CROWN POINT | Budget makers for county government started work Thursday with a $10 million surplus and almost as many suggestions of how to spend it.
Confidence in elected officials is really not at an all-time high. From a “pass-nothing” U.S. Senate down to local politicos heading off to jail by the dozens, voters are truly sick and tired of business as usual. It is time to elect, re-elect or retain leaders who understand what being a pu…
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Drainage Board voted 2-1 Wednesday to approve the Singleton Stone quarry over the objections of south county farmers and residents.
The lines just keep getting longer for sectors of local government begging for a piece of the revenue generated by the Lake County local option income tax.
CROWN POINT | Lake County government employees have watched their elected officials lavish tens of million this year on everyone but them.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council agreed Tuesday to provide eight suburban and rural fire and emergency medical service providers a share of the county's public safety income tax revenue.
ST. JOHN | County officials have a message for St. John town officials who want to opt out of their E-911 communications network — you are too far away.
CROWN POINT | Lake officials fear a public safety crisis in three suburban towns if they don't soon join the new county E-911 system.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members said Tuesday they are considering pay raises next year for all county government employees.
Are you a "little guy" feeling stomped upon by bigger local government?
It's sad when public officials must show their willingness to do the right thing by signing toothless documents promising they won't act like conniving, entitled thieves and will train their underlings to avoid such behaviors.
Who knew Lake County government could exercise a measure of fiscal restraint?
I don’t know how Lake County Republicans can get anyone to take them seriously.
CROWN POINT | If this winter's snow and cold hasn't gotten you down yet, just wait until you get the bill.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members want to approve pay raises for county police and corrections officers if state accountants will let them.
CROWN POINT | A lot of old faces will populate the new year's upcoming election ballot.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are as generous with their casino revenues as they have to be.
Do you want to see multiple competing political interests — the ones typically bent on ripping out each others' throats — join hands in a semblance of harmony? Just propose an interstate tollway through the serene rural area of an otherwise industrial county.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council approved a resolution Tuesday opposing construction of the Illiana Expressway.
CROWN POINT | Lake Councilwoman Christine Cid wishes someone would give her an electoral positioning system to navigate the Illiana Expressway debate.
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