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.
CROWN POINT | The state and Lake County want to steer public outrage over potholes that swallowed Cline Avenue and caused headaches for drivers and flat tires away from themselves.
Last week's polar vortex threw a stone-cold uppercut into the region's chin, shutting down schools, roads and snarling any traffic caught in the middle of the snowy deluge.
It's pretty hard to find humor in the deep-freeze winter deluge burying us Regionites recently, but a state employee deserves thanks for thawing some of the agony with a little laughter.
CROWN POINT | A couple of motorists complain a towing company — not blizzard-like conditions — trapped them over the weekend.
The Farmer's Almanac is predicting "squally" weather for mid-April, so Valpo schools should be notifying students soon that classes are cancelled between April 12 and April 15.
GARY | Gary motorists were warned Monday to not park in areas where signs indicate parking is prohibited if there is more than 2 inches of snow.
A winter storm is expected to sock the region Sunday with more than a quarter of an inch of ice.
Forecasters are warning of the potential for a major winter storm that could leave as much as half a foot of snow on the ground Thursday, create hazardous driving conditions and impact air travel in Chicago.
While frigid temperatures and more than 6 inches of snow may be in the current weather forecast, an unseasonably warm winter so far has been affecting sectors of the region, from streets that have seen little snow, to farms, parks and the Lake Michigan shoreline.
PORTAGE | The Portage Fire Department is asking help from residents and businesses to dig out fire hydrants after last week's blizzard.
GARY | Gary officials are asking residents to move their cars off city streets so workers can plow through the weekend.
Outside a winter storm is blowing
VALPARAISO | The job of removing the snow doesn't end when the snow stops falling, Public Works Director Matt Evans said.
Many local businesses took the day off Wednesday due to blustery winds, heavy snow and poor road conditions.
SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday mobilized additional resources to help the more than 500 troops called up Tuesday to aid stranded motorists.
LANSING | Village residents whose trash is scheduled to be picked up today or later in the week will see at least a one-day delay because of the winter storm.
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WiseWay and Pay Low store managers were so busy Monday taking care of customers who were preparing for a major snowstorm they had no time to return a call to their vice president.
SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois House of Representatives and Senate have canceled sessions and committees this week because of the winter storm that is expected to hit the state.
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