Lake County commissioners are expected to vote today to veto the income tax approved by the Lake County Council. The veto should fail.
People in the Chicago area, including Northwest Indiana, have seen the wrath of nature this week. Flooded roads. Flooded basements. Commuting nightmares.
VALPARAISO | It's contract won't take effect for another couple of weeks, but G.E. Marshall already is at work on the first phase of the Chautauqua Park flood control project.
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.
HAMMOND | The final leg of a key flood control project could start on River Drive in the summer.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels this week appointed two new members to the commission that oversees Little Calumet River levees in Lake County and reappointed two Valparaiso residents to other state boards.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til has found shelter from the political storm that has erupted over his head in recent weeks.
Yes, I will pay my $45 per year for maintenance of the flood control system for Northwest Indiana. But I would like a few questions answered about what will actually happen to my money.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels has until Sunday to sign or veto legislation requiring Lake County property owners in the Little Calumet River and Burns Waterway watersheds to pay an annual per-parcel fee for maintenance of Little Calumet River levees.
We now face the dilemma of having spent $250 million on flood prevention construction for the Little Calumet River, just a part of the Little Calumet River basin that includes the trunk stream's tributaries — the watershed. Yet without a working system of operations and maintenance, the Litt…
INDIANAPOLIS | Flood control work along the Kankakee River should start soon after the State Budget Committee on Wednesday approved spending $470,000 on several projects.
LANSING | Village officials plan to use a $300,000 state grant to upgrade dikes along the Little Calumet River. The improvements, in turn, could qualify the village for federal funds to maintain the dikes.
MERRILLVILLE | The Stormwater Management Department is staying busy with multiple projects.
HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and Lake County Surveyor George Van Til have unveiled a sweeping plan to pay for Little Calumet River levee maintenance through Porter and Lake counties with a new fee on property owners.
MERRILLVILLE | A conservation organization hopes it can alleviate flooding problems in various areas of Lake County.
Flood warnings have been posted for the Kankakee River at unincorporated Shelby and its western neighbor Sumava Resorts, but residents there said the levees are keeping them dry.
The Little Calumet River levee system is essentially done. Now the maintenance must be arranged before the levees are done for.
LOWELL | The Lake County surveyor's efforts to improve flood control near Lowell created a brief standoff with a property owner, police said.
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