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Ted Bilski

Lake County budget squeaks by with GOP help

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.

October 14, 2014 7:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake County didn't have a surplus to blow

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake County didn't have a surplus to blow

This is in response to your Sept. 18 editorial regarding the Lake County Council, "Lake County Blowing Through Surplus."

October 10, 2014 12:00 am

Lake E-911 sides could meet next week

CROWN POINT | County and suburban officials at odds over E-911 consolidation Thursday traded messages of frustration and accommodation.

October 09, 2014 7:58 pm

Alarm bells sound as Lake officials discuss pulling back pay raises

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.

October 09, 2014 6:10 pm

Lake Council finishes heavy lifting on balanced 2015 budget

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.

October 07, 2014 6:40 pm

Pressure rises over Lake County government pay raises

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is getting it from all sides in the debate over potential county employee pay raises in 2015.

September 18, 2014 11:10 am

Lake pay raise wouldn't be across the board

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has tentatively passed a 3 percent pay raise for most, but not all full-time county government employees.

September 11, 2014 8:30 pm

3 suburbs have Lake E-911 over a $2.6 million barrel

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.

September 11, 2014 3:55 pm

Council president picks a number in the pay raise debate

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council President Ted Bilski has a 3 percent solution for county employees wanting a pay raise.

September 09, 2014 2:41 pm
County Council, cops bicker over raises

County Council, cops bicker over raises

CROWN POINT | Lake County police officers and the County Council faced off Tuesday over the failure of contract talks to produce pay raises.

September 09, 2014 12:30 pm Photos


Police union crosses swords with county over pay

CROWN POINT | Lake politicians could find their labor supporters have become angry protesters this fall if a dispute over county police lingers.

September 08, 2014 7:38 pm

New tax creates surplus for Lake budget makers

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.

September 04, 2014 7:00 pm

Jail has no shut-off valve for plumbing overruns

CROWN POINT | Lake officials have called the plumbers into the county jail, which is leaking red ink.

August 07, 2014 6:27 pm

County employees look for better pay day

CROWN POINT | Lake County government employees have watched their elected officials lavish tens of million this year on everyone but them.

July 12, 2014 8:20 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 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
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