VALPARAISO | With a brief agenda and a room full of high school students, Valparaiso officials used Monday's City Council meeting as a classroom in local government.
PORTAGE | Beginning next year, when a door-to-door solicitor bangs on a front door in Portage, they better have a large, visible identification tag.
HOBART | The owner of J & J's Pizza Shack of Hobart was told by the Plan Commission on Thursday to come back next month with detailed plans on his proposed expansion.
CROWN POINT | An attempted first business registration program is headed back to committee before a final vote by the Crown Point City Council.
HOBART | A new property maintenance ordinance is moving forward after several drafts and revisions by the Hobart City Council.
HOBART | City officials said they have listened to concerns and are making safety corrections to a nearly completed concrete median near Festival Park.
PORTAGE | For the first time in a long time, the city could enter a new year with signed contracts with all union employees.
PORTAGE | The city is looking to tighten up requirements for door-to-door solicitors.
VALPARAISO | The city will feel the first impact of the new fire protection territory next month when, in addition to borrowing to pay the bills for the general operating expenses of the government, it also has to borrow to pay the bills for the fire territory.
HOBART | Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor said he plans to make every attempt to fill the vacant fire chief position from someone within the department.
HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor said he hasn't formally interviewed any candidates for fire chief, but he wants the option to possibly hire from outside the department.
PORTAGE | The City Council this week approved an ordinance revamping compensatory time policies for city employees.
GARY | Frustrated union workers from Majestic Casino and Hotel aired their grievances with their employer Tuesday at the Gary City Council meeting.
VALPARAISO | The first council district added a lot of territory and potential property tax value but not a lot of population on Monday.
VALPARAISO | The plan to increase water and sewer rates in a three-phase schedule starting Jan. 1, was introduced at Monday's council meeting.
VALPARAISO | Clerk-Treasurer Sharon Swihart is the only elected official who will receive a pay increase in 2014 under the salary ordinance approved by the City Council.
VALPARAISO | A resolution recommending a three-tiered rate increase for both sewer and water service was approved by the city's Utilities Board on Tuesday and will go to the council for approval Monday.
LAKE STATION | The City Council moved funds around in the city court budget but in the end agreed to the $10,000 request by the city judge to add a part-time clerk.
HOBART | The City Council is not prepared to hammer out proposed changes to its property maintenance regulations.
Gary│ The Gary City Council members voted in favor of an ordinance asking permission to rezone a shuttered retail area in order to accommodate a prospective business.
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