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Neighboring acreage approved for purchase in planned C.P. public works relocation

CROWN POINT | Land neighboring a planned new public works campus has been approved for purchase.

September 16, 2014 9:00 pm

Crown Point proposes 2015 total budget of $23.3 million

CROWN POINT | A proposed 2015 budget totaling $23.3 million won initial approval Monday from the City Council.

September 15, 2014 8:15 pm

Bagger Dave's proposes pub in Beacon Hill center

CROWN POINT | A burger franchise with origins in Michigan is proposing a Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern at the Beacon Hill commercial center.

September 11, 2014 5:09 pm

Work on 109th Avenue expected to start in less than two weeks

WINFIELD | Work is expected to start in less than two weeks on the ambitious 109th Avenue improvement project.

September 09, 2014 9:00 pm

Developer might provide second C.P. fire station site

CROWN POINT | A second Crown Point fire station might eventually be built on land in the Orchard View subdivision planned at the southwest corner of 109th Avenue and Iowa Street.

September 08, 2014 9:57 pm

C.P. public works campus financing OK'd

CROWN POINT | The City Council has authorized a waterworks revenue bond sale of up to $2.75 million to finance the acquisition and build-out of a new public works campus.

September 07, 2014 8:25 pm

New housing starts climb, but not yet to 2013 level

New home construction was on target to nearly match last year's levels in St. John and Crown Point, despite losing momentum to the severe winter.

September 06, 2014 7:36 am

Feder quits C.P. plan panel; Drasga to replace councilman

CROWN POINT | Carol Drasga was elected by the City Council to replace Bill Feder on the Plan Commission.

September 05, 2014 12:05 am

Salary increases approved for C.P. workers, officials

CROWN POINT | Officials Tuesday approved a range of salary increases for city workers, appointed positions and elected officials in next year's budget.

September 02, 2014 9:52 pm

E-911 compatible radio equipment on order for Crown Point

CROWN POINT | Officials have approved the purchase of $710,112 in new radio equipment compatible with the Lake County consolidated E-911 central dispatch system.

September 02, 2014 12:00 am
Plans advance for Crown Point townhomes

Plans advance for Crown Point townhomes

CROWN POINT | Plans are advancing for a proposed townhome development at the northeast corner of Indiana Avenue and North Street.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm

Illiana Christian requests connection to St. John utilities for proposed school site

ST. JOHN | The Town Council has granted conditional approval to a request by Illiana Christian High School to tie into town water and sewer utilities at the school's proposed site.

August 30, 2014 4:49 pm
Plans advance for roundabout near Lake County Government Center

Plans advance for roundabout near Lake County Government Center

CROWN POINT | Plans advanced this week for a roundabout at 93rd Avenue and Chase Street near the Lake County Government Center.

August 29, 2014 5:15 pm

St. John aproves financing for radio equipment compatible with consolidated E-911

ST. JOHN | Town officials Thursday approved financing the nearly $368,000 cost of police and fire radio equipment compatible with Lake County's future consolidated E-911 central dispatch system.

August 28, 2014 8:45 pm

City judge agrees to budget cuts to save C.P. city court

CROWN POINT | City Judge Kent Jeffirs Tuesday agreed to slash the city court 2015 budget in an effort to save the court.

August 26, 2014 8:29 pm

Family Express proposes service station at I-65, U.S. 231

CROWN POINT | A Family Express convenience store and service station would replace a long-time gas station at the corner of U.S. 231 and Interstate 65 in plans proposed by the Valparaiso based company.

August 25, 2014 8:20 pm

Winfield finalizes plans for 109th Avenue repaving project

WINFIELD | Plans are being finalized for a major resurfacing project set to start soon on 109th Avenue.

August 22, 2014 10:45 am

Crash into utility pole leaves about 1,200 in LOFS without power

Power was knocked out to about 1,200 homes in Lakes of the Four Seasons Wednesday as a result of a car crash involving a utility pole, a spokeswoman with the Kankakee Valley REMC said.

August 20, 2014 2:40 pm

Crown Point closer to hiring Sportsplex manager

CROWN POINT | A manager for the city's Sportsplex could be named within a week. 

August 19, 2014 9:00 pm

Winfield narrows hiring list to two for town marshal job

WINFIELD | Winfield officials said they expect to have a first-ever marshal to perform municipal police duties hired by the end of the month.

August 17, 2014 7:00 pm

Stores, restaurants, hotels envisioned for proposed Crown Point lifestyle center

CROWN POINT | As many as 20 stores, several restaurants and two hotels would occupy the newly dubbed Crown Point Galleria at the 109th Avenue and Interstate 65 interchange in plans proposed by developer Todd Kleven.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Contract awarded for St. John major road overhaul

ST. JOHN | Griffith-based Walsh & Kelly Inc. was awarded the contract for the nearly $5 million road overhaul of town streets, signaling what could be the start of work as soon as next week.

August 14, 2014 9:15 pm

Formal protest filed against Wynbrook subdivision plan

WINFIELD | Wynbrook subdivision homeowners are objecting to the proposed second phase of residences in the subdivision.

August 12, 2014 5:20 pm
Perez-Gallegos looks to expand awareness, prevention programs at St. Jude House shelter

Perez-Gallegos looks to expand awareness, prevention programs at St. Jude House shelter

CROWN POINT | Linda Perez-Gallegos brings corporate experience and personal insight to her new role as executive director of the Crown Point-based St. Jude House domestic violence shelter.

