CEDAR LAKE | Bethel Church has won Plan Commission approval to construct a new building.
HEBRON | The town received a $15,000 grant from the Porter County Economic Development Alliance to replace solar lights on four signs at the entrances to Hebron.
INDIANAPOLIS | Region residents considering a career in state or local government, including public education, may want to begin working in the next few years or risk losing a guaranteed pension benefit at retirement.
VALPARAISO | For the first time since Porter County instituted a fee for recycling, businesses will have to pay along with residents beginning in January.
CRETE | The Village Board has approved the installation of “No Parking Anytime” signs in the Crete Park of Commerce industrial park located on the eastern edge of the suburb.
INDIANAPOLIS | Oops, they did it again.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council approved several road and construction projects at Thursday's meeting in Calumet City.
KOUTS | The town's Fire Department has gotten its money's worth out of a 1993 Kenworth semi trailer it had converted into a tanker truck seven or eight years ago and, with the help of a lot of pork chop dinners, hopes to get many more miles out of it.
CEDAR LAKE | Cedar Lake may want to revisit its ambulance fees, given new information regarding its responsibilities, the town’s attorney told the Town Council earlier this month.
PORTAGE | With the funding for three major projects still up in the air, city officials may have to get creative.
INDIANAPOLIS | A split appears to be developing between two powerful Republican state senators over whether Indiana businesses need more tax cuts.
Valparaiso School Board meets Sept. 18.
MUNSTER | Raising the Northcote Avenue Bridge over the Little Calumet River will close the “last hole in the dike” through Munster,” says Town Engineer Jim Mandon.
CEDAR LAKE | Councilman John Foreman is suggesting the town put aside a portion of its Lake County income tax revenues into a fund to dredge the lake.
CALUMET CITY | Officials approved a policy to put procedures in place for financial "whistleblowing" at Thursday's Calumet City council meeting.
MUNSTER | Town officials have some big decisions to make about repairs to the sinking and shifting Centennial Park clubhouse.
CEDAR LAKE | T&J Landscaping wants to open a new building on Wicker Avenue.
WHITING | The Whiting City Council has committed financially to the proposed expansion project for the South Shore Rail line.
LYNWOOD | The Village Board this week accepted a pair of donations that will help provide their Police Department with body armor to keep officers safe while on duty.
SAUK VILLAGE | The Village Board paid tribute to a three-decade veteran of the Fire Department who is planning to leave the south suburb.
PORTAGE | The City Council and Redevelopment Commission took a close look at three projects Thursday night.
Valparaiso Site Review Committee meets Sept. 16.
PORTAGE | Contractors should begin mobilizing work on the Brentwood subdivision stormwater project on Oct. 1.
WHITING | The city will receive a 2014 Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Green Community of the Year Award at the association's annual conference today in Fort Wayne.
MUNSTER | Filling an administrative void caused by the departure of former Town Manager Tom DeGiulio, the Munster Town Council appointed Assistant Town Manager Clay Johnson as Interim Town Manager at Monday’s meeting.
SAUK VILLAGE | The Illinois attorney general’s office this week ordered Sauk Village officials to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request regarding a conference Village Clerk Debbie Williams and other officials attended last year in Washington, D.C.
EAST CHICAGO | City Council members tabled requests for tax abatements as American Crossroads Group, LLC seeks to rehabilitate a 100,000 square foot building on property at 3600 Michigan Ave.
CEDAR LAKE | The town has chosen an old hand to fill an open seat on the Plan Commission.
HIGHLAND | The Highland Town Council has selected 11 contractors to build the new police station, but not without concerns the project could eventually go over its $10 million budget.
PORTAGE | There's little doubt that the city's police station could use an overhaul or that a new fire station along Central Avenue would be useful.
CEDAR LAKE | The search for a new Cedar Lake town manager has begun.
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.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has a board position that needs to be filled in October.
Valparaiso City Council meets Sept. 8.
MERRILLVILLE | The declining condition of the former Old Mill building has created a safety hazard the town looks to address by razing the facility.
The Lake County solid waste district terminated the contract of its longtime executive director Wednesday amid accusations he misled board members about a $751.14 designer purse and accessories given to a female subordinate.
CROWN POINT | Local government officials took advantage of the one day in the year when they can ask for salary increases, more employees and new office supplies and no one tells them no.
HOBART | A Hobart police officer who has been on administrative leave since February 2013 on Tuesday continued his attempt to acquire the disciplinary files of current and former officers by filing a public access request with the city.
PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved the initial idea of establishing a small economic revitalization area along Ind. 149 in Portage hoping to luring business from Wisconsin.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council awarded a contract for the city's sidewalk and concrete program that will oversee repairs across the south suburban community.
At least $107,000 in annual salary and compensation, a $600-per-month government funded take-home vehicle and a district credit card used for thousands of dollars in meal purchases and gas annually could all be at risk Wednesday.
DYER | The sole bid for Phase One of the Canadian National Railway tracks landscape screening project has come in over budget, but the Town Council accepted it anyway.
Jeff Langbehn's 21-year tenure as director of the Lake County solid waste district has survived a multimillion-dollar lawsuit settlement, a failed trash-to-ethanol contract costing taxpayers thousands more and a nearly successful legislative attempt to strip his agency's taxing authority.
PORTAGE | Holladay Properties will market city-owned property here.
PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission opened the single bid this week to complete restoration of the exterior of City Hall.
PORTAGE | More than two years after it was proposed, the city's Redevelopment Commission will seek bids on a project aimed to improve traffic flow at Willowcreek and Robbins roads.
EAST CHICAGO | A vacant, four-unit apartment building on Alexander Avenue is being converted into the city's first homeless shelter.
PORTAGE | In just a couple of months, someone riding the South Shore will be able to stop at the Portage station and walk to Lake Michigan.
MERRILLVILLE | The town’s Board of Zoning Appeals is backing a potential clean fill facility.
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