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Lansing discussing improvements to Little Calumet River levee

LANSING | Municipal officials are reviewing what improvements they need to make to the Little Calumet River levee.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am
Restaurants, other businesses envisioned along Little Calumet River

Restaurants, other businesses envisioned along Little Calumet River

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.

October 05, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

Photos

EDITORIAL: Replenish rainy day funds for flood control

People in the Chicago area, including Northwest Indiana, have seen the wrath of nature this week. Flooded roads. Flooded basements. Commuting nightmares.

April 19, 2013 12:00 am
Library holds surprise gallery opening for Hammond artist

Library holds surprise gallery opening for Hammond artist

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.

November 01, 2012 7:18 pm
Library holds surprise gallery opening for Hammond artist

Library holds surprise gallery opening for Hammond artist

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.

November 01, 2012 7:17 pm
Library holds surprise gallery opening for Hammond artist

Library holds surprise gallery opening for Hammond artist

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.

November 01, 2012 7:17 pm
MARK KIESLING: Little Cal vote a great display of bipartisanship

MARK KIESLING: Little Cal vote a great display of bipartisanship

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.

March 19, 2012 12:00 am

Finishing Little Calumet River levees is most important job

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…

March 01, 2012 12:00 am

Senate delays vote on Little Cal levee fee

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.

February 28, 2012 6:45 pm

Little Cal fee bill headed for final vote

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.

February 27, 2012 7:00 pm
Ind. House approves Little Cal levee fee

Ind. House approves Little Cal levee fee

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…

January 30, 2012 12:00 am

Litttle Cal levee fee set for House vote

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.

January 19, 2012 9:00 pm

EDITORIAL: FEMA acts, now it's Legislature's turn

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.

September 01, 2011 12:00 am

Hobart council tables action on Little Cal conservancy district

HOBART | The City Council briefly discussed then tabled action on a proposal to create the Calumet Burns Conservancy District.

July 06, 2011 9:50 pm
Little Calumet River levee

Little Calumet River levee

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.

June 26, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Legislators must support levee plan

EDITORIAL: Legislators must support levee plan

With the Calumet Burns Conservancy District plan taking on water, a legislative solution seems not only the best option but also necessary.

June 23, 2011 12:00 am Related
nwi.com Political Roundtable, Special Edition

nwi.com Political Roundtable, Special Edition

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.

June 22, 2011 6:22 pm
MARK KIESLING: Use facts, not fantasies, in levee debate

MARK KIESLING: Use facts, not fantasies, in levee debate

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.

June 15, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Maintain levees, but not via conservancy district

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.

June 12, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Let's keep personalities out of levee debate

MARK KIESLING: Let's keep personalities out of levee debate

Don't kill a good project because you don't like the people who support it.

June 08, 2011 12:00 am
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