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  • Roadwork Suspended For Holiday - September 3, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    INDOT is reminding holiday travelers to plan ahead for heavy traffic on the state’s highways and interstates. INDOT will suspend all possible road restrictions from 5pm Friday, Sept. 4 through 8am, Tuesday, Sept. 8. Restrictions will remain on some larger scale projects where restrictions cannot be safely removed. Work zone speed limits will remain in these areas for the safety of drivers in Northwest Indiana: I-80/94 throughout Lake and Porter Read more…

  • INDOT Warns Of Nighttime Lane Restrictions - September 3, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    INDOT is warning drivers of nighttime lane restrictions on I-80/94 between the Indiana/Illinois state line and mile marker 19, (which is the SR 249 exit) beginning 9 p.m. Monday, September 7 and finishing 5 a.m. Thursday, September 10. Crews will close two lanes of both eastbound and westbound, I-80/94 at a time (during nighttime hours only) to grind and smooth bumps in the road. During the project be prepared to Read more…

  • Shirley Heinze Land Trust To Host hike - September 3, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Shirley Heinze Land Trust will host a hike on Sept.19 at Ambler Flatwoods Nature Preserve in Michigan City. Guided hikes will start at 10 a.m. and occur every 15 minutes with the last hike at 11:30 a.m.  A complimentary lunch will be served at Krueger Middle School followed by a presentation on native landscaping and an introduction to the new Stewardship Director, Eric Bird.  RSVP by Sept. 12 at www.heinzetrust.org.

  • September Is Hunger Action Month - September 3, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    September is Hunger Action Month.  Nearly one in 5 families in Northwest Indiana are faced with food insecurity.  Organizations such as the Food Bank of Northern Indiana are participating in Hunger Action Month.  Last year, the food bank delivered more than 7 million pounds of food even though hunger in communities continue to be an issue.  If you are in need of food, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana will Read more…

  • Employees And Clients of Porter-Starke Services Planted Sunflowers - September 3, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Employees and clients of Porter-Starke Services, a not-for-profit community mental health center serving Northwest Indiana, recently planted sunflower seeds on the corner of Lancer Street and Robbins Road in Portage. The sunflowers are blooming and are expected to stay in bloom for the next several weeks. The activity was designed to provide the community with a garden of beauty, serving as a reminder of hope. The effort was intended to Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Unemployment Rate Edges Lower as Economy Adds 173K Jobs in August

    YinYang/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Unemployment creeps lower, but the number of jobs added seems to have missed the mark over the last month. The U.S. unemployment rate edged down to 5.1 percent as employers added only 173,000 jobs in August, according to the latest data from the Labor Department. The number of jobs added was much lower than economists had anticipated. [See the full report here.] The major job gains for Read more…

  • Today on the Trail — 9/4/15

    ABC News(NEW YORK) — Where will the 2016 presidential candidates be on Friday? Read below to find out their schedules: Hillary Clinton All eyes will be on Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, as she emerges from her vacation in the Hamptons to participate in a rare television interview Friday afternoon with Andrea Mitchell at NBC. She then hosts a healthcare roundtable in Puerto Rico. Marco Rubio Republican Marco Rubio will also Read more…

  • Are Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in Marriage Counseling?

    Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were spotted arriving and leaving separately at a marriage counseling center in Los Angels on Thursday, according to the Daily Mail. Photos obtained by the British tabloid show Garner entering through the front of the building, while Affleck uses the back entrance. Later, the estranged couple were seen walking together, both smiling. Ben, who drove away alone from the counseling center, gave Jen a ride Read more…