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Marcus Malczewski

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
Road salt supplies questionable for some Ill., Ind. departments

Road salt supplies questionable for some Ill., Ind. departments

CHICAGO | Nearly 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find road salt after last winter's record frigid temperatures and snowfall depleted supplies, according to local leaders and state officials who oversee a shared procurement process.

July 28, 2014 1:51 pm Photos

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Lake County Council approves weather-related overtime money

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council shoveled $137,000 of overtime pay over to the Lake County Highway Department on Tuesday to compensate the staff for long hours removing snow.

February 11, 2014 6:45 pm

Lake County Council hit by flurry of overtime pay requests

CROWN POINT | If this winter's snow and cold hasn't gotten you down yet, just wait until you get the bill.

February 06, 2014 7:30 pm
Lake County commissioners say neglect spawned potholes

Lake County commissioners say neglect spawned potholes

CROWN POINT | The state and Lake County want to steer public outrage over potholes that swallowed Cline Avenue and caused headaches for drivers and flat tires away from themselves.

January 15, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Lake County officials wish gridlock on plans for Illiana Expressway

CROWN POINT | A state highway official who asked Lake County officials for help in planning the Illiana Expressway instead got an earful of why the proposed highway is a bad idea.

February 27, 2013 7:00 pm

Icy pavements make travel across NWI region hazardous

Freezing rain left ice on major roads and side streets Sunday afternoon.

January 27, 2013 6:58 pm

Lake County Council paves way for highway department raises

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council on Tuesday approved across-the-board 3 percent pay raises for the Lake County Highway Department.

August 14, 2012 8:45 pm

Lake County Council borrows millions to fix roads, settle jail suits

CROWN POINT | This year just got millions of dollars more expensive for Lake County taxpayers.

April 10, 2012 6:30 pm
Milder winter conserves region's municipal coffers

Milder winter conserves region's municipal coffers

A pile containing a slag and salt mixture, foreground, sits near a pile of pure slag in the Lake County Highway Department yard in Crown Point. The slag-salt mixture is used during very low temperatures to reduce ice and create better traction on streets. Thanks to a very mild winter, the Hi…

March 16, 2012 2:10 pm
Milder winter conserves region's municipal coffers

Milder winter conserves region's municipal coffers

Marcus Malczewski, Lake County Highway Department superintendent, stands near some of the county's 11,000 tons of road salt surplus. "Next year, if this continues, we won't have to buy much salt," he said about the mild winter. He said that is good and not so good. The county locks in bids i…

March 16, 2012 2:10 pm

Wheel tax may roll into Lake County

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council will consider creating a local vehicle tax designed to raise as much as $10 million to repair potholes in streets and roads.

April 14, 2011 8:15 pm

Advice to travelers: Don't panic

Local government agencies and hospitals are taking precautions for the impending blizzard. Educate yourself on what they advise for staying safe in the next couple of days.

January 31, 2011 1:40 pm
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