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Woman at center of waste district purse scandal resigns

Woman at center of waste district purse scandal resigns

An employee at the center of the Lake County solid waste district designer purse scandal has resigned, the agency's acting director confirmed Tuesday.

September 23, 2014 7:30 pm
Langbehn stands to lose highest statewide waste district salary

Langbehn stands to lose highest statewide waste district salary

At least $107,000 in annual salary and compensation, a $600-per-month government funded take-home vehicle and a district credit card used for thousands of dollars in meal purchases and gas annually could all be at risk Wednesday.

September 02, 2014 12:00 am Related
Will a designer purse end Langbehn's career?

Will a designer purse end Langbehn's career?

Jeff Langbehn's 21-year tenure as director of the Lake County solid waste district has survived a multimillion-dollar lawsuit settlement, a failed trash-to-ethanol contract costing taxpayers thousands more and a nearly successful legislative attempt to strip his agency's taxing authority.

September 01, 2014 11:00 pm
Waste board members calling for fiscal scrutiny

Waste board members calling for fiscal scrutiny

At least four Lake County solid waste district board members are calling for a review of an agency tuition reimbursement program after learning it wasn't created by board vote and isn't written in any official district policies.

August 23, 2014 11:00 pm

Expensive graduation gift isn't only perk for waste district employee

A $751.14 designer purse and matching accessories weren't the only perks a Lake County solid waste district employee received -- at taxpayer expense -- for completing her master's degree, a Times review shows.

August 19, 2014 5:30 pm
EDITORIAL: Agency's purse strings need tight control

EDITORIAL: Agency's purse strings need tight control

Lake County Solid Waste Management District Executive Director Jeff Langbehn said in the past the briefcase purchased for an employee's graduation gift was similar to the one he bought his own son. Really? He bought his son a designer handbag?

August 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Official's 'briefcase' gift actually designer purse, accessories

Official's 'briefcase' gift actually designer purse, accessories

At least four Lake County solid waste district officials said they were misled last month by district Executive Director Jeff Langbehn regarding the purchase of a $751.14 graduation gift for a female government employee.

August 11, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER

It's been proven over and over again that presentation is everything. Though fashion is often dismissed as frivolous and personal style as an unattainable aspiration to be French, what is more important than how we look? Reconciling the person we see in the mirror as a projection of who we a…

July 31, 2013 2:15 pm
Heel Thyself: The Secret of Cork Soles and Lucky Shoes

Heel Thyself: The Secret of Cork Soles and Lucky Shoes

Female relationships with shoes has long been fraught and pre-dates Imelda Marcos, Carrie Bradshaw and Lady Gaga by many years. My mother routinely wore 3-4 inch spike heels when going out at night and then during the day when she was working part-time in an office. My grandmother, a sixth g…

July 30, 2013 4:45 pm Photos

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Fashion designers drawn to causes near and dear

Fashion designers drawn to causes near and dear

Fashion designers sometimes get to wear their hearts on their sleeves, making their personal connection to charitable causes part of their public lives.

December 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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2012 styles that made our heads turn

2012 styles that made our heads turn

Every year fashion offers up the good, the bad and the ugly. But what the industry is really built on, and consumers respond to, is buzz.

December 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Emerald green is Pantone's top color of 2013

Emerald green is Pantone's top color of 2013

Emerald is no longer green with envy. The rich, vibrant shade is Pantone LLC's Color of the Year for 2013, beating out all the other shades of the rainbow.

December 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Michelle Obama picked Kors for Election Night

Michelle Obama picked Kors for Election Night

As Michelle Obama stepped on stage with her husband in Chicago early Wednesday morning, she accepted her role not only as first lady but fashion tastemaker for four more years — this time, wearing a Michael Kors magenta silk chine pin-tucked dress.

November 11, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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Five Easy Pieces: Presto, a wardrobe!

Five Easy Pieces: Presto, a wardrobe!

In a dream world, we would throw out the contents of our closets every season and begin anew. We would wear only new, hip, trendy clothes—straight out of fashion magazines. After all, that’s what the stores and catalogs try to sell us: the idea that we need to completely revamp our look every year.

November 01, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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Why Fashion Weeks in New York, Paris and Milan matter

Why Fashion Weeks in New York, Paris and Milan matter

To those of us not attending the highly touted, uber-produced fashion shows in New York, Paris, London or Milan, the concept of a designated Fashion Week feels remote. It is easy to wonder: Do the current designs by Balenciaga or Valentino or Calvin Klein have anything to do with our everyda…

October 14, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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