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Bids to be opened on schedule for proposed learning center

CROWN POINT | Bids are scheduled to be opened Tuesday for construction of a school learning center on a site not yet properly zoned for the project.

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Construction to start on C.P. Sportsplex commercial building

Construction to start on C.P. Sportsplex commercial building

CROWN POINT | A commercial building planned for the city Sportsplex is attracting potential occupants, developer Todd Kleven said.

October 18, 2014 5:40 pm

Council committee backs measure to shore up C.P. city court budget

CROWN POINT | The fate of the city court was back on the table for discussion Thursday by a City Council subcommittee.

October 16, 2014 8:55 am

Old Town Village final change wins Crown Point Plan approval

CROWN POINT | Final changes to the Old Town Village section of Ellendale Farm subdivision were approved by the Plan Commission, over the objections of several neighbors.

October 14, 2014 7:00 pm

Zone change pivotal to school learning center project gets thumbs down from planning board

CROWN POINT | The school district failed to win needed support Monday for a zone change required for its proposed learning center near the downtown.

October 13, 2014 8:46 pm

Graves named to fill Crown Point BZA spot

CROWN POINT | Veteran city planner Curt Graves has been named to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

October 12, 2014 7:48 pm

Bagger Dave's granted permit to serve alcohol at Crown Point site

CROWN POINT | A Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern proposed at the Beacon Hill commercial center recently received a zoning designation to operate.

October 12, 2014 5:58 pm

Center Twp. fire protection contract extended

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Fire Rescue will serve unincorporated Center Township for another five years at no cost increase according to terms of a contract making its way through the approval process.

October 11, 2014 7:00 pm

C.P. schools learning center plans shelve bandshell

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Community School Corp. is seeking approvals for an early learning center on school property the city had sought for a bandshell and festivities center.

October 10, 2014 7:00 pm

St. John radio equipment compatible with consolidated E-911

ST. JOHN | New police and fire radio equipment compatible with Lake County's consolidated E-911 dispatch system has been delivered to the town, officials said Monday.

October 09, 2014 9:55 pm

Crown Point-owned land to go on auction block

CROWN POINT | The City Council has approved the planned auction of city land occupied by the soon-to-be relocated Babe Ruth League.

October 07, 2014 6:21 pm

Incentives approved for Illini Hi-Reach new company headquarters

CROWN POINT | A company specializing in aerial work platforms plans to create at least seven new jobs at its new headquarters in Crown Point.

October 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Claremont of Crown Point developer targets May completion of construction

Claremont of Crown Point developer targets May completion of construction

CROWN POINT | Developers are targeting a May completion of construction for a senior and acute care facility Claremont of Crown Point.

October 06, 2014 12:00 am
Olson won't seek another term as C.P. clerk-treasurer

Olson won't seek another term as C.P. clerk-treasurer

CROWN POINT | Clerk-Treasurer Patti Olson said Monday she will not seek election to a fourth term.

September 29, 2014 6:45 pm
Olson won't seek another term as CP clerk-treasurer

Olson won't seek another term as CP clerk-treasurer

Crown Point Clerk-Treasurer Patti Olson

September 29, 2014 12:59 pm

Crown Point plans to flip the switch to LED light fixtures

CROWN POINT | The emergency services building, 124-126 N. East St., is slated to be the first in the city to be retrofitted with new exterior lighting in a pilot program approved by the Board of Public Works and Safety.

September 27, 2014 4:42 pm

St. John credits workforce efficiency for decrease in 2015 general fund

ST. JOHN | Officials credited an efficient workforce for their ability to reduce the general fund in the 2015 St. John budget.

September 25, 2014 10:00 pm

Crown Point considers legal action for right of way acquisition

CROWN POINT | Legal action could be the city's next step to acquire remaining right of way property needed for planned improvements to the intersection of Summit Street and Merrillville Road.

September 24, 2014 6:31 pm

Winfield unveils first police vehicle

WINFIELD | Winfield debuted its first town police vehicle this week: a black 2015 Ford Explorer.

September 23, 2014 9:39 pm

Mid-October start expected on Park Place of St. John senior living complex

ST. JOHN | A mid-October groundbreaking is planned for first phase of the $50 million Park Place of St. John senior living complex.

September 22, 2014 6:15 pm

10-day resurfacing project kicks off on 109th Avenue in Winfield

WINFIELD | Signs posted along 109th Avenue last week flashed reminders to motorists of road construction set to start today.

September 21, 2014 11:15 pm

Water treatment bills to get new look, more online options in Winfield

WINFIELD | New town software is set to give water treatment bills a new look and add online billing services, Winfield officials said.

September 20, 2014 5:36 pm

Crown Point to auction city-owned land

CROWN POINT | City-owned land occupied by Babe Ruth League ball fields on Indiana Avenue will be auctioned to get ready for the league's planned move to 101st Avenue.

September 18, 2014 4:55 pm

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
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