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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

Classic-car cruise on track after one-year hiatus

Dropped last year for lack of a sponsor, the Cobe Cup classic car cruise is set to race back in June.

May 21, 2014 6:30 pm

Crown Point Shop Local program wraps another four commercials

CROWN POINT | A high school film crew spotlighted another four area businesses before wrapping up a second straight year of the city's Shop Local program.

May 20, 2014 8:30 pm

Full-time planner advises Winfield council

WINFIELD | A newly hired full-time planning and zoning administrator for the town also will act as liaison to the Town Council.

May 20, 2014 7:37 pm

Report: Crown Point sewer project to cost $4.6M

CROWN POINT | Work leading to a state-mandated sewer separation is estimated to cost $4.6 million, according to a preliminary engineering report approved by the Board of Public Works and Safety.

May 18, 2014 7:30 pm

C.P. panel approves payment for TIF report on revenues

CROWN POINT | The Redevelopment Commission recently approved paying not more than $3,500 for the 2014 annual report documenting tax increment financing revenue for Crown Point was approved by the Redevelopment Commission.

May 18, 2014 12:05 am

Ex-MP promoted to first-class police officer in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | City officials recently approved the promotion of Travis Thomas to first-class police officer.

May 18, 2014 12:05 am
Group rallies to draw attention to environmental concerns

Group rallies to draw attention to environmental concerns

EAST CHICAGO | A National Day of Action Against Dirty Fuels rally Saturday in a grassy park in the shadow of a BP Amoco oil refinery tower drew more than 175 people.

May 17, 2014 8:30 pm Photos


Local 81 union hall dedicated in Valpo

Local 81 union hall dedicated in Valpo

VALPARAISO | U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky recalled the long local history of Laborers' International Union of North America on Saturday in dedicating Local 81's new union hall.

May 17, 2014 7:10 pm

Weather stalls new C.P. girls softball fields unveiling

CROWN POINT | Teams are expected to play ball later this spring on girls softball fields nearing completion in the city-owned sports complex.

May 17, 2014 6:58 pm

Second round of homes planned for Copper Creek subdivision in C.P.

CROWN POINT | A second round of new homes is planned in Copper Creek subdivision, where construction of a first phase of homes is set to start in July.

May 16, 2014 8:00 pm

St. John outdoor special events need permit

ST. JOHN | Outdoor special events in town are now subject to a permitting process.

May 15, 2014 7:45 pm

New consolidated C.P.Public Works building planned

CROWN POINT | Efforts are underway to combine the city's sprawling public works department under a single roof.

May 14, 2014 5:06 pm

Panel OKs Waterside Crossing phase named Mississippi Cove

CROWN POINT | A third phase of Waterside Crossing subdivision consisting of eight lots won primary plat approval from the Plan Commission.

May 14, 2014 12:05 am

Winfield sets salary, job qualifications for town marshal

WINFIELD | Help-wanted ads will go out soon for the town's first police official.

May 13, 2014 8:37 pm

Plans for Van Drunen Farms building win C.P. Plan Commission approval

CROWN POINT | Plans advanced Monday for Van Drunen Farms to construct its own building on the former Dawn Food Products site at Summit and Madison streets.

May 12, 2014 8:33 pm

Local communities hoping to hit jackpot at Vegas retail property convention

ST. JOHN | St. John officials weighed the town's steady residential growth and key location at a major crossroads into a decision this year to take the next step in promoting economic development.

May 10, 2014 5:55 pm

Great Harvest Bread Co. locates on Crown Point square

CROWN POINT | Diners can watch their bread being baked and eat it, too in a cafe planned for the downtown square.

May 08, 2014 8:00 pm

Van Drunen Farms plans new building for C.P. site

CROWN POINT | Van Drunen Farms plans to raze a vacant former Dawn Food Products building and construct its own new building at the company's Crown Point location at Summit and Madison streets.

May 07, 2014 6:32 pm

Skinner bests incumbent Brauer for GOP Winfield Township trustee nomination

WINFIELD TOWNSHIP | Paulette Skinner was the apparent winner Tuesday in the race for the Republican nomination for Winfield Township trustee.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am

Olthoff leads in race for GOP nod to 19th District Indiana House seat

Julie Olthoff was the apparent winner Tuesday in the race for the Republican nomination for the 19th District seat in the Indiana House of Representatives.

May 06, 2014 9:30 pm

Gymnastics training granted needed zoning variance

CROWN POINT | A gymnastics and cheerleader training facility won needed zoning permission Monday to continue operating at 1204 E. Erie Court.

May 05, 2014 10:00 pm

C.P. crews will sweep state roads under INDOT contract

CROWN POINT | The city will provide street sweeping of state roads under a contract the Board of Public Works and Safety recently approved with the Indiana Department of Transportation.

May 05, 2014 12:05 am

Skinner challenges incumbent Brauer in GOP run-off election for Winfield Twp. trustee

Incumbent Roland Brauer faces challenger Paulette Skinner in the Republican run-off election for the Winfield Township trustee's office.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

Crooked Creek Trail culvert replacement set to begin

CROWN POINT | Work on the last of three culverts ordered replaced in Stillwater subdivision is expected to get underway within weeks.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am

Developer would pay cost of relocating pipeline in pending pact

CROWN POINT | A private developer would pay to realign a petroleum pipeline believed to be holding up development at a city gateway, in an agreement being worked out by city officials.

April 30, 2014 12:18 pm

Developers' plan to revise housing design not yet finalized

CROWN POINT | A decision has not yet been reached on a developer's proposal to revise the design of homes planned in the Old Town Village section of Ellendale Farm.

April 29, 2014 4:04 pm

BZA gives nod to home-based C.P. business

CROWN POINT | Neighbors came out in support Monday of an in-home business operating in the Schmidt Farms subdivision.

April 28, 2014 10:30 pm

Work on C.P. trailhead picks up after winter hiatus

CROWN POINT | Work began anew this month on a trailhead being built at the Summit Street entrance to the Erie-Lackawanna Trail.

April 27, 2014 8:00 pm

Thefts from vehicles reported in Crown Point neighborhood

CROWN POINT | Police responded to reports of thefts from several vehicles parked within blocks of one another in a Crown Point neighborhood.

April 23, 2014 12:00 am

Winfield council gives initial OK to list of duties, job requirements for town marshal

WINFIELD | Plans edged forward Tuesday to hire the town's first police official. 

April 22, 2014 9:45 pm

Proposed classical arts center granted extra two years for renovations

CROWN POINT | Organizers have been granted a two-year reprieve to finish work on an 84-year-old donated building envisioned as a classical arts center for Northwest Indiana.

April 20, 2014 7:09 pm

C.P. council approves paying $134,500 for a new trolley

CROWN POINT | The City Council recently approved purchasing a new trolley for the city. 

April 20, 2014 12:05 am
Demand for chaplains is increasing

Demand for chaplains is increasing

In 29 years as a Gary police officer, Cpl. Gabrielle King has seen duty in nearly every division in the department, from patrol to sex crimes.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos



Lake Station food pantry contract suspended after indictment

GARY | The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has suspended its contract with the Greater Hammond - Lake Station food pantry in the wake of the federal indictment of Deborah Soderquist, the pantry director, a spokeswoman said.

April 18, 2014 7:00 pm

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.

April 16, 2014 9:30 pm

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
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