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MARC CHASE: Fiscal restraint in Lake County, no fooling

MARC CHASE: Fiscal restraint in Lake County, no fooling

Who knew Lake County government could exercise a measure of fiscal restraint?

April 15, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Lake County GOP should invest here

RICH JAMES: Lake County GOP should invest here

I don’t know how Lake County Republicans can get anyone to take them seriously.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County Council hit by flurry of overtime pay requests

CROWN POINT | If this winter's snow and cold hasn't gotten you down yet, just wait until you get the bill.

February 06, 2014 7:30 pm

Lake County officials hope to tow cop pay raises through bureaucratic drift

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members want to approve pay raises for county police and corrections officers if state accountants will let them.

January 09, 2014 7:45 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

Everybody wants a piece of county government's casino action

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are as generous with their casino revenues as they have to be.

December 24, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Controversial Illiana makes strange bedfellows

MARC CHASE: Controversial Illiana makes strange bedfellows

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.

December 12, 2013 12:00 am

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

Cid already hearing road noise on the Illiana

CROWN POINT | Lake Councilwoman Christine Cid wishes someone would give her an electoral positioning system to navigate the Illiana Expressway debate.

November 12, 2013 2:44 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
RICH JAMES: 2014 income tax money isn't a windfall

RICH JAMES: 2014 income tax money isn't a windfall

I'd rather be a roofer on a sweltering July day than a member of the Lake County Council right now.

September 08, 2013 12:00 am

Illiana opponents rally in Lowell

LOWELL | It doesn't matter where the Illiana Expressway would go. There is no need for it, according to a group that gathered Monday night.

August 05, 2013 9:48 pm

Lake Council vote may force family's horses to gallop off

CROWN POINT | It may be the last roundup for two horses a south Lake County family have long enjoyed on their 7.4-acre homestead.

July 09, 2013 6:00 pm

Sheriff responds to thunder in streets, sky

CROWN POINT | Natural and man-made calamities are adding up to a lot of Lake County police overtime this summer.

July 02, 2013 5:30 pm

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
Lake income tax unlikely to survive expected veto

Lake income tax unlikely to survive expected veto

CROWN POINT | Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid, D-East Chicago, said Tuesday she won't rescue the county income tax if it's vetoed later this week.

May 07, 2013 3:45 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
Lake County income tax provokes more questions than answers

Lake County income tax provokes more questions than answers

CROWN POINT | The local income tax the Lake County Council passed has raised questions, and fueled anger and confusion.

April 28, 2013 10:20 pm Related

Politicians place heaping order of taxes

CROWN POINT | State and local elected officials dodged and weaved last week to avoid public broadsides aimed at a proposed Lake County income tax.

April 13, 2013 11:25 pm
RICH JAMES: Lake Republicans need to meet new reality

RICH JAMES: Lake Republicans need to meet new reality

It’s time for Lake County Republicans to get in touch with reality when it comes to a county income tax.

April 10, 2013 12:00 am
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