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Mark Schwartz asks the Lowell town council for an ordinance regarding the use of Weathercams

Mark Schwartz asks the Lowell town council for an ordinance regarding the use of Weathercams

Mark Schwartz, of Lowell, addresses the Lowell Town Council on Monday night about the use of weather cams. He recently found video of his home online and was concerned the site could be used to determine when he was not home, possibly endangering his family and property.

June 23, 2014 11:18 pm

Limits on rental property inspections headed to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | Cities and towns across Indiana, including several region communities, are one signature away from losing their ability to vigorously regulate rental properties within their borders.

March 11, 2014 5:30 pm

Hobart council considers ordinances

HOBART | The City Council has several potential ordinances in the works.

March 10, 2014 8:30 pm

Hobart council OKs maintenance ordinance

HOBART | A new property maintenance ordinance is moving forward after several drafts and revisions by the Hobart City Council.

November 29, 2013 7:15 pm

Portage looks to tighten up solicitor's licensing

PORTAGE | The city is looking to tighten up requirements for door-to-door solicitors.

November 14, 2013 3:00 pm

Chesterton Town Council approves planned unit development for industrial park

CHESTERTON | The Town Council unanimously passed an ordinance during Monday night’s meeting to establish a planned unit development for an industrial park in incorporated Liberty Township -- called the Alliance Business Park.

October 28, 2013 12:00 am

Enforce existing laws rather than writing new ones

I was reading about the ordinance that Chicago Alderman Matt O'Shea is proposing because gang members are running red lights, driving on the wrong side of the road and firing guns out their car windows during funeral processions.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am

Glenwood OKs dangerous dog ordinance

GLENWOOD | Pet owners who have dogs deemed dangerous will need to meet certain requirements as outlined in an ordinance the Village Board adopted last week.

August 31, 2013 7:33 pm

M'ville considers limits on off-road vehicles

MERRILLVILLE | Safety and noise concerns involving off-road vehicles have town leaders looking at ways to address the problems.

May 10, 2013 7:15 pm

Hobart officials looking to revise vicious dog ordinance

HOBART | The City Council has delayed approving a revised ordinance regulating vicious animals.

February 23, 2013 6:55 pm

Wage theft law helps protect vulnerable low-wage employees

CHICAGO | It's going to be a lot harder for employers to cheat their low-wage employees, thanks to a new Chicago law.

January 29, 2013 12:00 am

Merrillville approves fireworks law carrying substantial fines

MERRILLVILLE | The Town Council has adopted an ordinance leveling fines for people caught possessing or using M-80s, M-100s, cherry bombs and other explosive devices banned by federal law.

November 14, 2012 7:15 pm

Cal City may toughen its loitering ordinance after alderman expresses concerns

CALUMET CITY | The City Council wants to consider changes to its ordinances against loitering, and attorneys said Thursday they will look to Chicago’s ordinances as an example of what alterations could be done.

November 12, 2012 12:00 am

M'ville eyes substantial fines for some types of fireworks

MERRILLVILLE | Complaints about excessive fireworks use in town have led to a proposed ordinance that would impose large fines on people caught possessing or using explosive devices banned by federal law.

September 20, 2012 9:15 pm

Hobart pet ordinance enforcement requires community involvement, official says

HOBART | Community involvement might be necessary to help the city enforce possible new regulations regarding dangerous pets.

July 21, 2012 8:00 pm

Discussion continues about possible dangerous pet regulations

HOBART | Potential new city regulations regarding vicious animals would put responsibility on pet owners, but it wouldn't single out specific breeds.

July 18, 2012 9:10 pm

S'ville police remind public of motorized bicycle ordinances

SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville Police Department is asking the public to comply with town ordinances regarding the use of motorized bicycles and other vehicles.

April 05, 2012 10:00 pm

M'ville commission considers multifamily housing ordinance

MERRILLVILLE | Town leaders continue to pursue an ordinance that would require an even distribution of multifamily housing in Merrillville.

April 04, 2012 8:00 pm

Merrillville continues to pursue rental ordinance

MERRILLVILLE | A proposed residential rental ordinance is nearly ready for Town Council review.

April 02, 2012 8:00 pm

M'ville considers ordinance to prohibit sagging pants

MERRILLVILLE | Some people are flashing a little too much underwear as far as town leaders are concerned, so they'd like to take a crack at regulating how low pants are allowed to be worn from the hip.

March 29, 2012 12:00 am
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