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Valparaiso Site Review Committee

Valparaiso Site Review Committee

Valpo Site Review meets Aug. 5.

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St. John seeking ghosts of furniture past

ST. JOHN | If you have some furniture that's giving you nightmares, maybe you should consider donating it to the St. John haunted house.

July 29, 2014 6:49 pm

St. John considers annexing 130 acres

ST. JOHN | The Town Counvil granted preliminary approval recently to annex about 130 acres at U.S. 231 and Parrish Avenue.

July 29, 2014 6:21 pm

Lakeside Garden Apartments attract Cleveland investor

EAST CHICAGO | A Cleveland-based company is looking to buy and manage the Lakeside Garden Apartments in the Indiana Harbor section of the city.

July 29, 2014 6:14 pm

Trio to start roasted coffee bean business in Valpo

VALPARAISO | The aroma of fresh-roasted, gourmet coffee beans could soon be wafting over the east side of the city from a new business planned by a trio of former coffee shop workers.

July 29, 2014 12:01 pm

Valpo OKs bonds for water, sewer plant improvements

VALPARAISO | It took the city Council barely five minutes to cast the final votes Monday approving more than $20 million in bonds for the improvements to the sewage treatment plant, the expansion of the airport water treatment plant and the drilling of additional wells.

July 28, 2014 7:26 pm

Valparaiso seeks letters of interest for an Ethics Commission Member

VALPARAISO | The city’s Ethics Commission is seeking letters of interest for an at-large member. The mission of the City of Valparaiso Ethics Commission is to uphold the highest standards of integrity in city government.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

Merrillville still updating parks master plan

MERRILLVILLE | Efforts continue to update the master plan for Merrillville’s Parks and Recreation Department, town officials said.

July 27, 2014 7:18 pm

C.P. commission endorses Porter Street Station

CROWN POINT | The city's Plan Commission has encouraged plans for redeveloping the apartment complex at the northeast corner of Indiana Avenue and North Street.

July 27, 2014 6:42 pm

M'ville, Gary dispute over sewer overflow aired Aug. 11

MERRILLVILLE | Court proceedings are scheduled for a Gary Sanitary District sewer overflow that allegedly occurred in Merrillville.

July 27, 2014 6:30 pm

Calumet City preparing for sidewalk, gutter improvements

CALUMET CITY | Officials are looking for properties in need of maintenance for an annual citywide sidewalk and gutter improvement project in Calumet City.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Township looks to improve parks, senior center

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | Portage Township officials have plans -- big plans -- to improve its two parks and senior center.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Proposed ordiance would put teeth in blighted buildings enforcement

MERRILLVILLE | Town officials are pursuing better results from Merrillville’s unsafe and blighted properties hearings by compelling the owners of troubled properties to attend hearings.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County hears high-speed rail pitch

VALPARAISO | A 38-minute high-speed rail commute to downtown Chicago was part of the incentive offered to encourage the Porter County Council to approve a $20,000 contribution toward the cost of an environmental impact study of a route from Chicago to Columbus, Ohio.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart officials use public input to shape long-term plan

HOBART | The city is reviewing information provided by residents as Hobart officials continue developing potential projects for the city’s 10-year comprehensive plan.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Munster police: Community input key to national accreditation

MUNSTER | Favorable crime statistics aside, the opinion of Munster residents counts for a lot in determining whether the Munster Police Department is doing a good job of keeping the town safe, municipal officials said.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Portage commission authorizes beginning steps of $10 million bond

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week authorized initiating what could be a $10 million tax increment financing bond.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am

Lynwood approves $9.21M appropriation ordinance

LYNWOOD | The Village Board on Tuesday approved an ordinance dictating how municipal government will spend its money for the current fiscal year.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am
GOP state treasurer candidate quits job to focus on campaign

GOP state treasurer candidate quits job to focus on campaign

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican candidate for state treasurer is quitting her staff job in the treasurer's office to focus on her campaign.

July 25, 2014 6:35 pm

Portage looking to purchase old Little League park

PORTAGE | The city is looking to purchase the old Portage Little League Park on Evergreen Avenue, but only if they can maintain it.

July 25, 2014 5:30 pm
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