5-Year Master Plan for New Chicago Parks Department Public Meeting

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.

Joe Bachman

New Chicago Parks Board President

Garbage Pickup

The garbage pickup scheduled for Friday, December 30th, 2022 has been moved to Saturday, December 31st, 2022.

Water Main Break

There is a water main break on the west end of Lake Station in the New Chicago Water System. The break has been found but it will still be a couple of hours for repairs. Residents in the area of 29th, Utah, Oklahoma and other surrounding streets may experience low water pressure over the next several hours while this is fixed.

REACH Alert Now Available

Town of New Chicago Residents,

We understand the importance of communicating with you and ensuring that we keep you in the loop regarding events affecting the Town of New Chicago. As a result, we are pleased to announce that we are initiating a new notification service called REACH Alert.

This new service will allow us to immediately share important information regarding a number of items, including waterline breaks/boil water advisories, power outages, road closures/delays due to construction or accidents, hazmat situations, AMBER/Silver alerts, police actions, and civic events.

As good as this service is, if you don’t register, we can’t share important information with you in a quick and timely manner. You can decide if you want a text, voice call, or an email. Each household can register up to 4 phone numbers and 4 email addresses. All you need to do is:

  1. Go to www.reachalert.com and click on Sign Up in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. In the Network Name field, type New Chicago (click on our name when it appears).
  3. Follow the prompts and enter your preferred contact information. When you enter your address, click on it when it appears in the drop-down list.

If you opted to receive text alerts and/or emails, Reach Alert will send a confirmation message to your cell phone or email immediately upon completion of your registration. If you do not receive this message, please call Reach Alert.

If you do not have access to a computer or if you experience any difficulty registering, please contact REACH Alert at (877) 307-9313.

Thank you,

Town of New Chicago

**New Water Shut Off/Boil Advisory**

Please call New Chicago Town Hall if you have any questions regarding this post:

There will be another water shut off this Friday, September 30th at 3pm and will hopefully be turned back on no later than Saturday, October 1st at 7am. This is an estimated timeframe and could go longer or shorter. The contractor is hopeful that it will be much shorter than anticipated.

The affected areas are all residents from:

Tyler St from Kosciuszko St to Grand/Lake Park
Van Buren Ave from Kosciuszko St to Grand/Lake Park
Kosciuszko St.
Benedict St.
Howard St.
Huntington Ave.
Grand Blvd/North Lake Park Ave from Van Buren Ave to Ridge Rd
All of Viking Village Sub-Division
Twin Oaks Park

After the water service is restored, a 3 day boil advisory for this area will be in effect.

You can reach the New Chicago Town Hall at 219-962-1157 with questions.

Thank you.

**Important: Water Shut Off & Boil Advisory**

Please contact the town hall if you have any questions about this.


122 Huber Blvd

Hobart, IN 46342

Phone: (219) 962-1157 Fax: (219) 962-5386

On September 23, 2022 and September 24, 2022 from 10:00 pm until 7:00 am, water will be shut off for the following areas:

North Lake Park


32nd Ave

Laporte St 33rd Ave



Jasper Street

Jay Street



North Hobart Road

US 51 to Randolph

St. Joseph






Randolph Place

Shelby Road


This is for the New Chicago Water Works Nob Hill and North Lake Park Ave water construction project. We are also issuing a boil water advisory from September 24, 2022 through September 28, 2022. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we make these improvements.

Thank you.

Rummage in the Park

Rummage in the Park is back on September 10th, 2022! Be sure to stop by to shop some of our local vendors and find treasures that you’ve been looking for at reasonable prices!