Many people used to see the Little Calumet River as little more than a murky polluted ditch prone to nasty flooding, but now it is increasingly being looked at as a potential backdrop for restaurants and other businesses.
People in the Chicago area, including Northwest Indiana, have seen the wrath of nature this week. Flooded roads. Flooded basements. Commuting nightmares.
People who attended an art opening for Levee Cunningham on Thursday at the Hammond Public Library had the chance to add their own messages to his work.
Levee Cunningham, of Hammond, and his caregiver James Stokes read messages written on a piece of his artwork during an opening Thursday at the Hammond Public Library. Cunningham has minimal use of his arms and legs because of a childhood accident.
Renee Ramon-Doughman, of AccessAbilities Inc., adds a note to a piece by artist Levee Cunningham on Thursday during an opening at the Hammond library. AccessAbilities, an agency that helps people with disabilities, hosted the surprise gallery opening.
It was heartening to see the Republicans and Democrats in the Indiana Legislature agree on something controversial for the real benefit of the people of Lake County.
Maintaining the levees that have been built is really a necessity, but finishing the job is more important. The Southridge School area is now in jeopardy whenever we have another of our numerous 400-year flood events. Nothing has been done to the Cady Marsh ditch in the Southridge area to en…
INDIANAPOLIS | Extended debate by the Indiana Senate Tuesday on proposed amendments to a statewide smoking ban delayed an expected vote on a funding plan for Little Calumet River levee maintenance.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate is slated to vote Tuesday on a plan requiring most Lake County property owners pay an annual fee to maintain Little Calumet River levees.
The Indiana House on Monday voted 84-10 to approve imposing a fee on Lake County property owners for maintenance of the Little Calumet River levee system. The legislation requires property owners in the Little Calumet River and Burns Waterway watersheds to pay a per-parcel assessment startin…
INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to charge many Lake County homeowners an annual fee for Little Calumet River levee maintenance is headed for a vote in the Indiana House.
It is good to see more than 1,000 properties along the Little Calumet River removed from the flood plain, erasing a costly flood insurance obligation.
HOBART | The City Council briefly discussed then tabled action on a proposal to create the Calumet Burns Conservancy District.
LITTLE CALUMET RIVER BASIN FLOOD PROTECTION: The Little Calumet River levee is shown east of Kennedy Avenue in Highland. The money for flood protection was granted to finish the Army Corps of Engineer's levy project along the Little Calumet River.
With the Calumet Burns Conservancy District plan taking on water, a legislative solution seems not only the best option but also necessary.
The Times' Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross talks with Dan Repay, Executive Director of the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission, about the development of the river's levees.
It's one thing to oppose a project based on fact, but it is quite a different thing to oppose that project based on fantasy.
The levees along the Little Calumet River must be maintained, and that's going to cost money — money the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission doesn't have. But that's not to say the commission will be useless once the final touches on the levee system are complete.
Don't kill a good project because you don't like the people who support it.
INDIANAPOLIS | In the waning hours of the 2011 legislative session, one Northwest Indiana lawmaker held the fate of two region proposals in her hands.
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