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Forecast

A turn towards fall temperatures and weather. Today overcast with a chance of rain in the morning clearing by early evening with a high of 53. Frost warnings tonight and into the weekend as night time temperatures fall into the 30s. Daytime temps start to gravitate to the 50s and 60s.

Today A slight chance of showers before 8am, then a chance of sprinkles between 8am and 10am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a steady temperature around 53. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight Areas of frost after 4am. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 33. West northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Areas of frost before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. West southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Saturday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Breezy.

Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Breezy.

Sunday A chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.

Sunday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

Monday A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

Monday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Tuesday A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.

Tuesday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Wednesday A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 63.


Chicago Radar
Great Lakes Composite Radar

National Short Term Outlook

Much cooler temperatures push into the Central/Southern Plains and Upper Mississippi Valley on Thursday then into the eastern U.S. Friday and Saturday. A cold front will continue descending through the Southern Plains today. This front will produce rain and scattered to isolated thunderstorms across parts of eastern Texas and the ArkLaTex region. It will also bring much cooler temperatures to a significant portion of the central U.S. today with high temperatures 20 to 30 degrees cooler from the Upper Mississippi Valley and into the Central to Southern Plains compared to high temperatures on Wednesday. This strong front will continue to push into the eastern U.S. today, bringing much cooler temperatures to points east of the Mississippi river Friday into Saturday.

Much above average temperatures will persist from the Southwest into California along with a continued fire weather threat. No let up in sight regarding the above average temperature pattern from the Southwest into California for the end of the week and continuing into the weekend. These hot temperatures, low relative humidity and gusty winds will keep the fire weather threat Elevated to Critical across much of California through the end of this week.

Relatively dry pattern across the nation for the next two days. Increasingly wet from New England to the coastal Mid-Atlantic, and across the Northern Rockies and Upper Midwest/Great Lakes late Friday into Saturday morning. The overall weather pattern for the nation is a relatively dry one over the next two days. The strong front moving south and east from the mid section of the nation will have generally light precipitation amounts associated with it through Friday. By the end of Friday, this front may begin to produce more substantial wet weather from the coastal Mid-Atlantic, northward into New England as an area of low pressure develops along this front. The chance of precipitation increases late Friday for the Northern Rockies into the Northern High Plains with snow possible for the far northern Montana Rockies. Wintry weather may spread eastward across the Northern Plains and into the Upper Midwest/Great Lakes by Saturday morning as the low pressure system emerging from the Northern Rockies deepens.

Kebede/Oravec



News that Impacts You

Courtesy of RISE NWI

You have options as a Hoosier voter!

Note: If you received a Mail-In Ballot and Opt to Vote In Person, You Must Return Unused The Mail-In Ballot on Election Day.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT/CHANGE BY THE STATE OF IN REGARDING TURNING IN YOUR MAIL IN BALLOT AND VOTING IN PERSON!
๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’™

๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ-๐—ฏ๐˜†-๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น? Know your options of returning your completed ballot.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ?
1๏ธโƒฃ Yourself. You can hand-deliver your ballot to the county election office.
2๏ธโƒฃ A member of your household can hand-deliver your ballot to the county election office. This person must have the same address as you. This individual will have to fill out form ABS-19 (https://forms.in.gov/download.aspx?id=11887).
3๏ธโƒฃ The United States Postal Service. Utilize the pre-paid postage envelope provided with your absentee ballot.
4๏ธโƒฃ A bonded courier company
5๏ธโƒฃ Your attorney in fact

๐——๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—น๐˜† ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด, ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—น๐˜† ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ.

If your absentee ballot is lost, spoiled, or defective you can fill out the ABS-5 form (https://forms.in.gov/download.aspx?id=9942) and the election office will issue you a new ballot by mail or you can vote on a machine at early voting.

On Election Day (November 3, 2020) a voter may surrender their absentee ballot and vote in person.

If you have any questions please contact your county election board!
Lake County – 219-755-3795
Porter County – 219-465-3485
LaPorte County – 219-326-6808


๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ, ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐— ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—ข๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฑ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ. You can register online, or update your current voter registration information, by visiting IndianaVoters.com.

๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—”๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ-๐—ฏ๐˜†-๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น
To be eligible to vote absentee-by-mail, you must submit your application by Thursday, October 22. If your county election office does not receive your application on this date by 11:59pm, you are not eligible to vote absentee-by-mail in November’s election. To submit your application you can:
๐Ÿ’ปVisit IndianaVoters.com to submit your application online.

๐Ÿ–จDownload and print the application at https://indianavoters.in.gov/MVPHome/PrintDocuments. If you print an application you must hand sign your application, a digital application will not be accepted.

โ˜Ž๏ธ Call your county election office and request a paper application be mailed to you.

๐—˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด
Early voting is scheduled to begin Tuesday, October 6. Traditionally, Lake County has 11 early voting locations and registered Lake County voters can visit any of the 11 sites. Due to COVID-19 we recommend contacting the county election office to verify dates, times, and locations.

๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—˜๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜†
Polls will be open 6:00 am – 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 3. Visit IndianaVoters.com to verify your polling place.

๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—”๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ-๐—ฏ๐˜†-๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ
Travel board is a unique opportunity for voters who are confined to their home on Election Day. Call the county election office to learn more about this opportunity. The deadline to submit an application to vote absentee-by-travel board is noon on Monday, November 2.

