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George Van Til

EDITORIAL: State should close door on top elected officials campaigning on the public dime

To avoid violating ethics rules, Indiana's seven statewide elected officials should write their own.

11 hours ago
Ethics panel OKs state officers using gov't equipment for campaigning

Ethics panel OKs state officers using gov't equipment for campaigning

INDIANAPOLIS | The seven statewide elected officials can use state property for campaign purposes, so long as they approve a policy statement authorizing themselves to do so.

July 10, 2014 12:18 pm Related

Democratic foot soldiers attempt to make up for indicted party leaders

The Lake County Democratic party must prepare to flex its muscle at the polls against a backdrop of falling standard bearers.

April 19, 2014 10:30 pm
Shackles, high-profile raids highlight visual assault on region public corruption

Shackles, high-profile raids highlight visual assault on region public corruption

HAMMOND | The clanking of shackles around wrists and ankles of elected officials charged with public corruption sends a sensory message, whether intended by law enforcement or not.

April 19, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Van Til campaign fails to timely disclose finances

CROWN POINT | Lake County election officials are investigating the campaign finances of disgraced former Surveyor George Van Til.

March 18, 2014 6:00 pm
Trustee's lunch break stirs political pot

Trustee's lunch break stirs political pot

GARY | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin said Wednesday neither she nor her son were campaigning on public time last week when spotted at her downtown election headquarters.

February 26, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Open primaries would clean up government

GUEST COMMENTARY: Open primaries would clean up government

Former Lake County Surveyor George Van Til is a friend of mine. He's been my friend since 1968. What happened to him is a tragedy. However, he lied to me, and he lied to you, and he abused the public trust.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: New surveyor should push for reform

The new Lake County surveyor should focus on the office's main priorities and do as much as possible to remove politics from that office.

January 08, 2014 12:00 am
Like father, like son for Lake Democrats

Like father, like son for Lake Democrats

HAMMOND | Bill Emerson Jr. said he was confident going into last weekend's party caucus he would be named the next Lake County surveyor.

January 06, 2014 8:15 pm
Van Til claims title 'Surveyor Emeritus' in goodbye letter to drainage officials

Van Til claims title 'Surveyor Emeritus' in goodbye letter to drainage officials

CROWN POINT | The business of Lake County's flood control is going on for the first time in 21 years without George Van Til at the helm.

December 18, 2013 7:00 pm

Van Til did a lot to lessen Lake County flooding

Please be gentle when judging George Van Til. He did a lot to lessen flooding in our county.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: What sentence would fit Van Til's crimes?

DOUG ROSS: What sentence would fit Van Til's crimes?

Watching the reactions to former Lake County Surveyor George Van Til's guilty plea has been interesting. The comments I've read and heard say a lot about people's outlook on life, not just their political views.

December 06, 2013 12:00 am Video

Sanchez to serve as interim Lake County surveyor

CROWN POINT | Gregory Sanchez is taking over as interim Lake County surveyor in the wake of his boss, George Van Til, resigning and pleading guilty to public corruption.

December 05, 2013 6:00 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

George Van Til's guilty plea to public corruption, re-districting in Porter County and the death of Nelson Mandela are the topics for this week's Political Roundtable.

December 05, 2013 5:47 pm
Van Til formally pleads guilty to public corruption

Van Til formally pleads guilty to public corruption

HAMMOND | George Van Til provided the ultimate letter of resignation from his elected county office Thursday, formally pleading guilty in Hammond federal court to felony crimes against taxpayers.

December 05, 2013 1:45 pm Photos

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Van Til issues public apology

Van Til issues public apology

CROWN POINT | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til issued a public apology Tuesday in the wake of his decision to plead guilty to public corruption charges Thursday.

December 03, 2013 11:56 pm
EDITORIAL: Van Til's plea offers ethics, reform lessons

EDITORIAL: Van Til's plea offers ethics, reform lessons

Lake County Surveyor George Van Til has signed a guilty plea, saving the taxpayers the cost of a trial and prompting yet another discussion about ethics in government and government reform.

December 03, 2013 12:00 am
Van Til's plea offers ethics, reform lessons

Van Til's plea offers ethics, reform lessons

FBI agents seized computers and other items from the office of Lake County Surveyor George Van Til in June 2012.

December 02, 2013 2:30 pm
Lake County Surveyor Van Til admits guilt in plea agreement

Lake County Surveyor Van Til admits guilt in plea agreement

HAMMOND | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til has agreed to plead guilty to using his office's employees and resources to get re-elected.

December 02, 2013 12:55 pm Photos

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Lake County Surveyor to face federal trial in two weeks

HAMMOND | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til's federal wire fraud case is scheduled to go to trial in two weeks. 

November 25, 2013 8:45 pm
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