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CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is prepared to vote Tuesday on whether to approve the agreement merging 17 police and fire dispatch centers.
John J. Burke is being remembered as one of the go-to trial lawyers who won some of the biggest criminal cases for the Lake County prosecutor's office for several decades.
CROWN POINT | Gregory Sanchez is taking over as interim Lake County surveyor in the wake of his boss, George Van Til, resigning and pleading guilty to public corruption.
CROWN POINT | Like many this Christmas, Lake officials want the latest electronics, in this case $36.2 million in public safety communications hardware for its new consolidated E-911 services.
CEDAR LAKE | It was the news Dolores Pittman had been waiting to hear after anxious months of facing eviction because of a tax sale blunder.
GARY | Lake County will reopen a courtroom in Gary next month, said Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Lake Superior Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til issued a public apology Tuesday in the wake of his decision to plead guilty to public corruption charges Thursday.
ST. JOHN | Town officials in St. John are reportedly dropping opposition to the financial arrangements to create an all-in-one Lake County E-911 consolidation.
Whiting Mayor Joseph Stahura and Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor said Monday they are preparing to join the county E-911 consolidation.
HAMMOND | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til has agreed to plead guilty to using his office's employees and resources to get re-elected.
CROWN POINT | The wait is over for new homeowners seeking homestead and mortgage deductions, Lake County Auditor Peggy Katona said.
GARY | Police were investigating a homicide Friday afternoon at a home in the city's Glen Park section.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Auditor's Department office is reaching out one last time to thousands of homeowners about to lose a valuable property tax deduction.
The Crown Point and and Lake Station mayors are joining the call to merge E-911 services into a single Lake County network.
CROWN POINT | Frustrated with long lines at the voting machine? Can't find your polling place? Tired of having to fill out provisional ballots?
CROWN POINT | A Republican activist wants Lake County election officials to look into Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.'s payments of campaign funds to his wife and friends.
EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland became the second mayor in two days to endorse the Lake County E-911 consolidation.
CROWN POINT | Professionals seeking to keep their lucrative business connections asked Lake County officials Tuesday to recall the good times they've had together.
CROWN POINT | Five businesses made their sales pitch Monday to Lake County officials for heating, ventilation and air conditioning services to county government buildings, but only one had its finger on the power switch.
HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is about to become the first municipal official to join the Lake County E-911 consolidation.
CROWN POINT | The state has found a new way to crack down on unscrupulous attempts to register dead or fictitious voters.
HAMMOND | The parents of 13-year-old Joshua Spencer cannot accept the official judgment that he was at fault in the Sept. 1 accident that took his life.
HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott engaged South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority President Speros Batistatos Friday in a verbal dogfight over moving the air show out of Lake County.
Police say local jails are preparing Thanksgiving dinners for drunken drivers celebrating Blackout Wednesday.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioners Wednesday distributed a $1.2 million-dollar cornucopia of consultant and vendor contracts a week before Thanksgiving Day.
CEDAR LAKE | A 67-year-old blind woman whose home was mistakenly sold out from under her in a Lake County tax sale has found temporary shelter thanks to a public outpouring to help her.
CROWN POINT | The possibility of a proposed south Lake County quarry has broken to the surface after being buried in court for several years.
ST. JOHN | Town officials met Wednesday with Lake County leaders trying to coax St. John into joining a countywide merger of E-911 emergency communications network.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council formally abandoned a policy meant to discourage politically motivated firings, but never used.
CROWN POINT | Lake Councilwoman Christine Cid wishes someone would give her an electoral positioning system to navigate the Illiana Expressway debate.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky believes the new Lake County local income tax could finally be the fuel needed to expand the South Shore commuter service.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County treasurer's office will be open Monday and have extended hours Tuesday, the final day property taxes can be paid on time.
GARY | The staff at the Catholic Diocese of Gary recently got together and gave their boss an iPad for his birthday Saturday.
ST. JOHN | Lake County officials say they have dumped their entire sugar canister into the latest E-911 proposed interlocal agreement to overcome city and town officials skeptical about the public cost of merging their police and fire communications into one network.
CROWN POINT | Councilman David Hamm said Thursday the county has reached a tentative labor agreement with the Lake County Jail corrections officers.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioners will temporarily maintain their climate-control contract with an out-of-state company while looking for cheaper vendors.
SCHERERVILLE | Schererville Town Councilman Michael Troxell announced Tuesday he will be a candidate next year for Lake County assessor.
GARY | The office of Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin has launched a redesigned website to assist the public.
CROWN POINT | Sixty-nine veterans of the armed forces will step out of the ranks of Lake County government to be recognized in a special ceremony.
CROWN POINT | Jolie Covaciu became Lake County's first female county assessor Friday evening.
Jolie Covaciu becomes the first female Lake County assessor.
The first Lake County Republican countywide caucus in decades elected Jolie Covaciu the first female county assessor in Lake history.
A Lowell-area man suspected in the local death of his parents last month must first face justice in Minnesota, authorities there said.
CEDAR LAKE | A local resident has set up a bank account to receive donations for a blind Cedar Lake woman facing eviction from her home.
CEDAR LAKE | The Center Township trustee is investigating whether his office can offer housing to a blind Cedar Lake woman expected to be evicted from her home of 54 years.
CROWN POINT | Two women hoping to be named Lake County assessor Friday by Republican precinct committeemen have had dalliances over the years with the opposing party.
CEDAR LAKE | The upcoming holidays may bring only homelessness to Dolores Pittman.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County treasurer's office will be open Veterans Day and have extended hours Nov. 12, the final day property taxes can be paid on time.
CROWN POINT | Two south county women are competing to become the first female Lake County assessor.
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