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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.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos


It will be incumbent on dozens of Lake officials to run again in 2014

CROWN POINT | A lot of old faces will populate the new year's upcoming election ballot.

January 04, 2014 5:00 pm

County to E-911 skeptics: Take this call

ST. JOHN | Lake County officials say they have dumped their entire sugar canister into the latest E-911 proposed interlocal agreement to overcome city and town officials skeptical about the public cost of merging their police and fire communications into one network.

November 07, 2013 7:00 pm
Compromise floated to connect E-911 with cities, towns

Compromise floated to connect E-911 with cities, towns

ST. JOHN | Lake County officials outlined a compromise Thursday designed to calm opposition among suburban municipalities to the cost of a future E-911 emergency communications consolidation.

October 24, 2013 6:30 pm Photos


Lake County officials put E-911 consolidation calls on hold

CROWN POINT | A consolidated Lake County E-911 network promises state-of-the-art radio equipment allowing instantaneous communication among the county's different public safety agencies.

September 28, 2013 11:15 pm

Debate swells over Lake judicial selection

CROWN POINT | A St. John lawyer is challenging how Lake County picks its judges just as Gov. Mike Pence contemplates who he will name as the newest member of the county's judiciary.

September 24, 2013 6:30 pm
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