WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Twitter Google+ Facebook Google+ Previous articleTrick or Treat event set for Friday at Elkhart County FairgroundsNext articleNumber of older adults getting vaccines in lower than normal Network Indiana Ground broken for South Shore Line expansion in northwestern Indiana Facebook By Network Indiana – October 29, 2020 0 395 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest (Photo supplied/ABC 57) Indiana has broken ground on a billion-dollar extension of the South Shore commuter railroad:The South Shore runs along Indiana’s northern border, from South Bend to Chicago. The new West Lake Corridor will add two more stations in Hammond, and create an eight-mile southern leg to Munster and Dyer. The extension will bring rail service 10 minutes closer to Crown Point, the county seat.The new line is scheduled to start service in five years.State, local and federal governments are each paying roughly a third of the cost. Legislators included 200-million dollars for the project in the current two-year budget. Governor Holcomb predicts a significant return on the investment. He says creating easier connections to Chicago, which he notes is the nation’s third-largest economy, will instantly make Lake County more marketable.South Shore president Michael Noland says the new service from Munster will let travelers reach Chicago in 45 minutes, faster than the city’s notoriously congested expressways will allow. Pinterest
ENDWELL (WBNG) — The Endwell Greens Golf Club and Event Center says their restaurant and bar will be closed for a couple of days after two employees tested positive for the coronavirus. The golf club says operations will remain open under new precautions to protect golfers. The pro-shop will be window service only, and the golf carts will be sanitized after every use. They say one of the employees has not worked since Friday, Aug. 7 and the other hasn’t worked since Monday, Aug. 10. The golf club says the restaurant will be closed Monday, Aug. 17 and Tuesday, Aug. 18, to sanitize the facility, and are hopeful they can reopen on Wednesday. The golf club urges all golfers to practice social distancing. The golf club says they will continue to monitor their employee’s health and be diligent with operations to prevent the spread of the virus.
Shelby County, In. — Republican congressman from the 6th District in Indiana and candidate for U.S. Senate Luke Messer recently visited Southwestern High School, named the “Safest School in America,” and announced he will author legislation to help more schools adopt these security innovations.Southwestern High School in Shelby County teamed up with Virginia-based Net Talon to install a state-of-the-art security system. The school is equipped with key fobs for administrators to contact police, cameras that police also have access to 24-hours-a-day, automatically locking doors and a crisis reporting system. The system has a cost of about $400,000.The system was installed after the Indiana Sheriff’s Association selected the school as a test project.Messer’s “Safe Schools Act” would enable local schools to apply for matching grants to make physical and technological improvements to their schools to better protect students.“Like every American, I am deeply saddened by the tragedy in Parkland,” Messer said. “I drop my kids off at school and like every parent, I should not have to wonder if they will come home that day. We need to focus on securing our schools to keep our students safe rather than going after law-abiding gun owners.”