Questionable expenses using taxpayer money are creeping back into Lake County Solid Waste Management District financial reports, and some officials are trashing the practice.
The sign in the locker room said, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
GRIFFITH | U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky told an overflow crowd Tuesday night to get behind the proposed South Shore Line extension now because another opportunity won't be coming down the tracks.
GRIFFITH | The Town Council wants residents' input on whether it should kick nearly $400,000 toward South Shore Line expansion into Dyer.
GRIFFITH | Residents south of Main Street are under a 48-hour boil order after a water main break Sunday disrupted service, officials said.
HAMMOND | The mayor is vowing that new business growth in Griffith, Highland and Whiting will remain in the toilet until those municipalities resolve their sewer rate dispute with Hammond.
Rick Ryfa, candidate for Griffith Town Council
GRIFFITH | Griffith will explore shifting its wastewater treatment to the Gary Sanitary District.
Lake County's deadline for E-911 consolidation is rapidly approaching. The time for objections by St. John officials and others is over.
The Crown Point and and Lake Station mayors are joining the call to merge E-911 services into a single Lake County network.
HAMMOND | A lawsuit filed against Griffith leaders by the town's former top cop has been dismissed, federal court records show.
HAMMOND | Griffith officials filed a motion Wednesday asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought against them by a former Griffith police chief.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County solid waste district should temper spending of new income tax revenues with frugality rather than using it for proposed employee pensions, a district board member says.
CROWN POINT | The path and funding mechanism for possible Lake County solid waste district employee pensions have not yet been decided, the district's top employee said Thursday.
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.
A national chemical company announced it has begun producing commercial-grade ethanol using yard and plant waste at its Vero Beach, Fla., plant.
The collapse of the trash-to-ethanol plan earlier this year killed any political will for a consolidated garbage disposal contract in Lake County, a top waste official says.
GRIFFITH | Several town officials were named in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday by former Police Chief Ronald Kottka over his ouster as Griffith’s top cop.
HAMMOND | City officials and the town of Griffith are having a bureaucratic brawl that is completely in the sewer.
GARY | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin has parked much of her office's fleet of take-home cars in response to criticism over the high cost of its public relief services.
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