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St. John revamps TIF districts to boost growth

ST. JOHN | In efforts to improve the town's chances of attracting new businesses, the Redevelopment Commission has approved revamping  tax increment financing districts.

June 14, 2014 7:03 pm

St. John to borrow $5M to repave roads

ST. JOHN | The town took the first steps Thursday toward borrowing $5.2 million it hopes to use to repave and rebuild at least 20 miles of badly neglected roads.

June 12, 2014 9:30 pm

Gender issue delays judicial selection

CROWN POINT | An Indiana Supreme Court justice halted selection of a new Lake County judge this week over criticism that local officials named too many women to the selection committee.

May 06, 2014 7:30 pm

Debate swells over Lake judicial selection

CROWN POINT | A St. John lawyer is challenging how Lake County picks its judges just as Gov. Mike Pence contemplates who he will name as the newest member of the county's judiciary.

September 24, 2013 6:30 pm

Critics question surveyor's investigation of Dyer flooding

DYER | Republicans unleashed a torrent of criticism Wednesday on the handling of an investigation by the Lake County surveyor's office into a collapsed flood wall on Plum Creek in Dyer.

August 07, 2013 6:00 pm
RICH JAMES: It's OK for a politician to change his mind

RICH JAMES: It's OK for a politician to change his mind

Mike Repay’s yard signs prior to the 2012 Lake County commissioner’s Democratic primary were emphatic — “No new taxes.”

May 15, 2013 12:00 am
Tax sails; veto fails

Tax sails; veto fails

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Commissioners refused Friday morning to veto a local income tax.

May 10, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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Lake income tax unlikely to survive expected veto

Lake income tax unlikely to survive expected veto

CROWN POINT | Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid, D-East Chicago, said Tuesday she won't rescue the county income tax if it's vetoed later this week.

May 07, 2013 3:45 pm

Election officials dismiss 2011 Lake Central referendum complaint

CROWN POINT | The Lake County elections board voted Tuesday to dismiss the final complaint that a successful 2011 campaign to raise taxes for new Lake Central school construction violated state election laws.

January 15, 2013 2:30 pm

Lake officials keep V-Mad on the job

CROWN POINT | Lake County drainage officials voted Wednesday to maintain two contracts they have with a Lowell-based contractor who has been under fire.

November 21, 2012 3:45 pm

Lake surveyor and drainage officials berated by candidate

CROWN POINT | Accusations of bid-rigging, official negligence and political smear campaigns broke like a storm Wednesday morning over Lake County drainage board meetings.

October 17, 2012 7:45 pm

Critics continue to test Lake Central officials

CROWN POINT | Two critics of Lake Central school officials continued their attack Monday on a successful 2011 campaign to raise taxes for new school construction, despite election board rulings rejecting most of their accusations of wrongdoing.

September 25, 2012 7:00 pm

Van Til's GOP rival roils Lake drainage meeting

CROWN POINT | Lake drainage officials were hit Wednesday with a torrent of political debate between County Surveyor George Van Til and his opponents.

September 19, 2012 5:30 pm

Young Republicans chairman gets honor from political blog

CROWN POINT | A political conservative blog has named Michael Neal, chairman of the Lake County Young Republicans, as one of the state's top political activists who is younger than 25.

July 30, 2012 8:15 pm

Lake County elections board rejects complaints against Lake Central School Corp.

CROWN POINT | County elections officials unanimously voted Tuesday to reject complaints that the Lake Central School Corp. violated election law.

June 05, 2012 12:00 pm
MARK KIESLING: Don't like the Lake County GOP? Then jump ship!

MARK KIESLING: Don't like the Lake County GOP? Then jump ship!

There is much sound and fury about Lake County GOP Chairwoman Kim Krull allegedly "falsifying" information about certain Republican candidates.

May 25, 2012 12:00 am

Krull wins Voter Vault challenge

State Republican Party officials have refused a petition to remove Lake County GOP Chairwoman Kim Krull.

May 23, 2012 6:30 pm

State board takes Voter Vault complaints under advisement

ST. JOHN TOWNSHIP | A three-member state Republican board heard nearly three hours of testimony related to the alleged misuse of the Lake County GOP database known as Voter Vault.

May 17, 2012 7:45 pm
Welcome to Republican fight night: Power struggles make local unity elusive

Welcome to Republican fight night: Power struggles make local unity elusive

CROWN POINT | Prospects appear bright for Lake County Republicans this spring. And political infighting in a once-moribund local party shows many active hopefuls are trying to garner power and influence for the first time in decades.

April 21, 2012 9:40 pm Photos

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Lake Central School Corp.'s actions during referendum questioned

Lake Central School Corp.'s actions during referendum questioned

An email from Lake Central School Corp.'s top official indicates district resources were used to push its voter referendum. But in a subsequent letter, the district denied an anti-referendum group access to the same resources.

March 31, 2012 10:00 pm Related
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