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Proposed ordiance would put teeth in blighted buildings enforcement

MERRILLVILLE | Town officials are pursuing better results from Merrillville’s unsafe and blighted properties hearings by compelling the owners of troubled properties to attend hearings.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

St. John variance for home's sport court

ST. JOHN | LeBron James won't be coming to play basketball in St. John, but, if he were, the Sahi home on Winding Trail might be the court fit for the NBA star.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Chesterton leaders updated on projects

CHESTERTON | Town officials were updated on several public works issues at Monday night's council meeting.

July 14, 2014 8:45 pm
St. John buying land for a dog park

St. John buying land for a dog park

ST. JOHN | The town wants to buy an 8.5-acre parcel that will more than quadruple the size of Homestead Acres II and turn it into a dog park.

July 14, 2014 5:15 pm

Munster seeks flower vendors to fill planters

MUNSTER | Town officials said they're looking for a little flower power this summer.

June 28, 2014 5:55 pm

St. John acts on road bond measures

ST. JOHN | The town is several steps closer to issuing $5.2 million in bonds to pay for about 20 miles of road improvements.

June 26, 2014 8:27 pm
Beverly Shores named world's seventh Dark Sky Community

Beverly Shores named world's seventh Dark Sky Community

BEVERLY SHORES | A grass-roots effort by Beverly Shores residents to curb light pollution along Lake Michigan's shores has been recognized by an international organization.

June 24, 2014 6:25 pm
Mark Schwartz asks the Lowell town council for an ordinance regarding the use of Weathercams

Mark Schwartz asks the Lowell town council for an ordinance regarding the use of Weathercams

Mark Schwartz, of Lowell, addresses the Lowell Town Council on Monday night about the use of weather cams. He recently found video of his home online and was concerned the site could be used to determine when he was not home, possibly endangering his family and property.

June 23, 2014 11:18 pm

St. John no longer short-changed on road repairs

ST. JOHN | The town council has talked about doing a major road project for several years, but, when it had only $200,000 to $250,000 a year to spend, the conversation was more of a brief chat followed by a long sigh.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith wants free replacement of damaged bridge

GRIFFITH | A flood relief project may have helped stormwater move quickly out of the area, but town officials said it also damaged a bridge, making it unusable.

June 17, 2014 10:00 pm

Lowell commission advances thoroughfare plan

LOWELL | The Plan Commission on Thursday recommended a thoroughfare plan be adopted by the Town Council.

June 12, 2014 10:00 pm

St. John to borrow $5M to repave roads

ST. JOHN | The town took the first steps Thursday toward borrowing $5.2 million it hopes to use to repave and rebuild at least 20 miles of badly neglected roads.

June 12, 2014 9:30 pm

Schererville exploring second E-911 option

SCHERERVILLE | The Town Council unanimously approved an interlocal agreement regarding E-911 consolidation in Lake County, but it’s not the one the majority of county municipalities have signed.

June 11, 2014 10:00 pm

Town remembers fallen soldier

MERRILLVILLE | A gazebo outside of Town Hall has been used in a variety of ways over the years.

June 10, 2014 10:00 pm

Annexation of 500 acres off the table in Lowell

LOWELL | The Town Council decided to table further discussion on annexing nearly 468 acres south of the town. 

June 09, 2014 9:45 pm

Temporary repairs on Mississippi Street to wrap in July

MERRILLVILLE | Work to smooth out Mississippi Street south of U.S. 30 is expected to start in coming weeks, Town Manager Bruce Spires said.

May 28, 2014 7:15 pm

Merrillville grants request for proposed charter school

MERRILLVILLE | The TRON/AGEK Educational Foundation has secured a location for a potential charter school in Merrillville.

May 28, 2014 7:00 pm

Korean pharmaceutical company could come to Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | To entice a Korean pharmaceutical company to open a production facility in Merrillville, town leaders are contemplating purchasing a building that would be used by the company.

May 27, 2014 9:20 pm

Merrillville Redevelopment Commission, Town Council meet Tuesday

MERRILLVILLE | Two Merrillville panels have meetings Tuesday at Town Hall, 7820 Broadway.

May 27, 2014 2:32 pm

Proposal alarming to M'ville leaders

MERRILLVILLE | Multiple town leaders oppose a proposed method of encouraging businesses to pay Merrillville's annual alarm permit renewal fee.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
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