CROWN POINT | Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is asking Lake County elections officials to dismiss a complaint about campaign payments to his wife, Marissa McDermott.
For three long years, my family's life has been on hold. Will we lose or keep the home we have lived in for 55 years? The verdict came a few weeks ago — arriving hand-in-hand with winter’s chill.
Tearing up a contract before its life is complete is rarely a good way to do business.
This is a bit confusing, so let me see if I have this right.
The examination of long-term debt at Northwest Indiana libraries has brought to light some interesting developments and a reminder of what could be.
The Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board is looking for options for disposing the county's trash. The board should make sure it doesn't dispose money in the process.
Not all debt incurred by government is dangerous or irresponsible. Taking on debt for capital projects — including roads, needed building renovations and so on — with a clear and identified plan for repayment is an accepted practice of doing government business.
CROWN POINT | A Merrillville man admitted to a fatal shooting last year as part of a plea agreement that reduces his potential imprisonment.
CROWN POINT | Before Lake County can merge the emergency networks of its 17 municipalities, everyone has to agree on a vendor.
ST. JOHN | Efforts to open a clear line of communication among Lake County's police and firefighters were troubled by static over government policy Wednesday.
CROWN POINT | A judge sentenced a Dyer man to 12 years of prison and home detention for burning down the home of a Lynwood police officer and her three children.
In county government, as with businesses, the employees are the biggest cost. But county government hasn't followed the private sector's lead yet in managing that cost, or those employees, well.
CROWN POINT | Lake County government officials continue to fortify the salaries of their favorite employees with supplements.
County government jobs in Northwest Indiana look attractive, if you can get one.
Former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and others offered valuable insight Friday at the annual Ethics in Government breakfast meeting: If you don't report corruption, you're an enabler.
I can’t believe Griffith is at it again, wanting to break away from Calumet Township.
Most of Indiana's 1,008 townships have such small budgets and low visibility that many people don't even know what township they live in, much less what the township government's responsibilities are. And then there are statistical outliers like Lake County's Calumet Township.
To err is human, and that’s what I’ve done. Lake County's attorney, John Dull, pointed out in an email to me Monday that I was wrong in suggesting he is “passing the buck” by his seeking to have communities throughout the county sign an interlocal agreement facilitating consolidation of 911 …
Offering forgiveness of tax penalties to collect property taxes from delinquent taxpayers is a great way to offer a single chance to make good before properties are subject to tax sales.
Do the right thing. That was not only the name of a pretty decent Spike Lee film but also what I am urging Dan Dumezich to do.
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