NIPSCO, a subsidiary of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), today announced the first phase of its plans to transition to lower-cost renewable energy resources, with the addition of three new wind farms that will be based in Indiana and tied into NIPSCO’s electric system serving nearly 500,000 electric customers.
Mayor Ron Meer is happy to announce that on January 19, 2019, the city made their final 2-million-dollar BAN (Bond Anticipatory Note) payment on the new Michigan City Police Station. Soon after taking office in 2012, Mayor Meer and his administration began discussions regarding the construction of a new state of the art police department building on the site of the previous Eastport School.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott has announced that due to the extreme cold expected today and into next week, the City of Hammond has mobilized and identified several buildings as warming centers, including: The Jean Shepherd Center, the Lost Marsh Golf Course Clubhouse and Hammond Civic Center.
Now that the holidays are over and winter's grip is settling in even more, families all over Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana are looking for something fun to do on the weekends. How about a ride on the South Shore Line with the Midwest Rail Rangers? Our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization presents on-board educational programs on the South Shore two to three weekends per month year-round... including during the winter. Ride the train between Downtown Chicago and South Bend, while learning about the people, places, and history passing by outside your window from Interpretive Guides.
In celebration of the impending 100-year birthday of the Katherine House in East Chicago, Safety-Kleen joins the celebration by giving a $20,000 donation for the capital campaign/renovation project of this long-standing community asset.
Starting Tuesday, January 2, NIPSCO and contracted crews from Kent Powers will be replacing static wire on existing electrical lattice towers located on the top most position of the towers with new Optical Ground Wire (OPGW). A small low-flying helicopter will be used to replace and string new wires, which will help shield the electrical conductors from lightening while providing a telecommunications path for internal communications.
Tis the season for free rides! To say Happy Holidays and to let riders know it has been a pleasure serving them throughout 2018, South Shore Line (SSL) has expanded its Kids Ride Free program to ALL trains and train times.
Residents of Whiting or those interested in relocating to Whiting will soon have more options to consider for housing, as the construction of the new Illiana Building is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2019. The new five-story commercial and apartment building will be the answer for many looking to put down roots in Whiting, all while boosting the economy and improving Whiting’s sustainability.
The City of Gary is programming a smarter city and enhancing its public safety efforts – made possible by a public safety grant from NIPSCO – with the installation of Databouy’s ShotPoint gunfire detection system in two of the city’s priority neighborhoods focused on reducing gun violence.
With the Mascot Hall of Fame opening its doors to Whiting soon, Northwest Indiana prepares to add another entertainment destination to its ever-growing list of attributes. With a mission to honor great mascot performers, performance, and programs that have inspired tradition and positively influenced the world of sports for years, the Mascot Hall of Fame makes for an innovative, one of a kind experience.