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Portage's downtown revitalization has been a long time in coming

Portage's downtown revitalization has been a long time in coming

PORTAGE | Efforts to revitalize - even create - a downtown in the city aren't new.

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Portage may have to become creative to fund projects

PORTAGE | With the funding for three major projects still up in the air, city officials may have to get creative.

September 15, 2014 6:30 pm
Portage man continues his uncle's legacy, dream

Portage man continues his uncle's legacy, dream

PORTAGE | When he was a kid, Nick Radtke loved to hang out with his great uncle George.

September 15, 2014 6:15 pm
Portage's downtown reviatlization has been a long time in coming

Portage's downtown reviatlization has been a long time in coming

Consulting company DLZ has broken down the Portage downtown redevelopment project into 16 separate projects. A proposal has the city's Redevelopment Commission financing the projects through cash flow over the next seven years. If all the projects are completed they could cost nearly $5.3 mi…

September 12, 2014 3:47 pm

Portage council, commission take a close look at projects, financing

PORTAGE | The City Council and Redevelopment Commission took a close look at three projects Thursday night.

September 11, 2014 10:30 pm

Portage schools to re-evaluate Late Start Wednesday program

PORTAGE | Portage Township School officials may be changing their Late Start Wednesday program into an after school program for teachers.

September 10, 2014 6:21 pm

Brentwood subdivision stormwater project to begin Oct. 1

PORTAGE | Contractors should begin mobilizing work on the Brentwood subdivision stormwater project on Oct. 1.

September 10, 2014 3:33 pm
Few partake in Portage Coffee with the Superintendent event

Few partake in Portage Coffee with the Superintendent event

PORTAGE | While only a half dozen parents attended the inaugural Coffee with the Superintendent on Tuesday night at Portage High School, most who did got answers to questions.

September 09, 2014 7:05 pm Photos

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FBI visits Portage street department

PORTAGE | FBI officials made their second visit to the city Tuesday.

September 09, 2014 3:45 pm
Three arrested after residents report gunshots

Three arrested after residents report gunshots

PORTAGE | Three men were arrested early Sunday morning after police responded to calls of gunshots in the neighborhood.

September 08, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Partnership graduates first class of certified production technicians

Partnership graduates first class of certified production technicians

PORTAGE | Belinda Holbrook called the Certified Production Technician program from which she and seven others graduated Monday a "blessing."

September 08, 2014 6:45 pm
Two arrested in Portage after shoplifting leads to chase

Two arrested in Portage after shoplifting leads to chase

PORTAGE | Two Lake County men were arrested Friday afternoon after a shoplifting incident led to a chase.

September 08, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Money stolen in portage tanning salon burglary

PORTAGE | The owner of a tanning salon reported Thursday that his business had been broken into overnight.

September 06, 2014 7:00 pm

Walmart employee charged with theft

PORTAGE | A Walmart employee was arrested early Friday morning after she attempted to steal items from her employer, police said.

September 06, 2014 7:00 pm

Council, RDC to hold workshop on proposed $11.2 million bond issue

PORTAGE | There's little doubt that the city's police station could use an overhaul or that a new fire station along Central Avenue would be useful.

September 06, 2014 6:30 pm

Man arrested after he 'belly bumped' customer at store

PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested after he "belly bumped" a fellow customer at a local grocery store Wednesday afternoon.

September 04, 2014 9:58 am

Mosquito spraying delayed after equipment damaged

PORTAGE | The mosquitoes have scored another win in the region, at least temporarily.

September 03, 2014 11:00 pm

Man allegedly batters wife at business where he is working

PORTAGE | A man living in the business at which he works was arrested early Tuesday morning after police said he battered and strangled his wife.

September 03, 2014 7:45 pm

Portage Mall property owner questioning city's intent

PORTAGE | At least one Portage Mall property owner is questioning whether the city truly intends to follow through on its promise to make improvements.

September 03, 2014 7:00 pm

Chesterton police seek man who ran from arrest

CHESTERTON | Police requested a warrant for a man who ran from officers Friday night after being stopped for not having his headlights on.

September 03, 2014 8:57 am

Portage takes first steps to lure company from Wisconsin

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved the initial idea of establishing a small economic revitalization area along Ind. 149 in Portage hoping to luring business from Wisconsin.

September 02, 2014 8:45 pm

Police: Man battered 14-year-old girl

PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested Saturday night for allegedly battering a 14-year-old girl.

September 02, 2014 7:30 pm

Man tased, arrested for resisting, disorderly conduct

PORTAGE | A Portage man who, according to a police report, became belligerent with police was shocked by a stun gun and arrested late Monday night.

September 02, 2014 7:30 pm
Portage welcomes 62nd and 63rd cops to department

Portage welcomes 62nd and 63rd cops to department

PORTAGE | In the last month, two new police officers have joined the Portage force.

September 02, 2014 6:30 pm

Man fires shot at would-be burglars

PORTAGE | When a resident of the 800 block of Camelot Manor saw someone outside his kitchen window early Saturday morning, he told his wife to call police and retrieved his pistol.

