Having returned from a three-hour frightening drive from Lowell to Homewood, on Feb. 28, I had to take a minute to thank Lansing Public Works.
Remember that today’s snow is tomorrow’s river and lake. Here is my annual list of how to limit the stormwater pollution you create during the winter.
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HOBART | The Thomas KIA car dealership reported the theft of a truck with an attached snow plow from its lot on Sunday night, police said.
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Ah, winter. These frigid months provide a daily challenge to our quality of life. A couple of months ago, I wrote about riding your bike in the winter, which is very much doable. So much so that our neighbor to the north, Minneapolis, has taken over the mantra as the most bicycle-friendly ci…
Several city of East Chicago board meetings have changed their meeting times or locations this year. We have conveniently posted them in our events calendar on the city's website, so make sure you visit.
VALPARAISO | The city's Public Works Department issued what might be considered the season's first winter warning on dealing with snow removal and mailbox replacement.
Despite his last name, Benjamin Easter is busy concentrating on the Christmas holiday and his shopping list. Easter, 21, of Rockford, Ill., is a senior at Valparaiso University in the College of Engineering. For the past six months, he's been reading and researching about the iPhone 4S.
VALPARAISO | It happens every winter. Even the mayor has been a victim. A snowplow knocks down a mailbox while clearing the streets.
VALPARAISO | It's never too soon to start planning for snow, especially when forecasts call for at least a possibility of it this week, and that means stocking up on salt.
This year's blizzard is a glaring example of the differences between Porter and Lake counties.
I find it hard to believe that Stephanie Tyrka's Feb. 6 letter praised the efforts of our city for its snowplowing during the blizzard. I am dreading the thought of getting more snow in this area to possibly face more deplorable road conditions left by our city's plowing abilities.
If the streets in Hammond were so clean after the storm, what happened to Hessville? the plows didn't come down my street till the seventh day after the storm.
The Blizzard of 2011 caused a mixed bag of economic results for local businesses.
HEBRON | After hearing complaints from Hebron residents about snow blocking the sidewalks, the town is ready to do something about it.
VALPARAISO | The job of removing the snow doesn't end when the snow stops falling, Public Works Director Matt Evans said.
A homeowner attacking his snow-enveloped driveway saw an approaching Lake County Highway Department plow Wednesday morning, dropped his snow shovel and held up an offer written on paper plates: "$40 -- driveway."
WINFIELD | The town is reminding residents that vehicles must be removed from Winfield streets when two or more inches of snow accumulates.
The blowing and drifting snow Sunday and Monday not only made travel treacherous but also tested human endurance and common sense.
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