A $751.14 designer purse and matching accessories weren't the only perks a Lake County solid waste district employee received -- at taxpayer expense -- for completing her master's degree, a Times review shows.
At least four Lake County solid waste district officials said they were misled last month by district Executive Director Jeff Langbehn regarding the purchase of a $751.14 graduation gift for a female government employee.
Questionable expenses using taxpayer money are creeping back into Lake County Solid Waste Management District financial reports, and some officials are trashing the practice.
CROWN POINT | Lake County government employees have watched their elected officials lavish tens of million this year on everyone but them.
Perhaps there is life after death. That's what might be happening with the Lake County Solid Waste Management District.
Jerome Prince, candidate for Lake County assessor, appears with his wife Deanna Tuesday night at Prince's campaign headquarters in Gary.
Candidate for Porter County Sheriff Dave Reynolds with his grandson David Reynolds, 3, his daughter, Korey Reynolds and Kevin Eckley, left, on Tuesday night at Clancy's Pub in Portage.
Jerome Prince, candidate for Lake County assessor, greets his son Jevone and granddaughter Jamia Tuesday night at Prince's campaign headquarters. Voters chose Prince as the Democratic candidate for the office in Tuesday's primary election.
Hoosiers will cast ballots in Tuesday's primary election. Unless they are Boone Township residents casting votes solely on the school funding referendum, voters must request either a Democratic or Republican ballot.
There are five contested races for Lake County voters on Tuesday. We'll take them one by one.
Lake County's top solid waste district official said he wants all new income tax revenues to be directed to a fund for projects or operating expenses, not employee pensions.
You would think $5 million a year could buy a lot.
The collapse of the trash-to-ethanol plan earlier this year killed any political will for a consolidated garbage disposal contract in Lake County, a top waste official says.
The Lake County solid waste board should steer clear of commercially unproven processes when considering future plans for consolidating the county's trash disposal, the board's chairman said.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members brought talk of a local income tax into the open, but there remains a question about whether there are enough votes among them to adopt it.
Look at some of the dirt these politicians have dragged into your house. You'd think they were born in a barn.
HAMMOND | David Hamm, former city councilman and fire chief, is a candidate for an upcoming vacancy on the Lake County Council.
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