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E-911 Consolidation

Lake officials take out $20M loan for communications gear

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners finalized a $20 million package Wednesday to finance the launch its consolidated E-911 service.

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Radio vendors hope Lake County officials can hear them

Radio vendors hope Lake County officials can hear them

MERRILLVILLE | The latest in public safety communications radios were on display Tuesday to municipal and Lake County officials preparing to buy millions of dollars in new hardware.

April 08, 2014 8:15 pm

Griffith delays vote on E-911 to study documents

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Town Council received a recommendation to approve the E-911 consolidation agreement, but members delayed a vote to further study the matter.

December 21, 2013 8:30 pm

Munster Town Council approves E-911 plan

MUNSTER | The Munster Town Council on Monday became the latest municipality to sign on to the E-911 consolidation agreement.

December 16, 2013 9:30 pm

EDITORIAL: St. John must get over E-911 hang-up

St. John officials are complaining about their share of funding the consolidated E-911 operations. Just what we need -- yet another obstacle in the path of this project.

August 29, 2013 12:00 am

Lake County Council establishes new E-911 department

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council gave final approval Tuesday to create a Lake County Public Safety Communications Department that will operate the future combined E-911 center.

July 09, 2013 6:30 pm

New director expected to make E-911 finally connect

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials finally hired a full-time E-911 consolidation director, dispelling five years of indecision, disagreement and outright obstruction to a countywide merger.

July 07, 2013 10:15 pm

911 merger panel tabs new chairman

ST. JOHN | The Public Safety Communications Commission on Friday elected Herbie Cruz, director of emergency management and 911 communications, as its chairman.

June 29, 2013 7:44 pm

County: Consolidated E-911 system not an option – it’s a law

CROWN POINT | Consolidating Lake County’s E-911 networks into one countywide system isn’t an option; it’s state law. And it will cost all 17 municipal units most of their public safety funds whether officials agree with the mandate or not.

May 23, 2013 2:02 pm

McDermott opposes E-911 consolidation interlocal agreement

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. on Friday called on county officials to withdraw the proposed interlocal agreement for the consolidation of E-911 services.

July 13, 2012 10:07 am Related

Lake County Council's E-911 redux may be too little too late

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members may renew debate on a $30 million loan for E-911 consolidation if it isn't already too late.

July 05, 2012 8:45 pm

Officials may not pick up E-911 call

CROWN POINT | Several communities may hang up on Lake County's push to consolidate emergency communications into a single county system as a luxury they cannot afford.

July 05, 2012 12:00 am

Public safety chiefs will pursue elected officials over E-911 deal

CROWN POINT | Lake County's police and fire chiefs were told Thursday to compel their elected city and town officials to join E-911 consolidation or face the loss of nearly $4 million in state subsidies now keeping emergency communications up and running.

June 28, 2012 6:15 pm
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