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Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Today:  Northwest Indiana financial adviser Greg Hammer joins us to talk about ways to make preparing and filing those income tax returns a little less stressful, including the top 20 deductions that all taxpayers should take advantage of.

Indiana Dunes Tourism executive director Lorelei Weimer tells us about the recent Certec report on the economic impact of travel and tourism to Porter County -- and you'll be surprised to hear just how much those tourist visits mean to the local economy.

Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore reports on what was discussed in the first meeting of the Lake County Council's oversight committee on the Sheriff's Department budget.  And we bring back comments from Gary Public Transportation Corp.'s David Wright on additions being made this spring to Merrillville public bus routes  and the expansion of the Broadway Express service.