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Lake officials buy financial advice to solve budget gap

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners hired a Merrillville financial adviser Wednesday to study how to fill a potential $15 million hole in county government's 2012 and 2013 budget.

August 01, 2012 6:00 pm

Official second-guesses contract renewal

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials renewed a consulting contract Wednesday with an attorney who embattled Coroner Thomas Philpot claims misled him into pocketing federal money that is the subject of a political corruption charge.

October 19, 2011 6:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Porter County needs HR professional

After paying nearly $100,000 to the Internal Revenue Service for running afoul of employment rules, Porter County officials are now talking about hiring a full-time human resources person.

March 21, 2011 12:00 am

MARK KIESLING: Lake audit shows systemic fiscal flaws

One day long ago, I walked into the Gary city clerk's office and asked to see a court file.

January 14, 2011 12:00 am

Lake County Commissioners hire more than 60 contractors for 2011

CROWN POINT | Merrillville lawyer John Bushemi got his $115,000 consulting contract Wednesday to be the legal adviser to the incoming Lake County sheriff.

December 16, 2010 12:00 am

Lake panel stifles tax freeze lawsuit talk

CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioners are postponing their threaten lawsuit against state-mandated property tax levy freeze that has spared taxpayers $60 million at the expense of local government revenues.

December 08, 2010 6:30 pm
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