VALPARAISO | The third and final phase of the Green Acres flood relief project is going to get completed a lot sooner than expected thanks to a million-dollar grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
PORTAGE | The city's designated stormwater coordinator resigned her duties Wednesday following a months-long squabble over some $3,000 in back pay.
VALPARAISO | The City Council approved borrowing up to $15 million for the Redevelopment Commission to meet its upcoming obligations and have a cushion to lure a couple of prospects to the city in the near future.
PORTAGE | It appears improvements to the Portage Mall, financed by the city, are back on track.
PORTAGE | The city received a little good news recently.
VALPARAISO | It took the city Council barely five minutes to cast the final votes Monday approving more than $20 million in bonds for the improvements to the sewage treatment plant, the expansion of the airport water treatment plant and the drilling of additional wells.
HOBART | The city is reviewing information provided by residents as Hobart officials continue developing potential projects for the city’s 10-year comprehensive plan.
CROWN POINT | Changes to the Old Town Village section of the Ellendale Farms subdivision were approved Monday by the City Council after residents who wanted to object to them were told they were too late.
CROWN POINT | The city's Board of Public Works and Safety took the first steps Wednesday to acquire what will become the first part of the new public works campus on Industrial Boulevard.
CROWN POINT | A plan to build 25 duplexes as part of the Orchard View Subdivision at 109th Avenue and Iowa Street was unanimously endorsed by the city's Board of Zoning Appeals recently.
PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board will send a letter to the City Council asking for back pay for one of its employees.
PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved applying for a federal grant to put more cops on the street.
PORTAGE | A project to improve the Portage Mall and surrounding area took a step ahead Tuesday.
VALPARAISO | To encourage local business owners install fire alarms and sprinkler systems, the Valparaiso City Council approved the creation of the downtown fire safety grant program Monday.
HOBART | Landlords of residential rental properties might be asked to register with the city.
HOBART | Members of the Concerned Citizens of Hobart believe GEO Group representatives could be coming to the city as soon as next week.
PORTAGE | The City Council on Wednesday night unanimously approved a hiring policy that gives preference to veterans.
HOBART | The Concerned Citizens of Hobart will meet Wednesday night at First Unitarian Church, 497 Main St.
HOBART | Multiple meetings are scheduled Wednesday at Hobart City Hall, 414 Main St.
CHICAGO | The Chicago City Council has approved a partial ban on plastic bags.
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