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CROWN POINT | Jerry Ross viewed astronauts involved in NASA’s Mercury missions as his heroes, and it’s clear many think of Ross the same way.
MERRILLVILLE | About two years after acquiring property to create a park to honor local unions, the town has earmarked funding for the project.
MERRILLVILLE | The Town Council isn't satisfied with a bid received for one of the park properties Merrillville wanted to sell during a recent auction.
SCHERERVILLE | Work continues to create safety improvements on Cline Avenue, and completing the project is about a month away.
HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor expects a grandstand renovation project at the Brickie Bowl to be finished by early spring.
SCHERERVILLE | An operations board is in the midst of being created for a public safety answering point, a dispatch center that would serve Schererville, St. John and Cedar Lake.
MERRILLVILLE | The town is prepared to make an offer on a building a Korea-based pharmaceutical company has asked Merrillville to purchase as an incentive to bring the company to the town.
MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 168 will honor fallen officer Nickolaus Schultz with a memorial outside of Town Hall.
MERRILLVILLE | Construction for a new Starbucks location in Merrillville could begin in the spring, town officials said.
HOBART | Officer Kirk Homoky has been placed back on unpaid administrative leave.
SCHERERVILLE | The weather wasn’t the only thing giving people chills during Schererville’s 9/11 ceremony Thursday night.
SCHERERVILLE | A sanitary sewer issue in the Sherwood Forest subdivision took up the bulk of Wednesday's Utility Board meeting.
SCHERERVILLE | A year after a beam from a World Trade Center tower was put into place outside the Schererville Police Department, the second phase of town’s 9/11 memorial is nearly complete.
Julie Rizzo, owner of Recycled Granite, continues work for the second phase of the 9/11 memorial in Schererville. Rizzo is the sister-in-law of Don Bacso, a World Trade Center survivor.
Merrillville Deputy Fire Chief Jim Lilley reads the policeman’s prayer during the Guns and Hoses charity softball tournament. The event held a moment of silence for Merrillville police officer Nickolaus Schultz, who died Sunday morning after being shot Friday night.
MERRILLVILLE | Firefighters and police officers representing about 25 area departments filled Hidden Lake Park on Sunday, but there was no cause for alarm.
Naudia Wilborn, of Gary, smiles after throwing out the first pitch alongside Merrillville Fire Chief Ed Yerga.
HOBART | A dilapidated structure on property owned by GEO Group is expected to be razed.
HOBART | The city is establishing financing to improve dozens of streets.
HOBART | A Hobart land owner has received an opportunity to improve an eyesore on his property before the city tears it down.
MERRILLVILLE | The declining condition of the former Old Mill building has created a safety hazard the town looks to address by razing the facility.
MERRILLVILLE | The Plan Commission is unsure of what is holding up an agreement needed for a proposed residential development along Merrillville Road.
MERRILLVILLE | The town’s Board of Zoning Appeals is backing a potential clean fill facility.
MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville has several key economic development projects in the wings.
MERRILLVILLE | The Board of Zoning Appeals criticized the developer of the Prairie Creek subdivision Wednesday night, but it supported action that could benefit him while he looks to have the town accept roads in the development.
MERRILLVILLE | The town missed out on $32,000 by not accepting an offer for Hendricks Park last year, Clerk-Treasurer Eugene Guernsey said.
MERRILLVILLE | Rain Ultra Club is closed, and the Town Council has taken action to prohibit similar establishments from opening at the same location.
SCHERERVILLE | Future buildings planned for the Tri-Town Safety Village will focus on the past.
MERRILLVILLE | Town officials could soon learn if the former Old Mill building is fit for remodeling or if it will face a wrecking ball.
MERRILLVILLE | A discussion about Rain Ultra Club became heated at times Wednesday night and included expletives from a Town Councilman, but several Merrillville officials made it clear they want the establishment to shut down.
A proposed site for a second Public Safety Answering Point has been developed and budget estimates for the center that would serve St. John, Schererville and Cedar Lake are in place.
SCHERERVILLE | Addressing noise and traffic concerns could be key factors in determining whether a possible outdoor entertainment venue could catch a tune in Schererville.
MERRILLVILLE | Those interested in reliving nostalgic memories of Merrillville's former Y&W outdoor theater will have to go indoors.
MERRILLVILLE | Facing a number of challenges, a volunteer Merrillville firefighter and his family are focusing on survival -- and leaning on their family and community for help.
MERRILLVILLE | Infrastructure projects are among the regular issues handled by the Merrillville Redevelopment Commission, but the panel is breaking ground in another direction.
HOBART | Live music, food, fireworks shows and a variety of activities are all featured during the city’s 23rd annual Lakefront Festival, slated to run through Sunday.
SCHERERVILLE | The town continues reviewing the purchase of radios needed for E-911 consolidation efforts.
MERRILLVILLE | Police Chief Joseph Petruch wants the town to revoke the business license for Rain Ultra Club following a shooting that injured three people there early Monday.
LOWELL | The Lowell Fire Department has council approval to hire the town’s first full-time firefighter.
GARY | The need for a back to school event Monday in Gary was evident before the program got started.
HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor isn’t pleased with the condition of the frontage of some residential and commercial properties in Hobart.
HOBART | The city plans to have its automated garbage and recycling program in full operation by the end of the year.
HOBART | Hobart is planning to raze a dilapidated structure on the city’s south side.
MERRILLVILLE | A town project to repave dozens of streets could be finished in late September or early October, Town Manager Bruce Spires said.
CROWN POINT | Tractors used during Thursday’s youth pedal pull competition weren’t motorized, but the children pedaling them had no problems revving up the crowd of onlookers.
HOBART | Raises could be in store for Hobart employees in 2015.
There wasn’t a lack of participation Tuesday at National Night Out events.
SCHERERVILLE | The Plan Commission spent much of Monday's study session discussing entrances to a proposed residential development near 77th Avenue and Ontario Street.
MERRILLVILLE | The town has already identified more than 100 vacant and abandoned homes in Merrillville, and officials believe there are many more that will be added to that list.
MERRILLVILLE | Efforts continue to update the master plan for Merrillville’s Parks and Recreation Department, town officials said.
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