๐—ค๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€? ๐—”๐—น๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ!
Lake County: 219-755-3795
Porter County: 219-465-3485
La Porte County: 219-326-6808


Early Voting Locations Lake, Porter and LaPorte County

Lake County Indiana


Porter County

Early Voting Locations, Dates & Times

Locations

For your convenience, there are five early voting locations. Eligible Porter County voters can cast their ballot at any of these locations.

Chesterton Town Hall Meeting Room

790 Broadway, Chesterton

Hebron Community Center

611 N Main, Hebron

Porter County North County Annex

3560 Willowcreek Rd, Portage

Porter County Administration Center,ย 

Suite 102A, 155 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso

Union Township Fire Station #2

267 N 600 W, Valparaiso

Dates & Times

Early voting begins on Tuesday, October 6th and ends at Noon on Monday, November 2nd. ย All Early Voting locations will be open as follows:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday:

8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays:

8:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Saturdays (October 24th & 31st ONLY):

8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Mobile Voting Locations, Dates & Times

Eligible Porter County voters can cast their ballots at the following mobile voting locations, dates & times.

Wednesday, October 7 From 4:00 PM To 7:00 PM

Jamestown Apartments, 2817 Virginia Park Ave. in Valparaiso.

Wednesday, October 14 From 4:00 PM To 7:00 PM

Oak Tree Village, 254 Sandalwood St. in Portage.

Wednesday, October 21 From 4:00 PM To 7:00 PM

Kouts Public Library, 101 E. Daumer Rd. in Kouts.

Saturday, October 24 From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Haven Hollow Park, 330 W 700 North in South Haven.

Friday, October 30 From 4:00 PM To 7:00 PM

Luke Oil Gas Station, 298 Melton Rd. in Burns Harbor.


Laporte County

Early Voting Locations

La Porte County Complex
(North of Courthouse)
809 State Street
La Porte, IN 46350

Michigan City County Office Complex
(Corner of 8th & Wabash)
302 West 8th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360

Former County Library
7089 W. 400 N.
Michigan City, IN 46360

Wanatah Town Hall
104 N. Main Street
Wanatah, IN 46390

GENERAL ELECTION EARLY VOTING DATESย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย 

  • Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 through Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 (8am-4pm)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 through Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 (8am-4pm)
  • Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 through Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 (8am-4pm)
  • Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 (8am-3pm)
  • Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 through Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 (8am-4pm)
  • Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 (8am-3pm)
  • Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 (8am-12:00 Noon)

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana News

MOBILE MARKET VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – OCTOBER
—-
Volunteer at an upcoming Mobile Market food distribution at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. Volunteer with your family, friends, school, community group, or corporate team. Ages 8 and older are welcome.

Sign up now: https://doodle.com/poll/uzqnztavwvn9vbbb

When you bring your reusable bags to Whole Foods Market, one dime per bag will be donated to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana to support hunger relief programs and services across Lake and Porter Counties!You can make a difference “one dime at a time”.

Strack & VanTil Team offer a helping hand at the Habitat for Humanity Lake Station Build Site

Sunset Christian Church offers a hand at the Habitat for Humanity NWI Lake Station Build Site

GaryIndiana October 1, 2020 โ€“ Majestic Star Casino partnered with Habitat for Humanity of NW Indiana to build walls for a new home being built for the Best Family in Gary, Indiana.  Majestic Star Casino provided a volunteer group of 24 to build all 32 interior and exterior walls as well as funds to cover materials.  All the walls were built on the old casino property in Buffington Harbor. 

โ€œThe work done by Habitat makes such a difference in the lives of those they serve, and Iโ€™m pleased to play a small part in that. Through our Spectacle ALL-IN program, the team at Majestic Star Casino is excited to pitch in and help Shakira Bestโ€™s family become homeowners at the “Field of Dreams” project in Gary. Itโ€™s a humbling and fulfilling experience for all of us,โ€ stated Rich Zeigler, Vice President of Development for Spectacle Entertainment and a Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana board member. 

โ€œDecent, affordable housing is critical to the welfare of each and every family. We are so grateful to partner with Majestic Star Casino, stabilizing another family in Northwest Indiana.โ€ stated Dawn Michaels, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana. 

Shakira Best and her family will move into a neighborhood called โ€œField of Dreamsโ€.  This beautiful, two block section of Gary is nearly entirely comprised of Habitat homes.  The first Habitat home in the โ€œField of Dreamsโ€ broke ground in 2004.   


September 25, 2020
Indiana Moves to Stage 5 of Back on Track Indiana (Covid-19 Response)

Under this adjusted Stage 5, face coverings remain required.

Organizers of events with more than 500 people in attendance will be required to submit a plan to the local health department that outlines measures to mitigate COVID-19.

Restaurants and bars that serve food may open at full capacity as long as six feet of space to maintain social distancing is in place. Customers must be seated at a table or counter.

Indoor and outdoor venues may open at full capacity with social distancing measures in place. Senior centers and congregate meal sites may open with precautions. Personal services and gyms and fitness centers may resume normal operations with social distancing safeguards and cleaning protocols in place.

Details and guidance are updated at BackOnTrack.in.gov and in Executive Order 20-43.

I also signed an executive order extending the public health emergency an additional 30 days.

The executive orders can be found here: https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm


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