Mayor Sue Lynch

Mayor Sue Lynch Sue Lynch is the Mayor of Portage, Indiana. Sue was elected in 2019 and is serving her first term as Mayor. About Sue Lynch

Sue Lynch grew up in Wheeler, Indiana and is a lifelong resident of Porter County.

She has lived in Portage for the past 24 years. She is the widow of Jim Lynch, former Porter County Veteran Service Officer. She has three children, Andrea (Randy), John (Leanne) and Cathy (Danny), six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She attended Ivy Tech Community College, where she studied Communications and Indiana University, where she studied Environmental Science. Professional L

She has lived in Portage for the past 24 years. She is the widow of Jim Lynch, former Porter County Veteran Service Officer. She has three children, Andrea (Randy), John (Leanne) and Cathy (Danny), six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She attended Ivy Tech Community College, where she studied Communications and Indiana University, where she studied Environmental Science. Professional L

Operating as usual

This was such an amazing, fun event last year and will be even better this year.  We would love to have you join us and ...
08/27/2021

This was such an amazing, fun event last year and will be even better this year. We would love to have you join us and create your own display.

Save the dates!
The Portage Events Partnership will again present Light Up the Gourds!, an illuminated pumpkin trail from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 29 and 30.
This year the event will be held at Imagination Glen where you'll be able to walk a short trail and view illuminated pumpkin scenes.
We will be looking for organizations, schools, individuals and businesses who want to participate by carving their own pumpkin scenes for the display.
More information is forthcoming, but its time to get those creative pumpkin juices flowing!
PEP will also be sponsoring its second Halloween Home Decorating Contest this year. More information will be available shortly.
Check here for further details.

08/26/2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Porter County until 3:15 AM Thursday morning. 1-3 inches of rain have already fallen with more expected.

From the NWS: Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

08/26/2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Porter County until 3:15 AM Thursday morning. 1-3 inches of rain have already fallen with more expected.

From the NWS: Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

08/24/2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory until 8:00 PM today. Heat index values up to 105° are expected.

Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road, is open as a cooling center until 10 PM tonight.

Precautions and Actions from the NWS:

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.

Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

Thank you Trustee Clancy for keeping Portage up to date on jobs available in our area.  Looking for work??  Check these ...
08/20/2021

Thank you Trustee Clancy for keeping Portage up to date on jobs available in our area. Looking for work?? Check these listings out.

Local employers are hiring. Here’s this week’s list of some of the local companies seeking employees. Most jobs can be found on Indeed.com or you can apply through the company’s website or by contacting the company directly.
• Cisco’s Smokehouse
• Housing Opportunities (housing advocates)
• County Line Orchard (multiple positions)
• Menards (cashier, sales)
• Pet Supplies Plus (cashier, stocker, animal care)
• Great Lakes Engineering (administrative assistant/receptionist)
• Buffalo Wild Wings (cashier)
• Kohl’s (seasonal stockroom associate, seasonal fulfillment associate, seasonal sales associate)
• Emagine Entertainment (team member)
• Anytime Fitness (gym manager)
• Coyne Veterinary Center (receptionist)
• Quality Mindsets Services (production worker)
• People Ready (warehouse worker, auction driver)
• Texas Roadhouse (dishwasher, baker, host, server, to-go)
• Graceland Cemetery (administrator)
• Portage Quick Change (l**e technician)
• Securitas (truck gate attendant security officer)
• Discount Tire (tire technician)
• Cleaning Contractors Inc. (general labor)
• Task Force Tips (shipping packer)
• VNA of NWI (resource navigator)
• South Haven Fire Department (paramedic/firefighter)
• Shephard Insurance (commercial lines account manager)
• St. Mary Medical Center (food service worker, operational assistant, department assistant)
• Portage Township Schools (food service, instructional assistant, bus attendant, bus driver, English learner assistant)
• Precision Towing
• Rosewood
• Piece Management (commercial construction)
• Domino’s Pizza
• Steak ‘n Shake
• Nexus (packers and packagers, warehouse workers, production line worker)
• Little Caesar’s
• Burger King
• Dunkin Donuts
• Allen’s Lawn Care
• Midwest Family Federal Credit Union (loan officer)
• Portage Parks Department (general labor, landscaping, concessions)
• Starbucks
• Holladay Properties (landscape laborer, landscape supervisor, leasing consultant, maintenance technician, commercial property manager)
• Mopsters, Inc. (office cleaning)
• Moses Caregivers (senior care)
• Portage Township YMCA (child care, preschool teacher, member services representative)
• Service Doctor Remodeling (refinisher, sprayers, assistant carpenters)
• Ma’s Li’l Champs (teachers)
• Fronius (general logistics, customer support specialist, technical support representative)
• JC Bocatas (cooks, cashiers)
• Speedway
• Chipolte
• Panera Bread
• Pizza Hut
• McDonald’s
• Arby’s
• Subway
• KFC
• Taco Bell
• Wendys

08/12/2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Porter County until 4:00 a.m. Thursday morning.

