Lake County Surveyor
CROWN POINT | Lake County Surveyor Bill Emerson Jr. is asking the public not to dump yard waste near regulated drainage ditches.
INDIANAPOLIS | The two state officeholders seeking election in November insist they are not using government-owned equipment for campaign purposes, even though the State Ethics Commission recently concluded they could.
The revolving door between Northwest Indiana local government offices and the Hammond federal courthouse often makes our region the butt of public corruption jokes locally and abroad.
To avoid violating ethics rules, Indiana's seven statewide elected officials should write their own.
INDIANAPOLIS | The seven statewide elected officials can use state property for campaign purposes, so long as they approve a policy statement authorizing themselves to do so.
HAMMOND | The clanking of shackles around wrists and ankles of elected officials charged with public corruption sends a sensory message, whether intended by law enforcement or not.
Lake County contractors, builders and developers are invited to workshop on how to comply with the Clean Water Act and local stormwater ordinances.
CROWN POINT | Lake County contractors, builders and developers are invited to a workshop on compliance with local stormwater ordinances April 23 at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Surveyor Bill Emerson Jr. has posted online the location of hundreds of official surveying monuments to make his office's documents more available to the public.
The new Lake County surveyor should focus on the office's main priorities and do as much as possible to remove politics from that office.
SCHERERVILLE | An upcoming project will replace a crumbling culvert associated with the Spring Street Ditch in Schererville, town officials said.
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.
HAMMOND | George Van Til provided the ultimate letter of resignation from his elected county office Thursday, formally pleading guilty in Hammond federal court to felony crimes against taxpayers.
Lake County Surveyor George Van Til has signed a guilty plea, saving the taxpayers the cost of a trial and prompting yet another discussion about ethics in government and government reform.
Eric Krieg has every right to speak his mind. It would just be nice if he would get something right once in a while.
HAMMOND | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til's federal wire fraud case is scheduled to go to trial in two weeks.
The latest allegations against former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett — that state computers and possibly staff were used for his campaign fundraising — sound like something that might have happened in Lake County.
MERRILLVILLE | Work to enhance Kaiser Ditch wouldn't be as effective in alleviating drainage issues in Merrillville if the town weren't completing its own project addressing flooding issues, Lake County Surveyor George Van Til said.
HAMMOND | A federal magistrate has postponed the public corruption trial of Lake County Surveyor George Van Til to give him more time to prepare his defense.
HAMMOND | A federal judge has denied Lake County Surveyor George Van Til's request for an advance look at witness statements in his criminal corruption case.
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