Total Disposal will be picking up both garbage and recycling from the street on January 19th, 2024. No alley pickup will take place due to the weather that is expected. Please contact the town hall with any questions at 219-962-1157.
Please note that if the leaf truck goes by and your leaves are not at the curb at that time, they will not come back immediately to get them. They will finish with the rest of the town first, and then come back for those who had their leaves out after the truck has already been by. Thank you for your patience.
Ridge Rd/37th Ave Paving Project will begin Monday, November 13th, 2023 at 6am. The contractor will be starting on the outside (right) lanes and will have all of the intersections on the north and south side of the road closed during that portion of the construction project. The detour route will be to take Tyler St to Lake Park Ave to Ridge Rd. When coming into town from Ridge Rd, you will want to take Ridge Rd to Lake Park Ave to Tyler St.
New Chicago, Lake Station, and Hobart emergency services have all been notified of these closures to ensure that they take the appropriate routes to get to and from New Chicago as required.
The total expected length of time for the project is two weeks. The project scope is the repaving all lanes of Ridge Rd and also the replacement of ADA ramps at intersections that currently have them. All time frames for the project are weather dependent.
For more information, please contact the New Chicago Town Hall or the council person for your ward.
Please note, there will be no election held in New Chicago on November 7th, 2023. All elected positions were unopposed this year. The next town council and clerk treasurer election will be in 2024.
Come on down to Twin Oaks Park on Sunday, July 30th, for our cornhole tournament. Cash prizes will be awarded for this tournament.
New Chi Parks & Rec is hosting a cornhole tournament on Sunday, May 21st at Twin Oaks Park! Sign ups at 10am, tournament starts at 12pm. 16 team limit. $30 per team. Payouts for first and second place! The concession stand will also be open serving hot dogs, chips, pop, and water. See you there!
Back for the second year, Rummage in the Park will take place at Twin Oaks Park on June 3rd! Vendor spots are available now! For more information, visit the Park Department page!
Come join us this Saturday, April 8th, at Twin Oaks Park for the annual Easter Egg Hunt put on by the New Chicago Parks Board. The New Chicago Fire Department will be bringing the Easter Bunny over to the park around 9:30am. Easter Egg Hunt will start at 10am when the fire truck blows their horn!
Save the date! January 24th from 7pm to 8pm (or later depending on attendance) we will be holding another public hearing for the citizens of New Chicago, Hobart, Lake Station, and Unincorporated Hobart to be able to speak regarding our 5-Year Master Plan that will be submitted to the Indiana DNR.
Creating this master plan will help us be able to go after grants at the state and federal levels to help fund improvements for the parks in our town. To do this though, we need your help!
We look forward to seeing citizens from any of those areas at this public hearing or any of our monthly meetings.
Thank you for taking the time to consider coming to this.
New Chicago Parks Board President