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Bill Oeding

"Will Gary/Chicago International Airport become a viable commuter hub?"

"Will Gary/Chicago International Airport become a viable commuter hub?"

Bill Oeding, Valparaiso | "Yes I do. It would make sense because of its proximity to Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area."

May 18, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo wins first round of condos vs parking lot battle

VALPARAISO | The city got the plan commission's endorsement Tuesday for the rezoning to turn a parking lot into condos, but the loss of the parking caused concern for the Chicago Street Theater and an area businessman.

May 16, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo creates grant to improve downtown fire safety

VALPARAISO | To encourage local business owners install fire alarms and sprinkler systems, the Valparaiso City Council approved the creation of the downtown fire safety grant program Monday.

May 12, 2014 10:30 pm

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 Commission meeting.

April 08, 2014 9:04 pm

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 Canadian National railroad tracks locations.

March 28, 2014 3:00 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

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 the damage to the streets.

March 10, 2014 8:30 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

Valpo ready to annex addition to business park

VALPARAISO | It's been more than a year since The Lakes of Valparaiso was first introduced to the council, and it will be another few months before work can actually begin on the development.

February 10, 2014 9:30 pm

Valpo honing in on site of new transit center

VALPARAISO | The city hopes to go to the Regional Development Authority later this month to seek funds to construct a new Transit Oriented Development downtown.

February 02, 2014 5:45 pm

Valpo OKs expanding facade program

VALPARAISO | To encourage building and business owners along the city's main corridors to improve locations, the City Council approved expanding the Valparaiso facade improvement grant program to eight other areas Monday.

January 27, 2014 10:21 pm Related

Valpo parks soon to have own phone app

VALPARAISO | You're in Valparaiso to have a nice dinner at one of the city's downtown restaurants, and, after the meal, you wonder what's happening in town that you might enjoy watching. What do you do?

January 25, 2014 6:29 pm

Group touts high-speed rail line through Valpo

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso could get high-speed rail passenger service before it gets the South Shore commuter line spur.

January 19, 2014 6:55 pm

Lakes of Valparaiso get Plan Commission OK

VALPARAISO | After months of negotiations over the final form of the business park and luxury apartment development proposed by Don Weiss, the project received the endorsement Tuesday of the city's Plan Commission.

January 14, 2014 9:00 pm

Valpo EDIT budget boosts park, facade programs

VALPARAISO | With the help of a carryover balance of almost $800,000 and a little less financial uncertainty in the city's health insurance, Valparaiso expects to spend about $3 million in economic development income taxes this year.

January 13, 2014 9:00 pm

Valpo breaks ground for public works campus

VALPARAISO | Monday was the groundbreaking ceremony for Valparaiso's new public works department campus, but they already have penciled in Councilman Bob Taylor as the one to wield the scissors at the fall grand opening ribbon cutting.

January 13, 2014 6:30 pm

Damage lingers on from polar vortex snow, cold

VALPARAISO | The city will be catching up from last week's polar vortex snow and cold for months to come.

January 12, 2014 5:55 pm

Website launched to promote Valpo Next vision

VALPARAISO | The city wants all its residents to tell it where to go - at least, in terms of the city's future direction.

January 06, 2014 12:00 am Related

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Valpo, property owner at odds over fair price of lot

VALPARAISO | The city wants to buy a 6,700-square-foot parking area from Ernie Darr as part of the expansion of Central Park Plaza, and Darr said he wants to sell it — if he gets a fair price.

January 01, 2014 10:47 pm

Valpo to sell two Chicago Street lots

VALPARAISO | The city is expected to seek offers for two vacant lots on Chicago Street that it wants to see developed for residential use in 2014.

January 01, 2014 6:40 pm
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