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Indianapolis liquor distributor plans $7 million renovation, 30 new jobs
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Senior housing proposed for old Ward Baking building in South Bend
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Bicknell officers to add body cameras
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Five Hoosier communities get Downtown Enhancement Grants
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Jackson County Council approves local income tax rate of 0.005 percent
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Madison County Council rejects increase in bridge fund tax rate
With 217 bridges, county falling approximately $3 million short of the funds needed annually to maintain the spans
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Drugs behind spike in Madison County child abuse and neglect cases, says CASA head
County numbers up 340 percent since 2005
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Indiana Public Access Counselor: Madison utility office violated open records law
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Merrillville planners back $17 million project
Friday, September 23, 2016
Ideas aired to bring more visitors downtown Fort Wayne
Friday, September 23, 2016
Lafayette upgrades public Wi-Fi access
Friday, September 23, 2016
Sale of 585 homes at Miami County subdivision could bring improvements to area
Local officials hopeful move will bring needed improvements to the homes built by military in 1960s and 70s adjacent to Grissom Air Reserve Base
Friday, September 23, 2016
New trail to Notre Dame proposed along former railroad coal route
Friday, September 23, 2016
Knightstown, New Castle agree not to oppose Henry County wind farm development
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Lake County endorses attack on Gary blight
Some 16,000 parcels owing $150 million in back taxes are for sale
Thursday, September 22, 2016
EDITORIAL: Police video fee is affront to transparency
Thursday, September 22, 2016
LGBT housing protections rejected by Auburn Common Council
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Cromwell commission creates TIF after more than one year of discussions
School district could see a loss of about $10,000 to its capital projects fund and a $2,000 decrease in its bus replacement fund
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Nickel Plate Trail to extend path to Maconaquah schools in Miami County
When it connects with Cardinal Greenway, a paved bike path will run from Rochester to Richmond
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Manchester Early Learning Center approved for Regional Cities Initiative funding
Part of strategy to increase Wabash County population which has been in decline for decades
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Bloomington mayor sees 'major cost and more danger' with new I-69 Section 5 target date
State pushes completion target out four months to October 2017 because of pay issues and falling behind remedial construction schedule
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Madison County jailing some inmates in Blackford County because it's over capacity
Almost 50 inmates are sleeping on the floor, sheriff says
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Knox County Commissioners offering old court house radiators to home rehabers
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Tippecanoe County finalizes gender ID protections
Monday, September 19, 2016
Empty Bedford lot sprouts new garden; IU Health, city partner to offer free plots
Monday, September 19, 2016
Libertarian for Indiana governor Bell: Regulation not needed to protect environment
Sunday, September 18, 2016
EDITORIAL: Report tailors growth plans for different-sized Indiana communities
Thriving Communities, Thriving State” should be required reading for candidates in statewide, local and even school board races
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Elkhart County police under fire as Latino identity theft arrests surge
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Elkhart County suspects' alleged false identities trail back to Texas, Puerto Rico
When two brothers were charged in March with using stolen identities to get jobs, authorities found a trove of fake identity documents in their Goshen home
Sunday, September 18, 2016
As funds dwindle, Evansville homeless groups try to reduce costs
Consolidation eyed as one option to ease fundraising
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Kokomo Common Council urges state to support redistricting reform
New process would empower communities, increase voter participation and inspire more communication between voters and elected officials, resolution says
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Does South Bend still need tax abatement for new homes?
Triangle and Northeast neighborhoods offer two different tales
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Residential tax abatements in South Bend have gone mostly to the city's outskirts
Initial plan was to encourage new home construction in 'distressed' areas
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Walkable cities are growing cities, planners say
"When you walk or bike you experience your hometown in a much more intimate way,” Strong Towns contributor says
Sunday, September 18, 2016
EPA to begin cleanup of soil in East Chicago neighborhood before deal with firms
Federal and state officials have said it has not yet been determined who will ultimately pay for it
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Marion misses road funding opportunity by not applying for funds
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Law prevents Indiana clerk from signing off on marriage license
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Authorities mull new guidelines for handling dangerous drug fentanyl
Local sheriff’s department is considering purchasing face masks, full-body protective suits and special drug-testing equipment
Saturday, September 17, 2016
NIRPC wants to tame "hostile" U.S. 30 around I-65 for traffic and pedestrians
Also supports South Shores plan to 'double track' between Gary and Michigan City
Friday, September 16, 2016
COMMENTARY: End days, finally, for 'Hotel from Hell' near West Lafayette?
