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HOBART | Talk of ethics in local government brought out a crowd of a couple hundred Thursday morning to a public policy breakfast at Avalon Manor.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council narrowly voted to borrow $20 million to launch a consolidated E-911 service despite concerns about the cost.
CROWN POINT | After five years of talking about consolidating Lake County's police and fire communications centers, it's time for local leaders to decide whether to put their money behind it.
CROWN POINT | Heroin users can choose their poison.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has a message for any communities that still haven't joined the consolidated E-911 network: Time's up.
CROWN POINT | Police are investigating the cause of a weekend traffic crash that left a Crown Point man dead and a Crown Point woman uninjured.
HAMMOND | Police Chief Brian Miller will retire next month with the gratitude of the man who hired him a decade ago.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are preparing an unprecedented spending and construction blitz to build a countywide E-911 network in the next 10 months.
MUNSTER | The town's Democratic precinct organization has endorsed Lake County Clerk Mike A. Brown's re-election bid.
GARY | Lake County lawyers may now apply to fill a vacancy in the Lake Superior Court, Civil Division.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are calling all police and fire dispatchers to join the new E-911 service.
MUNSTER | The town's Democratic precinct committeemen are endorsing most but not all federal, state, Lake County and North Township incumbent officials for re-election this spring.
GARY | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin said Wednesday neither she nor her son were campaigning on public time last week when spotted at her downtown election headquarters.
ST. JOHN | Cedar Lake, Highland, St. John and Schererville town officials threw their worst fears and doubts at Lake County officials trying to meld their police and fire dispatch centers into a single county service.
CROWN POINT | Lake County elections officials removed four candidates from the May 6 primary and turned back challenges to three others.
EAST CHICAGO | The man who has directed East Chicago's emergency management agency and Lake County's board of E-911 consolidation advisers is stepping down.
HAMMOND | Northwest Indiana schools will be sending more than 35 teams of young chess players to next month's state tournament.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials have released a report detailing why they chose Motorola Solutions, of Schaumburg, to provide $13 million in E-911 radio gear even though it wasn't the lowest apparent bidder.
GARY | An 8-year-old Calumet Township boy disappears and is found tortured and strangled, leaving police with a suspect they cannot arrest and an unsolved case that frustrated them for decades.
ST. JOHN | Dogs in the market for new homes and dog lovers crowded Saturday afternoon into Alsip Home and Nursery's pet section.
HAMMOND | Students were executing pins, attacks, leaps, decoys, captures and sacrifices so quietly Saturday, the only sound you could hear were the clicks of chess pieces on boards all over Morton High School.
VALPARAISO | A driver is dead and his passenger severely injured after a car skidded off an icy stretch of Joliet Road early Saturday and into a tree.
HAMMOND | The city's Democratic precinct organization has endorsed all incumbents seeking re-election for federal and local offices.
CROWN POINT | Jesus L. Ortiz Jr. will remain on the May 6 Democratic primary ballot as a qualified candidate for Lake County assessor.
CROWN POINT | The case of a Hammond man accused of murdering his 10-year-old is no closer to resolution.
CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners on Tuesday awarded $2.6 million in consultant contracts and supplies.
CROWN POINT | A consultant has recommended Lake County officials deny a drainage permit for the proposed Singleton Stone quarry, but county officials aren't yet ready to act on that advice.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioners voted Wednesday to borrow up to $21 million to build an E-911 countywide network and to give most of it to Motorola Solutions Inc. of Schaumburg.
CROWN POINT | The odds of appearing atop the heap of candidates for the May 6 primary were nearly even for both public officials seeking re-election and their challengers.
HOBART | Former U.S. Rep. Lee H. Hamilton will be the keynote speaker at this year's Ethics in Government breakfast next month.
CROWN POINT | A Schererville man wants a St. John Township official tossed off the May 6 ballot because she hasn't taken a traditional married name.
Lake County Clerk Mike Brown, second from left, is one of five election board members drawing names out of a jar to determine ballot position in the May 6 primary.
CROWN POINT | The popularity of early voting has prompted Lake County election officials to open more suburban polling places.
CROWN POINT | The Calumet Township trustee is facing a new attack from within her own administration.
NEW CHICAGO | The town's water department has continued trying to break the ice that has stopped water service to at least three homes in New Chicago and Lake Station.
CROWN POINT | Gary police identified a 23-year-old Chicago man as the suspect who shot four victims Wednesday night in an unlicensed bar and gambling house doubling as a social club.
LAKE STATION | Two local residents finally have running water in their homes nearly a week after frozen utility pipes left them high and dry.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are debating whether four suburban communities that haven't joined the consolidated E-911 network need more time — or more pressure.
NEW CHICAGO | The town is working to free up frozen water mains that have stopped water service to a number of homes in New Chicago and Lake Station.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council shoveled $137,000 of overtime pay over to the Lake County Highway Department on Tuesday to compensate the staff for long hours removing snow.
CROWN POINT | The 2014 Lake County spring primary became a little less crowded Monday after two potential Democratic candidates pulled their names from the ballot.
CROWN POINT | There are lovers and fighters in Lake County's spring primary.
CROWN POINT | The crowd outside the Lake County elections board has been larger, but for those who attended the closing of the candidate filing period, the thrill was still there.
CROWN POINT | It could cost taxpayers up to $19 million to equip Lake County's public safety personnel with state-of-the art communications gear.
Schererville Town Councilman Tom Schmitt, left, joins the crowd waiting to spot last-minute candidates filing for the spring primary.
CROWN POINT | Lake Juvenile Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak has the "help wanted" sign out for a qualified registered nurse who will work for $36,580 a year.
CROWN POINT | Randy Palmateer asked Lake County officials Wednesday to rate his first year as their representative on the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.
CROWN POINT | If this winter's snow and cold hasn't gotten you down yet, just wait until you get the bill.
CROWN POINT | The rush to file as candidates for the May 6 primary continued Thursday.
CROWN POINT | Candidate filing has increased this week as the deadline for getting on the spring primary ballot approaches.
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