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Flood insurance premiums set to drop for Merrillville residents

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville property owners required to have flood insurance could see their premiums drop by 15 percent this fall.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
Restaurants, other businesses envisioned along Little Calumet River

Restaurants, other businesses envisioned along Little Calumet River

Many people used to see the Little Calumet River as little more than a murky polluted ditch prone to nasty flooding, but now it is increasingly being looked at as a potential backdrop for restaurants and other businesses.

October 05, 2013 6:00 pm Photos


EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Flood tragedies nobody talks about

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Flood tragedies nobody talks about

Everybody in south suburban Cook County is aware that on April 18, the area was drenched with rain from the storm that knocked out power in many households, caused huge traffic delays and flooded basements.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Steer Little Cal levee bill through Senate

The Little Calumet River levee maintenance legislation now sailing through the Indiana Senate must not be allowed to sink.

February 17, 2012 12:00 am

An answer to a complex question about flood insurance

Residents have asked, "Why are certain properties in Highland and Hammond being removed from flood insurance requirements, and when will Munster be removed?"

October 22, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: FEMA acts, now it's Legislature's turn

It is good to see more than 1,000 properties along the Little Calumet River removed from the flood plain, erasing a costly flood insurance obligation.

September 01, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Could we all begin to act like a region?

On the national news we have seen the impact of the swollen Mississippi River on the communities through which it travels. And so we hear about Cairo, Memphis, Vicksburg and ultimately New Orleans, a city very familiar with the destruction that can be caused by excess water.

June 12, 2011 12:00 am Related


Van Til working to perfect sliding fee scale to pay for Little Cal floodwalls

CROWN POINT | Tens of thousands of property owners in the Little Calumet River's watershed may be asked to pay a sliding-scale fee to complete and maintain its floodwall system.

May 01, 2011 5:30 pm
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