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Elsie Franklin

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



Lake County income tax presents so many options

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is faced with its own choices Tuesday when its seven members vote to pass a local option income tax.

April 08, 2013 11:46 pm

Lake County Council members divided on local income tax

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members brought talk of a local income tax into the open, but there remains a question about whether there are enough votes among them to adopt it.

April 04, 2013 6:30 pm

Lake councilwoman hospitalized

GARY | Lake County Councilwoman Elsie Franklin, D-Gary, underwent surgery Thursday following a bout with chest pains.

February 22, 2013 6:30 pm

Lake County Council refuses E-911 call plan until they know the price tag

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council put the E-911 merger on hold Tuesday until its staffs can estimate how much a unified emergency communications system would cost the county and where to find the money.

February 12, 2013 6:30 pm

Lake County worker pay raises called unfair to those with frozen wages

CROWN POINT | Pay raises may be in store for about 20 Lake County government employees when the County Council votes Tuesday.

February 07, 2013 8:30 pm

MARK KIESLING: Lake County should pay the tax piper now, or pay him later

Lake County's little toe is in the pond of debt, and it makes me wonder how long it's going to be until the county starts going down for the third time.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am

Lake councilwoman moves to treasurer's office

CROWN POINT | Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid, D-East Chicago, has shifted her full-time job in county government from the clerk's to the treasurer's office.

November 13, 2012 7:32 pm
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