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  • Michigan City Man Charged With Child Solicitation

    Michigan City Man Charged With Child Solicitation


    Michigan City March 27, 2021 A Michigan City man is behind bars facing a felony charge of child solicitation for allegedly soliciting sexual acts from an underage child, The Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children, received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). They began an investigation into the online activities of a Jonathon Schuette, 42. The cyber tip was came in via social media stating that a user of their services had allegedly...
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  • 36 year old Crown Point Man Shot

    36 year old Crown Point Man Shot


    LAKE STATION March 23rd, 2021
    At approximately 10:00PM, in the 900 block of 28th Avenue, an altercation between two men left a Crown Point man with a gun shot wound, according to Lake Station. An Officer reported that when arrived on the scene, the gunshot victim shouted, “He shot me, he shot me”. The suspect in the shooting yelled back, “You keep stalking us”, and the victim shouted, “I don’t even know you”. The suspect has been identified as David...
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  • About Us

    About Us

    Nwidigest.com was created to be a fun place to read, post and access information about things to do in Northwest Indiana. As other local online newspapers and websites are stifling their readers' comments, thoughts and opinions, nwidigest.com has decided to commit to our members' right to freedom of speech by allowing respectful and helpful comments, discussion, debate and sharing of opinions. Our readers and staff will also share their daily (and sometimes hourly) visits to Northwest Indiana restaurants, businesses, festivals, events and other must-do venues. We also plan to offer local business deals that will bring huge savings to our members that are Northwest Indiana...
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  • Hammond Mayor McDermott Victim of a Hit and Run

    Hammond Mayor McDermott Victim of a Hit and Run

    HAMMOND INDIANA MARCH 23rd, 2021 A woman fled from the scene after striking Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott's vehicle on Michigan Street near the border of Hammond and East Chicago. Mayor McDermott stated that he noticed a car behind him speeding between 50 to 60 mph. The driver of the vehicle nearly rear-ended his vehicle at a stop sign and then tried to make an unsafe lane change.

    The driver, later identified as Kyra Ann George, 24, of Hammond pulled up next to to the mayor at a stop...
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  • A Day Trip to Woow Japanese Restaurant Orland Park, IL

    A Day Trip to Woow Japanese Restaurant Orland Park, IL


    Sometimes it can be tough enough to find a great sushi restaurant place in Northwest Indiana. Even tougher can be finding an affordable one. Tougher than both of those is finding a sushi restaurant that fills you up. I do not know of an all you can eat Sushi place in Da' Region, so we decided to take a day trip to Woow Japanese Restaurant in Orland Park Illinois. Woow has an all you can eat Sushi special from 11am to 2:30 PM for for just $21.99 per person. ...
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  • Lunch at Byway Brewing

    Lunch at Byway Brewing

    We popped into the Byway Brewing (located in Hammond on 2825 Carlson Drive) for a leisurely lunch. The hostess and waitress were very friendly and also very helpful by making menu suggestions. We ordered Cheddar Cheese Curds with a Charred Tomato Puree for $7.00 as our appetizer which came out of the kitchen in record time. We also ordered a couple of Aged Cheddar, Charred Tomato, Bacon - Onion Jam Burgers and a plate of Roasted Garlic, Parmesan Fries. The plate of fries was huge and the Bacon -...
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  • The History of Merrillville Indiana

    The History of Merrillville Indiana

    {"alt":"The History of Merrillville Indiana is a rich one that begins with Potawatomi Indians to the 1800's settlement by Jeremiah Wiggins to its incorporation as a town in 1971.","data-align":"left","data-attachmentid":"404","data-size":"medium","title":"The History of Merrillville Indiana"}
    Potawatomi Indians were the original Merrillville, Indiana, residents until 1834, when a clearing in the woods was established for ceremonial purposes. It was called McGwinn Village until the following year when Jeremiah Wiggins settled there and renamed it Wiggins Point. Wiggins Point was a well-known stopping off point for wagon trains bound for Joliet, Illinois, along an old Indian trail called Sac Trail or Sauk Trail. Sixteen other trails came off of Sauk Trail to various destinations in the area.
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    Last edited by theforumceo; 03-24-2021, 01:05 AM.

