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Many roads closed due to flooding on Thursday were reopened on Friday as flood waters began to recede.
People in the Chicago area, including Northwest Indiana, have seen the wrath of nature this week. Flooded roads. Flooded basements. Commuting nightmares.
Heavy rain poured down Thursday on Northwest Indiana, causing road closures, flooding basements and threatening residents living near local rivers.
MUNSTER | As the rain continues over the next 24 hours, preparations are ready in every community to fight possible floodwaters, members of the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission heard at Wednesday’s meeting.
Lake County property tax bills coming soon to mailboxes will include a new annual fee to help operate and maintain the flood control levee system along the Little Calumet River. All or parts of 15 communities throughout the county will be accessed the fee.
Over the last several months, there has been a lot of discussion on a Lake County local option income tax. During this time, our constituents, our bosses, have overwhelmingly said we do not want a tax. Some of the reasons they have are:
Workers install the second and final row of concrete blocks Wednesday night that will aid in preventing flooding of the Little Calumet River on Kennedy Avenue near 179th Street. The coordinated action of people and machinery along Kennedy Avenue in Hammond and Highland was a practice drill t…
A staging area was set up Wednesday on Kennedy Avenue near 179th Street in Hammond. Several dump trucks were waiting to have their massive concrete blocks unloaded and put into place across Kennedy Avenue at the Little Calumet River.
The intersection of Kennedy Avenue and 179th Street was closed Wednesday evening for a flood training drill.
HAMMOND | In September 2008, Interstate 80/94 running through Lake County was closed for a week as a result of flooding when the Little Calumet River overflowed an unfinished levee.
MUNSTER | About 2,500 diseased and damaged trees between the Little Calumet River and the flood protection levee system designed and built under the supervision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must be removed.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, is demanding members of Congress work together and find a way to avoid the $85 billion in automatic, across-the-board federal spending cuts set to take effect March 1.
MUNSTER | The Federal Emergency Management Agency will remove more than 1,550 properties along the west portion of Little Calumet River from flood zone status March 1.
CHICAGO | The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District’s Calumet Pumping Station, which controls the amount of bacteria that gets into the Little Calumet River, will be among the first projects for renovation paid for by a state loan.
I first introduced you to our growing “blueways” network back in 2011. Since then a tidal wave of progress has swept over the Calumet region, and as our warmer days approach, it’s high time to highlight the great progress in water trail development in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.
No one should have expected smooth sailing when the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority cruised into the State Budget Committee meeting Tuesday, but state Sen. Luke Kenley shouldn't have acted like a self-appointed iceberg, either.
Walking is my health hobby. For years, I set a goal of walking on every street in Munster. Keep in mind that I did (and do) drive to a starting point and then begin the morning's walk. Each year, with the Munster street goal accomplished (in total miles about equal to walking to Iowa), I wou…
HAMMOND | A three-party agreement has been finalized for constructing a new biking and pedestrian bridge across the Little Calumet River.
HAMMOND | Some 1,433 structures in Hammond near the Little Calumet River were relieved of federal flood insurance requirements earlier this month, and the city is now looking to free those properties remaining in the official flood plain.
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