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Coronavirus Impacting Courthouse Project

(LaPorte, IN.) - Concerns about the economy will apparently bring a halt to the

Michigan City courthouse improvements.

Work on the 22 million project was expected to begin in the

coming weeks.

The LaPorte County Commissioners on Wednesday voted to push back

the start of the project.

Commissioner Dr. Vidya Kora says the county might not have the

money to finance the project in the coming weeks if there’s a lot of people

under financial hardship unable to pay their property taxes.

Casinos being shutdown statewide because of the virus has already dried up
riverboat money from Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City.

Kora said the project was pushed back indefinitely but hopes it can

begin sometime late in the year.

Final action is still required by the LaPorte County Council for the courthouse

project to be temporarily stopped.

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