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Stormwater coordinator resigns over pay squabble

PORTAGE | The city's designated stormwater coordinator resigned her duties Wednesday following a months-long squabble over some $3,000 in back pay.

August 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Munster property tax disbursement 'substantially lower than anticipated'

MUNSTER | Officials are concerned about the lower than anticipated amount of property tax revenue and tax increment financing Munster received on Dec. 27 from Lake County.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County officials cancel trash-to-ethanol contract

After four years of failed attempts to get a Lake County trash-to-ethanol plant off the drawing room floor, waste district officials unanimously canceled the contract Thursday with a would-be developer.

April 18, 2013 9:00 pm

Crime task force coming to Ridge towns

HIGHLAND | If you commit a violent crime in one of the three Ridge communities, you might be facing police officers from all three towns.

December 10, 2012 9:30 pm
Absent at trial, but molester conviction stands, panel says

Absent at trial, but molester conviction stands, panel says

INDIANAPOLIS | An East Chicago child molester received a fair trial last year despite not being present in the courtroom, the Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled.

September 06, 2012 8:34 pm Related

Kouts wants more info on Fire Department radio upgrade

KOUTS | The town is again at odds with the Porter County E-911 department over installation of new equipment for the emergency communication system used by the Kouts Volunteer Fire Department.

August 20, 2012 9:00 pm
Privatizing infrastructure, like Cline, brews a political battle

Privatizing infrastructure, like Cline, brews a political battle

INDIANAPOLIS | If the response from local and state officials to the apparent resolution of the Cline Avenue Bridge quandary is any indication, the issue of replacing free roads and bridges with tolled infrastructure is likely to divide Hoosiers for years to come.

August 20, 2012 12:00 am

Weak investment returns will require higher pension payments

INDIANAPOLIS | Local governments and school corporations will pay higher employee pension contributions next year due to lackluster stock market earnings during the 2012 budget year that ended June 30.

August 14, 2012 11:09 am

Nearly 3 dozen local businesses seek Illinois video gambling licenses

Illinois residents soon may be able to skip the drive to a casino and instead play their favorite video gambling machine at a local bar, retailer or club.

August 08, 2012 9:45 pm

Pence team seeks halt in rising tax value of farmland

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. | Some owners of agricultural land could get a break on their property taxes if Republican Mike Pence is elected Indiana governor.

August 07, 2012 6:00 pm

Approving TIF expansion just the start for Valpo

VALPARAISO | The city's tax increment financing district won't officially include the U.S. 30 corridor until Aug. 8, but the first customer hoping to take advantage of it already is waiting.

July 27, 2012 8:30 pm

Cook County landfill ban bill heads to governor

The Illinois House on Wednesday gave final legislative approval to a measure that would ban the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency from issuing permits for new or expanded landfills within Cook County. The legislation would halt the proposed expansion of a landfill that straddles the b…

May 30, 2012 9:00 pm

Village Board agrees to emergency water connection plan

SAUK VILLAGE | The Village Board approved an interim Agreed Order with the Illinois EPA on Tuesday that sets the compliance terms regarding emergency water supply to Sauk Village residents.

April 10, 2012 11:00 pm

Lansing to host meeting in May on gypsy moth treatments

The village of Lansing is one of four locations statewide that will host a public information meeting by the Illinois Department of Agriculture to explain its plans this year to treat part of northern Illinois for the destructive gypsy moth, according to a news release from the agency.

April 04, 2012 9:45 pm

Indiana lawmaker wants Hoosiers' input on Lansing airport expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon, D-Munster, wants Indiana residents to have more say on the planned expansion of the Lansing Municipal Airport.

March 30, 2012 10:00 am

Taxes to go up in Sauk Village

SAUK VILLAGE | The original plan was for an increase in local business to pay for the new municipal center. The reality is property taxes are on the increase.

March 27, 2012 10:30 pm

Lansing to work on developing new employee relations procedures

LANSING | The Village Board approved an ordinance Tuesday to result in new policies on employee relations and the way in which grievances filed against village workers are handled.

March 27, 2012 9:49 pm

With no discussion, Cal City gives police chief a one-year contract extension

CALUMET CITY | The City Council expressed no opposition, or hesitancy, Thursday in granting a one-year contract extension to Police Chief Edward L. Gilmore.

March 22, 2012 10:30 pm

Sauk Village trustees seek restraining order against terminated village manager

SAUK VILLAGE | Sauk Village board members are seeking a restraining order to prevent terminated Village Manager Henrietta Turner from coming to work.

March 21, 2012 11:15 pm

Immigrant detention facility proposal begs unanswered questions

CRETE | Crete is a quaint village of 9,000 residents. Its location 30 miles from Chicago makes it a near-perfect bedroom community.

March 11, 2012 12:00 am
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