As the Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board prepares to hire a new director, it should focus not just on reducing costs but also on setting a new direction for the agency.
The Lake County solid waste district terminated the contract of its longtime executive director Wednesday amid accusations he misled board members about a $751.14 designer purse and accessories given to a female subordinate.
GRIFFITH | The town's sixth annual Rock 'N' Rail Festival features music, food vendors and a beer garden -- all on the roadway and sidewalks of Broad Street by Town Hall.
At least four Lake County solid waste district board members are calling for a review of an agency tuition reimbursement program after learning it wasn't created by board vote and isn't written in any official district policies.
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.
At least four Lake County solid waste district officials said they were misled last month by district Executive Director Jeff Langbehn regarding the purchase of a $751.14 graduation gift for a female government employee.
GRIFFITH | Residents along the Cady Marsh Ditch, who may be forced to buy federal flood insurance, are asked to attend a special Town Council forum tonight.
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.
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