The primary hazards involved include 65 mph wind gusts, isolated large hail, and a tornado or two across the watch area.

08/11/2021

As of 11:15 AM, this warning is no longer active.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Porter County until 11:15 a.m. The primary hazards associated with this storm are high wind gusts in excess of 60 MPH and nickel sized hail.

08/11/2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Porter County until 1:00 p.m. CT.

They have also issued a Heat Advisory until 7:00 p.m. CT. Heat indexes in excess of 105°are likely. The Portage Township - Brendan Clancy, Trustee office is available to assist Portage residents in emergency cooling location needs.

08/11/2021

THIS WARNING IS NO LONGER ACTIVE

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Porter County until 9:15 PM.

This storm has produced wind gusts of 60+ MPH and frequent cloud to ground lightening.

08/11/2021

The NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Porter County until 2:00 am CT.

08/10/2021

THIS WATCH IS NO LONGER ACTIVE

The US National Weather Service Chicago Illinois has issued a Tornado Watch for Porter County until 12:00 AM Tuesday.

"Severe thunderstorms are possible across northern Illinois and northwest Indiana this afternoon into this evening, with an areawide threat for damaging winds, large hail, and a tornado or two. The threat for locally heavy rainfall and flooding also exists, especially in the late evening and overnight."

08/09/2021

Local employers are hiring. Here’s this week’s list of some of the local companies seeking employees. Most jobs can be found on Indeed.com or you can apply through the company’s website or by contacting the company directly.

• Mattel (retail service team associate)
• WIS International (inventory associate, inventory supervisor)
• MS Companies (production associate, quality inspector)
• Fed Ex (retail customer service associate)
• ACL Home Care (non-emergency medical transportation driver)
• Dollar Tree (sales floor associate)
• National Park Service (custodial worker)
• Luke (car wash associate)
• Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Indiana (youth development professional, Kids Stop associate)
• VNA of NWI (resource navigator)
• Advantage Solutions (retail sales associate)
• Rucker Holdings (cleaning crew member)
• American Stair (drafting assistant)
• South Haven Fire Department (paramedic/firefighter)
• Golden Living Centers (dining services aide)
• Opportunity Enterprises (onboarding specialist, administrative assistant)
• Porter County Council on Aging and Community Services (bus drivers)
• Shephard Insurance (commercial lines account manager)
• St. Mary Medical Center (food service worker, operational assistant, department assistant)
• Portage Township Schools (custodians, food service, modified instruction teacher, English teacher, first grade teacher)
• ProClean (evening cleaner)
• Precision Towing
• Rosewood
• Piece Management (commercial construction)
• Domino’s Pizza
• Steak ‘n Shake
• Nexus (packers and packagers, warehouse workers, production line worker)
• Little Caesar’s
• Burger King
• Dunkin Donuts
• Allen’s Lawn Care
• Midwest Family Federal Credit Union (loan officer, member service rep)
• Portage Parks Department (general labor, landscaping, concessions)
• Starbucks
• Holladay Properties (landscape laborer, landscape supervisor, leasing consultant, maintenance technician, commercial property manager)
• Mopsters, Inc. (office cleaning)
• Moses Caregivers (senior care)
• Portage Township YMCA (child care, preschool teacher, member services representative)
• Service Doctor Remodeling (refinisher, sprayers, assistant carpenters)
• Ma’s Li’l Champs (teachers)
• Fronius (general logistics, customer support specialist, technical support representative)
• JC Bocatas (cooks, cashiers)
• Speedway
• Chipolte
• Panera Bread
• Pizza Hut
• McDonald’s
• Arby’s
• Subway
• KFC
• Taco Bell
• Wendys

08/09/2021

THIS WATCH IS NO LONGER ACTIVE

The US National Weather Service Chicago Illinois has issued a Tornado Watch for Porter County until 12:00 AM Tuesday.

"Severe thunderstorms are possible across northern Illinois and northwest Indiana this afternoon into this evening, with an areawide threat for damaging winds, large hail, and a tornado or two. The threat for locally heavy rainfall and flooding also exists, especially in the late evening and overnight."

What a great event "Senior Day at the Porter County Fair".  It was really hot out but it didn't phase them a bit, they w...
07/29/2021

What a great event "Senior Day at the Porter County Fair". It was really hot out but it didn't phase them a bit, they were glad to get out after being in lockdown all of last year.

07/29/2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning effective until 4:45 am.

At 344 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Ogden Dunes to Crete to Channahon, moving southeast at 55 mph. HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Emergency management. Multiple reports of wind damage across the Chicago metro. IMPACT...Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings.

07/29/2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 am.

