Valparaiso Government News

Valpo adopts plan for Ind. 49 corridor development

VALPARAISO | A presentation on how the land alongside the Ind. 49 corridor should be developed, including how some of it should be preserved, …

April 14, 2014 9:30 pm

Valpo utilities looking at online billing, payment system

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board could vote later this month on a plan to provide customers with the option of switching to online bill…

April 13, 2014 5:40 pm

Valpo awards Chautauqua Park second phase contract

VALPARAISO | One major storm sewer project is about to begin, and a smaller one is expected to get approval soon despite bids that were higher…

April 12, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo board balks at detention basin proposal

VALPARAISO | Having detention basins that are more than simple holes in the ground means the city has to do more to maintain them so they don'…

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Plan for Chicago Street condos criticized

VALPARAISO | The city's plan to sell two lots it owns on Chicago Street to have condominiums built on them was opposed at Tuesday's Plan Commi…

April 08, 2014 9:04 pm

Tax cuts boost Indiana's business tax climate rank

Tax cuts boost Indiana's business tax climate rank

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is poised to move up two spots on a widely watched ranking of state business tax climates, thanks to the corporate inco…

April 07, 2014 4:52 pm Related

Deadline near for ValpoNEXT Big Ideas

VALPARAISO | The deadline for submitting your big ideas of what you think Valparaiso's future should look like is Friday.

April 07, 2014 4:34 pm

Valpo plans Earth Day fun at Thorgren basin

VALPARAISO | Students at a couple of elementary schools will get a combination environmental lesson and Easter egg hunt on Earth Day April 22.

April 07, 2014 12:30 am

Fees having an impact again in Valpo

VALPARAISO | The impact of the parks' impact fee on the city's parks department budget is growing again after going through a couple of years …

April 05, 2014 8:23 pm

Residents protest Lakes of Valparaiso plans

VALPARAISO | A request for approval of the preliminary plan for the business park portion of the Lakes of Valparaiso development creating 32 s…

April 02, 2014 6:25 pm

Valpo extends V-Line route study time limit

Valpo extends V-Line route study time limit

VALPARAISO | The V-Line route study is going to take a little longer than originally planned, but that means the extra hours of service on the…

April 02, 2014 5:25 pm

Winter delaying Valpo's spring leaf pickups

VALPARAISO | The snow has eased off and most of it has even melted, but the winter is still having an impact on city services, including leaf pickups.

April 02, 2014 4:55 pm

State treasurer candidate focuses on financial education

State treasurer candidate focuses on financial education

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Kelly Mitchell is making financial education the cornerstone of her campaign for Indiana state treasurer.

April 02, 2014 11:45 am Related

Retired-Marine, son look to start glass blowing shop in Valpo

VALPARAISO | A retired Marine and his son plan to open a glass blowing business in Valparaiso.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo OKs contract for pedestrian crossings at CN tracks

VALPARAISO | The city's Board of Public Works and Safety approved a contract with TranSystems Friday to design pedestrian crossings at seven C…

March 28, 2014 3:00 pm

Pence on board with South Shore expansion

Pence on board with South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has put a $4 million exclamation point on years of work by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, in buildin…

March 27, 2014 4:30 pm Photos



Robins supposed to be bobbin' along, not the road

VALPARAISO | Strolling on County Road 500 North, Public Works Director Matt Evans had a spring in his step, but it wasn't because of spring br…

March 27, 2014 12:00 am

Deadline nears for Pence action on legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | The clock is ticking toward a midnight Thursday deadline for Gov. Mike Pence to act on some three dozen remaining proposals app…

March 26, 2014 5:30 pm

Pence expects business tax cuts to produce new jobs

GREENWOOD, Ind. | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law a package of business tax cuts Tuesday that's smaller than he originally sought, but which h…

March 25, 2014 6:00 pm

Valpo council taking care of business ... quickly

VALPARAISO | The City Council broke the four-minute meeting record Monday.

March 24, 2014 8:10 pm

February not short on riders for V-Line, Dash

VALPARAISO | February was a short, cold, snowy month, which could be the reason V-Line ridership in Valparaiso was down a little bit, but it c…

March 19, 2014 4:23 pm

ValpoNEXT seeks vision, ideas from businesses

VALPARAISO | The next phase of the ValpoNEXT planning effort will focus on gathering information from businesses in the community.

March 17, 2014 5:13 pm

Valpo cautiously awards flood contract

VALPARAISO | With a total bid almost $250,000 below its nearest competitor and $671,717 lower than the engineer's estimate, G.E. Marshall was …

March 16, 2014 6:30 pm

Valpo finalizes design contract for Central Park Plaza

VALPARAISO | The city's Board of Public Works and Safety approved a contract Friday with Design Organization for $812,585 for developing the f…

March 14, 2014 11:29 am

AM Stabilizers has plans to grow in Valpo

VALPARAISO | The beer tap is gone, replaced by labs with chemicals and testing equipment for developing additives to a variety of vinyl products.

