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Expensive graduation gift isn't only perk for waste district employee

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.

August 19, 2014 5:30 pm
Official's 'briefcase' gift actually designer purse, accessories

Official's 'briefcase' gift actually designer purse, accessories

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.

August 11, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Lake County waste officials trash district's spending practices

Questionable expenses using taxpayer money are creeping back into Lake County Solid Waste Management District financial reports, and some officials are trashing the practice.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

County employees look for better pay day

CROWN POINT | Lake County government employees have watched their elected officials lavish tens of million this year on everyone but them.

July 12, 2014 8:20 pm
WILLIAM NANGLE: Solid waste district forming a solid plan?

WILLIAM NANGLE: Solid waste district forming a solid plan?

Perhaps there is life after death. That's what might be happening with the Lake County Solid Waste Management District.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
Jerome Prince, candidate for Lake County Assessor

Jerome Prince, candidate for Lake County Assessor

Jerome Prince, candidate for Lake County assessor, appears with his wife Deanna Tuesday night at Prince's campaign headquarters in Gary.

May 06, 2014 9:32 pm
Reynolds gets Democratic nod for Porter County sheriff

Reynolds gets Democratic nod for Porter County sheriff

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.

May 06, 2014 9:28 pm
Jerome Prince, candidate for Lake County Assessor

Jerome Prince, candidate for Lake County Assessor

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.

May 06, 2014 9:23 pm
EDITORIAL: A recap of our spring endorsements

EDITORIAL: A recap of our spring endorsements

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.

May 05, 2014 12:00 am Video Related
Dave Hamm

Dave Hamm

Dave Hamm

April 17, 2014 7:20 pm

Hamm: New revenues should go to projects, not pensions

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.

August 14, 2013 8:30 pm
WILLIAM NANGLE: Lake's solid waste board is wasting time

WILLIAM NANGLE: Lake's solid waste board is wasting time

You would think $5 million a year could buy a lot.

August 04, 2013 12:00 am

Official: Political will wanes for trash consolidation in wake of trash-to-ethanol

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.

July 29, 2013 12:00 am

New Lake Co. solid waste chair: No more unproven trash proposals

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.

May 06, 2013 8:00 pm

Lake County Council members divided on local income tax

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.

April 04, 2013 6:30 pm

MARK KIESLING: Save the shovels for snow, not political mud

Look at some of the dirt these politicians have dragged into your house. You'd think they were born in a barn.

November 09, 2012 12:00 am

Former Hammond fire chief is political first responder

HAMMOND | David Hamm, former city councilman and fire chief, is a candidate for an upcoming vacancy on the Lake County Council.

November 07, 2012 3:30 pm
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