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Calumet Township

Griffith looks for quick exit from Calumet Township

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.

October 23, 2014 7:36 pm
Gary firefighters in need of a station

Gary firefighters in need of a station

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.

October 09, 2014 7:28 pm

Calumet property values beset by 'carpet-baggers'

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.

October 08, 2014 6:35 pm
Cal Twp. coping with depressed market values

Cal Twp. coping with depressed market values

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.

October 07, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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In wake of fire, questions surround lack of fire hydrants

In wake of fire, questions surround lack of fire hydrants

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. 

October 03, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Blaze destroys Calumet Township business

Blaze destroys Calumet Township business

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | A longtime Calumet Township business went up in flames Wednesday as wind and a lack of hydrants hampered firefighting efforts.

October 01, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Firefighters battle huge blaze at Calumet Township business

Firefighters battle huge blaze at Calumet Township business

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.

October 01, 2014 2:13 pm
Firefighters battle huge blaze at Calumet Township business

Firefighters battle huge blaze at Calumet Township business

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.

October 01, 2014 2:10 pm

County officials award Willowdale sewer contract

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.

September 02, 2014 6:15 pm

Police: Boy out fishing finds body in Calumet Twp. pond

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Authorities are investigating after a Gary man's body was found Sunday in a pond in Calumet Township, police said.

August 31, 2014 10:45 pm
Man wanted on warrants captured after school placed on lockdown

Man wanted on warrants captured after school placed on lockdown

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.

August 20, 2014 10:45 pm

Lake drainage board receives project bids

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.

August 20, 2014 4:16 pm

Election board dismisses requirement for Elgin’s campaign records

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.

August 19, 2014 6:45 pm

Emergency workers on scene of gas leak in Calumet Township

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Emergency workers responded Monday night to a gas leak in the 3100 block of West 47th Place in Calumet Township, officials said.

August 18, 2014 11:21 pm
Trio make the bridge world a better place

Trio make the bridge world a better place

Duplicate bridge is a competitive game, but players still can be caring, friendly and ethical.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

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.

August 10, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Judge sentences Shelben Curtis to total of 50 years in prison

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.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
Family of shooting victim wants others charged

Family of shooting victim wants others charged

GRIFFITH | Brett Roe is expected to watch the man convicted of killing his son sentenced this week in Lake County Criminal Court. 

July 26, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Calumet Township right to drop lawsuit

Sometimes it doesn't matter how the right thing occurs — as long as it does.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am

Calumet Township drops lawsuit blocking Griffith's departure

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.

July 01, 2014 7:00 pm
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