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St. John seeking ghosts of furniture past

ST. JOHN | If you have some furniture that's giving you nightmares, maybe you should consider donating it to the St. John haunted house.

July 29, 2014 6:49 pm

C.P. commission endorses Porter Street Station

CROWN POINT | The city's Plan Commission has encouraged plans for redeveloping the apartment complex at the northeast corner of Indiana Avenue and North Street.

July 27, 2014 6:42 pm

C.P. moving ahead with Delaware Parkway extension

CROWN POINT | The Redevelopment Commission has endorsed plans for extending Delaware Parkway north of 109th Avenue to 107th Avenue.

July 21, 2014 6:08 pm

Crown Point panel narrowly OKs Orchard View plat

CROWN POINT | The Orchard View Subdivision primary plat has barely made it out of the city's Plan Commission with a 4-3 vote and a list of conditions.

July 21, 2014 12:09 pm
Area churches change with times in quest for new members

Area churches change with times in quest for new members

It's not exactly a holy war, but churches have been forced to develop a new battle plan to recapture people's interest from the myriad other obligations, attractions and distractions vying for their time and attention.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos


St. John variance for home's sport court

ST. JOHN | LeBron James won't be coming to play basketball in St. John, but, if he were, the Sahi home on Winding Trail might be the court fit for the NBA star.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Crown Point funds security cameras for Sportsplex

CROWN POINT | With the city's showcase Sportsplex nearing completion, just in time for two major baseball tournaments with almost 260 teams coming to town this week, the city's Redevelopment Commission approved funding for a camera security system to keep an eye on it.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Crown Point building its own fields of dreams

CROWN POINT | They really know how to play ball in Crown Point, and that means they need a lot of ball fields.

July 17, 2014 7:41 pm

Senior living complex gets final OK from St. John

ST. JOHN | Plans for the first phase of the $50 million Park Place of St. John were approved Wednesday by the town's Plan Commission, and the developer expects to begin construction in early September.

July 16, 2014 9:08 pm
What's your sign? TradeWinds can make it for you

What's your sign? TradeWinds can make it for you

HOBART | Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, and that's a good sign for the employees of the TradeWinds sign shop.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Crown Point plucks new planner from Lake County

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Planning Department's gain is the Lake County Planning Department's loss.

July 15, 2014 5:12 pm
C.P. panel dedicates new trailhead

C.P. panel dedicates new trailhead

CROWN POINT | The snipping of scissors mixed with the hissing of the spray from mosquito repellent cans as the city's Redevelopment Commission met at the new trailhead on Summit Street for both a dedication ceremony and business session.

July 14, 2014 9:49 pm
St. John buying land for a dog park

St. John buying land for a dog park

ST. JOHN | The town wants to buy an 8.5-acre parcel that will more than quadruple the size of Homestead Acres II and turn it into a dog park.

July 14, 2014 5:15 pm

Polish Alliance taking area vets to D.C. ceremony

CROWN POINT | Area veterans from World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and Afghanistan will attend a ceremony honoring Lt. Col. Matt Urban at Arlington National Cemetery on Aug. 23, courtesy of the Crown Point Silver Bells Chapter of the Polish National Alliance.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am Related

Lt. Col. Matt Urban called 'Gray Ghost' by Germans

Lt. Col. Matt Urban served with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in Sicily, France, Belgium and Germany during World War II.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am

Former C.P. planner back as interim replacement

CROWN POINT | Needing an experienced planner to help out while seeking a replacement for Planning Administrator Christopher Meyers, the city has turned to a familiar face and name.

July 12, 2014 6:25 pm

Winfield hopes to hire marshal in August

WINFIELD | The town began planning to hire its one-person police department in February, but didn't start seeking applications until last month. Now it hopes to hire someone by the end of August.

July 12, 2014 6:20 pm

St. John ready to accept paving bids

ST. JOHN | The town no longer owns its roads. Sort of.

July 10, 2014 8:16 pm
Sports dome ready to start construction in Crown Point

Sports dome ready to start construction in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | In November there will be no place like dome for Crown Point sports lovers.

July 09, 2014 5:49 pm
Murder victim described as vivacious, loving and a good cook

Murder victim described as vivacious, loving and a good cook

GARY | DeCarol Deloney-Cain was a loving sister and mother, who traveled the world and loved to cook.

July 09, 2014 4:30 pm Photos


Hawk withdraws controversial C.P. gas station proposal

CROWN POINT | Hawk Development Corp. has withdrawn its request for a special use to build a controversial gas station/convenience store at the corner of Ind. 55 and East Burrell Drive.

July 08, 2014 6:30 pm

C.P. planning administrator dismissed; new one sought

CROWN POINT | Christopher Meyers has been dismissed as Crown Point's planning administrator.

