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Solution eyed to help Portage Walgreens remain viable

PORTAGE | A solution may have been found to help out the Walgreens on the city's south side.

October 02, 2014 1:01 pm

MarkO's Bar & Grill hit with noise complaints

MUNSTER | MarkO’s Bar & Grill has been getting hit with noise complaints, primarily over the volume of bands that perform there.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Traffic issues threatening to close U.S. 6 Walgreens

PORTAGE | Sales at the Walgreens on U.S. 6 and Willowcreek Road have continually declined to the point the store may have to close.

June 05, 2014 12:47 pm

Portage council approves federal COPs grant application

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved applying for a federal grant to put more cops on the street.

June 04, 2014 12:41 pm

Portage council overrides mayor's veto of gay marriage resolution

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday voted to override Mayor James Snyder's pocket veto of a resolution regarding a proposed state constitutional amendment involving the definition of marriage.

March 05, 2014 5:11 pm

Some question Portage's second attempt at park bond

PORTAGE | Portage officials are taking a second try at floating a bond issue to benefit the parks department.

February 08, 2014 8:00 pm

Portage council's attorney says mayor acted beyond powers

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder acted beyond the powers of his office by sending snow plows to neighboring Gary, according to a legal opinion rendered by the City Council's attorney.

February 06, 2014 6:15 pm

Portage mayor, council in showdown over HJR3

PORTAGE | A proposed amendment to the state constitution likely will cause a showdown between the Portage City Council and Mayor James Snyder.

February 05, 2014 5:25 pm
MARC CHASE: Cold freezes hearts, logic of snowplow naysayers

MARC CHASE: Cold freezes hearts, logic of snowplow naysayers

Plenty of government blunders in the region deserve bitter-cold responses.

January 28, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Beat critics' swords into snowplows

EDITORIAL: Beat critics' swords into snowplows

When Gary was hammered by lake-effect snow Tuesday, its next-door neighbor, Portage, acted neighborly. Portage Mayor James Snyder sent snowplows to help Gary clear the streets.

January 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Portage mayor gets backlash for helping Gary with snowplows

Portage mayor gets backlash for helping Gary with snowplows

PORTAGE | Some Portage City Council members are criticizing the mayor for sending snowplows to neighboring Gary on Wednesday to help with snow removal.

January 23, 2014 9:00 pm Related

Portage recycling improves, but still just 19.4%

PORTAGE | Residents here saw drastic changes in how their trash and recycling was picked up in the last year.

January 18, 2014 6:15 pm

Portage continues to consider business licensing

PORTAGE | Portage officials are continuing to look at how they license businesses throughout the city without causing hardships to either the businesses or city employees.

December 01, 2013 10:30 pm

Portage commission approves four-way stop despite doubts

PORTAGE | Aragorn Ilg has taken it upon himself to go door to door in his neighborhood, asking residents to slow down.

November 07, 2013 5:10 pm

Portage City Council votes down park bond issue

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council on Tuesday voted down the proposed $3.5 million park bond issue.

November 05, 2013 9:00 pm

Portage clerk-treasurer to host 'town hall' meeting

PORTAGE | Portage Clerk-Treasurer Chris Stidham is hosting what he hopes to be the first in a series of town hall meetings on Saturday.

October 16, 2013 6:15 pm

Portage committee gives informal nod to $3.5 million in park bonds

PORTAGE | The City Council Strategic Planning Committee on Monday gave informal approval for the city's park department to move forward on a bond issue to finance $3 million to $3.5 million in improvements.

August 26, 2013 7:00 pm

Police investigating allegations against street department employees

PORTAGE | Five Portage street department employees were suspended with pay Thursday pending a police investigation.

August 15, 2013 3:43 pm

Portage city newsletter draws fire

PORTAGE | A 16-page city newsletter, which hit residential mailboxes this week, is coming under fire by at least one Portage city councilman.

January 12, 2013 12:00 am

Taxi company licenses renewed for 2013

PORTAGE | The city's Traffic Commission approved license renewals for two taxi cab companies to operate within the city in 2013.

December 06, 2012 5:45 pm
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