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.
VALPARAISO | The city tentatively plans to announce next week that it has landed a business that plans to invest more than $200 million in getting started.
VALPARAISO | In what seems like a case of deja vu all over again, the city on Monday held the first of the required three public hearings on forming a fire protection territory with Center Township.
VALPARAISO | Although property tax collections remained lower than was levied, not all the financial news was bad at Monday's council meeting.
VALPARAISO | Lost in Monday's emotional fervor over the rezoning of 118 acres on Evans Avenue to luxury apartments and business park was the once-a-decade realignment of the five City Council districts.
PORTAGE | SWAT team members serving an arrest warrant for alleged drug dealing swarmed the home of a 56-year-old Portage man late last month. Inside that Central Avenue apartment, officers said they discovered a cache of drugs — not heroin or cocaine, but dozens of bottles of prescription pi…
VALPARAISO | It took three years of asking by Fire Chief David Nondorf, but the city and the township agreed Monday to create a fire territory to provide fire service to the two entities.
VALPARAISO | At its annual organizational meeting, the Valparaiso City Council decided to expand its efforts to communicate with city departments through the creation of additional liaison positions.
VALPARAISO | The City Council was willing to forgive Task Force Tips for failing to file its abatement paperwork with the Porter County auditor's office on time, but the company will pay a big price for its error next year.
VALPARAISO | The council will have one new member and another will change seats, but for the third time in a row the voters have elected an all-Republican group.
VALPARAISO | What would you do with $50,000?
VALPARAISO | In the city's First District council race, one candidate is seeking his first elected office, and the other didn't intend to run for a second term.
VALPARAISO | For those who enjoy good political theater, two of Valparaiso's theatrical venues will host forums for the city's candidates to present their roles in the upcoming election.
VALPARAISO | First the city set up a plan to fix its roads. A few years later, Valparaiso launched a sidewalk program, and now it is going after deteriorated, broken or missing curbs.
VALPARAISO | Before it was even introduced at Monday's City Council meeting, the amendment to the ethics ordinance was tabled to await input from Valparaiso's Ethics Commission.
VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso City Council subcommittee thinks it has come up with compromise for the ethics ordinance dealing with the police and fire chiefs.
VALPARAISO | The resignation of Fire Chief David Nondorf following the hiring of his son has prompted the City Council to discuss possible changes in the city's ethics ordinance.
Porter County and its municipalities would have the option, rather than an obligation, to join a revamped regional bus commission if the proposal continues to succeed downstate.
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