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New NIPSCO Natural Gas Rates to Take Effect Beginning October 2018

rot2Indiana’s lowest-cost natural gas provider, Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (NIPSCO), received a decision from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to modify its natural gas rates effective Oct. 1, 2018.

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NIPSCO Eyes Plan for Cleaner, Lower-Cost Energy Future

rot1Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (NIPSCO), a subsidiary of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), announced today as part of its future electric supply planning process, that analysis shows the most viable option for customers would include moving up the retirement of a majority of its remaining coal-fired generation in the next five years and all coal within the next 10 years. Likely replacement options point toward lower-cost renewable energy resources such as wind, solar and battery storage technology.

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Team Pina Prepares for Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s


One in 10 people aged 65 and older suffers from Alzheimer’s dementia, and approximately 200,000 individuals under the age of 65 have early-onset Alzheimer’s. In Indiana, there are more than 110,000 people living with Alzheimer’s. This disease wreaks havoc on those inflicted as well as their family members, who are powerless to stop its progression. A disease with no known cure, Alzheimer’s is a frightening and disheartening diagnosis to face, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to combat its hardships.

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Replace, Recycle Smoke Detectors Every 10 Years

Porter-County-Recycling-and-Waste-ReductionFire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13, provides a great opportunity to remind residents of the importance of replacing dated smoke detectors.

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Michigan City Presents Momentum 2040 Comprehensive Plan for Resident Review


Michigan City presented The Momentum 2040 Comprehensive Plan to the public in an open house setting at the Michigan City Hall on September 17th, at 7pm. The meeting revealed the Existing and Future City Reports for the public to see in table and map format.

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Grant Award Announcement for Porter-Starke Services to Address Opiate Addiction

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotToday, U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Todd Young (R-IN), and U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN-01) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a grant to Porter-Starke Services under the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment program.

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IU Northwest Police Chief Wayne James Named to List of 40 Under 40 Notable Law Enforcement Leaders From Around the World


Chief Wayne James, of Indiana University Police Department – Northwest (IUPD-NW), will be honored later this fall as one of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 40 Under 40 Award recipients. The award, given this year to law enforcement officers from the U.S. and nine other countries, recognizes notable leadership skills and a commitment to the law enforcement profession.

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Michigan City Sanitary District Implements Comprehensive Energy Conservation Project

NIPSCOcheckpresentation2018Michigan City, Ind. (September 12, 2018) – The Michigan City Sanitary District (District) partnered with Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider, to design and implement a $1.8 million energy conservation project at the wastewater treatment plant that includes infrastructure improvements and energy efficiency measures. The project will result in economic and environmental benefits for the City and its ratepayers with guaranteed savings of over $164,000 annually over the term of the contract. ESG also applied for and secured a $190,988.80 incentive through Northern Indiana Public Service Company’s (NIPSCO) energy efficiency program administered by Lockheed Martin Energy, marking the largest incentive awarded by the NIPSCO program this year.

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NIPSCO Awards $50,000 in Public Safety Education and Training Grants


Thirteen local organizations will receive grants from NIPSCO—totaling $50,000—to help fund their safety and educational projects and programs throughout northern Indiana.

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South Shore Line to Promote Education and Awareness During Rail Safety Week


To further increase public awareness of rail safety, promote education, and enforce safety measures, the South Shore Line (SSL) will be participating in National Rail Safety Week September 24-28, 2018.

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South Shore Line Announces Partnership with “If You See Something, Say Something” Campaign


To further enhance security and safety efforts, the SSL has partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something” Campaign, a national anti-terrorism campaign that raises public awareness of indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

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