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Porter County Board Of Commissioners

Joint commissioner council meeting hears advice on hospital proceeds

VALPARAISO | Porter County Board of Commissioners and the County Council met during a joint session Monday to hear from attorney Brian Burdick to gain insight on how to best deal with the $160 million in proceeds from the sale of Porter Hospital.

July 21, 2014 9:00 pm
EDITORIAL: Keep hospital proceeds in public eye

EDITORIAL: Keep hospital proceeds in public eye

Even as Porter County officials approach a decision on how to invest their nest egg, they are leaving unanswered many key questions.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

County government at odds over proposed tax increase

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners is seeking to raise to the maximum level one of the tax rates used to fund county government.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Commissioners support new foundation idea for hospital proceeds

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted in favor to support an effort by the County Council to form a new foundation to handle at least part of the $159 million in proceeds from the 2007 sale of the former county hospital.

July 01, 2014 3:55 pm
Adult education returning to Porter County Jail

Adult education returning to Porter County Jail

VALPARAISO | Porter County Jail inmates without a high school diploma are receiving a second shot at education under a program that's been brought back.

May 20, 2014 6:00 pm
Commissioner campaign flyer called untrue

Commissioner campaign flyer called untrue

VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner candidate Jeff Good is crying foul over a campaign flyer by incumbent Nancy Adams in which she claims to have helped eliminate the county's multimillion dollar budget deficit without raising taxes.

May 02, 2014 11:50 am Photos

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Three Republicans vie for commissioner seat

Three Republicans vie for commissioner seat

VALPARAISO | There is a three-way Republican primary race underway for the Center District seat on the Porter County Board of Commissioners.

April 26, 2014 2:13 pm Photos

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Porter County asked to contribute to high-speed rail project

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners are considering a request to contribute $20,000 toward the first phase of a high-speed passenger train service between Chicago and Columbus, Ohio.

April 15, 2014 7:51 pm
DOUG ROSS: After winning jackpot, how to invest it?

DOUG ROSS: After winning jackpot, how to invest it?

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…

March 21, 2014 12:00 am Video
County joins Shared Ethics Advisory Commission

County joins Shared Ethics Advisory Commission

VALPARAISO | In the shadow of a growing FBI investigation and increasingly hostile atmosphere among elected officials, Porter County Commissioner Laura Blaney, D-South, said she felt the time was right for the county to join the regional Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

March 19, 2014 11:30 am

EDITORIAL: Let department heads manage staffs

The Porter County Council, which called on department heads to cut their budgets, now is dragging its feet on Auditor Bob Wichlinski's plan to address pay disparities among cross-trained employees.

March 10, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: County workers shouldn't be political pawns

GUEST COMMENTARY: County workers shouldn't be political pawns

After a few days out of town, I spent a few hours reviewing recent news articles and editorials. I find it necessary to spend a few minutes to address the continuing assault on our county employees by some individuals for no other reason than to score political points as they face re-election.

March 07, 2014 1:00 am

Porter County Parks and Recreation Board position open

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has a board position on the Parks and Recreation Board that needs to be filled in March.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am

Candidate challenge filed in GOP commissioner race

VALPARAISO | Porter County Board of Commissioners candidate William LaFever is challenging the candidacy of one of his Republican primary challengers, Jeff Good.

February 14, 2014 5:15 pm

Porter County Jail Museum Advisory Board position open

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has a board position on the Jail Museum Advisory Board that needs to be filled in February.

January 24, 2014 12:00 am

Porter Co. remap challenge rescheduled for Thursday

A court hearing has been rescheduled for Thursday on the legality of the Porter County Board of Commissioners last-minute redrawing of the County Council districts.

January 09, 2014 5:59 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Rivas should not have been removed from district

GUEST COMMENTARY: Rivas should not have been removed from district

The recent redrawing of Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas out of his home district by the Porter County Board of Commissioners was unnecessary and wrong.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo council opposes gay marriage ban

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso City Council on Monday voiced its opposition to submitting a proposed gay marriage ban amendment to a statewide vote in the fall.

December 23, 2013 8:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: We had no choice but to act on redistricting

GUEST COMMENTARY: We had no choice but to act on redistricting

Recent Times articles and editorials raised questions about the fairness and process of redistricting of the Porter County Council districts. Clearly, The Times failed to investigate the laws governing redistricting.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am

Porter County board positions open for 2014

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has board positions that need to be filled in January.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
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