GRIFFITH | Griffith is holding one last fling before winter with this weekend's Oktoberfest and Fall Festival.
GRIFFITH | Griffith is looking at an $18.9 million budget for 2015.
Parking spaces and scissors may be key to reforming "embarrassing" spending practices within the Lake County solid waste district, several board members say.
The 34 new vehicles were purchased over 13 years, with a combined price of $1.2 million.
The Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board was created by the state Legislature to promote recycling and divert trash from landfills.
An employee at the center of the Lake County solid waste district designer purse scandal has resigned, the agency's acting director confirmed Tuesday.
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
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