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Lake County Council

Candidates for Lake Co. Council – District 1

Candidates for Lake Co. Council – District 1

Incumbent David Hamm (D) and candidate Bryan Ciers (R) discuss their goals and qualifications with The Times Editorial Board.

October 23, 2014 6:27 pm
Candidates for Lake Co. Council – District 4

Candidates for Lake Co. Council – District 4

Incumbent Dan Dernulc (R) and Katy Dowling (D) discuss their goals and qualifications with The Times Editorial Board.

October 23, 2014 6:11 pm
Candidate for Lake Co. Council – District 7

Candidate for Lake Co. Council – District 7

Candidate Eldon Strong (R) discusses his goals and qualifications with The Times Editorial Board.

October 22, 2014 10:44 am
Candidate for Lake Co. Council – District 7

Candidate for Lake Co. Council – District 7

Eldon Strong (R) discusses his goals and qualifications with The Times Editorial Board.

October 21, 2014 3:32 pm
Judge seals expenses for defense in Blount's trial

Judge seals expenses for defense in Blount's trial

CROWN POINT | A Lake County judge has ordered the county auditor's office to seal itemized billings, expenses and fees for the defense of a man accused of killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield. 

October 14, 2014 6:45 pm Related

Niemeyer mulls renewed waste district legislative reforms

A region lawmaker who once chaired Lake County's waste district board said it may be time to renew a legislative push to reform the controversial government agency's business practices.

October 13, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake County didn't have a surplus to blow

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake County didn't have a surplus to blow

This is in response to your Sept. 18 editorial regarding the Lake County Council, "Lake County Blowing Through Surplus."

October 10, 2014 12:00 am

Alarm bells sound as Lake officials discuss pulling back pay raises

CROWN POINT | A Lake County Council debate about reducing some employees' pay raises turned out to be a false alarm during a real false alarm.

October 09, 2014 6:10 pm

Lake Council finishes heavy lifting on balanced 2015 budget

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council completed most of its work on a balanced 2015 budget Tuesday by heading off a potential court battle with Superior Court judges.

October 07, 2014 6:40 pm
Some Lake waste district officials want review of take-home vehicles

Some Lake waste district officials want review of take-home vehicles

The 34 new vehicles were purchased over 13 years, with a combined price of $1.2 million.

October 05, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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RICH JAMES: McDermott disappoints on South Shore

RICH JAMES: McDermott disappoints on South Shore

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott has jumped off the South Shore just as the train was leaving the station.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

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
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