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911 Consolidation

EDITORIAL: Stop fighting mandatory 911 merger

EDITORIAL: Stop fighting mandatory 911 merger

Dragging their feet on the county consolidation is not doing the residents of Cedar Lake, St. John and Schererville any favors.

June 12, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: No time for delays on E911 consolidation

Let us once more make this clear to officials throughout Lake County: E911 consolidation must happen, and it must happen before the Dec. 31, 2014, deadline.

October 03, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake's 911 Commission is working diligently

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake's 911 Commission is working diligently

As chairman of the Lake County Public Safety Communications Commission, it is my responsibility to set the record straight.

September 18, 2013 12:00 am

Indiana law on 911 operations

See IC 36-8-16.7-47 for Indiana's law on 911 consolidation.

September 17, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Speed up E-911 consolidation response time

Lake County's E-911 consolidation effort needs to stay on track, not be distracted and delayed by the various sideshows along the way.

September 17, 2013 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL: St. John must get over E-911 hang-up

St. John officials are complaining about their share of funding the consolidated E-911 operations. Just what we need -- yet another obstacle in the path of this project.

August 29, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Income tax should fund basic expenses first

GUEST COMMENTARY: Income tax should fund basic expenses first

The chief responsibility of any county council is to manage the fiscal affairs of county government. It cannot be a council’s second or third priority; it must be our top priority.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Lake County's E-911 fiasco prompts call for leadership

RICH JAMES: Lake County's E-911 fiasco prompts call for leadership

When the Indiana General Assembly a few years ago said all counties had to consolidate emergency police and fire communications systems into a single unit, it didn’t say maybe.

June 12, 2013 12:00 am

Senator: If Lake council wants higher income tax, it should act now

INDIANAPOLIS | If Lake County leaders want a local income tax rate higher than the 1 percent maximum under consideration by the Indiana General Assembly, they should enact one.

March 14, 2013 7:12 pm Related

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RICH JAMES: Raykovich has baggage, so send him packing

RICH JAMES: Raykovich has baggage, so send him packing

One of the guys at the heart of the East Chicago sidewalks-for-votes scandal wants to get into Lake County government.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Keep pushing on E911 consolidation

Police and fire officials in Lake County have accepted an offer they couldn't refuse -- free space at the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point to house the consolidated E911 dispatch service. It's a smart move.

December 05, 2012 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Become 'One Region' for economic development, too

DOUG ROSS: Become 'One Region' for economic development, too

Whether you love Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels or hate him, it's hard to make a case for him being unaware of Northwest Indiana issues.

September 28, 2012 12:00 am Related
Daniels: Cooperation key to region's economic future

Daniels: Cooperation key to region's economic future

MERRILLVILLE | Gov. Mitch Daniels declared Thursday he is optimistic about Northwest Indiana's economic future, provided area communities can work together as one region and more fully engage with the rest of Indiana.

September 27, 2012 5:30 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Arrange mutual aid for E-911 backup

Lake County officials are planning to examine a cheaper E-911 consolidation plan, one with a single call center. Time is short, but wisdom must prevail over expediency.

September 07, 2012 12:00 am

Cedar Lake council accepts police commission member's resignation

CEDAR LAKE | The Town Council accepted Metropolitan Police Commissioner Charles Kouder Sr.’s resignation during a special public meeting Tuesday night.

September 04, 2012 10:00 pm
State senator honored for 911 emergency phone funding reforms

State senator honored for 911 emergency phone funding reforms

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Brandt Hershman, R-Wheatfield, was honored Thursday for his work restructuring funding for 911 emergency telephone service.

August 09, 2012 5:00 pm

The 411 on consolidated 911 dispatching

One topic hotter than the weather is the mandated move of all Lake County emergency service agencies to a consolidated 911 emergency dispatching system. Eighty-nine of Indiana's 92 Indiana counties must consolidate their emergency dispatching centers to no more than two by December 2014.

July 20, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Threat of lawsuit has fostered communication

GUEST COMMENTARY: Threat of lawsuit has fostered communication

I would like to make my point very clear. I truly support government consolidation if there is a cost savings without reducing essential services. We have been doing this in Crown Point under my administration since 2008, which has resulted in saving millions to our community. We have accomp…

July 17, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Finish 911 merger on time, at reasonable cost

Crown Point officials want to challenge the state's E-911 consolidation mandate on constitutional grounds. However, filing a lawsuit would be a waste of time and effort, because this isn't the unfunded mandate those Crown Point officials say it is.

July 13, 2012 12:00 am

Senators skeptical of Lake 911 plan, possible C.P. legal challenge

INDIANAPOLIS | Two Northwest Indiana state senators who spearheaded the effort to reduce 911 expenses by requiring counties to consolidate their emergency telephone answering centers believe Lake County needs to get with the program.

July 12, 2012 3:13 pm
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