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March 2, 2017

 

East Chicago's Calumet neighborhood is an Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site.

Lawyers Request EPA Intervention For Lead In East Chicago Water

The same group who requested federal assistance for Flint, Michigan, is now stepping in for East Chicago, Indiana.

March 1, 2017

 

Storm damage in Gibson County, Indiana was reportedly caused by a tornado in nearby Illinois.

PHOTOS: Severe Weather Causes Damage In Southern Indiana

Posey County officials say damage was caused by a tornado in southeastern Illinois that killed one man.

February 28, 2017

 

HUD plans to take stock of whether the city can move remaining families to temporary housing and close West Calumet by March 31.

As Deadlines Loom, 106 Families Remain In Lead-Contaminated Homes

East Chicago residents in the West Calumet Housing Complex have until March 1 to renew their Section 8 housing vouchers, given out late last year.

February 27, 2017

 

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Solar Power Compensation Bill Passes Senate

The measure slowly lowers the amount of money individuals can get for selling extra power back to utility companies. It passed the Senate 39-9 on Monday.

February 24, 2017

 

Hundreds of Hoosiers gathered at the Statehouse Monday in favor of SB 420.

Logging Legislation Dies In Committee Without A Vote

Groups like the Indiana Forest Alliance have advocated for years for a law requiring some of the state forests be preserved from logging.

February 24, 2017

 

The EPA says it can't clean up West Calumet Housing Complex without details about the city's redevelopment plans for the site. East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland disagrees.

EPA, East Chicago Mayor Clash Over Future Of Contaminated Complex

The West Calumet Housing Complex will be torn down soon. But how the soil is remediated will determine the future of the lead and arsenic-contaminated site.

February 23, 2017

 

solar panels

Amendment To Send Solar Power Bill To Study Committee Fails

Hoosiers who generate energy, like solar panels, can sell excess energy to utilities at a retail rate, but a bill to change that leaves some lawmakers confused.

February 20, 2017

 

Hundreds of Hoosiers gathered at the Statehouse to advocate for the passage of Senate Bill 420, which is currently in committee.

Hundreds Rally At Statehouse For Less Logging In State Forests

Senate Bill 420 would prevent the Division of Forestry from logging in ten percent of State Forests.

February 19, 2017

 

The visitor’s area at Kankakee Sands is open from 7am to dusk every day of the year.

WATCH: Indiana Nature Conservancy Fosters Prairie Using Bison

The visitor’s area at Kankakee Sands is open from 7am to dusk every day of the year.

February 16, 2017

 

Solar panels behind Sheridan Elementary School. Sheridan Community Schools is one of the first completely solar powered districts in the state. Under the current version of SB 309, Sheridan would only receive the retail rate for excess energy generated for another 30 years.

Reworked Net Metering Bill Passes Senate Committee

Lawmakers passed an amended version of the bill that drew more than 5 hours of public testimony last week.

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