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Dante Rondelli

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

To tax or borrow? Lake officials ponder next step

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials aren't fighting to be first in line to either borrow or impose a new tax to balance county government's 2013 budget.

September 19, 2012 7:55 pm

Lake County Council gives initial OK to wishful 2013 budget

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council's vote Monday on a 2013 county government budget was more an act of optimism than a hard-headed spending plan.

September 17, 2012 6:00 pm

Lake council talks tough to cities and towns

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members are leaning on town and city officials to help with a looming $20 million deficit.

September 04, 2012 5:17 pm
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