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Crown Point proposes 2015 total budget of $23.3 million

CROWN POINT | A proposed 2015 budget totaling $23.3 million won initial approval Monday from the City Council.

16 hours ago
Kenosha development rush delivers benefits

Kenosha development rush delivers benefits

Bouncing basketballs, splashing water and the swoosh of blades on ice are the sounds of economic development in Kenosha County, Wis.

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Councilman suggests designating money for lake dredging

CEDAR LAKE | Councilman John Foreman is suggesting the town put aside a portion of its Lake County income tax revenues into a fund to dredge the lake.

September 14, 2014 6:00 pm

EYE ON THE PIE: Return sales tax to counties of origin

There are 17 legislative interim summer study commissions operating in Indiana. From these will come the blueprints for legislation in the next session.

September 13, 2014 8:05 pm
U.S. attorney discusses public corruption

U.S. attorney discusses public corruption

SCHERERVILLE | Members of the Lake County Advancement Committee got a behind the scenes look Friday into federal investigations targeting public corruption.  

September 12, 2014 7:30 pm

Home for the Holidays?

MERRILLVILLE | Even though half of the $90,000 still needs to be donated for the Veterans Build home, disabled American veteran Danna Carter and his two teenage sons will be in their new permanent, affordable residence by the holidays.

September 11, 2014 5:39 pm
Indiana’s first Veterans Build brings affordable home for American vet

Indiana’s first Veterans Build brings affordable home for American vet

MERRILLVILLE | Sunshine broke through the dark storm clouds Wednesday as dozens of supporters gathered on the grass of an undeveloped lot on Roosevelt Street to kick off Indiana’s first Veterans Build.

September 10, 2014 8:45 pm Photos


News Guide: Highlights of primary elections

News Guide: Highlights of primary elections

Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

September 09, 2014 9:48 pm Photos


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

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

Cities prepare for warm climate without saying so

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — With climate change still a political minefield across the nation despite the strong scientific consensus that it's happening, some community leaders have hit upon a way of preparing for the potentially severe local consequences without triggering explosions of part…

September 08, 2014 8:35 am
EDITORIAL: Help South Shore build future for NWI

EDITORIAL: Help South Shore build future for NWI

Hammond, East Chicago and Cedar Lake need to step up to the plate for funding the South Shore extension.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

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

Lake County officials ask, but may not receive budget wishes

CROWN POINT | Local government officials took advantage of the one day in the year when they can ask for salary increases, more employees and new office supplies and no one tells them no.

September 03, 2014 7:30 pm

EYE ON THE PIE: Taxing commuters a complex task

Lately, at least in Indianapolis, nice people have been making noises about taxing neighbors who do not live in Marion County but work there.

August 30, 2014 8:00 am

Ball hired as Winfield's first marshal

WINFIELD | The Town Council on Tuesday hired Daniel Ball, a former Munster and current Kouts police officer, as the town’s first marshal, concluding a years-long process to bring a dedicated police presence to the town.

August 26, 2014 8:31 pm

Winfield finalizes plans for 109th Avenue repaving project

WINFIELD | Plans are being finalized for a major resurfacing project set to start soon on 109th Avenue.

August 22, 2014 10:45 am

Cedar Lake won't pay for South Shore Rail extension

CEDAR LAKE | The Town Council has rejected the South Shore extension interlocal agreement.

August 20, 2014 9:30 pm
Hammond station crux issue in South Shore rail expansion

Hammond station crux issue in South Shore rail expansion

New maps of the proposed South Shore West Lake extension show five potential station sites along its 8-mile route, including an option for a Hammond gateway station deemed "essential" by Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.

August 20, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Whistling in the dark

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Munster approves funding interlocal agreement for South Shore extension

MUNSTER | The town is stepping up financially in its support for the South Shore Line extension.

August 15, 2014 6:45 pm

Contract awarded for St. John major road overhaul

ST. JOHN | Griffith-based Walsh & Kelly Inc. was awarded the contract for the nearly $5 million road overhaul of town streets, signaling what could be the start of work as soon as next week.

August 14, 2014 9:15 pm

Two bidders vie for 109th Avenue repaving project in Winfield

WINFIELD | Two bidders came within about $1,500 of each other for a nearly $1 million contract to repave 109th Avenue in Winfield.

August 12, 2014 7:59 pm

Valpo to borrow $15M to fund redevelopment projects

VALPARAISO | The City Council approved borrowing up to $15 million for the Redevelopment Commission to meet its upcoming obligations and have a cushion to lure a couple of prospects to the city in the near future.

August 11, 2014 8:01 pm
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