The revolving door between Northwest Indiana local government offices and the Hammond federal courthouse often makes our region the butt of public corruption jokes locally and abroad.
Lake County Surveyor George Van Til's name was added Friday to the long list of Northwest Indiana public officials indicted on federal public corruption charges.
CROWN POINT | Austerity fell like a ton of bricks Thursday morning on Lake County officials as they contemplated running county government without a county income tax.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til said Thanksgiving will be a melancholy anniversary for him.
CROWN POINT | Lake County drainage officials voted Wednesday to maintain two contracts they have with a Lowell-based contractor who has been under fire.
CROWN POINT | The Republican candidate for Lake County surveyor announced Wednesday he will resign as an engineer for the BP Whiting refinery if elected in Tuesday's general election.
CROWN POINT | Veteran Lake County Surveyor George Van Til, a Democrat, says his job can't be done in the time proposed by Republican challenger Eric Krieg.
Officials in three counties and an environmental conservation organization support the plan to replace Enbridge Energy Partners LP's aging Line 6B oil pipeline with a new state-of-the-art system.
In the last 25 years there have been more than 50 Democrats in Lake County who have been convicted of political corruption.
CROWN POINT | Like figures on an ornamental clock, Lake County and township officials entered a Lake County Council room Wednesday, requested more money or at least a little attention and then filed through the exit.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til is fending off another attack by his Republican opponent who said he has found another case of unfinished work for which the county already has paid.
If the feds are going to investigate George Van Til for allegedly campaigning on county time, they should look at other offices as well.
CROWN POINT | Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said Thursday he was stung to learn an appointee is working for a political rival.
County Surveyor George Van Til wants to form a new taxing district over nearly 160,000 north county property parcels to raise more than $3 million annually to continue shoring up the flood-prone Little Calumet River and its tributaries.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County surveyor's office is asking the developer of a proposed $200 million trash-to-ethanol plant to meet with him over potential drainage issues.
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