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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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MARC CHASE: Rare political bird Adams leaves worthy legacy

MARC CHASE: Rare political bird Adams leaves worthy legacy

In November 2010, a member of the rarest of an endangered species in Lake County showed a glimmer of hope for the rest of the ultra-thin herd. A member of the Republicanis genus Conservitorus actually found an unlikely foothold in Lake County politics.

October 08, 2013 12:00 am
Indiana Supreme Court declines to hear Lowell quarry case

Indiana Supreme Court declines to hear Lowell quarry case

INDIANAPOLIS | Backers of a proposed limestone quarry east of Lowell cleared a key legal hurdle Monday when the Indiana Supreme Court declined to review a lower court ruling that allowed the project to proceed.

October 07, 2013 3:45 pm Related
RICH JAMES: Dominguez needs more than a smile to win

RICH JAMES: Dominguez needs more than a smile to win

Former Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez is suggesting there is a hew and cry for him to run for county auditor.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Open bidding needed, even if horse pushes cart

MARC CHASE: Open bidding needed, even if horse pushes cart

Lake County officials might have placed the cart before the horse in their decision to first pass a local income tax before further exploring ways to cut costs.

September 24, 2013 12:00 am

Many Lake County candidates lining up for more helpings

CROWN POINT | Political foodies can feast on upcoming fundraisers that signal the 2014 elections are only nine months away.

August 25, 2013 5:00 am

Lake Co. commissioners vote to give lawyers extra payday

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners complained bitterly but eventually agreed to pay a Merrillville law firm an additional $80,000 to defend the Sheriff's Department from litigious jail inmates.

August 22, 2013 6:30 pm
MARC CHASE: E-911 hope tempered by more folly

MARC CHASE: E-911 hope tempered by more folly

Maybe it's not yet time to dial 911 on every aspect of Lake County government, but keep your smartphone on keypad mode just in case.

August 22, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Ethics is learned skill, not common sense

RICH JAMES: Ethics is learned skill, not common sense

What is the biggest deterrent to economic development in Northwest Indiana?

August 21, 2013 12:00 am

Lake County officials prefer competitive bidding for E-911 gear

CROWN POINT | Lake officials pushing for open, competitive bidding to build the county's consolidated E-911 system may have the winning hand in the debate on whether bargain-hunting or speed should be paramount.

August 19, 2013 6:15 pm
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