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Fran Dupey

Clay remembered as a political warrior

Tributes to the late Rudolph "Rudy" Clay poured in Tuesday at the announcement of his death at age 77.

June 04, 2013 2:17 pm

Drainage Board tackles collapsed culvert on Spring Ditch

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Drainage Board on Wednesday declared an emergency situation involving a collapsed culvert along the Spring Street Ditch that’s threatening Joliet Street in downtown Schererville.

December 19, 2012 6:09 pm

Well wishes, plaque herald DuPey’s final commission meeting

CROWN POINT | Tears and smiles blended with kind words and shared memories as Commissioner Fran DuPey, D-Hammond, presided Wednesday over her final meeting of the Lake County Board of Commissioners at the government complex.

December 12, 2012 7:45 pm

Study concludes Lake County government is a bargain

CROWN POINT | Lake residents now enjoy one of the most frugal county governments in the state, according to a new study released Monday by the Board of Lake County Commissioners.

December 10, 2012 7:14 pm

Lake County rural subdivisions seeing major improvement in drainage

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials were impressed Wednesday with dramatic changes that have taken place over the summer in once flood-prone subdivisions south of Schererville.

November 23, 2012 6:11 pm

Lake officials get out the credit card

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners resisted as long as they could Wednesday before voting to borrow $15 million to balance county government's 2013 budget.

November 21, 2012 3:30 pm
EDITORIAL: We pick Tippy, Repay for Lake commissioners

EDITORIAL: We pick Tippy, Repay for Lake commissioners

Lake County is guaranteed at least one new county commissioner next year and should get another newcomer as well.

October 23, 2012 12:00 am

Lake surveyor and drainage officials berated by candidate

CROWN POINT | Accusations of bid-rigging, official negligence and political smear campaigns broke like a storm Wednesday morning over Lake County drainage board meetings.

October 17, 2012 7:45 pm

Lake County may borrow $15.5M from Porter County

CROWN POINT | Lake County government soon may be indebted to Porter County, literally.

October 17, 2012 6:30 pm

Lake County Drainage Board awards two contracts

CROWN POINT | After reviewing bids with Lake County Surveyor George Van Til last week, the Lake County Drainage Board recently awarded two contracts to clean up areas where stormwater accumulates to prevent future flooding.

October 08, 2012 6:50 pm

To tax or borrow? Lake officials ponder next step

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials aren't fighting to be first in line to either borrow or impose a new tax to balance county government's 2013 budget.

September 19, 2012 7:55 pm

Commissioner Allen takes Raggs seat on airport board

CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioner Roosevelt Allen Jr., D-Gary, became the newest member of Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority Board.

June 06, 2012 2:35 pm

EDITORIAL: Lake County commissioners should eliminate position

The need to appoint a special prosecutor in the case of Tramel Raggs is inescapable. But this legal situation need not stop the Lake County commissioners from re-examining his position with the county.

May 31, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Pros and cons exist in Raggs decision

MARK KIESLING: Pros and cons exist in Raggs decision

I have conflicting feelings over the decision by the Lake County Board of Commissioners to keep Tramel Raggs as the board's special assistant.

May 13, 2012 12:00 am

County official on leave after gun incident

CROWN POINT | A Lake County grand jury will investigate whether a county government official should be charged with an alleged weapons violation.

May 03, 2012 7:00 am

Lake County commissioners pursue tax auction cheats

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners want to bring the gavel down on deceptive bidders at their tax sales.

April 05, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Hammond voting may show which way political winds are blowing

MARK KIESLING: Hammond voting may show which way political winds are blowing

Voting in Lake County's largest Democratic organization resulted in a couple of surprises Monday night.

March 07, 2012 12:00 am

Lake County, E.C.

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland and Lake County commissioners are set to meet Monday over who will control 348 real estate parcels now set to be auctioned next month.

February 15, 2012 7:00 pm

Lake County commissioner race gets crowded

CROWN POINT | Richard Novak has joined the Democratic race to fill the Lake County commissioner seat being vacated by incumbent Fran DuPey.

January 30, 2012 11:00 pm

Katic throws hat in 3rd District commissioner race

CROWN POINT | Peter Katic is bidding to return to the Lake County government office that he was forced out of 16 years ago.

January 19, 2012 9:00 pm
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