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NICTD signals it's all in with South Shore expansion

NICTD signals it's all in with South Shore expansion

The South Shore Line's operator on Friday took a major step toward applying for federal aid to build a $571 million extension by voting unanimously to hire AECOM, of Los Angeles, to develop a draft environmental impact study.

March 28, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: E-911 holdouts, answer call to action

The deadline for accomplishing E-911 consolidation in Lake County is just nine months away, yet four communities are still dragging their feet.

March 25, 2014 12:00 am

Extended warranty increases E-911 costs

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners bought the extended warranty package Wednesday on the county's new E-911 radio hardware.

March 19, 2014 7:30 pm
MARC CHASE: Doing right apparently pays off in E-911 consolidation

MARC CHASE: Doing right apparently pays off in E-911 consolidation

Who knew doing the right thing actually pays off? It happened in Lake County this week to the tune of about $1.3 million in taxpayer savings, according to government estimates.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am

Lake commissioners give Motorola $13M E-911 contract

CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioners voted Wednesday to borrow up to $21 million to build an E-911 countywide network and to give most of it to Motorola Solutions Inc. of Schaumburg.

February 19, 2014 4:45 pm

Commissioners may ask AG to help with E-911 holdouts

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are debating whether four suburban communities that haven't joined the consolidated E-911 network need more time — or more pressure.

February 12, 2014 8:00 pm
Flat Rock Tap goes smoke-free

Flat Rock Tap goes smoke-free

Business owners often grumble after the imposition of smoking bans, such as when the state forbade lighting up in restaurants and most other workplaces in 2012.

February 02, 2014 6:00 am
RICH JAMES: South Shore expansion might be chugging along

RICH JAMES: South Shore expansion might be chugging along

Lake County elected officials too often expend more energy finding excuses as to why they can't do something as opposed to getting something done.

January 31, 2014 12:00 am
Travel at your own risk: Ex-INDOT workers raise concerns

Travel at your own risk: Ex-INDOT workers raise concerns

The Indiana Department of Transportation fired an employee for posting a video on the social media about Cline Avenue's potholed surface earlier this month.

January 25, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Get ball rolling to get trains rolling

For a state that prides itself on transportation innovation, Indiana is woefully behind when it comes to passenger rail service.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
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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Date set for south county quarry development

CROWN POINT | The possibility of a proposed south Lake County quarry has broken to the surface after being buried in court for several years.

November 20, 2013 12:15 pm

Lake County officials check out health care

CROWN POINT | After months of looking for a new health insurance administrator and big savings, Lake County officials ended up with the same one they've used for eight years.

October 16, 2013 1:37 pm

Lake officials put brakes on cops' take-home cars

CROWN POINT | About 120 Lake police officers who drive home their county-owned squad cars are in the middle of a struggle among county officials over how much freedom they should have to drive the vehicles.

October 03, 2013 7:10 pm
MARC CHASE: Open bidding needed, even if horse pushes cart

MARC CHASE: Open bidding needed, even if horse pushes cart

Lake County officials might have placed the cart before the horse in their decision to first pass a local income tax before further exploring ways to cut costs.

September 24, 2013 12:00 am

Lake County officials turn to bargain-hunting

CROWN POINT |It's open bidding season on some of the oldest and most lucrative service contracts in Lake County government.

September 17, 2013 6:00 pm

Lake Co. commissioners vote to give lawyers extra payday

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners complained bitterly but eventually agreed to pay a Merrillville law firm an additional $80,000 to defend the Sheriff's Department from litigious jail inmates.

August 22, 2013 6:30 pm
MARC CHASE: E-911 hope tempered by more folly

MARC CHASE: E-911 hope tempered by more folly

Maybe it's not yet time to dial 911 on every aspect of Lake County government, but keep your smartphone on keypad mode just in case.

August 22, 2013 12:00 am

Lake County officials prefer competitive bidding for E-911 gear

CROWN POINT | Lake officials pushing for open, competitive bidding to build the county's consolidated E-911 system may have the winning hand in the debate on whether bargain-hunting or speed should be paramount.

August 19, 2013 6:15 pm

Hamm: New revenues should go to projects, not pensions

Lake County's top solid waste district official said he wants all new income tax revenues to be directed to a fund for projects or operating expenses, not employee pensions.

August 14, 2013 8:30 pm
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