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Pet population in Marion, Grant County leads to overcrowding at shelters
“The animal population in this town is out of control,” says local Humane Society head,  “there is an ordinance that no one is following”
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Madison County Health Board removes 'cooker' from needle exchange program
Had come under fire from Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings and members of the Madison County Council
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Two companies want to put wind turbines into Montgomery County
Local officials question value of ordinance passed in 2009
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Porter County $30 million upgrade about 'needs, not wants'
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Chesterton Town Council revives economic development group
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Evansville boboard OKs $2 million for Goebel Soccer Complex updates
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Fort Wayne Park Foundation raises $1 million for riverfront pavilion
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Former Bunker Hill clerk must repay town $73,000
Lisa Wilson is the second clerk treasurer in a row required to reimburse town due to mismanagement,and third in a row to resign
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Vincennes votes to double annual contribution to VanGo to $40,000
To get $500,000 from INDOT money, Bettye J. McCormick Senior Center must raise equal amount in local funds
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Henry County OKs tax increase for Cumulative Capital Development Fund
Monday, June 26, 2017
Tax abatement proposed for $4.4 million Kimball Hospitality project
Monday, June 26, 2017
Muncie, Westfield, Carmel, Noblesville mayors endorse Mounds Greenway proposal
Monday, June 26, 2017
Porter County offering inmates relief from their addictions
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Gary offers homes for a dollar - under certain conditions
Sunday, June 25, 2017
More than 250 new Indiana laws take effect July 1
Included are efforts to tackle opioid crisis, domestic violence
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Opioid used to tranquilize elephants blamed for Fayette County Jail inmates' deaths
Sunday, June 25, 2017
St. Joseph County residents could lose homes over unpaid recycling charges
Sunday, June 25, 2017
10,000 911 calls go unanswered in St. Joseph County in 2016
Dispatcher's union urges county to hire more employees
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Oil pumps revenue into Brazil's bottom line, but crude prices have dropped payoff
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Former Vigo Sheriff Deputy Frank Shahadey pleads guilty for alleged school kickback scheme
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Jackson County Council OKs $5.43 million broadband abatement
Jackson County REMC plans to deliver service to customers in 10 counties
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Hancock County gets a shot at success in drug abuse battles
State program offers reimbursement as local leaders vote in favor of paying for injections to reduce heroin cravings
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Greenfield scales back exit design for interchange
$1.5 million I-70 project came in over budget
Saturday, June 24, 2017
1 dead, 10 people sent to hospital after overdosing on heroin, synthetic marijuana
This week’s overdose victims appear to have consumed one of two types of drugs, either an opioid or a synthetic marijuana
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Crawfordsville city and community leaders exploring tree plan
Friday, June 23, 2017
Proposals spin competing visions for future of Bloomington convention center
One proposal focuses more on providing assistance with financing and helping the community get to the next step, while the other seems to be more of a “we-will-do-it-all” model
Friday, June 23, 2017
EDITORIAL: A victory for us all when teen's criminal record is expunged
Friday, June 23, 2017
Feuding Lake County and towns building E-911 link
Cedar Lake and Schererville have sued the county over its refusal to provide the county's full E-911 capabilities to communicate simultaneously with multiple public safety agencies on a 24-hour basis
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Michigan City mayor wants to continue positive momentum
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Union County considers innkeeper tax
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Terre Haute Redevelopment Commission puzzled by lack of growth in downtown assessments
Thursday, June 22, 2017
I-69 Ohio River bridge project wants input from nearby landowners
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Goshen City County allows Lippert Components to keep tax phase-in benefits
Thursday, June 22, 2017
"Under-utilized' Hoosier Rivers can create a pull on public, businesses
The hope is that private investment will follow public investment in the Bluffton’s river, trail way and infrastructure
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Peru mayor touts clean up efforts during State of the City address
The most visible clean up came through the demolition of 40 dilapidated homes and two crumbling buildings on South Broadway
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Rochester Iron and Metal scrap yard gets tax break
Thursday, June 22, 2017
St. Joseph County commissioners OK funding for South Shore double-tracking
Goal is to shave hour from South-Bend-to-Chicago trip
Thursday, June 22, 2017
East Chicago prepares to set sail on another marina project
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
More TIF trouble for Marion and Grant County taxing units
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Tippecanoe County rethinks 1999 rule federal judges say violates 1st Amendment
Commissioners expect new rules for rallies and events this summer
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Student housing policies among plan commission amendments to Bloomington master plan
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Monroe County's tax battle with CVS not over with lowered assessment being appealed
If initial ruling is upheld, it could mean the county has to pay a refund projected to be more than $150,000
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Funds for technology park at I-69 and U.S. 20 appropriated by Angola Common Council
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
American Renolit announces $25 million expansion of La Porte plant
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Fountain County commissioners table jail decision
The present facility only has room for 25 inmates
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Greentown looks to the future in Downtown Revitalization Plan
“In order to have downtown be successful, it needs to feel like something is happening"
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
St. Joseph County Jail absorbs state prisoners without more money
State funding for county jails has been stagnant for numerous years, costing $16 per bed per day, says assistant county police chief
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Indiana legislature, governor hike 45 different taxes, fees paid by Hoosiers
Gov. Holcomb: "I'm very comfortable with paying for what we need"
Monday, June 19, 2017
Indy Fuel owners, developer propose $40 million Greenwood sports, entertainment complex
Would be anchored by the $25 million Greenwood Sportsplex, a 175,000-square-foot facility
Monday, June 19, 2017
Customs facility at South Bend airport takes a step forward; now it just needs flights
Monday, June 19, 2017
Boone County thoroughfare plan update heard by council
Monday, June 19, 2017
COMMENTARY: The problem with Indiana is Indianans?
