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Army Corps grant to fund $1M in sewer relining

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.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Stormwater coordinator resigns over pay squabble

PORTAGE | The city's designated stormwater coordinator resigned her duties Wednesday following a months-long squabble over some $3,000 in back pay.

August 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Valpo to borrow $15M to fund redevelopment projects

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.

August 11, 2014 8:01 pm

Portage Mall improvement plan moves forward

PORTAGE | It appears improvements to the Portage Mall, financed by the city, are back on track.

August 06, 2014 1:34 pm

Portage will burn excessive storm debris piles

PORTAGE | The city received a little good news recently.

August 05, 2014 8:30 pm

Valpo OKs bonds for water, sewer plant improvements

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.

July 28, 2014 7:26 pm

Hobart officials use public input to shape long-term plan

HOBART | The city is reviewing information provided by residents as Hobart officials continue developing potential projects for the city’s 10-year comprehensive plan.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

C.P. council OKs changes to Old Town proposal

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.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am

Crown Point buys building, land for public works campus

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.

July 02, 2014 5:18 pm

Crown Point BZA gives duplexes a thumbs up

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.

June 30, 2014 12:00 am

Portage Utility Board to make formal request to City Council for employee back pay

PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board will send a letter to the City Council asking for back pay for one of its employees.

June 11, 2014 5:20 pm

Portage council approves federal COPs grant application

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved applying for a federal grant to put more cops on the street.

June 04, 2014 12:41 pm

Portage Mall project takes step forward

PORTAGE | A project to improve the Portage Mall and surrounding area took a step ahead Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 9:00 pm

Valpo creates grant to improve downtown fire safety

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.

May 12, 2014 10:30 pm

Rental registration ordinance possible in Hobart

HOBART | Landlords of residential rental properties might be asked to register with the city.

May 10, 2014 7:30 pm

Group suggests GEO could be visiting Hobart soon

HOBART | Members of the Concerned Citizens of Hobart believe GEO Group representatives could be coming to the city as soon as next week.

May 07, 2014 8:55 pm

Portage City Council approves veterans preference hiring policy

PORTAGE | The City Council on Wednesday night unanimously approved a hiring policy that gives preference to veterans.

May 07, 2014 8:45 pm

Concerned Citizens of Hobart meet over GEO proposal

HOBART | The Concerned Citizens of Hobart will meet Wednesday night at First Unitarian Church, 497 Main St.

May 05, 2014 4:17 pm

Three Hobart panels slate meetings for Wednesday

HOBART | Multiple meetings are scheduled Wednesday at Hobart City Hall, 414 Main St.

May 04, 2014 12:05 am

Chicago approves partial ban on plastic bags

CHICAGO | The Chicago City Council has approved a partial ban on plastic bags.

April 30, 2014 4:02 pm
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