Lake County Council
Do you want to see multiple competing political interests — the ones typically bent on ripping out each others' throats — join hands in a semblance of harmony? Just propose an interstate tollway through the serene rural area of an otherwise industrial county.
CROWN POINT | Spending Lake County taxes to stage an airshow outside the county won't fly with a majority of the Lake County Council.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council approved a resolution Tuesday opposing construction of the Illiana Expressway.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials on Tuesday approved the E-911 consolidation agreement.
The Lake County Council is poised today to vote on an E-911 consolidation plan that calls for a single call center. The council should approve this plan, and so should the municipalities that haven't done so already.
Eric Krieg has every right to speak his mind. It would just be nice if he would get something right once in a while.
CROWN POINT | The possibility of a proposed south Lake County quarry has broken to the surface after being buried in court for several years.
CROWN POINT | Councilman David Hamm said Thursday the county has reached a tentative labor agreement with the Lake County Jail corrections officers.
CHICAGO | The U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the theft conviction of former Lake County Clerk Thomas Philpot.
Lake County government — including most of its municipalities — is an absolute master at inventing excessive layers of bureaucracy, furthering inefficiencies and encouraging gridlock by way of foot dragging.
CROWN POINT | Lake County E-911 Executive Director Brian Hitchcock will add a deputy director to his staff after the Lake County Council approved creating the new $75,000-a-year position Tuesday in a 4-3 vote.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council tied up a few loose ends in preparation for Monday's final vote on a balanced 2014 budget for county government.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council conducted its annual theater of the absurd Thursday in reviewing proposed 2014 budgets of 55 local government entities, including cities, towns, library and conservancy districts and the like.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council gave its tentative approval to a 2014 budget that doesn't include a new pension plan for the county solid waste management district.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council dipped into its health insurance fund Monday to cure a potential $3.5 million budget deficit.
The budgeting process continues in Lake County, and the Lake County Council is in a unique position this year to go beyond what is expected and pass a budget that includes no further borrowing.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council deferred action Tuesday on a request by Lake County E-911 Executive Director Brian Hitchcock to hire an assistant.
When times are tight — and unavoidable but necessary expenses mount — does your family add more luxuries to the budget? Or do you cut frills to make ends meet?
I'd rather be a roofer on a sweltering July day than a member of the Lake County Council right now.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is prioritizing the possible expenditure of all the local income tax revenue — even before the state begins collecting the funds.
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