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Tax Sale

Lake tax sale brings in $1.4M

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners collected $1,479,900 for the sale of tax delinquent properties in the first real estate auction this year.

March 19, 2014 6:00 pm
Farmer's cultivation of cemetery reaps a place in history

Farmer's cultivation of cemetery reaps a place in history

John Kramer stands in the Fuller Cemetery near his home in West Creek Township. Kramer, who has been farming 300 acres in the area since the 1960s, saved the cemetery from possible conversion into a subdivision when he bought it two years ago in a commissioners' tax sale. It went on sale by …

January 16, 2014 3:31 pm
Farmer's cultivation of cemetery reaps a place in history

Farmer's cultivation of cemetery reaps a place in history

Snow covers the grounds at the Fuller Cemetery at Sheffield and 169th avenues in West Creek Township. The cemetery dates back to the early 1880s.

January 16, 2014 3:31 pm
The Handbuilt City strives to rebuild Gary, house by house

The Handbuilt City strives to rebuild Gary, house by house

GARY | Vacant homes and weed-ridden lots seem to outnumber houses people still live in on some residential streets in Gary.

December 23, 2013 4:00 pm

Valpo to seek deed to derelict dome

VALPARAISO | The city took the first step toward acquiring the vacant former Natural Ovens dome Friday.

November 01, 2013 5:00 pm

Lake government strikes it rich from Internet sales

CROWN POINT | Lake County's tax delinquent properties generated more than $21.6 million in bids from real estate speculators during the 2013 Lake County Treasurer's tax sale.

September 30, 2013 7:15 pm

Lake County tax sale ends on profitable note

CROWN POINT | The Lake County commissioners' summer tax sale ended Thursday with the public buying 491 real estate parcels.

July 25, 2013 9:15 pm

300 properties sold on first day of Lake Co. tax auction

CROWN POINT | The Lake County commissioners' summer tax sale generated $200,000 on its first day, county officials said.

July 23, 2013 7:15 pm

Lake tax sale looms for thousands of tardy taxpayers

CROWN POINT | About 9,000 delinquent Lake County taxpayers have nine weeks to mend their ways or face losing their property.

July 10, 2013 5:45 pm

Lake County rakes in $3M during three-day tax sale

CROWN POINT | The Lake County commissioners' spring tax sale closed Thursday after raking in $3,046,500 during three days.

April 25, 2013 9:00 pm

Lake County tax sale off to a million-dollar start

CROWN POINT | The Lake County commissioners' spring tax sale gleaned $1,285,800 in its first day.

April 24, 2013 6:30 pm

Lake County commissioners schedule 2013 tax sales

CROWN POINT | Delinquent taxpayers beware.

February 27, 2013 6:15 pm

Lake County commissioners target 13,000 properties for tax sales

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners will hold tax sales this spring and summer and oppose any new legislation that would cut into the potential profits they could make.

January 16, 2013 8:30 pm

Lake County tax sale hits 13-year high

CROWN POINT | The Lake County treasurer said Tuesday that the 2012 tax sale was a $17.8 million success.

August 28, 2012 7:00 pm

Lake tax sale doing brisk business

CROWN POINT | Lake County Treasurer John Petalas said he is encouraged by public interest in his nontraditional tax sale at the halfway mark.

August 21, 2012 4:00 pm
Porter County offering payment plan for delinquent taxpayers

Porter County offering payment plan for delinquent taxpayers

VALPARAISO | Porter County Treasurer Mike Bucko is taking advantage of a recent change in state law that he helped implement that allows property owners to set up a payment plan and avoid the upcoming tax sale.

August 08, 2012 9:00 pm

Lake County commissioners' summer tax sales heats up

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners have put more than $649,000 in the public treasury from their version of a second-hand sale.

June 27, 2012 10:53 am

EDITORIAL: Amnesty is good for county, taxpayers

Offering forgiveness of tax penalties to collect property taxes from delinquent taxpayers is a great way to offer a single chance to make good before properties are subject to tax sales.

June 10, 2012 12:00 am

County error leads to tax sale notice for homeowner who had paid taxes

LOWELL | Tom Spencer didn't notice the address on the envelope when he signed for a piece of mail, but he did notice the contents said his home had been purchased at tax sale.

June 02, 2012 7:00 pm

Lake County commissioners pursue tax auction cheats

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners want to bring the gavel down on deceptive bidders at their tax sales.

April 05, 2012 12:00 am

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