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.
Winfield is a young but growing town and deserves some credit for trying to think ahead.
First the bad news: Lake County estimates show less than 13 percent of registered voters bothered to visit the Tuesday primary polls.
WINFIELD TOWNSHIP | Paulette Skinner was the apparent winner Tuesday in the race for the Republican nomination for Winfield Township trustee.
Incumbent Roland Brauer faces challenger Paulette Skinner in the Republican run-off election for the Winfield Township trustee's office.
CROWN POINT | Maybe it's the uniform, but Lake County Sheriff John Buncich is the most attractive candidate on the ballot to political donors.
It's clear the Lake County GOP needs some serious counseling for an acute case of split personality disorder.
WINFIELD | Lake County Republican officials say one of their candidates hurt the party by friending a Democratic candidate's Facebook page.
Lake County needs a strong two-party system, but the infighting in the Lake County Republican Party isn't helping.
The smoking gun implicating a Winfield GOP precinct committeewoman in crimes against her party is finally revealed.
You better watch what and who you "Like" on Facebook. You never know who might use a simple tap of the mouse against you.
CROWN POINT | One potential Republican candidate for a vacant Lake County Council seat said recently he won't be running for the post.
WINFIELD | While Winfield continues to experience residential growth, the community still holds on to its small-town feel, Town Council President Paulette Skinner said.
The agency charged with managing Lake County's solid waste seems not to be concerned about wasting the taxpayers' dollars. The plan for an extra payout to its top leaders is further evidence in support of that notion.
"Greedy" and "excessive" are among words used by some members of the Lake County solid waste management district board to describe a retirement plan proposed for district employees.
Paulette Skinner, candidate for Crown Point Town Council, At-large
How long will the Winfield Town Council allow a man who no longer lives in the town to continue to be considered a council member?
It's time for the Winfield Town Council to abide by the spirit of the law, not the letter.
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