GARY | A budget impasse among Calumet Township officials threatens to trigger a state takeover of the trustee's finances and speed the secession of the town of Griffith to another township.
For nearly three years, Gary firefighters with Engine No. 5 have been living and working outside of their station located at 41st Ave. and Washington St. Instead, Engine No. 5's "station" is a multi-purpose center in Calumet Township, sharing space with a homeless shelter.
Calumet Township Assessor Jacquelyn Y. Collins said Gary's misfortunes have attracted real estate speculators who she said are attempting to manipulate property values for their own gain and, as a result, are wreaking havoc with assessing property values for the purpose of taxation.
GARY | The Calumet Township assessor often places a higher value on taxable property than local real estate market, which reflects extremely low sales prices across most of its neighborhoods.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Days after a fire destroyed Stash Construction, many are questioning if more fire hydrants in the area could have stopped the blaze sooner.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | A longtime Calumet Township business went up in flames Wednesday as wind and a lack of hydrants hampered firefighting efforts.
Flames shoot out from a fire at Stash Construction in Calumet Township. The fire was reported as starting on the roof at about 12:25 p.m. Wednesday.
Firefighters at the site of a fire Wednesday afternoon at Stash Construction, 2701 W. 45th Ave. in Calumet Township, were hampered by a lack of hydrants nearby. A line had to be run five blocks north to bring water to the site.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials on Tuesday awarded the first of three contracts to link 54 homes outside of city limits into the municipal sewer system.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Authorities are investigating after a Gary man's body was found Sunday in a pond in Calumet Township, police said.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | An East Chicago man wanted on several warrants was captured Wednesday following a foot chase that led to the lockdown of an elementary school, police said.
CROWN POINT | Four sanitary sewer and ditch maintenance projects moved forward a step with bids opened at Wednesday’s meeting of the Lake County Drainage Board.
CROWN POINT | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin no longer needs to provide her pre-primary election campaign finance reports to the Lake County Election Board after that group voted unanimously Tuesday to dismiss the issue.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Emergency workers responded Monday night to a gas leak in the 3100 block of West 47th Place in Calumet Township, officials said.
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While there continues to be upheaval in education at the state level, student test scores continue to show modest gains in Northwest Indiana, schools will make some transitions to comply with Indiana's new state standards and seven new school superintendents head up districts in the region.
CROWN POINT | “Mr. Curtis brought a gun to a fist fight,” said Lake Criminal Court Judge Samuel Cappas Friday in sentencing Shelben T. Curtis, 47, to a total of 50 years to be served in the Indiana Department of Correction for voluntary manslaughter and aggravated battery.
GRIFFITH | Brett Roe is expected to watch the man convicted of killing his son sentenced this week in Lake County Criminal Court.
Sometimes it doesn't matter how the right thing occurs — as long as it does.
GARY | The Calumet Township trustee has dropped a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a 2013 state law that could cut millions in assistance to Gary's neediest residents and let the town of Griffith leave the township.
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