Lake County Commissioners
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GARY | A small electrical fire Thursday morning in the basement of the Lake County Courthouse in Gary will require temporary changes to court operations.
CROWN POINT | Another clash about the cost of the federally mandated overhaul of Lake County Jail erupted at the Lake County Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday.
CROWN POINT | The project to replace the Hermit Lake sewage treatment plant with a regional pumping station and construction of a force main connection to the Crown Point sanitary sewer system is on track to begin by late fall.
CROWN POINT | Lake County police will be equipped with state-of-the-art communications radios by next year when a consolidation of public safety communications begins.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners opened bids on Wednesday for several county highway projects.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioner Roosevelt Allen Jr. knows he's in a fight.
CROWN POINT | Sheriff John Buncich said the feds have his back in a dispute with council finance officials over $400,000 of additional health care services for inmates in his work-release center.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 93-0 Tuesday to join the Senate in urging that the state transportation department rename Gary's Fifth Avenue for the late Gary Mayor Rudy Clay.
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.
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