CROWN POINT | Lake County Council President Ted Bilski has a 3 percent solution for county employees wanting a pay raise.
CROWN POINT | Budget makers for county government started work Thursday with a $10 million surplus and almost as many suggestions of how to spend it.
CROWN POINT | Local government officials took advantage of the one day in the year when they can ask for salary increases, more employees and new office supplies and no one tells them no.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has left a message with E-911 -- no new taxes.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council shoveled $137,000 of overtime pay over to the Lake County Highway Department on Tuesday to compensate the staff for long hours removing snow.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members want to approve pay raises for county police and corrections officers if state accountants will let them.
CROWN POINT | Lake County government budget-makers are at least $3.5 million away from their goal of a balanced 2014 budget.
CROWN POINT | This year, Lake County's budget-makers will have to struggle with prosperity.
CROWN POINT | It was make-a-wish day at the Lake County Council.
It's not apparent through newsprint, but I have a sort of social shortcoming — vice, if you will — when folks say or do things I find outrageous or with which I vehemently disagree.
SCHERERVILLE | City and town clerks were told Friday to prepare for a $45.3 million windfall of local income tax revenues next year.
CROWN POINT | Lake County could be on the receiving end of an $18 million tax windfall next year.
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 officials insist a local income tax scheduled for a vote Monday would bring property tax relief — but not to all and not a dollar-for-dollar reduction.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council put the E-911 merger on hold Tuesday until its staffs can estimate how much a unified emergency communications system would cost the county and where to find the money.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are set to vote Tuesday on taking over the town of Lowell's emergency fire and police communications network.
CROWN POINT | To keep county government and all its services running next year, the Lake County Council approved the sale of millions of dollars in bonds during a marathon meeting Tuesday.
CROWN POINT | Lake officials will begin writing procedures on how to spend the $15 million they will borrow next year as carefully and transparently as possible.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council balked Tuesday at closing county parks, but voted to sacrifice $5.7 million in future highway bridge and flood control work and liability insurance coverage to begin balancing its 2013 budget.
CROWN POINT | A committee of Lake County Council members is recommending budget cuts and borrowing, but no local income tax.
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