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Is Wichlinski vilified for being too efficient?

No money for the animal shelter or 911 and Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski gets thrown under the bus for not only doing what was asked but also saving the county $250,000? What gives, is he too efficient?

March 23, 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: Continue to publish full list for tax sales

State Rep. Rick Niemeyer was trying to save county government some money with House Bill 1101. But those savings would have come at the public's expense.

January 21, 2014 12:00 am Related

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Pence names Evansville representative new state auditor

Pence names Evansville representative new state auditor

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has selected state Rep. Suzanne Crouch, R-Evansville, to replace Dwayne Sawyer as Indiana's state auditor.

December 16, 2013 12:25 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Elections aren't best way to hire auditors

EDITORIAL: Elections aren't best way to hire auditors

The abrupt resignation of Indiana state Auditor Dwayne Sawyer on Tuesday prompts us to remember that office will be on the ballot next November.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am Video Related

Valpo utilities' bad debts second highest since 2006

VALPARAISO | It was a bad year for bad debts in 2011 for the city's water utilities.

December 11, 2012 5:27 pm

Tax holiday over for waterfront rental homes, tourism chief says

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials have no reservations about going after homeowners doubling as hoteliers for past due innkeeper taxes.

December 05, 2012 8:10 pm
PHIL WIELAND: Pet shelter now welcomes all Porter County residents

PHIL WIELAND: Pet shelter now welcomes all Porter County residents

Porter County residents with mailing addresses in other counties listed on their driver's license can now drop off animals at the county shelter, but bring a backup proof of address, just in case.

July 27, 2012 12:00 am

House votes to sanction LaPorte Co. for property tax delays

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled House voted 96-0 Tuesday to financially punish LaPorte County for its long-delayed property tax bills.

February 28, 2012 6:15 pm
Register of Historic Places adds another Crown Point home to the list

Register of Historic Places adds another Crown Point home to the list

CROWN POINT | An 11-year labor of love paid off for a Crown Point couple when their nearly 100-year-old home became the latest in the city to be added to the National Register of Historic Places.

August 15, 2011 7:00 pm Photos

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Cops under investigation oversaw maligned jail fund

Two Lake County sheriff's officers named as targets in a federal investigation oversaw a department discretionary fund that went nearly unchecked in the past several years.

June 25, 2011 10:30 pm

Senate OKs bill to put limits on tax assessment challengers

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers who determine property values for tax purposes could no longer serve as representatives for taxpayers challenging their assessments under legislation approved 48-0 by the Indiana Senate on Tuesday.

February 22, 2011 1:30 pm

Politics behind missing homestead papers?

CROWN POINT | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til is defending his house's property tax exemption against an attack by a hostile neighbor.

December 08, 2010 12:00 am
Vicki Urbanik

Vicki Urbanik

Vicki Urbanik

October 29, 2010 12:00 am
Robert J. "Bob" Wichlinski

Robert J. "Bob" Wichlinski

Age: 50

October 29, 2010 12:00 am
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