Calumet Township Assessor Jacquelyn Y. Collins said Gary's misfortunes have attracted real estate speculators who she said are attempting to manipulate property values for their own gain and, as a result, are wreaking havoc with assessing property values for the purpose of taxation.
The Lake County solid waste district terminated the contract of its longtime executive director Wednesday amid accusations he misled board members about a $751.14 designer purse and accessories given to a female subordinate.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials on Tuesday awarded the first of three contracts to link 54 homes outside of city limits into the municipal sewer system.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council agreed Tuesday to provide eight suburban and rural fire and emergency medical service providers a share of the county's public safety income tax revenue.
WINFIELD TOWNSHIP | Paulette Skinner was the apparent winner Tuesday in the race for the Republican nomination for Winfield Township trustee.
It's clear the Lake County GOP needs some serious counseling for an acute case of split personality disorder.
Lake County needs a strong two-party system, but the infighting in the Lake County Republican Party isn't helping.
Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin, a north Lake County Democrat, isn't the only region official opening herself to scrutiny by creating a perception of using taxpayer resources for personal benefit.
PORTAGE │ Opponents of the proposed Illiana Expressway voiced their concerns to the Transportation Policy Committee of the Northwestern Regional Planning Commission at a meeting Tuesday.
Northwest Indiana's public libraries have been anything but quiet in recent years.
WINFIELD TOWNSHIP | The Lakes of the Four Season Clubhouse will be closed for an undetermined amount of time after a man drove a van in reverse into the building on Sunday, authorities said.
WINFIELD TOWNSHIP | The clubhouse at the Lakes of the Four Seasons was damaged Sunday after a man accidentally drove his car in reverse into the building, officials said.
WINFIELD TOWNSHIP | An 86-year-old man died after being involved in a vehicle crash Sunday afternoon at 13100 Montgomery Street, police said.
WINFIELD TOWNSHIP | A fire damaged a house at 12707 Gibson St. on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
WINFIELD | Town and Winfield Township officials understand the Lakes of the Four Seasons Fire Force needs additional funds, but they haven't decided how it will be provided to the fire service.
WINFIELD | Establishing a fire territory to fund the Lakes of the Four Seasons Fire Force could be the department's best option to overcome financial struggles, Fire Chief Graham Federico said.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council made its review of about 60 government budgets for 2012 relatively quick and easy.
Lake County's 11 townships are working together to reform and streamline their operations in the face of continued pressure from Gov. Mitch Daniels and some legislators to abolish townships in Indiana.
WINFIELD TOWNSHIP | A 3-year-old girl drowned in a residential pool Sunday night in the 8600 block of East 123rd Place in the Stoney Run subdivision, according to the Lake County coroner's office.
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