August 12, 2014 2:39 pm Photos


Winfield looks to make commerical strip more connected, accessible

WINFIELD | Incorporated just 21 years ago, Winfield can't boast century-old buildings or a picture postcard downtown.

August 09, 2014 5:51 pm
Top prize in annual House Raffle goes to Kouts man

Top prize in annual House Raffle goes to Kouts man

CROWN POINT | A Kouts man was named top winner Friday in the annual Northwest Indiana House Raffle.

August 08, 2014 6:30 pm Photos


Crown Point considers hiring Sportsplex manager

CROWN POINT | Hiring a manager for the city's thriving sports complex emerged as a possibility Thursday in early discussion of the 2015 budget.

August 07, 2014 9:59 pm
Lake County Fair gatekeeper looks back on 40 years

Lake County Fair gatekeeper looks back on 40 years

CROWN POINT | An afternoon cloudburst on Friday, opening day of the Lake County Fair, had Dan Johnsen a little worried.

August 07, 2014 6:55 pm Photos


Workshop Thursday to plan C.P. budget, staff pay hikes

CROWN POINT | City employees' salaries will be among topics up for discussion Thursday when the City Council meets in a workshop to begin shaping the 2015 budget.

August 05, 2014 5:51 pm

Clinic specializing in sports medicine proposed

CROWN POINT | A medical practice specializing in treating sports-related injuries plans to open an office and lab in the city.

August 04, 2014 9:58 pm

Filtration system to be replaced in Crown Point sewer works overhaul

CROWN POINT | An aging filtration system in the wastewater treatment plant will be replaced as part of a long-term plan for correcting the overflow of storm water into the city sanitary sewer system.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Improvements planned at 125th Avenue, Ind. 55 intersection

CROWN POINT | A busy intersection near Crown Point High School is going to be improved.

August 01, 2014 6:57 pm
St. John major road overhaul draws two bids

St. John major road overhaul draws two bids

ST. JOHN | Griffith-based Walsh and Kelly was the apparent low bidder on a project to repair 20 miles of St. John streets.

July 31, 2014 8:30 pm

C.P. panel approves Delaware Parkway surveys

CROWN POINT | Early phases of engineering have been approved for a project to extend Delaware Parkway north of 109th Avenue to 107th Avenue.

July 30, 2014 6:55 pm

St. John considers annexing 130 acres

ST. JOHN | The Town Counvil granted preliminary approval recently to annex about 130 acres at U.S. 231 and Parrish Avenue.

July 29, 2014 6:21 pm

Crown Point BZA endorses $4.1M sports dome

CROWN POINT | Zoning changes to permit an inflatable dome in the city Sportsplex won board approval on Monday.

July 28, 2014 9:00 pm

Winfield town marshal job draws nearly 50 applicants

WINFIELD | Town officials said they are narrowing a field of applicants for the newly created marshal position after receiving nearly 50 resumes.

July 27, 2014 6:35 pm

Winfield prepares to repave nearly four miles of 109th Avenue

WINFIELD | Winfield is preparing to repave its busiest road and main artery leading to Interstate 65 and Crown Point.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Youth group carries on mission after Bibles, personal items stolen

CROWN POINT | A Crown Point church youth group is grateful to be carrying on its mission after losing Bibles and other personal belongings to a thief in St. Louis.

July 25, 2014 5:51 am

Modifications approved for design of homes in Hamilton Square planned unit development

CROWN POINT | An ordinance permitting modifications to the design of homes in the Hamilton Square planned unit development was approved by the City Council.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am

Ordinance establishing cash reserve for C.P. water utility granted preliminary approval

CROWN POINT | An ordinance establishing a cash reserve fund for the municipal water utility won preliminary approval by the City Council.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am

Residential zoning granted for proposed subdivision

CROWN POINT | Land proposed for a new subdivision on 109th Avenue was granted a zone change to residential from agriculture.

June 03, 2014 6:30 pm

Plans advance to relocate Crown Point public works department under a single roof

CROWN POINT | Plans advanced Monday to relocate the city's public works department under a single roof.

June 02, 2014 9:49 pm

Crown Point police move to 12-hour shifts

CROWN POINT | Police patrol officers will work 12-hour shifts starting later this year in a policy change approved Wednesday by the Board of Public Works and Safety.

May 28, 2014 12:15 pm

109th Avenue stretch will be resurfaced in Winfield

WINFIELD | The town's busiest road will get an overhaul later this year.

May 27, 2014 9:45 pm

Area fire departments receive ArcelorMittal grant to buy hydraulic rescue tools

 A new tool purchased with grant money from a local steelmaker will help area first responders rescue car crash victims.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am

User-friendlier guidelines on tap for Crown Point downtown historic district

CROWN POINT | The historical downtown adds to the city's appeal, and officials want to make sure it is protected.

May 25, 2014 5:01 pm

Another cafe joins thriving outdoor dining scene in downtown Crown Point

CROWN POINT | A thriving outdoor dining scene in the downtown is about to get a little more crowded.

May 24, 2014 3:27 pm

St. John officials move to expand TIF areas in town

ST. JOHN | Town officials Thursday took the initial step to increase areas where tax increment financing can be collected.

May 22, 2014 10:02 pm

Zoning board shifts meeting to Tuesday at C.P. City Hall

CROWN POINT | This month's Board of Zoning Appeals meeting will be  Tuesday to accommodate the Monday Memorial Day holiday.

May 22, 2014 12:05 am
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