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Lake E-911 sides could meet next week

CROWN POINT | County and suburban officials at odds over E-911 consolidation Thursday traded messages of frustration and accommodation.

October 09, 2014 7:58 pm

Lake County E-911 costs add up to a lot of grief

CROWN POINT | The cost of consolidating and upgrading Lake public safety communications has helped drive three suburban community away from the county's E-911 consolidation plan.

October 04, 2014 12:00 am

Attorney General hopes to connect E-911 opponents

Feuding local government officials may resolve a public safety communications crisis by sitting down talking to one another.

October 03, 2014 12:00 am

AG to E-911 factions: Unite or lose $2.6M

CROWN POINT | The Indiana attorney general's office has told both warring factions of Lake County's public safety community they must unite their E-911 plans or face losing more than $2.6 million in state funding next year.

September 29, 2014 7:30 pm

Lake E-911 mergers still need state's OK

CROWN POINT | Lake County's proposed consolidation of police, fire and emergency medical services is still awaiting state approval.

September 15, 2014 5:02 pm

Work continues for possible second E-911 site

A proposed site for a second Public Safety Answering Point has been developed and budget estimates for the center that would serve St. John, Schererville and Cedar Lake are in place.

August 20, 2014 7:00 pm

Lake official wants to block suburban E-911 plan

CROWN POINT | The Lake County E-911 chairman said he is building a back-up emergency call center in East Chicago as a bulwark against a rival public safety dispatch service proposed by Cedar Lake and Schererville town officials.

June 26, 2014 5:00 pm

Commissioners may ask AG to help with E-911 holdouts

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are debating whether four suburban communities that haven't joined the consolidated E-911 network need more time — or more pressure.

February 12, 2014 8:00 pm
MARC CHASE: Schererville political appointment needed pause button

MARC CHASE: Schererville political appointment needed pause button

What if state excise police conducted a gambling raid at a business in your town within the past year, that gambling case remained pending, and the same business sued your town within the past two years regarding a separate contract dispute? Would you expect the business owner would be named…

January 16, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: If you can visit this, thank a Democrat

RICH JAMES: If you can visit this, thank a Democrat

If you use the facilities at the new Schererville Community Center, you might want to thank a Democrat.

June 19, 2013 12:00 am
Lake County Council passes income tax on first reading

Lake County Council passes income tax on first reading

CROWN POINT | Lake County is one step closer to a local income tax.

April 09, 2013 12:30 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: I support Dernulc for Lake County GOP chairman

GUEST COMMENTARY: I support Dernulc for Lake County GOP chairman

On Saturday, the Lake County Republican Precinct Organization will meet to elect a new county chairman. It is no secret that Republicans in Lake County have been divided over the past several years. And although we have experienced some success, we have not provided Lake County residents wit…

February 26, 2013 12:00 am
Scheub's victory is one for the ages

Scheub's victory is one for the ages

CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioner Gerry Scheub may be in the autumn of his years, but he was in season with voters.

November 06, 2012 7:30 pm Photos

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MARK KIESLING: If you can't do the time, don't do the job

There are 24 hours in a day, eight of which we spend asleep, but apparently some candidates for public office feel they can jam the 16 remaining hours with two full-time jobs.

October 31, 2012 12:00 am

Full time on the public dime?

Lake County Surveyor George Van Til was so annoyed at his Republican challenger recently, he unleashed the worst insult he could think of.

October 27, 2012 8:00 pm
EDITORIAL: We pick Tippy, Repay for Lake commissioners

EDITORIAL: We pick Tippy, Repay for Lake commissioners

Lake County is guaranteed at least one new county commissioner next year and should get another newcomer as well.

October 23, 2012 12:00 am

Trash-to-ethanol debate pauses until after election

Some Lake County Republican officials are crying foul over the cancellation of last week's solid waste district meeting, dubbing it a possible political ploy to push a discussion past the general election.

October 21, 2012 7:00 pm
Scheub's GOP foe touts business acumen

Scheub's GOP foe touts business acumen

CROWN POINT | The contest for the 2nd District Lake County Board of Commissioners seat will feature candidates offering voters experiences of a different kind.

October 21, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Lake County Democrats ahead in fall election fundraising

CROWN POINT | Most of Lake County's Democratic candidates are winning the battle of the bulging election war chests, campaign finance reports released Friday show.

October 19, 2012 7:30 pm
EDITORIAL: A recap of our spring endorsements

EDITORIAL: A recap of our spring endorsements

Over the past few weeks, we've given a series of endorsements in major contested races facing voters in Lake and Porter counties. We recap them today so you can take this handy synopsis of our recommendations with you when you vote Tuesday.

May 07, 2012 12:00 am
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