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House towns' dispatch center with county

The Schererville, St. John and Ceder Lake do not want to sign an agreement with Lake County to run their E-911 systems. They state they are trying to save their taxpayers money and keep the same level of service.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
PODCAST: Political Roundtable

PODCAST: Political Roundtable

The Times' Robert Blaszkiewicz and Crista Zivanovic discuss this week's political topics: President Obama's stop in Gary and Gov. Pence's push for the Healthy Indiana program; Indiana's school grading system; and the E911 consolidation.

October 02, 2014 2:26 pm
MICHAEL NEAL: Three-town E-911 is right for taxpayers

MICHAEL NEAL: Three-town E-911 is right for taxpayers

When it comes down to facts, Schererville, St. John and Cedar Lake are doing what is right for their citizens when it comes to E-911 Consolidation.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

S’ville council moving forward with E-911 alternative

SCHERERVILLE | An operations board is in the midst of being created for a public safety answering point, a dispatch center that would serve Schererville, St. John and Cedar Lake.

September 25, 2014 9:30 pm
Counties tweaking E911 to fit their needs

Counties tweaking E911 to fit their needs

Every 911 call placed in Porter County is answered at the county's central communications center located south of U.S. 30 on Ind. 49.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Hobart provides property for E-911 tower

HOBART | The city’s Board of Public Works has decided to grant a portion of city property to Lake County so it can create a communication tower there for the E-911 consolidation.

July 05, 2014 6:55 pm

State error worsens county's E-911 financial woes

VALPARAISO | The county's financial shortfall with E-911 has taken another hit with word that the program will receive nearly $46,000 less than expected in surcharge fees this fiscal year and next.

June 21, 2014 8:15 pm
S'ville approves request for private school

S'ville approves request for private school

SCHERERVILLE | Town leaders are supporting the Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy's plans to open a location in Schererville.

May 14, 2014 9:30 pm Photos


Cities, towns asked to chip in more for countywide dispatching

VALPARAISO | A close look at Porter County's growing financial woes reveals a central dispatching system operating with an annual funding shortfall of $1.4 million.

February 08, 2014 5:00 pm

Lowell Town Council approves E-911 agreement

LOWELL | With changes made in the E-911 agreement with Lake County, the Town Council on Monday approved the document that lays out the terms for a consolidated, emergency communications system.

January 13, 2014 9:10 pm

Dyer council to discuss E-911 issues Dec. 23

DYER | The Town Council will take up the E-911 interlocal agreement during a special meeting Dec. 23.

December 14, 2013 6:45 pm
MARC CHASE: St. John 'extremists' force E-911 compromise

MARC CHASE: St. John 'extremists' force E-911 compromise

Take care who you dub an extremist. Sometimes seemingly extreme political positions bring about the middle-of-the-road compromises most of us desire.

December 05, 2013 12:00 am

Whiting, Hobart and Munster officials favor E-911 merger

Whiting Mayor Joseph Stahura and Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor said Monday they are preparing to join the county E-911 consolidation.

December 02, 2013 6:30 pm

Major changes proposed for E-911

MUNSTER | Major proposed changes in the interlocal agreement for the consolidated E-911 system were introduced during Monday’s Town Council study session.

November 18, 2013 10:30 pm

St. John plan doesn't take these facts into account

As the St. John officials try to push their idea about a southern E-911 center, they are failing to inform the town's and cities of the following facts:

November 03, 2013 12:00 am

St. John still pushing for two E-911 centers

ST. JOHN | Area officials agree movement is needed to meet the Dec. 31, 2014, deadline to establish a consolidated Lake County E-911 network, but they continue to debate how to make it happen.

October 04, 2013 7:00 pm

St. John proposing splitting county for two E-911 centers

ST. JOHN | A plan to split Lake County into north and south E-911 emergency centers also is dividing municipal and county officials struggling over how to pay for future police and fire dispatch services.

September 12, 2013 12:01 pm

Council dips into hospital sale interest for E911 needs

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council signed off Tuesday night on a request for $1.1 million in equipment and software upgrades for E911 from the interest generated on the 2007 sale of the county hospital.

August 27, 2013 10:00 pm

Ask Legislature to stop E-911 consolidation

From the start, E-911 consolidation was a bad idea.  There are increased costs and agencies that don't want it.

June 03, 2013 12:00 am

E911 consolidation creates opportunity for more school safety

With the Lake County Sheriff's Department taking the lead in the new E911 center, this is the time to make sure that every school in Lake County is connected to the new E911 center.

December 30, 2012 12:00 am
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