Call me a nerd, but I have always been interested in the happenings of nearly every aspect of government, even more obscure ones like the Lake County Solid Waste Management District.
Questionable expenses using taxpayer money are creeping back into Lake County Solid Waste Management District financial reports, and some officials are trashing the practice.
Solid waste districts will be under the gun soon to boost recycling participation rates. It's embarrassing, frankly, how low they are in some areas.
EAST CHICAGO | A change in the city's recycling program was among topics covered at a special town hall-style forum this week.
CEDAR LAKE | Lincoln Elementary School's fifth-grade Girl Scout Troop 30457 from Cedar Lake Service Unit 308 participated in the Lake County Solid Waste Management District's Cap-A-Thon Program and earned a free bench made of recycled materials for its school. The scouts collected 400 pounds…
Zoe is a doll created by Lacie Rose Mason, 6, of Highland, who custom-designed a dress for her doll crafted from colorful newspaper plastic sleeves and now on display at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.
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HEBRON | Porter County Iron & Metal reopened last weekend, after a new owner spent the past year upgrading the facility.
MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Stormwater Utility Department has launched a town-wide rain barrel program for residents and businesses.
MUNSTER | Residents will see a bit of an increase on their monthly refuse and recycling collection bills come June 1.
VALPARAISO | Visitors to Saturday's Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration at the Porter County Expo Center filled their free reusable bags to the brim with tree saplings, seeds, free samples and information.
Well, it’s spring ... I think, hope, pray.
Alaina Patterson’s concern for the environment has blossomed into a successful recycling program and earned her the Girl Scout Silver Award.
CALUMET CITY | Alderman Magdalena "Leni" Wosczynski is hosting Calumet City's Eco-Friendly Day on April 26 with children's activities, electronics recycling, flower planting and more.
HAMMOND | What started as a small idea turned into a big success story recently for the Hammond branch of Crossroads YMCA.
VALPARAISO | Pratt Industries is investing close to a third of a billion dollars — believed to be the largest business investment in city history — to build the world's most technologically advanced recycled paper mill.
Lara Gonzalez, Lake County Solid Waste District education coordination, takes a photo of a sign denoting recyclable items at the drop-off center in Lowell's Freedom Park. Recycling and other district programs are on the rise.
HAMMOND | The Board of Public Works and Safety will re-advertise bids in an effort to privatize the city's recycling department.
INDIANAPOLIS | For better or worse, there's likely something affecting every Hoosier in at least one of the 224 legislative proposals the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly has sent Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.
INDIANAPOLIS | Several legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers, and other measures set to affect the region, received final approval Wednesday by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.
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