The 12th Annual Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration took place last Saturday at the Porter County Expo Center, and many contest winners were recognized and earned prizes for their efforts in the event.
Jake Messing, director of Community Healthcare System’s Behavioral Health Services, has been presented with Horizon Health’s “Program Director of the Year” award. The award recognizes a behavioral health program director who focuses on quality performance and outcomes, according to Jack DeVaney, president of the Dallas-based management organization.
On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring the 13th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative. The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of prescription drugs.
Where in the country can you find a better late spring/early summer than along the South Shore of Lake Michigan? This May we have a challenge for you: try something you've never done before! Go see a concert in Chicago, an art show in Michigan City, visit Downtown South Bend, and let the South Shore Line take you there!
We’ve heard the excuses. They wrinkle my clothes. It doesn’t fit me right. If my car is on fire after a crash I don’t want to be trapped in a seatbelt. I wasn’t traveling that far. Troopers that have worked the road for even a short period of time can easily recount having heard these and similar excuses for not wearing a seatbelt. The truth is, there are no excuses.
For the environmentally conscious, every day is Earth Day. But one day each year is especially important for us to think green and that is Earth Day, landing on April 22nd this year!
Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) crews will be working to complete a natural gas transmission pipeline inspection project between the towns of Crown Point, IN and Highland, IN. Approximately nine miles of natural gas transmission pipeline that traverses between the two towns along the Erie-Lackawanna Trail System is being inspected.
Hammond Mayor, Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that on Friday April 7, 2017 the Hammond Police launched their new patrol vehicles equipped with LPR (license plate reader) cameras. This is a prelude to the 33 cameras that will cover every major entry and exit point in Hammond. These cameras will augment the six crime fighting cameras already in place. This is the next generation crime fighting and crime prevention tool. “I believe the new cameras will aid police in reducing crime significantly in Hammond,” stated Mayor McDermott.
The South Shore Line (SSL) announced today that it will run an extra eastbound departure from Millennium Station 90 minutes following the conclusion of the World Champion Chicago Cubs home opener on April 10 and following the ring day game on April 12.
Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott and the City Council agree upon citywide sidewalk repairs of $600,000. Each of the six district councilman will provide $450,000 of their gaming monies to the sidewalk repair program with Mayor McDermott contributing $150,000.
In recognition of National Safe Digging Month, NIPSCO reminds customers and contractors to call 811, the free, national call-before-you-dig phone number, at least two business days before starting any digging project.