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EDITORIAL: We endorse Prince for Lake assessor

EDITORIAL: We endorse Prince for Lake assessor

Lake County Assessor Jolie Covaciu is the only Republican to currently hold countywide office in Lake County. Three Democrats — Jerome Prince, Michael Troxell and Jesus Ortiz Jr. — are vying for the chance to run against her in the Nov. 4 election.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am Video

Ortiz to remain on primary ballot for Lake assessor

CROWN POINT | Jesus L. Ortiz Jr. will remain on the May 6 Democratic primary ballot as a qualified candidate for Lake County assessor.

February 21, 2014 7:00 pm
Covaciu wins Lake County GOP caucus

Covaciu wins Lake County GOP caucus

CROWN POINT | Jolie Covaciu became Lake County's first female county assessor Friday evening.

November 01, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Desperate measures can be shining examples

MARC CHASE: Desperate measures can be shining examples

Desperate times indeed call for desperate measures in some cases. But a sign of good leadership in politics is tackling a desperate measure with thoughtfulness -- acting in the best possible interest of taxpayers.

October 29, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Rare political bird Adams leaves worthy legacy

MARC CHASE: Rare political bird Adams leaves worthy legacy

In November 2010, a member of the rarest of an endangered species in Lake County showed a glimmer of hope for the rest of the ultra-thin herd. A member of the Republicanis genus Conservitorus actually found an unlikely foothold in Lake County politics.

October 08, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: How you can appeal your property tax assessment

GUEST COMMENTARY: How you can appeal your property tax assessment

It’s that time of year again when leaves are turning color and Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder is mailing the now annual Form 11 property assessment notices. Their September arrival means our local governments can continue providing public safety and our quality of life – without having to borrow.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am
Ill health forces Lake assessor to resign

Ill health forces Lake assessor to resign

CROWN POINT | Lake County Assessor Hank Adams resigned Tuesday because of ill health.

October 01, 2013 5:00 pm
Porter hospital agrees to provide county with taxing documents

Porter hospital agrees to provide county with taxing documents

VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital agreed Friday to turn over documents said to be needed to complete an assessment of the site for tax purposes. The agreement brought a surprise end to a lawsuit filed by the Porter County assessor.

July 26, 2013 10:50 am

EDITORIAL: Let state assess unique properties

The legal tussle over a property tax appraisal for Porter Regional Hospital pits the hospital officials against Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder. It shouldn't have to be that way, however.

July 24, 2013 12:00 am

Lake County Council establishes new E-911 department

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council gave final approval Tuesday to create a Lake County Public Safety Communications Department that will operate the future combined E-911 center.

July 09, 2013 6:30 pm

Lake official likes that only 9,000 hate their tax assessment

CROWN POINT | Lake County's latest survey of property values appears to be going down a lot easier with the public than a decade ago when a reassessment launched a taxpayers revolt.

March 27, 2013 7:22 pm
House's zero tax assessment from Lake County is a mystery

House's zero tax assessment from Lake County is a mystery

CEDAR LAKE | A local family recently got a notice from Lake County tax officials that sounds like a dream come true.

January 29, 2013 11:55 am
Gary House race may hinge on question of priorities

Gary House race may hinge on question of priorities

INDIANAPOLIS | Should a state representative focus only on issues important to his or her district or push for legislation affecting all Hoosiers?

April 28, 2012 5:46 pm

EDITORIAL: Progress on tax front is appealing

Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder, like his Lake County counterpart, Hank Adams, should be commended for whittling down a backlog of appeals.

October 06, 2011 12:00 am

Payday comes early for Lake County officials

CROWN POINT | Lake County's local government officials happily picked up property tax revenue checks that were earlier and fatter than last year.

July 27, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Business (not) as usual for Lake assesor

MARK KIESLING: Business (not) as usual for Lake assesor

It's not against the law or in violation of any ordinance or statute to be involved in a political conflict of interest in Lake County government.

March 28, 2011 12:00 am

Krusa removed from Lake tax board

CROWN POINT | Lake County Assessor Hank Adams called for and got two new faces on the county's Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals.

March 23, 2011 6:00 pm
EDITORIAL: Legislators, look at Blumenberg example

EDITORIAL: Legislators, look at Blumenberg example

Nothing says as much about Indiana's crazy property tax assessment process as former Calumet Township Assessor appealing the assessment on his own home -- when the work was done by his own employees.

February 04, 2011 12:00 am Related
EDITORIAL: Assessing the Porter County assessor

EDITORIAL: Assessing the Porter County assessor

When Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder took office, he promised to do his best to make that office operate efficiently, effectively and fairly. There was more work to be done than he realized.

February 03, 2011 12:00 am Related

Former official hoisted on his own assessment?

CROWN POINT | Former Calumet Township Assessor Booker Blumenberg may be unhappy with high taxes on his Gary home because its real estate value was poorly assessed -- by his own employee.

January 29, 2011 12:00 am
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