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EDITORIAL: IU study a reminder of corruption's cost

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.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Lessons to learn from Van Til's indictment

EDITORIAL: Lessons to learn from Van Til's indictment

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.

May 20, 2013 12:00 am Related

Impending Lake Co. income tax veto frightens off spending spree

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.

May 09, 2013 5:19 pm

Van Til remembers son who died 20 years ago

CROWN POINT | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til said Thanksgiving will be a melancholy anniversary for him.

November 21, 2012 5:45 pm

Lake officials keep V-Mad on the job

CROWN POINT | Lake County drainage officials voted Wednesday to maintain two contracts they have with a Lowell-based contractor who has been under fire.

November 21, 2012 3:45 pm

GOP candidate vows to be full-time surveyor

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.

October 31, 2012 9:19 am

Candidates for surveyor spar over need for full-time hours, professional credentials

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.

October 26, 2012 8:45 pm

NWI officials want safety assurances on new oil pipeline

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.

October 14, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake County GOP offers chance for clean government

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake County GOP offers chance for clean government

In the last 25 years there have been more than 50 Democrats in Lake County who have been convicted of political corruption.

September 13, 2012 12:00 am Photos


Government officials pitch budget requests to Lake County Council

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.

August 29, 2012 8:00 pm

Lake surveyor race vitriol increases

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.

August 21, 2012 2:45 pm
MARK KIESLING: There is plenty of investigative material out there

MARK KIESLING: There is plenty of investigative material out there

If the feds are going to investigate George Van Til for allegedly campaigning on county time, they should look at other offices as well.

August 17, 2012 12:00 am

Lake County Democratic chairman surprised by appointee's defection

CROWN POINT | Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said Thursday he was stung to learn an appointee is working for a political rival.

July 12, 2012 5:45 pm

Would district conserve flood spending?

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.

June 19, 2011 12:00 am

Surveyor seeks ethanol plant talks

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.

December 16, 2010 12:00 am
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