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Board Of Commissioners

Return borrowed vehicles, commissioners tell sheriff

CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioners still want back vehicles the sheriff borrowed and hasn't returned.

July 17, 2014 7:30 pm

Snyder, Evans clash over order to vacate office

VALPARAISO | Visitors to the Porter County Assessor's Office might find the staff sitting in the hall soon.

May 07, 2014 5:45 pm

Lake County commissioners pay vendors, consultants

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners on Tuesday awarded $2.6 million in consultant contracts and supplies.

February 19, 2014 8:30 pm

Lake County officials check out health care

CROWN POINT | After months of looking for a new health insurance administrator and big savings, Lake County officials ended up with the same one they've used for eight years.

October 16, 2013 1:37 pm
PHIL WIELAND: Vote for the Hitler of your choice

PHIL WIELAND: Vote for the Hitler of your choice

It's a wonder anyone runs for office anymore.

September 27, 2013 12:00 am

Lake County tax sale ends on profitable note

CROWN POINT | The Lake County commissioners' summer tax sale ended Thursday with the public buying 491 real estate parcels.

July 25, 2013 9:15 pm

Lake E-911 leadership in transformation

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners are formalizing employment of the new E-911 director, but delaying hiring a technology consultant for purchasing new communications infrastructure.

June 13, 2013 1:49 pm

Lake County prepares to pay E-911 director six figures

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are prepared to pay Lake County's new E-911 director $112,000 annually for the next three years to steer consolidation of emergency police and fire communications.

June 06, 2013 6:45 pm

Did county wait too long for E-911 deals?

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are debating whether they have time to shop for the lowest price on what could be one of the largest electronics purchases in county government history.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am

Councilwoman to listen to Lake constituents at weekend tax forum

HIGHLAND | Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid, D-East Chicago, will hold an information forum this weekend on a proposed county income tax.

May 02, 2013 6:45 pm

Lake commissioners to hold tax veto meeting May 10

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners will be in a position to veto a local income tax next week if the County Council approves one.

May 01, 2013 6:48 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Try these measures before adopting income tax

GUEST COMMENTARY: Try these measures before adopting income tax

Over the last several months, there has been a lot of discussion on a Lake County local option income tax. During this time, our constituents, our bosses, have overwhelmingly said we do not want a tax. Some of the reasons they have are:

April 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Lake County Council members divided on local income tax

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members brought talk of a local income tax into the open, but there remains a question about whether there are enough votes among them to adopt it.

April 04, 2013 6:30 pm

Council prepares to cancel attorneys insurance

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is prepared to cancel the taxpayer-subsidized health insurance benefits for 32 attorneys now working for county government.

March 07, 2013 8:00 pm

Lake County officials retiring government complex escalators

CROWN POINT | The public will have to work its way around a construction zone limiting access to the Lake County Government Complex's administration building for several months.

March 04, 2013 6:30 pm

Criticism feeds fairgrounds gun show popularity

CROWN POINT | "No loaded firearms in the building," Dan Hedger, of Central Indiana Gunshows, called out Saturday morning to the crowds streaming into the Lake County Fairgrounds Industrial Arts Building.

March 02, 2013 6:00 pm

Lake officials predict progress for E-911 consolidation

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials came out of a closed-door meeting Thursday with a consensus to move forward with creating a consolidated E-911 system.

February 28, 2013 7:30 pm

Development of Dunes-Kankakee Trail clips along

Another small piece of the planned Dunes-Kankakee Trail can be built this summer now that Porter County has agreed to maintain it after it's built.

February 24, 2013 7:00 pm Related

Lake council contemplates new taxes on income and cars

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is researching a local option income tax in addition to a wheel tax for possible passage later this year.

February 12, 2013 9:31 am

Lake assessor zings county, township officials over reassessment pay

CROWN POINT | The Republican Lake County assessor says Democratic officials are mismanaging public money in a way that is undermining his authority and wrongly enriching township officials.

February 06, 2013 7:15 pm
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