Monday, June 19, 2017
Intruder alert: Non-native species wreak havoc with Hoosier woodlands, roadsides
Among Indiana's invasive species bad guys, Asian bush honeysuckle may be Enemy No. 1
Monday, June 19, 2017
Wayne County prosecutor offers choice between getting clean and going free or going to prison
Program demands effort and commitment from participants, and it takes time — as long as a year or more — for participants to meet the various requirements necessary
Sunday, June 18, 2017
It remains tight quarters at Madison County Jail - 37 percent overcapacity
Those convicted of more serious crimes sent to other distant counties; 21 nearby ones are full
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Madison County moms of drug-addicted babies could face criminal charges
Prosecutor looking for way to lower numbers
Sunday, June 18, 2017
City of Anderson claims immunity in open records complaint
Oberhart family wants information in fatal crash
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Indianapolis airport beefs up incentives for international flights
Currently, its only direct international flights are to Cancun, Mexico, and Toronto, Canada
Friday, June 16, 2017
Estimates show population decline in Kokomo, but other indicators display local growth
Mayor Goodnight says that by attracting residents to Kokomo that will in return lead to increased job availability
Friday, June 16, 2017
Daviess County looks for solutions for pavement in Amish community
It is number one in Indiana in the number of miles of gravel roads with almost 600 miles
Friday, June 16, 2017
City of Bloomington goes live with revamped website
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Floyd County Council votes yes on Regional Development Authority
Similar measure failed in 2015
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Steuben County Council OKs new vehicle tax
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Annual tourism spending increases in Noble County to $15.3 million
It’s now ranked 59th overall in state
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Madison County's needle exchange program in jeopardy
County council balks at $15,000 funding; prosecutor says it violates law
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Panel clears way for turkey hatchery in Vigo County
Select Genetics will invest $20 million and is to create 100 new jobs
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Peru school board approves creating in-house school police department
Peru Police Department will continue to make arrests, conduct investigations at schools
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Porter County unclear if anti-drug efforts are paying off
"What are we doing different today than 24 months ago or 36 months ago?" commissioner asks
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
OPINION: Illinois a joking matter no longer
The scale of Chicago's problems are eye-popping
Monday, June 12, 2017
Narcan use rises for South Bend area EMS, police departments
The drug, used to potentially save the lives of overdose victims, has become a staple of first aid kits in both ambulances and squad cars
Monday, June 12, 2017
Lake County may fertilize Lowell exit with TIF dollars
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Badlands Off Road Park aims to draw tourists to Attica
The Attica city council recently approved a measure that permits drivers to operate ATVs on roadways
Sunday, June 11, 2017
CAP Group investment bringing new jobs to north side of Bedford
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Want to stay? Elkhart mayor interested in keeping Seward Johnson sculptures longer
City of Carmel bought 15 Seward Johnson statutes between 2005 and 2012
Sunday, June 11, 2017
See which Elkhart companies are in danger of losing their tax abatements
Sunday, June 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: We know the least about what's closest at hand
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Presence of lead paint driving up costs for 1903 bridge linking Knox and Davies counties
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Boone County law enforcement heads weigh in on syringe exchange
Nine Indiana counties now have such programs
Sunday, June 11, 2017
COMMENTARY: Maddow School of City Government
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Land use study could impact future development around Grissom Air Reserve Base
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Columbia City, EDC use unique ways to target new residents
Using the social media sites’ targeting option, current campaign seeking candidates  with experience in advanced manufacturing, tool and die for Whitley County firms
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Stellar quality of life, high ideals drive housing growth in St. John
Recently ranks as one of wealthiest small towns in Indiana
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Greater Clark superintendent's memo outlines plan to close two downtown schools
News comes just days after the Jeffersonville Redevelopment Commission voted to bring more than 220 luxury apartments to downtown Jeffersonville
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Anderson has new tool for economic development
City Council approves discounted electric rates
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Goshen council: Lippert Components missed terms of tax abatement by 600+ jobs
Friday, June 9, 2017
More than $10 million of damage assessed in Salem flood so far
Community awaits state, federal relief aid
Friday, June 9, 2017
Are Tippecanoe County commissioners violating First Amendment?
Federal judges say yes and say they have been for last 18 years
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Northwest Indiana RDA makes South Shore commitment for Lake, Porter counties
Also OKs feasibility study and market analysis evaluating the possibility of building a convention center
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Fayette County Jail not only one to see fatal drug overdoses
Some facilities buying body scanners to check if inmates smuggling in heroin or opioids
Thursday, June 8, 2017
5 percent innkeepers tax for Greene County will be effective Jan. 1, 2018
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Michigan City votes for South Shore funding
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Merrillville approves pair of tax abatement plans
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Indiana says no voting systems breached, including Floyd County's, in Russian hacks
VR Systems not tied to voting machines
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
New Albany manufacturer announces another large expansion
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
EDITORIAL: Further delay of I-69 is no joking matter
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Sheriff Boyd: HIDTA slows flow of drugs to LaPorte County
"We're going after the distribution centers. We want to stop it before it gets here rather than after it's gotten here," he says
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Mishawaka approves tax break for new apartments
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Lead testing of kids more than doubles in St. Joseph County
Officials have largely blamed the problem in South Bend on lead-based paint in old homes
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
OPINION: Municipal pools and parks matter
The myriad small ball fields, running paths, and municipal pools comprise an element of public investment many households expect in a community
Monday, June 5, 2017
Warrick County passes 5 percent hotel tax; joining 76 other counties with such a levy
Monday, June 5, 2017






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