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258 Licenses Issued Under New Illinois Marriage Law

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Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office issued 258 marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the week following a federal judge’s ruling that called for immediate implementation of Illinois’ Marriage Equality law, including five licenses to couples from northwest and northern...

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Snow Affects Morning Commute

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The National Weather Service says Lake and Porter Counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory through noon CST today, with the bulk of the snow expected to fall during the morning commute.  The Region News Team has received multiple reports...

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Illinois May Ban Smoking While Kids in Car

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In Illinois, legislation banning smoking while kids are in the car is moving ahead at the State Capitol. A Senate committee approved the measure making it illegal to smoke while children are in the car on a five to two...

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House Approves Naming Fifth Ave for Rudy Clay

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The Indiana House voted unanimously to rename part of US 20 in Lake County, the section known as Fifth Avenue in Gary, for the late Rudy Clay. Gary Democratic Senator Earline Rogers authored the resolution. Clay, who was mayor of...

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Man Convicted of Killing Store Clerk Gets 80 Year Sentence

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A 22 year old Merrillville man was sentenced to 80 years in prison today for murdering a store clerk in March of 2012. Jeremy Blue was found guilty in November by a jury in the death of 48 year old...

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Hoosier Native Named 1st Financial Bank IN President

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A Hoosier native has been named First Financial Bank's Indiana banking president. Kevin Lankford, of Indianapolis, will oversee the banks 45 Indiana locations, which includes branches in Crown Point, Hammond, Highland and Schererville, as well as a number of Alliance...

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IU Health Lifts Previous Visitor Restrictions

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IU Health is lifting their previous visitor restrictions effective immediately due to the low number of positive influenza cases throughout the local area and the state. The restrictions were put in place to protect patients, families and colleagues from unnecessary...

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City of Gary to Get New Sanitary Board President

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The City of Gary is going to have a new Sanitary Board of Commissioners President. The Commission on Monday decided to elect Vice President Nelson Tinsley as President, ousting long-time President Richard Comer. Tinsley was also named Chair of the...

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Drug Raid in Schererville

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A three-month investigation by the Schererville Police Department's Special Operations Task Force resulted in the arrest of eight individuals today on drug-related charges. Schererville Police report task force members, along with the Northwest Indiana Regional SWAT Team, executed a narcotics...

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NIPSCO Working on Gas Leak in NW Munster

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NIPSCO at last check was still working on a gas leak in the northwest section of Munster this afternoon. Munster Police report gas has been shut off in the area of 30 th Street, between Seberger and Broadmoor and Jackson...

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National Lakeshore Tourists Spent $75.9 Million in 2012

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National park tourism is a significant driver in both our national and local economy. A new National Park Service report shows that over one-point-eight million visitors to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in 2012 spent almost 76-million dollars in communities near...

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Coats Calls Obama FY 15 Budget a Missed Opportunity

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4-trillion-dollars in spending ... and just 3-point-3 trillion dollars in revenues: That's the bottom line on the 2015 budget President Obama sent to Congress today. ABC News reports the President says it reflects our "values" ... with more money for...

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EC Man Arrested for Marijuana and 1140 Bootleg DVD's

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The Region Stop Team on Monday announced the arrest of a 45 year old East Chicago man in possession of over 300 grams of marijuana and over 11-hundred bootleg DVD movies. East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker told the Region...

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Federal Charges Filed Against East Chicago Man

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Federal charges have been filed against a convicted felon arrested on Friday in possession with a handgun. East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker told the Region News Team members of the Region Stop Team were patrolling the Harbor Section of...

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Drug Charges Filed Against Liberty Twp Woman

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A 32 year old Liberty Township woman is facing drug charges after she was found asleep in a parked vehicle, which had been left running, on Calumet Road, near the intersection of...

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Medical Device Company Plans Expansion

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A medical device company that serves the orthopedic industry is planning an expansion in northern Indiana. Sites Medical announced plans today to invest one-point-nine-million dollars to lease and equip a facility in Columbia City, expanding its total footprint in the...

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Coats Praises Return of F-16s to Fort Wayne

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Republican Indiana US Senator Dan Coats, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, praised today’s announcement that the 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne will be receiving F-16’s to replace its current fleet of A-10 aircraft. The announcement...

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State Stops Over $1 Million in Tax Fraud

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In one month of processing more than one-million individual tax returns, the Indiana Department of Revenue announced today they have stopped over one-point-two-million dollars in attempted identity theft and tax fraud.
The fraudulent returns were stopped by the department’s increased...

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Illinois Observes Severe Weather Prep Week

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  Illinois is observing Severe Weather Preparedness Week this week, and residents are urged to review safety procedures in the event of a tornado, strong winds or flash flood.  Tornado sirens are being tested in counties across Illinois today as...

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Radio Shack to Close Up to 1,100 US Stores

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Radio Shack today announced plans to close up to eleven-hundred "underperforming" U-S stores, after reporting a wider fourth quarter loss during a holiday season the retailer says was characterized by lower traffic at its locations. The move would leave the...

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