Lake County Council
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.
Incumbent Christine Cid and Alberto Ochoa are the candidates (D) for the Lake County Council – District 5.
Ron Matlock and Jamal Washington are the candidates (D) for the Lake County Council -- District 3.
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.
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.
Who knew Lake County government could exercise a measure of fiscal restraint?
Incumbent David Hamm and Antonio Daggett Sr. are the candidates (D) for Lake County Council - District 1.
The deadline for accomplishing E-911 consolidation in Lake County is just nine months away, yet four communities are still dragging their feet.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has left a message with E-911 -- no new taxes.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly adjourned for the year late Thursday night, ending a 10-week session dominated initially by the marriage amendment, but concluding with proposals to significantly improve the state's roads, preschool education, criminal code and other matters.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council narrowly voted to borrow $20 million to launch a consolidated E-911 service despite concerns about the cost.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly is likely to wrap up its work this week a day or two ahead of Friday's mandatory adjournment deadline.
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.
It was about a month ago that state Rep. Charlie Brown had harsh words for Speros Batistatos.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, has proven once again that anything is possible at the Indiana General Assembly until the moment the annual legislative session is gaveled closed.
INDIANAPOLIS | A street running through the heart of Gary soon could be renamed to honor a late mayor whose heart pulsed with the rhythm of the city he loved.
CROWN POINT | Randy Palmateer asked Lake County officials Wednesday to rate his first year as their representative on the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.
INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal to require the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority have its budget approved by the Lake County Council will not advance out of a House committee prior to Tuesday's deadline.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council unanimously opposes a call by Gov. Mike Pence to eliminate the business personal property tax.
The new Lake County surveyor should focus on the office's main priorities and do as much as possible to remove politics from that office.
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