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Divided C.P. council pledges 10% of tax proceeds to South Shore

CROWN POINT | Mayor David Uran cast the deciding vote Wednesday in favor of a 10 percent contribution to the proposed South Shore Line extension.

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Proposed subdivision gets early nod from C.P. planners

CROWN POINT | Zoning needed for a proposed new subdivision on 109th Avenue has won a favorable recommendation from the Plan Commission. 

April 15, 2014 7:30 pm

C.P. pledges $20,000 in 2014 to Lake County Economic Alliance

CROWN POINT | The Redevelopment Commission voted 4-1 to pledge $20,000 in 2014 to the year-old Lake County Economic Alliance.

April 15, 2014 6:15 pm

New trolley system proposed for C.P.

CROWN POINT | A trolley run to carry riders between the downtown and points of interest including the city sports complex won the support Monday of city officials.

April 14, 2014 10:15 pm

Draft report shows continued growth in C.P. building activity

CROWN POINT | New home construction contributed to a healthy level of building activity in the city last year.

April 06, 2014 6:15 pm

Police seek witnesses to C.P. fatal crash

CROWN POINT | Police are asking the public's help in the investigation of a fatal car crash Monday on 109th Avenue near Iowa Street.

April 02, 2014 4:05 pm
Longtime St. Jude House exec to retire this month

Longtime St. Jude House exec to retire this month

CROWN POINT | Mary Govert will retire this month after more than 11 years as executive director of St. Jude House shelter. Her last day is April 12.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Crown Point council scheduled to hear South Shore expansion pitch Monday

CROWN POINT | A pitch for support of the South Shore expansion is expected to be heard Monday by the City Council.

April 01, 2014 5:30 pm

Firm studying 109th Avenue for ways to improve safety, trafffic flow

WINFIELD | Officials are looking at ways to ease the pain for motorists caught in a daily procession of vehicles traveling 109th Avenue in peak commuter hours.

March 29, 2014 7:45 pm

St. John signs on to joint resolution on E-911

ST. JOHN | Town officials Thursday unanimously approved a joint resolution pledging conditional support of a Lake County consolidated E-911 network.

March 27, 2014 10:10 pm

C.P. early warning system to get mandated modification

CROWN POINT | The city's early warning system will be out of service for up to six weeks for federally mandated changes, officials said Wednesday. 

March 27, 2014 7:00 pm

Winfield grants conditional support to South Shore extension pledge

WINFIELD | The Town Council on Tuesday gave conditional approval to committing money to the South Shore Line extension.

March 25, 2014 10:00 pm

On-site investigation planned at burned C.P. home

CROWN POINT | Officials looking into the cause of a March 12 house fire plan to meet April 1 to make a determination.

March 24, 2014 8:30 pm
Roundabout near Lake government center in early planning stages

Roundabout near Lake government center in early planning stages

CROWN POINT | Early planning is under way for a roundabout at 93rd Avenue and Chase Street, near the the Lake County Government Complex.

March 23, 2014 6:15 pm

Panel endorses 10-year tax abatements for two C.P. businesses

CROWN POINT | The owner of Nick's Building Supply won a favorable recommendation Thursday for a 10-year tax abatement on a proposed expansion of the business.

March 20, 2014 9:10 pm

No vote yet by St. John officials on donation to South Shore extension

ST. JOHN | The St. John Town Council came away with no decision after hearing a pitch for support of a proposed South Shore rail line extension to Dyer.

March 18, 2014 7:15 pm

Resolution establishes new economic development area in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | Officials on Monday approved a new economic development area with three new allocation areas where tax increment financing can be collected.

March 17, 2014 9:45 pm
Social media driving region's tourism efforts

Social media driving region's tourism efforts

Tourism agencies are increasingly turning to social media to connect visitors with all that Lake and Porter counties have to offer.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Music, theater add to NWI night life

Music, theater add to NWI night life

At 85 years young, Mary LeVan, of Hammond, never misses a show at Beatniks on Conkey in her hometown.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Dunes, conventions attract visitors to region lodging

Dunes, conventions attract visitors to region lodging

Boasting 340-plus guest rooms, an indoor waterfall pool and its own in-house comedy club among other amenities, the landmark Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza attracts guests from all over.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Jobs, image enhancement on restaurants' bill of fare

Jobs, image enhancement on restaurants' bill of fare

Teibel's Family Restaurant founders hit on a winning formula in 1929 when they opened their doors at the crossroads of U.S. 41 and U.S. 30, in Schererville.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Joint resolution by E-911 consolidation holdouts headed for vote

ST. JOHN | A vote by town officials is expected later this month on a joint agreement by four communities who have yet to sign on to the consolidated E-911 network.

March 14, 2014 7:15 pm

Firm hired to study economic benefits of C.P. sports complex

CROWN POINT | Economic benefits of the city sports complex will be studied by a Florida firm.

March 13, 2014 7:30 pm

Investigation continues into cause of Crown Point house fire

CROWN POINT | Investigation continued Thursday into the cause of a fire Wednesday at a house in Waterside Crossings.

March 13, 2014 6:47 pm

C.P. eyes contribution to economic development group

CROWN POINT | City officials are considering a pledge of up to $60,000 of redevelopment dollars over three years to the year-old Lake County Economic Alliance.

