Lake County Government
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.
Taxpayers picked up the tab for at least 565 restaurant bills totaling $38,594.29 for Lake County solid waste district employees and their guests since 2008, a Times computer-assisted review of the agency's credit card bills and receipts shows.
If a Times reporter collected a local government paycheck on the side, would that hamper your trust in the journalist's ability to fairly cover local government news?
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.
What is it with some of the judges in Lake County?
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.
Growing up, did you ever call your parents mean or heartless for buying you off-brand shoes or jeans instead of a pair of Nikes and Levi's?
The South Shore Line commuter rail extension to Dyer is chugging along. But it needs to pick up more speed to meet the local funding match.
Former Lake County Surveyor George Van Til is a friend of mine. He's been my friend since 1968. What happened to him is a tragedy. However, he lied to me, and he lied to you, and he abused the public trust.
It was some eight years ago when it seemed government across Northwest Indiana – particularly Lake County – had reached an ethical low.
Watching the reactions to former Lake County Surveyor George Van Til's guilty plea has been interesting. The comments I've read and heard say a lot about people's outlook on life, not just their political views.
At least five people should be giving extra thanks during their Thanksgiving dinners for newly approved, lucrative Lake County government contracts that further carve into taxpayers' wallets.
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.
Lake County officials might have placed the cart before the horse in their decision to first pass a local income tax before further exploring ways to cut costs.
As chairman of the Lake County Public Safety Communications Commission, it is my responsibility to set the record straight.
CROWN POINT |It's open bidding season on some of the oldest and most lucrative service contracts in Lake County government.
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.
One shouldn't rake others over the coals for committing acts of folly if one isn't prepared to provide some measure of praise when those criticized end up doing something right.
I'd rather be a roofer on a sweltering July day than a member of the Lake County Council right now.
Lake County sure knows how to spice it up, and spice can be a good thing if it's awakening flavors in otherwise bland food.
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