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Commission explores financing options for Portage Mall improvements

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission is continuing to explore options to finance improvements to Portage Mall property.

July 24, 2014 5:23 pm

Portage board pulls bonds to finish paving

PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Tuesday approved pulling a performance bond on a subdivision in order to partially fund paving the streets.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Portage mother upset with inaction over dangerous dog

PORTAGE | Jessica Nygra said she isn't going to let what happened to her daughter get brushed away.

May 13, 2014 3:06 pm

Portage may revamp tag day requirements

PORTAGE | The city may be restricting groups using street corners to collect money for charitable causes.

April 08, 2014 5:59 pm

Portage's University Center to be 're-missioned'

PORTAGE | The University Center will soon no longer be the University Center.

April 05, 2014 7:58 pm

MonoSol officials: Portage deal wasn't best offered

PORTAGE | Even though the City Council went through a couple of battle rounds Tuesday night before deciding 6-1 to grant an abatement to MonoSol LLC, there's still no guarantee the company will locate here.

April 02, 2014 5:11 pm

Porter hears of county bail out on tornado siren maintenance

PORTER | Fire Chief Lewis Craig told members of the Town Council on Tuesday that Porter County Emergency Management Agency director Russell Shirley had notified the town that the county will no longer maintain the town’s tornado sirens, despite an agreement to do so.

February 26, 2014 8:13 am

Portage commission will provide grant to schools

PORTAGE | After more than a year of negotiations, Portage's Redevelopment Commission has finally agreed to provide $100,000 to the Portage Township Schools.

January 25, 2014 10:30 pm

Portage firefighters contract approved

PORTAGE | Portage firefighters will enter the new year with a new three-year contract with the city.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am

Utility Department employees bonus, insurance approved

PORTAGE | While the contract between Utility Service Department employees and the city wasn't ready for a vote Wednesday, Utility Services Board members did make some moves toward the new labor agreement.

December 18, 2013 7:30 pm

Portage approves tightening solicitor's licenses

PORTAGE | Beginning next year, when a door-to-door solicitor bangs on a front door in Portage, they better have a large, visible identification tag.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am

Portage nears agreement with all union employees

PORTAGE | For the first time in a long time, the city could enter a new year with signed contracts with all union employees.

November 23, 2013 6:00 pm

Portage planning offices to move to University Center

PORTAGE | The city's department of community development is on the move.

November 21, 2013 3:24 pm

Panel to discuss request to be carved out of TIF

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission will begin discussions next month on if, and how, it can carve out the local school district from any future expansion of the city tax increment financing districts.

September 14, 2013 3:21 pm

3 suspended Portage Street Department employees retain attorney

PORTAGE | Three of the five Portage Street Department employees suspended last week have retained an attorney.

August 22, 2013 7:00 pm

Committee recommends settling lawsuit by man's next-of-kin

PORTAGE | The city's Advisory Claims Committee this week recommended settling a lawsuit. The recommendation will be taken under consideration Monday by the Board of Works.

March 06, 2013 6:15 pm

Portage Council approves pay raises

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved pay increases for non-union employees affected by upcoming changes in their health insurance.

February 06, 2013 12:00 am

Commission approves buying, selling properties

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission on Wednesday approved the sale of one property, the purchase of two others and demolition for another property it recently bought.

December 26, 2012 8:15 pm

Portage commission signs lease with PNC

PORTAGE | Purdue University North Central students will be able to take classes at the new University Center in Portage beginning in January.

November 29, 2012 6:30 pm

Portage committee approves settlement against city, halting lawsuit

PORTAGE | The Advisory Claims Committee on Wednesday approved a settlement to head off a lawsuit against the city.

November 09, 2012 12:00 am
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