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  • DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Chesterton - October 21, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Chesterton Police will be accepting unused prescription drugs on October 27 from 10am to 2pm. They will be in the parking lot on the south side of Broadway, across from the Police Station. No needles, inhalers, or liquids will be accepted.

  • Courthouse security deputies attacked at the Michigan City Courthouse - October 21, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    At approx. 11:30 am Friday morning, Courthouse security Deputies Jon Keene and Aaron King were physically attacked by in individual who was later identified as 37 year old Joshua Duncan, from Michigan City. At approx. 11:30 am, Joshua Duncan walked into the courthouse and as he entered the security checkpoint, he without provocation or warning “sucker” punched Deputy Keene in the nose. He then turned toward Deputy King and began Read more…

  • “2018” LEAF PICK UP SCHEDULE - October 21, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Beginning on Monday October 22, 2018, City of Michigan City Departments will be picking up leaves in all areas of the city. Leaf pick-up will occur daily, Monday through Saturday, until all leaves are picked up. All residents are encouraged to rake, blow, and/or place their leaves near the street curb along the front of their property. Compost will also be picked up along with the leaves starting on October Read more…

  • Trick-or-Treat Downtown Chesterton - October 21, 2018 at 6:32 am

    Downtown businesses will be offering trick or treating for Duneland families this year on Friday, October 26, from 4-6pm. Parents and their children should look for purple flyers in the windows of participating businesses along Indian Boundary, Calumet and Broadway in Chesterton. The Duneland Chamber will be handing out candy along with other local business in the chamber parking lot as well.

  • College Goal Sunday is less than 2 weeks away - October 21, 2018 at 3:31 am

    Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at 39 sites in Indiana to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday. The event is set for 2 p.m. (local time), October 28th. The free program assists Indiana students in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, Read more…

News From Around The World

  • Boy with autism who improved socially by running plans to finish marathon with mom

    Courtesy Lisa Hernandez-Cruz(NEW YORK) — Around this time last year, Wilfrin Hernandez-Cruz waited for his mother at the finish line of the New York City marathon. When his mom, Lisa Hernandez-Cruz, runs on Nov. 4 in this year’s event, Wilfrin, who is 11 years old and has autism, plans to run by her side for the last leg of the 26.2-mile competition. “I will be running a mile –- mile Read more…

  • Powerball jackpot rises to $620M, third-largest in game’s history

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The day after nobody won a $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the numbers were drawn for a relatively paltry Powerball prize of $470 million. But, like Mega Millions, no one took home the Powerball, and the pot continues to rise. The winning numbers for Saturday’s drawing were 16, 54, 57, 62, 69 with a Powerball of 23. With no one claiming the big prize, the Powerball drawing Read more…

  • Republicans trumpet pre-existing condition protections despite votes to repeal Obamacare

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In the final weeks of the 2018 midterm campaign, Republican candidates across the country have released ads touting concerns about maintaining protections for people with pre-existing conditions, even as their party and the current administration have moved repeatedly to weaken the anti-pricing-discrimination laws. In more than 20 competitive districts from California to Iowa to North Carolina, Republicans in tight federal House and Senate races have released new television Read more…