It was a busy weekend here in Northwest Indiana for September 13-15th! Take a look back at some of our top stories from this weekend, like Chesterton's Homecoming Parade, Football Game, and Ceremony and the Portage Township YMCA's big gala fundraiser on the picturesque shores of Lake Michigan. Also, the Valparaiso Fire Department Local 1124 hosted its 4th annual Benefit Run to raise funds for the Hoosier Burn Camp, and Purdue University North Central welcomed students, alumni and the community for its first-ever Homecoming Event!
We've all seen and heard commercials and other media that smoking causes cancer. We've all seen and heard that second-hand smoke can cause cancer as well. Now there are people who want to do something about it. The LaPorte and Porter County Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalitions teamed up to form a Town Hall forum for attendants who are for or against new state legislation to bring about comprehensive smoke-free air for all workers in the state of Indiana. State Rep. Charlie Brown of Gary along with other expert panelists presented their own case in support of the new legislation and the floor was then opened for questions from the audience.
Listen in as Ginger Zee from NBC5 in Chicago gives a plug for ValpoLife in her best newscast voice!
US Congressman Pete Visclosky, representative of Indiana's First Congressional District, takes a break from his busy schedule to talk about his upbringing in Northwest Indiana and the numerous positive things that are happening in the region and in Valparaiso.