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Workshop will help contractors comply with stormwater ordinances

Lake County contractors, builders and developers are invited to workshop on how to comply with the Clean Water Act and local stormwater ordinances. 

April 03, 2014 9:00 am

Workshop April 23 to cover Clean Water Act compliance

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.

April 01, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County surveyor posts documents online

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.

March 17, 2014 7:45 pm

EDITORIAL: New surveyor should push for reform

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.

January 08, 2014 12:00 am

Drainage work scheduled in Schererville

SCHERERVILLE | An upcoming project will replace a crumbling culvert associated with the Spring Street Ditch in Schererville, town officials said.

January 01, 2014 8:15 pm
DOUG ROSS: What sentence would fit Van Til's crimes?

DOUG ROSS: What sentence would fit Van Til's crimes?

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.

December 06, 2013 12:00 am Video
Van Til formally pleads guilty to public corruption

Van Til formally pleads guilty to public corruption

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.

December 05, 2013 1:45 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Van Til's plea offers ethics, reform lessons

EDITORIAL: Van Til's plea offers ethics, reform lessons

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.

December 03, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Krieg is Lake GOP's unofficial mud-thrower

RICH JAMES: Krieg is Lake GOP's unofficial mud-thrower

Eric Krieg has every right to speak his mind. It would just be nice if he would get something right once in a while.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am

Lake County Surveyor to face federal trial in two weeks

HAMMOND | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til's federal wire fraud case is scheduled to go to trial in two weeks. 

November 25, 2013 8:45 pm
DOUG ROSS: Feds should launch Bennett investigation

DOUG ROSS: Feds should launch Bennett investigation

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.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Surveyor continues drainage project along Kaiser Ditch

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.

September 04, 2013 9:00 pm

Van Til trial postponed until Dec. 9

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.

July 25, 2013 6:15 pm
Judge denies Van Til request to see witness statements

Judge denies Van Til request to see witness statements

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.

July 16, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Van Til demands witness statements from the feds

Van Til demands witness statements from the feds

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.

June 21, 2013 1:56 pm Photos

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RICH JAMES: Why did feds make a spectacle of Van Til?

RICH JAMES: Why did feds make a spectacle of Van Til?

It’s been bugging me for a year.

May 28, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Lessons to learn from Van Til's indictment

EDITORIAL: Lessons to learn from Van Til's indictment

Lake County Surveyor George Van Til's name was added Friday to the long list of Northwest Indiana public officials indicted on federal public corruption charges.

May 20, 2013 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL: Replenish rainy day funds for flood control

People in the Chicago area, including Northwest Indiana, have seen the wrath of nature this week. Flooded roads. Flooded basements. Commuting nightmares.

April 19, 2013 12:00 am

Lake officials weigh ways to spend $15M borrowed cash

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials have big plans for spending the $15 million they borrowed this year.

April 04, 2013 7:03 pm

Lake County rural subdivisions seeing major improvement in drainage

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials were impressed Wednesday with dramatic changes that have taken place over the summer in once flood-prone subdivisions south of Schererville.

November 23, 2012 6:11 pm
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