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County officials award Willowdale sewer contract

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials on Tuesday awarded the first of three contracts to link 54 homes outside of city limits into the municipal sewer system.

September 02, 2014 6:15 pm
DOUG ROSS: Commissioners want to burden public, not workers

DOUG ROSS: Commissioners want to burden public, not workers

If this were Porter County's version of "Sesame Street," I'd be singing, "One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just isn't the same."

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

M'ville plans drainage project in Southmoor Park subdivision

MERRILLVILLE | The town's Redevelopment Commission will use Merrillville Road tax increment financing district funds to pay for the Southmoor Park drainage project.

April 06, 2014 9:30 pm

Residents protest Lakes of Valparaiso plans

VALPARAISO | A request for approval of the preliminary plan for the business park portion of the Lakes of Valparaiso development creating 32 salable lots drew about 15 protesters to Tuesday's special Plan Commission meeting.

April 02, 2014 6:25 pm

Subdivision proposed in Schererville

SCHERERVILLE | A new 31-lot residential development has been proposed along Burr Street near 91st Avenue.

March 08, 2014 7:45 pm

Proposed quarry sparks debate, but no decision

CROWN POINT | A consultant has recommended Lake County officials deny a drainage permit for the proposed Singleton Stone quarry, but county officials aren't yet ready to act on that advice.

February 19, 2014 7:00 pm

Lake officials bankroll sustainable farming

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners agreed Wednesday to double the money they will give to farmers who reduce soil erosion and fertilizer runoff into county drains.

October 16, 2013 5:45 pm

Mingo Street drainage project approved by Portage panel

PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board approved a project last week to alleviate drainage problems on Mingo Street.

August 17, 2013 5:54 am

C.P. board defers approval of six-lot subdivision

CROWN POINT | Officials on Monday put off approving a proposed six-lot subdivision in a section of Ellendale Farm until learning more about plans by Lake County to clean a county ditch running through the property.

July 08, 2013 10:00 pm

Lake County to resume drainage improvements

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are inviting contractors to bid on $1.3 million in newly approved drainage ditch projects this season.

June 19, 2013 6:15 pm

Portage board tables request for drainage way easement

PORTAGE | It will be at least another month before developers of Sterling Creek Parc will know if they can encroach upon a natural drainage way to construct residential buildings.

June 13, 2013 12:00 am

Valparaiso board OKs Hawthorne storm sewer project

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board approved a contract with de Boer Egolf on Tuesday to install a 48-inch storm sewer to complete the drainage for the Hawthorne subdivision.

May 28, 2013 6:40 pm

Van Til: Illiana Expressway could improve south county drainage

CROWN POINT | The proposed south county Illiana Expressway could carry a benefit beyond an expected relief valve for heavy region traffic, Lake County's surveyor said Tuesday.

May 21, 2013 5:30 pm

Drainage work set to resume Monday on Taft St. in M'ville

MERRILLVILLE | The next phase of a project to reduce flooding issues on and along Taft Street begins Monday, said Matt Lake, executive director of Merrillville's Stormwater Utility.

April 26, 2013 9:30 pm

Bids opened for Savannah Heights project

PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board took the next step in resolving a decades-long drainage problem in one area of the city Wednesday.

April 11, 2013 12:00 am
New projects expected to bring jobs to M'ville

New projects expected to bring jobs to M'ville

Town leaders and officials from Christopher B. Burke Engineering broke ground last August for the Taft Street drainage project in Merrillville

February 24, 2013 12:00 am

Winfield drainage system needs cleaning

WINFIELD | The Storm Water Board recently authorized the creation of a preventive maintenance plan for the town’s culvert and ditch system on major roadways and in subdivisions.

December 30, 2012 8:00 pm

Lake officials plan drainage work if money is available

CROWN POINT | Lake officials already have plans to spend $2.1 million on urgent flood-control projects from the money they will borrow to balance county government's 2013 budget.

November 22, 2012 7:15 pm

73rd Avenue drainage work sought by M'ville councilman

MERRILLVILLE | Town Councilman Tom Goralczyk has asked the town's Stormwater Utility to investigate a drainage issue on 73rd Avenue west of Whitcomb Street.

October 28, 2012 12:05 am

Drainage project to close part of 73rd Avenue until Oct. 19

MERRILLVILLE | A portion of 73rd Avenue between Taft Street and Arthur Boulevard will be closed for up to two weeks while box culverts are installed during the Taft Street drainage project.

October 02, 2012 12:00 am
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