  • Illinoisan flock to Indiana’s restaurants during Pritzker's second indoor dining ban


    Illinois residents who are fed up with their state’s second indoor dining ban are flocking to restaurants in Northwest Indiana so they can dine out as they did before the Covid 19 pandemic. When Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Illinois' second indoor dining ban in October due to surging COVID-19 numbers, many people hoped the restrictions would be short-lived. After three months restaurants in Illinois on the border northwest Indiana are seeing their customers headed to NWI restaurants...
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    Last edited by theforumceo; 03-24-2021, 12:58 AM.

  • NIPSCO cautions blackouts may continue into Saturday after ice storm hits NWI

    NIPSCO cautions blackouts may continue into Saturday after ice storm hits NWI

    At least 14,000 NIPSCO customers across the region were without power Friday after ice, hail and snow blanket Northwest Indiana. As of 7:45 p.m. the following cities were experiencing: Cedar Lake, Chesterton, Crown Point, DeMotte, Hebron, Hobart, Gary, Kouts, LaPorte, Lake Village, LaPorte, Lake Village, Lowell, Michigan City, Rensselaer, Schneider, Shelby, Valparaiso and Westville. NIPSCO advised that the outages were caused by freezing rain which took down tree limbs and caused ice damage. Their...
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  • Michigan City Man Charged With Child Solicitation
    by NWI iReport

    Michigan City March 27, 2021 A Michigan City man is behind bars facing a felony charge of child solicitation for allegedly soliciting sexual acts from an underage child, The Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children, received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). They began an investigation into the online activities of a Jonathon Schuette, 42. The cyber tip was came in via social media stating that a user of their services had allegedly...
    03-31-2021, 12:02 PM
  • Hammond Mayor McDermott Victim of a Hit and Run
    by NWI iReport
    HAMMOND INDIANA MARCH 23rd, 2021 A woman fled from the scene after striking Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott's vehicle on Michigan Street near the border of Hammond and East Chicago. Mayor McDermott stated that he noticed a car behind him speeding between 50 to 60 mph. The driver of the vehicle nearly rear-ended his vehicle at a stop sign and then tried to make an unsafe lane change.

    The driver, later identified as Kyra Ann George, 24, of Hammond pulled up next to to the mayor at a stop...
    03-31-2021, 01:40 AM
  • 36 year old Crown Point Man Shot
    by NWI iReport

    LAKE STATION March 23rd, 2021
    At approximately 10:00PM, in the 900 block of 28th Avenue, an altercation between two men left a Crown Point man with a gun shot wound, according to Lake Station. An Officer reported that when arrived on the scene, the gunshot victim shouted, “He shot me, he shot me”. The suspect in the shooting yelled back, “You keep stalking us”, and the victim shouted, “I don’t even know you”. The suspect has been identified as David...
    03-31-2021, 12:51 AM
  • Illinoisan flock to Indiana’s restaurants during Pritzker's second indoor dining ban
    by theforumceo

    Illinois residents who are fed up with their state’s second indoor dining ban are flocking to restaurants in Northwest Indiana so they can dine out as they did before the Covid 19 pandemic. When Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Illinois' second indoor dining ban in October due to surging COVID-19 numbers, many people hoped the restrictions would be short-lived. After three months restaurants in Illinois on the border northwest Indiana are seeing their customers headed to NWI restaurants...
    03-24-2021, 12:57 AM
  • NIPSCO cautions blackouts may continue into Saturday after ice storm hits NWI
    by theforumceo
    At least 14,000 NIPSCO customers across the region were without power Friday after ice, hail and snow blanket Northwest Indiana. As of 7:45 p.m. the following cities were experiencing: Cedar Lake, Chesterton, Crown Point, DeMotte, Hebron, Hobart, Gary, Kouts, LaPorte, Lake Village, LaPorte, Lake Village, Lowell, Michigan City, Rensselaer, Schneider, Shelby, Valparaiso and Westville. NIPSCO advised that the outages were caused by freezing rain which took down tree limbs and caused ice damage. Their...
    03-23-2021, 11:32 PM
  • A Day Trip to Woow Japanese Restaurant Orland Park, IL
    by theforumceo

    Sometimes it can be tough enough to find a great sushi restaurant place in Northwest Indiana. Even tougher can be finding an affordable one. Tougher than both of those is finding a sushi restaurant that fills you up. I do not know of an all you can eat Sushi place in Da' Region, so we decided to take a day trip to Woow Japanese Restaurant in Orland Park Illinois. Woow has an all you can eat Sushi special from 11am to 2:30 PM for for just $21.99 per person. ...
    06-16-2016, 11:48 AM
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