September 02, 2014 3:18 pm

Police: Man arrested after hiding liquor in pants

PORTAGE | A Gary man was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly stealing a bottle of liquor and attempting to conceal it in his pants.

September 02, 2014 12:40 pm

Holladay Properties to market Portage property

PORTAGE | Holladay Properties will market city-owned property here.

September 01, 2014 7:00 pm

Commission seeking bids on Robbins Road project

PORTAGE | More than two years after it was proposed, the city's Redevelopment Commission will seek bids on a project aimed to improve traffic flow at Willowcreek and Robbins roads.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am
Work connecting Portage Lakefront to South Shore nears completion

Work connecting Portage Lakefront to South Shore nears completion

PORTAGE | In just a couple of months, someone riding the South Shore will be able to stop at the Portage station and walk to Lake Michigan.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm
Log jam to be removed from Burns Waterway

Log jam to be removed from Burns Waterway

PORTAGE | Torrential rains on Aug. 21 caused a massive log jam on the Burns Waterway.

August 30, 2014 8:30 pm

Portage schools superintendent invites residents for coffee and a chat

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools Superintendent Richard Weigel is inviting residents to have a chat over a cup of coffee.

August 30, 2014 12:00 am

Fires send residents, police officer to hospital

PORTAGE | Two fires in less than 24 hours sent two residents and a police officer to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

August 29, 2014 1:19 pm
Man leads police on slow chase on U.S. 6

Man leads police on slow chase on U.S. 6

PORTAGE | An Illinois man was arrested on several charges Thursday evening after leading police on a slow chase along U.S. 6.

August 29, 2014 11:36 am

Portage commission continues review of proposed bond issue

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission on Thursday took a closer look at the projects within and financing of a proposed bond issue.

August 28, 2014 7:15 pm
Friends, family planning fundraiser to help premie girl's family

Friends, family planning fundraiser to help premie girl's family

PORTAGE | Little Gabriella Poradzisz hit a milestone this week.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

South Haven siblings' death appear to be natural

SOUTH HAVEN | The deaths of two siblings in a South Haven apartment appear to be natural.

August 22, 2014 2:04 pm
Portage man drowns in Lake Minnehaha

Portage man drowns in Lake Minnehaha

PORTAGE | A Portage man drown Tuesday after taking a swim in a lake at the Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp Resort, 5300 Old Porter Road.

August 19, 2014 8:00 pm
Long time Chesterton clerk, Gayle Polakowski, died Saturday

Long time Chesterton clerk, Gayle Polakowski, died Saturday

CHESTERTON | Long time Chesterton Clerk-Treasurer Gayle Polakowski died Saturday after a long illness.

August 19, 2014 3:25 pm
Habitat groups build on success

Habitat groups build on success

At 42, Sonia Vargas has never owned a home.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Stormwater coordinator resigns over pay squabble

PORTAGE | The city's designated stormwater coordinator resigned her duties Wednesday following a months-long squabble over some $3,000 in back pay.

August 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Man admits he smashed doors at Portage City Hall

PORTAGE | Doors at City Hall were being repaired Monday morning after a 25-year-old Portage Township man smashed them with a sledgehammer.

August 11, 2014 11:00 am

Some Portage officials worried city getting too deep in debt

PORTAGE | Some city officials here are worried the city is getting itself too deep into debt.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Leo Hatch Jr. announces bid for Portage mayor

PORTAGE | Longtime Portage Realtor Leo Hatch Jr. has announced his bid for Portage mayor in the 2015 election.

August 09, 2014 12:00 am

Portage to seek school's approval for work along Willowcreek Road

PORTAGE | A project in the works for more than a dozen years to alleviate traffic congestion along Willowcreek Road is creeping forward.

August 07, 2014 11:00 am

Portage Mall improvement plan moves forward

PORTAGE | It appears improvements to the Portage Mall, financed by the city, are back on track.

August 06, 2014 1:34 pm

Man fills out job application, tries to steal from manager's car

PORTAGE | A man who filled out a job application at a local restaurant Tuesday afternoon likely won't be hired.

August 06, 2014 12:15 pm

Portage will burn excessive storm debris piles

PORTAGE | The city received a little good news recently.

August 05, 2014 8:30 pm
Valpo men arrested after late night 'test drive'

Valpo men arrested after late night 'test drive'

PORTAGE | Two Valparaiso men told a police officer they were just taking a car for a test drive when they were stopped for speeding late Friday night.

August 05, 2014 3:01 pm Photos

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Man arrested for striking car, leaving scene of crash

Man arrested for striking car, leaving scene of crash

PORTAGE | Authorities say two Portage residents witnessed an alleged drunk driver strike a parked car Monday night, then alerted Portage police and followed the man until officers arrived.

August 05, 2014 1:55 pm
Four arrested in Hebron on drinking-related charges

Four arrested in Hebron on drinking-related charges

HEBRON | Four people were arrested early Saturday on drinking-related charges, police said.

August 04, 2014 12:45 pm Photos

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