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Lake sheriff hopes improvements will reduce federal oversight

Lake sheriff hopes improvements will reduce federal oversight

CROWN POINT | Lake County has taken a major step toward meeting federal inmate health care standards.

December 20, 2013 9:15 pm Photos


Lake County pulls a balanced budget out of its hat

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council dipped into its health insurance fund Monday to cure a potential $3.5 million budget deficit.

September 16, 2013 6:17 pm

Lake Commissioners award jail contract

CROWN POINT | Lake County's Board of Commissioners awarded a $35,875 contract Wednesday to build a mental health treatment area within the Lake County Jail.

September 04, 2013 1:25 pm
MARC CHASE: Government's veil of secrecy threatens all of us

MARC CHASE: Government's veil of secrecy threatens all of us

Have you felt the weightlessness in the past couple of weeks? It's the rapid descent of some of our most basic constitutional rights at both the federal and state levels of government.

May 23, 2013 12:00 am

Lake County Council OKs $15M loan

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council voted reluctantly Tuesday to borrow $15 million to pay for improvements for its county jail, highways, drainage waterways and other services in the face of declining property tax revenues.

November 13, 2012 4:30 pm

Lake County budget adviser recommends borrowing more

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials might need a $20 million loan to meet their ever-rising spending plans.

August 28, 2012 6:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Lake County Council is ignoring fiscal realities

The Lake County Council could use some serious financial counseling. The council is considering a loan to cover an anticipated $15 million hole in its budget next year.

August 15, 2012 12:00 am

Lake County Jail 'deficiencies' ripped

The Lake County Jail continues to lack adequate inmate services and leadership within its medical programs, according to a federal report released this week.

August 06, 2011 9:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: May fourth felonious governor be the final one

So Rod Blagojevich is one corrupt cat who does not own nine lives, after all.

July 02, 2011 12:00 am

Visclosky files for 2012 race

Fresh off his fall win, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky has filed paperwork to possibly run again for the seat he's held for nearly three decades.

January 29, 2011 12:00 am

Lake County Commissioners hire more than 60 contractors for 2011

CROWN POINT | Merrillville lawyer John Bushemi got his $115,000 consulting contract Wednesday to be the legal adviser to the incoming Lake County sheriff.

December 16, 2010 12:00 am
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