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Expanding the South Shore line

The Regional Development Authority has joined with business groups, county and municipal leaders, and Congressman Pete Visclosky to champion expanded South Shore service in Northwest Indiana.

Charging stations for electric vehicles

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NIPSCO and South Shore Clean Cities are working together on a program to make easier and more affordable for businesses, universities and other organizations to install public EV-charging stations on their sites for their customers, employees and students.

Turkish immigrant’s life a rags-to-riches story

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Miray “Mike” Dalkilic, 76, an immigrant from Istanbul, Turkey, struggled mightily while first in this country. Despite this, he has gone from ditch digger to founder-president of Midtech Hydraulics, Inc. in Cedar Lake, Ind.

Professor honored with President’s Award

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Deborah L. Stipp, who serves as Associate Professor of Social Sciences at Ivy Tech Community College in Gary, Ind., recently received the President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction.

‘Snoopy’ former teacher knows her Indiana history

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Former teacher Judy Kanne is curator at Jasper County Historical Society Museum in Rensselaer, Ind., as well as a member of several historical societies. “I guess I’m snoopy,” she says.

High quality care in Northwest Indiana

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From diagnostics to therapeutics to surgery to recovery, Franciscan Alliance claims its hospitals in Northwest Indiana can do anything a ‘big-city’ hospital can do.

Seattle Sutton Slim Down comes to Northwest Indiana

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Seattle Sutton’s 2014 Slim Down Contest is the first of its kind for Northwest Indiana. It includes 10 people from the area and runs through April 28.

Duneland Chamber exec will head Northwest Indiana Forum

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Heather Ennis, former executive director of the Duneland Chamber of Commerce, and president of the Duneland Economic Development Corporation, will be the first woman to lead the Northwest Indiana Forum, an economic development organization.

Choosing a computer for your business

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Businesses have a lot to consider when purchasing computers these days with touch screen laptops, Chromebooks, Windows 8 vs. Windows 7, and choosing between desktop computers, laptops and even tablets.

Good ideas to grow a business

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Entrepreneurs and business owners need to set new strategic goals and plans for growth.

Tax tips for small-business owners

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A growing number of small business owners are preparing their own business taxes. Here a few tips when doing so.

Community banks: some things should not be left behind

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Some things should be left in the past — bad perms, bell-bottom jeans, parachute pants. Then other things never go out of style: a great customer service experience, the kind of banking relationship where you’re treated like a person and not just an account number …

IUN offers over 70 degree programs

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Indiana University Northwest offers degrees in more than 70 academic programs, and has a large number of resources to accommodate its students.

Compassionate care for chronic pain

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The staff at Neurology and Pain Management in Northwest Indiana are dedicated to the compassionate care of patients with neurological disease and chronic pain.

Methodist Hospital leads the way in digital medical records

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Methodist Hospitals in Northwest Indiana is in with select company when it comes to offering electronic medical record keeping.

Relief of heel pain

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Podiatrists at Friendly Foot Care in Northwest Indiana are now using a high-tech camera to help alleviate heel pain.

Chiropractic facility reopens in Winfield

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Kauffman Chiropractic, in its 25th year of serving patients, recently announced the re-opening of its Winfield, Ind., office at 7620 E. 109th Ave., enabling the community to immediately resume or begin chiropractic care.

Be ready for asthma triggers

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Asthma patients need to understand the triggers of each season to prepare for symptoms.

What to know about gluten-free

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The Center for Celiac Research estimates that 18 million people (or 6 percent of the population) may suffer from gluten intolerance. See if you may be one of them, and what to do if you are.

Rediscover the 1893 World’s Fair

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Travel back to 1893 and experience the excitement of the White City with "Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair," which runs through Sept. 7, 2014, at The Field Museum in Chicago.

Purdue Calumet professor part of Nobel Prize venture

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Neeti Parashar, a professor at Purdue University Calumet, was part of the research team whose discovery of the “God particle” led to a Nobel Prize in physics.

Debating benefits of e-cigarettes

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Electronic cigarettes are seeing increases in sales in many smoke shops while sales for traditional cigarettes drop. What are the benefits of e-cigarettes?

Fighting lung cancer with technology

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Community Healthcare System, with three hospitals in Northwest Indiana, offer low-dose CT scans and electromagnetic navigation to detect and treat lung cancer.

Energy-efficiency pays off for homeowners

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The Home Energy Rating System score gives prospective buyers and homeowners insight as to how the home ranks in terms of energy efficiency,

Single program for pre-med students

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Indiana University Northwest offers a program that can carry pre-med students from freshman year to graduation from medical school, all at one campus.

Defibrillator donated to high school

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River Forest Junior/Senior High School in Hobart, Ind., recently received a donation of a defibrillator from NorthShore Health Centers to be prepared in case a student suffers a heart attack, stroke or other emergency.