News Clips

  • Visclosky poised to oversee U.S. defense appropriations in Democratic-controlled House

    INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Gary, will be in a position to exercise significant influence over a wide variety of federal spending and policy measures when the new Democratic-controlled U.S. House convenes Jan. 3. The 18-term congressman is expected to become chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, pending approval by the full House Democratic Caucus.

  • The City of Crown Point and American Legion Post 20 Become Veterans and Community to the 2018 Veterans Day Ceremony

    On Sunday, the Crown Point community gathered to honor one of our country’s most important and solemn holidays, Veteran’s Day. American Legion Post 20 partnered with the City of Crown Point to host a ceremony within the iconic Old Courthouse to recognize the service and sacrifice of veterans across the country.

  • Visclosky coasts to record-setting 18th term

    During his campaign, U.S. Rep. Peter J. Visclosky repeated a maxim he held close. “To govern, you need to win elections.” He should know. As it is for most Visclosky elections, the suspense was over early Tuesday night. Visclosky, a Gary Democrat, trounced GOP challenger Mark Leyva, of Highland, marking the seventh time Leyva has lost to Visclosky.

  • Porter County Izaak Walton League celebrates 60th anniversary

    PORTAGE — The Porter County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League turned 60 this year and celebrated its birthday with a gathering of friends and members at the Portage Lakefront Park and Riverfront. Founding members Herb and Charlotte Read, of Chesterton, were recognized and shared their history and memories at the event. The chapter was founded in 1958.

  • Visclosky Announces OSHA Grant for the Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana

    Wednesday, Congressman Pete Visclosky announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a grant to the Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana (CAF) under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. The $133,510 grant award will assist the CAF with the creation and implementation of a Crystalline Silica Training Program for construction workers and employers in Northwest Indiana, with a focus on small business employers.

  • EDITORIAL: Visclosky is the only serious choice for Region's U.S. House seat

    There's only one serious candidate for Indiana's First Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Incumbent Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Gary, secures our endorsement in a virtual no-contest against Republican challenger Mark Leyva.

  • Joe Biden says 'American values are under assault' at rally for Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly in Hammond

    Former Vice President Joe Biden said it’s time Americans stand up, remember who they are, and stop walking with their heads down. “This election is bigger than politics. This is the most important election you’ve voted in,” Biden said. “Our basic American values are under assault.”

  • 'Your service makes us a better country'

    SCHERERVILLE — Patriotic spirit and gratitude filled the Halls of St. George Wednesday as the 5th Annual Veterans Honor Luncheon saluted the men and women who served in the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and Middle East wars.

  • Grant to Support Opioid Fight in Northwest Indiana

    VALPARAISO - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a nearly $450,000 grant to Porter-Starke Services Inc. to help address the opioid epidemic. The funding will be used to increase access to medication-assisted treatment plans, improve services to people in the criminal justice system and increase the use of telepsychiatry services.

  • NorthShore Health Centers Breaks Ground on New Facility in Portage

    On a brisk September afternoon, NorthShore Health Centers broke ground on their new flagship medical facility in Portage. The large health center will include a wide variety of services under one roof, as well as their administration. Excitement stirred from the attendees, which included NorthShore staff, politicians, and members of the community.