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Lake County Council

Lake council brings police, jail officers into 3% pay group

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council voted Monday to extend its proposed 3 percent pay raise to hundreds of county police and corrections officers.

September 22, 2014 6:00 pm
WILLIAM NANGLE: Police should ease pressure on candidates

WILLIAM NANGLE: Police should ease pressure on candidates

Forget about good government; just show me the cash.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Lake County blowing through surplus

EDITORIAL: Lake County blowing through surplus

Let's get this straight. The Lake County Council approved a big 1.5 percent local income tax and the county still says it doesn't have enough money to meet current needs?

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Lake cops hope to arrest political donations

CROWN POINT | Lake County police officers are trying to starve the re-election campaigns of several officials to force county government into granting them pay raises.

September 17, 2014 9:37 am

Lake pay raise wouldn't be across the board

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has tentatively passed a 3 percent pay raise for most, but not all full-time county government employees.

September 11, 2014 8:30 pm

Council president picks a number in the pay raise debate

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council President Ted Bilski has a 3 percent solution for county employees wanting a pay raise.

September 09, 2014 2:41 pm
County Council, cops bicker over raises

County Council, cops bicker over raises

CROWN POINT | Lake County police officers and the County Council faced off Tuesday over the failure of contract talks to produce pay raises.

September 09, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Lake officials prefer bonds

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials continue to grow their public debt even as they plan to take in more tax revenue in 2015.

September 08, 2014 4:00 pm

New tax creates surplus for Lake budget makers

CROWN POINT | Budget makers for county government started work Thursday with a $10 million surplus and almost as many suggestions of how to spend it.

September 04, 2014 7:00 pm

Lake County officials ask, but may not receive budget wishes

CROWN POINT | Local government officials took advantage of the one day in the year when they can ask for salary increases, more employees and new office supplies and no one tells them no.

September 03, 2014 7:30 pm
Waste board members calling for fiscal scrutiny

Waste board members calling for fiscal scrutiny

At least four Lake County solid waste district board members are calling for a review of an agency tuition reimbursement program after learning it wasn't created by board vote and isn't written in any official district policies.

August 23, 2014 11:00 pm

Council puts off tower in face of health protest

CROWN POINT | An emotional protest from rural Lake County homeowners temporarily blocked a proposed communications tower.

August 12, 2014 7:30 pm
Official's 'briefcase' gift actually designer purse, accessories

Official's 'briefcase' gift actually designer purse, accessories

At least four Lake County solid waste district officials said they were misled last month by district Executive Director Jeff Langbehn regarding the purchase of a $751.14 graduation gift for a female government employee.

August 11, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Lowell drafts job requirements for first full-time firefighter

LOWELL | The Town Council has given preliminary approval to the job requirements for the town's first full-time firefighter.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am

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
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