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Indiana Association Of Cities And Towns

Whiting named Green Community of the Year

WHITING | The city will receive a 2014 Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Green Community of the Year Award at the association's annual conference today in Fort Wayne.

September 09, 2014 8:00 pm

Four Lake County mayors receive recognition

Four Lake County mayors were recognized Monday for their efforts to increase their knowledge of municipal government.

April 21, 2014 8:35 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Meth kids, wounded cops and feral cats

BRIAN HOWEY: Meth kids, wounded cops and feral cats

In small town and rural Indiana, you can see the gaunt, ghost people. They have rotting teeth. They drive beat up pickup trucks and old Pontiacs, sometimes with kids standing in the backseat. They can be tracked on a ritual tour of drug stores.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Portage finds 150 reasons to switch insurance

Portage is moving city employees to a different insurance plan instead of the city's own plan. It's a smart move that will reduce premiums for employees and the city alike.

January 03, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart officials holding joint meeting on tax abatements on Thursday

HOBART | City officials will meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday at City Hall, 414 Main St., to discuss tax abatements and other incentives.

February 22, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Navigating Porter County's insurance maze

If you're looking for expert advice on controlling health insurance premiums, it makes sense that you would consult an expert. But that's not what Porter County officials did.

October 12, 2012 12:00 am

Whiting earns award for green initiatives

WHITING | Whiting's environmental efforts have earned the city recognition as Green Community of the Year by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.

October 11, 2012 5:45 pm

Valpo finding ways to reduce employees' insurance costs

VALPARAISO | A public hearing on the city's proposed 2013 budget at Monday's council meeting turned into a presentation of what the administration is doing to try to ease the impact of changes in the employees' health insurance plan.

October 08, 2012 9:30 pm

EDITORIAL: IACT offers salve; state should provide cure

Valparaiso has ditched its self-insurance plan to join the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns plan. It's a good stopgap measure for not just Valparaiso, but other cities as well.

September 04, 2012 12:00 am

High costs force Valpo to halt self-insurance program

VALPARAISO | After Saturday, the city of Valparaiso will no longer be self-insured.

August 26, 2012 6:12 pm
State senator honored for 911 emergency phone funding reforms

State senator honored for 911 emergency phone funding reforms

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Brandt Hershman, R-Wheatfield, was honored Thursday for his work restructuring funding for 911 emergency telephone service.

August 09, 2012 5:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Respond to tax caps with innovation

Matt Greller, executive director of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, voiced the concerns of many municipalities about tax caps hampering their ability to do business as usual. The tax caps, however, are for taxpayers' protection.

April 15, 2012 12:00 am
Cities & Towns CEO to address chamber

Cities & Towns CEO to address chamber

GARY | Gary Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly general membership luncheon at noon Monday at Steel City Buffet & Grill, 411 E. Fifth Ave. The featured guest speaker will be Matthew C. Greller, executive director and CEO of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.

April 05, 2012 12:00 am
Whiting works to improve lakefront living

Whiting works to improve lakefront living

WHITING | Years of preparation to establish Whiting as Lake County's premier lakefront destination community are paying off as many long-range plans are coming to fruition this year.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Skillman suggests route around tax caps for local governments

Skillman suggests route around tax caps for local governments

INDIANAPOLIS | Counties, cities and towns could seek permission to bust the state's property tax caps under a local government reform plan proposed Tuesday by Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman.

January 03, 2012 7:30 pm
BP expansion fuels Whiting renaissance

BP expansion fuels Whiting renaissance

The city's recent recognition by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns is only the latest in the superlatives that others are heaping on this lakefront community on the go.

December 12, 2011 8:30 am Photos

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BP expansion fuels Whiting renaissance

BP expansion fuels Whiting renaissance

WHITING | The city's recent recognition by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns is only the latest in the superlatives that others are heaping on this lakefront community. IACT in October named Whiting its Green Community of the Year and also handed the city its State Community Achiev…

December 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Water audit earns Valpo IACT award

VALPARAISO | Looking for leaky pipes isn't likely to earn anyone a Nobel Prize, but the city's water audit was recognized recently with a Community Achievement Award from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.

October 16, 2011 7:45 pm

5 communities make strong showing at IACT conference

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana communities made a strong showing Monday at the 2011 Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Conference.

October 12, 2011 12:00 am
Ballpark hits home run with Cities and Towns

Ballpark hits home run with Cities and Towns

WHITING | The city has earned state honors for its new baseball field at Standard Diamonds Park.

October 02, 2011 8:30 pm
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