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Merrillville's $3.2 million purchase offer for The Fieldhouse accepted

MERRILLVILLE |The town’s goal of bringing a pharmaceutical company to Merrillville is closer to fruition.

October 12, 2014 5:45 pm

Troubled Rain Ultra Club closes

MERRILLVILLE | Rain Ultra Club is closed, and the Town Council has taken action to prohibit similar establishments from opening at the same location.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Proposed ordiance would put teeth in blighted buildings enforcement

MERRILLVILLE | Town officials are pursuing better results from Merrillville’s unsafe and blighted properties hearings by compelling the owners of troubled properties to attend hearings.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Merrillville looks at options for getting abandoned homes occupied

MERRILLVILLE | A new state law set to go into effect July 1 could help Merrillville get vacant and abandoned homes occupied again, but not in the way town leaders initially envisioned.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Guarding finances is important job

The Lake County Council did what it had to do in eliminating the work release program to pay for the additional correctional officers needed at the Lake County Jail.

May 27, 2014 12:00 am

Mayor: Hobart 'not even close' to proposal on immigrant detention center

HOBART | Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor said the city is “not even close” to a formal proposal with a company on a possible plan to build an immigration detention center on property once owned by St. Sava Church.

February 23, 2014 8:15 pm

Lake County commissioners pay vendors, consultants

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners on Tuesday awarded $2.6 million in consultant contracts and supplies.

February 19, 2014 8:30 pm

Community members vow to fight possibility of immigrant detention center

HOBART | Community members packed Augustana Lutheran Church on Sunday for a forum about possible plans to build an immigration detention center on 40 acres of property once owned by St. Sava Church.

February 16, 2014 9:00 pm

Lake County commissioners brighten new year for 54 government vendors

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners stuffed the stockings of vendors and consultants with more than $5 million in work for the coming year.

December 18, 2013 6:45 pm

Commissioners trim sheriff's 2014 jail budget

CROWN POINT | The Lake County sheriff and commissioners got into a verbal showdown Wednesday over jail spending that left the sheriff confused and with less money than he had hoped for the new year.

December 18, 2013 4:00 pm

Vendors seek repeat business from Lake County officials

CROWN POINT | Professionals seeking to keep their lucrative business connections asked Lake County officials Tuesday to recall the good times they've had together.

November 26, 2013 6:00 pm

Protesters plan to rally against Hobart detention center

HOBART | Protesters will be at the City Council's meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday to oppose any future plans by GEO Group Inc. to build a detention center on the city's west side.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am

Lake Co. commissioners vote to give lawyers extra payday

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners complained bitterly but eventually agreed to pay a Merrillville law firm an additional $80,000 to defend the Sheriff's Department from litigious jail inmates.

August 22, 2013 6:30 pm

Pooling E-911 services likely to soak taxpayers

CROWN POINT | A consolidated E-911 system won't be a toll free call for Lake County taxpayers.

April 06, 2013 11:00 pm

Schererville man bit by sanctions over lawsuit challenging police dogs

A federal judge in Indianapolis has sanctioned a Schererville man for filing a frivolous lawsuit against the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

March 01, 2013 5:37 pm

Lake County Council refuses E-911 call plan until they know the price tag

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council put the E-911 merger on hold Tuesday until its staffs can estimate how much a unified emergency communications system would cost the county and where to find the money.

February 12, 2013 6:30 pm

Lake officials looking for new advisers to speed-dial E-911 merger

CROWN POINT | Some chief advisers to Lake officials may be on the way out in an attempt to inject new life into the county's efforts to merge its multiple E-911 dispatch centers.

February 11, 2013 7:03 pm

Lowell may join county's E-911 system

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are set to vote Tuesday on taking over the town of Lowell's emergency fire and police communications network.

February 07, 2013 7:00 pm

Lake commissioners defer action on E-911 system

CROWN POINT | At its first meeting of 2013 on Wednesday, the Lake County Board of Commissioners deferred action on contracts for the county’s state-mandated E-911 consolidation until the Lake County Public Safety Communications Commission meets later this month.

January 02, 2013 8:00 pm

Merrillville Town Council gives OK to purchase parcel for Preserve park site

MERRILLVILLE | Residents living in the Preserve subdivision will soon have their own park following action taken Tuesday by the Town Council.

October 09, 2012 10:30 pm
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