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Larry Blanchard

County, suburban E-911 deal may be patched together

County, suburban E-911 deal may be patched together

CROWN POINT | Three suburbs reluctant to join Lake County's E-911 communications network may sign up after all, if county officials offer written guarantees to rein in costs.

October 23, 2014 6:45 pm

Uninsured inmates boost Lake jail medical bills to $8.3M

CROWN POINT | Lake taxpayers will pay $8.3 million in medical bills over the next two years for uninsured inmates at the Lake County Jail.

October 15, 2014 7:31 pm

Lake government consultants get another helping

CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioners Wednesday distributed a $1.2 million-dollar cornucopia of consultant and vendor contracts a week before Thanksgiving Day.

November 21, 2013 12:00 am

Lake commissioners hope new vendor search yields millions in savings

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners got a start last week on what promises to be millions of dollars in savings.

September 23, 2013 6:57 pm

St. John challenging its E-911 share

ST. JOHN | St. John officials fear they are going to be overcharged for their participation in a consolidated E-911 network.

August 26, 2013 11:00 pm

Despite bounty of new taxes, Lake County debt looms large

CROWN POINT | Lake County could be on the receiving end of an $18 million tax windfall next year.

May 18, 2013 7:00 pm

Nonpartisan group to rally April 29 against Lake County income tax

CROWN POINT | A group of political activists plans to hold a taxpayer rally later this month to protest the adoption of a local income tax.

April 17, 2013 5:00 pm

Pooling E-911 services likely to soak taxpayers

CROWN POINT | A consolidated E-911 system won't be a toll free call for Lake County taxpayers.

April 06, 2013 11:00 pm

Council prepares to cancel attorneys insurance

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is prepared to cancel the taxpayer-subsidized health insurance benefits for 32 attorneys now working for county government.

March 07, 2013 8:00 pm

Lake County officials retiring government complex escalators

CROWN POINT | The public will have to work its way around a construction zone limiting access to the Lake County Government Complex's administration building for several months.

March 04, 2013 6:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Lake cuts spending, but needs revenue

Lake County's new study showing it is one of the most frugal county governments in the state looks good on paper, but remember, this is looking at what the study identifies as core services and doesn't discuss other important issues, like public transportation, that are not universal across …

December 13, 2012 12:00 am

Study concludes Lake County government is a bargain

CROWN POINT | Lake residents now enjoy one of the most frugal county governments in the state, according to a new study released Monday by the Board of Lake County Commissioners.

December 10, 2012 7:14 pm

Lake County releasing government spending analysis Monday

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are slated to release a study early Monday analyzing county government's spending patterns during the last five years.

December 05, 2012 9:10 pm

Inexorable pressure for a Lake County income tax?

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is borrowing, rather than taxing, its way to a balanced 2013 budget.

November 26, 2012 12:00 am

Lake income tax is a big 'if'

CROWN POINT | Lake County has avoided passing a local income tax over questions about its fairness.

November 25, 2012 12:00 am

Niemeyer will leave County Council on Tuesday

CROWN POINT | Lake County Councilman Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, said he will resign as a member of the county government's fiscal body on Tuesday.

November 13, 2012 7:02 pm
Two GOP figures may seek Lake council seat

Two GOP figures may seek Lake council seat

LOWELL | Two south Lake County Republicans may be candidates to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Lake County Council.

November 09, 2012 6:40 pm

Lake County Council strikes a bargain on health insurance

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members announced they will vote Tuesday for an overhaul of county government's troubled health insurance plan.

November 08, 2012 7:00 pm

Lake County officials say they are credit worthy

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials want to assure the public that county government can handle its debt — even though it already owes creditors more than $100 million and is about to borrow more.

October 22, 2012 6:15 pm
Lake budget time is reminder of tax reforms

Lake budget time is reminder of tax reforms

CROWN POINT | Local government's financial affairs aren't on the rocks yet, but Lake County's elected officials can hear the roar of the breakers -- the circuit breakers.

October 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos


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