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Lake County Assessor

Assessor parcels out advice to lower taxes

CROWN POINT | Lake County Assessor Jolie A. Covaciu said she has a tip that could save some taxpayers hundreds of dollars.

June 16, 2014 7:03 pm

Gary Hack Night may find solutions in city data

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and her administration want to leverage local computer and information technology experts to develop new applications the public can use.

March 22, 2014 7:21 pm
RICH JAMES: We're in for a boring primary election season

RICH JAMES: We're in for a boring primary election season

When the dust settled Friday as filing closed for the May primary elections, I couldn’t help but think the Lake County Democratic Party had lost its swagger.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Historical moment or colossal collapse? GOP must decide

MARC CHASE: Historical moment or colossal collapse? GOP must decide

Lake County Republicans took steps both forward and backward last week in their caucus election of a new county assessor, and time will tell if it’s a shining party moment or a colossal failure to achieve unity.

November 05, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Only 20 qualify for Lake assessor job

RICH JAMES: Only 20 qualify for Lake assessor job

Lake County Republican Chairman Dan Dernulc is in a precarious position.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am

Former Lake County assessor dies

SCHERERVILLE | Hank Adams, the first Republican to hold a countywide office in Lake County in more than 50 years, died Sunday.

October 06, 2013 6:30 pm

Settlement on All Property Tax Appeals Reached With Ameristar Casino

EAST CHICAGO | The Lake County Assessor and the City of East Chicago, along with its Redevelopment Board of Commissioners have reached a settlement with Ameristar Casino East Chicago to resolve all pending property tax appeals and to set an assessed value for Ameristar’s real property throug…

August 29, 2013 3:27 pm
DOUG ROSS: Pay attention to many pay disparities

DOUG ROSS: Pay attention to many pay disparities

When USW District 7 Director Jim Robinson railed about pay disparities last month, he was talking about the private sector. If he thinks that system is broken, he should see what's happening in the public sector.

February 08, 2013 12:00 am

Tax sale purchase pays off big

INDIANAPOLIS | It's not quite the Mega Millions jackpot, but the Indiana Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed a Lake County jury verdict awarding a Crown Point man $332,172 for 5.2 acres of Hammond land he purchased for $3,900 at a county tax sale.

March 30, 2012 6:00 pm Related

Lake assessor passes on Statehouse run

CROWN POINT | Lake County Assessor Hank Adams said Tuesday his supporters have talked him out of a run for the General Assembly.

February 07, 2012 9:45 am

Lake assessor says free lunch is over for Mickey D's

CROWN POINT | Lake County Assessor Hank Adams can report a few successes in his first year in office.

January 02, 2012 7:35 pm

Tax board puts final seal on $915,000 BP settlement

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals voted Thursday to ratify a settlement with BP's Whiting Refinery that will result in county government receiving $915,000 from the energy giant.

October 27, 2011 9:45 pm

Adams is my hero for assessing property fairly

I live in Griffith and have had a very hard time with the Calumet Township assessor's office. Every year we fight to have them not raise our assessment $100,000. Yes, for real! It happened again this year!

June 12, 2011 12:00 am

County appeal of BP assessment lives to see another day

The Indiana Tax Court has turned back BP's effort to have an appeal of the BP refinery's 2007 tax assessment thrown out of court.

December 29, 2010 12:00 am

Adams disdains $100-per-hour consultant

CROWN POINT | Lake County Assessor-elect Hank Adams doesn't take office for seven weeks but already has begun making his mark on county government by refusing the services of a $100-per-hour consultant.

November 17, 2010 5:52 pm
Seaton may return to driver's seat, but lose tax board appointment

Seaton may return to driver's seat, but lose tax board appointment

CROWN POINT | Carol Ann Seaton soon may regain her driving privileges, but lose her vote over the fate of thousands of Lake County property tax assessment appeals.

November 05, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Adams says recount would be all dollars and no sense

Adams says recount would be all dollars and no sense

CROWN POINT | Speculation about challenging Republican Hank Adams' upset victory in the Lake County assessor race Tuesday night may being cooling in light of some harsh realities.

November 04, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Adams first Republican to win countywide office in 60 years

Adams first Republican to win countywide office in 60 years

CROWN POINT | Republican Hanks Adams declared himself the winner Tuesday night in the Lake County assessor's race. He is the first Republican in 60 years to win a countywide race.

November 03, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Upsets are the norm in Lake assessor's race

Upsets are the norm in Lake assessor's race

CROWN POINT | The candidates for Lake County assessor have owned the headlines in recent weeks.

October 31, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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October 28, 2010 12:00 am Related
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