First District Congressman and Vice Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus Pete Visclosky joined Chairman Tim Murphy and over 150 other lawmakers to urge the U.S. Department of Commerce to stop Korean steel dumping.
Detailed in a letter sent today...
Senior citizens across the Region are being encouraged to stay active by participating in a shuffleboard tournament that celebrates seniors to be hosted at Healthlinc Valparaiso clinic on June 25. According to Healthlinc, HealthLinc staff will be on hand to...
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Police in LaPorte are crediting the alertness of a store clerk to suspicious activity that led to the arrest of a Chicago man on Thursday for counterfeiting and drug possession. LaPorte Police report...
After the long hard winter in NWI it feels good to get out and enjoy the weather. Corn Roast Co-Chair Jean Lahm says there's no better place than on the square this weekend for the annual Crown Point tradition! Lahm...
A criminal investigation against a former LaPorte Police officer accused of stealing several thousand dollars from the LaPorte Fraternal Order of Police has been turned over to the Indiana State Police. LaPorte Police report that back in April, Police Chief...
The Valparaiso Department of Parks and Recreation are putting out a call for volunteers for the Valpo Triathlon to be held the morning of July 12th. Race Director Barbie Johnson says volunteers are needed for all areas of the sprint...
Region residents who wish to express their pinon on plans to develop the area around the Gary/Chicago International Airport can weigh in.Â The City of Gary, the Airport Authority and AFCO/AvPorts will host a land planning charrette (shuh-ret) at Indiana University Northwest today to bring together local and regional public officials, businesses, educators, real estate professionals, community leaders and representatives to craft a vision around development in and around the Gary/Chicago International Airport.
Only four months after the approval of the historic public-private partnership at the airport, which includes a $100 million long-term investment, this charrette establishes a broad development vision to lay the foundation for achieving specific job and revenue creating activities in and around Gary.
The morning will consist of sessions with key stakeholders working together in small groups to address topics in five critical subject areas. The groups will present their findings and ideas for review and discussion to a panel including:
·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, City of Gary
·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Rep. Ed Soliday, State of Indiana, Transportation Committee Chairman
·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Denise Dillard, Gary/Chicago Airport Authority Board Member & Lake County Appointee
·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Harley Snyder, Regional Development Authority, Board Member and PPP Ad Hoc Committee Member
·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â A representative from the Gary Redevelopment Commission
·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Michael Zonsius, Chief Financial Officer, Chicago Department of Aviation
The public is invited to participate in the review of the recommendations from 1:00p.m. – 4:30p.m. in Raintree Hall Main Auditorium, Room 102. Community participants will be able to provide comments in each of the subject areas: on-airport development, off-airport development, workforce development and local hiring, environment and sustainability, and transportation.
The land planning charrette is timely given the recently announced partnership with Carmeuse Lime, the City of Gary, and the Gary Redevelopment Commission.
“The City of Gary is building momentum in attracting the types of private sector partners that provide job growth and business opportunities for Gary residents,” said Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson. “This charrette collects our ideas and in partnership with the public, private partners, and subject matter experts, we can bring these ideas from concept to reality.”
The event’s organization and execution was supported significantly by IUN, NIRPC , the Tri-State Regional Alliance, and the Chicago Central Area Committee.Â Following the charrette, a vision document will be produced summarizing the results, comments and feedback attained from the event. The completed document will be posted on the City of Gary web page and available at Gary City Hall in printed form.
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With fireworks season on the horizon, the Indiana State Fire Marshall reminds Hoosiers to purchase fireworks only from licensed fireworks vendors.Â According to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, fireworks vendors of any kind must be licensed to sell fireworks in Indiana, and must have a permit from the I-D-H-S's Fire and Building Safety Division, which is overseen by the StateFire Marshall.Â Fireworks vendor permits must displayed on the wall in the stores.Â Officials say, if you don't see a permit, ask an employee to see it.Â If the permit can't be produced, call the State Fire marshall at (317) 232-2222.
Only those 18 years of age orlder can purchase fireworks.Â Without a special permit, it is only legal to buy 1.4G consumer fireworks.Â This includes bottle rockets and fire crackers, among others, according to the IDHS.
For information on Indiana's fireworks law, visit http://www.GetPrepared.IN.gov
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- Hartsford Village Contributes $9700 to Dementia Services
- 24 Year Sentence for Woman Who Sold Her Child
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