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Bob Clemons

EDITORIAL: Agency's board needs watchdogs, not lapdogs

EDITORIAL: Agency's board needs watchdogs, not lapdogs

The Lake County Solid Waste Management District is an agency in crisis. Steps must be taken now to prevent that from happening again.

October 08, 2014 12:00 am

Waste district officials seek way forward amid 'embarrassments'

Parking spaces and scissors may be key to reforming "embarrassing" spending practices within the Lake County solid waste district, several board members say.

October 06, 2014 8:00 pm
Some Lake waste district officials want review of take-home vehicles

Some Lake waste district officials want review of take-home vehicles

The 34 new vehicles were purchased over 13 years, with a combined price of $1.2 million.

October 05, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Solid waste district spent tens of thousands on 'luxury' items

Solid waste district spent tens of thousands on 'luxury' items

The Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board was created by the state Legislature to promote recycling and divert trash from landfills.

October 04, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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Crown Point assesses municipal facilities

CROWN POINT | Civic structures including City Hall and the police and fire station will be assessed for their long-term usefulness in a study by Skillman Corp.

September 10, 2014 5:54 pm
Waste board members calling for fiscal scrutiny

Waste board members calling for fiscal scrutiny

At least four Lake County solid waste district board members are calling for a review of an agency tuition reimbursement program after learning it wasn't created by board vote and isn't written in any official district policies.

August 23, 2014 11:00 pm

Powers given another month in quest for trash-to-ethanol plant financing

Powers Energy of America remained in breach of contract with Lake County's solid waste board but was given another month to try to prove it can finance its long proposed trash-to-ethanol plant.

July 19, 2012 9:30 pm

60-day clock is ticking on Earl Powers, trash-to-ethanol plan

After three years of waiting for Earl Powers to fulfill his contract of bringing a trash-to-ethanol plant to Lake County, solid waste district officials said Thursday their patience had run out.

February 02, 2012 9:34 pm

Waste district to Powers: Produce results or face possible 'action'

If the company contracted to build Lake County's trash-to-ethanol plant can't show the project is making progress, Lake County solid waste officials "may consider appropriate action."

January 31, 2012 12:07 pm
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