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Hammond Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. has confirmed a Hammond police officer has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The officer and two others are under home quarantine. A Times report says two other officers who worked in close capacity with the affected officer are also quarantined and being monitored until their condition is known. McDermott […]

U.S. Steel Idles Blast Furnace #4 at Gary Works

U.S. Steel announced today (Friday) blast furnace #4 at Gary Works will go idle immediately as the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker furthers its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A report from The Times says the blast furnace was planned for a 48-day idling for maintenance beginning in April, but the new circumstances surrounding the coronavirus sparked a […]

Indiana Introduces Interactive Food-Pantry and Meal-Site Map

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is partnering with the state’s food banks, the Indy Hunger Network and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry to develop a statewide, interactive map to help Hoosiers seeking food assistance find what they need. Both food pantries and meal sites are included on the map. Food pantries are locations where Hosiers […]

Indiana DOC Shifts Inmate Manufacturing Lines to Assist with PPE Production

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced today (Friday) offenders at the Miami Correctional Facility are producing face masks, personal protection gowns, face shields and hand sanitizer to be used in the fight against COVID-19. Rob Carter, Commissioner Department of Corrections says after consulting with Governor Holcomb and Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box at state-department […]

Town of Lowell Adjusts Garbage, Yard-Waste Collections Due to COVID-19

The Town of Lowell garbage pick-up is temporarily changing as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. Republic Garbage Company is temporarily suspending large-item and loose-garbage-bag pickup. In addition, Lowell is temporarily suspending its branch and leaf pick-up. According to a press release, the Town of Lowell website will be updated when normal garbage and branch […]

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Schools Request Transparency Sheet Donations as Students Use 3D Printers to Make Face Shields for Hospitals

Michigan City Area Schools says Safe Harbor’s Michigan City Robotics Team and “Project Lead The Way” high school engineering students are asking for donations of overhead-projection transparency sheets to assist in making face shields for hospitals in La Porte and Starke Counties. The students use 3-D printers to help complete the shields and are able […]

Resources for Indiana Workers and Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has issued executive orders this week to ensure Hoosiers stay home and help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The stay-at-home order applies to the entire state, unless you work for essential businesses or are doing any of the approved essential activities, such as going to the grocery store, picking […]

NiSource Charitable Foundation Donates $1 Million to American Red Cross Chapters; $400,000 to American Red Cross in Indiana

The NiSource Charitable Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by NIPSCO’s parent company NiSource Inc, today announced that it has committed $400,000 to the American Red Cross in Indiana as part of its overall $1 million donation to help provide coronavirus (COVID-19) relief support across the company’s seven-state service territory. Along with the American Red Cross […]

Number of COVID-19 Cases Rises to 47 in Lake County

State health officials today announced Lake County now has 47 COVID-19 cases, and the number of total cases in Indiana has risen to 981. The Indiana State Department of Health said there are 24 deaths statewide. More than 69-hundred Hoosiers have been tested. There are now cases in nearly seventy of Indiana’s 92 counties. In […]

Crown Point Announces Modified Collection Schedule for Trash and Recycling

Crown Point Mayor David Uran has announced a modified collection schedule for trash and recycling for residents and businesses. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, beginning next Wednesday, April 1st, recycling and garbage collection will be combined into one weekly collection; recycling collection will be temporarily suspended and all items can be combined into the same […]