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Hegewisch cleanup planned for June 7 around Avenue K

A community cleanup effort planned in Hegewisch offers a great opportunity for neighbors to work together to keep our town great. This upcoming one just happens to be organized by a friend of mine, who also calls Hegewisch home.

May 28, 2014 12:00 am
Thousands remain without power as storm cleanup continues

Thousands remain without power as storm cleanup continues

Municipal crews, utility workers and homeowners continued to clean up Monday after a line of storms moved across Northwest Indiana late Sunday.

May 12, 2014 7:22 pm Photos

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Whiting BP Oil Spill

Whiting BP Oil Spill

Hazmat-suited crews worked Tuesday to clean up an oil spill that spread across 5,000 square feet of Lake Michigan after a Monday afternoon discharge from the BP Whiting Refinery.Tarballs, or blobs of semi-solid oil, washed up along stretches of sandy and rocky shoreline that is owned by BP a…

March 25, 2014 9:13 pm

Valparaiso Street Department crew did great job

Kudos to the Valparaiso Street Department tree cleanup crew, who did a great job in cleaning up on Hope Street after a tree fell across the street and into various yards.

July 05, 2013 12:00 am
EPA grant to fund brownfields redevelopment in northern Lake Co.

EPA grant to fund brownfields redevelopment in northern Lake Co.

EPA Region 5 administrator Susan Hedman announces the agency has approved funds for brownfield cleanup projects.

May 29, 2013 1:05 pm
EPA grant to fund brownfields redevelopment in northern Lake Co.

EPA grant to fund brownfields redevelopment in northern Lake Co.

EPA Region 5 administrator Susan Hedman announces the agency has approved funds for brownfield cleanup projects.

May 29, 2013 1:05 pm
EPA grant to fund brownfields redevelopment in northern Lake Co.

EPA grant to fund brownfields redevelopment in northern Lake Co.

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., left, and East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland talk after it was announced the EPA has approved funds for brownfield cleanup projects in Lake County.

May 29, 2013 1:04 pm
Feathering eagles' nest?

Feathering eagles' nest?

Jim Dedelow and Dave Sandrick pull an automotive dashboard from the banks of the Little Calumet River as volunteers help clean up an area along the river where an American Bald Eagle nest has been sighted.

September 29, 2012 3:16 pm
Feathering eagles' nest

Feathering eagles' nest

Volunteers help clean up an area along the Little Calumet River where American Bald Eagles have been sighted.

September 29, 2012 3:16 pm
Feathering eagles' nest?

Feathering eagles' nest?

Dave Sandrick drags an old tire as volunteers help clean up an area along the Little Calumet River where there are reports an American Bald Eagle nest has been sighted.

September 29, 2012 3:16 pm
Feathering eagles nest?

Feathering eagles nest?

P.J. Wiltjer uses a mini-excavator to pick up debris as volunteers help clean up an area along the Little Calumet River where American Bald Eagles have been sighted.

September 29, 2012 3:16 pm
Feathering eagles' nest?

Feathering eagles' nest?

Rebecca Flanigan, of Calumet Township, picks up garbage and debris as volunteers help clean up an area along the Little Calumet River. An American Bald Eagle nest reportedly was sighted in the area.

September 29, 2012 3:16 pm
Cleanup of Hobart hoarder's house/farm begins

Cleanup of Hobart hoarder's house/farm begins

Tires sit in the yard Wednesday near the home of Robert Berndt, 80, of Hobart.

September 26, 2012 3:09 pm
Cleanup of Hobart hoarder's house/farm begins

Cleanup of Hobart hoarder's house/farm begins

Workers have begun the cleanup of the home of Robert Berndt, an 80-year-old admitted hoarder.

September 26, 2012 3:08 pm
Cleanup of Hobart hoarder's house/farm begins

Cleanup of Hobart hoarder's house/farm begins

Debris is seen on the property of Robert Berndt, 80, of Hobart, an admitted hoarder.

September 26, 2012 3:09 pm
Cleanup of Hobart hoarder's house/farm begins

Cleanup of Hobart hoarder's house/farm begins

Workers on Wednesday began cleaning up the home of Robert Berndt in Hobart.

September 26, 2012 3:08 pm
Gary spruces up for NCAA baseball tournament

Gary spruces up for NCAA baseball tournament

Gary General Services Department worker Ellis Bryant Sr., left, and Kimbrough Center work-release crew members clean along Fifth Avenue on Tuesday by the Genesis Convention Center as Gary prepares for this weekend's NCAA regional baseball tournament.

May 29, 2012 3:11 pm
Gary spruces up for NCAA baseball tournament

Gary spruces up for NCAA baseball tournament

Gary General Services Department worker Ellis Bryant Sr., left, and Kimbrough Center work-release crew members clean along Fifth Avenue on Tuesday near the Genesis Convention Center in Gary. Cleanup crews are preparing the city to host the NCAA regional baseball tournament. The first game st…

May 29, 2012 3:11 pm
Gary spruces up for NCAA baseball tournament

Gary spruces up for NCAA baseball tournament

Gary General Services Department worker Ellis Bryant Sr., center, and Kimbrough Center work-release crew members clean up along Fifth Avenue on Tuesday in Gary's downtown. The U.S. Steel Yard, home of the Gary South Shore RailCats, will host the NCAA regional baseball tournament this weekend…

May 29, 2012 3:11 pm

Volunteers hold fall cleanup Saturday on lake beaches

Want to get out to the beach one last time before the weather changes? The Alliance for the Great Lakes encourages residents to turn out Saturday for their last beach hurrah, but instead of swimsuits and beach towels, beachgoers should be armed with trash bags.

September 24, 2010 12:00 am
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