The taxi driver was startled when a woman in white waved him down as he was driving into Hammond. Still, a fare was a fare. As he pulled up, he realized her fancy gown was, in fact, a wedding dress. The style was old-fashioned, but it looked good on her. She was young, with long blond hair a…
CHICAGO | The environmental activists who opposed development of a coal gasification plant at the one-time site of Republic Steel on the city's Southeast Side said Wednesday they support development of an “energy park” to convert existing silos along the Calumet River into a renewable clean …
The federal transportation bill Congress approved Friday affects how authorities will respond to the threat invasive species such as Asian carp pose to the Great Lakes.
LANSING | Officials with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago haven't decided whether to support cutting off the Chicago River in an effort to prevent the possible encroachment of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.
HOBART| The City Council on Wednesday voiced concerns but took no action in response to a Lake County flood control bill being considered by the Indiana General Assembly.
Sad to say, but the closed bridge over the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal is becoming a symbol of the Calumet Region.
PORTAGE | Managing Asian carp was the top agenda item Thursday during a legislative panel discussion about environmental issues facing the state.
CHICAGO | The reconstruction of the historic Torrence Avenue bridge over the Calumet River is under way, with work expected to be complete in fall of 2012.
CHESTERTON | Hikers walked across a new bridge Saturday morning to easily gain access to the newest preserve managed by the Shirley Heinze Land Trust.
GARY | The City Council voted 7-1 to make Gary the first municipality to commit to a proposed conservancy district charged with upkeep of Little Calumet River levees.
PORTAGE | The Portage City Council unanimously rejected the idea of creating a conservancy district to support projects along the Little Calumet River.
If you are chosen to be a leader, and you are paid to be a leader, shouldn't you be a leader?
County Surveyor George Van Til wants to form a new taxing district over nearly 160,000 north county property parcels to raise more than $3 million annually to continue shoring up the flood-prone Little Calumet River and its tributaries.
It's one thing to oppose a project based on fact, but it is quite a different thing to oppose that project based on fantasy.
Don't kill a good project because you don't like the people who support it.
A proposal to create a conservancy district to fund maintenance and improvements in the Little Calumet River watershed isn't sitting well with some Porter County officials.
CROWN POINT | Tens of thousands of property owners in the Little Calumet River's watershed may be asked to pay a sliding-scale fee to complete and maintain its floodwall system.
HAMMOND | A contractor accused of breaking federal water protection laws said it committed no crimes and was following the government's requirements.
HAMMOND | A federal case status report reveals the depth of the government's case against United Water for alleged environmental crimes.
PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission awarded a contract Wednesday to clean debris from the east arm of the Little Calumet River from the September 2008 storms and flooding.
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