Lake County Government
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.
Maybe it's not yet time to dial 911 on every aspect of Lake County government, but keep your smartphone on keypad mode just in case.
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The Shared Ethics Advisory Commission has three more members — Hobart, Lowell and LaPorte County. It's a sign the government ethics bandwagon is gaining momentum, but it still isn't rolling fast enough.
Write this down please, noting the date, time and where you were when you read it. I am in firm agreement with a north Lake County government leader — one who operates north of Ridge Road — on a particular issue. His suggestion of creating clearer city ordinances should spread like wildfire …
Some people do the right thing only when someone else is walking behind them with a large stick, ready to swing it at any misstep. This can be true in crime, foreign policy and local government.
A federal grand jury indicted Roosevelt Powell and two other men in fall 2006 on felony charges of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit theft of government funds and eventually added the charge of filing a false income tax return.
HAMMOND | Embattled Lake County Surveyor George Van Til is trying to compel federal prosecutors to give him an advance look at witness statements made against him in his criminal corruption case.
CROWN POINT | Nearly 10 years worth of payroll records of the Lake County surveyor's office were subpoenaed recently by federal agents, officials said.
One of the selling points, though not the only one, for enacting a local income tax in Lake County is to thaw the property tax levy that has been frozen by the state Legislature since 2007. Wednesday's action in the Indiana House of Representatives muddied the waters but didn't build a bridg…
Over the last several months, there has been a lot of discussion on a Lake County local option income tax. During this time, our constituents, our bosses, have overwhelmingly said we do not want a tax. Some of the reasons they have are:
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