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Tom Dabertin

Local housing officials cry foul over lack of state tax credits

Three affordable housing projects in Gary, East Chicago and Hammond missed the mark by a few points to receive tax credits, and local housing officials believe they're being ignored by state officials.

April 13, 2014 6:45 pm

Lake County commissioners pay vendors, consultants

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners on Tuesday awarded $2.6 million in consultant contracts and supplies.

February 19, 2014 8:30 pm

Hobart council gives initial OK to E-911 plan

HOBART | The Hobart City Council on Wednesday gave an initial OK to the E-911 consolidation agreement after extensive discussion, much of it negative.

December 18, 2013 10:45 pm

Crown Point, Lake Station mayors provide backup for E-911 merger

The Crown Point and and Lake Station mayors are joining the call to merge E-911 services into a single Lake County network.

November 27, 2013 4:25 pm

County to E-911 skeptics: Take this call

ST. JOHN | Lake County officials say they have dumped their entire sugar canister into the latest E-911 proposed interlocal agreement to overcome city and town officials skeptical about the public cost of merging their police and fire communications into one network.

November 07, 2013 7:00 pm

Lake County officials put E-911 consolidation calls on hold

CROWN POINT | A consolidated Lake County E-911 network promises state-of-the-art radio equipment allowing instantaneous communication among the county's different public safety agencies.

September 28, 2013 11:15 pm

St. John draws the line for E-911 at two networks

ST. JOHN | Town officials who are tired of delays and wary of the proposed cost of a consolidated E-911 service want to split the county into two service areas comprising the busiest cities and towns and the more quiet suburbs.

September 04, 2013 2:51 pm

Communities learn cost of E-911 merger

CROWN POINT | Lake County's cities and towns will have to ante up more than $6.6 million annually to operate a consolidated E-911 service, county officials confirmed Wednesday.

August 21, 2013 4:02 pm

EDITORIAL: Lake County must act on IU report's advice

Lake County officials got good advice last week from an Indiana University expert in public finance. Now it's time to act on it.

August 21, 2013 12:05 am
Pierogi Fest transforms downtown Whiting in a day

Pierogi Fest transforms downtown Whiting in a day

WHITING | When 119th Street in downtown Whiting closes the morning before the infamous Pierogi Fest begins, it's a rush to get the entire festival set up in 24 hours.

July 25, 2013 10:08 pm Video Photos


New director expected to make E-911 finally connect

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials finally hired a full-time E-911 consolidation director, dispelling five years of indecision, disagreement and outright obstruction to a countywide merger.

July 07, 2013 10:15 pm
Police, fire chiefs call on Quad Cities official to dial up E-911 consolidation

Police, fire chiefs call on Quad Cities official to dial up E-911 consolidation

St. JOHN | Lake County police and fire chiefs are recommending a man with experience at guiding three previous E-911 consolidations take the helm of this county's emergency communications merger.

May 30, 2013 8:15 pm Photos




Operator please: Public safety officials hope to tab next E-911 director

SCHERERVILLE | Lake County police and fire chiefs will make their call Thursday morning on who they would like to be the next director of the county's E-911 consolidation effort.

May 28, 2013 6:02 pm

McDermott's new chief of staff to make $94,000

HAMMOND | Mark McLaughlin will earn a $94,000 salary in his new role as chief of staff for Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am

County government jobs desireable, tough to get

County government jobs in Northwest Indiana look attractive, if you can get one.

March 30, 2013 10:33 pm

Hammond City Council to weigh regulations for drop boxes

HAMMOND | The City Council is expected to take a final vote Monday on a proposal to regulate donation boxes.

December 15, 2012 9:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: The greatest gift a parent can receive

GUEST COMMENTARY: The greatest gift a parent can receive

While taking a walk with the dog the other day, I recalled a somewhat obscure conversation I had with my mother about 25 years ago.

December 11, 2012 12:00 am

August is high-anxiety month for Lake County government

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Government Center could be an uneasy workplace for those employees traveling to U.S. District Court in Hammond in the coming days to give evidence about their fellow employees in open court or in the grand jury room.

August 12, 2012 9:00 pm
Some mayors rely on chiefs of staff, others do without

Some mayors rely on chiefs of staff, others do without

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's administration has a prominent vacancy.

July 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos


Pierogi Fest comes to Whiting this weekend

Pierogi Fest comes to Whiting this weekend

WHITING | Pierogi Fest, an annual nod to the city's Eastern European heritage, began with a 100-foot stretch of downtown with one booth selling its namesake dumpling.

July 25, 2012 9:00 am Related
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