Do you want to see multiple competing political interests — the ones typically bent on ripping out each others' throats — join hands in a semblance of harmony? Just propose an interstate tollway through the serene rural area of an otherwise industrial county.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council approved a resolution Tuesday opposing construction of the Illiana Expressway.
Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid, D-East Chicago, owns one of the 52 votes that will decide whether there will be an Illiana Expressway.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council formally abandoned a policy meant to discourage politically motivated firings, but never used.
CROWN POINT | Lake Councilwoman Christine Cid wishes someone would give her an electoral positioning system to navigate the Illiana Expressway debate.
CHICAGO | The U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the theft conviction of former Lake County Clerk Thomas Philpot.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is getting out of the deficit-spending business next year, but not quick enough for its two Republican members.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council dipped into its health insurance fund Monday to cure a potential $3.5 million budget deficit.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council deferred action Tuesday on a request by Lake County E-911 Executive Director Brian Hitchcock to hire an assistant.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is prioritizing the possible expenditure of all the local income tax revenue — even before the state begins collecting the funds.
CROWN POINT | Lake County's budget officials started playing with the numbers Wednesday as they confronted the challenges of managing government spending in the new era of a local income tax.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County solid waste district should temper spending of new income tax revenues with frugality rather than using it for proposed employee pensions, a district board member says.
CROWN POINT | The path and funding mechanism for possible Lake County solid waste district employee pensions have not yet been decided, the district's top employee said Thursday.
CROWN POINT | The new Lake County E-911 director's move to the region is now complete.
CROWN POINT | The compensation package of the new Lake County E-911 director could get a little sweeter this week.
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.
CROWN POINT | Voters will go to the polls next spring with less money in their wallets and perhaps revenge in their hearts.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members remained cautious about future spending requests Tuesday despite last week's passage of the local option income tax that promises tens of million of dollars in new revenues.
Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid has fed at the public trough for years.
Who was the happiest person in Lake County Friday morning? I couldn't reach her by phone to verify this, but I'm pretty sure it was Christine Cid.
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