CROWN POINT | A late decision by Republican Lake County Council members permitted passage of a 2015 budget with the first across-the-board pay raises for county government employees in seven years.
This is in response to your Sept. 18 editorial regarding the Lake County Council, "Lake County Blowing Through Surplus."
CROWN POINT | County and suburban officials at odds over E-911 consolidation Thursday traded messages of frustration and accommodation.
CROWN POINT | A Lake County Council debate about reducing some employees' pay raises turned out to be a false alarm during a real false alarm.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council completed most of its work on a balanced 2015 budget Tuesday by heading off a potential court battle with Superior Court judges.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is getting it from all sides in the debate over potential county employee pay raises in 2015.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has tentatively passed a 3 percent pay raise for most, but not all full-time county government employees.
CROWN POINT | Lake officials may lose $2.6 million a year in public safety funds if Cedar Lake, St. John and Schererville won't merge their police, fire and emergency medical service communications by year's end.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Council President Ted Bilski has a 3 percent solution for county employees wanting a pay raise.
CROWN POINT | Lake County police officers and the County Council faced off Tuesday over the failure of contract talks to produce pay raises.
CROWN POINT | Lake politicians could find their labor supporters have become angry protesters this fall if a dispute over county police lingers.
CROWN POINT | Budget makers for county government started work Thursday with a $10 million surplus and almost as many suggestions of how to spend it.
CROWN POINT | Lake officials have called the plumbers into the county jail, which is leaking red ink.
CROWN POINT | Lake County government employees have watched their elected officials lavish tens of million this year on everyone but them.
CROWN POINT | Republicans have opted not to oppose six incumbent Democratic elected officials this fall.
CROWN POINT | Lake officials fear a public safety crisis in three suburban towns if they don't soon join the new county E-911 system.
The Lake County Council did what it had to do in eliminating the work release program to pay for the additional correctional officers needed at the Lake County Jail.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members said Tuesday they are considering pay raises next year for all county government employees.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials will close the sheriff's work-release program and lay off its 28 county employees to find the money to hire new corrections officers and mental health professionals to serve jail inmates.
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