VALPARAISO | Porter County Treasurer Mike Bucko is bringing nearly two decades of service to county government to an early end, in part, because remaining in office would mean an 11 percent reduction in his public pension payout.
Even as Porter County officials approach a decision on how to invest their nest egg, they are leaving unanswered many key questions.
If you had won Tuesday's $400 million Mega Millions jackpot, how long would it take you to decide what to do with that money? I'm guessing it would take you a lot less time than for Porter County officials to reach a decision on the $140 million jackpot they received when they sold Porter Ho…
The announcement that Valpo is close to inking a deal with a company that plans to invest more than $200 million to locate in the city has raised a lot of questions starting with "How do I get some of that?"
Northwest Indiana radio came alive on Friday night in Valparaiso with a star-studded cast including Senator Ed Charbonneau as Superman, Heather McCarthy and Leigh Morris and Saturday afternoon John Records Landecker broadcasting from Top Dog in Michigan City.---Pat Colander, Associate Publis…
In shutting down the total quality management program last week, the Porter County Council put the county back in the Dark Ages.
PORTAGE | The City Council will consider resetting the tax rate for the cumulative capital development fund.
Porter County Surveyor Kevin D. Breitzke, center, speaks with county Treasurer Mike Bucko, left, on Saturday before being sworn in to office at the Porter County Courthouse in Valparaiso.
Democrat Mike Bucko, center, is sworn in as county treasurer by Judge David L. Chidester as Bucko's wife, Carolyn, stands near on Saturday.
Christmas carols can help your holiday mood, unless your office Muzak station just played "Feliz Navidad" for the 912th time in the past two hours. In that case, I understand if you are looking forward to reindeer steaks on Christmas Day.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members said they are prepared to take a final vote Tuesday on borrowing $15.5 million next year to meet anticipated spending on the county jail, its roads and drainage waterways, and other services.
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.
Let's say for the sake of argument that I make $100,000 a year at my job.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Treasurer Mike Bucko said Thursday the proposed loan of up to $15.5 million to neighboring Lake County is just the latest in what is shaping up to be a profitable investment move.
CROWN POINT | Lake County government soon may be indebted to Porter County, literally.
VALPARAISO | Five years after the sale of the county hospital, members of the Porter County Board of Commissioners and Council gained access Saturday to the $160 million in sale proceeds.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Treasurer Mike Bucko is taking advantage of a recent change in state law that he helped implement that allows property owners to set up a payment plan and avoid the upcoming tax sale.
Make no mistake. Bank of America Corp. doesn't make mistakes like the mistake it made with Valparaiso Councilman John Bowker's property taxes.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Treasurer John Petalas said thousands of home and business owners can banish millions of dollars of tax penalties and late interest payments under an upcoming amnesty program. They need to follow two simple rules.
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