INDIANA - The Indiana Department of Transportation is hosting hiring fairs at ten locations across the state and one of the locations is in Gary.  The events are being held on Thursday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Starting pay is $19 dollars per hour.

INDOT has more than 100 open positions in a variety of careers, but the greatest need is for skilled trade positions. INDOT recently increased starting pay for highway technicians and several other positions to $19 per hour, with opportunities to move up to $20 per hour with a valid commercial driver's license (CDL).

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Indiana saw a reduction in daily traffic volume of as much as 57 percent during the “Stay-At-Home” period.

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Cities, towns, and counties across northwest Indiana received 11.6 million dollars in matching-grant funds to repair region roadways and bridges. Through the Community Crossings Program, the Indiana Department of Transportation matches up to $1 million, in which INDOT selects the communities that will receive the matching-grants based on how much of a positive impact repaired roadways will have on local businesses and economic development.

Indiana House Republicans

Today:   A conversation with State Representative Hal Slager (R-Schererville) about the just-completed 2017 General Assembly session and the big issues that lawmakers addressed.  He also talks about the bills he introduced and supported that affect northwest Indiana residents and businesses -- including road and bridge improvements, and his bill that sets up the mechanism to support the South Shore Line's "double tracking" between Gary and Michigan City and the proposed "West Lake Corridor" project.  

Region Hit With Lake Effect Snow Warning

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The National Weather Service is predicting heavy Lake Effect snow starting early Tuesday morning and pushing through until the late evening hours. Lakeshore Public Radio's Dan Clark has more.

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