One of Greater Lafayette's greatest eyesores, hotel at I-65 and Ind. 43 targeted for demolition after decade of neglect
Friday, September 16, 2016
New Indiana guidelines call for release of non-violent offenders
Inmates awaiting trial sit in the local jail, unable to pay court fees for their release
Friday, September 16, 2016
Local officials detail daily fight against drugs
Statewide seminar focuses on synthetics, marijuana
Friday, September 16, 2016
Butts fill cracks in downtown Muncie brick pavement
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Ex-Sheraton site being reborn as City Centre Plaza in downtown Gary
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Hoosiers urged to verify registration status after fraud discovered
State police are investigating an organization known as the Indiana Voter Registration Projec
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Community visioning begins in Fayette County
Mission statement:  “A community initiative to positively impact and significantly influence our future”
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Huntington trails project gets funding from Regional Cities Initiative
Thursday, September 15, 2016
NantWorks deal to take over former Pfizer building in Vigo County appears dead
County will get $1.2 million or return of property; prefers property
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Pay issue leads to continuing delays on I-69 construction between Bloomington-Martinsville
Company allegedly owes $2.3 million to contractor
Thursday, September 15, 2016
906 apartments proposed in Mishawaka; won't curb downtown luxury housing project
Thursday, September 15, 2016
East Chicago Marina downsizes as part of renovation in hopes of getting more residents
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
EDITORIAL: 'Guinea pig' status of I-69 work deserves more state oversight
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
State agency approves DeKalb County property tax increase for cumulative capital fund
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Gary to open industrial park
As many as four speculative buildings are planned for the 25.8-acre site
Monday, September 12, 2016
OPINION: Cut the Indiana property tax cut debate, spend wisely
City councils ought to focus on the basics of making a city attractive to people
Monday, September 12, 2016
Marion director of development joins list of fired department heads to save money
Monday, September 12, 2016
In the wake of 9/11, disaster preparedness grants benefited seven area counties
Brown, Greene, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Orange and Owen counties have been awarded 129 grants totaling $12,661,022
Monday, September 12, 2016
Madison City Council approves abatement for $18.8 million senior housing project
Monday, September 12, 2016
Muncie gets new blight deadline - and a warning
"Please be aware that failure to comply with the new milestone date may result in a portion of your Blight Elimination Program award being rescinded or terminated altogether"
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Prison admission rates rise between 2006 and 2014 for some Indiana counties between
Today, people in small counties are 50 percent more likely to go to prison than people in highly populated areas, New York Times story reports
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Indiana State Supreme court orders changes in Hoosier county bail systems
reforms encourage use of evidence-based risk assessment tools to determine if a defendant is a substantial flight risk or poses a danger to the community
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Oerry County to foreclose on Can-Clay assets after it reneges on repaying back taxes
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Elkhart may not see property tax benefit from apartment project for 25 years
Friday, September 9, 2016
Cities have reasons for wanting lawn clippings out of street
Friday, September 9, 2016
$150 fee established for Michigan City police video recordings
Friday, September 9, 2016
Galveston officials deny violating open door law
Telephone conference listed in invoice draws suspicion
Friday, September 9, 2016
Local Dubois County municipalities announce email, text alert feature
Friday, September 9, 2016
Public gets first look at proposed downtown Jasper Cultural Center
The arts would get a total of 24,680 square feet with four workshop spaces for classes
Friday, September 9, 2016
Coyotes on the prowl in Bloomington neighborhoods
“Bloomington is pretty much a ‘we aim to live with wildlife’ town," head of city's animal care and control agency
Friday, September 9, 2016
10-county study: Quality of life key to regional prosperity
Without a rich sense of place and community, workforce retention becomes difficult, says steering committee chair
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Bristol's Monogram Foods expanding, adding up to 74 jobs
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Struggle over Delaware County EDIT continues
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Bluffton-based Pretzels Inc. tabs Plymouth for new production facility
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Marion seeking economic cohesiveness
Results of the surveys will determine whether elected city officials are all on the same page with what they want and what they are doing for the city’s future
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Lafayette becomes 19th Hoosier city to add gender identity protection
"This is a human relations ordinance, not a bathroom bill," proponent says
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Volunteer corps will help plan McCordsville's town activities
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Tippecanoe County commissioners OK gender ID amendment
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Marion's future as Stellar Communities contestant is unclear
Until 2016, city was the only one to compete every since contest began in 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Feasible or not, study says luxury apartments could have $60 million impact on Elkhart
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Local elections pose low tampering risk, Wabash County officials say
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Hoch Associates works to develop 20-minute neighborhood concept in Fort Wayne
Idea is that anyone in the neighborhood should be able to have access to all that they may need outside of work within a 20-minute bike ride or walk
Monday, September 5, 2016
IEDC approves $1.8 million funding for Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne
Monday, September 5, 2016
With its jail maxed out, Vigo County comes calling in Albion
Noble County facility houses 30 'foreign' inmates awaiting trial
Monday, September 5, 2016
After 8 homicides, 28 armed robberies, Elkhart leaders search for solutions
Police department currently 11 short of the budgeted number of officers
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Goshen Theater is last major step in downtown revitalization, boosters say
$13.5 million needed to renovate four-story facility into a catalyst for economic and cultural growth
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Old East Chicago lead smelter site went unaddressed for years
Over the years, officials at every level of government have shown concern about the health risks posed by living on land saturated with lead and arsenic
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Clark County needle exchange program will launch in two months
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Community can lend color to Jasper downtown mural
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Bloomington budget plans reflect commitment to training city employees
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Muncie didn't apply for street repair funds and mayor says he doesn't regret it
The state received more than 1,600 applications from 317 cities, towns and counties statewide and virtually all got some money, officials says
Friday, September 2, 2016
EDITORIAL: Face time nice, but quest for truth needed in East Chicago lead crisis
Friday, September 2, 2016
Area EDC no longer to seek wind farms for Henry County
Unknown what will happen to two existing projects
Friday, September 2, 2016
Peru mayor touts return to stability of police force during State of City address
Wants to develop new properties in the city is to increase the population, which has either declined or remained stagnant for years
Friday, September 2, 2016
COMMENTARY: Honesty, clarity and the local economy
Friday, September 2, 2016
EDITORIAL: Redistricting reform deserves Northwest Indiana Region support
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Boone Economic Development Corp. celebrates successes at annual meeting
Thursday, September 1, 2016
State officials tout Lifefline Law, text-911
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Terre Haute's general fund cash $11 million in red at the end of July
Mayor says situation anticipated; overall fund balance positive
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Judge clears way for CAFO project near Dudleytown, Jackson County's 14th
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Former Lake Station mayor admits to wiretapping thousands of employee calls
Thursday, September 1, 2016






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