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Ride the Rails and Learn Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana History

Ride-the-Rails-and-Learn-Chicagoland-and-Northwest-Indiana-HistoryNow 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.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s East Chicago Katherine House Club Receives Resiliency Investment from ArcelorMittal

Boys-and-Girls-Clubs-of-Greater-Northwest-IndianaBoys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana has been selected to receive a grant from ArcelorMittal in the second year of its special community investment initiative, “Building Resilience: Investing in Nonprofit Sustainability.” Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana is part of a cohort of 14 nonprofit organizations in the Calumet region (Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana), Ohio, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Alabama that were awarded a total of $325,000.

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Oak Partners Made Christmas a Little Brighter for the Children at St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home


The holiday season is commonly known to be the perfect time to give back. It actively reminds us of the importance of helping those in need. The team at Oak Partners, Inc. experienced a rewarding feeling during the month of December as they executed incredible work for the children of our community.

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Shedd Aquarium: 2019 Resolutions

Shedd-Aquarium-2019-ResolutionsRing in the new year with new resolutions that benefit both humans and the planet we live on! Whether it's spending more time outdoors, reaching out to government officials to speak up for our planet’s wildlife or reducing your use of single-use plastic, Shedd Aquarium’s conservation experts are offering a few resolutions you can take on in 2019.

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Tudor Floors & More Carpet One: Giving Back to the Community


Behind every successful company is an amazing community for support. Every bit of support from the community over the last 50 years has meant the world to Tudor Floors & More Carpet One. Like the last five decades, the company is determined to return the support to local shelters and non-profits.

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Safety-Kleen Joins the 100-year Celebration of East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club

Safety-Kleen-Joins-the-100-year-Celebration-of-East-Chicago-Katherine-House-BGCIn 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.

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Terry's Discount Windows & More Reflects on 2018 Give Backs and Plan Initiatives for 2019

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Terry’s Discount Windows & More, among many other businesses in the community, makes their commitment to the community a priority. But this doesn’t happen overnight. It takes designated meetings and specialized coordination to make these things work.

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NIPSCO to Upgrade Energy Infrastructure in Valparaiso

rot1Starting 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.

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Simply Amazing Market Serves Sweet Treats to Businesses to Support an Inclusive Northwest Indiana


As gift recipients ripped open holiday packages and unwrapped presents, some received sweet treats that had an even sweeter story behind them. For those receiving gourmet treats by Simply Amazing Market, their present not only tasted delicious, it also helped to support programs that work to maximize self-sufficiency and enrich the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.

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She Can Tech Introduces K-12 Girls to Technology

NCWIT-AspireIT“She Can Tech” is inspiring more women to pursue technology by teaching 20 Northwest Indiana girls computing concepts with fun, interactive activities through NCWIT AspireIT – a technology outreach program for K-12 girls, supported by Intel, Northrop Grumman, and Google.

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Lake Shore Motors: Lessons in Giving

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Over the last 32 years, Lake Shore Motors has continuously remained heavily involved in the region through varied donations, volunteerism, and strong partnership. Year after year, they commit to supporting various styled charities which in part has made a substantial impact.

Born in raised in Chesterton, owner Bob Kerr is no stranger to the community and has been a strong asset to Lake Shore Motors team over the last 32 years. He has taken many initiatives to keep “givebacks” alive, and varied, at their facility.

Most recently, many participated in “Stuff a Truck”, where car-buyers, staff, and visitors could fill up a Ford F 150 Truck with non-perishables for the Westchester Food Pantry, such as canned goods, and paper products.

“I am happy to say the truck is almost completely filled...

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