CHICAGO | Nearly 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find road salt after last winter's record frigid temperatures and snowfall depleted supplies, according to local leaders and state officials who oversee a shared procurement process.
VALPARAISO | There’s one more opportunity to contribute ideas for Valparaiso’s future in the ValpoNEXT visioning process.
VALPARAISO | Almost everything is set for moving the former Canadian National depot from its current location to the Porter County Career and Technical Center property July 7.
VALPARAISO | The city's Traffic and Safety Committee decided Thursday to try the gentle reminder approach to educate drivers about not parking in the no parking area on Jefferson Street in front of the Valparaiso Public Library.
VALPARAISO | The deadline for submitting your big ideas of what you think Valparaiso's future should look like is Friday.
VALPARAISO | The snow has eased off and most of it has even melted, but the winter is still having an impact on city services, including leaf pickups.
VALPARAISO | Strolling on County Road 500 North, Public Works Director Matt Evans had a spring in his step, but it wasn't because of spring break or the prospect the snow might finally be winding down for the winter.
VALPARAISO | The city's air should be a little cleaner from now on thanks to a grant from the Federal Highway Administration's Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program.
VALPARAISO | Assuming Public Works Director Matt Evans is right and it won't continue to snow forever, the problem becomes one of dealing with the damage to the streets.
VALPARAISO | The public works department needs to find a way to get rid of 30 years of accumulated street sweepings.
VALPARAISO | When they aren't plowing fresh snow from the streets, Valparaiso city crews are pushing back the old snow or hauling it away to make room for the next storm.
VALPARAISO | The city is hauling away snow in dump trucks, but it's going to need street sweepers to clean up the sandy aftermath of the winter once the spring thaw comes.
VALPARAISO | You know it's been a tough winter when even Santa loses his head.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso's Board of Public Works and Safety approved the contract last week to build the salt barn at the new public works campus, but the harsh winter is causing a salt shortage now.
VALPARAISO | With another big snow predicted for the area, Valparaiso Public Works Director Matt Evans provided residents with a refresher course on snow plow protocol.
VALPARAISO | One month into winter and the city already has used almost as much salt as it did all last winter.
VALPARAISO | Monday was the groundbreaking ceremony for Valparaiso's new public works department campus, but they already have penciled in Councilman Bob Taylor as the one to wield the scissors at the fall grand opening ribbon cutting.
VALPARAISO | The city will be catching up from last week's polar vortex snow and cold for months to come.
VALPARAISO | Contracts for construction of the new Public Works Department campus were awarded Friday, totaling about $5.67 million by the city's Board of Public Works and Safety.
VALPARAISO | The city's Board of Public Works and Safety is expected to award contracts Friday to construct the new Public Works Department campus on land at the city's sewage treatment plant.
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