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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

Lake Council starts the new math of 2014

CROWN POINT | Lake County's budget officials started playing with the numbers Wednesday as they confronted the challenges of managing government spending in the new era of a local income tax.

September 04, 2013 7:00 pm

Lake County officials ponder whether to borrow more again this year

CROWN POINT | This year, Lake County's budget-makers will have to struggle with prosperity.

September 03, 2013 12:04 am

EDITORIAL: Pence's openness to tackling Gary problem is refreshing

How often have we heard in the region that the rest of the state either has it in for Lake County or would just as soon ignore the county all together? Real or imagined, this perception is part of the famous chip we like to carry on our shoulder.

August 05, 2013 12:00 am

Income tax puts extra lead in pencils of Lake budget-makers

CROWN POINT | The newly enacted Lake County income tax gives county government officials a little extra green as they begin drawing up their 2014 spending plans.

July 31, 2013 1:30 pm

Federal inspectors gave Lake County Jail good marks, sheriff says

CROWN POINT | Federal inspectors gave Sheriff John Buncich credit for new improvements in health care for Lake County Jail inmates.

May 09, 2013 6:30 pm

1.5% income tax on Lake council's April agenda

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is preparing to take its first vote this month on adopting as much as a 1.5 percent personal income tax on residents and workers to bail local government out of either cutting services or increasing debt.

April 03, 2013 7:00 pm

Lowell E-911 merger may be near

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members may give the Town of Lowell a go-ahead Tuesday to merge its police department's emergency radio communications with the sheriff's.

March 07, 2013 2:34 pm

Lake County Jail is on good behavior, federal inspectors say

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Jail continues to improve medical and mental health services to inmates and work on remaining deficiencies.

January 22, 2013 3:23 pm

Lake County Council rings in new year with spending, income tax talk

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council started the new year by spending money it may not have and setting the stage for a possible new tax.

January 08, 2013 6:30 pm

Lake County officials blame financial troubles on municipal overspending

CROWN POINT | Lake officials insist it isn't their fault county government must borrow $15 million so it can spend beyond its means next year.

November 17, 2012 12:00 am

Lake County Council prepares to apply for $15.5 million loan

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members said they are prepared to take a final vote Tuesday on borrowing $15.5 million next year to meet anticipated spending on the county jail, its roads and drainage waterways, and other services.

November 08, 2012 7:45 pm

Lake officials say no to new taxes, yes to borrowing and cuts

CROWN POINT | A committee of Lake County Council members is recommending budget cuts and borrowing, but no local income tax.

September 20, 2012 5:48 pm

Federal inspectors expected at Lake County jail next month

CROWN POINT | Lake County Sheriff John Buncich will be receiving federal jail inspectors next month for their fall review of inmate health care and safety concerns.

September 13, 2012 2:00 pm

Lake council prepared to boost jail corrections staff

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is preparing to hire 18 more jail corrections officers in January to satisfy U.S. Department of Justice demands for tighter inmate safety.

September 06, 2012 6:45 pm

Lake council talks tough to cities and towns

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members are leaning on town and city officials to help with a looming $20 million deficit.

September 04, 2012 5:17 pm

Munster man sentenced to 4 years in counterfeit credit card scheme

A 22-year-old Munster man was sentenced Friday to serve four years in prison for his role in an online identity theft operation that sold counterfeit credit cards encoded with stolen account information.

August 15, 2012 9:00 pm

Lake County to pay $7.2 million to jail inmates in settlement

HAMMOND | Lake County has agreed to pay $7.2 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by inmates who complained about jail conditions, court records show.

August 14, 2012 9:30 pm

MARK KIESLING: Warden resigns, sheriff says the matter is closed

Lake County Jail Warden Jeff Kumorek resigned late Wednesday following allegations of improper behavior.

March 15, 2012 11:15 pm

Council wrangles over whether or not to accept COPS grant

PORTAGE | No one disagrees that it would be nice to add three officers to the Portage Police Department roster.

January 08, 2012 12:00 am
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