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VALPARAISO | The City Council approved borrowing up to $15 million for the Redevelopment Commission to meet its upcoming obligations and have a cushion to lure a couple of prospects to the city in the near future.
VALPARAISO | The City Council broke the four-minute meeting record Monday.
VALPARAISO | The questions a lot of Valparaiso residents don't really want to know the answer to — Where's the next roundabout going to be built? — will be answered in the next couple of months.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso City Council on Monday voiced its opposition to submitting a proposed gay marriage ban amendment to a statewide vote in the fall.
VALPARAISO | After looking at the various pathway projects under consideration, the city's Redevelopment Commission agreed Wednesday to start small in 2014 until it has a better idea of costs and revenue.
VALPARAISO | Two facade grant applicants were given one last chance to get their projects done in order to receive their funds this year.
VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission decided Wednesday on a shorter pathway on Burlington Beach Road and is seeking designs for several missing links in the city's pathway system.
VALPARAISO | The City Council's endorsement of a liquor license for the Main and Lincoln restaurant July 22 marked the end of an eight-year effort to find suitable takers for the 10 special downtown historical district licenses granted the city by the state Legislature.
VALPARAISO | With costs and opposition from residents rising, Valparaiso's Redevelopment Commission voted Wednesday to go back to the original, direct alignment for the Vale Park West pathway.
VALPARAISO | The city will know in 30 days whether it can immediately begin the process of issuing bonds for construction of a new public works campus at the city's wastewater treatment plant.
VALPARAISO | A year after the Valparaiso City Council and the Center Township Board thought they approved the creation of a fire territory, they did it again Monday.
VALPARAISO | The city and the Midwest Sculpture Initiative are teaming again to provide art lovers with a fresh batch of sculptures for the city's art walk.
A few months ago I lathered a heap of praise upon Hammond and its robust trail network. However, long before Hammond officials “caught religion” on this matter, Valparaiso was leading the way in developing a series of intercity trails and wide sidewalks. These efforts were duly recognized la…
VALPARAISO | Lost in Monday's emotional fervor over the rezoning of 118 acres on Evans Avenue to luxury apartments and business park was the once-a-decade realignment of the five City Council districts.
VALPARAISO | The council's annual January caucus to appoint people to various positions for the coming year resulted in a surprise discovery: several of the appointments were being done improperly and others were to positions that didn't exist.
VALPARAISO | Just because the Porter County Council now has to approve the Valparaiso Community Schools budget, the City Council is not ready to back the movement for an elected rather than appointed school board.
VALPARAISO | The city has no shortage of people interested in using the former North Coast Distributing facilities on Silhavy Road.
VALPARAISO | After a couple of false starts, the former Porter County Jail in downtown Valparaiso appears ready to become a restaurant and home decor center by the end of the year.
VALPARAISO | Having the city's Engineering Department too booked up with projects turned out to be a good thing for the plan to reconfigure Chicago and Jefferson streets.
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