HOBART | The Board of Works has paved the way for future improvements to 61st Avenue by granting the city attorney authority to begin eminent domain proceedings if necessary.
VALPARAISO | Despite being close to an agreement for the sale of a parking lot the city wants to make part of the Central Park Plaza expansion, the city's Board of Public Works and Safety voted Friday to authorize condemnation proceedings to obtain it.
JOLIET | A Will County judge will be asked on Friday to schedule a hearing to consider the merits of a lawsuit by the state that seeks to take the property of a rural Will County family for use as part of the Chicago-area airport proposed near Peotone.
PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission unanimously approved the expansion of the city's Southport Allocation District, commonly referred to as the city's tax increment financing district.
Homeowners in the path of proposed routes for the Illiana Expressway already are wondering how Indiana's swift and sure eminent domain laws will affect their lives and property values.
INDIANAPOLIS | It's not quite the Mega Millions jackpot, but the Indiana Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed a Lake County jury verdict awarding a Crown Point man $332,172 for 5.2 acres of Hammond land he purchased for $3,900 at a county tax sale.
PORTAGE | John Hunt isn't sure the project to improve the intersection of County Line Road and Central Avenue will solve any problems.
VALPARAISO | The city apparently has an agreement for one of the two parcels needed to build the roundabout at Silhavy and Vale Park Roads, and it is ready to make an offer to NIPSCO for the other.
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