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South Shore Line Service Advisory: Chicago Auto Show 2018

South Shore Line logoNormally, we serve McCormick Place Station on weekends. However, during the Chicago Auto Show we also stop select weekday trains at McCormick Place.

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Valparaiso YMCA's Coffee & Canvas Event Brings Community Together For Heart Month

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Despite the chilly temperatures, the Coffee and Canvas event at the Valparaiso Family YMCA on Saturday morning saw eager painters fill a cozy sunlit conference room, as all were excited to spend a couple of hours transforming rows of blank canvases into vibrant works of art.

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Author Sarah Schulman to speak at IU Northwest on March 6, 2018

Sarah-Schulman-Conflict-Is-Not-AbuseIndiana University Northwest’s One Book…One Campus…One Community… reading initiative welcomes Sarah Schulman, author of this year’s common campus read, “Conflict is Not Abuse,” to campus on Tuesday, March 6.

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Portage Township Schools Update, February 2, 2018


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Parents of Myers Elementary Kindergarten kids visited the classroom on January 24th. The kindergartners in Mrs. Pam Cochran's class were the teachers for their parents. During the hour of parent visit day, each student showed their parents in centers the learning activities they do in their school day. It is a really fun day that connects the parents and the school in their child's learning experience.

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Portage High School Biomedical Science Classes Have a Heart!

Biomedical_Science_classes_have_a_heart21-1Students in the Principles of Biomedical science classes at Portage High School are learning heart anatomy in preparation for a sheep heart dissection and the viewing of a live open heart surgery.

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Mayor McDermott Delivers State of the City Address

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Nearly 400 people gathered at Dynasty Banquet Center in Hammond on Wednesday to join the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce and Hammond’s Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. for a membership luncheon and State of the City address.

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Birds of a Feather Photograph Together

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Birds have caught our gaze since time immemorial. With widely varying and beautiful plumage and the effortless ability to soar above our earthbound heads, humans have long taken notice of these graceful animals.

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Heroes Unsung: 1st Source Presents Donation to Stepping Stone Women’s Shelter

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There are real heroes in this world. Most are unsung, and unnoticed. Helping out when and where they can, for no other reason than because they can and feel compelled to.

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91 Years in the Community: Happy Birthday, Ed Gottschling!

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The Portage Exchange Club celebrated a pillar of the community recently. In honor of his 91st birthday and all that he has contributed to the city of Portage, Mary Jo Bryan, President of PEC, put together a dinner party for friends, family, and current and past city officials to get together in recognition of Portage resident, Ed Gottschling.

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IUN News: Bankston to Step Aside as Associate Dean of Medical School; Remains as CHHS Dean

IUN-News-Bankston-to-Step-Aside-as-Associate-Dean-of-Medical-School-Remains-as-CHHS-DeanIndiana University School of Medicine – Northwest – Gary (IUSM-NW-G) has announced that Associate Dean Patrick Bankston, Ph.D., will resign his leadership role at the region’s only medical school effective July 1.

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NIPSCO Natural Gas Customers to See Lower Bills as a Result of Federal Tax Reform

rot2As a result of the newly enacted federal tax reform, NIPSCO submitted a request with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to lower its previous request to modify natural gas base rates by $26 million.

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