be discarded into the following three (3) categories:

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NWI Nephrology offers kidney care close to home in Gary


Physicians have been seeing patients for about three months at the brand new NWI Nephrology office in Gary, but everything there is still shiny new as the practice continues to grow.

The new 1,500-square-foot facility at 1705 W. 25th Ave., Suite 201 in Gary opened to patients in January, offering an important specialty-care service near residential neighborhoods with easy access off I-94 at Grant Street.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide close-to-home care for our chronic kidney disease and dialysis patients,” said Jane Lloyd, practice operations manager for NWI Nephrology. Previously, patients in that area had to travel to their Hammond or Whiting location for care. “It is a great state-of-the-art facility geared toward patient comfort and convenience,” Lloyd said.

Nephrology is the medical specialty for kidneys. The clinic’s...

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Region events summit nets collaboration, excitement


Northwest Indiana is filled with big dreamers and eager teams who create and execute the elaborate events and festivals that put the Region on the map. When several events directors from the area gathered recently at the Life Site studio for a collaborative meeting, the room instantly came alive with excitement and positivity for what it takes to pull off these impressive productions.

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West Lake Corridor Project Receives Positive Rating in Annual Funding Report

SouthShoreNICTD The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) has received a favorable rating of Medium High for its West Lake Corridor Project. The rating was released today as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Annual Report. To advance to receive funding in the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA’s) Capital Investment Grant Program a project must receive a rating of Medium, or higher.

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Energy Assistance Programs Are Available for NIPSCO Customers

rot1With the end of the winter heating season approaching, NIPSCO reminds customers that while the state’s moratorium on disconnecting electric and natural gas service during the winter for eligible customers ends March 15, bill payment assistance programs are still available.

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NIPSCO Reinvests $660 Million into Energy System Upgrades in 2019

nipsco-logoWith the heavy construction season around the corner, NIPSCO will be continuing its work to upgrade the electric and gas infrastructure across northern Indiana with nearly $660 million in planned investments this year.

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Gov. Holcomb unveils Next Level Broadband grant program

2018GovHolcomb Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the launch of the Next Level Broadband program, which will dedicate $100 million to bridge the digital divide in rural areas of the state.

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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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