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MARC CHASE: St. John 'extremists' force E-911 compromise

MARC CHASE: St. John 'extremists' force E-911 compromise

Take care who you dub an extremist. Sometimes seemingly extreme political positions bring about the middle-of-the-road compromises most of us desire.

December 05, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Lake County spice misses food, hits the eyes

MARC CHASE: Lake County spice misses food, hits the eyes

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.

September 03, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Good government would take major overhaul

RICH JAMES: Good government would take major overhaul

What if Hammond had three mayors? Or Valparaiso? Or Crown Point?

May 08, 2013 12:00 am

Candidates respond to 911 issue

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.

April 17, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: No more foot dragging on 911 disptach consolidation

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'…

July 14, 2010 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL: Cutting precincts the right move for voters, better government

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…

July 09, 2010 12:00 am Related
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