Primary threats include:
- Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts to 75 mph possible
- Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
- A tornado or two possible across the watch area

07/26/2021

Local employers are hiring. Here’s this week’s list of some of the local companies seeking employees. Most jobs can be found on Indeed.com or you can apply through the company’s website or by contacting the company directly.

• Porter County Aging and Community Services (bus drivers)
• Shephard Insurance (commercial lines account manager)
• St. Mary Medical Center (food service worker, operational assistant)
• Housing Opportunities (housing advocates)
• Menards (stocker)
• Residences at Coffee Creek (concierge)
• Golden Living Center (dining services aide)
• Pinnacle Restaurants (crew member, hourly manager)
• Young Rembrandts of Northwest Indiana (art teacher)
• Luke Family of Brands (sales associate)
• Walgreen’s (customer service associate)
• Portage Township Schools (custodians, media clerk, attendance officer, food service, instructional assistant, social studies teacher)
• Convenience Services Group (warehouse/pre-kit packer)
• ProClean (evening cleaner)
• Dollar Tree (sales floor associate)
• Sarver Family Dental (sterilization technician/office cleaner)
• Bass Pro Shop (footwear outfitter)
• Schoop’s (dishwasher)
• Family Express
• 7-Eleven, Inc. (sales associate)
• Right at Home of Northwest Indiana (HR generalist)
• Texas Roadhouse (to go)
• NorthShore Health Systems (community relations specialist)
• Total Spectrum Care (behavior technician)
• Renewal by Anderson Corp. (sales consultant)
• Solid Platforms Inc. (payroll accountant)
• Midwest Rental and Sales (customer service)
• Ma**er (production worker)
• Precision Towing
• Rosewood
• Piece Management (commercial construction)
• Domino’s Pizza
• Steak ‘n Shake
• Nexus (packers and packagers)
• Little Caesar’s
• Burger King
• Dunkin Donuts
• Allen’s Lawn Care
• Midwest Family Federal Credit Union (loan officer, member service rep)
• Portage Parks Department (general labor, landscaping, concessions)
• Starbucks
• Holladay Properties (landscape laborer, landscape supervisor, leasing consultant, maintenance technician, commercial property manager)
• Mopsters, Inc. (office cleaning)
• Moses Caregivers (senior care)
• Portage Township YMCA (child care, preschool teacher, member services representative)
• Service Doctor Remodeling (refinisher, sprayers, assistant carpenters)
• Ma’s Li’l Champs (teachers)
• Fronius (general logistics, customer support specialist, technical support representative)
• JC Bocatas (cooks, cashiers)
• Speedway
• Chipolte
• Panera Bread
• Pizza Hut
• McDonald’s
• Arby’s
• Subway
• KFC
• Taco Bell
• Wendys

07/24/2021

THIS WARNING IS NO LONGER ACTIVE

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Porter County until 7:00 pm

Primary Hazzard: 60 MPH wind gusts

Great opportunity and a way to help our schools.
07/19/2021

Great opportunity and a way to help our schools.

Portage Township Schools is hiring classroom assistants! In this role, you will be assisting our teachers with classroom management, small group work, and more while serving as a role model of our students. If you love working with children and want to make a positive difference in our students' lives, visit our website at https://portage.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx and select the "Instructional Assistant" position to learn more and apply. #PortageProud

07/19/2021

Local employers are hiring. Here’s this week’s list of some of the local companies seeking employees. Most jobs can be found on Indeed.com or you can apply through the company’s website or by contacting the company directly.

• Family Express
• Cargill (production worker)
• Arbor View Animal Hospital (kennel assistant)
• RAK Industrial Services (maintenance technician)
• PeopleReady (production worker)
• Ben’s Soft Pretzels (pretzel roller)
• Walgreen’s (customer service associate, beauty consultant)
• ProClean (evening cleaner)
• Nexus Employment Solutions (packers and packagers)
• DHL (data entry operator)
• Dollar Tree (sales floor associate)
• RGIS (merchandising associate)
• Boys & Girls Clubs of NWI (kids stop associate)
• Miller’s Health Systems (activities assistant)
• Aerotek (production worker)
• Bass Pro Shop (fishing sales outfitter)
• Solid Platforms (field service administrator)
• Meijer (pricing team member)
• StoneMor Inc (crematory operator)
• Mattel (service team associate)
• Emagine Entertainment (team member)
• Precision Towing
• Tate’s Place
• Rosewood
• Portage Township Schools (custodians, media clerk, attendance officer, food service, instructional assistant)
• Piece Management (commercial construction)
• Domino’s Pizza
• Steak ‘n Shake
• Nexus (packers and packagers)
• Little Caesar’s
• Burger King
• Dunkin Donuts
• Allen’s Lawn Care
• Midwest Family Federal Credit Union (loan officer, member service rep)
• Portage Parks Department (general labor, landscaping, concessions)
• Starbucks
• Holladay Properties (landscape laborer, landscape supervisor, leasing consultant, maintenance technician, commercial property manager)
• Mopsters, Inc. (office cleaning)
• Moses Caregivers (senior care)
• Portage Township YMCA (child care, preschool teacher, member services representative)
• Service Doctor Remodeling (refinisher, sprayers, assistant carpenters)
• Ma’s Li’l Champs (teachers)
• Fronius (general logistics, customer support specialist, technical support representative)
• JC Bocatas (cooks, cashiers)
• Portage Real Estate (secretary)
• Speedway
• Chipolte
• Panera Bread
• Pizza Hut
• McDonald’s
• Arby’s
• Subway
• KFC
• Taco Bell
• Wendys

