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Munster cancels study session with safety board on Monday

MUNSTER | The joint study session between the Munster Town Council and the Board of Safety, originally scheduled for Monday, has been canceled.

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Cedar Lake approves 5-acre site plan for car dealership

CEDAR LAKE | The Plan Commission has approved preliminary plat and site plan for a car dealership on Wicker Avenue.

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Dyer parks panel will discuss master plan on Wednesdays

DYER | The Dyer Parks and Recreation Board holds a special field trip/study session at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and at 3 p.m April 30.

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Valpo mayor sees more big projects coming for city

Valpo mayor sees more big projects coming for city

VALPARAISO | As Valparaiso moves toward completing the long-range vision being developed under ValpoNEXT, the city still has some big plans it hopes to accomplish in the next two or three years, Mayor Jon Costas said.

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Lansing creates new TIF district along Torrence Avenue

LANSING | The village has created a tax increment finance district along Torrence Avenue to bolster economic development there.

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State to help Crete with local road safety, repair projects

CRETE | The Village Board recently approved a resolution to receive about $250,000 in Motor Fuel Tax funds to help pay the cost of maintaining local streets.

April 19, 2014 12:00 am

Crete officials, police union begin contract negotiations

CRETE | Negotiations have begun between municipal government and the police department’s union to try to reach agreement on a new contract for police officers, and village officials said Monday they hope they can reach agreement soon on a deal.

April 19, 2014 12:00 am

Developer charged with stealing Riverdale funds

CHICAGO | A Chicago real estate developer who was a key government witness in corruption cases is facing federal charges after authorities say he stole $370,000 from Riverdale.

April 19, 2014 12:00 am

Cedar Lake hikes facility rental fees

CEDAR LAKE | Town officials have raised rental fees, but not until after considerable discussion about whether Cedar Lake should establish a different fee scale for nonresidents.

April 18, 2014 8:00 pm

Albanese expansion zoning request endorsed; OK may come May 7

HOBART | A zone change request submitted by Albanese Confectionery received initial approval this week from the City Council.

April 18, 2014 7:55 pm
Valparaiso Park Board

Valparaiso Park Board

Valparaiso Park Board meets April 22.

April 18, 2014 4:10 pm

EDITORIAL: Three lessons from corruption charges

Yet another elected official in Northwest Indiana walked into the federal courthouse in Hammond wearing shackles Thursday. It is, sadly, a familiar story.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond Sanitary, Recycling departments work Good Friday

HAMMOND | The Hammond Sanitary and Recycling departments will be working Good Friday.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo state of the schools getting better

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Schools Superintendent Michael Berta gave the council an update on the state of the school system that included helpful hints on the type of person the council should be seeking for its annual appointment to the school board on Monday.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond workers to begin flushing hydrants Monday

HAMMOND | The Hammond Water Works Department will begin flushing hydrants Monday.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Highland administrative offices to be closed for Good Friday

HIGHLAND | The administrative offices for Highland will be closed Friday for spring recess and Easter holiday.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Holiday won't affect garbage, recycling collection in Lowell

LOWELL | Town Hall will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday and will reopen Monday.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Crete makes fund transfers to keep spending balanced

CRETE | The Village Board on Monday OK'd the transfer of about $100,000 to two separate funds impacting road repairs and police pensions to ensure those funds remain financially stable.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart considers extending sewer system to subdivision

HOBART | The city intends to take another look at the possibility of establishing a sanitary sewer connection to the Deep River Estates subdivision.

April 16, 2014 9:15 pm

Chief announces promotion of five Lowell police officers

LOWELL | Five police officers were promoted Monday by the Lowell Police Commission, Police Chief Erik Matson said.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
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