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Bob Wichlinski

FBI visits Porter County auditor's office

VALPARAISO | FBI agents made yet another visit to Porter County government offices, stopping Tuesday at the auditor's office.

April 08, 2014 2:46 pm
Where's the beef? A lot of it is in Brazil

Where's the beef? A lot of it is in Brazil

The invasion of illegal human immigrants isn't the only problem along our southern border.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Pandering to workers doesn't help taxpayers

GUEST COMMENTARY: Pandering to workers doesn't help taxpayers

I was surprised by Porter County Commissioner John Evans’ assertion that running Porter County Government efficiently is somehow unfair — or worse, inconsiderate of our county employees.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Let department heads manage staffs

The Porter County Council, which called on department heads to cut their budgets, now is dragging its feet on Auditor Bob Wichlinski's plan to address pay disparities among cross-trained employees.

March 10, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Porter County job cuts tough, responsible move

MARC CHASE: Porter County job cuts tough, responsible move

Growing up, did you ever call your parents mean or heartless for buying you off-brand shoes or jeans instead of a pair of Nikes and Levi's?

February 13, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Budget cuts should lead to restructuring

Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski eliminated one-fourth of his staff to meet his office's share of the burden for getting the county's budget balanced. That's a severe cut.

February 11, 2014 12:00 am
Auditor's son works for firm hired for his office

Auditor's son works for firm hired for his office

VALPARAISO | Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski confirmed Friday his son works for a firm hired by the county this past summer to help his office address homestead deductions.

November 22, 2013 2:42 pm

EDITORIAL: Stop squabbling over hospital tax break

Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski is right to act on the property tax abatement for Porter Regional Hospital, applying the tax break to the first full assessment of the new hospital's cost.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am

Tax money going out this week

VALPARAISO | Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski said tax money will be sent out early this week to the county's 28 taxing units.

June 08, 2013 4:32 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Accountability must apply to TQM funds, too

GUEST COMMENTARY: Accountability must apply to TQM funds, too

The Porter County Council did not shut down county Auditor Bob Wichlinski’s total quality management program as reported. A majority of councilmen are asking for accountability from the auditor for future expenditures. The minutes of the March 11 meeting reflect the same.

April 03, 2013 12:00 am

County government jobs desireable, tough to get

County government jobs in Northwest Indiana look attractive, if you can get one.

March 30, 2013 10:33 pm

House panel OKs plan to strip funds from Porter Co. auditor

INDIANAPOLIS | Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski would lose access to nearly all the money generated by his crackdown on homestead tax credit abusers under legislation approved by a House committee Thursday.

March 28, 2013 1:47 pm

EDITORIAL: Porter County should reinstate TQM program

In shutting down the total quality management program last week, the Porter County Council put the county back in the Dark Ages.

March 18, 2013 12:00 am

Porter County Council ousts its leaders

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council has a new president and vice president, after members voted 4-3 on Monday to oust their current leaders and elect new officers.

March 11, 2013 9:00 pm

3 Porter County offices will branch out to Portage

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission on Monday approved a lease with the county to bring county auditor, assessor and treasurer offices to the University Center.

February 11, 2013 6:30 pm

PHIL WIELAND: Would a vampire reality show reflect poorly on county

More real than any reality show ever seen on TV before: it's Porter County Government on Parade.

November 16, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Porter County, get with the programs

Whether you see it as a sleep aid or riveting political drama, an increasing amount of the public's business is being done on camera. The Porter County commissioners should join this effort.

November 15, 2012 12:00 am

6 volunteer for Watchdog Group Initiative steering committee

CROWN POINT | Six Lake and Porter County residents volunteered Tuesday to form the steering committee for the Watchdog Group Initiative during the group’s second meeting at the Purdue Academic Learning Center.

May 15, 2012 9:15 pm

Porter County might give homestead violators some help

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council will have a proposed ordinance on its May 22 agenda that would offer some relief to residents who owe back taxes from homestead exemption violations.

May 01, 2012 7:30 pm
Hundreds of multiunit Porter County residences in violation of homestead deduction

Hundreds of multiunit Porter County residences in violation of homestead deduction

VALPARAISO | The county is granting temporary amnesty to the owners of hundreds of multiunit residential buildings, who have been receiving a larger homestead deduction than is allowed by law.

April 26, 2012 2:45 pm
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