March 12, 2014 8:25 pm

School Board issues concern Valpo City Council, mayor

VALPARAISO | The backlash continues over Valparaiso Community Schools' January approval of a contract with Lumenus USA that would have enrolle…

March 12, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo sets frost law weight limits on most streets

VALPARAISO | It might be cold and snowy again today, but the recent break in the frigid weather is breaking the hold the frost has had on the …

March 11, 2014 7:00 pm

Valpo reduces diesel emissions from city vehicles

VALPARAISO | The city's air should be a little cleaner from now on thanks to a grant from the Federal Highway Administration's Congestion Miti…

March 11, 2014 2:00 pm

As winter wanes, potholes, flooding problems increase

VALPARAISO | Assuming Public Works Director Matt Evans is right and it won't continue to snow forever, the problem becomes one of dealing with…

March 10, 2014 8:30 pm

Warring, Rev. Porter named to Valpo ethics panel

VALPARAISO | The city's Ethics Commission has two new members.

March 10, 2014 1:44 pm

Region bills headed to governor's desk

INDIANAPOLIS | Several legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers, and other measures set to affect the region, received f…

March 05, 2014 5:30 pm

Senate limits rental inspections, Lake tourism oversight

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate acted on 70 legislative proposals Tuesday, the final day for senators to approve or re…

March 04, 2014 2:28 pm

Courtyards stores to be replaced by more condos

VALPARAISO | Plans to build a small commercial center at the northwest corner of Froberg Road and Vale Park Road have been abandoned, and the …

March 04, 2014 2:17 pm

House greenlights South Shore Line expansion money

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House hopped on board the effort to extend the South Shore commuter rail line to Dyer.

March 03, 2014 7:00 pm

Senate kills camera enforcement for school bus stop-arm violations

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal to use cameras in enforcing school bus stop-arm violations will not get a final Senate vote and is dead for the year.

March 03, 2014 6:41 pm

Police: Statistics show no racial profiling

VALPARAISO | Porter County and Valparaiso police officials presented statistics last week that indicate there is no racial profiling being don…

March 03, 2014 12:00 am

What's next for Valpo Next?

VALPARAISO | The city collected a lot of ideas during last week's three public "big idea" gathering sessions for its Valpo Next planning effor…

March 01, 2014 7:51 pm

Costas answers Lumenus controversy attacks

VALPARAISO | The controversy surrounding the proposal to enroll up to 30 Chinese students in the senior class at Valparaiso High School next y…

March 01, 2014 6:15 pm

Valpo seeking way to dispose of street sweepings

VALPARAISO | The public works department needs to find a way to get rid of 30 years of accumulated street sweepings.

March 01, 2014 3:58 pm

Chautauqua Park project benefits from low bids

VALPARAISO | As bids for the second phase of the Chautauqua Park flood control project were opened at Tuesday's utilities board meeting, the n…

March 01, 2014 12:00 am

Quick-thinking rider prevents V-Line bus tragedy

VALPARAISO | Quick, cool action by a V-Line passenger prevented a tragedy recently when the bus driver had a heart attack.

February 28, 2014 2:49 pm

Valpo man gives up on gun shop proposal

VALPARAISO | Plans to turn a 25-by-35 barn that's "kind of an eyesore" into a gun shop apparently have been shot down.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am

Preschool study, road funding among items approved by Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate voted Thursday to send a bevy of House-approved proposals to the governor's desk or to…

February 27, 2014 5:40 pm

Park Board gets preview of ValPlayso plans

VALPARAISO | Plans for the $1.2 million renovation of ValPlayso and the surrounding park will be finalized in the next week or two, but Valpar…

February 25, 2014 9:15 pm

Lakes of Valparaiso gets OK for annexation

VALPARAISO | The city had another growth spurt Monday as the council approved the annexation of 32 acres as part of The Lakes of Valparaiso de…

February 24, 2014 8:45 pm

Valpo disability council joins playground fundraising effort

VALPARAISO | The campaign to get playground equipment for handicapped children into Valparaiso's parks is getting some help from members of th…

February 19, 2014 7:00 pm

Valpo ready to buy land for Vale Park pathway

VALPARAISO | The city is ready to obtain the right of way for extending the Vale Park Road pathway between Keystone Commons and Beauty Creek Estates.

February 14, 2014 6:15 pm

Signals, signs at 20 Valpo intersection to be improved

VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission approved funding Wednesday for upgrading traffic signals and signage at 20 intersections, inc…

February 14, 2014 5:49 pm

Valpo getting new street sweeper

VALPARAISO | The city is hauling away snow in dump trucks, but it's going to need street sweepers to clean up the sandy aftermath of the winte…

February 14, 2014 4:55 pm

Funding approved for Valpo's next roundabout

VALPARAISO | The questions a lot of Valparaiso residents don't really want to know the answer to — Where's the next roundabout going to be bui…

February 12, 2014 7:30 pm

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