The La Porte Police Department announced additional Operation Pull Over activities will take place April 1st through April 15th, furthering the effort to make the streets of the La Porte community safe. The focus of these patrols will be seat belt and child restraint violations. However, any dangerous and aggressive driving violations will also be addressed. Operation Pull Over is a traffic safety grant program funded through federal highway safety funds and administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. For more information on Operation Pull Over, DUI: Taskforce Indiana, and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute’s programs, please visit: League of Women Voters LaPorte County will feature Lynne Spevak, LaPorte County Treasurer, as their speaker for the April 9, 2019, Lunch With the League. Not only is the county treasurer responsible for collecting taxes, the treasurer also receives distributions of local income and other taxes that are collected by the state Together with the auditor, the treasurer insures the proper distribution of these funds. The presentation begins at 12:00 noon at Patrick’s Grille, 4125 Franklin Street, Michigan City, IN. The general public is invited and reservations are not required. For non-members, a $5 donation is requested. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 11:30 and may purchase a lunch of their choice from the menu, in time for the noontime presentation. All information about the LWV’s activities may be found on the website,, or on Facebook. For more information about this event, please email LWV at lwvlaporte@gmail.comIt’s that time of year again when riding your bike to work is made possible with the South Shore Line’s (SSL) Bikes on Trains program. This program is offered on two morning and two evening rush-hour weekday trains in addition to select weekend trains. Bike cars will be available on these select trains from April through October. Not only can you bike to work during the week, but you can also explore the bike trails along the South Shore Line on the weekends. Bike cars are bike rack-equipped in addition to regular seating so that passengers can ride in the car near their bicycles. Bike icons can be found on the SSL timetable next to specific train times that run equipped with bike-racks. Bike-rack equipped train cars are also clearly marked with a bike symbol prominently located on the windows of the car. Bikes are not permitted during special Chicago events such as Lollapalooza and the Chicago Air & Water Show. For more information on bike-friendly train schedules, discounts and to plan your trip, please visit or download the SSL app (available for iPhone and Android). Passengers wishing to bring their bicycles on the train must comply with the requirements listed on the South Shore Line’s website at: plan-your-trip/bikes-on-trains.