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St. John ready to accept paving bids

ST. JOHN | The town no longer owns its roads. Sort of.

July 10, 2014 8:16 pm

Some question Portage's second attempt at park bond

PORTAGE | Portage officials are taking a second try at floating a bond issue to benefit the parks department.

February 08, 2014 8:00 pm

Valpo awards contracts for public works campus

VALPARAISO | Contracts for construction of the new Public Works Department campus were awarded Friday, totaling about $5.67 million by the city's Board of Public Works and Safety.

December 13, 2013 4:47 pm

Refinance reaps $1M return for Valpo utilities

VALPARAISO | The timing seemed right to refinance a couple of bond issues, but Valparaiso's Utilities Board had no idea how right until recently.

December 11, 2013 9:00 pm

Lake Central Board OKs sale of bonds

ST. JOHN | The Lake Central School Board last week approved the issuance of $1.93 million in 2013 general obligation bonds to cover the cost of various upgrades at district schools.

November 10, 2013 8:30 pm

Valpo utilities to refinance $13 million in bonds

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board took action Tuesday to save $90,000 a year on its loan repayments and save the sewer and water customers about 1 percent on the planned rate increases for next year.

October 08, 2013 5:28 pm

Valpo public works bonds move ahead - barely

VALPARAISO | A seemingly routine resolution to begin setting up a building corporation to issue bonds for financing the new public works campus barely passed after a debate at Monday's City Council meeting.

July 08, 2013 6:11 pm
Municipalities adjust to new bond market

Municipalities adjust to new bond market

The market for municipal bonds has softened, and at least one local community is revising its plans.

July 07, 2013 6:30 am

Street department bond moves forward

PORTAGE | Action by both the city's Plan Commission and City Council advanced a $6 million tax increment financing district bond for reconstructing the city's street department facility.

July 04, 2013 6:02 pm
Valpo preparing to build new public works campus

Valpo preparing to build new public works campus

VALPARAISO | The city will know in 30 days whether it can immediately begin the process of issuing bonds for construction of a new public works campus at the city's wastewater treatment plant.

April 08, 2013 11:15 pm

Munster saves money by refinancing bonds

MUNSTER | Much like homeowners refinance their mortgages to obtain lower interest rates and save money, municipalities can refinance bonds issued in the past to raise money for various projects.

January 06, 2013 9:00 pm

A summer many investors would rather forget

NEW YORK | It was a stomach-churning summer most investors would like to forget.

October 01, 2011 12:00 am
Audit says $310,325 missing from Merrillville Town Court

Audit says $310,325 missing from Merrillville Town Court

INDIANAPOLIS | A former Merrillville Town Court employee is accused of diverting $310,325 in traffic ticket, ordinance violation and misdemeanor bond payments.

September 27, 2011 12:30 pm Related

Indiana cuts corporate income tax rate by 2 percent

Indiana's corporate income tax rate will drop by 2 percent over the next four years, a change Gov. Mitch Daniels believes will lead to more jobs in the state. Gov. Daniels signed new legislation into law last week.

May 11, 2011 6:00 pm

Valpo council OKs stormwater budget

VALPARAISO | The city Utilities Board now has an approved budget for more than $3.6 million in stormwater work in 2011. Now it's going to go after another $6 million.

December 14, 2010 12:00 am

Does Illinois' latest debt equal good news?

SPRINGFIELD | If you're looking for proof that the economy is starting to turn around, Gov. Pat Quinn's office said you'll find it in the details of Illinois' tobacco bond sale.

December 04, 2010 12:00 am

Why borrow $600 billion in U.S. government bonds?

The Federal Reserve is purchasing $600 billion in U.S. government bonds over the next eight months. This is $75 billion each and every month just to prop up housing market prices.

November 25, 2010 12:00 am
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