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Monday October 26th – Morning Weather – News that Impacts You – Last Week for Early Voting – The Bill and Kali Show Schedule Brought to you by Jim Biggs for Porter County Commissioner and Friends of Judge Mary DeBoer for Porter County Circuit Court

NWS – Weather for the Chicago and Michiana Area


Forecast

Chance of rain this morning with a high of 43. Tuesday will be overcast with a high of 45. Clearing Wednesday with a high of 54 then chance of rain again Thursday with a high of 51. Weekend looking good with sunny skies on Friday, high of 50 and a high of 57 on Saturday.

Today A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 43. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight A 20 percent chance of rain before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 35. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. West northwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 54.

Wednesday Night A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.

Thursday Rain likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51.

Thursday Night A chance of rain before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 35.

Saturday Sunny, with a high near 57.

Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 40.

Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.


Chicago Radar
Great Lakes Composite Radar

National Short Term Outlook

Widespread snowfall across the central Rockies and central Plains today will shift further south and evolve into an ice storm for the southern High Plains later today and into Tuesday. The early season major winter storm across the central Rockies to the Plains is showing no sign of abating. Rain and some thunderstorms over the southern Rockies will change over to moderate to heavy snow today as the arctic air mass continues to push southward. More than a foot of snow with gusty winds and plummeting temperatures is forecast for the higher terrain of the central Rockies while much of the southern High Plains will receive 6+ inches of snow, with lighter amounts extending eastward into Missouri. The system will gradually evolve into an ice storm as it begins to tap in moisture and slightly milder air from the western Gulf of Mexico later today and especially on Tuesday. It appears that areas from northern Texas into western Oklahoma will be most likely to see significant amounts of ice through Tuesday. Meanwhile, record cold temperatures with bitterly cold wind chills will continue from the interior western U.S. to a large portion of the Great Plains for the next couple of days before moderating on Wednesday. This will be in stark contrast with high temperatures near 90 degrees this afternoon over southern Texas. These jarring temperature differences will help energize a rather compact upper level low forecast to begin ejecting into Texas early on Wednesday.

Tropical Storm Zeta forecast to become a hurricane and threaten the central Gulf Coast. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Zeta, currently in the western Caribbean Sea, is forecast to become a hurricane as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday into Wednesday. The interaction between Zeta and the compact upper low moving into Texas will bring further complications into the weather forecasts across the Deep South. Residents along the Gulf Coast should continue to monitor the latest forecasts for Zeta issued by the National Hurricane Center.

Critical to extreme fire risks and high wind threat for portions of California into the Desert Southwest. Farther west, dry air and gusty winds associated with the large and highly anomalous arctic high pressure system are expected to trigger strong winds that will promote extreme fire weather conditions for parts of northern California into the Desert Southwest. The prime setup for potentially damaging Santa Ana winds will be today across California as a strong cold front pushes through the area. Winds are forecast to be strong enough to result in some downed trees and power outages where High Wind Warnings have been posted. Farther east, elevated to critical fire risks are also posted for the southern Great Basin and Desert Southwest where many wind advisories are in effect.

Elsewhere, drier conditions should return to the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic on today with warmer temperatures remaining across in the Southeast. Some tropical downpours can still be expected today across southern Florida. Across New England, some rain and morning wintry mix are expected to linger as a cold front forms and moves across the region.

Kong/Mullinax



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, 

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.  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 DATES                                                                                               

  • 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.   


What’s Happening on the Bill and Kali Show This Week?

October 29, 10:00 am Habitat for Humanity NWI Merrillville Women’s Build

October 29, 7:00 pm
October 30, 6:00 pm

What Happened on The Bill and Kali Show?

Rescheduled for Next Week

Hammond Hispanic Community Committee Drive Up Latino Resource Fair
Connections Restored Episode 29
Jim Biggs for Porter County Commissioner
Becky Mateja Lombardini Democrat for Porter County Commissioner
Mimi Gibson – Minor Consideration – Organization to protect child actor rights
Bev Davis Author and Public Speaker
8:00 pm LGBTQ NWI PFLAG Crown Point TV

William Radell tells us a story of intrigue, organized crime and a family house.
Judge Mary DeBoer talks about Indiana’s first Truancy Court
David Benjamin Author and Publisher

Connections Restored Episode 27
Bob Fish and Michael McFall Co-Founders/CEOs Biggby Coffee
From Australia Bill Edgar The Coffin Confessor and Rebuilding Together Duneland
Habitat for Humanity – Lake Station Build Interview with New Home Owners
Food Bank of NWI Hunger Hike 2020
Connections Restored Episode 26
LGBTQ and PFLAG TV with Guest Becca Emerson Fair Haven Rape Crisis Center
Like The Bill and Kali Show Facebook Page

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