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YOUNG VOICES: After plowing through winter, attaboy is due

YOUNG VOICES: After plowing through winter, attaboy is due

After many months of a long and bitter winter, filled with snowstorms and subzero temperatures, we can finally say we're through the worst: Spring is here, thanks be to God. That being said, we need to give recognition to those who helped get us to work, school, and all the other places we n…

March 31, 2014 12:00 am
Region remains a top priority for state transportation agency

Region remains a top priority for state transportation agency

While much of what the Indiana Department of Transportation is doing for Northwest Indiana’s future is tied to the Illiana Expressway and Cline Avenue Bridge, the region still figures prominently in the agency’s plans for improving the state’s overall transportation network.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Pence seeks federal winter storm aid for most region counties

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has requested federal grants to cover a portion of the local snow removal and public safety expenses incurred by 49 Indiana counties — including Lake, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper — during the Jan. 5-9 severe winter storm.

March 07, 2014 4:55 pm
RICH JAMES: Portage City Council owes Snyder an apology

RICH JAMES: Portage City Council owes Snyder an apology

It seems the controversy dogging Portage Mayor James Snyder’s decision to send snowplows into Gary a few weeks back just won’t go away.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am

Congratulations to Hammond for snow removal

As a long time Hammond resident, I feel Hammond — in particular, Gary Gleason and his crew — deserve praise and thanks for the tireless job they've done to keep the streets as clear of snow, free of ice and as safe as possible in this "snowmageddon" we've endured since Christmas.

February 17, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Cold freezes hearts, logic of snowplow naysayers

MARC CHASE: Cold freezes hearts, logic of snowplow naysayers

Plenty of government blunders in the region deserve bitter-cold responses.

January 28, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Beat critics' swords into snowplows

EDITORIAL: Beat critics' swords into snowplows

When Gary was hammered by lake-effect snow Tuesday, its next-door neighbor, Portage, acted neighborly. Portage Mayor James Snyder sent snowplows to help Gary clear the streets.

January 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Portage's snowplow controversy hasn't blown over yet

Portage's snowplow controversy hasn't blown over yet

PORTAGE | Portage's "plowgate" controversy is raging on.

January 25, 2014 6:39 pm

Indianapolis hunkers down during freeze

INDIANAPOLIS | Central Indiana residents mostly stayed inside at home Monday as impassable roads and frigid temperatures led state government and nearly all businesses in the capital city to shut down for the day.

January 06, 2014 5:15 pm

Truck with attached snow plow reported stolen from Hobart car dealership

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.

December 31, 2012 7:45 pm
Plow drivers prep for snow

Plow drivers prep for snow

Drivers for the Lake County Highway Department work to prepare trucks for snowplowing and other uses. The trucks can qucikly and easily be converted from salt trucks to dump trucks used for hauling asphalt, gravel, dirt or sand.

November 27, 2011 6:00 pm
Plow drivers prep for snow

Plow drivers prep for snow

First-time snowplow driver Xavier Dates, of East Chicago, will be among the legion of drivers working District 2 for the Lake County Highway Department. Dates has driven a truck for years but has not been a plow driver until this season.

November 27, 2011 6:00 pm
Plow drivers prep for snow

Plow drivers prep for snow

Mack Jones, of Gary, a snowplow driver for the Lake County Highway Department, puts touch-up paint on the truck he drives while Xavier Dates, of East Chicago, watches. Jones helped train Dates, who will be driving a snowplow for the first time this season.

November 27, 2011 5:35 pm

St. John in market for new snowplow

ST. JOHN | The St. John Town Council has authorized bidding for the purchase of a new snowplow.

April 04, 2011 9:00 pm

I vote Griffith as the best plowed streets

Way to go, Griffith, on a job well done! Our streets were passable on Wednesday after the storm. Getting out of the driveway was a challenge. Keep up the great work.

February 13, 2011 12:00 am

Blizzard cleanup ends; recovery dollars sought

SPRINGFIELD | More than 2,800 of the state's snowplow drivers clocked in upward of a combined 14,000 hours of overtime to clear snow-covered roads during this week's blizzard.

February 06, 2011 12:00 am
Highway plows cut a line through winter's worst

Highway plows cut a line through winter's worst

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."

February 03, 2011 12:00 am Related
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