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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: South suburbs are becoming greener

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: South suburbs are becoming greener

The south suburbs will become a little greener this year thanks to an effort by the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association and its partners to plan, promote, and construct green infrastructure throughout the region.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
KATHY LUTHER: Rain, rain go away - but not completely

KATHY LUTHER: Rain, rain go away - but not completely

You might have noticed that we’ve had a little rain in the region lately. If you are like me, right about now you have that childhood rhyme “Rain, Rain, Go Away! Come again some other day!” running through your head. At my house we have once again dubbed our backyard Lake Luther because of l…

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo approves rain gardens, other drainage contracts

VALPARAISO | Whatever the future use of Central Elementary School, either as a school or the school district's new administration center, it will include two rain gardens.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am
Historical Valpo building razed for parking lot

Historical Valpo building razed for parking lot

VALPARAISO | The century-old Victorian building at 60 Jefferson St. that housed the Needle and Thread gave way to the wrecker's claw Thursday.

December 05, 2013 7:41 pm Photos

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Valpo plans $4.4M stormwater budget in 2014

VALPARAISO | The city plans to spend about $4.4 million for stormwater work in 2014 headed by the second phase of the Chautauqua Park project estimated to cost $1.5 million.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am

Petition seeks to preserve Valpo Tech trees

VALPARAISO | The second phase of the Chautauqua Park stormwater relief project has spawned a petition battle to save the trees next to the old Valparaiso Technical Institute property.

October 01, 2013 2:32 pm

Rain gardens provide lessons for elementary kids

VALPARAISO | Central Elementary School students will learn first-hand about the benefits of rain gardens next fall.

September 03, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: CMAP disputes details, still shows benefits

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning analysis that questions the estimated costs and benefits for the Illiana Expressway needs to be re-examined.

August 12, 2013 12:00 am Related

Rain garden enhances 54th Court

MERRILLVILLE | The recently installed rain garden on 54th Court provides more than an aesthetic feature for residents there.

June 30, 2013 5:45 pm
KATHY LUTHER: Stormwater fees don't stop rain, but manage it

KATHY LUTHER: Stormwater fees don't stop rain, but manage it

One of the main storm drains on my block is at the end of my driveway. Wednesday morning as I stood out in the extreme downpour, clearing branches and debris out of this drain to allow the water to clear, I was reminded of a conversation with a region resident complaining about their stormwater fee.

June 27, 2013 12:05 am
New garden in Merrillville invites the rain

New garden in Merrillville invites the rain

What was formerly an island of lawn and dying trees has been converted into a rain garden, a switch that Merrillville officials hope will help alleviate flooding and filter stormwater runoff with the help of more than 2,000 native perennial plants.

June 23, 2013 5:35 pm Photos

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Merrillville's Rain Garden

Merrillville's Rain Garden

John Arneson, a Merrillville environmental resources committee member, moves perennial plants Saturday into the new rain garden on 54th Court.

June 22, 2013 7:28 pm
Merrillville's Rain Garden

Merrillville's Rain Garden

Kevin VanSessen, from Blade Cutters, helps arrange some of more than 2,000 native perennial plants that were installed over the weekend in Merrillville's new rain garden on 54th Court.

June 22, 2013 7:28 pm
KATHY LUTHER: Water knows no boundaries

KATHY LUTHER: Water knows no boundaries

We use water to sustain our bodies, cook and grow our food. We use it to wash everything from clothes to toes, cars to decks. We use it to float goods to us from faraway places, and to carry away waste products. We swim, paddle and play in it.

May 23, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo board hears 2013 stormwter budget plan

VALPARAISO | The city expects to be more than halfway through the "Super 17" stormwater project list by the end of 2013, including the first phase of the Chautauqua Park flood relief system.

November 17, 2012 12:00 am

Landscaping contract for Silhavy roundabout approved

VALPARAISO | City parks officials will get another roundabout landscaping project to look after, but they also will get equipment that should make it easier to tend to all the department's flowers and trees.

August 09, 2012 6:59 pm

Valparaiso approves Calumet Avenue project contract, funding

VALPARAISO | The city's Board of Public Works and Safety approved a contract Thursday with Hooks Concrete and Construction for the reconstruction of North Calumet Avenue from the Canadian National railroad crossing to Evans Avenue.

May 10, 2012 6:45 pm
Rain gardens taking root in Valpo's Chautaqua Park area

Rain gardens taking root in Valpo's Chautaqua Park area

VALPARAISO | Duane Davison wanted to make some environmental upgrades to his home, like solar power, wind and geothermal, when he heard about the city's offer to install rain gardens in his neighborhood.

March 16, 2012 6:45 pm Photos

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KATHY LUTHER: You can make mosquito season less of a pain

KATHY LUTHER: You can make mosquito season less of a pain

With all the rain we've been having, it's not too much of a surprise that the bloodsuckers are out in full force. And I don't mean vampires. Yes, it's mosquito season out there.

June 25, 2011 12:00 am

Residents can bid on flood measures

VALPARAISO | Letters are expected to go out next week notifying residents in the Chautauqua Park area they can begin bidding for a rainwater capture program.

April 22, 2011 12:00 am
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