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Crossing the Line -- Carbon monoxide detectors

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Carbon monoxide detectors.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Limits on rental property inspections headed to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | Cities and towns across Indiana, including several region communities, are one signature away from losing their ability to vigorously regulate rental properties within their borders.

March 11, 2014 5:30 pm

House votes to limit municipal rental inspections

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House voted 67-28 Monday to limit the ability of cities and towns to regulate rental properties in their communities.

February 03, 2014 7:45 pm

Landlords may get to hire their own property inspectors

INDIANAPOLIS | A House committee gave the go-ahead Tuesday for a revised plan allowing rental property owners to exempt their units from inspection by local government officials.

January 28, 2014 6:45 pm Related


Landlords, cities clash again on rental registration, inspection requirements

INDIANAPOLIS | Seven months after state lawmakers imposed a temporary moratorium on new apartment registration or inspection ordinances and fees, landlords and cities appear no closer to agreeing how best to promote renter safety and minimize costs.

September 25, 2013 8:30 pm Related
The Mansards working to improve image

The Mansards working to improve image

GRIFFITH | Say the words The Mansards and for many, a host of images of violent crime and low-income housing come to mind.

May 19, 2013 7:00 pm Photos


House panel OKs ban on new rental registration

INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to eliminate municipal apartment inspection and registration requirements was changed Tuesday by a House committee into a one-year moratorium on new inspection and registration ordinances.

February 19, 2013 3:03 pm

Lawmaker seeks to prohibit rental registrations, inspections, fees

INDIANAPOLIS | Merrillville's plan to subsidize its police department with registration fees charged to apartment owners has prompted a central Indiana lawmaker to propose a statewide ban on all municipal apartment registration and inspection requirements.

February 05, 2013 5:45 pm Related


Hammond nuisances no more

Hammond nuisances no more

Jim Callahan performs an apartment inspection on a building in Hammond. No major problems were found in this building.

January 18, 2013 5:01 pm
Hammond nuisances no more

Hammond nuisances no more

Kelly Kearney, left, and Matt Saliga perform an apartment inspection on a building in Hammond. No major problems were found in this building.

January 18, 2013 5:02 pm
Hammond nuisances no more

Hammond nuisances no more

Matt Saliga, left, and Kelly Kearney perform an apartment inspection on a building in Hammond. No major problems were found in this building.

January 18, 2013 5:02 pm

Rental registration fee may bolster Merrillville police staffing

MERRILLVILLE | Police Chief Joseph Petruch said he would be happy with any support his department could receive from funds collected through the town's new residential rental registration fee.

December 01, 2012 6:16 pm

Highland considers permitting alcohol at Lincoln Center on special occasions

HIGHLAND | The Town Council has introduced an ordinance revision to allow the sale of alcohol for special events at the Lincoln Community Center.

October 25, 2012 7:45 pm

M'ville landlords start paying new fee on rental housing

MERRILLVILLE | Landlords have started to register their residential rental units in town and pay the annual $100 registration fee for each unit.

September 23, 2012 5:40 pm

Judge: Hammond rental sign-up fee disparity unconstitutional

FORT WAYNE | A federal court judge on Tuesday declared part of a Hammond ordinance unconstitutional because it required landlords who live outside the city to pay a higher rental registration fee than landlords who live within city limits, court records show.

July 24, 2012 10:00 pm

M'ville rental ordinance receives initial OK

MERRILLVILLE | An ordinance that would charge an annual registration fee for each residential rental unit in town cleared a hurdle Tuesday night, but the decision attracted plenty of opposition.

June 26, 2012 10:00 pm

M'ville Plan Commission OKs stormwater facility proposal

MERRILLVILLE | The Plan Commission granted final subdivision approval for the proposed Merrillville Stormwater Utility center, but some commission members expressed concerns about parking at the location.

May 15, 2012 11:00 pm

M'ville officials seeking apartment ordinance

MERRILLVILLE | Town leaders have proposed an ordinance they say will mandate adequate living standards in Merrillville's residential rental units.

February 29, 2012 8:15 pm

Indiana Apartment Association, Hammond reach deal in discrimination lawsuit

HAMMOND | The Indiana Apartment Association and Hammond have reached an agreement in principle to settle the association's civil lawsuit, federal court records state.

February 10, 2012 6:08 pm
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