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Griffith Town Council

Waste district officials seek way forward amid 'embarrassments'

Parking spaces and scissors may be key to reforming "embarrassing" spending practices within the Lake County solid waste district, several board members say.

October 06, 2014 8:00 pm
RICH JAMES: Some have vision, others have tunnel vision

RICH JAMES: Some have vision, others have tunnel vision

The sign in the locker room said, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

March 26, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Commit to funding rail expansion

Tonight, the Griffith Town Council will make a major decision – whether to contribute to regional economic development by designating a portion of the town's County Economic Development Income Tax proceeds to aid in expanding the South Shore Line to Dyer. We encourage council members to vote yes.

March 18, 2014 12:00 am

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit filed by former Griffith police chief

HAMMOND | A lawsuit filed against Griffith leaders by the town's former top cop has been dismissed, federal court records show.

November 27, 2013 1:58 pm

Griffith officials ask federal judge to toss out lawsuit

HAMMOND | Griffith officials filed a motion Wednesday asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought against them by a former Griffith police chief.

September 12, 2013 7:00 pm

Griffith Council says no hearing for former cop chief

GRIFFITH | The Town Council on Tuesday said "no" to a second demand from Ron Kottka's lawyer to give the former police chief a hearing on his demotion in November.

June 18, 2013 9:30 pm
Economic renaissance of Griffith continues

Economic renaissance of Griffith continues

GRIFFITH | In 2008, Griffith began planning a renaissance of its downtown to bolster existing businesses and attract new enterprises.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Griffith Safety Board: 'Gross misconduct' led to demotion of chief, lieutenant

GRIFFITH | Griffith's former police chief and his second-in-command were demoted following allegations of "gross misconduct" within the department, a town letter made public Friday states.

November 09, 2012 2:48 pm
Griffith focusing on business

Griffith focusing on business

Bolstering existing businesses and attracting new enterprises remain major focuses for Griffith. So does transforming the downtown into a walkable, "people-oriented" community.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos


Waste district board members, director doubt trash-to-ethanol financing plan

Champions and opponents of Lake County's trash-to-ethanol proposal expressed a lack of confidence Wednesday in the ability of a purported hedge fund manager to finance the controversial project.

February 01, 2012 6:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Township should have taken Griffith's buyout

It's a sad commentary on government wastefulness when a municipality — burdened by an expensive and unnecessary layer of government in a time of fiscal squalor — takes the desperate act of trying to buy its way out of the waste with a $6 million offer.

December 28, 2011 12:00 am

13 incumbents ousted in Lake, Porter counties

The defeat of Portage Mayor Olga Velazquez is probably the biggest election news in Northwest Indiana, but she wasn't the only incumbent defeated Tuesday.

November 09, 2011 12:53 am

Schaadt successful, other incumbents re-elected in Griffith Town Council race

GRIFFITH | Former Griffith Town Councilwoman Patricia Schaadt, 85, is returning to political office.

November 08, 2011 9:00 pm
Alex Fisher

Alex Fisher

Alex Fisher, a Democrat, is running for Griffith Town Council, Ward 3.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am

Broad Street to reopen in Griffith

GRIFFITH | Downtown Broad Street is slated to reopen this week, town officials said.

July 20, 2011 5:22 pm

EDITORIAL: Restructure local government for efficiency

The Griffith Town Council tried unsuccessfully in the 2011 legislative session to get the state's permission to secede from Calumet Township. Now that the frenzied session is over, it's time to look not just at the secession attempt but the reasons behind it.

June 19, 2011 12:00 am
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