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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For a state that prides itself on transportation innovation, Indiana is woefully behind when it comes to passenger rail service.
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.
CROWN POINT | The possibility of a proposed south Lake County quarry has broken to the surface after being buried in court for several years.
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.
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.
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.
CROWN POINT |It's open bidding season on some of the oldest and most lucrative service contracts in Lake County government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About a quarter of a million dollars in new Lake County income tax revenues would help fund retirement benefits for solid waste district administrators and staff under a new proposal, a top district official said.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials once again are on the lookout for county employees running personal errands in publicly owned cars.
CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners are formalizing employment of the new E-911 director, but delaying hiring a technology consultant for purchasing new communications infrastructure.
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