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Left turn lag prompts more efficient traffic flow

You might have noticed that some of your favorite traffic signals have developed new habits in the past year or so.

March 15, 2014 4:49 pm

Police exhort region drivers to put a brake on aggressiveness

Police continue to investigate a second case of gunfire on Interstate 80/94 in a week and are warning the public to put a brake on aggressive driving confrontations.

January 20, 2014 7:00 pm
Texting-while-driving simulator a real killer

Texting-while-driving simulator a real killer

VALPARAISO | Forty tried and 40 died.

November 11, 2013 3:28 pm Photos


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
GUEST COMMENTARY: Keep a cool head to avoid road rage perils

GUEST COMMENTARY: Keep a cool head to avoid road rage perils

Aggressive driving, also known as road rage, has made the region headlines. In early August, a 61-year-old Cook County correctional officer fatally shot a 23-year-old East Chicago resident in an aggressive driving incident. Allegedly, the altercation started when the elderly male “cut off” t…

September 15, 2013 12:00 am

Turn arrow at Glendale/Calumet gets initial approval in Valpo

VALPARAISO | One month after getting a request for another turn arrow at Glendale Boulevard and North Calumet Avenue, the traffic signal has been approved by the city's Traffic and Safety Committee.

September 10, 2013 6:15 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Drive smart, drive safely in work zones

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Drive smart, drive safely in work zones

With the arrival of the warm spring temperatures, you’re starting to see more yellow vests and orange cones and barrels throughout Northwest Indiana.

May 19, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo to study signal at Chicago/Silhavy crossing

VALPARAISO | A request to add a traffic signal at Silhavy Road and Chicago Street will be one of the issues the city looks at as part of the improvements to Silhavy between LaPorte Avenue and Evans Avenue.

April 09, 2013 3:23 pm

Grant sought for 'roller coaster road' improvements

VALPARAISO | The city is seeking a $319,500 federal grant to make improvements to the section of Ransom Road known as roller coaster road.

March 12, 2013 3:06 pm

Hobart Board of Works approves advertisement of bids for curb, crosswalk improvements

HOBART | The Board of Works is seeking bids to improve and upgrade aging curbs and sidewalks throughout the city.

February 22, 2013 12:00 am

No 4-way stop at Airport and Robbins roads

PORTAGE | There likely won't be a four-way stop at the Airport and Robbins roads intersection any time soon.

October 04, 2012 8:15 pm
Women on wheels in central Illinois

Women on wheels in central Illinois

DECATUR, Ill. | If you watch the TV show "Sons of Anarchy" on FX, you see women are never invited to meetings and don't wear the patch. They're relegated to the background at best. Granted, the show is about over-the-top outlaws, but basically, that part is accurate.

September 29, 2012 12:00 am
Women on wheels in central Illinois

Women on wheels in central Illinois

Tracie Cook, left, of Petersburg, Ill., and Tracy Cooley, of Springfield, pose on their motorcycles near Niantic, Ill. The two women are trying to start a local chapter of the national organization Women on Wheels.

September 29, 2012 12:00 am

Hobart intersection closure scheduled to begin Monday

HOBART | The intersection of Third and East streets will be closed to traffic starting Monday.

August 19, 2012 12:00 am

Commission approves limiting parking on Gateman

PORTAGE | The Traffic Commission on Thursday approved a limit to parking on Gateman Avenue off Swanson Road.

August 03, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo wants runners to keep running but off the roads

VALPARAISO | With a steady flow of requests to shut down streets for marathons, 5K, 10K runs, walks or other events, Valparaiso plans to develop policies and routes to avoid disrupting traffic and maintain safety.

June 28, 2012 7:00 pm

Valpo traffic panel rejects stop on Ransom Road

VALPARAISO | The city's Traffic and Safety Committee decided Tuesday the best action to take on two requests was no action.

May 09, 2012 7:15 pm

Resident asks Valparaiso to encourage drivers to be kind

VALPARAISO | Melissa Lott thinks the city needs to take its celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Week a step further and start a campaign to urge drivers to be more considerate, especially to pedestrians.

February 16, 2012 7:00 pm

Ind. 49 off ramp in Valpo to get a traffic signal

VALPARAISO | The city's worst intersection of the past decade is about to get a new traffic signal, and, no, it's not at the roundabout.

November 08, 2011 6:15 pm

Traffic Commission denies stop sign request

PORTAGE | Bernice Pankowski just wants people to stop driving their vehicles in her yard.

May 05, 2011 7:00 pm
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