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Council president picks a number in the pay raise debate

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council President Ted Bilski has a 3 percent solution for county employees wanting a pay raise.

September 09, 2014 2:41 pm

New tax creates surplus for Lake budget makers

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.

September 04, 2014 7:00 pm

Lake County officials ask, but may not receive budget wishes

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.

September 03, 2014 7:30 pm

Council president vows no new taxes for E-911

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has left a message with E-911 -- no new taxes.

March 16, 2014 8:30 pm

Lake County Council approves weather-related overtime money

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.

February 11, 2014 6:45 pm

Lake County officials hope to tow cop pay raises through bureaucratic drift

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members want to approve pay raises for county police and corrections officers if state accountants will let them.

January 09, 2014 7:45 pm

Intermission declared for Lake budget balancing act

CROWN POINT | Lake County government budget-makers are at least $3.5 million away from their goal of a balanced 2014 budget.

September 11, 2013 4:30 pm

Lake County officials ponder whether to borrow more again this year

CROWN POINT | This year, Lake County's budget-makers will have to struggle with prosperity.

September 03, 2013 12:04 am

Lake County officials crave a piece of new tax windfall

CROWN POINT | It was make-a-wish day at the Lake County Council.

August 27, 2013 4:00 pm
MARC CHASE: Cue the eye-roll for Lake County spending habits

MARC CHASE: Cue the eye-roll for Lake County spending habits

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.

August 06, 2013 12:00 am

Lake planner predicts ups and downs of county taxes

SCHERERVILLE | City and town clerks were told Friday to prepare for a $45.3 million windfall of local income tax revenues next year.

July 26, 2013 11:01 am Related

Despite bounty of new taxes, Lake County debt looms large

CROWN POINT | Lake County could be on the receiving end of an $18 million tax windfall next year.

May 18, 2013 7:00 pm

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

Lake income tax vaguely promises property tax relief

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.

May 04, 2013 8:45 pm

Lake County Council refuses E-911 call plan until they know the price tag

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.

February 12, 2013 6:30 pm

Lowell may join county's E-911 system

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are set to vote Tuesday on taking over the town of Lowell's emergency fire and police communications network.

February 07, 2013 7:00 pm

Lake council OKs selling bonds to borrow millions

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.

December 11, 2012 5:56 pm

Lake councilman hopes to make borrowing difficult

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.

November 15, 2012 11:30 pm

Lake Co. budget ax comes down hard on bridge and ditch work, not parks

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.

September 25, 2012 11:15 pm

Lake officials say no to new taxes, yes to borrowing and cuts

CROWN POINT | A committee of Lake County Council members is recommending budget cuts and borrowing, but no local income tax.

September 20, 2012 5:48 pm
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