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EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

Lake County government is now alone in declining to pay for ethics training for employees. That's shameful. Porter and LaPorte counties have already committed to joining the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am Related
Lake County Council-District 1 Candidates (D)

Lake County Council-District 1 Candidates (D)

Incumbent David Hamm and Antonio Daggett Sr. are the candidates (D) for Lake County Council - District 1.

April 14, 2014 6:30 pm

Lake County approves $20 million E-911 borrowing

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council narrowly voted to borrow $20 million to launch a consolidated E-911 service despite concerns about the cost.

March 11, 2014 12:38 pm
Election lottery is tops for lucky candidates

Election lottery is tops for lucky candidates

CROWN POINT | The odds of appearing atop the heap of candidates for the May 6 primary were nearly even for both public officials seeking re-election and their challengers.

February 18, 2014 9:30 pm

It will be incumbent on dozens of Lake officials to run again in 2014

CROWN POINT | A lot of old faces will populate the new year's upcoming election ballot.

January 04, 2014 5:00 pm

Lake County Council says no to Illiana Expressway

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council approved a resolution Tuesday opposing construction of the Illiana Expressway.

December 10, 2013 6:45 pm

Labor agreement is near for Lake County Jail corrections officers

CROWN POINT | Councilman David Hamm said Thursday the county has reached a tentative labor agreement with the Lake County Jail corrections officers.

November 07, 2013 5:00 pm

E-911 deputy director to be hired

CROWN POINT | Lake County E-911 Executive Director Brian Hitchcock will add a deputy director to his staff after the Lake County Council approved creating the new $75,000-a-year position Tuesday in a 4-3 vote.

October 08, 2013 7:30 pm

Many Lake County candidates lining up for more helpings

CROWN POINT | Political foodies can feast on upcoming fundraisers that signal the 2014 elections are only nine months away.

August 25, 2013 5:00 am

Petalas: Waste district revenue boost coming from thawed tax levy

CROWN POINT | The quarter of a million dollars in new revenues set to hit Lake County solid waste district coffers in 2014 will come from the thawing of a long-frozen tax levy, the county treasurer said Tuesday.

August 20, 2013 5:22 pm

Cid: Waste district should be frugal with new tax revenue

CROWN POINT | The Lake County solid waste district should temper spending of new income tax revenues with frugality rather than using it for proposed employee pensions, a district board member says.

August 18, 2013 6:30 pm

Langbehn: Pension path for waste district employees not yet chosen

CROWN POINT | The path and funding mechanism for possible Lake County solid waste district employee pensions have not yet been decided, the district's top employee said Thursday.

August 15, 2013 9:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Don't let windfall be downfall of prudence

The Lake County Solid Waste Management District needs to apply the "reduce, reuse, recycle" mantra to household waste, not bad ideas.

August 15, 2013 12:00 am

Waste district proposes pensions funded by new income tax

About a quarter of a million dollars in new Lake County income tax revenues would help fund retirement benefits for solid waste district administrators and staff under a new proposal, a top district official said.

August 13, 2013 7:30 pm

Lake County official dismisses news of ethanol production from yard waste

A national chemical company announced it has begun producing commercial-grade ethanol using yard and plant waste at its Vero Beach, Fla., plant.

August 02, 2013 7:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Dispose of waste, not taxpayers' cash

The Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board is looking for options for disposing the county's trash. The board should make sure it doesn't dispose money in the process.

June 19, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: More county borrowing would add insult to tax injury

MARC CHASE: More county borrowing would add insult to tax injury

By now, most of us are aware Lake County leaders voted to siphon a 1.5 percent tax off residents' paychecks. County and municipal government officials largely are celebrating the $18 million windfall this new tax -- and the thawing of a local property tax freeze by the state -- will provide …

May 28, 2013 12:00 am

Will 2014 be income tax payback time?

CROWN POINT | Voters will go to the polls next spring with less money in their wallets and perhaps revenge in their hearts.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am

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

Residents gather to learn about proposed Lake County income tax

HIGHLAND | The three Lake County Council members who voted against a proposed county income tax met with residents Saturday to discuss the tax and answer questions about its impact.

May 04, 2013 6:15 pm
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