July 08, 2014 5:19 pm

C.P. council OKs changes to Old Town proposal

CROWN POINT | Changes to the Old Town Village section of the Ellendale Farms subdivision were approved Monday by the City Council after residents who wanted to object to them were told they were too late.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am

Crown Point annual picnic features roasted hog, beanbag games

CROWN POINT | When the echoes of fireworks have faded into memory and city residents are looking for one last blast for the holiday weekend, they can head to the Lake County Fairgrounds today for the annual citywide picnic.

July 05, 2014 8:05 pm

Plan to improve 109th Avenue nearing completion

WINFIELD | It has taken more than 2.5 years, but the communities along 109th Avenue should soon learn what needs to be done to make the road a safer, more attractive and pedestrian-friendly road.

July 04, 2014 10:00 pm

St. John joins S'ville, Cedar Lake in E-911 pact

ST. JOHN | By a 3-2 vote, the St. John Council agreed at a special meeting Tuesday to join the interlocal with Schererville and Cedar Lake for public safety dispatching. At least for now.

July 01, 2014 8:45 pm

Crown Point BZA gives duplexes a thumbs up

CROWN POINT | A plan to build 25 duplexes as part of the Orchard View Subdivision at 109th Avenue and Iowa Street was unanimously endorsed by the city's Board of Zoning Appeals recently.

June 30, 2014 12:00 am

New C.P. EMA director ready, willing and Abels

CROWN POINT | A mild-mannered utilities employee during the day, Ken Abels becomes the city's Emergency Management Agency director whenever the need arises.

June 28, 2014 6:42 pm

Oilmen game to raise funds for Veterans Build Project

WHITING | Baseball, hot dogs and support for the nation's veterans has become a tradition at the Whiting Oilmen's annual Veteran Benefit Night scheduled for Tuesday at Oil City Stadium.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am

C.P. officials want downtown sidewalks to be on the level

CROWN POINT | The city wants to make sure if you take a trip in downtown Crown Point, it's not because of a bump in the sidewalks.

June 25, 2014 7:54 pm

Winfield gets only 1 proposal for downtown master plan

WINFIELD | The town can hold off on naming the members of the committee to select the consultant for a master plan of the downtown that will make it pedestrian friendly.

June 24, 2014 9:04 pm

Church, tattoo parlor, music venue in C.P. given extension

CROWN POINT | It has taken the RAW Church a lot longer than members expected to open, church spokesman Lisa Bostick told the city's Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday.

June 23, 2014 7:57 pm

Buckeye pipeline could be moved by year's end

CROWN POINT | Development of 10 acres at the southwest quadrant of Interstate 65 and 109th Avenue, long delayed by the presence of an underground oil pipeline, could begin later this year.

June 22, 2014 6:05 pm

Chicago Bears are bullish on coming to Crown Point

CROWN POINT | There won't be any Lions or Tigers, but there will definitely be some Bears coming to the city's new sports complex next month.

June 20, 2014 12:00 am

St. John no longer short-changed on road repairs

ST. JOHN | The town council has talked about doing a major road project for several years, but, when it had only $200,000 to $250,000 a year to spend, the conversation was more of a brief chat followed by a long sigh.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am

St. John revamps TIF districts to boost growth

ST. JOHN | In efforts to improve the town's chances of attracting new businesses, the Redevelopment Commission has approved revamping  tax increment financing districts.

June 14, 2014 7:03 pm

Donations enhance new C.P. trailheads

CROWN POINT | Two of the city's trailhead projects have received a boost with $20,000 donations each from the city's Rotary Club and the Crown Point Community Foundation.

June 13, 2014 7:02 pm

Old photos preserve Hammond, father's legacy

HAMMOND | For more than four decades, Alfred Uhle was a leading commercial and portrait photographer in downtown Hammond with a studio located above the Hook's Drug Store on Hohman Avenue.

June 12, 2014 10:21 pm

St. John to borrow $5M to repave roads

ST. JOHN | The town took the first steps Thursday toward borrowing $5.2 million it hopes to use to repave and rebuild at least 20 miles of badly neglected roads.

June 12, 2014 9:30 pm

Annual Hub Run now part of Corn Roast

CROWN POINT | This weekend's Corn Roast will include about 2,000 people in sneakers.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am

Hawk plans $100M retail center in C.P. but needs road extension

CROWN POINT | Hawk Development Corp. is planning what a company official said will be a $100 million lifestyle center near the Interstate 65 interchange with 109th Avenue.

June 10, 2014 7:20 pm

Crown Point ready for Hot Rod time in the old town

CROWN POINT | When a few thousand car enthusiasts drop by for the afternoon, it requires a little more preparation than having a few extra bags of nachos.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am

Potts named Andrean's new principal

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School didn't have to go far to find a new principal.

June 05, 2014 7:25 pm

Hot Rod Power Tour makes stop in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | A traveling traffic jam of hot rods, street rods, custom trucks and street machines of all makes and models will stop at the Lake County Fairgrounds for the day on Wednesday.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am
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