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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

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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
RICH JAMES: Term limits kick out good people, too

RICH JAMES: Term limits kick out good people, too

Lake County Auditor Peggy Holinga Katona and Treasurer John Petalas hope to swap offices next year.

July 03, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Cid is acting like a Republican

RICH JAMES: Cid is acting like a Republican

Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid has fed at the public trough for years.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am
Winfield man overcomes tax appeal turbulence

Winfield man overcomes tax appeal turbulence

CROWN POINT | A local pilot's spirits are soaring after Lake County officials expedited his property tax appeal and saved him more than $1,200.

May 01, 2013 11:36 pm Photos

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Computer error creates tax bill snafu

CROWN POINT | The Lake County treasurer said about 1,000 customers of First Midwest Bank shouldn't pay property tax bills they are receiving.

April 23, 2013 6:45 pm
Tax sale wreaks havoc with Cedar Lake woman's life

Tax sale wreaks havoc with Cedar Lake woman's life

CEDAR LAKE | Blind and living on little more than her Social Security check, Dolores Pittman soon may be homeless.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Short-term rentals qualify houses as inns

Today's topic is the ins and outs of inns. Or, to put it another way, should short-term home rentals be subject to the innkeeper's tax?

December 11, 2012 12:00 am

Tax holiday over for waterfront rental homes, tourism chief says

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials have no reservations about going after homeowners doubling as hoteliers for past due innkeeper taxes.

December 05, 2012 8:10 pm
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