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Valpo council taking care of business ... quickly

VALPARAISO | The City Council broke the four-minute meeting record Monday.

March 24, 2014 8:10 pm

Funding approved for Valpo's next roundabout

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.

February 12, 2014 7:30 pm

Valpo council opposes gay marriage ban

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.

December 23, 2013 8:30 pm

Valpo board takes baby steps on Vale Park path

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.

December 11, 2013 7:30 pm

Valpo gives motel project one last extension

VALPARAISO | Two facade grant applicants were given one last chance to get their projects done in order to receive their funds this year.

September 23, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo commission ponders path costs

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.

August 07, 2013 8:15 pm
Special liquor licenses helped revive Valpo's downtown

Special liquor licenses helped revive Valpo's downtown

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.

August 03, 2013 8:00 pm

Vale Park pathway back to original alignment

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.

June 12, 2013 7:15 pm
Valpo preparing to build new public works campus

Valpo preparing to build new public works campus

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.

April 08, 2013 11:15 pm

Valpo, Center Twp. try to create fire territory again

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.

March 26, 2013 5:30 pm

New sculptures to adorn Valpo's art walk soon

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.

March 24, 2013 7:00 pm
MITCH BARLOGA: Valparaiso has worked hard on its pathways

MITCH BARLOGA: Valparaiso has worked hard on its pathways

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…

March 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Valpo approves council redistricting plan

Valpo approves council redistricting plan

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.

December 20, 2012 7:30 pm

Valpo now in compliance with appointment laws

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.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am

Valparaiso council still prefers appointed school board

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.

October 14, 2012 7:00 pm

Valparaiso day camp to use former North Coast warehouse

VALPARAISO | The city has no shortage of people interested in using the former North Coast Distributing facilities on Silhavy Road.

June 16, 2012 7:45 pm

Former county jail to house restaurant, home decor store

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.

June 13, 2012 8:15 pm

Valpo plans changes to Chicago, Jefferson streets

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.

May 13, 2012 7:05 pm

Valpo council expands role of liaisons

VALPARAISO | At its annual organizational meeting, the Valparaiso City Council decided to expand its efforts to communicate with city departments through the creation of additional liaison positions.

January 09, 2012 5:38 pm

Valpo GOP continues council monopoly

VALPARAISO | The council will have one new member and another will change seats, but for the third time in a row the voters have elected an all-Republican group.

November 08, 2011 9:35 pm
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