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Chiefs, politician clash over choice of E-911 vendors

CROWN POINT | Before Lake County can merge the emergency networks of its 17 municipalities, everyone has to agree on a vendor.

May 17, 2013 6:00 pm

Big-city problems don't scare big-city mayoral candidates

Big-city voters have nine days to choose among more than 130 candidates promising to steer Gary, Hammond and East Chicago through some of their darkest trials in recent memory.

April 24, 2011 12:00 am

Sign-up for May 3 primary is light

CROWN POINT | Voter registration drives have produced only a trickle of new voters as the final week approaches to sign up to cast a ballot in the May 3 primary.

March 28, 2011 12:45 pm

Death penalty juror choices may take months

CROWN POINT | Jury selection for the capital murder trial of a Gary man will begin in April, more than five months before the first evidence is presented.

March 18, 2011 5:00 pm

Lack of bond troubles Lake clerk, commissioners

CROWN POINT | Lake County Clerk Mike Brown said Monday that eight months after taking office he hasn't found a bond company to insure him as county officeholder nearly a year into office.

August 17, 2010 12:00 am

Dominguez survives challenge to his judicial candidacy

EAST CHICAGO | A challenge to knock Alex Dominguez off the May 4 ballot as a candidate for Lake Circuit Court judge has failed.

April 22, 2010 12:05 am

Dominguez endorses Ligon for Lake sheriff

CROWN POINT | Rich Ligon's campaign for Lake County sheriff won the endorsement Monday of outgoing Sheriff Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez.

April 12, 2010 12:45 pm

Problems dog Calumet Township assessor's office

GARY | State and Calumet Township officials are divided over how to add up local property values in time to send out the next tax bills.

December 26, 2009 12:05 am

Gary monitors seek comments, advice

GARY | A team of fiscal monitors who must help city officials balance their budget will hold a public meeting 6 p.m. Monday to gather input from Gary residents and others with an interest in the city's financial well being.

November 25, 2009 12:05 am

Lake treasurer extends taxpaying hours

CROWN POINT | The Lake County treasurer's offices will offer extended business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m today to accommodate last-minute taxpayers. The first installment of county tax bills is due today. The second and final installment is due Nov. 30.

October 28, 2009 9:15 pm

Lake County public health department shrinking

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Health Department has been busy coordinating delivery of swine flu vaccinations, inspecting hundreds of food outlets' sanitation measures and regularly investigating water pollution hazards.

October 18, 2009 12:00 am

Work-release inmate center ends its flu-related lockdown

CROWN POINT | Lake County Community Corrections officials have ended a lockdown at their work-release center here after determining that swine flu wasn't spreading through its inmate population.

October 15, 2009 12:00 am

Minor offenders' release urged

CROWN POINT | Lake County's municipal judges are endorsing a "book and release" policy that will drop incarceration of minor offenders to reduce the public cost of the county jail.

October 08, 2009 12:00 am

Lake officials told to cut 150 jobs

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members told fellow county officials Thursday to cut their payrolls by 15 percent, or the council will have to do it for them.

September 25, 2009 12:00 am
Gary lays off nearly 100

Gary lays off nearly 100

GARY | Mayor Rudy Clay laid off city employees Friday in the wake of a state mandate to trim City Hall's budget by $7 million.

June 13, 2009 12:00 am

Gary lays off near 100

GARY | Mayor Rudy Clay laid off city employees Friday in the wake of a state mandate to trim city hall's budget by $7 million.

June 12, 2009 12:00 am
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