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John Petalas

Lake property taxes are due next month

CROWN POINT | Lake County Treasurer John Petalas reminds property owners the final installment of 2014 property tax bills are due Nov. 10.

October 21, 2014 12:00 am

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

Lake County officials ask, but may not receive budget wishes

CROWN POINT | Local government officials took advantage of the one day in the year when they can ask for salary increases, more employees and new office supplies and no one tells them no.

September 03, 2014 7:30 pm

GOP won't oppose seven Dem incumbents this fall

CROWN POINT | Republicans have opted not to oppose six incumbent Democratic elected officials this fall.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am

Selling no-man's land at tax sales a losing game

The Lake County treasurer's office is preparing its 2014 parade of neglect.

June 21, 2014 8:45 pm
RICH JAMES: Buncich a good choice for Dem chairman

RICH JAMES: Buncich a good choice for Dem chairman

East Chicagoans John Krupa, Robert Pastrick and Stephen Stiglich led the Lake County Democratic Party for about a half century.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am

Ross Democrats pick their favorites in May 26 primary

MERRILLVILLE | Lake County's incumbent and veteran politicians got most of the love from the Merrillville Democratic precinct organization during its recent candidates night.

April 29, 2014 11:20 am

Highland and Griffith Democrats back most incumbents

Most incumbent Lake County officials won endorsements recently from Highland and Griffith Democratic precinct committeemen.

March 15, 2014 7:15 pm

It will be incumbent on dozens of Lake officials to run again in 2014

CROWN POINT | A lot of old faces will populate the new year's upcoming election ballot.

January 04, 2014 5:00 pm

Lake government consultants get another helping

CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioners Wednesday distributed a $1.2 million-dollar cornucopia of consultant and vendor contracts a week before Thanksgiving Day.

November 21, 2013 12:00 am

Lake County treasurer's office open for last-minute taxpayers

CROWN POINT | The Lake County treasurer's office will be open Monday and have extended hours Tuesday, the final day property taxes can be paid on time.

November 09, 2013 8:15 pm
RICH JAMES: Dominguez needs more than a smile to win

RICH JAMES: Dominguez needs more than a smile to win

Former Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez is suggesting there is a hew and cry for him to run for county auditor.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am

Former Lake sheriff considers county auditor race

CROWN POINT | Former Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez is contemplating a new foray into county politics.

September 26, 2013 6:15 pm Related


Lake 2014 budget passes without solid waste district pension bump

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council gave its tentative approval to a 2014 budget that doesn't include a new pension plan for the county solid waste management district.

September 18, 2013 4:57 pm
New business hopes to guide the intrepid tax sale explorer

New business hopes to guide the intrepid tax sale explorer

CROWN POINT | A Lowell couple are offering to pilot the adventurous into the little-known waters of the Lake County Treasurer's tax sale.

September 13, 2013 4:00 am
Lake treasurer disavows new tax sale business

Lake treasurer disavows new tax sale business

CROWN POINT | The upcoming Lake County treasurer's tax sale has prompted a local business to offer its services to potential real estate speculators.

September 06, 2013 2:51 pm

Lake County officials crave a piece of new tax windfall

CROWN POINT | It was make-a-wish day at the Lake County Council.

August 27, 2013 4:00 pm

Many Lake County candidates lining up for more helpings

CROWN POINT | Political foodies can feast on upcoming fundraisers that signal the 2014 elections are only nine months away.

August 25, 2013 5:00 am

Petalas: Waste district revenue boost coming from thawed tax levy

CROWN POINT | The quarter of a million dollars in new revenues set to hit Lake County solid waste district coffers in 2014 will come from the thawing of a long-frozen tax levy, the county treasurer said Tuesday.

August 20, 2013 5:22 pm

Lake tax sale looms for thousands of tardy taxpayers

CROWN POINT | About 9,000 delinquent Lake County taxpayers have nine weeks to mend their ways or face losing their property.

July 10, 2013 5:45 pm
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