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Gerry Scheub

EDITORIAL: Agency's board needs watchdogs, not lapdogs

EDITORIAL: Agency's board needs watchdogs, not lapdogs

The Lake County Solid Waste Management District is an agency in crisis. Steps must be taken now to prevent that from happening again.

October 08, 2014 12:00 am
Solid waste district spent tens of thousands on 'luxury' items

Solid waste district spent tens of thousands on 'luxury' items

The Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board was created by the state Legislature to promote recycling and divert trash from landfills.

October 04, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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State tells sheriff to speed up when public wants records

CROWN POINT | The state's public records watchdog is condemning the Lake County Sheriff's Department for not promptly providing an inventory of county-owned equipment to the Lake County Board of Commissioners.

September 25, 2014 7:15 pm
RICH JAMES: Pfleger makes himself an NRA target

RICH JAMES: Pfleger makes himself an NRA target

Gov. Mike Pence likes to talk about how the Indiana tax climate is so much better than is the case in Illinois. So true.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Langbehn stands to lose highest statewide waste district salary

Langbehn stands to lose highest statewide waste district salary

At least $107,000 in annual salary and compensation, a $600-per-month government funded take-home vehicle and a district credit card used for thousands of dollars in meal purchases and gas annually could all be at risk Wednesday.

September 02, 2014 12:00 am Related
Will a designer purse end Langbehn's career?

Will a designer purse end Langbehn's career?

Jeff Langbehn's 21-year tenure as director of the Lake County solid waste district has survived a multimillion-dollar lawsuit settlement, a failed trash-to-ethanol contract costing taxpayers thousands more and a nearly successful legislative attempt to strip his agency's taxing authority.

September 01, 2014 11:00 pm

Lake drainage board receives project bids

CROWN POINT | Four sanitary sewer and ditch maintenance projects moved forward a step with bids opened at Wednesday’s meeting of the Lake County Drainage Board.

August 20, 2014 4:16 pm

Lake Co. board green-lights south county quarry

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Drainage Board voted 2-1 Wednesday to approve the Singleton Stone quarry over the objections of south county farmers and residents.

August 13, 2014 6:30 pm

Lake County government employees prefer payroll to pension

CROWN POINT | Government workers get little in the way of respect or pay raises, and the state is cutting pension annuity payments for those who haven't retired by Oct. 1

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Solid waste district forming a solid plan?

WILLIAM NANGLE: Solid waste district forming a solid plan?

Perhaps there is life after death. That's what might be happening with the Lake County Solid Waste Management District.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

Lake officials commit millions to inmate healthcare

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners agreed Wednesday to spend as much as $6.1 million over the next year and a half on health care for Lake County jail inmates.

June 18, 2014 3:45 pm
RICH JAMES: If that's integrity, I want no part of it

RICH JAMES: If that's integrity, I want no part of it

Let’s step back a day and assume it is Tuesday morning.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am
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
Lake County commissioners say neglect spawned potholes

Lake County commissioners say neglect spawned potholes

CROWN POINT | The state and Lake County want to steer public outrage over potholes that swallowed Cline Avenue and caused headaches for drivers and flat tires away from themselves.

January 15, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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RICH JAMES: New Year's resolutions for political world

RICH JAMES: New Year's resolutions for political world

New Year’s resolutions are meant to improve an individual’s life and the lives of those around him or her.

January 01, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County commissioners brighten new year for 54 government vendors

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners stuffed the stockings of vendors and consultants with more than $5 million in work for the coming year.

December 18, 2013 6:45 pm

Commissioners trim sheriff's 2014 jail budget

CROWN POINT | The Lake County sheriff and commissioners got into a verbal showdown Wednesday over jail spending that left the sheriff confused and with less money than he had hoped for the new year.

December 18, 2013 4:00 pm
Frozen in time: Local leaders recall where they were when JFK was shot

Frozen in time: Local leaders recall where they were when JFK was shot

It was 50 years ago this Friday that President John F. Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas. Several local public figures recalled their reaction to the assassination and its aftermath.

November 17, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Lake County officials check out health care

CROWN POINT | After months of looking for a new health insurance administrator and big savings, Lake County officials ended up with the same one they've used for eight years.

October 16, 2013 1:37 pm
Lake County GOP claims foothold getting stronger

Lake County GOP claims foothold getting stronger

While Republicans on the national scene take their lumps over their role in the federal government shutdown, Lake County conservatives are expressing optimism for a strengthening foothold in local politics.

October 12, 2013 8:45 pm Photos

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