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Gary Sanitary District

Sewer users may face heavy burden under consent decree

GARY | As regulators seek an agreement to impose new controls on water pouring out of Gary's combined sewer system, a lingering concern is: who will pay for what could be hundreds of millions of dollars on the system over the next 20 years?

August 09, 2014 10:00 pm

M'ville, Gary dispute over sewer overflow aired Aug. 11

MERRILLVILLE | Court proceedings are scheduled for a Gary Sanitary District sewer overflow that allegedly occurred in Merrillville.

July 27, 2014 6:30 pm

Water could be shut off to thousands; IURC backs Gary Sanitary District billing method

GARY | The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has affirmed a Gary Sanitary District billing practice whereby residents’ utility bill payments are applied to trash pickup fees before paying down sewer bills.

March 21, 2014 6:30 pm
DOUG ROSS: Two responses to legacy of government excess

DOUG ROSS: Two responses to legacy of government excess

Even as Chicago and Illinois talk about their legacy costs, meaning overly generous public pensions, Gary and Calumet Township are dealing with their own legacy of past poor decisions.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am
Sewer wars may mean no business movement

Sewer wars may mean no business movement

HAMMOND | The mayor is vowing that new business growth in Griffith, Highland and Whiting will remain in the toilet until those municipalities resolve their sewer rate dispute with Hammond.

January 16, 2014 3:00 pm Photos


Senate approves thaw of Lake levy freeze

Senate approves thaw of Lake levy freeze

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation lifting the Lake County property tax levy freeze and providing new economic development opportunities for Gary is headed to the governor.

April 26, 2013 5:15 pm Photos


Senator faces decision on lifting Lake levy freeze

INDIANAPOLIS | The decision on whether the Lake County property tax levy freeze is lifted, even if the county doesn't enact an income tax, is now in the hands of state Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso.

April 11, 2013 1:30 pm Related


Senate votes 50-0 for Lake County income tax plan, Gary projects

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake County may be more likely to adopt an income tax and Gary could become home to a new trauma hospital and port under legislation that breezed through the Indiana Senate on Tuesday.

February 26, 2013 4:27 pm Related


Freeman-Wilson reappointed as Gary Sanitary District special administrator

HAMMOND | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will again serve as special administrator over the Gary Sanitary District.

February 13, 2013 8:30 pm

Senate panel backs Gary economic development studies

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation that may someday boost Gary's economy and create jobs in the Steel City won unanimous approval from a Senate committee Wednesday.

February 13, 2013 7:00 pm

Rogers rolls the dice for Gary land-based casino

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, is betting she can make Gary economic development legislation more palatable by rolling her proposal for a land-based casino into another gaming measure moving through the Senate.

February 08, 2013 2:15 pm

Trial begins over alleged tainting of E. coli tests

HAMMOND | The attorney-laden trial of the former contract operator of the Gary Sanitary District wastewater treatment plant and two of its employees opened Tuesday with a question of intentions.

October 30, 2012 11:30 pm
Gary officials giving answers for higher stormwater fees

Gary officials giving answers for higher stormwater fees

GARY | City officials are reaching out to residents to help them understand why the fees associated with the Gary Storm Water Management District are higher this year than on tax bills in years past.

May 12, 2012 8:30 pm Related

Gunman threatens Gary sanitation workers

GARY | A Gary man was arrested and charged with multiple weapons violations after allegedly pointing a loaded gun at two Gary Sanitary District workers Monday afternoon, police said.

April 03, 2012 10:30 am

Gary Sanitary District raises trash fee during fiery meeting

GARY | The Gary Sanitary District upped city garbage collection fees to $16 a month in a fiery session Tuesday.

August 09, 2011 4:00 pm

Gov't: United Water knew about wastewater violations for years

HAMMOND | Gary wastewater contractors continued breaking environmental law for years, though they had been advised as early as 2003 their process was "a recipe for disaster," court records allege.

May 17, 2011 6:00 pm

United Water wants federal suit tossed

HAMMOND | A contractor accused of breaking federal water protection laws said it committed no crimes and was following the government's requirements.

April 14, 2011 7:30 pm
Gary granted final tax caps exemption

Gary granted final tax caps exemption

INDIANAPOLIS | Gary property owners will continue paying the highest tax rates in the state -- but for only one more year.

April 13, 2011 6:15 pm Related

Board to rule on Gary tax help plea

INDIANAPOLIS | Four Gary taxing districts will learn April 13 whether they will be permitted to charge rates in excess of the state's property tax caps for a third straight year.

April 05, 2011 11:15 am

Fed case against United Water advancing

HAMMOND | A federal case status report reveals the depth of the government's case against United Water for alleged environmental crimes.

March 31, 2011 7:40 pm
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