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Mayor McDermott Announces Management Team for Sportsplex

rot5Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that James Taillon, II has been named General Manager for the Hammond Sportsplex and Kymberli Roberts, Assistant General Manager Basketball/Volleyball. “We are very fortunate to have these two talented and experienced individuals to lead the Sportsplex into becoming the premiere athletic facility in Northwest Indiana.”

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NIPSCO to Explore Range of Options to Meet Future Electric Needs

rot3Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) has announced the opening of a request for proposals (RFP) to consider a combination of potential resources to meet the future electric needs of its customers.

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Metro Recycling: Making the Most of Materials While Serving Their Communities


Members of the Ideas in Motion Media team had the opportunity to take advantage of the spring like temperatures and took a tour of the Metro Recycling Facility.

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Hammond Mayor Announces New Building Commissioner

City-of-HammondMayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces Robert Vale has been named Building Commissioner for the City of Hammond. As Building Commissioner, Mr. Vale will be responsible for the enforcement of the building codes on all residential and commercial properties, licensing contractors and inspection of new construction to ensure they are being built to current code.

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Benefit of Federal Tax Reform Takes Effect for NIPSCO Customers

rot2As a result of federal tax reform, NIPSCO natural gas and electric customers will benefit from a reduction in their monthly statements beginning with their May 2018 billing period.

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NIPSCO Announces 2018 Environmental Grant Winners

rot2NIPSCO is awarding 15 local nonprofit organizations with grants—totaling $50,000 — to help fund restoration and education projects throughout northern Indiana.

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The Hidden Gem of Indiana, Come Visit Pulaski County


There is something for everyone over in Pulaski County. The county is nestled in Northern Indiana’s breathtaking Tippecanoe River valley where there are over 10,000 acres of pristine parkland to explore or get wonderfully lost in.

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2018 Spring Clean With Secure Shred

oe logoStart your Spring cleaning or continue your Earth Day celebration with 50% off drop off shredding services at Secure Shred, a division of Opportunity Enterprises. Now through May 4, 2018, patrons can bring their boxes and bags of personal items needing to be shred and receive 50% the cost. That makes each pound of shred materials just $0.08. To translate that, a typical drop off box of shred is a banker’s archive box that is about 2/3 full. These boxes typically weigh about 40 pounds, or just $3.20 with the promotion.

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Holcomb Announces Appointments to the New Governor’s Workforce Cabinet


Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced 13 appointments to the state’s Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, a new group created during the 2018 legislative session to assess and realign Indiana’s workforce development programs and services.

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NIPSCO Celebrates Arbor Day 2018 with Tree Plantings and Giveaways

rot1In commemoration of National Arbor Day, Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) will host a number of tree-planting and educational events to demonstrate to communities the importance of trees and of planting the right tree in the right place.

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South Shore Line Launches ETA Train Tracker System


The South Shore Line (SSL) announced on Friday, April 13, that it will be launching a new train tracker application. The train tracker, housed on the SSL website and app, will allow riders to track train locations in real time. The location of each train will be detailed on a map of the SSL rail line, and passengers will be able to see arrival and departure times for each live train, as well as any delays. Each train’s schedule will be color-coded, indicating whether the train is on time or whether there is a delay. SSL stations will be on the map and users will be able to click on each station, opening a full listing of that station’s train service for the day. Several other innovative features will also be available to help SSL riders plan effectively.

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