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County Council, cops bicker over raises

County Council, cops bicker over raises

CROWN POINT | Lake County police officers and the County Council faced off Tuesday over the failure of contract talks to produce pay raises.

September 09, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Camp Summit's future uncertain

Camp Summit's future uncertain

LAPORTE | Gov. Mike Pence's office on Monday said the planned closure of the state's Camp Summit youth offender site on Oct. 1 is on hold for now.

September 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GOVERNMENT: Local governments still concerned about tax impact

GOVERNMENT: Local governments still concerned about tax impact

More capital expenditures and more hiring is anticipated in local government over the next six months, as municipal leaders face ongoing broader issues that have local impact.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Why government openness matters

GUEST COMMENTARY: Why government openness matters

One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that al-Qaeda posed, but because the agencies charged with our safety did not share what they…

August 29, 2014 4:48 pm

State targeting immigrant driver's license scammers

SPRINGFIELD | State officials are attempting to derail scam artists who are preying on immigrants seeking Illinois driver's licenses.

August 11, 2014 5:37 pm

EDITORIAL: Winfield town marshal would be unneeded layer of government

Winfield is a young but growing town and deserves some credit for trying to think ahead.

July 31, 2014 12:00 am

Portage commission authorizes beginning steps of $10 million bond

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week authorized initiating what could be a $10 million tax increment financing bond.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Income tax revenue isn't a catchall for new county spending

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.

July 15, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Long’s Article V convention and redistricting

BRIAN HOWEY: Long’s Article V convention and redistricting

If you needed a poster to display the dysfunction in Congress, look no further than the “We Shall Overcome” photo op that took place with Congressional leaders on Tuesday. John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell linked hands and arms and swayed uncomfortably as they obs…

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
Youngster gets a taste of legistative process as page

Youngster gets a taste of legistative process as page

Alyssa Kennedy experienced the Indiana legislative process first-hand when she served as a student page this Spring for the Indiana House of Representatives in Indianapolis.

May 23, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Alternative to Senate primary a choice Indiana Legislature already can make

After some remarks I gave to an Indianapolis group on Feb. 20 about defending Indiana’s laws, an audience member posed a question about the Constitution's 17th Amendment, which requires direct election of U.S. senators by voters. I replied the 17th Amendment also permits state legislatures t…

May 13, 2014 5:45 pm
GOVERNMENT: Property tax relief is here in Lake County

GOVERNMENT: Property tax relief is here in Lake County

Lake County taxpayers are now experiencing the gain that helps make up for the pain caused by county's recently instituted income tax.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
Jeff Good, Nancy Adams

Jeff Good, Nancy Adams

Jeff Good and Nancy Adams, Republican candidates for Porter County Commissioner.

May 02, 2014 11:51 am
Indiana Landmarks purchases historic Scott-Rumely House

Indiana Landmarks purchases historic Scott-Rumely House

LAPORTE | A 113-year-old home owned by two families who played important roles in local and national history will be repaired and restored thanks to the building's purchase by Indiana Landmarks.

May 02, 2014 8:04 am
Joyce Webster

Joyce Webster

Joyce Webster

April 17, 2014 4:19 pm
Jean Martin

Jean Martin

Jean Martin

April 17, 2014 3:21 pm
Doug Miller

Doug Miller

Doug Miller

April 16, 2014 3:32 pm
Jean Shepherd

Jean Shepherd

Jean Shepherd

April 16, 2014 3:21 pm
Mark Leyva

Mark Leyva

Mark Leyva

April 15, 2014 6:12 pm
Roosevelt Allen Jr.

Roosevelt Allen Jr.

Roosevelt Allen Jr.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am
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