Category Archives: East Chicago

East Chicago Offers Mobile Clinic April 13-17

      A Free mobile vaccination clinic will be offered in East Chicago from April 13th thru April 17th from 9am – 6pm. The location will be the East Chicago School Administration Building at 1401 E. 144th St., East Chicago, Indiana.         Register online by visiting ourshot.in.gov or call 211 (866-211-9966)…

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Bishop Noll receives 10 Music Gold Medals – Makes History

Bishop Noll Institute’s band recently made history at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) competition. All competitors from Bishop Noll scored gold medals for the first time in school history. Students Nyree Ruiz, of Hammond; Rebecca Carlos, of Hammond; Hanna Abuzead, of Hammond; Arianna Magallanes, of Hammond; Alessandra Lopez, of Hammond; Abigail Wojtaszek, of…

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East Chicago To Offer Vaccinations in January

      The East Chicago Health Department will begin administering the Moderna vaccine in January to protect against the COVID-19 virus.      Health Department Director Diana Garcia-Burns said residents should make an appointment for the first dose of the two-stage vaccine and bring a state-issued ID or driver’s license with them.    …

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Lake, Porter and Porter County Covid Test Sites

More NWIndiana Testing Sites Announced     Current Covid Conditions are by far the most challenging time that any of us has spent. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered so many aspects of our lives. The concept and realization that things are just going to be “normal” again is something that is hard to comprehend. Yes,…

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Lake County Indiana Goes Code Red with Increases

     The State has implemented a color-coded system to inform Hoosiers about the COVID-19 Status in each county – Red, Orange, Yellow and Blue.  Lake County Became Code Red on November 18th.      Once a Code is declared the county cannot be changed for two weeks and can only be changed if the…

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Lake County Indiana Covid-19 Update

Here’s the new COVID-19 Data results for Lake County Indiana. We stopped taking the time to calculate the results back in August. However, with the recent resurgence in cases, it seems we’re back with more concerns about COVID-19. Some of the Lake County cities that were spared in the beginning are now surging and the…

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Lake County COVID19 Cases Increasing But Slowing

    Lake County COVID-19 Cases have increased in 10 days, but shows signs of slowing down. According to the State of Indiana Website, the previous week (July 29th thru Aug 4th) Lake County had an increase of 594. Within the past 10 Days, there’s been in increase of 509, which shows a decrease in…

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Walgreens Offers Covid-19 Testing In Northwest Indiana

An East Chicago Walgreens is offering free drive-through COVID-19 testing for anyone older than 18 – anyone is eligible who meets the CDC Criteria. The store is located at 720 W. Chicago Ave. At this location there is no appointment needed, no referral required and testing for all patients, there is no phone number because…

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More #NWI Places Offering TeleHealth or TeleMedicine

     Governor Holcomb issued an executive order on March 30, 2020 with directives allowing flexibility for hospitals and health care professionals responding to the public health emergency declared by Governor Holcomb on March 2, 2020. As a result, the Indiana Department of insurance is directed to request health insurers to provide coverage for expanded…

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Three Local Agencies Come Together to Help Seniors During Covid-19

– Legacy Foundation (with the support of the Knight Foundation Fund), Foundations of East Chicago, and Crown Point Community Foundation have collectively pledged $15,000 to Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana to provide delivery of nutritious meals for area seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We recognize that area seniors continue to need wholesome food and…

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