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Lake County Commissioner

Niemeyer, Hanford win state senate primaries

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, is a step closer toward reclaiming the Indiana Senate seat once held by his late father, Ernie.

May 06, 2014 9:15 pm
EDITORIAL: We endorse Allen for Lake County commissioner

EDITORIAL: We endorse Allen for Lake County commissioner

Incumbent Roosevelt Allen Jr. faces challenger Lita Filippo for the Democratic nomination for Lake County commissioner in the 1st District.

April 29, 2014 12:00 am Video
Lake County Commissioner - District 1 Candidates (D)

Lake County Commissioner - District 1 Candidates (D)

Incumbent Roosevelt Allen Jr. and Lita Filippo are the candidates (D) for Lake County Commissioner - District 1.

April 16, 2014 4:13 pm

EDITORIAL: Honor Clay, but choose another path

It's nice to see the late Rudy Clay be honored by the Indiana Senate, with the potential to rename Fifth Avenue in Gary in honor of the longtime politician who was so passionate about his city. But perhaps there's a better way to honor him.

February 24, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Get ball rolling to get trains rolling

For a state that prides itself on transportation innovation, Indiana is woefully behind when it comes to passenger rail service.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
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
RICH JAMES: Rudy and I spent a number of years together

RICH JAMES: Rudy and I spent a number of years together

Nobody didn’t like Rudy Clay.

June 04, 2013 5:57 pm
Tax sails; veto fails

Tax sails; veto fails

Lake County Commissioner Mike Repay, D-Hammond, responds to comments about his recent decision not to support the veto of a local income tax in his office at the Lake County Government Complex in Crown Point.

May 10, 2013 2:57 pm

EDITORIAL: Local input should influence Illiana design

Already, opponents are lining up against the Illiana Expressway, even before the actual route is chosen. The opposition is premature at best.

March 07, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Raykovich has baggage, so send him packing

RICH JAMES: Raykovich has baggage, so send him packing

One of the guys at the heart of the East Chicago sidewalks-for-votes scandal wants to get into Lake County government.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Commissioners, not NRA, run Lake County

RICH JAMES: Commissioners, not NRA, run Lake County

Starting today, Times readers will see a new columnist, Rich James, on A3 on Sundays and Wednesdays, in the spot formerly occupied by the late Mark Kiesling's columns.

January 20, 2013 12:00 am
Scheub's victory is one for the ages

Scheub's victory is one for the ages

CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioner Gerry Scheub may be in the autumn of his years, but he was in season with voters.

November 06, 2012 7:30 pm Photos

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Scheub complains about fat E-911 contingency costs

CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioner Gerry Scheub, D-Crown Point, is questioning whether the estimated cost of constructing a proposed E-911 emergency communications command center is more than $1.6 million too high.

October 28, 2012 6:30 pm

Lake County may borrow $15.5M from Porter County

CROWN POINT | Lake County government soon may be indebted to Porter County, literally.

October 17, 2012 6:30 pm
Democratic 3rd District Lake County commissioner candidates in photo finish

Democratic 3rd District Lake County commissioner candidates in photo finish

HAMMOND | The Democratic primary race for 3rd District Lake County commissioner was too close to call Tuesday night, with Lake County Councilman Michael C. Repay leading North Township board member Richard J. Novak by only double digits.

May 08, 2012 10:30 pm Photos

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1,247 days into trash-to-ethanol contract, little to show for it

Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lake County Government Complex in Crown Point to discuss the future of the 1,247-day-old trash-to-ethanol contract, The Times provides a look at the time and some of the events that have come to pass.A timeline…

April 18, 2012 8:00 pm

I'm glad we vetoed local option income tax

My dictionary defines "option" as "a freedom of choice," the right to choose! Yet, because Lake County's commissioners in 2007 vetoed a proposed local option income tax, your governor and state officials enacted legislation to freeze the general fund levy of all of Lake County's cities, town…

August 07, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: What is the deal with the Lake County Jail?

GUEST COMMENTARY: What is the deal with the Lake County Jail?

Millions are needlessly spent for housing Lake County Jail inmates beyond its 650 staffing capacity.

July 13, 2011 12:00 am
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