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Ted Bilski

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 officials warn 3 towns of possible public safety nightmare

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.

June 05, 2014 5:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Guarding finances is important job

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.

May 27, 2014 12:00 am

Lake council talks pay raises for employees

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members said Tuesday they are considering pay raises next year for all county government employees.

May 13, 2014 7:47 pm

Council abolishes work-release program to fund federal mandate

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.

May 13, 2014 3:30 pm
MARC CHASE: 'Little guys' face important vote in 2014 elections

MARC CHASE: 'Little guys' face important vote in 2014 elections

Are you a "little guy" feeling stomped upon by bigger local government?

May 01, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

Lake County government is now alone in declining to pay for ethics training for employees. That's shameful. Porter and LaPorte counties have already committed to joining the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL: E-911 holdouts, answer call to action

The deadline for accomplishing E-911 consolidation in Lake County is just nine months away, yet four communities are still dragging their feet.

March 25, 2014 12:00 am

Council president vows no new taxes for E-911

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has left a message with E-911 -- no new taxes.

March 16, 2014 8:30 pm

Lake County approves $20 million E-911 borrowing

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council narrowly voted to borrow $20 million to launch a consolidated E-911 service despite concerns about the cost.

March 11, 2014 12:38 pm
Ted Bilski

Ted Bilski

Ted Bilski

February 18, 2014 6:27 pm

Lake County Council hit by flurry of overtime pay requests

CROWN POINT | If this winter's snow and cold hasn't gotten you down yet, just wait until you get the bill.

February 06, 2014 7:30 pm

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

Everybody wants a piece of county government's casino action

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are as generous with their casino revenues as they have to be.

December 24, 2013 12:00 am
Casinos decline, remain a winning hand for local governments

Casinos decline, remain a winning hand for local governments

Lake County government bodies have walked away from the tables with $1.1 billion since the county's four casinos opened 17 years ago.

December 21, 2013 11:50 pm Related

Lake County Council says no to Illiana Expressway

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council approved a resolution Tuesday opposing construction of the Illiana Expressway.

December 10, 2013 6:45 pm

Lake County Council prepared to vote on E-911 agreement

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is prepared to vote Tuesday on whether to approve the agreement merging 17 police and fire dispatch centers.

December 05, 2013 9:15 pm

Push to expand South Shore continues

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky believes the new Lake County local income tax could finally be the fuel needed to expand the South Shore commuter service.

November 09, 2013 11:47 pm

Proposed Lake County E-911 keeps changing to please suburban critics

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials sat down Friday afternoon and cut $1.2 million out of the proposed countywide E-911 budget next year.

October 27, 2013 11:20 pm

E-911 deputy director to be hired

CROWN POINT | Lake County E-911 Executive Director Brian Hitchcock will add a deputy director to his staff after the Lake County Council approved creating the new $75,000-a-year position Tuesday in a 4-3 vote.

October 08, 2013 7:30 pm
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