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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

Schererville against E-911 interlocal agreement

SCHERERVILLE | Schererville has joined other Lake County communities that oppose a proposed interlocal agreement for the consolidation of E-911 services.

August 09, 2012 6:30 pm
E-911 consolidation players

E-911 consolidation players

A look at the main persons involved in the Lake County E-911 consolidation initiative.

July 02, 2012 12:33 pm Photos


John Dull

John Dull

Lake County Attorney John Dull drafted an interlocal agreement that would form a new government body that would employ about 138 people who would operate the consolidated E-911 system. He made the unsuccessful push to have a $30 million referendum on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

July 02, 2012 12:26 pm
Gerry Scheub

Gerry Scheub

Lake County Commissioner Gerry Scheub, D-Crown Point, supports E-911 consolidation, but is opposed to passing a local personal income tax to finance the $30 million cost of building call centers and buying communications equipment.

July 02, 2012 12:26 pm
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