March 11, 2014 5:45 pm

Residential subdivsion proposed off of 109th Avenue, east of I65 in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | Former farmland off of 109th Avenue is being proposed for a residential subdivision by developer D.R. Horton.

March 10, 2014 9:45 pm

St. John schedules March 13 meeting on South Shore plan

ST. JOHN | A study session of the proposed South Shore rail line extension is planned for the Thursday St. John Town Council meeting.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am

New owner plans move into former C.P. Carnegie library

CROWN POINT | Law books will replace library books in a former city library.

March 08, 2014 8:15 pm

Plan to expand TIF district advances in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | The City Council has added its support to a measure that would add acreage to a tax increment financing district.

March 08, 2014 7:30 pm
Town's first major park on the drawing board in Winfield

Town's first major park on the drawing board in Winfield

WINFIELD | Ball fields, a town common and a band shell are planned on a nearly 12-acre site proposed as the town's first major park.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am Related
C.P., M'ville leaders see strength in continued growth

C.P., M'ville leaders see strength in continued growth

CROWN POINT | A state of the region address encompassing Crown Point and Merrillville underscored strength in unity.

March 05, 2014 10:15 pm
Animal lovers to the rescue

Animal lovers to the rescue

Emily Halgrimson's dog, Penny, is a happy, 40-pound beagle whose name suits her bright coppery color.

March 04, 2014 10:00 pm Photos



Work authorized on C.P. citywide bicycle, pedestrian master plan

CROWN POINT | People traveling by bike or foot between neighborhoods and sightseeing destinations in the city could have have an easier and safer time of it in the future, Crown Point officials said.

February 26, 2014 5:57 pm

Winfield creates office of town marshal

WINFIELD | For the first time since its 1993 incorporation, Winfield will have its own law enforcement official.

February 25, 2014 10:00 pm

C.P. board adds stamp of approval to plan for expanded TIF district

CROWN POINT | A second city board has endorsed plans for an expanded tax increment financing district. 

February 24, 2014 9:45 pm

7 communities receive Creating Livable Communities grant

Riding a bike or walking to town centers could become easier and safer for several local communities.

February 22, 2014 6:20 pm

Dunkin Donuts wins site plan approved for store on Broadway in C.P.

CROWN POINT | A planned Dunkin Donuts store is expected to open by late summer on Broadway south of 109th Avenue.

February 19, 2014 7:30 pm

C.P. panel approves outdoor patio at Buffalo Wild Wings

CROWN POINT | Buffalo Wild Wings, 1600 E. Summit St., has been granted Plan Commission approval for an outdoor enclosed patio on the restaurant's east side.

February 18, 2014 9:15 pm

C.P. Redevelopment Commission approves new economic development area

CROWN POINT | Land surrounding a proposed senior care facility on South Main Street was one of three locations approved Monday as part of a new economic development area.

February 17, 2014 8:15 pm
Park Plan Stonegate North sudbivision

Park Plan Stonegate North sudbivision

February 14, 2014 12:00 pm

Teams can play ball in May on renovated softball fields in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | Renovated softball fields in the city-owned sports complex are expected to be ready for play by early May, officials said Wednesday.

February 12, 2014 9:15 pm

Official: Sheriff OK with Winfield town marshal proposal

WINFIELD | Talks continued this week about the potential for a town marshal to come on board in Winfield.

February 11, 2014 10:00 pm

Traffic enforcement a 'key ingredient' for local police agencies

Traffic enforcement levels climbed in Crown Point last year, with officers issuing nearly double the number of tickets from 2012.

February 08, 2014 5:35 pm

C.P. to use income tax money to rehab streets

CROWN POINT | City streets in need of repair are expected to benefit from a portion of the Lake County income tax revenue distribution to Crown Point.

February 05, 2014 8:30 pm
Love of language leads Crown Point man on path to Peace Corps

Love of language leads Crown Point man on path to Peace Corps

CROWN POINT | Christopher Crawford studied two foreign languages in college hoping to use them to make a difference.

February 04, 2014 4:30 pm Photos


Winfield mapping plans for bike-hike trail

Winfield mapping plans for bike-hike trail

WINFIELD | Town officials are mapping plans to make the community more friendly to bicycle and foot traffic.  

February 03, 2014 6:30 pm

Official: Appraisals done on school property C.P. eyeing for festivals

CROWN POINT | School corporation-owned land being eyed by the city for a band shell and festivities center has been appraised to determine its value, a School Board official said.

February 02, 2014 8:00 pm

Building that housed Crown Point's first library sold

CROWN POINT | The structure built in 1908 to house the city's first library has been sold, Crown Point Community Library Director Lynn Frank said.

January 30, 2014 6:45 pm

Crown Point officials accept Allendorf's resignation

CROWN POINT | Police Sgt. Jack Allendorf resigned from the city force effective Monday to take the post of deputy director of Lake County's consolidated E-911 communications service.

January 29, 2014 7:00 pm

Town marshal system wins early approval in Winfield

WINFIELD | Creation of a town marshal system was back on the table Tuesday in Winfield after failing in previous attempts.

January 28, 2014 10:15 pm
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