Northern Indiana

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb was in Chesterton yesterday to unveil new details for the Local Trax Rail Overpass Program.

The new program stems from the Next Level Roads plan. It’s aimed at both decreasing traffic congestion and increasing safety around railroads.

Governor Holcomb said at least $125 million dollars will be available in matching state funds for local communities that apply for the grant.

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The Northern Indiana Public Service Company, or NIPSCO, is requesting a rate hike that would increase customers gas rates by about $10 a month.

The rate hike is $8.50 on the base rate and 6.6 cents per therm.

NIPSCO spokesperson Nick Meyer says the rate hike will allow them to pay for maintenance and several major system upgrades.