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Winter, age add stress to water pipes

Winter, age add stress to water pipes

A 2011 water main break at Columbus Drive and Alder Street in East Chicago left the entire city without water service.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Winter, age add stress to water pipes

Winter, age add stress to water pipes

Workers from Hasse Construction repair a broken East Chicago water main in December 2011. The break was at Columbus Drive and Alder Street, but it affected a much larger area.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Hebron continues to make improvements

Hebron continues to make improvements

Hebron's downtown Main Street has seen infrastructure improvements that add an 1800s theme.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am
Heart of the community -- Hebron

Heart of the community -- Hebron

Established in 1890, the town of Hebron has about 4,000 residents. Five new businesses have opened in Hebron in the past two years, ranging from a hot dog stand to a fitness center.

January 09, 2012 5:10 pm
Hebron focuses on rebuilding infrastructure

Hebron focuses on rebuilding infrastructure

Hebron's downtown Main Street area might eventually feature a new Town Hall/community center if town leaders can hammer out an intergovernmental group to help provide funding.

January 09, 2012 5:00 pm
POTW Dec 11 - Dec 17 - Broken EC Water Main

POTW Dec 11 - Dec 17 - Broken EC Water Main

Workers from Hasse Construction work to get a broken 24-inch primary water main repaired Monday in East Chicago. The break was at Columbus Drive and Alder St. and left the entire city without water service. A boil order was issued for all residents while the main was replaced.

December 19, 2011 3:21 pm
Water main repairs continue

Water main repairs continue

East Chicago resident Clarence Pickett watches as workers from Hasse Construction work to get a broken water main repaired Monday.

December 12, 2011 2:50 pm
Water main repairs continue

Water main repairs continue

Workers from Hasse Construction work to get a broken water main repaired Monday in East Chicago. The break was at Columbus Drive and Alder St. and left the entire city without water service. A boil order for the city remains in effect.

December 12, 2011 2:50 pm
Water main repairs continue

Water main repairs continue

Workers from Hasse Construction work to get a broken water main repaired Monday in East Chicago. The break was at Columbus Drive and Alder St.

December 12, 2011 2:45 pm
One dead, one injured in train/van crash in downtown Hobart

One dead, one injured in train/van crash in downtown Hobart

A Hobart firefighter examines the wreckage of a minivan that was struck by a freight train Monday afternoon at the Main Street crossing near Sixth Street in Hobart. A male passenger was killed when the woman driving the van went around the lowered crossing gates, police said. The woman, who …

November 21, 2011 3:20 pm
One dead, one injured in train/van crash in downtown Hobart

One dead, one injured in train/van crash in downtown Hobart

Emergency workers survey the scene of a fatal accident Monday afternoon in Hobart. A passenger in the Plymouth Voyager minivan was killed while the driver was hospitalized after being pinned under the van. Witnesses said the driver drove around the lowered rail crossing gates at Main Street.

November 21, 2011 3:20 pm
One dead, one injured in train/van crash in downtown Hobart

One dead, one injured in train/van crash in downtown Hobart

Emergency workers survey the scene of a fatal crash Monday afternoon involving a train and a minivan in downtown Hobart. A male passenger was killed when the woman driving the van went around the lowered crossing gates on Main Street just north of Sixth Street, police said. The driver was ho…

November 21, 2011 3:15 pm
Leak restricts S'ville traffic

Leak restricts S'ville traffic

SCHERERVILLE | Workers pump out water as they wait for equipment to pinpoint the site of a water main leak on the south side of U.S. 30 and Austin Avenue. The leak sprang during last week's blizzard, and the town had planned to repair it today. Tuesday's severe cold weather prompted town off…

February 08, 2011 7:54 pm
Leak restricts S'ville traffic

Leak restricts S'ville traffic

Schererville Public Works Director Jeff Huet said a water main leak on the south side of U.S. 30 and Austin Avenue was repaired Tuesday afternoon thanks to sophisticated listening equipment that found its source.

February 08, 2011 7:55 pm
Water leak in Schererville

Water leak in Schererville

Schererville Public Works Director Jeff Huet said a water main leak on the south side of U.S. 30 and Austin Avenue sprang during the midst of last week's blizzard.

February 08, 2011 12:00 pm
Water leak in Schererville

Water leak in Schererville

Workers pump out water as they wait for equipment to pinpoint the exact location of a water main leak on the south side of U.S. 30 and Austin Avenue that sprang during the midst of last week's blizzard. The town had planned to repair it Wednesday, but Tuesday's cold weather prompted town off…

February 08, 2011 12:00 pm
Districts preserve past with eye toward future

Districts preserve past with eye toward future

Hobart officials designated the downtown area as a historical district just a few weeks ago. They revised the original borders of the proposal after encountering some opposition. Many municipalities in Lake County have embraced the use of historical districts.

July 31, 2010 7:01 pm
Districts preserve past with eye toward future

Districts preserve past with eye toward future

Hobart Brian Snedecor and other city officials hope the boundaries of the downtown historical district will expand if other businesses or homeowners petition for the designation.

July 31, 2010 7:02 pm
History in the making: Hobart's downtown receives designation

History in the making: Hobart's downtown receives designation

Historical buildings fill downtown Hobart's Main, Third and Center streets.

July 21, 2010 10:00 pm
History in the making: Hobart's downtown receives designation

History in the making: Hobart's downtown receives designation

Hobart's downtown commercial area has earned a designation as a historical district after City Council approval Wednesday. "This will have a long-term positive effect. I'm happy," said City Councilman John Brezik, D-5th.

July 21, 2010 9:59 pm
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