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Region events summit nets collaboration, excitement

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Northwest Indiana is filled with big dreamers and eager teams who create and execute the elaborate events and festivals that put the Region on the map. When several events directors from the area gathered recently at the Life Site studio for a collaborative meeting, the room instantly came alive with excitement and positivity for what it takes to pull off these impressive productions.

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West Lake Corridor Project Receives Positive Rating in Annual Funding Report


SouthShoreNICTD The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) has received a favorable rating of Medium High for its West Lake Corridor Project. The rating was released today as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Annual Report. To advance to receive funding in the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA’s) Capital Investment Grant Program a project must receive a rating of Medium, or higher.

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Indiana State Bureau of Quality Improvement Services Awards Opportunity Enterprises Highest Licensure


oe logoOpportunity Enterprises recently underwent a rigorous licensing approval procedure for its Supported Living program. The licensing procedure, approved through the Indiana State Bureau of Quality Improvement Services, resulted in a full 36-month license to operate the program. This is the longest licensure allowed and recognizes Opportunity Enterprises’ extreme attention to quality program delivery. Some providers receive as little as a 6-month or 12-month license based on feedback provided through the licensing approval process.

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Energy Assistance Programs Are Available for NIPSCO Customers


rot1With the end of the winter heating season approaching, NIPSCO reminds customers that while the state’s moratorium on disconnecting electric and natural gas service during the winter for eligible customers ends March 15, bill payment assistance programs are still available.

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NIPSCO Reinvests $660 Million into Energy System Upgrades in 2019


nipsco-logoWith the heavy construction season around the corner, NIPSCO will be continuing its work to upgrade the electric and gas infrastructure across northern Indiana with nearly $660 million in planned investments this year.

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Gov. Holcomb unveils Next Level Broadband grant program


2018GovHolcomb Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the launch of the Next Level Broadband program, which will dedicate $100 million to bridge the digital divide in rural areas of the state.

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NIPSCO Encourages Local Nonprofits to Apply for Environmental Action Grant


rot1NIPSCO is accepting applications for its environmental action grant to support local nonprofit organizations with environmental initiatives. In its fourth year, NIPSCO’s Environmental Action Grant aims to provide funding for restoration and education projects throughout northern Indiana.

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Applications Accepted for St. Patrick’s Day Parade Entries and Food Vendors


City-of-Crown-PointMayor Uran’s Office of Special Events is planning for the biggest event of the year on March 17, 2019. The 12th annual nighttime St. Patrick’s Day Parade will commence; featuring emergency vehicles, lit entries, Lake County Pipes and Drums, Grand Marshall Mayor David D. F. Uran, the Junior Grand Marshall Event Logo Contest Winner and much more.

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NIPSCO Announces Addition of Three Indiana-Grown Wind Projects


rot2NIPSCO, 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.

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The Lakes of Valparaiso round up 2018 events, look towards 2019

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True to their “luxury living” credo, the Lakes of Valparaiso community kept a packed calendar of resident events as 2018 drew to a close.

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Michigan City Makes Last Payment on New Police Department Building


my-michigan-city-coverMayor 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.

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