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OFFBEAT: Rural life honored Sept. 10 Purdue agriculture dinner at Avalon

OFFBEAT: Rural life honored Sept. 10 Purdue agriculture dinner at Avalon

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September 01, 2014 12:00 am
Electrical fire shuts Lake County Courthouse in Gary

Electrical fire shuts Lake County Courthouse in Gary

GARY | A small electrical fire Thursday morning in the basement of the Lake County Courthouse in Gary will require temporary changes to court operations.

August 28, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Clash erupts again over jail repair costs

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.

August 20, 2014 3:50 pm

U.S. Army Corps moving ahead with Hermit Lake sewer

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.

June 09, 2014 6:45 pm

New radios to broadcast Lake's new E-911 era

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.

May 22, 2014 6:56 pm

County commissioners open road project bids

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners opened bids on Wednesday for several county highway projects.

May 21, 2014 5:25 pm

Lake County commissioner fends off challenges to re-election

CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioner Roosevelt Allen Jr. knows he's in a fight.

April 24, 2014 7:00 pm

Lake County sheriff, commissioners face off over jail spending

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.

April 16, 2014 7:30 pm
House OKs naming road for Rudy Clay

House OKs naming road for Rudy Clay

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.

March 04, 2014 5:36 pm Related
Indiana Supreme Court declines to hear Lowell quarry case

Indiana Supreme Court declines to hear Lowell quarry case

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.

October 07, 2013 3:45 pm Related

It makes sense to use State Quantity Purchase Agreements for E911

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.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am

Tri-Creek townships want county help on public safety costs

Three townships and emergency responders in south Lake County say they deserve a piece of the county income tax pie.

August 10, 2013 5:45 pm

Lake County commissioners accept bids for bridge project

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.

July 17, 2013 6:45 pm

County: Consolidated E-911 system not an option – it’s a law

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.

May 23, 2013 2:02 pm
RICH JAMES: It's OK for a politician to change his mind

RICH JAMES: It's OK for a politician to change his mind

Mike Repay’s yard signs prior to the 2012 Lake County commissioner’s Democratic primary were emphatic — “No new taxes.”

May 15, 2013 12:00 am

Lake County commissioners OK money for state flyover data

CROWN POINT | When the state conducts a flyover of Northwest Indiana later this year, Lake County will be able to capture extensive geographic data.

January 16, 2013 7:15 pm

Lake commissioners defer action on E-911 system

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.

January 02, 2013 8:00 pm

Drainage Board tackles collapsed culvert on Spring Ditch

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.

December 19, 2012 6:09 pm

Proposed park in Merrillville would honor area unions

MERRILLVILLE | A piece of property some Merrillville officials have viewed as an eyesore is expected to be improved.

November 17, 2012 5:59 pm
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