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Lake County Council

EDITORIAL: Income tax revenue isn't a catchall for new county spending

The lines just keep getting longer for sectors of local government begging for a piece of the revenue generated by the Lake County local option income tax.

July 15, 2014 12:00 am

St. John no longer short-changed on road repairs

ST. JOHN | The town council has talked about doing a major road project for several years, but, when it had only $200,000 to $250,000 a year to spend, the conversation was more of a brief chat followed by a long sigh.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Judicial employees don't merit special treatment

RICH JAMES: Judicial employees don't merit special treatment

What is it with some of the judges in Lake County?

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

Judges summon payday bonuses for court employees

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council bought time and some peace with much of the local judiciary by fattening their court budgets by $360,000.

June 10, 2014 6:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Guarding finances is important job

The Lake County Council did what it had to do in eliminating the work release program to pay for the additional correctional officers needed at the Lake County Jail.

May 27, 2014 12:00 am
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

The May 15 edition of the Roundtable discusses Gov. Pence's plan to expand Medicaid; the Indiana Board of Education changing licensing requirements for teachers; and the showdown between the Lake County Council and Sheriff John Buncich over additional correctional officers for the Lake County Jail.

May 15, 2014 3:56 pm
MARC CHASE: Jail mandate unshackles good government opportunity

MARC CHASE: Jail mandate unshackles good government opportunity

I could hear the collective gasps from a number of Lake County Government Complex officials earlier this week, and my office is several hundred yards away with sealed windows.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am

Lake council talks pay raises for employees

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members said Tuesday they are considering pay raises next year for all county government employees.

May 13, 2014 7:47 pm

Council abolishes work-release program to fund federal mandate

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials will close the sheriff's work-release program and lay off its 28 county employees to find the money to hire new corrections officers and mental health professionals to serve jail inmates.

May 13, 2014 3:30 pm

Hamm easily wins Democratic nomination in 1st Council District

CROWN POINT | David Hamm, the incumbent Lake County 1st District Councilman, easily won his party's nomination Tuesday, turning back a challenge from Antonio Dagett Sr. on the Democratic ticket.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am

Washington edges out Matlock for 3rd District County Council seat

CROWN POINT | Jamal Washington, of Merrillville, apparently will represent the Democratic Party in the general election for the 3rd District Lake County Council seat.

May 06, 2014 10:41 pm
EDITORIAL: We endorse Prince for Lake assessor

EDITORIAL: We endorse Prince for Lake assessor

Lake County Assessor Jolie Covaciu is the only Republican to currently hold countywide office in Lake County. Three Democrats — Jerome Prince, Michael Troxell and Jesus Ortiz Jr. — are vying for the chance to run against her in the Nov. 4 election.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am Video

Lake County Council – District 5 Candidates (D)

Incumbent Christine Cid and Alberto Ochoa are the candidates (D) for the Lake County Council – District 5.

April 22, 2014 4:08 pm
Lake County Council -- District 3 Candidates (D)

Lake County Council -- District 3 Candidates (D)

Ron Matlock and Jamal Washington are the candidates (D) for the Lake County Council -- District 3.

April 22, 2014 3:30 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
EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

Lake County government is now alone in declining to pay for ethics training for employees. That's shameful. Porter and LaPorte counties have already committed to joining the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am Related
MARC CHASE: Fiscal restraint in Lake County, no fooling

MARC CHASE: Fiscal restraint in Lake County, no fooling

Who knew Lake County government could exercise a measure of fiscal restraint?

April 15, 2014 12:00 am
Lake County Council-District 1 Candidates (D)

Lake County Council-District 1 Candidates (D)

Incumbent David Hamm and Antonio Daggett Sr. are the candidates (D) for Lake County Council - District 1.

April 14, 2014 6:30 pm

EDITORIAL: E-911 holdouts, answer call to action

The deadline for accomplishing E-911 consolidation in Lake County is just nine months away, yet four communities are still dragging their feet.

March 25, 2014 12:00 am
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