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Elsie Franklin

Lake County budget squeaks by with GOP help

CROWN POINT | A late decision by Republican Lake County Council members permitted passage of a 2015 budget with the first across-the-board pay raises for county government employees in seven years.

October 14, 2014 7:00 pm

Alarm bells sound as Lake officials discuss pulling back pay raises

CROWN POINT | A Lake County Council debate about reducing some employees' pay raises turned out to be a false alarm during a real false alarm.

October 09, 2014 6:10 pm

Lake pay raise wouldn't be across the board

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has tentatively passed a 3 percent pay raise for most, but not all full-time county government employees.

September 11, 2014 8:30 pm

Franklin handily wins Dem nomination; Campbell leads GOP

CROWN POINT | Lake County Councilwoman Elsie Franklin kept her lock on the 2nd District office she has held since 2002, besting three Democratic challengers in Tuesday’s primary.

May 06, 2014 10:18 pm
MARC CHASE: 'Little guys' face important vote in 2014 elections

MARC CHASE: 'Little guys' face important vote in 2014 elections

Are you a "little guy" feeling stomped upon by bigger local government?

May 01, 2014 12:00 am

Lake sheriff towers over political 'haves' and 'have nots'

CROWN POINT | Maybe it's the uniform, but Lake County Sheriff John Buncich is the most attractive candidate on the ballot to political donors.

April 24, 2014 2:35 pm
Elsie Franklin

Elsie Franklin

Elsie Franklin

April 07, 2014 10:23 am

Highland and Griffith Democrats back most incumbents

Most incumbent Lake County officials won endorsements recently from Highland and Griffith Democratic precinct committeemen.

March 15, 2014 7:15 pm

Lake County approves $20 million E-911 borrowing

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council narrowly voted to borrow $20 million to launch a consolidated E-911 service despite concerns about the cost.

March 11, 2014 12:38 pm
Election lottery is tops for lucky candidates

Election lottery is tops for lucky candidates

CROWN POINT | The odds of appearing atop the heap of candidates for the May 6 primary were nearly even for both public officials seeking re-election and their challengers.

February 18, 2014 9:30 pm
Lake Council candidate owes property taxes

Lake Council candidate owes property taxes

GARY | A candidate seeking election to the highest position of fiscal oversight of Lake County government finances is in danger of losing her home for failing to pay taxes.

January 29, 2014 7:30 pm

Name that irks Democrats on spring primary ballot

GARY | A Gary woman whose last campaign for Lake County public office ended in a historic loss for the Democratic Party appears ready to face voters again.

January 28, 2014 8:45 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

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

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

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
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
Lake County Council passes income tax on first reading

Lake County Council passes income tax on first reading

CROWN POINT | Lake County is one step closer to a local income tax.

April 09, 2013 12:30 pm Photos


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