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Lake County commissioners pay vendors, consultants

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners on Tuesday awarded $2.6 million in consultant contracts and supplies.

February 19, 2014 8:30 pm

Lake highway workers sue county for overtime pay

HAMMOND | Coinciding with the approach of the Labor Day holiday, a group of Lake County Highway Department workers are crying foul over complaints of uncompensated overtime work.

August 29, 2013 8:03 pm
County recycling districts offer different service levels

County recycling districts offer different service levels

With vastly differing budgets, the Lake County Solid Waste Management District and the Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction District are worlds apart in what they can offer people who recycle.

March 24, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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When everyone works together, things get done

With each Spring comes the optimism of a new baseball season, gardens popping up and warmer weather. This year, Spring will also signal the start of several projects resulting from intergovernmental cooperation between the Town of Munster and the City of Hammond, Lake County, and the Little …

February 15, 2013 12:00 am

Lake commissioners defer action on E-911 system

CROWN POINT | At its first meeting of 2013 on Wednesday, the Lake County Board of Commissioners deferred action on contracts for the county’s state-mandated E-911 consolidation until the Lake County Public Safety Communications Commission meets later this month.

January 02, 2013 8:00 pm

Road closure on 109th Ave. set for Tuesday, Wednesday

CROWN POINT | A portion of 109th Avenue between Iowa and Colorado streets will be closed for repairs from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the Lake County Highway Department.

August 19, 2012 12:00 am

Lake County highway truck hits, injures department employee

CROWN POINT | A Lake County Highway Department worker was struck by a Highway Department truck Wednesday morning in Crown Point, sending the employee to the hospital.

August 15, 2012 7:52 am

Highway department opens portion of Grand Boulevard

MERRILLVILLE | A stretch of Grand Boulevard has been opened to traffic after months of closure.

April 01, 2012 6:00 pm

Lake commissioners give green light to road work loan

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners gave their approval Wednesday to a plan to borrow $5 million to repair crumbling rural road.

March 21, 2012 6:45 pm

Bridge work continues in Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | The Lake County Highway Department hopes a bridge replacement project on Grand Boulevard in Merrillville will be completed next month.

February 07, 2012 12:00 am
Times POY 2011 - Blizzard

Times POY 2011 - Blizzard

Lake County Highway Department driver Roger Ohlenkamp walks through deep snow to prepare a chain to tow his snowplow out of a ditch in Crown Point on Feb 2. The truck ended up in a ditch due to a civilian driver that would not move.

December 30, 2011 12:34 pm

Bridge work continues on Grand Boulevard

MERRILLVILLE | Bridge replacement on Grand Boulevard near 93rd Avenue could be finished in mid-January, according to the Lake County Highway Department.

November 25, 2011 7:00 pm

Broad St. to close from 61st to 73rd for drainage repairs

Broad Street from Avenue H (61st Avenue) and 73rd Avenue will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday for drainage repairs, Lake County Highway Department officials said Tuesday.

October 18, 2011 6:41 pm
Sandbags deployed to Kankakee River towns

Sandbags deployed to Kankakee River towns

The Lake County Highway Department sent sandbags to communities along the Kankakee River in anticipation of flooding, officials said Wednesday.

April 27, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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POTW Jan 30-Feb 5 - Blizzard

POTW Jan 30-Feb 5 - Blizzard

Lake County Highway Department driver Roger Ohlenkamp walks through deep snow to prepare a chain to tow his snowplow out of a ditch in Crown Point on Feb. 2. The truck ended up in a ditch due to another driver who would not move.

February 04, 2011 2:11 pm
Highway plows cut a line through winter's worst

Highway plows cut a line through winter's worst

A homeowner attacking his snow-enveloped driveway saw an approaching Lake County Highway Department plow Wednesday morning, dropped his snow shovel and held up an offer written on paper plates: "$40 -- driveway."

February 03, 2011 12:00 am Related
Blizzard of 2011

Blizzard of 2011

A Lake County Highway Department snow plow is towed out of a ditch Wednesday in Crown Point. The truck ended up in a ditch because of a motorist who would not move.

February 02, 2011 5:31 pm
Snow plows work to clear the snow

Snow plows work to clear the snow

Lake County Highway Department driver Roger Ohlenkamp drives his snow plow Wednesday through Crown Point.

February 02, 2011 12:25 pm
Snow plows work to clear the snow

Snow plows work to clear the snow

Lake County Highway Department driver Roger Ohlenkamp returns his chain to the tool box of his snow plow Wednesday after being towed from a ditch in Crown Point. The truck ended up in a ditch due to a civilian driver that would not move.

February 02, 2011 12:25 pm
Snow plows work to clear the snow

Snow plows work to clear the snow

A Lake County Highway Department snow plow is stuck in a ditch Wednesday in Crown Point. The truck ended up in a ditch due to a civilian driver that would not move.

February 02, 2011 12:25 pm
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