Lake County Commissioners
INDIANAPOLIS | Backers of a proposed limestone quarry east of Lowell cleared a key legal hurdle Monday when the Indiana Supreme Court declined to review a lower court ruling that allowed the project to proceed.
You have been reading about Lake County’s trials and tribulations to consolidate 18 separate emergency dispatch operations. State law requires that all 92 counties have consolidated dispatch centers in operation by Dec. 31, 2014.
Three townships and emergency responders in south Lake County say they deserve a piece of the county income tax pie.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday accepted bids from vendors to reconstruct the Columbia Avenue bridge over the Little Calumet River between Hammond and Munster at an estimated cost of $1.5 million.
CROWN POINT | Consolidating Lake County’s E-911 networks into one countywide system isn’t an option; it’s state law. And it will cost all 17 municipal units most of their public safety funds whether officials agree with the mandate or not.
Mike Repay’s yard signs prior to the 2012 Lake County commissioner’s Democratic primary were emphatic — “No new taxes.”
CROWN POINT | When the state conducts a flyover of Northwest Indiana later this year, Lake County will be able to capture extensive geographic data.
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.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Drainage Board on Wednesday declared an emergency situation involving a collapsed culvert along the Spring Street Ditch that’s threatening Joliet Street in downtown Schererville.
MERRILLVILLE | A piece of property some Merrillville officials have viewed as an eyesore is expected to be improved.
HAMMOND | David Hamm, former city councilman and fire chief, is a candidate for an upcoming vacancy on the Lake County Council.
Lake County is guaranteed at least one new county commissioner next year and should get another newcomer as well.
CROWN POINT | A Merrillville physician appears ready to get another year to bring the Lake County Jail back to health.
LAKE DALECARLIA | After three years of working toward a dream of rehabilitating dams in this unincorporated community, local leaders and Lake County officials gathered Monday to watch their project get under way.
CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners voted Wednesday to borrow $7,226,000 to settle a lawsuit over unsanitary conditions in the county jail.
CROWN POINT | A judge has given North Township Board member Richard J. Novak time to fully challenge the outcome of last month's Democratic primary election in the 3rd District Lake County commissioner race.
CROWN POINT | Lake County public safety officials are proposing a new county taxing district to pay for the infrastructure of consolidating 911 police dispatchers.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to award a contract for reconstructing a section of the Lake County Jail.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter wants a special prosecutor appointed to investigate an alleged weapons violation against a county official.
GARY | The Lake County commissioners' special assistant recently appointed to the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority was being held at the Gary City Jail on Tuesday after allegedly pointing a loaded gun at a motorist Monday night, police said.
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