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NIPSCO Celebrates Arbor Day 2018 with Tree Plantings and Giveaways


rot1In commemoration of National Arbor Day, Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) will host a number of tree-planting and educational events to demonstrate to communities the importance of trees and of planting the right tree in the right place.

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South Shore Line Launches ETA Train Tracker System

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The South Shore Line (SSL) announced on Friday, April 13, that it will be launching a new train tracker application. The train tracker, housed on the SSL website and app, will allow riders to track train locations in real time. The location of each train will be detailed on a map of the SSL rail line, and passengers will be able to see arrival and departure times for each live train, as well as any delays. Each train’s schedule will be color-coded, indicating whether the train is on time or whether there is a delay. SSL stations will be on the map and users will be able to click on each station, opening a full listing of that station’s train service for the day. Several other innovative features will also be available to help SSL riders plan effectively.

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South Shore Line to Make Rail Travel Even Safer with Positive Train Control (PTC)

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At the South Shore Line (SSL), safety is our highest priority. To further enhance our safety efforts, The SSL will be implementing (along with all other passenger railroads in the US) Positive Train Control (PTC) technology across their entire network.

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Free United Way Tax Preparation Service Appointments Are Still Available Through Monday, April 16, 2018

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The United Way of Porter County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is still accepting appointments for the 2018 tax season.

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In Their Own Words: McColly Real Estate Agents Tell All

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Katie Wietbrock is a full-time agent with McColly Real Estate, as well as the office manager for McColly Real Estate’s DeMotte location. She described McColly as a “one-stop-shop,” a full service real estate company that has everything agents need to make both agents’ and clients’ lives more blissful. Wietbrock cited the large team at the corporate office as one of the many reasons working with McColly rocks.

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NIPSCO to Begin 12-Mile Fiber Optic Upgrade From Dune Acres to Michigan City


rot2Beginning April 2, NIPSCO and contracted crews will be using a helicopter to replace 12 miles of optical ground wire on lattice towers from Dune Acres to Michigan City, which will increase internal communications and connectivity to improve overall service reliability for customers.

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In Hammond, Cops and Community Go Together Like Coffee and Donuts

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Pictures taken of recent outreach initiatives by the Hammond Police Department have truly captured the essence of the police department’s involvement in the community. Fitted with a variety of filters and processed through an app called Photo Lab, these pictures tell a comprehensive story that hearkens back to the organic civil service of times past.

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South Shore Line Bikes on Trains Program Returns April 1st, 2018

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It’s that time of year again, when riding your bike to work is made possible with the South Shore Line’s (SSL) Bikes on Trains program! This program is offered on two morning and evening rush-hour weekday trains in addition to select weekend trains. Bike cars will be available on select weekend/holiday and select weekday trains from April through October. Not only can you bike to work during the week, but you can also explore the bike trails along the South Shore Line on the weekends!

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United Way of Porter County Recognizes the Spirit of Generosity in Northwest Indiana; Spirit Awards Winners Announced at Annual Community Celebration

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United Way of Porter County announced this year’s Spirit Awards winners at their Annual Community Celebration last night at The Spa Event Center in Porter.

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Portage Township Y Modernizes Facility With Recycled Paint

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Sprucing up your facility doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. Just ask Portage Township YMCA President/CEO Shannon Burhans.

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Michigan City 2018 Spring Clean-Up

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The Michigan City, Refuse Department will conduct its Annual Spring Clean-Up beginning on March 26, 2018. The Refuse Department requests that all residents separate the debris that is to be discarded into the following three (3) categories:

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