The lines just keep getting longer for sectors of local government begging for a piece of the revenue generated by the Lake County local option income tax.
I could hear the collective gasps from a number of Lake County Government Complex officials earlier this week, and my office is several hundred yards away with sealed windows.
Take care who you dub an extremist. Sometimes seemingly extreme political positions bring about the middle-of-the-road compromises most of us desire.
Lake County sure knows how to spice it up, and spice can be a good thing if it's awakening flavors in otherwise bland food.
What if Hammond had three mayors? Or Valparaiso? Or Crown Point?
PORTAGE | Clerk-Treasurer Donna Pappas, who is running for mayor on the May 3 Democrat primary ticket, is critical of Mayor Olga Velazquez for the 2010 consolidation of Portage 911 dispatch services with those of Porter County.
No one sits around hoping for a fiscal crisis, but this time such an economic calamity may just force the city of Gary -- and Lake County as a whole -- to begin acting fiscally responsible, particularly where emergency 911 dispatch is concerned. A movement is afoot to consolidate the county'…
Wouldn't it be nice if Lake County did more to assuage the irritated and bewildered head shaking and hand wringing that goes on elsewhere in the state when the topic of our bloated government structure surfaces? Lake County Democratic Party Chairman Thomas McDermott Jr. is attempting to do t…
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