FOP Contract Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

Like the June 1970 released song by Stevie Wonder; “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)”, the Town Council this week at the regular meeting approved the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Collective Bargaining Agreement. After Councilman Jeff Minchuk made the motion to approve, seconded by Councilman Richard Hardaway. The vote was approved by the six council... Continue Reading →

Senator Michael Griffin Deserves Your Vote

Senator Michael Griffin Deserves Your Vote There is one candidate that I am supporting in the upcoming Democratic Primary Election on May 3rd.  Michael Griffin is seeking your support to serve as the District One state senator for Northwest Indiana. The District One area only touches the western portion of Merrillville encompassing voting precincts 02,... Continue Reading →

Roundabouts are all around!

Love them, or hate them, our Region will see more Roundabouts!Most of us that have not experienced driving on roundabouts may be skeptical about them. All those cars yielding and driving around a circle, who goes next, how do I go straight, and did that driver just cut me off? It’s understandable… they are new... Continue Reading →

Spring Leaf Pickup Schedule

If you are like us... last Fall fell fast on us and we didn't even get all of our tree leaves raked and picked up during the town service. This is a reminder that we all get one last chance to 'clean up' as the town will do a ONE-TIME only pass through town to... Continue Reading →

Crime is DOWN in Merrillville!

Merrillville Police Annual Report shows crime is DOWN in Merrillville! We recently received our annual Police Department Report, and it is good news for the town. The report revealed that all violent crimes went down in 2021. In just about all categories versus the previous year. Homicides were down 75%, there were 11 robbery cases... Continue Reading →

Amazon opens quietly serving our region

Amazon quietly opens serving our region Blue colored delivery vans are everywhere these days and many throughout our region are coming from the brand new, just opened, 174,000 square foot final mile distribution center recently opened in Merrillville at the business park named, AmeriPlex at the Crossroads at 96th and Broadway. Over 300 jobs have been... Continue Reading →

Wow… What a Year!

What a year! Let me congratulate you on getting through one of the most unfathomable years we have seen in recent decades. From early in the year with news about a strange and novel Corona virus, to the heated demonstrations about police violence and the loss of life, to the great divide in our national... Continue Reading →

Ward 5 District Map

The 5th Councilmanic District in the Town of Merrillville contains precincts 2 and 3 in Independence Hill (north of Route 30) and two precincts south of Route 30 in Independence Hill South. Precinct 3 also includes Bridgewood Estates and the beautiful surrounding neighborhoods off of 92 and Noble Street. Also in precinct 13 is the… Continue Reading →

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