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AG to E-911 factions: Unite or lose $2.6M

CROWN POINT | The Indiana attorney general's office has told both warring factions of Lake County's public safety community they must unite their E-911 plans or face losing more than $2.6 million in state funding next year.

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Porter County E911 director resigning

VALPARAISO | John Jokantas is resigning as head of the county's E911 department three years after stepping into the heated post.

August 22, 2014 11:42 am

Lake official wants to block suburban E-911 plan

CROWN POINT | The Lake County E-911 chairman said he is building a back-up emergency call center in East Chicago as a bulwark against a rival public safety dispatch service proposed by Cedar Lake and Schererville town officials.

June 26, 2014 5:00 pm

Lake officials take out $20M loan for communications gear

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners finalized a $20 million package Wednesday to finance the launch its consolidated E-911 service.

April 23, 2014 7:42 pm
Lake E-911 officials looking for staff

Lake E-911 officials looking for staff

ST. JOHN | Lake County is putting together the hardware for a consolidated public safety communications network. All it needs now is the people to use it.

March 27, 2014 7:22 pm

Council president vows no new taxes for E-911

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has left a message with E-911 -- no new taxes.

March 16, 2014 8:30 pm

E-911 proponents racing to beat the clock, doubters

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are preparing an unprecedented spending and construction blitz to build a countywide E-911 network in the next 10 months.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am

County puts out help wanted sign for public safety dispatchers

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are calling all police and fire dispatchers to join the new E-911 service.

February 27, 2014 7:36 pm
MARC CHASE: Doing right apparently pays off in E-911 consolidation

MARC CHASE: Doing right apparently pays off in E-911 consolidation

Who knew doing the right thing actually pays off? It happened in Lake County this week to the tune of about $1.3 million in taxpayer savings, according to government estimates.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am
Director tells Lake to add 911 to phone contacts

Director tells Lake to add 911 to phone contacts

SCHERERVILLE | Seven months on the job, and Brian Hitchcock is still selling E-911 consolidation to a skeptical public.

January 14, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point cop in line to be E-911 deputy director

Crown Point cop in line to be E-911 deputy director

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Sgt. Jack Allendorf is the finalist for the position of deputy director of the Lake County's consolidated E-911 communications service.

January 10, 2014 1:54 pm

Crown Point, Lake Station mayors provide backup for E-911 merger

The Crown Point and and Lake Station mayors are joining the call to merge E-911 services into a single Lake County network.

November 27, 2013 4:25 pm

County to E-911 skeptics: Take this call

ST. JOHN | Lake County officials say they have dumped their entire sugar canister into the latest E-911 proposed interlocal agreement to overcome city and town officials skeptical about the public cost of merging their police and fire communications into one network.

November 07, 2013 7:00 pm

Proposed Lake County E-911 keeps changing to please suburban critics

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials sat down Friday afternoon and cut $1.2 million out of the proposed countywide E-911 budget next year.

October 27, 2013 11:20 pm

E-911 director hits redial on request for $75,000 deputy

CROWN POINT | Lake County E-911 Executive Director Brian Hitchcock is making a second attempt to get the Lake County Council to hire a $75,000 assistant.

October 03, 2013 6:00 pm

Lake County officials put E-911 consolidation calls on hold

CROWN POINT | A consolidated Lake County E-911 network promises state-of-the-art radio equipment allowing instantaneous communication among the county's different public safety agencies.

September 28, 2013 11:15 pm

Lake council in no hurry to grow E-911 management staff

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council deferred action Tuesday on a request by Lake County E-911 Executive Director Brian Hitchcock to hire an assistant.

September 10, 2013 5:50 pm
MARC CHASE: E-911 assistant would be premature luxury

MARC CHASE: E-911 assistant would be premature luxury

When times are tight — and unavoidable but necessary expenses mount — does your family add more luxuries to the budget? Or do you cut frills to make ends meet?

September 10, 2013 12:00 am

St. John draws the line for E-911 at two networks

ST. JOHN | Town officials who are tired of delays and wary of the proposed cost of a consolidated E-911 service want to split the county into two service areas comprising the busiest cities and towns and the more quiet suburbs.

September 04, 2013 2:51 pm
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