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Will a designer purse end Langbehn's career?

Will a designer purse end Langbehn's career?

Jeff Langbehn's 21-year tenure as director of the Lake County solid waste district has survived a multimillion-dollar lawsuit settlement, a failed trash-to-ethanol contract costing taxpayers thousands more and a nearly successful legislative attempt to strip his agency's taxing authority.

September 01, 2014 11:00 pm
Nordikids earn scholarships

Nordikids earn scholarships

MUNSTER | Eight Nordikids Children’s Club 208 members received Vasa Order of America Grand Lodge, District Lodge Lake Michigan 8, and Nordik Folk Lodge 761 scholarships for college and language camp at this year's VASA District 8 Convention held May 31 in Burr Ridge, Ill.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Dispose of waste, not taxpayers' cash

The Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board is looking for options for disposing the county's trash. The board should make sure it doesn't dispose money in the process.

June 19, 2013 12:00 am

Landfill settlement still weighs on taxpayer wallets

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Solid Waste Management District will cost county taxpayers more than $7.4 million in public debt payments over the next 16 years.

June 16, 2013 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: No more flim flam

WILLIAM NANGLE: No more flim flam

Well, I figured if I waited long enough the worm would turn.

March 31, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Scrap the trash-to-ethanol project

Lake County Solid Waste Management District officials plan to meet behind closed doors Aug. 30 to discuss the possible legal ramification of terminating the agency's trash-to-ethanol contract with Powers Energy. Earl Powers' failure to show up at Thursday's meeting, even as he knew he was on…

August 20, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Agency takes taxpayers for a ride

The Lake County Solid Waste Management District seems to be having problems with solid results, wasteful spending and good management.

January 06, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Waste board should sue Powers over trash-to-ethanol contract

The Lake County Solid Waste Management District has wasted too much time on the trash-to-ethanol project. The best option for the district's board of directors is to pull the plug on the trash-to-ethanol plant and try to recoup its losses.

October 23, 2011 12:00 am
Sabre Room Sign

Sabre Room Sign

The legendary Sabre Room on Chicago's southside in Hickory Hills, Ill. will once again be showcasing headlining star talent in the venue's showroom.

March 23, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Chicago's legendary southside Sabre Room back to bringing in big names

OFFBEAT: Chicago's legendary southside Sabre Room back to bringing in big names

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 23, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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