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Lake drainage board receives project bids

CROWN POINT | Four sanitary sewer and ditch maintenance projects moved forward a step with bids opened at Wednesday’s meeting of the Lake County Drainage Board.

August 20, 2014 4:16 pm

Clash erupts again over jail repair costs

CROWN POINT | Another clash about the cost of the federally mandated overhaul of Lake County Jail erupted at the Lake County Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 3:50 pm

Lake Co. board green-lights south county quarry

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Drainage Board voted 2-1 Wednesday to approve the Singleton Stone quarry over the objections of south county farmers and residents.

August 13, 2014 6:30 pm

Lake County government employees prefer payroll to pension

CROWN POINT | Government workers get little in the way of respect or pay raises, and the state is cutting pension annuity payments for those who haven't retired by Oct. 1

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Calling all dispatchers: Lake to hire E-911 communicators

CROWN POINT | Lake County will be calling police, fire and emergency medical dispatchers this month as they prepare to staff their E-911 service.

July 31, 2014 11:35 am

Commissioners pump more millions into E-911

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials pumped more than $22 million Wednesday into public safety services, a new voter information system and a property tax survey.

July 16, 2014 6:00 pm

GOP won't oppose seven Dem incumbents this fall

CROWN POINT | Republicans have opted not to oppose six incumbent Democratic elected officials this fall.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am

Lake official wants to block suburban E-911 plan

CROWN POINT | The Lake County E-911 chairman said he is building a back-up emergency call center in East Chicago as a bulwark against a rival public safety dispatch service proposed by Cedar Lake and Schererville town officials.

June 26, 2014 5:00 pm

Lake E-911 officials tell St. John they want change of scenery

ST. JOHN | County officials have a message for St. John town officials who want to opt out of their E-911 communications network — you are too far away.

June 23, 2014 5:48 pm

E-911 holdouts are in county officials' rearview mirror

ST. JOHN | County and municipal officials are moving forward to merge Lake's police, fire and emergency medical radio communications without four skeptical communities.

May 01, 2014 7:00 pm

Ross Democrats pick their favorites in May 26 primary

MERRILLVILLE | Lake County's incumbent and veteran politicians got most of the love from the Merrillville Democratic precinct organization during its recent candidates night.

April 29, 2014 11:20 am

Lake County commissioner fends off challenges to re-election

CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioner Roosevelt Allen Jr. knows he's in a fight.

April 24, 2014 7:00 pm

Dems endorse candidates for May 6

LAKE STATION | The combined Lake Station, New Chicago and Hobart Township Democratic precinct organization endorsed the re-election of most incumbent officials in next month's primary.

April 21, 2014 8:45 pm

NWI step closer to millions in federal development grants

CROWN POINT | Northwest Indiana could be in line for millions of dollars in U.S. Commerce Department grants for new development in the area.

April 21, 2014 5:00 pm

County puts out help wanted sign for public safety dispatchers

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are calling all police and fire dispatchers to join the new E-911 service.

February 27, 2014 7:36 pm
MARC CHASE: Doing right apparently pays off in E-911 consolidation

MARC CHASE: Doing right apparently pays off in E-911 consolidation

Who knew doing the right thing actually pays off? It happened in Lake County this week to the tune of about $1.3 million in taxpayer savings, according to government estimates.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am
Election lottery is tops for lucky candidates

Election lottery is tops for lucky candidates

CROWN POINT | The odds of appearing atop the heap of candidates for the May 6 primary were nearly even for both public officials seeking re-election and their challengers.

February 18, 2014 9:30 pm

Commissioners may ask AG to help with E-911 holdouts

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are debating whether four suburban communities that haven't joined the consolidated E-911 network need more time — or more pressure.

February 12, 2014 8:00 pm
RICH JAMES: We're in for a boring primary election season

RICH JAMES: We're in for a boring primary election season

When the dust settled Friday as filing closed for the May primary elections, I couldn’t help but think the Lake County Democratic Party had lost its swagger.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am
Officials call on Indiana Legislature to fix broken Lake tax break

Officials call on Indiana Legislature to fix broken Lake tax break

CROWN POINT | Lake County is home to a well-meaning, but poorly worded, tax break meant to help its poorest homeowners but enriches their more wealthy neighbors.

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