CROWN POINT | An emotional protest from rural Lake County homeowners temporarily blocked a proposed communications tower.
The new Lake County surveyor should focus on the office's main priorities and do as much as possible to remove politics from that office.
It was some eight years ago when it seemed government across Northwest Indiana – particularly Lake County – had reached an ethical low.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is prepared to vote Tuesday on whether to approve the agreement merging 17 police and fire dispatch centers.
CROWN POINT | Councilman David Hamm said Thursday the county has reached a tentative labor agreement with the Lake County Jail corrections officers.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council conducted its annual theater of the absurd Thursday in reviewing proposed 2014 budgets of 55 local government entities, including cities, towns, library and conservancy districts and the like.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members remained cautious about future spending requests Tuesday despite last week's passage of the local option income tax that promises tens of million of dollars in new revenues.
CROWN POINT | Lake County is one step closer to a local income tax.
CROWN POINT | A consolidated E-911 system won't be a toll free call for Lake County taxpayers.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council put the E-911 merger on hold Tuesday until its staffs can estimate how much a unified emergency communications system would cost the county and where to find the money.
The heat is on in Lake Station, where discussion of the city court erupted into shouting and heated exchanges at the City Council meeting last week. Despite all the sound and fury, there is an opportunity for rational analysis.
LAKE STATION | Officials found little common ground during a special City Council meeting held Thursday to discuss revenue generated by the city courts.
LAKE STATION | The City Council is looking to possibly abolish city court by Jan. 1, City Attorney Ray Szarmach said.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members may renew debate on a $30 million loan for E-911 consolidation if it isn't already too late.
CROWN POINT | A Lake County Council member says he is getting closer to calling for a vote on whether to kick more than 20 lawyers off a publicly financed health insurance program if it will save taxpayer dollars.
CROWN POINT | This year just got millions of dollars more expensive for Lake County taxpayers.
CROWN POINT | A Gary Public Library board member next month at a public hearing will have to defend her decision to support closure of the city's main library.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members will take their closest look ever into the future finances of 60 other local government agencies.
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