07/16/2021

Hiring for full-time patrol officer position.

Our hearts are saddened to learn of the passing of Bosco, our fire department canine who passed away Tuesday from cancer...
07/14/2021

Our hearts are saddened to learn of the passing of Bosco, our fire department canine who passed away Tuesday from cancer. RIP dear Bosco you served our fire department well for eleven years. Condolences to Jeremy Himan and his family as Bosco was also a beloved family pet.

07/14/2021

McCool Road will be closed to through traffic beginning Friday, July 16.
Milestone Construction has established the detour route for McCool Road as Central Avenue, Hamstrom Road and Portage Avenue.
The entrance to Imagination Glen Park will remain open.
Superior and Sherwood will be closed at McCool and residents should use use Bush off of McCool, south of Lenburg, and Arrow off of Lenburg as detours through the area.
Please see the attached map for details.
Thank you for your patience as the reconstruction project gets underway.

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Sue Lynch is the Mayor-Elect of Portage, Indiana.

Sue grew up in Wheeler, Indiana and is a lifelong resident of Porter County. She has lived in Portage for the past 23 years.

She is the widow of Jim Lynch, former Porter County Veteran Service Officer. She has three children, Andrea (Randy), John (Leanne) and Cathy (Danny), six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She attended Ivy Tech Community College, where she studied Communications and Indiana University, where she studied Environmental Science.

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So I’m just wondering what is taking so long to finish Swanson road it’s been 2 months and they still aren’t done the asphalt, It’s ridiculous that it isn’t done
CONGRATULATIONS! to our City and our Administration for the $1 million grant for road projects
Sue, I originally posted this comment in the city's page announcing this project of dubious merit. I have copied and pasted it here for your viewing because I honestly think there's a better way to solve this problem than wasting a lot of the taxpayer money and in the end inconveniencing the motorists who use Willowcreek Rd. Sarcasm left in, take it for what it's worth, but with a lot less effort and expense the problem could be solved by the YMCA owning their responsibility for it. _____________________________________ "....Absolutely the stupidest waste of taxpayer money this city could possibly do. The YMCA created this problem moving the entrance to their parking lot, why does the city have to fix it? Not only is it a huge waste of money but the entire summer will be take up by traffic delays on Willowcreek. Oh, and in the end, we'll have still another damn stoplight slowing traffic down on the city's one major North/South main street. The YMCA *could* have kept their original entrance driveway, the one just north of the Orthodontist's office, and simply made a connecting road on the east side of their building to the new parking lot.....problem solved, city money saved, large inconvenience to Portage citizens avoided. But of course, like so many of Portage's other infrastructure blunders, we'll do it the dumb way..." ---------------------------------------- Thanks for reading
Question? If one wants to lease a building in Portage to run a Dog Day Care Training do they need a License? Please PM with information.
Please address this with Mr. Sutton. We don't need a rodent problem in our city.
Who would be in charge of widening the railroad underpass to two lanes (instead of only one) on Samuelson Road between Central Avenue and Portage Avenue?
I think this is a wise decision. I would like to acknowledge our great street department. They picked up the limbs and branches the day after I notified them. Thank you Nioma J Wiltermood Conn
Good afternoon. I was just wondering about the status of repairing the water main break in Port Crossing Apartments.Thank You
Whiting and Michigan City have closed their lakefront since overcrowding causing health hazard due to Covid 19. Is Portage taking any steps to protect It's citizens?
Is there anything you can do for our Seniors? I'm happy for them still being able to have an in person ceremony, but without any of their family in attendance is just not the same. So many have looked forward to this moment for years and have earned the right to enjoy every bit of it. All the other schools are posting pictures of ceremonies last night with well over 250/500/750 in attendance. Please if anything, allow just parents, mandate masks, have us sign a waiver! These kids have lost so much this year, let them at least have this day! If there's any way you can change the School Board Decision, it would be greatly appreciated by many. Thank you.
Mayor Lynch, is the city or township going to have cooling centers open for Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the high 90 degree temperatures that are expected in our area