The recent spate of rain is filling streets and rushing through ditches, but those overseeing the Little Calumet and Kankakee rivers said levels are fine for now.
MUNSTER | As the rain continues over the next 24 hours, preparations are ready in every community to fight possible floodwaters, members of the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission heard at Wednesday’s meeting.
It’s time for Lake County Republicans to get in touch with reality when it comes to a county income tax.
MUNSTER | Removal of the 2,500 damaged, diseased and dead trees between the Little Calumet River and the flood protection levee will begin around April 17.
A full-scale drill to practice protecting parts of Highland and Hammond during future flood events will shut down Kennedy Avenue at just after midnight March 20.
The Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission was right to go against the Army Corps of Engineers' wishes last week in voting for a quick, $100,000 flood control project while waiting for the corps to come up with its own proposal.
CROWN POINT | Voters elected the youngest Lake County commissioner in a generation Tuesday night.
MUNSTER | The Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission closed out this year's business at its Wednesday meeting with news from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the levee protection project is nearing its end.
Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. looks like he is consolidating power on the City Council.
GARY | The Gary City Council's support for the creation of a conservancy district won't be hampered by the same issues Hammond politicians had to consider when they shelved the plan last month.
I don't understand why everything in Lake County has to become politicized.
Visit http://www.nwitimes.com/video-photo-galleries-audio-interactives/video/vmix_9bf3984f-6aa2-55f6-873a-ac7a6e829f2e.html to view a conversation between Dan Repay, executive director of the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission, and Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross. Lake County …
With the Calumet Burns Conservancy District plan taking on water, a legislative solution seems not only the best option but also necessary.
The Times' Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross talks with Dan Repay, Executive Director of the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission, about the development of the river's levees.
It's one thing to oppose a project based on fact, but it is quite a different thing to oppose that project based on fantasy.
HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council postponed a vote on a controversial measure supporting the creation of a conservancy district early Tuesday morning after hours of contentious opposition from Lake County residents.
HAMMOND | Lake County could end up with two agencies competing to maintain the Little Calumet River levee projects and make sure vast flooding that inundated much of north Lake County in 2008 and 2009 doesn't repeat.
MUNSTER | The torrential downpours of the past few days have raised the water levels throughout the Little Calumet River watershed and the fears of flooding in residents who live along those waterways.
MUNSTER | The proposed Calumet Burns Conservancy District will only add another layer of elected officials with taxing power, competing officials charged Wednesday.
HAMMOND | A long-term solution to the question of who will pay for maintaining the Little Calumet River levee system is mired in a political fight over who controls lucrative construction and engineering projects.
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